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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted February 15, 2007 03:31      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ides of March, eh?

How about a nice set of knives?

(good to see you both back btw)

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The Famous Druid wrote:
Ides of March, eh?

How about a nice set of knives?


Just add a toga to this set...

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How about the new Joy of Tech Pole Dancing Kit?

Look the infomercial starring Peebs soon. [Big Grin]

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(As to not break D-Man's snippet gizmo any more, I'm not linking to the people through their names any more. [Wink] )

Doco: Those are really cool but wouldn't look really good in our home -- not to mention we need less stuff instead of more (hence the whole "difficult to find something for him" quandary). Neither of us are that deep into fantasy, though we do enjoy it. If we were, however? This would be a winner!

NTT: I think he'd rather be a pirate. :-)

D-man and WS: Thank you and if you send them what I did, maybe they can create a fix for it.

alfrin: I think I replied . . . I'm sorry to everyone else for not putting a note down! oops!

xanthine: He has one. I move the car so he can get to it, but he has it.

nerdwithnofriends: That is awesome! His hobbies include making model cars, collecting Macs, and giving me stuff. Well, and woodworking, but I've already given him Dremel stuff. Giving a man power tools, to me, are like giving a woman a blender for her birthday. Plus, I know so little about how to pick power tools that I'd get him a crappy one that he would be so sweet as not to point out how crappy it is . . . but I will delve deeper into . . . ooooooo. I think I know what I want to get him. Problem is, I think it's about a grand.

WinterSolstice: [blush]

The Famous Druid and Steen: I *love* that set -- and plan to get it for a friend for her birthday if we're still friends by the time her birthday rolls around! I have tried to get him the brand he wants: Global knives. And I was told that was as romantic as getting me a stove for our anniversary.

Snaggy: Um, I already know how (I was a "cocktail waitress" *ahem* when I was in college and 21). And, at other times in our marriage, I've done things like that. Right now, I don't really because (a) we have very little room where the kids aren't and (b) like most people in nuclear-family America, we have no kidcare we can trust.

I'm chugging along and have come up with a couple of ideas. At this point, I am pursuing them. [Smile] Keep posting, though!

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Icon 1 posted February 17, 2007 11:21      Profile for WinterSolstice     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
[Razz]

Besides - anyone have any ideas what to get her?

Maybe I'll go with the power tools idea [Big Grin]

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Just_Jess_B

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[Confused]

I don't like power tools. Any kind of power tools. Cordless screwdrivers baffle me, and if you buy me anything, it will collect dust and be NRFB.

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Icon 1 posted February 17, 2007 14:04      Profile for Tominfla     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by WinterSolstice:
[Razz]

Besides - anyone have any ideas what to get her?

You got me there. I'm having a geek male moment. They say "go with your gut feeling" but my gut feeling is a Mac Pro with 30" monitor, 1TB hard disk space, and 8G RAM. So much for instinct. [Razz]

I found this link of Gifts For Him -- if you're still looking for ideas. [Smile]

WS, there is also a link to Gifts For Her.

I don't think they'll have things that are really quirky or original, but you never know.

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I looked at the top ten gifts "for her" and wanted to hurt something. I accept the freakish nature of me as a woman in that I'm not into pink or giving a rat's rear end who Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Aniston is boinking. I suppose I'm as close to a man with ovaries as you can get. I find what is considered a "good gift for a woman" to be cheap crap with maribou feathers and glitter. A $100 bill with glitter and maribou feathers taped to it is about as froufy as I'd really go.

Really, I mean it. If someone's going to buy me crap, just save your money and buy yourself something. WS knows I regift any "for her" presents. I already have a few boxes containing some.

Sorry I'm passionate about it, but what most women tolerate as gifts makes them look as shallow and insane as they are.

I like the idea of the MacBook Pro, but he'd get it for me. I love my little 12-inch and I use it all the time; if the 12-inch craps out, I have my 15-inch waiting for me in the corner. My bitty-box is perfect for what I do. What you're suggesting is too much machine for a writer. Hell, it's too much machine for 99% of the population.

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quote:
I love my little 12-inch and I use it all the time; if the 12-inch craps out, I have my 15-inch waiting for me in the corner.
We're still talking about computers, right? [blush]
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Icon 1 posted February 17, 2007 17:58      Profile for WinterSolstice     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Must be, cause I've got a 15.4 [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by WinterSolstice:
Must be, cause I've got a 15.4 [Big Grin]

And it's too much for me, like I keep telling you!

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Oh my...

I just looked at the gifts for her. That was scary. Are women really into that crap or do most women just swallow what they are given to swallow?

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Xanthine wrote:
Are women really into that crap or do most women just swallow what they are given to swallow?

...

Nah. It's not worth the beating I'd get as a result.

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Thanks, Steen, I'm glad I'm not the only one who almost went there.

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quote:
Originally posted by HalfVast:
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I love my little 12-inch and I use it all the time; if the 12-inch craps out, I have my 15-inch waiting for me in the corner.
We're still talking about computers, right? [blush]
15 inch diagonal would hurt in any other situation.

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Jess, I'm so embarrased. [blush] Seems like the sites are something more to laugh at than be helpful. [Razz] I should have posted them under Joke Bank. [Big Grin]

As to a Mac Pro, I thought of the most powerful Mac on the market, sort of like a sportscar. I was prefectly happy with my G4 Powermac until I found out it couldn't play World of Warcraft. So I have a G5 iMac PPC. A Mac Pro would be so much overkill. The only advantage to a Mac Pro would be the hard drive bays for my backup drives.

I'm glad to know you like your 12 and 15-inchers. That's more than enough pleasure isn't it? [Wink]

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Do whatever it takes to bring him front line to Leopard release!

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