It was the Video Game Christmas for you pal Mej. Starting with the DS, it all just fell into place from there. I was chatting with Mickey and his friend that night about how I wanted to get The Urbz for it and bam! Mickey's friend gave me The Urbz. I was talking to Gamer the next day about how I was excited that I will be able to play Mario 64 on my new DS, and bang! Gamer gave me Mario 64 for Christmas.
And from the never-cease-to-amaze department, after playing Sims 2 at ao and mac's house, Mickey and I decided that my email-reading machine was not sufficient for our gaming needs and if he paid for the necessary video card for his more game-oriented computer and I bought Sims 2, we'd start using his in my apartment.
Cut to a few weeks later, Christmas morning: presents are spread about, and it is my turn to open. I casually reach for a box from my mom and she nonchalantly says I can open it then. Tear off the paper to find Sims 2 and proceed to gasp in shock and delight, shrieking with glee. My mom, sitting on the couch beaming with pride, reaches into her purse and pulls out a review from the Raleigh News and Observer and says "I want you to know I picked this out all by myself. I read this in the paper and thought this game would be right up your alley. You always liked that Sim City game." I did indeed, mom. Slam Dunkeroo.