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Title: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Ozymandias on 24 Dec 2007, 17:40
Guys, it's Christmas in over 50% of the world.

What did you get.

I got:

(http://www.pretentiousgamer.com/photos/pressies.JPG)

Sonic Screwdriver & DS Lite
And some clothes
And a gift card to Olive Garden

REJOICE IN YOUR MATERIALISM NOW.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Thrillho on 24 Dec 2007, 17:41
I didn't realise there were actually people who opened their shit on Christmas Eve.

Or do you just open as soon as the clock strikes twelve?
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: camelpimp on 24 Dec 2007, 17:45
Hey, Ozy, did you actually registrar on Christmas?

Cosmic.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Storm Rider on 24 Dec 2007, 17:58
You didn't have a DS yet?

Jesus, you have like 3 years of games to catch up on. Good luck.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Spinless on 24 Dec 2007, 18:00
There's like, less than 10 that he 'needs' to play.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Ozymandias on 24 Dec 2007, 18:02
1) My family has always opened on Christmas Eve.

2) Yes, I joined on Christmas. I'm a regular Jesus.

3) I have a DS phat that is currently a work of art in progress. This is for playing.

POST YOUR LOOT.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: IronOxide on 24 Dec 2007, 18:04
So far I have gotten a coat and the promise of a new Euphonium for college, and it's not even Christmas Day.

It's going pretty hot so far, pictures maybe later.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Spinless on 24 Dec 2007, 18:05
Do I really need to post a picture of a single £20 note?
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Blue Kitty on 24 Dec 2007, 18:10
-Rock Band
-some money in gift cards
-something from my dad tomorrow
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Ladybug on 24 Dec 2007, 18:13
We celebrate and open stuff on Christmas Eve, as it is tradition here.

I got the following (click to enlarge):
(http://photo.tykjpelk.net/zenphoto/cache/jul/IMG_0136%201.JPG_595.jpg) (http://photo.tykjpelk.net/zenphoto/albums/jul/IMG_0136%201.JPG)
That light blue stuff on the left; Hilary Duff perfume and body lotion. Not wished for, still very sceptical towards the smell.
(http://photo.tykjpelk.net/zenphoto/cache/jul/IMG_0139%201.JPG_595.jpg) (http://photo.tykjpelk.net/zenphoto/albums/jul/IMG_0139%201.JPG)
The Converse shoes are too big, so I'm not sure I'll wear them - maybe, if they don't give me blisters and stuff (they were on sale, so I got them in the Christmas stocking, and can't be returned for another size). The hat is wonderful.

Some of the stuff that is kinda scrunched up includes pyjamas, a t-shirt in some kind of fabric that makes it awesome (I don't know the English word - it's the kind of stuff that keeps you warm and dry etc), seven pairs of socks, and wool socks. Also, 1000NOK, which is almost $180.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 24 Dec 2007, 19:03
The fact that you got a rather large knife is just a tad disconcerting...
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: KvP on 24 Dec 2007, 19:09
I got my brother Rock Band.

I'll probably get a laptop.

YAY FOR BEING UPPER-MIDDLE CLASS.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 24 Dec 2007, 19:13
Damn all of you! I have to wait until tomorrow. Not that I don't know most of what I'm getting but waiting sucks! I guess pictures are soon to come.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: SeanBateman on 24 Dec 2007, 19:13
Jews Jews Jews Jews Jews Jews Jews!

I got a Banana Republic sweater from my aunt that is a size too big.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Storm Rider on 24 Dec 2007, 19:14
There's like, less than 10 that he 'needs' to play.

That depends on what you consider 'needs'. I think I have at least 20 DS games at this point, actually. I'm still pissed that I lost my copy of Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time though...
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Spinless on 24 Dec 2007, 19:17
'needs' is why you should send me half those DS games, you greedy hog! Jeeze, leave some for other people!
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Ladybug on 24 Dec 2007, 19:20
The fact that you got a rather large knife is just a tad disconcerting...
Nah, it's rather awesome! Victorinox kitchen knife - superb quality, and kinda expensive. Got the bread knife last year, and I'll probably wish for one of those little knives that are good for fruits and vegetables next year.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Storm Rider on 24 Dec 2007, 19:20
I'm not greedy, I pay for them all myself! With money I earn from working. You know, contributing to society. You should try it sometime.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Spinless on 24 Dec 2007, 19:23
I give away large amounts of spare change sometimes. I like to pretend it validates my existence. Also, back rubs.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: thegreatbuddha on 24 Dec 2007, 19:37
I got drunk.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: stella on 24 Dec 2007, 20:08
I got a cozy pair of boots and Guitar Hero III.  Plus a bunch of cash.  Oh, and a CHOCOLATE BAR. 
Tomorrow, I go to my grandparents for probably more cash, maybe some gift cards.  It's all good. 
I got drunk.
I'm about to go join you in intoxicated spirit.  Happy Non-Denominational Holidays!
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Mnementh on 24 Dec 2007, 21:01
The fact that you got a rather large knife is just a tad disconcerting...

A proper chef's knife is the first knife for the kitchen you should ever own.  Everything else you can go without if need be, but not a chef's knife.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: jodizzle on 24 Dec 2007, 22:25
I got:
A Vacuum cleaner (yay! Yay for reals!)
Season 1 of Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Season 1 of The Brak Show
Half a Wacom tablet (the other half was for my birthday)
chicken shaped egg cups with chicken spoons! (they are the cutest!)
A large variety of Hello Kitty candy
A kitty calander
A Hello Kitty calander
Some earrings with SKULLS
a bunch of kitty stationary
A REDICULOUS PEN THE SIZE OF MY ARM
A serving platter
Peanut butter cups! (my boyfriends mum heard me complaining and went on a search for them. She thought she got Reeses but she got another kind.  They were also delicious!)
Oh and also my brother is going to help m,e upgrade my computer, so I can play games without it crashing! Hoorah!

I think I got some other random things but thats what I can remember.  Christmas is almsot over here!  I ate alot and took a nap.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 24 Dec 2007, 22:33
Lets see here. Its christmas Eve so I don't get to open my presents till tomorrow, but the ones I know I'm getting are a

6x8 Wacom Intuos 3
iPod Classic 80gb with the words "The Bandit" engraved on it
a sweater of some kind(they always get me one so this is conjecture)

There's another two presents under the tree that I have no idea what they are. I'll update tomorrow.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: jmrz on 24 Dec 2007, 22:51
So far:
- $250AU
- Lots of clothes
- Underwear
- Things to put away for when I move out of home - kitchen organiser thing, baking things (totally going to be used now)
- One of those mini photo printers
- Super fancy digital camera from the boyfriend (which I haven't actually got yet because the company he got it from messed up and didn't send it)
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: BobJoeJim on 24 Dec 2007, 23:42
$220 in Amazon.com gift certificates that I will probably be converting into a Kitchen-Aid Artisan stand mixer and a cheap (but as far as I can tell from the reviews, functional) pasta roller.  A creme brulee torch, massive yay.  Lots of cookies, candy, and other sugary items.  And my dad is taking me skiing tomorrow.  That's what I know about so far, but I have more on the way (a couple people have already apologized to me for the fact that their gifts are/will be late).
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Johnny C on 25 Dec 2007, 00:00
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 25 Dec 2007, 00:17
That's the gift that keeps on giving isn't it?
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: E. Spaceman on 25 Dec 2007, 01:13
I bought myself a pair of shoes! They are pinstriped!
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: morca007 on 25 Dec 2007, 01:14
(http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/2860/wxp12007122501092601ly7.jpg)
Essentially the greatest gift ever. Cunning, aint it?
My ex knit it for me, and gave it to me the last day of term (Last day ever at that school since I am transferring), because I introduced her to Firefly.

That, and my parents gave me a $50 Amazon certificate, plus whatever gets opened this morning.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: normz on 25 Dec 2007, 02:14
- a digital camera YESSSS!!!!!!!  plus all shit to go with it ... memory card, squishy case etc
- too many dvds to recall (including the entire sex and the city series ... SWEET!)
- books books books
- a set of 4 crystal royal doulton champagne flutes (thanks work)
- other homeware type stuff candles, kitchenware .... the usual stuff for young uni students
- booze
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: schimmy on 25 Dec 2007, 02:16
Beer Brewing Kit!
Heima!
Other stuff!
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: thegreatbuddha on 25 Dec 2007, 02:40
A proper chef's knife is the first knife for the kitchen you should ever own.  Everything else you can go without if need be, but not a chef's knife.

qft
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: tommydski on 25 Dec 2007, 04:54
1) My family has always opened on Christmas Eve.

Your Mother must think it's Xmas Eve every day.

Jews Jews Jews Jews Jews Jews Jews!

This is suspiciously like my Xmas wish list.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: bryanthelion on 25 Dec 2007, 07:02
Clothes, nose trimmer, new monopoly, juicer, hat, guitar hero 2, new trauma center, Persepolis 2 (YES!), and bodywash thats peppermint scented.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: ummmkay on 25 Dec 2007, 07:29
SUPER MARIO GALAXY
a cute pair of flats
a ridiculously large universal remote that is just about impossible to misplace
gift certificate to the mellow mushroom
a box of dessert recipes
some other small stuff
a trip to disney world on friday

but mainly SUPER MARIO GALAXY. too bad my brother got guitar hero 3 so i have to fight him to get any time to play it.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Cartilage Head on 25 Dec 2007, 07:32
 A Wii, Warioware for the Wii, and some pretty sweet clothes.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 25 Dec 2007, 07:48
right, so the rest of my stuff are:

-a poster that has "Shit Happens"  worded according to various institutions and beliefs i.e "Disneyism -Bad shit doesn't happen here," Buddhism, Atheism and so on ans so forth (jeez, never seen that one beforeat every mall I've ever been to) from my brother. He even framed it.

-a Power Strip with analog timer for day and night functions for my python's terrarium from my sis (extremely practical)

-a fleece sweater from my dad that's 2 times too big

-and a shirt/undershirt combo that is extremely soft and a little bit small(skin-tight) from my grandmother.

-So add that to my new iPod and Wacom Tablet (which both should be arriving within the next few days) interesting haul.


Heh, I bought my littler brother Blade Runner Ultimate Edition and that horror/comedy Blacksheep, he likes 'em.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: yelley on 25 Dec 2007, 08:06
yelley's loot
[img width= height=]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41OGJXKSjSL._AA280_.jpg[/img] yay green cookware.
[img width= height=]http://www.kitchenetc.com/images/products/shprodde/180536.jpg[/img] a potrack for green cookware
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31BWLQnwJjL._AA280_.jpg) a bamboo salt box yay
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FKUOJS6KL._AA280_.jpg) onyx edition scrabble hells yes
[img width= height=]http://img.nextag.com/image/COPCO-Cavalier-Teakettle-Green/1/000/005/068/683/506868363.jpg[/img] green teakettle yay
also, a green needle roll for my knitting needles, cute clover charm dpn holders, my word coach for the ds (hells yeah vocabulary games), better homes and gardens cook book (yay cooking), a recipe book of all my aunt's secret recipes (yay finally), special edition fight club dvd (mine got stolen in college before i could watch the special features!), and harry potter five.

jason's loot
xbox 360 with marvel ultimate alliance and forza motorsport 2 (random games that look junky, but the only white xbox i could find), halo 3, bioshock, extra wireless controller, and money from his family.

yaaaaaaaay materialism.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: yelley on 25 Dec 2007, 09:08
4-6 sweaters

.... 5 sweaters?
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 25 Dec 2007, 09:36
Lacking a digital camera, I shall list what I got:

Around $600 from various relatives &c.
Leaf Storm by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Collected Short Stories of William Faulkner
A book of Turner paintings/watercolors
An encyclopedia of film
A book on cult films
Le Circle Rouge on Criterion DVD
Candy

I still haven't gotten a couple checks from some aunts/uncles but that's my haul for the most part.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: morca007 on 25 Dec 2007, 10:40
I guess since I didn't ask for anything, I can't question, but some of these things have me wondering how they arrived at them.
-Two T-shirts
-A blank T with some paint, I guess they saw that I made one tee with a stencil and decided I need a ton of paint?
-Camelbak Nalgene clone
-LED headlamp?
-Book, "I Hate Anne Coulter," should be funny.

Also, I kind of feel terrible for bad mouthing the iPhone to my parents, apparently they got my sister one.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Hunter on 25 Dec 2007, 11:02
My dad got my mom an iPhone and she doesn't want it.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Thrillho on 25 Dec 2007, 11:12
We celebrate and open stuff on Christmas Eve, as it is tradition here.

I got the following (click to enlarge):
(http://photo.tykjpelk.net/zenphoto/cache/jul/IMG_0136%201.JPG_595.jpg) (http://photo.tykjpelk.net/zenphoto/albums/jul/IMG_0136%201.JPG)
That light blue stuff on the left; Hilary Duff perfume and body lotion. Not wished for, still very sceptical towards the smell.
(http://photo.tykjpelk.net/zenphoto/cache/jul/IMG_0139%201.JPG_595.jpg) (http://photo.tykjpelk.net/zenphoto/albums/jul/IMG_0139%201.JPG)
The Converse shoes are too big, so I'm not sure I'll wear them - maybe, if they don't give me blisters and stuff (they were on sale, so I got them in the Christmas stocking, and can't be returned for another size). The hat is wonderful.

Some of the stuff that is kinda scrunched up includes pyjamas, a t-shirt in some kind of fabric that makes it awesome (I don't know the English word - it's the kind of stuff that keeps you warm and dry etc), seven pairs of socks, and wool socks. Also, 1000NOK, which is almost $180.

Is it me, or did you actually just get an overnight bag rather than Christmas gifts?
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 25 Dec 2007, 11:43
A totally rad, and most importantly, fully functioning iPod to replace my craptacular one! Also Hot Couture perfume by Givenchy, my favourite scent to wear and some chocolate. :)
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: tommydski on 25 Dec 2007, 11:48
My dad got my mom an iPhone and she doesn't want it.

I can understand why your father would think that she wants it.

Dang, what is it with me and Your Mother jokes on Xmas?
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: TwinkyToes on 25 Dec 2007, 11:57
Nothing this year except for some fish that I bought.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: quietnow on 25 Dec 2007, 12:42
i got a new lens for my camera, some perfume, and a hello kitty robe. XD
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Mnementh on 25 Dec 2007, 13:08
My girlfriend gave me a really nice Ralph Lauren wallet,  a nice scarf, and several books. I gave her small diamond studs, several scarves, and an iTunes gift card.

My sisters gave me a baking stone and mixing bowls, and I gave one sister a silverware set, and the other a variety of loose teas. I gave my father Feist's The Reminder and Springsteen's Magic, and my mother a suet holder for the bird feeders. My parents gave me a set of cocktail forks and knives, a fancy corkscrew (Metrokane Rabbit), half a dozen bottles of wine, a new Airport, and a KitchenAid Stand Mixer.

It's been a nice Christmas.

(http://www.kitchenaid.com/assets/images/product/LargeView/kp26m1xce-largeview.jpg)

Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: yelley on 25 Dec 2007, 13:22
oh man i am totally envious of your kitchenaid. i have been eyeing the apple green one for quite some time.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Mnementh on 25 Dec 2007, 13:23
Professional Series 600!

I'm going to have to start selling my bread to local shops I think, because now I have the capacity to make more than I can eat.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: heather on 25 Dec 2007, 13:29
My family and I don't really do Christmas anymore (me being in Australia and them being in Massachusetts), but my mother sent me some nice things anyway:
- cute hat/scarf/glove set from American Eagle (that I can't use till June) :P
- Some necklaces
- A pair of pants
- Oil of Olay SPF30 facial moisturizer

Things other people and work got me:
- wine
- yoga mat
- a night of drunken debauchery
- a massage
- a raise!

Things I got myself:
- MacBook! :D
- Few colorful sweaters
- Bunch of shirts
- A clean house (still in progress)

Things nature gave me:
- sore throat
- stuffy nose
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Spinless on 25 Dec 2007, 13:33
-Rain in my guitar
-numb fingers
-wet cigarettes

Maybe a walk wasn't such a good idea?
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: imapiratearg on 25 Dec 2007, 13:56
I am thoroughly satisfied with my "haul" this year:

-80 GB Zune 2
-One of these types of hats:

(http://www.xsmilitary.com/dbimages/CLH027.jpg)

-A bunch of shirts.  A few are too large for me, so I'm going to try to shrink them in the dryer, and one is this uber comfy collared shirt.
-An electric toothbrush type thing.

And I think that's it.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Mnementh on 25 Dec 2007, 14:06
I am thoroughly satisfied with my "haul" this year:

-80 GB Zune 2

One word: Gobots
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: pen on 25 Dec 2007, 14:26
I actually got more than I thought I would...

a GUESS watch
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix dvd
a sweater that's too small, but very cute... so sad
a beaded necklace
Border's gift card

Know what I did NOT get?  a skip-it. I have one gift that's coming, and I suspect it's going to be kick-ass pajama pants.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: vegkitkat on 25 Dec 2007, 14:51
I got:
- $150 CDN
-Chapters gift card
-HMV giftcard
-Giftcard to local mall
-A blanket
-A bag made of recycled suits
-A sweater
-Pair of boxing gloves
-Chocolates
-Socks
and best of all...
PICTIONARY
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: imapiratearg on 25 Dec 2007, 14:58
I am thoroughly satisfied with my "haul" this year:

-80 GB Zune 2

One word: Gobots

 :?
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Verergoca on 25 Dec 2007, 15:01
I got uhm,

-Ski goggles
-Ski socks
-Ski/thermal underwears
-Small handy bottle of whiskey.

Guess who will be going skiing soon :)

(I got my brother a headset, which is actually more of a gift for everyone cause now he can play bang-of-duty4 or whatever it is in the living room without annoying the crap out of everyone!)
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Sir Tacopuss on 25 Dec 2007, 15:32
I live in germany, so I got most of my gifts on christmas eve.

let's see...

-two pairs of pants (lsand-colored corduroy and brown-ish Denim that kind of looks like raw leather)
-A sweater
-A nice Hoody
-three longsleeves (Some of my relatives seem to have discovered longsleeves just recently, I already got 2 for my birthday earlier this month. But I'm ot complaining, they're good to wear under sweaters when it's cold outside.)
-chocolate

But the best was this book:

(http://www.merio.de/knvpics/cover181/18113726N.jpg)


it's by one of my most favourite wildlife-cameramen, Andreas Kieling.

(http://media.hoffmann-und-campe.de/media/img/dyn/7fe6940c304822ab572d60b8910933f2.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: StaedlerMars on 25 Dec 2007, 15:55
killer shoes

Those are nice

I got:
cashmere sweater.
new nano ipod.
scarf.
giant mikado set. (win)
books.


oh-sweet-jesus good food.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Drill King on 25 Dec 2007, 16:04
Uh.. Let's see, it was a pretty small haul this year because my mom gave me 250 dollars for Christmas. However, I know it's not about getting but.. I'll list why I'm somewhat dubious about some of the gifts:

Three Pairs of Socks(this is basic, can't complain, can't like it? They're brown.)
A Necklace and earring set with fish bones on it(this is my favorite present, my sister made it for me)
A hat(this is pretty nice, I like hats)
3 boxes of chocolate(I think this is a present for them, everyone knows I don't like or eat a lot of chocolate.)
A bar of chocolate(see above)
A can of cashews(I don't eat nuts)
A necklace with a cursive A on it(it's not my style but it's uh.. fancy? I dunno conservative looking, it'll be good for fancy occasions)
A pair of earrings(I like them but I can't wear them, despite the fact I told the girl that gave them to me I can't wear anything with nickel, lead, etc in them. She got them for me anyway.)
A Lish bath ball(can't use it, gives me rash)
Four bottles of bath stuff(I can use it, but I prefer not to because if I use it then I have to shower off after my bath, but it'll be nice occasionally. Also gives me a rash if I don't wash it off properly)
Travel Shampoo(even though I can just pour my current shampoo into a smaller bottle. Nice gesture though)
A travel bathroom kit(With everything but a razor, the only thing I really wanted for that sorta stuff)
Some white asian tea(which I don't like white tea, which my mother knows)
A nice scarf(I like this, I like scarves)
Another necklace( I like this, but once again the metal thing, but it's not as bad as with earrings so I can wear it occasionally)

Gifts from friends:
A mug(It's nice weight)
Pair of stud earrings(Omfg I can wear them ohmy.gif)
A pack of playing cards(..I don't know what this one means)

I guess I was more bummed out that I didn't ask for barely anything, like.. four things, and didn't get any of them(IE A tea kettle, new PJs, Phantom hourglass for my DS, a new bra)

I wish I had gotten more video games.

but overall I had a good christmas more because people didn't forget me :3


I almost forgot my favorite pre-christmas gift My Jingle Spells CD from M'boy. I also just realized it seems like it's alot but it's all very inexpensive or hand made stuff.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Patrick on 25 Dec 2007, 16:06
We won't open gifts until 7 tonight, 'cause my stepbrother has to work.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: tommydski on 25 Dec 2007, 16:53
I got Laid.

(http://www.blaxploitation.com/images/movie_gifs/movie_shaft_1.gif)
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: 0bsessions on 25 Dec 2007, 17:42
As is the case year in and year out, my parents tell me that this year's going to be tight for them and they can't afford much for my siblings and I.

I was smart enough to go nuts on them anyway, which was smart as they spent way more than they should've:

Boston Red Sox World Series Collector's Edition DVD (8 Disc set including the full broadcasts of the last seven games of the playoffs)
Home Movies Season Four
Futurama - Bender's Big Score
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Special Edition DVD

MLB Power Pros for Wii (Supposedly the best baseball sim on the system)
Final Fantasy XII - Revenant Wings for Nintendo DS

A full set of those Star Wars stamps they released over the summer (Which are surprisingly awesome)
A couple of towels (Shane, Rachel and Huda can all vouch for my incredible need for some)
A set of gold emblazoned baseball cards of the entire 2007 Red Sox 25-man playoff roster
A Futurama calender
A Dr. Zoidberg figure (Who now proudly stands atop my monitor)

Also, Rachel got me a Red Sox shot glass and will not be getting pajama pants from me. Good guess, though.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Oli on 25 Dec 2007, 18:01
it's by one of my most favourite wildlife-cameramen, Andreas Kieling.

Does he know he is about to get mauled by a bear?

I got a bunch of stuff. Slippers, whisky, chocolates, money, shower gel, shaving foam, and a large sum of money which I will be using to pay for a trip to Toronto for the 20th of June next year. See you there QCites. Oh I will also be spending some of the money on booze and the evil dead trilogy box-set. Boom Boom.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: SeanBateman on 25 Dec 2007, 18:02
Boston Red Sox World Series Collector's Edition DVD (8 Disc set including the full broadcasts of the last seven games of the playoffs)

fag.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Storm Rider on 25 Dec 2007, 18:18
MLB Power Pros for Wii (Supposedly the best baseball sim on the system)

I've actually heard that as well. Plus, Vlad Guerrerro looks hilarious with no mouth.

(http://www.wiisworld.com/images/boxpics/wii/big/MLB-Power-Pros-US.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Ladybug on 25 Dec 2007, 18:19
Is it me, or did you actually just get an overnight bag rather than Christmas gifts?
I think it may just be you, but if not at least it's an awesome overnight bag. The electric toothbrush is niiice, as are a lot of the other gifts. Way better than last year.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Spinless on 25 Dec 2007, 18:27
4-6 sweaters

.... 5 sweaters?

Two of them can be turned inside out to make two different sweaters, hence 4-6.
4, 6 if you include the inversions.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: 0bsessions on 25 Dec 2007, 18:50
I've actually heard that as well. Plus, Vlad Guerrerro looks hilarious with no mouth

After playing a quick game, I have to say I've never seen anything more adorable in my life than MLB Power Pros Manny Ramirez.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Emaline on 25 Dec 2007, 19:57
Sweater from Victoria Secret
Hat/Gloves/Scarf set
Venus razor set
Lip gloss
Beer
Candy



And I woke up this morning with a bad cold.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: SeanBateman on 25 Dec 2007, 19:58
Victoria's secret makes sweaters?
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Patrick on 25 Dec 2007, 20:14
Okay, we finally opened shit. Haul is as follows:

- Gift certificate to Amazon.com
- Clapton: The Autobiography
- Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman's Cane Sword
- Seymour Duncan soundhole pickup for my acoustic guitar
- Big fuckin' thing of peanut brittle
- I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert
- Chocolate-covered marshmallow Christmas tree and milk chocolate Santa
- Boss DD-20 delay pedal for my guitars
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: tania on 25 Dec 2007, 20:42
i did not ask for anything except little boy underwear.
thongs are overrated. personally i think briefs on a girl are just about the sexiest thing ever.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Patrick on 25 Dec 2007, 20:55
I'm going to commit a forum party foul to say "Holy fuck yes they are"
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: E. Spaceman on 25 Dec 2007, 21:28
I got a CD and a book. I also bought myself a pair of shoes.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: DonInKansas on 25 Dec 2007, 21:43

 Christmas is almsot over here!  I ate alot and took a nap.


I totally read this at first as "I ate a lot and took a crap."  That made me chuckle.

I got clothes and some cologne.  I'm too old and poor to get toys anymore; when you're raising your 17 year old sister and have a 3 year old as a parent you take a backseat.  The best part was Nathan seeing the tree and saying "Santa was here!  Santa was here!"  This is the first year he's really known what's going on.  It was better than any gift ever.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: squawk on 25 Dec 2007, 22:25
I don't really care about Christmas gifts. I like to make and give things to people but as for receiving I just see it as an opportunity to get stuff that I have been meaning to buy because I never go out and buy anything ever. The season is nice though because my siblings come home and we make food and play video games. My brother and I beat Mario today!

- Metroid Prime 3 Corruption
- Phantom Hourglass
- Moneys
- Two shirts, one of which has neat octopuses on it
- A new hoodie that is a pretty light green type color and also I spent fifteen minutes trying to figure out what the pattern was. I think it is a bunch of skulls which I am not actually too fond of, but they still look cool and I think there are a few dinosaur skulls on it which makes up for it.
- My sister and I also made cinnamon rolls!

Perhaps pictures later. If I get around to it they might just be of the rolls because got-damn those were fucking delicious



Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: fatty on 25 Dec 2007, 23:07
(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k303/aka-fatty/random%20stuff/IMG_8536.jpg)
Also, a singlet, which I'm wearing.

Everyone knows I like jewellery.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: michaelicious on 25 Dec 2007, 23:51
SUPER MARIO GALAXY

If you look closely at the cover of this game, there are stars accenting certain letters of the title that happen to spell out "U R MR GAY". 

PS - Probably one of the best games I've ever played.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: axerton on 25 Dec 2007, 23:59
(http://www.pcmegastore.nl/catalog/images/LogitecPure-FiElite.JPG)
Awesome.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Caiphana on 26 Dec 2007, 01:03
I got some shoes and socks and underwear. Which I totally needed and am very excited about. I love cute underwear. My man gave me a spice rack (YES. Spice rack. With spices), this awesome crafty book chock full of ideas and such, and a gigantic word puzzle magazine, along with assorted candies.

My gran and aunt gave me cash and a few little things.

I'm going to buy a beginner guitar with the cash.

I am very excited about this.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: tommydski on 26 Dec 2007, 04:03
i did not ask for anything except little boy underwear.
thongs are overrated. personally i think briefs on a girl are just about the sexiest thing ever.

Finally someone asked for something decent for Xmas.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Lunchbox on 26 Dec 2007, 04:18
So you won't be interested in the black and red lace corset and thong my boyfriend got me for Christmas? Pity.

Other than that I got a bunch of cupcake-related-paraphernalia from my mum and grandparents, lots of chocolate, a nice scented candle and pretty holder, a blue sundress, some 'Green Tea' perfume, a Doctor Who novel and the Doctor Who Season Three box set.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: jhocking on 26 Dec 2007, 06:07
I got some great clothes from my youngest sister and my mom, but what really takes the cake is the gift from my other sister (how do you refer to a sibling you is younger than you but your oldest sister?)

This is what she got me:
(http://static.blogo.it/designerblog/8520010000xx131.jpg)
http://shop.lego.com/Product/?p=852001
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: ledhendrix on 26 Dec 2007, 06:21
I got some books, some fishing stuff, couple of hoodys, a really comfy long sleeve top, chocolates and driving lessons. My sister got a ds so i just have to steal that off her all the time.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: valley_parade on 26 Dec 2007, 06:49
Suck it, bitches. I got some awesome sweaters and jeans from my mom and my grandparents, a new pair of Docs and a watch from my dad and his girlfriend, a copy of NBA Live 2008 (short white dudes are dunking on me...), a few DVDs, and assorted monies (with which I finally bought a pair of Sk8-His)

TwinkyToes, I'll still take you up on the offer for those now-post-Xmas makeouts. =D
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: jhocking on 26 Dec 2007, 07:00
My sister got a ds so i just have to steal that off her all the time.
Both my youngest sister and my mom got DSs for Christmas. My other sister already had a DS. I still haven't gotten one for myself. This is like the Twilight Zone.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Johnny C on 26 Dec 2007, 08:17
My actual "haul," though apparently I'm getting two more presents tonight and I don't know what they are:


This year wasn't much and I'm really okay with that. Instead it was just a good day with my family.


EDIT FOR A CLUMSY COME-ON:

So you won't be interested in the black and red lace corset and thong my boyfriend got me for Christmas? Pity.

He's more interested in the photographs of it. Remember that it's better to give than to receive, dear.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Gemmwah on 26 Dec 2007, 08:18
This year I got The Magician's Nephew, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Horse and his Boy in one book, some heinously pink lipgloss and a new make-up bag from my mum, a tongue stud from my sister, some bath salts from my cousin and a nail care kit from my Grandmother.

Next year I am giving my mother a list of the things I want with links to the websites where you can get them. Either that or asking for cash, which I know people don't really like to give but at least then I'd be able to buy the things I want rather than be bought everything that I do not need.

Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: ampersandwitch on 26 Dec 2007, 11:30
I only asked for two things - a book by Howard Zinn and the Ingmar Bergman direction of The Magic Flute - and I got a ten dollar CD that I already own from my brother who doesn't know me at all, a Billy Collins book that my dad bought with me a month ago telling me that he would probably give away after he had read it, and some cheap underwear that I picked out with my mother the day before.
I mean wooo free shit I love free shit.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: ampersandwitch on 26 Dec 2007, 11:51
Sam, why you gotta win so hard?
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: pen on 26 Dec 2007, 11:52
also, should i use money leftover from buying the wii for two pairs of sneakers, or these? (http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=66&products_id=226)

I would never pay that much for a pair of jeans.  If they cost more than $25, it's not worth it.  Go with new sneakers. New shoes are FUN!
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: BobJoeJim on 26 Dec 2007, 11:54
a bunch of cupcake-related-paraphernalia

Pics please?  Wait... did I quote the right part of your post?  Let me check...  Yeah, yeah I did, I really want to see pictures of cupcakes.  Cupcakes are delicious.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Spinless on 26 Dec 2007, 12:39
People...ask? For what they want? And then somebody gets it for you? I gotta get in on this.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: tania on 26 Dec 2007, 13:01
sometimes they do!
i am incredibly hard to shop for because i am sort of a minimalist. as a weird person i also tend to only like weird things. if someone insists on getting me a gift, i'll usually give them a run down of some basic things i am in need of because as a broke-ass student the thought of somebody spending money on me, as thoughtful as the gift may have been, on something i frankly have no use for is immensely distressful. in all honesty i usually prefer to break tradition altogether and ask for money. no i do not actually care about the thought and i won't be offended that you don't know anything about me and didn't know what sort of gift i would want. i don't care. at this stage in my life helping me buy food and pay my bills is the best gift anyone can ever possibly give me.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 26 Dec 2007, 13:03
I am the same way.  Luckily, my relatives have figured out that they don't need to buy me "gifty" things because it's Holidaymas.  I will be genuinely happy about a package of socks.

This year I asked for stuff to help me train for the half marathon I want to run in about 4 months, including an 8 gb Sandisk Sansa.  I'm finally on the mp3 player bandwagon!  It's a lot of fun to run with tunes!  It's a lot of fun to do EVERYTHING with tunes.   I plan to be that annoying person who's constantly wearing headphones for at least a month or two.  Or forever.

Running related things I got:
-Armband to hold Sansa and headphones that don't block out atmospheric sounds.  You know, for safety and shit.
-Climalite top and pants.
-Fleecy hat that is an eyesore shade of yellow.  Again, for safety and shit.
-Short shorts!

I did also get non-running related things.  Mostly things that help me not die because I live in Wisconsin.
-Long underwear.
-Gloves.
-Balaclava.
-Freaking sweet collapsible snow shovel.
-Vegan with a Vengeance (awesome cookbook).

I'm happy with this year.  I'm fond of practical things, so I'm really excited about that snow shovel and balaclava.  Never again will I kick and paw through a snowdrift to get to my car!  Never again will my nostrils freeze as I ride my bike to campus!  I might be exaggerating.  I will probably do lots more frantic digging and freezing.  And cursing.

I'm also really happy with what I gave other people.  It sounds corny, but I really do enjoy finding perfect gifts for people, and I think I did a good job this year.  I tried to be extra thoughtful to make up for being so very cheap. 
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Tom on 26 Dec 2007, 13:40
Sometime you have to wait for presents. My parents ordered 2 books for me and so did my aunts and uncles (collectively) from A&R but the total of four books is yet to arrive. At least Ubik arrived.
Other than that I got some cheap, yet rather pleasant, t-shirts from K-mart as well as a pair of olive coloured shorts that came with an impossible belt.
I also joined the mp3 bandwagon and recieved $50 worth of borders vouchers.
My sister gave me The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 26 Dec 2007, 16:40
Which one? N64 or gamecube version? Or is there one for DS?

Guys, it is taking me forever to load all of my music onto this infernal little contraption they call an iPod. I've got about 150 CDs in my room and they are all going onto this little baby, thank god its got lke 80gb to it. I suppose it isn't all too bad, at least iTunes from what I can tell so far is mostly automatic.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 26 Dec 2007, 17:32
Darkblue: Headphones that doesn't block out external noise loses their entire point. You wear them so you can ignore people who shout at you in a socially acceptable way.

I agree completely, and that's why I have regular headphones that sound decent and sufficiently drown out noises.  I used them a lot when I lived in the dorms so I could pretend not to notice that my roommate was home and therefore not have to make awkward obligatory small talk that would distract me from whatever I was doing on my computer. 

I like those headphones, and I'd rather not sweat all over them when I run.  So I asked for some cheapass $8 sportclips that I not only don't care about filthying with my perspiration, they're too crappy to drown out things like passing cars.  I kinda like to hear if a semi is careening towards me so that I can brace myself for the gust of wind, or leap frantically out of the way. 


a pair of olive coloured shorts that came with an impossible belt.

What is an impossible belt?

Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 26 Dec 2007, 18:18
Damnit, Wii is starting to sound like I need to buy it now.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Tom on 26 Dec 2007, 18:25

a pair of olive coloured shorts that came with an impossible belt.

What is an impossible belt?



It's not really impossible, I, for the life of me, can't figure out how to secure it. It has no buckle or holes just two d-shaped metal rings attached to one end.
If the shutter of my camera weren't broken I'd post a picture
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Gemmwah on 26 Dec 2007, 18:30
You put the end through the middle of both loops, then bring it back the way it came, over the top of one and then under the other. Then pull it tight. That should work.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Patrick on 26 Dec 2007, 18:53
Damnit, I need to buy Wii now.

Fixed. Wii is a badass system. Nowhere near the awesome graphical capabilities of the next-gen systems, but the interface is such a mindfuck. My friend got COD3 for it today and she's having a damn good time.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Liz on 26 Dec 2007, 19:17
Here is my list. Screw all of you that get expensive stuff, these gifts come from the heart.

A little bear figurine (I get one every year to put on my shelf)
Into the Wild - John Krakauer
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Selected Poems by Mark Strand
Superbad (chicka chicka yeah)
A plaid hoodie
Red leather laptop tote
Teal necklace
Maybe... $70 cash?
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 26 Dec 2007, 19:29
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

Looks like the movie is succeeding in helping to promote atheism in the world, awesome job.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Liz on 26 Dec 2007, 19:35
I've read them already, but now that they're out in one volume I decided it was time for me to own it. Also I actually bought it for myself right before Christmas, as I didn't put it on my list, so now I have two. One will be returned to Barnes and Noble for some other books. I'm thinking the Narnia collection.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Tom on 26 Dec 2007, 19:43
the Chronicles of Narnia is the complete antitheist of His Dark Materials.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: captain zoe on 26 Dec 2007, 19:57

Guys, it is taking me forever to load all of my music onto this infernal little contraption they call an iPod. I've got about 150 CDs in my room and they are all going onto this little baby, thank god its got lke 80gb to it. I suppose it isn't all too bad, at least iTunes from what I can tell so far is mostly automatic.

I got an 80gb Classic myself, it took about a half hour to put on all 12 gigs of music on my computer.  I only had a 4gb mini before, so it's weird having EVERY SINGLE song I possess on my iPod.  And pictures.  And videos.  And I still have 64 gigs left.  Gaah!

What else...
some cds (James Blunt, Acoustic Alchemy are 2 of them)
"I Am America and So Can You" by Stephen Colbert
Pirates of the Caribbean 3
Harry Potter 5
The Legend of Drizzt Box Set I-III ([/nerd])
A pair of amazingly comfortable slippers
And some assorted miscellany....a box of strawberry Pocky, some little things, etc.

Santa was good this year. 
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Liz on 26 Dec 2007, 20:00
the Chronicles of Narnia is the complete antitheist of His Dark Materials.

And damn good. I'm agnostic.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Narr on 26 Dec 2007, 20:19

The Legend of Drizzt Box Set I-III ([/nerd])

Which one is that?  Is that the one that's about his roots, where he escapes from the Underdark?  I thought it was a good series.

As for me, I got a bunch of Webcomic T-Shirts (favorite being the "WW(batman)D" shirt off DrMcninja.com, and then a large gift visa.  That's it.  Pretty simple Christmas this year.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 26 Dec 2007, 23:27
the Chronicles of Narnia is the complete antithesis of His Dark Materials.

Fixed, antitheist means against any theism, anti-religion. Which Narnia is not.

However, I agree with Misconception. While I am definitely atheist, I still managed to enjoy Chronicles of Narnia as a great children's series, I just ignored its religious undertones just like I ignore the Bible. On a daily basis. Okay, I'm gonna stop talking about religion now, I'll only piss people off in some way or another.

Yeah, that iPod is insane, I've got everything on there, plus my brother's stuff. Like, 40gigs left over, and like somewhere around 2 weeks worth of music. Plus my brother's X-play podcasts.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Johnny C on 26 Dec 2007, 23:27
UPDATE:

So I got two gifts tonight. My one friend got me David Byrne's McSweeney's-published book, Arboretum (http://store.mcsweeneys.net/index.cfm/fuseaction/catalog.detail/object_id/67974993-06a3-48bd-9543-5b10953e0c70/Arboretum.cfm), along with a $25 gift certificate to the local independent record store. My other friend got me THIS SHIRT (http://achewood.com/shop/appm_dspec_premt_crc.php).
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Patrick on 26 Dec 2007, 23:33
My friend took me to a tobacco shop and got me pipe tobacco. Thus, the tobacco thread was born.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: ampersandwitch on 26 Dec 2007, 23:54
All my friends are jerks so far.
In other news, the underwear is fantastic.  Haven't touched the Billy Collins book, and I'm listening to the CD as I did before my brother sat his beefy ass on the original.
It sounds like some of you people need to adopt me into families that actually care.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Ballard on 27 Dec 2007, 00:58
I got a new HP Pavilion Entertainment PC, an awesome knitted hat with pom poms, a pair of brown Docs (pics in photo thread already), a VOX headphone adapter (which I successfully used today to play my guitar through my stereo system without blowing anything up!!), chocolate covered pretzels and graham crackers (omnomnom), a Ludlow Guitars T-shirt from my co-worker (we don't have any type of required work clothing so it's a T-shirt for the outside world and actually cool to own), and the promise of gifts on New Year's Eve from my mom who always holds out until then to give gifts. She just returned from a trip to southeast Asia so I'm expecting something from there.

  • In Rainbows diskbox

This year wasn't much and I'm really okay with that. Instead it was just a good day with my family.

Choke on a dick Johnny.

(Just teasing. Merry Christmas!)

So you won't be interested in the black and red lace corset and thong my boyfriend got me for Christmas? Pity.

Ok, sack up and admit it, how many of you immediately went to Aurostion upon reading this post?

I got:
A REDICULOUS PENIS THE SIZE OF MY ARM

I am deeply sorry but this is what I saw at first glance.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: ruyi on 27 Dec 2007, 01:24
from friends:
-chopin's nocturnes. i already have a copy, but now i can have a copy to use at home and one at school!
-a peach-colored rose. when i say peach colored i mean it really made people remark, "wow, that looks like a peach or a nectarine." it was orange with red at the outer rims. i know florists probably accomplish this trick by adding dyes to the water but whatever, i thought it was pretty neat.
-temporary henna tattoos.
-earrings. each one is a plastic baby on top of a metal painted earth globe, the kind that has a political map on it. one baby is black and the other is white. fun fact: both have blue eyes for some reason!

from family:
-$50. i ended up regifting this a few days later though.
-earrings. relatively generic silver hoopy things. my aunt who gave them to me is a sweetie though!
-plain white tee. not sure if this counts as a christmas gift, but my mom paid for it on christmas eve.

isn't present-wrapping funny? i think it is funny. i mean, that is cool if you can get all into the details and the ribbons and stuff, cause i was like that for a few years too, but i am just lazier now. i just think it is interesting that we manipulate our emotions in such a conscious way, that we enjoy the suspense of not knowing, of hiding and uncovering, the process of revealing. rituals are funny!
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Caiphana on 27 Dec 2007, 02:41
I agree with Misconception. While I am definitely atheist, I still managed to enjoy Chronicles of Narnia as a great children's series, I just ignored its religious undertones just like I ignore the Bible. On a daily basis. Okay, I'm gonna stop talking about religion now, I'll only piss people off in some way or another.
If a Christian can enjoy and absolutely love His Dark Materials, an atheist can enjoy Narnia. It's, you know, fiction, so read it as such. Of course, Pullman absolutely hates Lewis and says so often; he thinks The Chronicles of Narnia are sexist.

Whatever. CHRISTMAS! I got my man a remote-controlled helicopter.

He likes to fly it inside and make it hit things.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: rae on 27 Dec 2007, 03:01
T-shirts from threadless, The Stand and Salems Lot on dvd, Ghostworld and 30 Days of Night comics, truckload of chocolate, Doctor Who boxset, knee high boots, Harry Potter dvd and the usual stuff like pj's, smellies, socks, pants etc. Oh and £105, some of which I am using to get a fish eye camera.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: tommydski on 27 Dec 2007, 05:38
Holy shit, it's Rae.

Old skool.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Patrick on 27 Dec 2007, 08:48
chopin's nocturnes

Nice. Mind uploading a rapidshare or something?
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: ruyi on 27 Dec 2007, 09:26
it is a book of sheet music! ...unless you meant a zip of pdf files? or me playing all of them? maybe you were joking, but either way i probably can't!
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: costacide on 27 Dec 2007, 09:40
Books (because I a nerd)
Socks (because I destroy socks and underwear pretty regularly)
A Barnes & Noble gift card (for more books)
Toiletries (insinuations that I need them to smell pretty)
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Ally on 27 Dec 2007, 09:56
Question! But only because I'm positive that my family doesn't read this board.

This year for Hanukkah, I got a card in the mail, informing me that my aunt, her husband, and her daughter made a donation in my name to a charity as a gift. My brother received the same gift. This charity was not a charity that I'd ever heard of, or one that I felt any particular inclination towards, although I'm sure that it is a good charity that does good work. There has been trouble in my family, especially between this aunt and her daughter and me and my mom. We gave her daughter (my cousin) a gift this year.

Is this bad etiquette? I feel like it is (as you can probably tell). I don't really care, but it seems rude that they didn't at least choose a charity that I care about.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: dr.sangaygupta on 27 Dec 2007, 10:06
well....I have a split family so, I usually get twice the haul, because I have two Christmas days.
so far I have gotten:
-socks (lol)
-t-shirts
   both were nice.
-tool box
  so I would stop stealing tools from my garage
-a new 3' 1/2" longboard
-pulp fiction
-the simpsons movie
-$50 gift card to barns and noble
-$40 gift card to Best Buy
-plus a combined $650 from relatives and both parents.

'Twas a good year this year. :]
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: valley_parade on 27 Dec 2007, 10:09
I'm alright with it, Ally. A few years back, my uncle did the same thing, donating money to a charity in my name (I can't remember the name of it, but they provide wheelchairs to disabled children in poor countries). I thought it was a really nice gesture.

It wasn't a charity I would've given to on my own (those being the Jimmy Fund/Red Sox Foundation and Save The Music), but a good move either way.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: yelley on 27 Dec 2007, 10:09
honestly ally, i'd be miffed if my family did something like that for me. only because my entire family is religious and i am not, so knowing them they'd choose a very religious charity that i wouldn't donate to on my own.

this isn't to say that religious charities are bad... i'd just prefer to know that my money isn't going towards something that i don't believe in and have a slight bit of contempt for, you know?

basically, donating to a charity in someone's name as a gift is fine if you know it's a charity that that person knows of and supports. otherwise... kind of lame, should have done more research.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Dissy on 27 Dec 2007, 10:22
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B000X25GWM/sr=8-3/qid=1198778533/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=468642&s=videogames&qid=1198778533&sr=8-3 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B000X25GWM/sr=8-3/qid=1198778533/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=468642&s=videogames&qid=1198778533&sr=8-3)

*The Gold DS and Phatom Hourglass which has not been truned off since 11pm on the 24th
*A DS lite starter kit
*Over the Hedge (DS game which I already own)
iPod travel kit (with new headphones, finally)
*Led Zeppelin Boxers (Stairway to Heaven)
*Splinter Cell Double Agent Limited Edition for 360 (Which was less than the regular edition at CompUSA)
New Leather Wallet w/ mahogony drawer-thingy.

The first three came together as a BestBuy bundle

(*-I purchased it myself)
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: tommydski on 27 Dec 2007, 10:28
Is this bad etiquette? I feel like it is (as you can probably tell). I don't really care, but it seems rude that they didn't at least choose a charity that I care about.

From what I can recall about what you've already told me about this side of the family, my guess is they knew this was a dick move and did it anyway.

This was a dick move though. You are right. The charity donation is a fine gift but not when they haven't bothered to ask what particular cause you feel personally close to. Using a charity donation to make a dick move like this only compounds the dick move. They knew you wouldn't be able to say anything about it without looking bad. They did it anyway.

Did I mention this was a dick move? It was a dick move.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: pen on 27 Dec 2007, 10:36
Question! But only because I'm positive that my family doesn't read this board.

This year for Hanukkah, I got a card in the mail, informing me that my aunt, her husband, and her daughter made a donation in my name to a charity as a gift. My brother received the same gift. This charity was not a charity that I'd ever heard of, or one that I felt any particular inclination towards, although I'm sure that it is a good charity that does good work. There has been trouble in my family, especially between this aunt and her daughter and me and my mom. We gave her daughter (my cousin) a gift this year.

Is this bad etiquette? I feel like it is (as you can probably tell). I don't really care, but it seems rude that they didn't at least choose a charity that I care about.

I don't know if it was a dick move.  If there was trouble in your family with them to begin with, I guess they can't be expected to try that hard.  I'm just wondering why you bother exchanging gifts anyway.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Caiphana on 27 Dec 2007, 10:43
Is this bad etiquette? I feel like it is (as you can probably tell). I don't really care, but it seems rude that they didn't at least choose a charity that I care about.
Yes. It is bad etiquette. Here's why - donations to charities are tax deductible. It's pretty common for people to do things in December that are write-off able (though that may not have been their goal). It would have been completely okay if you had mentioned a charity that you cared about and they made a donation to that charity. I've even heard of people having several different charities and having giftees choose the charity they wanted their gift to go to.

Also, sometimes people will lie and say they donated to a charity for you, even though they really didn't. Not saying that's what they did, but... *shrugs* Or they'll donate twenty bucks and tell everyone that they donated twenty bucks in their name. Not to mention the fact that you're supposed to give gifts that the receiver would want/appreciate, not what you want.

I personally would have just preferred a card with a hand-written note.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Ladybug on 27 Dec 2007, 10:48
Giving donations for charities as gifts isn't really something I've thought about, but it has become increasingly popular here to give away goats, chickens, grandmas and stuff, meaning you "buy" one of those things (there are a bunch of other options), and then the person gets a card saying that a goat/chicken/grandma/latrine/whatever has been donated as their gift or something (some charities give away the actual thing you buy, others use it as a "symbol" for giving money or whatever). It seems to me like there are way more people giving these things away than actually saying they want them. It's sorta like "I couldn't think of anything to give you because you already have everything, so here's a goat." I wouldn't mind buying something like this to someone I knew wanted it or knew was into that kind of stuff, but otherwise, I'd be skeptical. Because I know I'd think it was kinda blah, even though it's probably "wrong" of me to feel that way - but I know I'm not the only one.

Christmas happens once a year, I'm a student living off of a student loan, there are things I want and need that I cannot afford, and getting nice things, even though not everyone buys stuff I need, once a year is nice (well, twice including my birthday, but I don't get a lot of gifts then). I'm already planning on donating to certain charities whenever I get a steady income, and I sometimes donate to charities now (although minimal amounts), and I kinda like deciding who to donate to and not.

I guess I feel like it was a bad move, yes.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: tommydski on 27 Dec 2007, 10:58
I think it's a deliberately pissy way of saying "you don't need/deserve a gift". If they think that is the case, they could just not send any gift at all and make a donation privately. Charity is supposed to be discreet, non? I think they wanted Ally's immediate family to know that they were making a donation on their behalf. That is a pretty clear statement and somewhat typical of their behaviour in the past.

The thing is, I know that Ally is not a wastrel. She isn't the sort of person who idles away a fortune on random shit. She has a lot of strong environmental and socio-political ideals and I'll bet she could tell you ten charities that would be delighted to receive a donation on her behalf. Also, Ally and Ben probably wouldn't have suggested a donation to the same charity because they are different people. Not finding out which charity they would have preferred is either lazy or just shows that they didn't give a shit for the reasons I mentioned above.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Ally on 27 Dec 2007, 12:12
Okay, I'm glad that I'm not being a spoiled brat. I haven't talked to my brother about it. pen, we still give gifts because we like to pretend that nothing is wrong.

On the upside, I did spend my Christmas serving lunch to people who had nowhere to go, which was cool. An old guy told me that he hoped that I would get married and stay married for a long, long time.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: ampersandwitch on 27 Dec 2007, 12:17
Does that count as a part of the holiday haul?
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: 0bsessions on 27 Dec 2007, 12:33
we still give gifts because we like to pretend that nothing is wrong.

A true New England family.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 27 Dec 2007, 12:38
That happens a lot down in the South where I grew up. Well, either that or a blood feud starts.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: öde on 27 Dec 2007, 13:35
4-6 sweaters

.... 5 sweaters?

No, -2 sweaters.

I got £295 and some stuff to rub on myself to smell nice.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Mr. Allycat on 27 Dec 2007, 13:50
Question! But only because I'm positive that my family doesn't read this board.
...
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Johnny C on 27 Dec 2007, 15:13
I think it's a deliberately pissy way of saying "you don't need/deserve a gift".

In this situation, yes.

However, I like the Humane Society and that's what my aunt and uncle did for my brother and I this year. They sent us a card because they probably didn't want us to think we don't exist or that we don't matter. Whether or not it's a tax write-off is irrelevant - the point is, the Humane Society has more money and my aunt and uncle made sure it happened on our behalf. They didn't ask, and if they had I probably would have said something like Oxfam, but since we have cats and they were adopted from the Humane Society I understand their reasoning.

In Ally's case, it was because that side of the family are fond of dick moves. In my case, I couldn't be happier with it.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: captain zoe on 27 Dec 2007, 15:53

The Legend of Drizzt Box Set I-III ([/nerd])

Which one is that?  Is that the one that's about his roots, where he escapes from the Underdark?  I thought it was a good series.


It's Homeland, Exile, and Sojourn.  All the Drizzt books (with the exception of the brand new ones) got new covers and they've all been put into this new series called "Legend of Drizzt."  It's everything from Homeland to Sea of Swords.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 27 Dec 2007, 16:27
Well Drizzt is featured in several other books isn't he? Namely, the ones I've read about the Crystal Shard.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Spinless on 27 Dec 2007, 16:35
I got £295

If you don't buy an iPod I'm gonna use the £20 I got  to come down there an kick your ass!
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Liz on 27 Dec 2007, 16:40
People of the forums! Anyone that got money for Christmas should send me $10 to put in my QCon 2008 fund. Those that got obscene amounts should consider being a little more generous.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 27 Dec 2007, 16:53
I'm going to have to get another job to afford going up there as it is.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: öde on 27 Dec 2007, 16:57
If you don't buy an iPod I'm gonna use the £20 I got  to come down there an kick your ass!

Why would I want an iPod? I don't want or need an iPod.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: kizzie on 27 Dec 2007, 17:02
This is what I got:

(http://www.kay.com/images/products/1612/161215708_MV_LG.jpg)

(http://www.orbitcast.com/archives/ipod-shuffle.jpg)

Yay me.  An engagement ring and an iPod shuffle.  ^.^
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 27 Dec 2007, 17:06
now admittedly that is a tasteful ring. There's another thread that bears your thoughts and attention.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 27 Dec 2007, 18:47
I done good!
I got a 26-inch widescreen flat-panel HD tv. Mom, my grandma and I paid for it together.
Guitar Hero 3 for the Wii
a nice blanket
a nice robe and matching slippers
cocoa mug with hot apple cider and hot cocoa packets
a silver dollar thing, I get one every year
nice towels
$20 gift certificate
Dethklok-The Dethalbum tshirt
a $5 gift certificate to Hot Topic ("Get it??? HUH GET IT? Maybe you should sleep on it and get a notary!" It's a joke about Metalocalypse)
a pretty giant sparkly ring, but not quite as pretty and/or sparkly as kizzie's
a big ol' record bag. The front of it is the cover of a vinyl record-an early Bob Dylan
Shower gel and lotion
kick-ass handmade mittens
aaaaaand Chuck Klosterman IV. Barnes and Noble were sold out, and B. Dalton only had one left. He's a fantastic writer; it still blows my mind when he writes about Wyndmere, which is veryvery close to my hometown, and he mentions names that I recognize from Lidgerwood. (All of these towns have way less than 1000 people, and that is why my mind is so blown)
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Misereatur on 28 Dec 2007, 06:40
This year for Hanukkah..

You get gifts for Hanukkah? The one where we're supposed to light the candles and all? Really?

Huh.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: valley_parade on 28 Dec 2007, 07:26
Giving donations for charities as gifts isn't really something I've thought about, but it has become increasingly popular here to give away goats, chickens, grandmas and stuff,

You people give away grandmothers?
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 28 Dec 2007, 07:33
This year I accrued the following items:

- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (paperback adult edition) by JK Rowling (duh but I'm going to be very thorough)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (hardcover adult edition) by JK Rowling
- The God Delusion (paperback) by Richard Dawkins
- Tango & Cash (DVD)
- The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Film Trilogy Boxed Set (DVD)
- a 2008 Futurama wall calander
- a pair of thongs
- $50 which I spent on a second hand copy of The Elderscrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition for my Xbox 360.

Perhaps more important are the gifts that I gave to other people:

- a "Pistols for Pandas" t-shirt from Homestarrunner.com
- a pink, "blinged out" infra red mouse (it is enrusted with fake jewels)
- a Nike synthetic leather golf glove
- the House Boxed Set - Seasons 1-3 (DVD)
- a wonderful Christmas lunch of roast lamb and roast vegetables with an entree of smoked salmon stuffed with sour cream, garlic and spring onions.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Ladybug on 28 Dec 2007, 07:39
Giving donations for charities as gifts isn't really something I've thought about, but it has become increasingly popular here to give away goats, chickens, grandmas and stuff,
You people give away grandmothers?
Appearently so. I haven't checked it out yet, so I'm not really sure what it's about, but I'm guessing they're funding grandparents somewhere in Africa so that they can take care of (their grand?)children whose parents have died of AIDS or other diseases. There has been some odd citations in the newspapers due to this thing, about selling grandmothers and stuff.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: 0bsessions on 28 Dec 2007, 07:51
- a pair of thongs

Shane had to inform me that thongs are apparently a significantly different item down under than they are up here...still, I'll never be able to unthink that.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: valley_parade on 28 Dec 2007, 08:01
Jimmy, you didn't get ME a Nike golf glove. =(

I could always use a backup. I go through golf gloves (much like I used to with batting gloves) like crazy. They'll last maybe five months and then they're shredded.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: jhocking on 28 Dec 2007, 10:00
oo obsessions, your avatar reminds me that I learned just yesterday that Christopher Walken visited my mom's shop once (she owns a hair salon.) How cool is that?

I... probably should have PMed that.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: captain zoe on 28 Dec 2007, 10:03
Well Drizzt is featured in several other books isn't he? Namely, the ones I've read about the Crystal Shard.

Yeah, he's in something like 13 or 14 books.  Only the early ones were about the Crystal Shard though.  I'm pretty sure they destroyed it in Streams of Silver, or one of the ones in that series.  I haven't read those in a long time.  The rest of them are about kicking the crap out of more drow and orcs and whatnot.  Fun times.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: tania on 28 Dec 2007, 10:19
edward norton once came into a grocery store in markham while i was shopping. i freaked out and hid from him and spent the next ten minutes convincing myself that it wasn't edward norton at all but just some guy who looked uncannily like him. later i found out that by some bizarre seven-degrees-of-separation logic, edward norton actually is (or was) in a relationship with my sister's friend's yoga instructor's daughter. so i guess it probably was him. shit i don't want to derail this thread continue talking about gifts guys.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 28 Dec 2007, 10:28
That Homestarrunner shirt I bought for my brother actually has not arrived yet. I am pretty pissed off about this as I ordered it in November.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: 0bsessions on 28 Dec 2007, 10:58
While I've never met a celebrity, I did get to see Christopher Walken a few weeks ago from about eighty yards off. He was shooting a movie at Boston Common.

Also, considering Christmas is over and we've all posted our hauls already, I vote that this be derailed to a celebrity anecdotes/Christopher Walken tribute thread.

Christopher Walken sure does rock, guys.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: pen on 28 Dec 2007, 11:17
He was invited to my daughter's aunt's wedding.  Jerk never even RSVP'd...
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: öde on 28 Dec 2007, 12:42
What I bought after christmas!

(http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/2451/pict0013bi4.jpg)
(http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/3170/pict0004qx8.jpg)
(http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9149/pict0011fd4.jpg)

And a couple of other things.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Ballard on 28 Dec 2007, 13:03
You bought TWO PAIRS of clown shoes, Dan?

(Just kidding. They are pretty snazzy)
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: 0bsessions on 28 Dec 2007, 13:09
I was thinking more along the lines of Dan's decided he's sick of being himself and has instead opted to become late 80's era Michael Jackson.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 28 Dec 2007, 13:56
Hey, that's not so bad. I'm still regretting my purchase of that original purple pleather suit that Eddie Murphy wore in one of his specials, jeez that thing is tight.

Plus I think Michael Jackson wasn't considered white until the 90s
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Liz on 28 Dec 2007, 16:13
I went gift-returning and shopping today. I took back a food chopper that I got because I already had one, a book I got for the same reason, and the present I was going to get my mom until the last minute. With the money I got back I got...

These boots:
(http://www.payless.com/Images/300x300/057104_1_300x300.jpg)

This shirt, which honestly looks better on me:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516ElgimqVL._SS260_.jpg)

And this tank:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41lwqTJzjjL._SS260_.jpg)

Also Michael Crichton's 'Eaters of the Dead' and Neil Gaiman's 'Anasazi Boys' and 'Stardust' at a used book store. And I have money left over!
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: KvP on 28 Dec 2007, 16:13
I forgot to post my actual haul.

New laptop to replace my old rickety one
Terry Pratchett's Going Postal and The Light Fantastic (Not sure which one I should start with, never read a Pratchett novel before)
The Twin Peaks box set
Rock Band
A garlic press
and the Onion Atlas, which is hilarious but also very, very dark.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: pen on 28 Dec 2007, 16:20
Here's the watch I got for Christmas which was way too pink for me.
(http://slimages.macys.com/is/image/MCY/products/4/optimized/209684_fpx.tif?bgc=255,255,255&wid=273&qlt=90,0&layer=comp&op_sharpen=0&resMode=bicub&op_usm=0.7,1.0,0.5,0&fmt=jpeg)

Sadly, I can't find a picture of the one I exchanged it for.  It's silver with an irridescent faceplate... and smaller.  Much more tolerable. 
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: 0bsessions on 28 Dec 2007, 16:32
Wow. I don't think I'd allow you into my apartment wearing that abomination. You chose wisely.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: öde on 28 Dec 2007, 16:47
Fixed!

Does that watch say 'GUESS'? I think it missed the concept of a watch. It tells you the time.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: 0bsessions on 28 Dec 2007, 16:58
So now you're Michael Jackson with an ugly purse?
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Emaline on 29 Dec 2007, 00:27
It's not a purse, its a man bag. Gosh.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: KvP on 29 Dec 2007, 00:33

The Legend of Drizzt Box Set I-III ([/nerd])

Which one is that?  Is that the one that's about his roots, where he escapes from the Underdark?  I thought it was a good series.
Really? I found it painful, yet imminently readable, probably due to the fact that I was itching for D&D something fierce and had no access to other players or games. Something about the way R.A. Salvatore writes just rubs me the wrong way. I'm looking for a good FR book to read.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Patrick on 29 Dec 2007, 08:35
it is a book of sheet music! ...unless you meant a zip of pdf files? or me playing all of them? maybe you were joking, but either way i probably can't!

I gotta say, you can play Debussy damn well and I would definitely enjoy a recording of you+Chopin if you ever had the time/motivation to do so.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: doki on 29 Dec 2007, 23:43
(http://a530.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/108/l_0716426593d7e0bd56eab29642d85f01.jpg)

yo
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: jmrz on 30 Dec 2007, 04:29
Are those... are those slippers?!
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: doki on 30 Dec 2007, 05:11
yes.  yes they are
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: tommydski on 30 Dec 2007, 10:03
Welcome back, Doki.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: SeanBateman on 30 Dec 2007, 10:18
yes.  yes they are

Dokidokidokidokidokidokidokidokidokidokidokidokidokidokidokidokidoki
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: captain zoe on 30 Dec 2007, 10:20

The Legend of Drizzt Box Set I-III ([/nerd])

Which one is that?  Is that the one that's about his roots, where he escapes from the Underdark?  I thought it was a good series.
Really? I found it painful, yet imminently readable, probably due to the fact that I was itching for D&D something fierce and had no access to other players or games. Something about the way R.A. Salvatore writes just rubs me the wrong way. I'm looking for a good FR book to read.

Elaine Cunningham's Daughter of the Drow series isn't bad.  Worth a gander anyway.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: valley_parade on 30 Dec 2007, 10:22
Dokiiiiiiiiii
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: doki on 30 Dec 2007, 12:44
i missed you guys too
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Ally on 30 Dec 2007, 14:50
You get gifts for Hanukkah? The one where we're supposed to light the candles and all? Really?

Huh.

The holiday has been completely bastardized in America by Jews who feel bad for themselves when the rest of the country gets gifts. Aka, ME.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Scarychips on 30 Dec 2007, 15:55
Harry Potter et les Reliques de la Mort (the french version of HPATDH)
The Simpsons : The Movie
Super Mario Galaxy (I finished the Mario part of the game today)
and that Swiss Army Eau de Toilette (It comes with a swiss knife)

The only thing I wanted and I didn't have was the Tomlab Alphabet Series X by Final Fantasy but it was sold out
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: pentaen on 30 Dec 2007, 17:36
an M-Audio midi keyboard Also
Reason 4!
NO LATANCY

Now i can live out my dreams of electric sheep.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: ohsweetjesusno on 30 Dec 2007, 19:38
I got four threadless t's and a gama-go boingboing jacket. And I'm finally getting the Orange Box tomorrow. :D

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/overlord_guu_sama/beautifulland.jpg)

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/overlord_guu_sama/Spoilt.jpg)

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/overlord_guu_sama/boingw.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: philharmonic on 31 Dec 2007, 00:14
Wow sucks to be me having to follow the awesomeness of the T shirts you above me got.

Anyway in case anyone cares.
I got a really cool "Vintage" toolbox, Pirates OTC Worlds End DVD, Harry Potter Order of Pheonix DVD, The Sound of Music 2 Disc Special Edition DVD. Some new flashlights and oh yeah by the way my wife tells me shes preggers. Well at least that explains why she barfs only in the morning.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Emaline on 31 Dec 2007, 00:54
I think you beat him with the baby/fetus. That's pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Patrick on 31 Dec 2007, 01:13
Yeah man, "I'm having a baby" is the ultimate trump card.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: kizzie on 31 Dec 2007, 06:38
Babies beat engagement rings for Christmas.  Congratulations, dood!
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 02 Jan 2008, 13:05
Wait, so you're saying if you knock a girl up that's an acceptable substitute for an engagement ring? Good for the guys who want to start a family right now but don't have the cash for a ring.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: the_shankmaster on 02 Jan 2008, 13:11
From Parents:
Nick Lachey- What's Left of Me
Matchbox Twenty- Yourself or Someone Like You
South Pacific (1958 film soundtrack)
Rodgers and Hammersteinís Cinderella- TV special
DeadZone season 1
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations
Vans Gift card (which I used to get 2 pairs of new shoes)
Snowflake PJs
Gloves

From older sister:
Home-made gift basket including-
Ghirardelli Chocolate
AA batteries
Spiral Notebooks
Pens

From younger sister:
Winnie the Pooh photo wallet

Tia Alexa and Tio Steve:
Black crop jacket
Blouse

Tia Elby:
Money

Abuela and Abuelo:
Money

Tia Claudia:
Hairspray 2 disc Shake and Shimmy Edition

Tio Jorge and Tia Sylvia:
The Fray- How to Save a Life

Best friend:
Ghirardelli chocolate
Indiana Jones box set

I have a lot of chocolate. o.o  Anyone want some?
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: ThePQ4 on 02 Jan 2008, 13:26
Uuumm...aaanyway...
My major haul included:

Guitar Hero III (which I don't really "suck" at, but I am only playing it on easy at the moment...)
"The Rocket" food processor (knock off Magic Bullet)
The Harry Potter stamps from the UK
The 20th Edition Princess Bride DVD/abridged novel
I Am America And So Can You by Stephen Colbert
Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix Special Edition DVD w/ the Bookmarks
A FLY Pen

And a bunch of other things that I do not recall at the moment... Sadly, I did not get any money, except for a $25 dollar gift certificate which I spent, buying PotC3 as my Mother lied to me and didn't get it for me... Rude.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Katherine on 02 Jan 2008, 13:32
I received some cash (yay rent money) and Starbucks gift cards (yay latte money), a friend of mine sells Silpada jewelry so she gave me a necklace that I was coveting as well as the Rob Zombie version of Halloween on DVD, and a very thoughtful friend sent me three Tom Robbins books because I had mentioned that I was wanting to read Still Life with Woodpecker. 
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: mummbly_joe on 02 Jan 2008, 13:33
Being the typical mother that I am, I got one of them kitchen aid mixer thingys. I think it was my family's way of saying that I make cookies either too slow or not often enough.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: yelley on 02 Jan 2008, 13:54
kitchenaid mixers are for more than cookies! i am envious... i want one.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: philharmonic on 02 Jan 2008, 20:56
Wait, so you're saying if you knock a girl up that's an acceptable substitute for an engagement ring? Good for the guys who want to start a family right now but don't have the cash for a ring.

Huh? I didn't say that. SAVE UP. Do the ring thing. Then she'll be more likely to let you get her knocked up.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: jhocking on 02 Jan 2008, 20:59
Shotgun weddings make for great memories.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: mummbly_joe on 02 Jan 2008, 21:01
And they say chivalry is dead.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: Hat on 02 Jan 2008, 21:20
Wow, I uh, got a towel.

crap
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: doki on 02 Jan 2008, 23:20
Wow, I uh, got a towel.

crap

the single most useful item in the known universe
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: pen on 03 Jan 2008, 04:21
I got my last gift a couple days ago.  It's a 500g SATA hard drive.  Pretty fucking sweet, especially considering I had less than 5g left on my current one.
Title: Re: Official Holiday Haul?
Post by: valley_parade on 03 Jan 2008, 07:18
Wow, I uh, got a towel.

crap

the single most useful item in the known universe

Jon knows this better than anyone.