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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:10 PM

What did everyone get for the holidays?

I got clothes, including a hilarious shirt that says "this is my lazy shirt", and a $100 gift card to Barnes and Noble.

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Reply What did everyone get for the holidays? (Original post)
Odin2005 Dec 2012 OP
HereSince1628 Dec 2012 #1
Chan790 Dec 2012 #2
rrneck Dec 2012 #3
onehandle Dec 2012 #4
AsahinaKimi Dec 2012 #5
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #9
AsahinaKimi Dec 2012 #17
easttexaslefty Dec 2012 #31
AsahinaKimi Dec 2012 #52
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #6
GoCubsGo Dec 2012 #36
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #40
a la izquierda Dec 2012 #7
Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2012 #8
aint_no_life_nowhere Dec 2012 #10
harmonicon Dec 2012 #11
HipChick Dec 2012 #12
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #13
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #42
mokawanis Dec 2012 #14
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #20
pscot Dec 2012 #15
cynatnite Dec 2012 #16
woodsprite Dec 2012 #18
fizzgig Dec 2012 #19
av8rdave Dec 2012 #21
MissMillie Dec 2012 #22
tabbycat31 Dec 2012 #23
siligut Dec 2012 #24
kentauros Dec 2012 #25
In_The_Wind Dec 2012 #26
femmocrat Dec 2012 #27
applegrove Dec 2012 #28
watch the sky Dec 2012 #29
tavernier Dec 2012 #30
Kaleva Dec 2012 #34
siligut Dec 2012 #37
Kaleva Dec 2012 #38
tavernier Dec 2012 #44
Kaleva Dec 2012 #45
GoCubsGo Dec 2012 #32
Kaleva Dec 2012 #33
LWolf Dec 2012 #35
handmade34 Dec 2012 #39
Iggo Dec 2012 #41
MissV Dec 2012 #43
JeffHead Dec 2012 #46
silentwarrior Dec 2012 #47
Gabi Hayes Dec 2012 #48
DearHeart Dec 2012 #49
Initech Dec 2012 #50
auntAgonist Dec 2012 #51

Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:14 PM

1. This year I got one present

a box of holiday colored (green and red) DOTS.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:14 PM

2. Books.

Cash.
Gift cards. (Indirectly, a desk chair and a new computer mouse.)

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:17 PM

3. An Amazon gift certificate.

The Kindle Paperwhite is on the way.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:19 PM

4. A half sized bottle of wine from the mini-bar.

Complements of the hotel.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:26 PM

5. actually...

My Parents are in Osaka Japan visiting my Uncle's family till well after the first of the new year. (Wish I could have gone but my passport long expired.) We don't usually celebrate Kurisumasu, but they did send me a little cash before they left, because they know I love Peking Duck this time of year. I had enough cash to get some last night, and a little left over to buy some on the first of the year! Its amazing how far a duck will go for one person, so I am good for the next day or so! (I am stuffed now, bleh...haha!)

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:47 PM

9. I've had Peking duck once and it was delcious!

There is something almost divine about that crispy skin!

*drools*

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:06 AM

17. I am sure by New Years day..

I will be craving it again!

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:16 PM

31. Hey, Kimi!

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Response to easttexaslefty (Reply #31)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:53 AM

52. hi hi

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:39 PM

6. I had a great Christmas.

A surprise visit from my Denver daughter and grandsons, some redwing slippers, a very awesome tripod, a wallet, a Canon 8-15 mm fisheye lens, and this jacket (this color with a hood) made right here in Alaska.

http://www.copperriverfleece.com/jw194.html

I am blessed to have a husband who spoils me.



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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:37 PM

36. I love that jacket!

Especially the one on the right with all of that COOL trim. You have a great husband! It would be a tough choice to have to decide on the color and trim for one of those jackets or vests. All of them are gorgeous!

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #36)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:00 PM

40. I picked the brown because I'm an "autumn"

The more primary colors aren't good for me. And, yes, mine has the beautiful trim. I love supporting the local artisans.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:42 PM

7. Massaging neck pillow...

and the Charlie Brown holiday specials on blu-ray from my hubby. Cash and a whole mess of baked goods.
The best presents were the kisses from the pups at the humane society where my husband works part time and where I volunteer.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:42 PM

8. I got a driveway. tis a thing of beauty.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:11 PM

10. Phlegm

Actually that's what I once heard Harlan Ellison say on the radio. He said that growing up, his family was so poor that the kids got phlegm for the holidays.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:30 PM

11. A new computer...

I actually got it a month ago. I tried to say "no", but I didn't try that hard, I guess... so, on actual Christmas I got a new pair of Levi's, some macadamia nuts, and some family photos. My nephew got the most stuff... as we told him, more than everyone else combined, but he didn't quite believe it.

The best part was that on Christmas eve day, I got my passport back with my Swiss work visa in it. That's what I really wanted, because trying to sort that out had become a multi-week massive headache and delaying it much longer could have caused me big problems.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:46 PM

12. The Flu

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Response to HipChick (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:53 PM

13. Awwww that is

such a bummer. I hope you feel better soon. Peace. LMSP

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Response to HipChick (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:27 PM

42. Yuck! I hope you feel better, soon!

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:57 PM

14. Hang gliding lesson

Kind of suspicious too. Last week I brought home my retirement statement from work and one of the items listed was how much dough my wife gets if I die before I retire. Today I get hang-gliding lessons as a gift.

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Response to mokawanis (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:07 AM

20. Lol.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:57 PM

15. A fleece jacket

and several grams of medicinal herb. Thank you jeebus.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:21 AM

16. I got a new car, an ultrabook, an Ipad, a 3D plasma TV...

Okay, I actually got my entire family together with the grandchildren...that was way better.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:41 AM

18. A fleece jacket, ss ring, Indiana Jones DVD collection, book on canning.

I've never tried canning, but would like to. And Sims 3: Seasons.

The best presents though, were that we are all healthy and still in our home. We also got a present from our insurance co. Apparently the original adjusters left a lot off the estimated coverage for the roof repairs -- by about half! Soooo they're rewriting the estimate.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:51 AM

21. A bookcase and an amp

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:56 AM

22. a cast iron dutch oven

which I wanted very much.

a bracelet, some candles, fragranced body wash and lotion, and an electric griddle.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:48 AM

23. an awesome weekend with an awesome person

Ok that was before xmas

Yesterday I got

$$ (which will be used to replace my phone that started messing up big time on Friday-- silly Mayans)
Gift card to Amazon to get stuff on my Kindle with.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:52 PM

24. Warm socks and sweaters, chocolates and all-weather tires

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:55 PM

25. Assorted foods and snacks,

two gift-cards for Amazon, one gift-card for Chefs.com, and a check for some money

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:04 PM

26. Rest.

Peace and quite, except:
the cooing from my flock of diamond doves
hellos and want_somes from the parrots
barking by the chocolate lab.
yeah peace and quite

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:24 PM

27. A new digital camera.

The old one was way too pokey for action shots. LOL

And some other very nice gifts (including a couple of Corgi items) from family members.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:08 PM

28. Books, books and more books. I bought

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them all for other people to give to me so there were few surprises. My dad, cat lover, got a coffee table book on cats which he loved. He stopped opening presents right there and just looked at cats for the rest of the morning.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:31 PM

29. candy, cash, and a rum cake

I gave gift certificates to most, at clothing stores primarily so I don't have to guess the size.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:01 PM

30. A gorgeous necklace,

gift certificates for manicure and pedicure, two scarves, a jeweled heart scarf clasp from Ireland, silver and crystal earrings, a hairbrush, two holiday ornaments, and my favorite... a cloth shoulder bag with a crayon portrait of a Florida panther drawn by my 11 year old grandson. Priceless.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #30)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:29 PM

34. I, for some reason, thought you were a guy.

Not that it matters if some man gets excited about getting earrings, a necklace, a couple of scarfs and gift certificates for a manicure and pedicure.

For a long time, I thought MFM was some nasty mother who liked to flip people off.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #34)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:42 PM

37. Maybe you are thinking of Taverner

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=profile&uid=142485

And he is a guy.

MFM took his moniker in jest when we had a beloved poster named leftyfingerpop.

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Response to siligut (Reply #37)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:45 PM

38. You are right. I mixed up the names.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #38)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:35 PM

44. Yeah, Taverner and I have had some chuckles about our names

I was a regular on the board several years ago, but bush just sent me into a spiral so I had to leave politics for a while. I used to be KeysDisease, but since I couldn't remember any of that necessary top secret stuff (passwords, secret hand shake, etc.) to get back in, I just started from scratch. Tavernier is the town I live in, in the Florida Keys.

Yeah I'm a girl, but I'm ok with guys wearing jewelry and getting manicures. I draw the line at Victoria's Secret though, since the guys who shop there are better looking than me. Not fair.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #44)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:41 PM

45. I've been to Key West a couple of times when I was in the service.

Had a lot of fun (or so I was told!) but it was damn hot! Then working the next day in the heat with a hangover made me swear off drinking. At least till knock off when me and my shipmates would go out into town and do it all over again.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:22 PM

32. A bag of Seven Monkey Fury and a new laptop.

The Seven Monkey Fury is coffee, BTW. It came from the local coffee shop. I got it from the couple for whom I am cat-sitting, along with a nice bottle of Chianti, which will get drunk if and when I ever find a damn job. The laptop is replacing the nearly-unusable hand-me-down I have, as well as my 10-year-old desktop, which is starting to deteriorate. Can't afford to lose computer/Internet access while I'm still job-hunting. Did I ever telly that I have great family members? I also got cash, and a gift card to 5 Guys Burgers from my cat nieces. I've never been... I also gave myself a bunch of gifts by taking advantage of My Coke Rewards. They had a bunch of holiday deals on gift cards, and I got several of them. Missed out on a couple that I really wanted, but still made off quite well. Can't seem to break my Diet Coke habit, so I might as well take advantage of it...

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:23 PM

33. Food.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:32 PM

35. I got

a lot of socks and a roku. (I think that's what it's called; something to allow me to stream netflix?)

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:57 PM

39. no material gifts...

but I got a day to start setting up my "room"... arts, workroom, sewing, etc...

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:05 PM

41. A thermal, a gift card from guitar center, and that's it.

But that's how I like it. It really is better to give than receive, and it's great to be in a position to do that.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:30 PM

43. Kindle Fire

I also got homemade sea salt caramels, cookies and perfume oils.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:24 PM

46. Absolutely Nothing

Just what I wanted. I told family I didn't want to play the capitalist game of consumerism any more. I bought the kids some things because who can deny the little kids a toy or two. They will learn soon enough it's all a game and they can decide for themselves whether they want to play or not. As for me I'm out.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:50 PM

47. I got perfume,

boots, book vouchers, money and sweeties

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:30 PM

48. a catheter

yowchie!!!

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:34 PM

49. Gift card for the movies!

Haven't been to a movie for months and it's killing me!!

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:16 AM

50. Nice leather jacket, getting window tinting on my car, and got some money from the relatives.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:50 AM

51. Nexus 7 tablet. lovin' it.

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