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According to the Chinese calendar at the local pan-Asian restaurant, 2012 is The Year of The Dragon. Patrick and I took this as an omen that 2012 is going to bring some fire-breathing, scaly-winged, wonderful-ness!

According to a commercial I recently saw, January 1st is also the time to champagne toast another beast–the Sasquatch, or Squatch, as we believers say (I’m not really a believer).

“I do think there’s a Squatch in these woods!” <tink!>I’ll toast to that!

Whether you are just happy 2011 is over, celebrating the start of Squatch hunting on Animal Planet, or as excited about the year of the dragon as we are, we wish everyone a fantastic New Year!

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"Wait, you want me to do what now?"

As Gilly revealed in her most recent post, we are mega-nerds. And we mega-nerds have a new obsession: the video game Skyrim.

Like virtual-world crack addicts, we just can’t stop playing the game, thinking about the game, and oh yes, dreaming about the game. How awesome is Skyrim? Let me count the ways:

1- Gilly and I have been alternating turns with the game, but we’ve had two entirely different game experiences. She’s traveled to parts of this enormous virtual fantasy world that I haven’t come close to stumbling upon, and vice versa. She plays stylish and sneaky, avoiding combat whenever necessary; I, on the other hand, barrel headlong into the middle of the action looking for a fight. Interestingly enough, each of our characters is the opposite of our natural dispositions.

2- Werewolves. As in, I became one.

3- There’s a raving lunatic on a town street corner who sounds EXACTLY like an extra from the Roman market square in Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

4- Kettles. An essential part of a thief’s repertoire. (This one is for you, Gilly.)

Yes, the giants have pet mammoths.

5- When a giant hits you with its club, you get launched into orbit hundreds of feet into the air. We empathize, golf balls, we empathize.

6- The soundtrack. Hoo!

7- On the way home from work, Gilly called me to say, “I’ve got an arrow. In my EYE!”

8- You can have a pet dog. That’s cool. Just don’t lose it. (Or else you will be very sad.)

9- I got lost in a snowstorm. It was just like Halloweenter all over again.

10- Did I mention there were dragons? Enormous, flying, earth-shaking, flame-breathing, nightmare-inducing dragons?

If this is our last video-gaming hurrah before parenthood, I say thank you, Bethesda, for helping to make the fantasy world I imagined as a fourteen-year-old, Dungeons & Dragons-playing nerd boy come true – the one, that is, in which I am married to a beautiful girl who loves video games. (Plus, thanks for making Skyrim – it’s pretty awesome too.)

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