I got my house wired for Ethernet today. Yay! I now have a direct wired connection between both PCs, my Xbox, and my PlayStation, which should give me vastly better performance than I was getting over wireless, and allow me to stream high-def stuff like a real nerd. I've been wanting to get this done for a year now and finally got around to having someone over. The original estimates I got were all around $400 and this guy only charged $115, which seemed like a deal. If only I'd just paid him from the start, I wouldn't have drilled a hole through the wall into my stairwell, which would have made the $115 an absolute steal, since now my next step is to go buy a bunch of drywall repair materials.
Now I've got two ten-foot strands of CAT-6 Ethernet cable—raw, without the ends. My current plans are to keep these around for several years until I lose them because I can't bear to throw things away. It's in my blood.