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Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on December 25, 2004, 17:34:
 
I got a sweater. I was hoping for a moaner or a screamer though* [Frown]


*Same joke I tell every year around this time.
 
Posted by magefile (Member # 2918) on December 25, 2004, 17:54:
 
The nerdy stuff: a new mobo, an iTunes card and the Illuminatus trilogy.
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on December 25, 2004, 18:30:
 
I got an acoustic guitar as I said in the other thread.
Some clothes.
NHL 2K5 for PS2.
Car brush (this was badly needed.)
Toronto Maple Leafs 2005 calendar (sweet.)
Seat covers for my new car. (sexy sexy.)

What I gave:

I got my girlfriend a talking edna doll from the incredibles. She loves that stupid thing. I also got her an X-box game she wanted (outlaw golf.)
I got my sister the 4 dvds she wanted (spiderman 1 & 2, the bourne supremacy, and the butterfly effect) as well as a 21" monitor.
I got my parents a 21" monitor aswell, and an upgrade (badly needed) for their computer.
I got my gf's son some spiderman toys.

All in all it was a pretty good Christmas. I'm a pansy who's kind of sad to be away from his gf, but we're with our respective families, and I'll be picking her up again on the 29th. In the meantime, I can get a little R&R from my job and life's insanity.
 
Posted by Mac D (Member # 2926) on December 25, 2004, 19:10:
 
I got clothes and a gift card to Target....... Thats about it. I'm going to use the gift card to get an iTunes card lol. But any who, I'm off to the casino to win lots of money.
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on December 25, 2004, 19:35:
 
* my hotel rooms paid for on the family trip to Scotland next summer (Dadthine)
* pretty candles (Dadthine)
* another bike light (Momthine)
* pen and notebook (Momthine)
* A Cuisanart (Momthine)
* earrings (Dadthine)
* duct tape (Momthine)
* $20 (Grandpathine)
* a pretty painting (Littlestsisthine)
* a t-shirt (Brothine)
* a portable CD/MP3 player (Sisthine and Brothine)
* liner socks (SOthine)
* book about Scotland (Dadthine)
* Aaron Copland CD (Momthine and Dadthine)
* Tupperware (Momthine)
* board game, to be shared by Family Xanthine (Auntthine 2)

Momthine also gave Brothine a waffle iron. [Big Grin]

I gave Littlestsisthine ROTK:EE and skateboard wheels. I gave SOthine a neck gaiter. I gave Momthine a shoulder bag and a framed picture of a riboswitch (don't ask). I gave Dadthine a Swiss Army knife and a guinea pig stamp. I gave Sisthine Cookie's Fortune, a pretty mug, and a Nerf assault weapon. I gave Brothine some Legos (sounds lame but I gave him a softshell jacket for his birthday). I gave Auntthine 1 a booklight. I gave Cousinthine a book whose title I no longer remember. I have no idea as of yet what Auntthine 1 and Cousinthine have given me. Hopefully a book.
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on December 25, 2004, 20:06:
 
I got a trip to the spa from Josh, earrings, money, and hand lotion from mom and pop-in-law, towels & bathroom stuff from my brother in-law, and lots of cards. We're off to see my family in Michigan now, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to be getting ROTK:EE from them. [Big Grin] And I'll get to see some little kids I've really missed. [Happytears]
 
Posted by Spiderman (Member # 1609) on December 25, 2004, 21:04:
 
I got:


I gave:
I had very little time to shop this year and so decided to get it all done in almost 1 purchase...(couple other little things, but man the first item on the list sure simplified my gift selection process [Wink] )


 
Posted by Bibo (Member # 1959) on December 25, 2004, 23:53:
 
My dad shopped off my Amazon wish list and picked out Invader Zim & Happy Tree Friends DVDs, he has no clue as to what they are. Lots of cash this year for the most part, family knew we could use it more for food, rent, bills etc...

Our (my wife and I) gift to most of our family members was a new portrait that we have been getting bugged to get done for some time now.

Oh and I finally got a full time job after being laid off 2.5 years ago! I start 01/03/2005 [Big Grin] But I also found out the week I accepted the job that Apple is opening a retail store 2 miles from my home. I applied for the Genius position.
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on December 26, 2004, 03:21:
 
Cap'n Vic and the rest of the bunch. TheMoMan got his first NEW 2 Meter rig for the Truck from ToMoWoman, TheMoWoman got a high end Digital Camera for taking pictures of the Grand kids, she now says that she wants one of those dedicated photo print printers, sheesh!
 
Posted by CommanderShroom (Member # 2097) on December 26, 2004, 06:03:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bibo:
Oh and I finally got a full time job after being laid off 2.5 years ago! I start 01/03/2005 [Big Grin]

[thumbsup] [thumbsup] Congrats Bibo. Hope you enjoy it there. If not, hope you get that genius position. [Wink]

Since I don't really celebrate X-mas personally, I just ended up with some shirts and a couple of gift certificates to *shudder* Wal-Mart. The kids made bank though, as did the wife.

Kids highlights:
A new TV, A Nintendo SP, A leapster ( to avoid fights over the Nintendo), A bunch of games for both SP and Leapster, and DVD's.

The wife:
A down comforter and a duvet (don't want to think about the cost), Kitchen goodis(since I do most of the cooking, I guess that is more a gift to me, eh?), Clothes and of course gift certificates.
 
Posted by Stibbons (Member # 2515) on December 26, 2004, 07:15:
 
Highlights include my new baseball bat, a nice pair of wireless headphones (obligatory geek toy), and Monkey Dust Series One DVD [thumbsup]
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on December 26, 2004, 07:51:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Spiderman:

[*]Super Mario Party 6 for Gamecube - My little brother

addictive.
as.
hell.
 
Posted by supergoo (Member # 2280) on December 26, 2004, 09:27:
 
I got a few articles of clothing and a packet of practice quiz bowl questions [Geek]

I got my brother Splinter cell, only to find out that he already has it >.<

And I got my dad this little guy [Big Grin] (he's a gastroenterologist).

But best of all, the BF gave me an NES emulator with every NES game imaginable on it... [Eek!] I've been playing this thing for hours.
 
Posted by skylar (Member # 1422) on December 26, 2004, 09:32:
 
Highlights from my present list include...

A pair of furry white ear-muffs with a pink button attached to them, saying 'floozy' (my best friend thinks I am one [Big Grin] ).

Michael Palin's 'Himalaya', the complete series on DVD.

A framed black and white still from 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'.

Lots of clothing... including a turquoise-and-silver-polka-dot cardigan that makes me look like some sort of geeky Christmas fairy.

The best present, though, was the one I got for my little sister: The Sims 2. I'm addicted, and I don't even particularly like computer games!
 
Posted by GMx (Member # 1523) on December 26, 2004, 09:33:
 
Six new Star Trek books [Beard of Peter Gabriel!] [thumbsup] Ships of the Line calendar, slippers, carpenter pants, a shirt, hooded sweatshirt and chocolate!
 
Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on December 26, 2004, 12:40:
 
A restraining order. (That bitch Gillian Anderson sure knows how to play hard to get. )
 
Posted by Allan (Member # 1717) on December 26, 2004, 12:50:
 
I have a lovely pair of leather gloves (Paul Smith) plus some Hermes Aftershave and stainless steel drinking bowls from my Girlfriend

I gave her a pink iPod mini, handmade Italian leather handbag and some proper French perfume from Fredrick Malle (when it arrives...)

And I'm having the best christmas in years [Smile]
 
Posted by Twinkle Toes (Member # 1208) on December 27, 2004, 01:29:
 
I got a page-a-day calendar from my friend, Lauren. For each day there is a new Mensa-approved puzzle [Big Grin] . I thought it was really considerate of her. She knows I'm into this type of cranial* enjoyment and probably thought of how often I ask what the date is... sometimes I miss class because I wake up thinking it's the weekend [Geek] . It's a running joke that my friends always ask, "where's Waldo" because I have such poor attendance (Waldo's my RL nickname).

[EDIT] *I suppose I could describe it more accurately if I used the word 'cerebral', but I like 'cranial.' For some reason I associate the former with a comedian... either Tracy Morgan or Aries Spears. *Shrug*

[EDIT] OH, no! It's Eddie Murphy in Bowfinger: "The audience doesn't wanna have to think that the character's name is Cliff, and that he's being pushed over a cliff and put two and two together! It's too cerebal!"
 
Posted by Black Widow (Member # 3046) on December 27, 2004, 07:14:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Allan:
...and stainless steel drinking bowls from my Girlfriend

Can anyone tell me what these are, or point me to a site that has them?

On the same lines, I received the 25th anniversary edition Budweiser Christmas stein...the 25th in my collection also. I cannot believe I have been collecting them this long, it's become a tradition that I get one every year.

I got a bunch of other really neat stuff too. It was a good Christmas. [Smile]
 
Posted by supaboy (Member # 183) on December 27, 2004, 07:44:
 
My sister gave me Firefly on DVD, and then Mom and I watched the whole series, start to finish.
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on December 27, 2004, 07:49:
 
I didn't get any great gifts. My dad bought me a screwdriver set... a screwdriver set.

My best gift wasn't wrapped. Dora-Marie walked three steps not holding onto anything to get to a stuff animal!!!

She got a truely horrible gift. A dress that screams Jon Benet beauty pageant. I'm trying to think of a polite way to dispose of it. LOL
 
Posted by quantumfluff (Member # 450) on December 27, 2004, 08:28:
 
I got an iPod and some Monty Python toys (Killer Bunny slippers, a stuffed animated monster and an animal catapult, trojan bunny set).

Xanthine: score on the Scotland trip! We had an awesome trip there this summer. Drove all through the highlands and up to the Orkneys. Fun, fascinating and damm fine food. Also, we got to visit Donne Castle on the day of the annual Holy Grail festival!
 
Posted by HaloNine (Member # 3138) on December 27, 2004, 09:54:
 
Let's see...I got the usual Pajamas (with popsicles all over them...I think my mom still thinks I'm 13) panties, pink fuzzy slippers with hearts on em', lotions and body washes..and a bunch of fun girly stuff like that. My son on the other hand, made out like a bandit this year. He got this one firetruck thingie that he can sit on and pedal himself through out the house with. It came with a fireman's hat and a bunch of obnoxious little buttons that make siren sounds which he absolutely loved and kept pressing over and over and over and over.. [crazy] All in all I suppose it wasn't too bad.
 
Posted by californiarockr (Member # 1986) on December 27, 2004, 11:43:
 
i got
northface jacket/beanie (best clothing company ever)
old navy pea coat like jacket
shoes
books
o brother where art thou
i robot (with original screeenplay)
altec lansing 5.1 set
money
best buy money
and a Fender Performer 650 solid state with tube pre amp! pimp daddy!
 
Posted by SpikeSpiegel (Member # 1452) on December 27, 2004, 13:22:
 
i got nothing as hannukah was weeks ago [Wink]
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on December 27, 2004, 13:28:
 
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
A restraining order. (That bitch Gillian Anderson sure knows how to play hard to get. )

If you're gonna stalk someone, please, at least stalk someone worth stalking.

Gillian Anderson probably needs a walker by now she's so old. [Razz]
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on December 27, 2004, 13:44:
 
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
A restraining order. (That bitch Gillian Anderson sure knows how to play hard to get. )

If you're gonna stalk someone, please, at least stalk someone worth stalking.

Gillian Anderson probably needs a walker by now she's so old. [Razz]

What? Gillian's not /that/ old.
IMDb link

She's still pretty good looking, and more importantly, appears to actually have a *brain*.
 
Posted by garlicguy (Member # 3166) on December 27, 2004, 13:57:
 
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
[QUOTE]
Gillian Anderson probably needs a walker by now she's so old. [Razz]

Seems to me she probably *still* needs a walker, or a stroller or somethin'. She's just a kid, ya know.
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on December 27, 2004, 14:02:
 
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
A restraining order. (That bitch Gillian Anderson sure knows how to play hard to get. )

If you're gonna stalk someone, please, at least stalk someone worth stalking.

Gillian Anderson probably needs a walker by now she's so old. [Razz]

What? Gillian's not /that/ old.
IMDb link

She's still pretty good looking, and more importantly, appears to actually have a *brain*.

36 is geezer-like.

[Wink]

*ducks from the various things being thrown at him*
 
Posted by garlicguy (Member # 3166) on December 27, 2004, 14:19:
 
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
*ducks from the various things being thrown at him* [/QB]

Heck, mister, I wasn't gonna throw anything. Got too much arthritis in the shoulders fer thet.
Besides, whattdya think I wear this 1891 Colt Peacemaker for, show? [Wink]
 
Posted by klynn (Member # 3019) on December 27, 2004, 15:11:
 
My husband did a cool mod on my very, very old laptop that I just use for writing now. It is now bright green with a frog on the cover! Woohoo! Plus I got a custom desktop theme complete with "ribitt" sounds.

I feel special now... [hearts]
 
Posted by Koeniou (Member # 3024) on December 27, 2004, 18:31:
 
I got a laptop! woot!

and a watch, the audrey hepburn dvd collection & an astroboy wallet. My parents also gave me the Disney Princess Snap game, and a little Brum toy car that races around the room [Big Grin] .

i had a great christmas.
 
Posted by californiarockr (Member # 1986) on December 27, 2004, 20:54:
 
gf just gabe me a fossil bigtic blue to green face [hearts]
 
Posted by ooby (Member # 2603) on December 27, 2004, 21:21:
 
I got curtains, a 16qt soup pot, a stir-fry pan, and a cuisinart. I also got a letter from this guy in Nigeria who says he'll share his riches with me if i help him out.
 
Posted by Mike M (Member # 3100) on December 27, 2004, 21:54:
 
Got some stuff to help make my apartment nicer...pots, pans, dishes, and glasses (they all match! [Smile] ). Also got various things for my walls, a dream catcher, weather center, prarie dog poster, and a "Have A Nice Day" poster.
 
Posted by greycat (Member # 945) on December 28, 2004, 05:49:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Aditu:
I didn't get any great gifts. My dad bought me a screwdriver set... a screwdriver set.

Oh, nice. [thumbsup] You can't go wrong with a nice set of tools, especially if it includes...

oh wait... you're a woman, aren't you.

Sorry. [Geek]
 
Posted by MTB Babe (Member # 2297) on December 28, 2004, 07:55:
 
I got to hang out with my awesome sister who just finished her first semester coop at NASA [Happytears] [Smile] [Happytears]
 
Posted by Rhonwyyn (Member # 2854) on December 28, 2004, 16:29:
 
quote:
Originally posted by klynn:
My husband did a cool mod on my very, very old laptop that I just use for writing now. It is now bright green with a frog on the cover! Woohoo! Plus I got a custom desktop theme complete with "ribitt" sounds.

I feel special now... [hearts]

OOOOoooo....When you're done with it, may I have it?! I love frogs!!!! [Big Grin]

quote:
Originally posted by californiarockr:
gf just gabe me a fossil bigtic blue to green face [hearts]

Umm, with your propensity toward spelling errors (cite: s/gabe/gave), I haven't a clue what your gift is. What's a bigtic? I surmise it's a watch from the fossil and face reference. Am I correct?
 
Posted by n4dmx (Member # 3177) on December 29, 2004, 02:41:
 
My family being together for an entire day without a single argument or fight. w00t!
 
Posted by csk (Member # 1941) on December 29, 2004, 04:46:
 
Well, I got a mixture of clothes, food, and some books I was after. As for what I gave, foodstuffs, and a custom calendar with 12 of my photos. Came out brilliantly, I'm definitely doing the same again next year.
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on December 29, 2004, 08:42:
 
quote:
Originally posted by greycat:
quote:
Originally posted by Aditu:
I didn't get any great gifts. My dad bought me a screwdriver set... a screwdriver set.

Oh, nice. [thumbsup] You can't go wrong with a nice set of tools, especially if it includes...

oh wait... you're a woman, aren't you.

Sorry. [Geek]

I don't mind tools. I volunteer for Habitat. I've got tons of tools.
It just bugs me that he doesn't get me a gift that shows he was thinking about me as a person. I really think about his gift and likes.
 
Posted by Bibo (Member # 1959) on December 29, 2004, 09:12:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Aditu:
quote:
Originally posted by greycat:
quote:
Originally posted by Aditu:
I didn't get any great gifts. My dad bought me a screwdriver set... a screwdriver set.

Oh, nice. [thumbsup] You can't go wrong with a nice set of tools, especially if it includes...

oh wait... you're a woman, aren't you.

Sorry. [Geek]

I don't mind tools. I volunteer for Habitat. I've got tons of tools.
It just bugs me that he doesn't get me a gift that shows he was thinking about me as a person. I really think about his gift and likes.

Sounds to me like he was thinking about you and the fact you have tools and volunteer for Habitat.
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on December 29, 2004, 22:32:
 
Screwdrivers? Bah. Humbug. Ask him for something really useful, like duct tape. [Smile]
 
Posted by klynn (Member # 3019) on December 29, 2004, 23:00:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
quote:
Originally posted by klynn:
My husband did a cool mod on my very, very old laptop that I just use for writing now. It is now bright green with a frog on the cover! Woohoo! Plus I got a custom desktop theme complete with "ribitt" sounds.

I feel special now... [hearts]

OOOOoooo....When you're done with it, may I have it?! I love frogs!!!! [Big Grin]

quote:
Originally posted by californiarockr:
gf just gabe me a fossil bigtic blue to green face [hearts]

Umm, with your propensity toward spelling errors (cite: s/gabe/gave), I haven't a clue what your gift is. What's a bigtic? I surmise it's a watch from the fossil and face reference. Am I correct?

Froggies are my favorite! (see avatar) [Wink]
BTW - californiarockr got a very high-speed watch from the girl friend!
 
Posted by Rhonwyyn (Member # 2854) on December 29, 2004, 23:07:
 
Does a high-speed watch keep faster time? :confuzzled:
 
Posted by bull3t (Member # 852) on December 30, 2004, 10:30:
 
i got a pair of snoopy socks, and a mug from camp snoopy (inside knotts berry farm) with my name on it. oh, and my sister and brother in law gave me their 4 year old dvd player. i made out like a bandit this year.
 
Posted by Black Widow (Member # 3046) on December 30, 2004, 11:11:
 
quote:
Originally posted by bull3t:
...and a mug from camp snoopy (inside knotts berry farm) with my name on it...

They have mugs that say "bull3t" on them? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by ChemGeek (Member # 3124) on January 07, 2005, 19:27:
 
I got 3 seasons of Stargate SG-1 on DVD. They kept me amused for most of my winter break.
 


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