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« on: December 26, 2005, 02:42:21 AM »

Chocolate, some cologne, a Toronto Maple Leaf toque and a PSP (which I bought) which I'm about to try and return because it came with 2.50 drivers preinstalled.
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2005, 03:29:33 AM »

Xbox 360 (purchased and opened almost a month ago but my official "big" present.)

-Mario Kart DS
-Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
-Kameo
-Call of Duty 2
-Need for Speed: Most Wanted
-King Kong

-Feast for Crows (Twice!  Once from both my parents and my in-laws.  Will be making a return tomorrow)
-V for Vendetta Hardback

-Tupperware (I'm not kidding)

-A Few Shirts
-Slippers
-GIGANTIC Mag Lite
-Tape Measure

-Alias Season Four (for both myself and my wife)

-Couple of Best Buy Gift Cards
-Olive Garden Giftcard

Unfortunately, Need for Speed and King Kong were both for Xbox vice the 360.  My parents told the clerk "for the new Xbox" but didn't really know the difference in packaging when the clerk rung up the wrong versions.  Not a problem at all though- I'll be exchanging both tomorrow for the 360 versions.
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2005, 03:40:17 AM »

Lost Season 1 and Battlestar Galactica Season 2.0.
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2005, 04:32:08 AM »

I got a SVS subwoofer and Need for Speed and Gun both are xbox versions not the 360 version and I will be exchanging them tomorrow but my Mom knows knothing about video games and I was suprised to even see any games today.
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2005, 04:38:50 AM »

Couple of shirts, the usual money from the grandparents, and an iPod for my techno gift.
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2005, 05:00:23 AM »

Not much in the way of actual presents this year, as we're flying out for a weeks vacation tomorrow.  Did manage to score a decent inexpensive digital camera (Fuji 4.1 MP), a couple Monty Python CD's, and the 'Rudy' DVD.
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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2005, 05:22:09 AM »

Guitar Hero!

Nintendo DS, w/ Advance Wars DS, Polarium, Meteos, Riviera (gba) and FFTactics Advance(gba).

Gothic 2 Gold and Silent Storm Gold.
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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2005, 06:36:51 AM »

Wireless router and network card were the biggies.  

Got Lost in Space, a Houston Astros World Series jersey, a Jeff Bagwell bobblehead doll and that's about it.
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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2005, 06:59:54 AM »

nice idea, wrong forum...
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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2005, 07:03:15 AM »

A Best Buy gift card, Starbucks gift cards, some clothes and a toaster.
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« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2005, 09:25:51 AM »

Not a puppy.
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« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2005, 01:13:16 PM »

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nice idea, wrong forum...


Well the main thing idea was what videogame stuff did you get.
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« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2005, 02:24:40 PM »

a razor
electric blanket

Sold my old laptop and got her a faux fur coat.

And someone gave usa $40 gift certificate to the bargain grocery store. We've run out of food so we're going there to stock up today on soups and frozen dinners.
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« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2005, 02:36:03 PM »

My mom is having Christmas with my sister this year, so we are holding off until the 18th of January to really celebrate.  smile
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« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2005, 03:23:01 PM »

AK Rocker Gaming Chair
Call of Duty 2 for Xbox --> xchanging for 360 version
Halo Triple Pack for use on my 360 (never had the original Xbox system)
Spanish cedar lined leather cigar carrying case and gold punch

Household:
New pots and pans set
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« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2005, 03:31:52 PM »

Shure E4C's for my Nano
Slippers
Civ IV
Guild Wars
KOTOR 2
Fleece top
Cabela's GC
Craftsman Air Compressor
Money

Guild Wars sucked away 3 hours of my time last night before I knew it.  biggrin   So far, I'm pretty impressed and I'm even more impressed that they don't charge a monthly fee ala WOW.
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« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2005, 04:33:31 PM »

jeans
polo shirts
in-chair massager thingie
full set of Fable trades
CSI Season 3
The Art of a Song of Ice and Fire
Bluetooth Earpiece

No gaming goods, but then I didn't ask for any.
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« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2005, 05:36:54 PM »

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Well the main thing idea was what videogame stuff did you get.


hard to tell the idea, when it wasn't really expressed in the title or the message Tongue
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« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2005, 06:13:09 PM »

I got:

Animal Crossing WW
a DS Case
a bagel slicer
a new pillow
socks
lots of smaller random stuff.
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« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2005, 06:16:33 PM »

I got a gift card and a $200 case for my next computer. smile
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« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2005, 07:59:29 PM »

PC:  Civilization IV
DS:  Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

V for Vendetta Hardcover
Marvel Masterworks:  X-men Vol 3
Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar
Mirrormask:  The Illustrated Film Script

An assload of DVDs including Firefly, Serenity, Ran: Criterion Edition, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Vol 4.
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« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2005, 08:43:33 PM »

Call of Duty 2 (PC)
Serenity
Jade Empire CE
Clone Wars Vol. 2
Nikon Coolpix 4600
Instant Lotto Tickets
Assorted Chocolates


I'm having fun with my new camera so far. smile
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« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2005, 03:24:35 AM »

Other than a very very nice leather briefcase not too much of any interest. Of course, I made the mistake of not asking for much, so its mostly my fault I guess smile
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« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2005, 03:45:32 AM »

Leather Briefcase = professional.  I've brought a leather soft briefcase to every interview I've ever done and I've always gotten comments later that it really stuck out.  Now all you need is a suit with a slit in the back for your shark fin and you'll be all set Mr. Lawyer. slywink
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« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2005, 04:03:47 AM »

I got a new 21'' CRT monitor, a new office chair, some DVDs, and some new clothing. Not a great year, but I wasn't expecting that much. What was the biggest surprise to me was the lack of any video games - this is the first year I haven't gotten any for as long as I can remember.
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« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2005, 05:21:30 AM »

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Other than a very very nice leather briefcase not too much of any interest. Of course, I made the mistake of not asking for much, so its mostly my fault I guess smile


Ok, if you are going to be a great lawyer, you need to work on that.  ALWAYS ask for something outrageously beyond what you are seeking, and when they come down to what you want, they think they got a bargain  Tongue
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« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2005, 08:50:03 PM »

-  Animal Crossing for DS - Yay!
-  3 - yes, THREE! - pro memory cards, two that I can use with my (birthday present) digital camera, and one for the PSP - triple wOOt!
-  Chocolate, but of course - plus other little stocking items.
-  the best ever  "liner shell" jacket, thin, warm, waterproof, comfy - wear it around the house to save heating bills, or put it over two layers for pretty cold weather, or under a jacket for verrrry cold weather, very nice.
-  "Ghost Stories of New England" - fun book with fun stories, including Lizzie Borden - what's not to love about Lizzie Borden?
-  historical fiction book about Spartans and war - yay, again!
-  fiction book by forensic scientist - read one of hers before, loved it.
-  wool socks, wool hat - hey, it's New England!
-  a hand-forged iron heart with our initials inside - from one of our "faux nephews" (sons of friends) that we gave blacksmithing lessons to for a high school graduation present - and who says there's no karma?!

Still have a few outstanding (in both senses of the word) gamer friends to report in, so I'll keep you posted on the video game front! Our Christmas seems to go on for a month after, lol.  Tongue
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« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2005, 09:57:52 PM »

A Minnesota Vikings sweatshirt (yikes)
A crucifix (my Aunt said she ordered it straight from Jerusalem...on the internet...)
A nativity scene (same Aunt)
Starbucks gift card
Best Buy gift card
Huge coffee mug

It wasn't the gifts, it was spending time with family that was the great present.
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« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2005, 09:59:51 PM »

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It wasn't the gifts, it was spending time with family that was the great present.


That's what I always tell myself too. It helps for a few days, then I realize I got the shaft compared to all my friends and some of my family members.

I haven't opened my junk yet this year though, so I can't complain just yet. Give me a few days though. I'll be back.
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« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2005, 10:33:31 PM »

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I got all my gifts early this year. Between the new xbox and my RC truck I am easily covered for the year.
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« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2005, 12:12:21 AM »

lets see, this christmas I really got taken care of

CDs:

Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
Coldplay - Xy
Squeeze - Singles
      I can never get enough Brit Rock!

Games:
Metroid Prim Pinball
Atelier Iris
And I was allowed to go buy:
Gun - Cube, Call of Duty Big Red One - Cube, Romancing Saga, Both Brothers in Arms for PS2 and Spartan- Cube

Books:
Feast of Crows - Of course I have to read the best fantasy writer's next book
Shadow of the Giant - Best Sci-Fi series ever(Ender/Bean)
Exile's Return - Third book in Conclave of Shadows, the series that introduced me to Midkemia

I got a Larry Johnson Kc Chiefs Jersey, very, very, very awesome
A Norelco electric Razor that can be used in the Shower
A small souvenier Chiefs Helment
Wool Lined slippers with hard soles from Eddie Bauer

A Craftsman Tool chest, one thos big red ones that holds a ton of stuff and can be locked.
A dremel rotary tool...

Hmm. I can't remember what else, but I know that there's more. What's nuts is that I got my wife more stuff! We went crazy on gifts this year, being that it's our first christmas and that we really haven't bought each other anything in a while. It was a lot of fun.
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« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2005, 12:37:11 AM »

^ that is a nice haul right there.
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« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2005, 01:38:32 AM »

Yeah that was a nice haul!

All I really got was a Minnesota Wild sweatshirt.  I was visiting my family in Minnesota and they decided to get that for me.

And that's really about it.
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« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2005, 02:45:07 AM »

Yeah it was great Christmas and then I saw the Eb sale for Monday, and my wife said I could get some extra games. I traded in some stuff and bought a bunch of recent releases that I had been holding out for.

I didn't expect to get nearly as much stuff as I did. The coolest part was the tool chest which was out in my Shed, which is lucky because I almost did some painting last weekend and that would've spoiled it.

We've already decided to go smaller next christmas. We spent around $800 bucks total this christmas, and while it was worth it and worth waiting till now to spend that kind of money, we'll be okay taming it down some smile

I also forgot to add that my mom got me and the wife a Fondu set, Flannel Sheets and a Semi-Down Comforter/Blanket. So yeah it was a good haul, best since I was a little kid  :o  :lol:
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« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2005, 06:14:35 AM »

We do ALOT smaller than we used to , and it is WAY better, but that`s a whole new discussion :wink: . My wife and I got a MKDS Bundle w/ ultimate spiderman DS and a intec accessories package of sorts. Now that we both have DS`s , it `s crazy around here! I got some Zappa discs I didn`t have, and my wife got the new 311 disc, not too bad. Heh. My pets got a $40.00 gift card, heh. And, there were a few more things. A shirt etc. But it was pretty "under control" this year, and actually enjoyable! Much more enjoyable!
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« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2005, 04:40:57 PM »

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A nativity scene (same Aunt)

TML, is that why you said this? :lol:
 
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It wasn't the gifts, it was spending time with family that was the great present.


Just kidding, you are absolutely right, plus the huge coffee cup will help for those all-nighters that should result from the gift cards! Tongue
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« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2005, 06:38:13 AM »

I caught up with gamer friends/ family last night, and added "Perfect Dark Zero" to the "loot" (thanks MasterMagic!) - woo, nice C-Mas for gaming!  biggrin  Of course, gaming is my only ''vice" other than a decent beer occasionally, so it's all good!

Yahoo...  Tongue
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« Reply #37 on: December 30, 2005, 04:23:43 AM »

I got Arrested Development Season 2, some gorgeous shirts from Express, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes and a calendar that is all pictures of beagles! That last one's like a present that you get to open every month.

I also got a check from my aunt that threatens to suddenly morph itself into a new video iPod.
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« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2005, 05:46:35 AM »

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I also got a check from my aunt that threatens to suddenly morph itself into a new video iPod.


Man, those things are slick.  We bought one for my dad for Christmas and after seeing it in action I'm tempted to "accidently" drop my iPod Mini out the car window.
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« Reply #39 on: December 30, 2005, 07:07:01 AM »

Hey, if you get that tempted, drop it in a USPS envelope my direction. slywink  I could use a good mp3 player.
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