Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. Up here, the days turn brisk and snow falls and everything is lovely. There are snowball fights and icicles. Even better though are the days and nights curled up on the couch, watching geeky movies to my heart’s content and reading comic books while sipping a cup of hot chocolate. This year, my wish list is geared a bit more towards my kids with a bit of me and a bit of business thrown in.
1. Atari Flashback 4 – This topped my kids’ wishlist for this year. They’re excited to see the “terrible” graphics and to check out some of the games that their mom grew up with. As for me, I think it’s fun to share these things with them as I raise up another generation of geeks. (Retails for about $50)
2. Write or Wrong – Back in April, I got to meet Dirk Manning. Not only is he super awesome, but he has a brand new book on the market. It’s filled with 5 years of his column that he writes for Newsarama. If you’re at all interested in the comic book industry, how to create comics or how to get them published, well, how can you resist adding this to your wish list? (Retail price: $17)
3. Phineas & Ferb Holiday Favorites – Betcha think this one is for the kids, right? Well, only kind of. We are huge fans of Phineas & Ferb in this house and what better than some of the amazingly fun songs that we’ve heard on the show? As a sometimes dj, music always appeals to me. (Retail price: $7)
4. Sonic Screwdriver Pen – Ok, little known fact. I love office supplies. Yes, it’s true. Okay Okay, it might not be much of a secret. I have a minor obsession with post it notes and sharpies. I also love pens..lots of pens…and this pen is a Doctor Who pen?!? Gah! Seriously, how cool is this? (Retail price: $29.99)
5. 3Tb External Hard Drive – This one? Totally for me. With the number of comic books and write ups that we’re handling these days, I am badly in need of an external desktop hard drive for backup purposes. What I love about the larger drives is that they give me some room to grow, which is pretty much mandatory for a site such as ours, not to mention photographs and music and all of those day to day files that I’d “die” without. (Retail price: $150-200)