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« Reply #40 on: December 26, 2008, 05:48:01 AM »

Quote from: naednek on December 26, 2008, 05:32:20 AM

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PS3 160 GB Uncharted: Drake's Fortune bundle (A package deal purchased at Fry's that came with the following games and accessories)
    *Sony Blu-Ray remote
    *Mad Cat Wired PS3 controller
    *Tiger Woods 09
    *SpiderMan 3 Blu-Ray DVD
    *Casino Royale Blu-Ray DVD

Fallout 3 for the PS3 from my Aunt
Gears of War 2 from my Grandmother
Fable II from my Grandmother
Red Alert 3 for the PC from my other Aunt
Crysis Warhead for the PC from my Brother

Antec P182 computer case

David Crowder Band: Remedy Club Tour edition CD
Clothes
49ers hat that says Faithful on it (Awesome Hat and true about my infactuation with the niners)
Homemade Christmas food items (Fudge, breads, and other items)
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Update:
Farcry 2 for the PC
Call of Duty World at War for the PC
25 gift card to itunes
$30 gift card to a hamburger joint called Islands (very good hamburgers)
$25 gift card towards a movie theatre
A gift card to Jamba Juice
A gift card to PF Changs
A gift card to movies to go with PF Changs
A John Sandford book, can't remember the name
A music CD (December Radio)



BEST XMAS EVAR?????  Yes.
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« Reply #41 on: December 26, 2008, 05:53:56 AM »

New version of Risk (two copies, so one will be returned)
Couple of shirts and a pair of slacks and some socks
Glass bowl with Packers symbol and Packers lettering under that, with "KEITH" under that
The Dark Knight Ultimate Blu-ray (two disc set with the motorcycle)
Xbox 360 120 GB Hard Drive
Gift certificates for some nice detailed car washes
25th Anniversary Coffeetable edition of Trivial Pursuit (seen at Costco)
Green Bay Packers Daily Calendar
Wallet with a little extra cash in it
Nikon D40 Camera Kit
Christmas pajamas

I also purchased a few video games for myself in the previous weeks, and we found a Steve and Barry's that was still open and we got five shirts (two button down, one polo, and two graphic tees) for under $18.

My parents have always been generous with me, and my in-laws and her family have all been very generous as well.  I've been very lucky
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« Reply #42 on: December 26, 2008, 06:21:15 AM »

Quote from: Simon on December 25, 2008, 08:40:49 PM

My wife and I used to exchange a lot at Christmas but decided this year to keep it simple. I got a lead crystal cigar ashtray, 10 assorted cigars, a toolkit for my scooter, a Family Guy t-shirt and desk calendar, and a tin of gourmet popcorn.

Nice. There's nothing in that list I wouldn't want.
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« Reply #43 on: December 26, 2008, 03:34:43 PM »

Quote from: Graham on December 26, 2008, 05:53:56 AM

New version of Risk (two copies, so one will be returned)
Couple of shirts and a pair of slacks and some socks
Glass bowl with Packers symbol and Packers lettering under that, with "KEITH" under that
The Dark Knight Ultimate Blu-ray (two disc set with the motorcycle)
Xbox 360 120 GB Hard Drive
Gift certificates for some nice detailed car washes
25th Anniversary Coffeetable edition of Trivial Pursuit (seen at Costco)
Green Bay Packers Daily Calendar
Wallet with a little extra cash in it
Nikon D40 Camera Kit
Christmas pajamas

I also purchased a few video games for myself in the previous weeks, and we found a Steve and Barry's that was still open and we got five shirts (two button down, one polo, and two graphic tees) for under $18.

My parents have always been generous with me, and my in-laws and her family have all been very generous as well.  I've been very lucky

Graham, have you tried out the new Risk yet? Man it plays so much faster with the objectives and rewards. You can finish a game in under two hours now. Are you signed up at www.conquerclub.com yet? Great online versions of Risk, with all kinds of maps and specialized rulesets.
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« Reply #44 on: December 26, 2008, 04:24:07 PM »

Quote from: Simon on December 25, 2008, 08:40:49 PM


I so wish I could find this somewhere. 




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« Reply #45 on: December 26, 2008, 04:51:41 PM »



From wife: Grado SR-60 headphones, The Wire complete series DVD set, bottle of Singleton single malt scotch, a very comfy long sleeved t-shirt


From my family: New digital video camera, Wall-E dvd, the new Stephen King collection of short stories, sleep pants, Jeopardy DVD game, a new lamp, various stocking stuffers.


We still have one more family Christmas with the wife's family in Minnesota this Monday.
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« Reply #46 on: December 26, 2008, 05:00:32 PM »

Quote from: naednek on December 26, 2008, 05:32:20 AM

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PS3 160 GB Uncharted: Drake's Fortune bundle (A package deal purchased at Fry's that came with the following games and accessories)
    *Sony Blu-Ray remote
    *Mad Cat Wired PS3 controller
    *Tiger Woods 09
    *SpiderMan 3 Blu-Ray DVD
    *Casino Royale Blu-Ray DVD

Fallout 3 for the PS3 from my Aunt
Gears of War 2 from my Grandmother
Fable II from my Grandmother
Red Alert 3 for the PC from my other Aunt
Crysis Warhead for the PC from my Brother

Antec P182 computer case

David Crowder Band: Remedy Club Tour edition CD
Clothes
49ers hat that says Faithful on it (Awesome Hat and true about my infactuation with the niners)
Homemade Christmas food items (Fudge, breads, and other items)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------


Update:
Farcry 2 for the PC
Call of Duty World at War for the PC
25 gift card to itunes
$30 gift card to a hamburger joint called Islands (very good hamburgers)
$25 gift card towards a movie theatre
A gift card to Jamba Juice
A gift card to PF Changs
A gift card to movies to go with PF Changs
A John Sandford book, can't remember the name
A music CD (December Radio)



damn, nice haul.  that reminds me of the X-Mas's before the family imploded.
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« Reply #47 on: December 26, 2008, 05:02:57 PM »

I got:

A bunch of old world maps (I'm gathering supplies to make a turn-of-the-century British explorer's library), a cherry wood globe stand,  books from the Terry Goodkind Sword of Truth series, a bottle of good sake, and a Garmin (I have no sense of direction).

Also, Castlevania for my old Xbox smile
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« Reply #48 on: December 26, 2008, 07:38:34 PM »

Quote from: Einsteinium on December 26, 2008, 05:02:57 PM

I got:

A bunch of old world maps (I'm gathering supplies to make a turn-of-the-century British explorer's library), a cherry wood globe stand,  books from the Terry Goodkind Sword of Truth series, a bottle of good sake, and a Garmin (I have no sense of direction).

Also, Castlevania for my old Xbox smile

Do you have any links to those old world maps or links to where people can buy them, those sound interesting.
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« Reply #49 on: December 27, 2008, 12:55:15 AM »

Quote from: Tebunker on December 26, 2008, 03:34:43 PM

Graham, have you tried out the new Risk yet? Man it plays so much faster with the objectives and rewards. You can finish a game in under two hours now. Are you signed up at www.conquerclub.com yet? Great online versions of Risk, with all kinds of maps and specialized rulesets.
I haven't gotten a chance to play it yet, but maybe tonight yet.  We'll see.  I will sign up for conquerclub too.  Thanks for the info.  I'm guessing you are signed up there.
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« Reply #50 on: December 27, 2008, 01:22:16 AM »

Well...as my kids get older I seem to get less, while on the other hand I'm much more interested in what they get now than ever before. And I guess I can probably include the Rock Band 2 my sister and brother in law gave them as my loot too. slywink thumbsup
It wasn't all coal and rocks for me though, as I got a new set of snow tires -so desperately needed- a couple of EB gift certificates and a fully paid preorder of Lord of the Rings Conquest.
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« Reply #51 on: December 28, 2008, 07:18:30 PM »

Not a whole lot this year.

Clothes & $200 which was converted into a iPod Touch.
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« Reply #52 on: December 28, 2008, 08:25:34 PM »

Well, looks like we'll be adding a washing machine to our Christmas loot.  Ours just decided to leak some sort of oil into the basin and completely ruined a load of white clothing.  Which, unfortunately, included the two brand new white dress shirts I got (and desperately needed) for Christmas.   icon_evil
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« Reply #53 on: December 29, 2008, 12:11:17 AM »

Two books of piano music, Dark Knight on Blu Ray, and some exercise clothes. Given I bought myself a very expensive digital piano recently along with an Xbox 360, it was more than enough biggrin
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« Reply #54 on: December 29, 2008, 12:35:43 AM »













I'm forgetting a few other items, but that covers the memorable stuff.

And the Philadelphia Eagles made the playoffs!  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #55 on: December 29, 2008, 02:38:02 AM »

thought you arizona people don't need jackets, yet alone long sleeve shirts Tongue
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« Reply #56 on: December 29, 2008, 02:52:14 AM »

Quote from: naednek on December 29, 2008, 02:38:02 AM

thought you arizona people don't need jackets, yet alone long sleeve shirts Tongue

It does occasionally get below 80 there, you know.
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« Reply #57 on: December 29, 2008, 03:10:23 AM »

Is that a Dyson?
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« Reply #58 on: December 29, 2008, 03:15:14 AM »

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Is that a Dyson?

Yep.

The DC17.  It effing rocks.
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« Reply #59 on: December 29, 2008, 05:59:13 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on December 29, 2008, 03:15:14 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 29, 2008, 03:10:23 AM

Is that a Dyson?

Yep.

The DC17.  It effing rocks.


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For X-Mas I got two books, Feet of Clay by Pratchett and The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway. I got the Medal of Honor Collection (I really only wanted Pacific Assualt but the wife isn't good on the internet) and KOTOR2. I got some levis, a cool coffee cup my daughter designed and enough M&M's to add on a few pounds from my other daughter.
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« Reply #60 on: December 29, 2008, 06:21:39 PM »

Here's the memorable stuff that I got:

Best Buy gift card
Decanter set
electric skillet
beer homebrew kit
Rock Band 2 wireless guitar

The beer is fermenting as we speak and should be ready in 2 months!
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« Reply #61 on: December 29, 2008, 07:07:51 PM »

A neighbor of mine handed out homebrew on X-Mas eve. This guy knows what he is doing, having won a Samual Adams 2007 beer contest.

We took the empty bottles back and guess what, he gave us more.

This could be the start of a great friendship......
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« Reply #62 on: December 29, 2008, 07:53:05 PM »

Quote from: Scuzz on December 29, 2008, 07:07:51 PM

A neighbor of mine handed out homebrew on X-Mas eve. This guy knows what he is doing, having won a Samual Adams 2007 beer contest.

We took the empty bottles back and guess what, he gave us more.

This could be the start of a great friendship......

When I first read "homebrew", I thought, "wow! awesome to know a wii or ds hacker"...
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« Reply #63 on: December 30, 2008, 05:47:45 AM »

I got COD:W@W... when it came out, and with some gift cards and some of my own $


My daughter got lots of clothes and toys and my wife didn't really get anything of note.
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« Reply #64 on: December 30, 2008, 07:40:09 AM »

For some unknown reason, I had zero "Christmas spirit" this year - and so did most of my family and many of my friends.  For me, it could be because my October birthday set me up fine, plus there were a few big-ish buys in Autumn (like a small HDTV for the den) - and for a lot of other folks there is the specter of the economy.

Since no one much cared about presents this year, we did dinners and mini-gift giving, like a lottery ticket in a C-mas card or a token present.  Despite that, I managed to rake in "Persona 3" plus a second charger cord for my laptop - so I don't have to haul the cord around every time I want to have a long session or the brighter screen.

We have next-door neighbors who always do gifts, so I got one of those Nerf guns for the Wii - not sure I'll use the Nerf-shot part of it, but it does turn a Wiimote into a light gun, so I can play House of the Dead with someone else for a change, lol.

Our Christmas events tend to stretch out for at least a month longer than Christmas... we have lots of friends who are a distance away, or are very busy, so it takes a bit to fit them all in.  This weekend will likely result in some video games as gifts, or related items like gift cards or extra controllers or chargers.

Bah-Humbug, this year!  (Not really though, lol...)   icon_razz
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« Reply #65 on: December 30, 2008, 08:06:27 AM »

Let's see:

  • Home Depot gift cards for my remodeling project for our baby due in July
  • Pair of deerskin gloves
  • Set of fleece sleepwear
  • Outback gift cards
  • A few Pittsburgh Penguins t-shirts
  • A super soft blanket that actually covers my entire body to use on the couch
  • A bunch of loosing lottery scratch off cards... I really wish people would quit wasting money buying me these, just give me the 5 bucks you spent on the card.
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« Reply #66 on: December 30, 2008, 01:56:00 PM »

Quote from: ibdoomed on December 29, 2008, 07:53:05 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on December 29, 2008, 07:07:51 PM

A neighbor of mine handed out homebrew on X-Mas eve. This guy knows what he is doing, having won a Samual Adams 2007 beer contest.

We took the empty bottles back and guess what, he gave us more.

This could be the start of a great friendship......

When I first read "homebrew", I thought, "wow! awesome to know a wii or ds hacker"...

You know you're a gamer when...  slywink
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« Reply #67 on: December 30, 2008, 02:49:34 PM »

Quote from: Scuzz on December 29, 2008, 05:59:13 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on December 29, 2008, 03:15:14 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 29, 2008, 03:10:23 AM

Is that a Dyson?

Yep.

The DC17.  It effing rocks.


What did I miss? What happened to the Bissell?

It's all in that thread I linked to.

The Bissell just wasn't up to the job.  It didn't pull up enough hair from the carpet, the brush keeps spinning even when using the hand attachment (burning a mark into the carpet), the cannister didn't seal well enough so fine dust would escape, and the hand attachment tube would pinch shut.  I had wanted the Animal in the first place but thought I'd try a more cost effective option.  But having now used the Animal no other vacuum comes close.  At least for pet hair (and with two yellow labs a vacuum that can handle pet hair is a necessity, especially because I vacuum a number of times a week).
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