It being my birthday, I've acquired a number of new things recently, and I thought I would give a brief review to some of them.
Just to torture me, bateleur got me a subscription to Magic: the Gathering Online.
I've currently got somewhat mixed opinions on this. The software and servers themselves are great, and work really well. However, I found playing against random people somewhat unsatisfying. I think it may be mainly that I prefer a slower pace of play than many others.
On the other hand, I do look forward to playing bateleur and other friends in casual games, and have hopes that this should be a lot of fun.
Tommy provided a remote control car at the party. This is really fast, and a lot of fun. It works equally well upside down. The only drawback is that the rechargable batteries only last a few minutes, but this is to be expected considering how much force the wheels generate.
Nintendo wavebird controller
They are radio controllers for the Nintendo Gamecube, and rock as much as Al said they did. It is refreshing to find a piece of technology that really Just Works (TM).
I've just received the first two DVDs of "Revolutionary Girl Utena", which condign has been raving about.
It does look like a very odd show, but I'm not going to watch them until I show them at one of my Sunday evening anime nights.