(Yes, I color coded the presents. There is a specific order that they need to be opened in.)
Today I got a couple of me-presents: a new microphone boom pole made of Carbon Fiber, and a shipment of cold-cathode fluorescent lights which I am converting to run from 12V battery power. These are for shooting things like car interiors and location close-ups where line power isn't available.
My first attempt at conversion is working handily. And I got enough of them for some nice versatility.