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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby operagirl95 » 26 Dec 2009, 13:51

tak197 wrote:You tease, but until you have experienced the Snuggie, you don't know.


+1

Technically, mine is a Slanket, but still the best warm thing ever.
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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby Alja-Markir » 26 Dec 2009, 14:08

Tritium. Ninety-three metric tonnes.

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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby Master Gunner » 26 Dec 2009, 14:12

...No comment on that.
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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby theDreamer » 26 Dec 2009, 14:25

How in the crap did Santa get that on his sleigh?

And does he even deliver to demi gods? Specifically demi gods in SPACE?

I mean, you're a little out of his way and all.
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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby Alja-Markir » 26 Dec 2009, 16:32

It was a gift from a colleague with whom I regularly discuss lore and politics. It will go to good use.

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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby Mister Fiend » 26 Dec 2009, 21:11

A black eye, a bloody nose, split knuckles, and the satisfying sound of my brother-in-law's ribs cracking.

But on a serious note I really didn't ask for much this year. Pretty much all I wanted was some circular Corningware casserole dishes and a seven quart cast iron Dutch oven. I received more of the square Corningware I already own, and an enameled Dutch oven. It's the enamel part that makes it of no use to me. I can't bury it in hot coals if it's enameled. But they went to a lot of trouble to find it, so I'll keep it. Later I'll go to Sears and get a Lodge Dutch oven for a third of the price they paid.

My sister knows I like Michael Chambon, so i got the paperback of Yiddish Policeman's Union. Which I have in hardcover. So that's getting returned.

But I got another year of Live and $100 gift card to a grocery store. And next week I get a free (used) sofa.

Wish someone got me Dragon Age.
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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby Alja-Markir » 27 Dec 2009, 00:38

Mister Fiend wrote:Wish someone got me Dragon Age.

You could always torrent it.

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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby Mister Fiend » 27 Dec 2009, 00:54

YAY! Now I have Dragon Age!
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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby Longshot » 27 Dec 2009, 04:54

I didn't get much, since I didn't have that much on my wishlist.
My mother and stepfather bought me a new pair of shoes. They were pretty nice.
My father got me a ticket to Roskilde Festival 2010. That was awesome.
My stepfathers sister got me a ticket to Royal Metal Fest, a heavy metal festival in Århus, where I live. That's pretty nice too.
And the rest was money. Which I needed, so that was nice too.
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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby tak197 » 27 Dec 2009, 06:43

Mister Fiend wrote:A black eye, a bloody nose, split knuckles, and the satisfying sound of my brother-in-law's ribs cracking.

But on a serious note I really didn't ask for much this year. Pretty much all I wanted was some circular Corningware casserole dishes and a seven quart cast iron Dutch oven. I received more of the square Corningware I already own, and an enameled Dutch oven. It's the enamel part that makes it of no use to me. I can't bury it in hot coals if it's enameled. But they went to a lot of trouble to find it, so I'll keep it. Later I'll go to Sears and get a Lodge Dutch oven for a third of the price they paid.

My sister knows I like Michael Chambon, so i got the paperback of Yiddish Policeman's Union. Which I have in hardcover. So that's getting returned.

But I got another year of Live and $100 gift card to a grocery store. And next week I get a free (used) sofa.

Wish someone got me Dragon Age.


I know that here in the local outlet, we have a Corningware store, and I've gotten the French White cookware set from them. It's pretty sweet.

Also, enamel Dutch Oven for the real oven, Cast Iron Dutch Oven for the coals. As long as it has feet, then you can do all those recipes from Good Eats
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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby Lord Chrusher » 27 Dec 2009, 07:31

Alja-Markir wrote:It was a gift from a colleague with whom I regularly discuss lore and politics. It will go to good use.

~Alja~


How does it feel to have about a thousand times Earth's stockpile of tritium?
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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby ThrashJazzAssassin » 27 Dec 2009, 08:09

Graham wrote:The IT Crowd on DVD (all three seasons)

That's unfortunate.

Graham wrote:A jar of marmalade (it's a thing, just go with it)

What's wrong with marmalade as a present? Marmalade is brilliant!


I got money, chocolate, a calendar, some new socks (yay!), the remastered White Album and the following books:

Excession by Iain M. Banks
Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins*
How To Make A Tornado, a New Scientist book on crazy science experiments

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* Collins' previous novel The Woman In White is currently being published in serial format online at http://www.womaninwhite.co.uk/, following its original magazine publication schedule.
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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby Intellectually funky » 27 Dec 2009, 08:21

ThrashJazzAssassin wrote:
I got money, chocolate, a calendar, some new socks (yay!), the remastered White Album and the following books:

Excession by Iain M. Banks
Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins*
How To Make A Tornado, a New Scientist book on crazy science experiments

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* Collins' previous novel The Woman In White is currently being published in serial format online at http://www.womaninwhite.co.uk/, following its original magazine publication schedule.



SO with the new tornado book you have subsequently become THE wind waker?
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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby ThrashJazzAssassin » 27 Dec 2009, 08:22

Yes, yes I have.
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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby Trisha Lynn » 27 Dec 2009, 08:45

I received:
*A bright hot pink silkish shirt
*Matching scarf/gloves set
*Christmas socks with pom-pomps
*$75 Southwest Airlines gift certificate
*$100 from my parents' credit card on whatever I bloody like
*$1250 cash from my boss and her two associates (yay for the holiday bonus!)

I bought for myself using my own money:
*Black ankle boots (hard to describe them)
*Regular edition J.J. Abrams' Star Trek on DVD
*LEGO Star Wars complete for my DS
*Greatest Hits version of FFXII for my PS2

And finally, this year I gave:
*Thomas the Tank Engine toy for an NYCares needy kid
*$155 to Child's Play for sick kids
*Gift to a CP recipient in the NYC-area hospital
*Bottle of hand-crafted wine to my brother-in-law and dad
*$50 gift certificate to a Thai place in my sister's new neighborhood in Chicago
*A Not-For-Tourists guide to Chicago for my mom
*$20, hand-crafted bag and Christmas book to my youngest niece
*$20, set of three card games for my oldest niece
*$20 each and race-car themed luggage/bags for my little cousins (purchased from Woot!)
*Straight, No Chaser's Xmas CD for the friends who hosted me overnight in Escondido

Thank goodness for that holiday bonus/gift. I wouldn't have been able to breathe easy during my vacation in California this year without it.


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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby Alja-Markir » 27 Dec 2009, 08:52

Lord Chrusher wrote:
Alja-Markir wrote:It was a gift from a colleague with whom I regularly discuss lore and politics. It will go to good use.

~Alja~


How does it feel to have about a thousand times Earth's stockpile of tritium?

I feel pretty relieved, to be honest.

I'd been worrying lately about my current long term energy storage solutions. My current nuclear batteries are somewhat lacking in sheer bulk, and I have to make due with less wiggle room than I'd like. With this much fresh tritium I can put it directly into several different uses, upgrading my power systems in terms of not only storage, but also harvest and even production.

I'm still estimating the net results of the potential new output levels and I think I can increase my calculation efficacy and efficiency by about thirty percent each, which could mean two or three additional folds per session. Needless to say, I'm quite excited.

Furthermore, the leftover amounts I can barter away for some new luxuries. I've been eyeing an improved communications array, think I'll have enough left over for a profitable enough auction to snag the parts I'll need.

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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby Intellectually funky » 27 Dec 2009, 10:44

ThrashJazzAssassin wrote:Yes, yes I have.


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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby Shea » 27 Dec 2009, 11:11

Went over to my Grandmother's house, and had a huge feast.

The feast consisting of :
Brown Sugar Chili
Beef and Cheddar Pigs in a Blanket
Nachos
Chips and Guacamole
Crackers and Cheeseball
Veggie Platter

With a dessert of :
Chocolate covered Peanut Butter Balls
Butterscotch Haystacks (Butterscotch covered Pretzels.)
White Chocolate Oreo Truffles
Cow patty cookies (Basically Chocolate covered Oatmeal made to look like a cow's ass biscuit.)
Coconut stuffed brownies
Chocolate chip cookies
Chocolate Turtles

(I don't want to see chocolate again for a LOOOOONNNNGGG time.)

And my presents consisted of :
$250 cash,
a $50 Wal-mart Gift-card,
a cat Breed Encyclopedia, (Because I love kitties.)
and finnaly a big 'ol huge gal-dang dey up dere dat high dang BIG assortment of various cheeses and meats.

I spent all of the money and the gift card on a new PSP-3000, Gundam vs Gundam NEXT PLUS, and Gundam 0081 for PS3.
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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby gcninja » 27 Dec 2009, 13:07

Alja i fear the day when graham or paul posts something of the sort like:
Alja, the police/fbi/interpol has requested your IP address and in accordance we have to comply.

yes ive seen it, i LOVE how you type and talk and stuff, i jsut wait to see that one day.. lol

also, im waiting to go to walmart w/ my 100 dollar gift card and get Fallout 3 GOTY and a charge maybe a headphone if i can afford it
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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby GreigKM » 27 Dec 2009, 15:49

Well, I got a lot of stuff, but lets nail down the basics.
A Toshiba laptop (it runs TF2 on Max settings!)
A new Graphics Card for my desktop (Direct X 11!)
A $100 Starbucks Card (sooo... I can get 4 drinks)
And I WOULD have a new keyboard, mouse, and headset, but the package won't be here until Monday... Newegg...
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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby Alja-Markir » 27 Dec 2009, 20:29

gcninja wrote:Alja i fear the day when graham or paul posts something of the sort like:
Alja, the police/fbi/interpol has requested your IP address and in accordance we have to comply.

Pssh, there are easier ways to trace my connection, if someone really wanted.

Unfortunately they all lead to an empty location with only a small self-powered server array that I connect to remotely. It's protected, of course, and stores no vital data. The device's technology itself is a concern, because I honestly don't understand how it works myself, but that's a loose end that will simply tie itself up in the event of unforseen circumstances.

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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby TorachiKatashi » 27 Dec 2009, 20:32

I came in here just to say:

I thought Snuggies were cute, the first time I saw the commercial, but about five seconds later I realized I own no less than half a dozen things that do the exact same thing.

Doesn't Kathleen have a large, fluffy, cuddly cat, anyways? That's what's keeping me warm right now.
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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby JohnyMcmuffin » 27 Dec 2009, 21:40

TorachiKatashi wrote:I came in here just to say:

I thought Snuggies were cute, the first time I saw the commercial, but about five seconds later I realized I own no less than half a dozen things that do the exact same thing.

Doesn't Kathleen have a large, fluffy, cuddly cat, anyways? That's what's keeping me warm right now.

But imagine a cat in a snuggie! Snuggie cats would be so cuddly!

or just a blanket and a cat, that pretty much works too
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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby Arius » 27 Dec 2009, 21:43

Mmm... Cats...

Good with soya sauce.

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When it gets especially cold out, I just put an electric blanket under my sheets. Tends to warm up quite well.
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Re: Holiday Swag!

Postby Metcarfre » 28 Dec 2009, 15:11

Second round of Christmas presents complete;

Cordless power drill (Mastercrap)
Various bicycle components (Tire tape, toe clips, bike hanger, light)
Books, including G.I. Joe comic book volume
Socks
Sweater
MEC gift card ($50)
Chocolate
Lego

Good haul all 'round.
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