I'm posting that so you guys can see what it's like in my office, where I do all this LiveJournaling.
As you can see, I'm about 10 years old. :)
There aren't a lot of good pictures of my office, but I'm hoping that this might help you guys place me as I type. After all, it was a hell of a lot of fun to try to place you all.
Tina and I had Christmas last night. The thing that "sparkles, roars, and jingles" that I mentioned? A beautiful saphire bracelet, a velociraptor model, and a pair of jingle bells that are designed to fit on her wrists.
She loved them all.
And me? I got the best present I could have possibly hoped for. In fact, I didn't dare hope, in the event that somehow 12 months of hinting, pointing, and practically begging had been in vain. After all, occasionally all subtlty is lost on women (isn't that an ironic statement?).
Well, you can kind of see it to the right. It's a beautiful oak tree casting from a 19th century altar. I find the piece absolutely beautiful, and I've always wanted it for my altar. Now I have it, and I love it.
Interestingly, the piece has a sibling. The oak in that panel has flowers, though, not acorns, alluding to a bit of (now rare to hear) Christian myth that the oak tree will burst into flower when the Messiah comes.
All that's left is for me to finish painting my room, and I can finally finish my altar. This piece will form the center, and all things will be around it. It's about 8 1/4 in. wide, and 29 1/4 in. tall. It'll fit perfectly. Actually, the altar has already been designed for it. It was simply awaiting the final piece.
Sometimes I think Tina has trouble figuring me out. Then she goes and finds the perfect gift, and I realize she's really just playing with me.
I love her.