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Author Topic: So there's already a thread ABOUT christmas but how about what you all GOT??  (Read 9357 times)

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From my friend Ash:
Brant Bjork & The Bros - "Somera Sol" on transparent red vinyl

My mom:
Anthony Bourdain - "A Cook's Tour" (book)
The Big Bang Theory season 2 DVD
Inglourious Basterds
Boston Bruins t-shirt
Guitar strings

Dad and his girlfriend (and her family)
$65 in cash ($25 from her mother and $40 from her brother & sister-in-law)
$100 gift cards to Best Buy, JC Penney, and Old Navy

Grandparents:
$100 cash and a nice black sweater with cream and red stripes
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This Christmas was interesting, because in the previous years my parents have liked to get for my sister and me each one bigger deal sort of present and a few other smaller things, e.g. one year I got a big ass guitar amp and some books, and this year my sister got a brand new bike and some bathy stuff.  But this year when my mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas I couldn't really come up with any one thing I was dying for, and although she did press me a little, that's just how it was. 

But I got good presents. My parents got me a good variety of comic books, some shooty action ones (100 Bullets), some weirdo melancholy ones (two by Daniel Clowes), and a Scott Pilgrim book. They also got me a few Criterion Collection editions of movies, of which I have a slightly irrational love (a box of Agnes Varda films, M, and Playtime). An aunt of mine got me a really soft, blue and black checked scarf. My grandfather got me a new watch, which is good because the wristband on my old one had snapped only a few days before. My sister's knitting me a hat, but she's not quite done with that yet. She keeps putting it on my head to test the shape, so it's truly a custom job.

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Things I got so far:

A set of glow poi
Some truly dope slippers (wearing them right now, they are shearling-lined and awesome)
Some equally excellent gloves
A new wallet
A hand-written, hand-drawn original illustrated epic nonsense poem from my little brother (which is pretty hilarious I must say)

Things I got at Thanksgiving when I visited with the side of my family that doesn't celebrate Christmas (basically equivalent to Christmas presents):
"The Road To Quoz" by William Least Heat-Moon
A little clip-light for reading a book in the dark
An iTunes gift card for 15 bucks
Slipper socks (rendered somewhat obsolete by the slippers I got yesterday, but oh well)

My girlfriend gave me the poi, because I mentioned it a couple weeks ago as something I had an interest it, but she also gave me another rather unexpected present: interest in learning how to play Magic: the Gathering.  She loves games of all sorts (she's converted me into a backgammon fiend for example, and one of my gifts to her this year was a Go set) so it's totally not out of the question that this could stick, and she's definitely quick enough to get good at it.  I'm pretty excited.

(I said "things I got so far" because among my friends, gift giving around holidays and birthdays is something that we rarely feel pressure to do on time, and it's totally possible that I've got more coming.)
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My roommate bought me a 1/5th of Grey Goose and Raising Arizona.
His girlfriend bought me a hip flask.
(apparently I'm an alcoholic.)

My grandmother sent met $150 and a huge box of food (shortbread cookies, cheese and crackers, chocolate, salami even though I don't eat pork)
My dad offered to pay for my cell phone (indefinitely) including a data plan so I can use that $150 to get a shiny new smart phone.

But really, best of all was my friend Lindsey inviting me to her awesome family's Christmas dinner. It was a shit ton of fun, especially for someone who doesn't have any family out here on the East Coast. Also, her brother in law and I finished the majority of the 4 bottles of wine they had, so that was pretty nice!

Also, as a late Christmas present I will be done with my god damn six day work week in about 20 minutes!
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~£250 cash which is great because I am struggling to get enough money together to pay my rent in January.

Just another £1000 to go and I'll be able to survive a month before I receive some student loan money.

I know it is nice to flaunt the gifts that you got but I have to agree with Est that it is pretty crass. There are people much worse off than us all, at least we have homes to be in and families to enjoy the materialistic grab-fest with.
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Ok so my last post was made when I was sleepy and more than a little sentimental, upon re-reading it I think I maybe came across as a little more superior than I am comfortable with. So here's what I got!

My parents got me some really nice dress shirts (fancy, Tarocash ones), a bottle of Dirty English aftershave, a nice pair of socks (I love socks at Christmas, if you don't know what to get me, socks are rad as hell) and $200 (which I will probably spend on a new tattoo - Jimmy the Squid: Disappointing the Family for Christmas).
My brother got me The Sandman, Volume 10: The Wake. Awesome.
My aunt and uncle got me two Gold Class cinema passes - my partner and I are going to see Sherlock Holmes tonight and sit in big comfy seats and she will probably have such as a cocktail or something.
My nagymama gave me $50 (also going to be spent on a new tattoo).
My Mum gave me a set of aftershave/shower gel/moisturiser stuff. Apparently it is Usher brand? It smells nice!
My parter got me some Ghostbuster underwear, a Terminator t-shirt and the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy Boxed Set.
My partner's parents gave me $50 - already spent on the Star Wars Original Trilogy Boxed Set (marathon, Australian forumites?)
My partner's grandma whom I've met once also gave me $50 which will be spent on a leatherbound copy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies later today.

Christmas is a fun time.

I got my Dad a bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin, which I know he liked because he got slightly cross that I spent so much money on him.
I got my step-Mum Liar by Stephen Fry.
I got my brother The Killing Joke and Hush.
I got my Mum a lava lamp and the cd of that Susan Boyle woman whom the media made a big deal about because she sings nicely despite being an uggo, as if the two are connected.
I got my partner a pair of Adidas Boxing Boots. She doesn't box but she likes them and wears them to work. I am happy that she is happy.
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So fun. I have only played it a few times but I am pretty much in love and now I own it and life is just so good.
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I got it last Christmas and had so much fun playing that day against my sisters but now I have nobody to play it with.  :cry:

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All I got for Christmas is tonsillitis.

It'd be funnier if it wasn't true.
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You know how sometimes you'll get a present and you don't quite know what it is until later?

Well, it turns out the pain and vomiting I got on Christmas was due to complications from surgery and I mght have impaired liver function.

yaaaaaay.
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That's kind of like when I woke up on my 20th birthday and had to get rushed to the hospital for a ruptured appendix
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He likes Batman and last time we were in the shop he was looking at that book but couldn't afford to get it. I figured he might like it.
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Boing boing mo fos.
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I got some books to read (one of which I was given for Christmas about fifteen years ago, but hey...), a bundle of healthy food to eat (aw, some people care!), and a really good colourful stripy jumper.

And I got to live another year.
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And I got to live another year.
Thank you, P. Hodges. This actually put me in a lot better mood.
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I got some books to read (one of which I was given for Christmas about fifteen years ago, but hey...)

I got the same book I got last year from my Dad, not the first time that's happened either. Not his fault though, he's got an appalling memory. I actually like it when this happens, it means I've got good books to give to friends. I managed to furnish the other members of my old band with their own copies of Our Band Could Be Your Life from the extraneous ones he gave me, and this year I've got a friend who I think will appreciate a late Christmas present of Strontium Dog Vol. 1.
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I got something awesome that I wanted from my mom and dad, but I can't tell you what it is because Jens is getting the same. He wont be able to open his present until he comes back from the UK, and I'm not allowed to tell him what it is. It's a really neat thing though!
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fuck you.

(jens)
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I got an exciting step toward health care reform, and my car got a blown head gasket.

And my dad got a heart attack.  And then he survived, so he got a second chance at life.

And then my parents surprised me at Christmas with $450 to help cover the cost (about half) of the gasket repair, and I felt guilty because medical bills for the heart attack are so expensive, so I'm not really sure that they can afford it, but the money genuinely does help me because rent is expensive.

And thanks to the first thing I mentioned, I'm slightly less worried about my parents' ability to continue to afford health care as they grow older.  So, yay for a fixed car, a living dad, hope for a slightly less disgusting health care system, and a very nice Christmas at home with my family.

(I also got some nice clothing and lotions and a cool tripod for my camera and such, but those are largely incidental.)
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I got an electric blanket and electric socks from the boy. Electric socks! I am still amazed that they even exist. I also got Blink by Malcolm Gladwell and some work clothes from my mom, a cookie-tin full of panties from my sisters, and some silly things like the Reader's Digest Christmas Music 4-Disk Set in Decorative Sleigh, a book on paper-cutting, a candle warmer, and a few ornaments. From the boy's family I got a stocking filled with the traditional butt-ton of candy and a new toothbrush, plus a gallon of windshield-wiper fluid. My dad's family did charity gifts this year, so in our name a donation went to a program that is trying to clean up trash heaps in Haitian cities, and a remote control Mazda RX8 was given to Toys for Tots.
I gave the boy a 844-piece Lego set and DVDs of Hackers, The Fifth Element, A Knight's Tale, and Up. Up is flipping adorable. But now he's getting sick. :-( And he's very distressed that my feet are cold but I'm not wearing my electric socks.
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I also got Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

psssh that one is stone-age

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We had a modest Christmas this year...but everyone was happy!

I got a red peacoat  like I have wanted since I was about 4 years old! I also got my annual 'The B-word' Calendar, I got a license plate US Navy cover for my car, a pair of earrings, a cookbook, and this little 'safety man action figure' thing that will keep me amused for hours. I also got some kick-ass slippers that are warm, fuzzy, and have a water-proof sole so I can wear them out of the house in a pinch!

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I got a usb drive that transforms into a tiny cat and one of those think geek sickness plushes from my girlfriend. I got socks, Spirit Tracks, Nikes (I'm not really sure why), some nice shirts, a Flash ornament, and a chocolate orange from my parents.
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Electric socks! I am still amazed that they even exist.

...how does this work?  Are they battery-powered?  Or do you, uh, plug them in?

Regarless, I'm jealous.
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You sure they're electric socks? Maybe you got a 2 pack of electric wang warmers?
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You sure they're electric socks? Maybe you got a 2 pack of electric wang warmers?
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EDIT: A carton of Parliament Lights, money, The Quiet American by Graham Greene, and whatever I use the money for. Oh and my cats gave me cuddles. ^_^
Oh I also got herpes.
Shit man, did you keep the receipt? (Unless you are serious in which case fuck man that sucks, I'm sorry)
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I also got Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

psssh that one is stone-age


pffft that's industrial age joe


Stay with the times man
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Yankees off-the-wall calendar
Simpsons season 5 DVD
transistor radio
Yankees socks
Top Gear T-shirt (probably my favorite.  black shirt with "some say..." in white across the front)
8 gig USB drive
Yankees World Series champs T-shirt
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Electric socks! I am still amazed that they even exist.

...how does this work?  Are they battery-powered?  Or do you, uh, plug them in?

Regarless, I'm jealous.

they take one D-battery each. there's a wire that goes down the side and under your toes. plus they're nice warm socks.
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Holy shit I need a pair of those.
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I wear out socks fast. Getting special gadgety socks would be a total waste for me.

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a fedora
pajama pants
a navy peacoat
A slider for the guitar
a blanket
a cold gear shirt
some clothes
headphones
earplugs
and close to $400cash

on a sad note, when I returned to my apartment from my trip to maine my xbox went missing.  Apparently my roomate gave his keys to his brother so he could pick up his xbox and took mine by mistake.  I just got in (its roughly 4am) so hopefully I'll get it in the morning.
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That story was so sad, I almost cried.
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That story was so sad, I almost cried.
haha perhaps I should have said "unfortuantley" it kind of sucks when you get home from a long trip and someone takes something of yours.
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dang man

why you gotta go and say a thing like such as that but two nights after jesus' day?
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Wow, so I just got an e-mail saying my ex bought be a 2 month subscription to a beer of the month club for Christmas.

I guess it's good knowing people who make a lot more money than you!
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So you know the sort of gift where you're like "oh great thanks I love it" and then you stick it in a closet so that it's hidden away but you can pull it out whenever that person visits? My mom insisted we go to Sears portrait studio last year, and this year she had the photos framed.

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i got those simples i posted in the other thread and they rule even more than i expected. i got cash to cop shit with too. and some stuff good for snowy weather like socks and long johns
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The complete series of The Wire mothafuckazzzz

And a bunch of gift cards.
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