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All I want for Christmas....

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Ok, this is a many part posting.

1. I absolutely cannot believe how many stores have their Christmas crap out already!!! Granted, I've got almost half my shopping done already, but still....

2. It got me really in the mood for Christmas, especially since my family has started the Christmas Inquisition already ("So what do you want for Christmas, honey?")

So what does everyone really want for Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanza? And world peace doesn't count. :)

I'll go first.... I'm desperate for a PDA. Unfortunately, I can't come up with a good argument for Rob as to why I need one, since he gave me a cell phone for my birthday last year and my pocket caledar would fit in my purse better than a PDA. sigh. So next on my list was a pair of flannel pajama pants with this cute little cami top from Target.
 

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Season 1, 2, & 3 of the Sopranos on DVD. :)

KMateja said:
I'll go first.... I'm desperate for a PDA. Unfortunately, I can't come up with a good argument for Rob as to why I need one,
A PDA was on my list this year, until my employer bought me one. :D
 

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1. Renew my health club membership for me
2. Gift cards - let me pick out my own clothes so I don't have to return the things you buy me.
3. Darts
4. Martini shaker - a cool IKEA trinket!
5. A new puppy
 

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I'm hankering for a PDA too...can anyone recommend a good, not-to-expensive one?

I'm also after the Band of Brothers DVD box set...
 

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Based on 2 months of use, I really like the Palm m130, which is what the Town bought for me, the Town Manager, and the MIS Coordinator (my boss got a Compaq iPaq...which is really more a palm PC).

Here's a link... http://www.palm.com/products/palmm130/
 

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I got a Palm last year and LOVE it-think ill get Scott one this year. How can he be an atty and NOT have one?

Me id love a new job
a DVD player-no wait i dont have a TV
trip back to Panama' to go diving
trip to NYC or Amsterdam for shopping
flannel PJs with the feet in them
CDs

umm i donno what else
 

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1. New Car CD/MP3 player (damn Honda cd player won't play burned cds)
2. PDA
3. Digital Camera
4. Simpsons Season 1 and 2 DVD sets
5. James Bond DVD set
6. A HUGE raise
 

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Crappy Holidays

I hate Xmas. It consumes 1/6 of the year. I wish they could make Xmas happen every other year- that's what I want as a gift this year. What a drain. I liked it when I was a kid, but not now. I'm glad you like it Kmateja.

Another opposing viewpoint from Mugbub- I know some of you agree- how 'bout Mike DeVouno? Mastiff you seem like a grinch too.
 

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Let me whine a bit please.

[ot]I'm soooo post-PDA. I'm looking at going back to a paper planner. No batteries, no failures at the most inoportune times, no constant hot syncs, no beeps in meetings. PDA for phone numbers and addresses only. Day Planner for times and dates.[/ot]

As for Christmas:
1. A cherry 1993 Volvo 254 Classic Turbo in Black.
2. A rocket launcher.
3. A homebrew kit!
 
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See that nice shiny vehicle under my name??? Well.....I'd like to have THAT paid off....enough money to make the repairs on my 10 1/2 yr old Geo Storm which I love dearly........student loans paid off....and, like jfortin, a HUGE ass raise!!!!

BUT, I'll settle for a digital camera, a computer upgrade with new software, a DVD player or COOLER WEATHER. Jeesh.....it's almost November and the temps are STILL in the 80's.
 

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Re: Crappy Holidays

mugbub1 said:
Mastiff you seem like a grinch too.
Depends... I really like doing stuff for my kids. That's what it's all about. They know there isn't a Santa. They know it's really not the day Jesus Christ was born, but kind of a mix of Pagan and Christianity. But hey, it can be fun if you do it right.

Up here in OR, I can get a permit for $5 and really hike out in the woods with the family to get a tree! I can buy gifts I can AFFORD to give, not run my credit cards up...

Then I drink eggnog. I'm glad I have a fireplace this year, but I'll miss the big family gathering back in the midwest... but I won't miss it that much.

That answer your question, Mugs?
 

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coal....

Actually we are getting everyone Kohl and Switches for Xmas

We are going to get gift certificates to Kohl's. My husband works for a company that sells switches for equipment. Like on-off switches.

We'll package them up and give them to friends and family. A relatively inexpensive, but cute gift idea.
 

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Re: Crappy Holidays

mugbub1 said:
I hate Xmas. It consumes 1/6 of the year. I wish they could make Xmas happen every other year- that's what I want as a gift this year. What a drain. I liked it when I was a kid, but not now. I'm glad you like it Kmateja.

Another opposing viewpoint from Mugbub- I know some of you agree- how 'bout Mike DeVouno? Mastiff you seem like a grinch too.
I'm with you. Bah, humbug and all that. Scrooge wasn't all that bad (read the book), not very compassionate, but an honest businessman. Better than most, nowadays. I know somewone who points out that to use the word "nowadays" shows that you're getting older. Is that true? Am I rambling on a little bit like Andy Rooney. It's late. Anyway, Christmas - other than the food - cookies and turkey - forget it.
 
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Re: Crappy Holidays

mugbub1 said:
I hate Xmas. It consumes 1/6 of the year. I wish they could make Xmas happen every other year- that's what I want as a gift this year. What a drain.
But I can totally understand people's disgruntlement with the holiday. I love it because my family is a big christmas tradition family - the actual decorating of the tree is a bigger event than opening presents. We have certain foods we only eat for christmas, and it is the one time of year my brother comes home from Cali. Every year I write a Christmas poem and my dad (a printer) helps me design graphics from pictures of us or our dogs.

However, the retail industry has made certain aspects of Christmas psychotic. All the angst that some people have about making sure that they spend the same amount on people so it's fair, being asked to contribute $30 for each of their kids' elementary school teacher's christmas present, getting 2 page photocopied "Christmas Letters" from your third cousins, telling you all about their 5 exotic vacations they took that year. Yeah, that is just way too sucky. I can see why the holidays have the highest number of suicides committed then.

Mug - this one's for you! (Just kidding!)
 

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While I can't say I'm a grinch I'm definitly not into Christmas like I was when i was a kid, perhaps it will take on a new meaning when I have kids.

But, being from an Italian family, the holiday is more about giving more than the next person. It makes me sick.

Just get me some new socks, maybe a CD or 2. A DVD, it's all cool.

Anything I want I just go out and buy, so it's not like when I was a kid. I guess I'm in a Christmas lull, not exciting for me, but next year it will be because we'll have our baby's 1st Christmas and how could you not like that??

BTW, ultrasound at 1:00 today. Hopefully find out the gender.
 

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So far I haven't seen that many things I want. Other than the aforementioned LiteBrite Cube (see the Office Toys thread).

I haven't had too much time to think due to my ongoing battle with the US government over my stupid passport (I sent it in for my third time on Friday... third time's a charm right?) So all I want for xmas is legal status to remain where I am. Oh yeah, and my bf's ex-wife off my back. Now *that* would be sweet!
 

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A great big shiny aluminum xmas tree.

Like the girl with the curly red hair in Charlie Brown Christmas said. "What I really want for Christmas is real estate!"
 

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A puppy like TexasPlanners?!

SW MI Planner said:
Fishing Pole
Sewing Machine
Puppy :)
That's all I can think of....for now anyway..


Weimies are sooo cuddly too!
 

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Ultrasound Update:

Can't tell the gender at this time. But the big news....baby is going to be a bike racer just like Dad.

Baby was pedalling away and blowing bubbles when the ultrasound was being done.

The first words out my wife when baby started pedalling: "He's in training for next season!"

Move over Armstrong, Baby D is coming!
 

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MIke is pregnant?

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Mike D and baby on the way WooHoo.

Tell me, did you record the ultrasound?

WIth our first we looked at that tape over and over.

The second one I couldn't watch her in utero once. After a while I also couldn't take intense graphic imaging on TV or movies:bloody violence, gut wrenching child victim stories, coercive relationships or sassy cameltoed sitcom girls, all peeved me majorly.


Chalk it up to a pregnancy hormone rush but that remote control was mine, all mine. It was either that or kill my TV.

















Eat Pasta
run Faster
 

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We didn't record it, I didn't know it was an option. i tried to post the picture but it is too big.

When I was watching it on the screen, I didn't realize it was a live picture, so when I saw the baby start pedalling I actually screamed, I was definitly not expecting that. The picture I have on my desk now, the little guy is blowing bubbles. So cute...
 

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Cash to make up for my already toxic level of self-indulgence over the year(s)
 

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Weimies are so 1998.

Portuguese Water Dogs, on the other hand ...



As for my Christmas, I'd be happy with a new job (KC, Dallas or Phoenix areas, preferably), and an Apple iBook. Okay ... the Apple PowerBook G4.
 

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I think it may be a tie! I love my little bear, but those look so sweet! Do they cuddle? That's a must, any dog I have must cuddle and be sweet.
 

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Allright I just asked my wife for an EARLY Christmas present. If I get her to buy it for me then I don't get yelled at for spending the money...a Polar S710 Heart Rate Monitor with PC interface, power output and cadence kit.

now let's see if she gets it. If she actually looks into it but doesn't get, I'm screwed when I go out and buy it for myself 'cause she'll know how much it cost :)
 

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I figured out something else I want for xmas (finally... I have been out of ideas thus far)... I would like to get a remote starter for my truck. Not having to go out into the parking lot in the a.m. in my pajamas to start up my truck would be the best gift ever. A toasty vehicle when it is 40 below sounds mighty nice.
 

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nerudite said:
I figured out something else I want for xmas (finally... I have been out of ideas thus far)... I would like to get a remote starter for my truck. Not having to go out into the parking lot in the a.m. in my pajamas to start up my truck would be the best gift ever. A toasty vehicle when it is 40 below sounds mighty nice.
Wimp!
 

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Mastiff said:


How 'bout some tasty Red Vines?

(Yep, they're on their way!)
Yaaaaaay! That makes my day (and so far it's been a sucky one).... so.... woohoo!

I would say so, but you already know you're my hero!
 

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Mastiff said:


I'm in one of those moods... Did you see my photoshop work on the football league thread?
Very nice!

It looks like you are in the saucy mode today. Work must be pretty boring today if you are stirring the pot here. ;)
 

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nerudite said:


Very nice!

It looks like you are in the saucy mode today. Work must be pretty boring today if you are stirring the pot here. ;)
I'm always in a saucy mood! Sometimes a light cream sauce and sometimes it's... erm, nevermind.

No, it's not boring, just motivational troubles. Being election day, so much is up in the air... around eight tonight, I'll either be re-motivated to get some projects moving forward, or be motivated to revise my resume.

And no, Muggy, I don't care if you think I'm lazy. Yesterday I spent the day working a shovel in a ditch with my men, laying sewer pipe, since they were shorthanded.
 

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Mastiff said:

Yesterday I spent the day working a shovel in a ditch with my men, laying sewer pipe, since they were shorthanded.
Hey Holmes, now you can always brag you lay pipe for a living!

;)
 

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TexasPlanner said:

Hey Holmes, now you can always brag you lay pipe for a living!

;)
Nerudite can use my pic for "porn star avatar" week, too!
 

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Mastiff said:


Nerudite can use my pic for "porn star avatar" week, too!
Ooooo... I'll have to search for the pics of members here in wonderful cyburbia. Wasn't there one of you with your son??? Mwahahaha.
 

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Ooooo... I'll have to search for the pics of members here in wonderful cyburbia. Wasn't there one of you with your son??? Mwahahaha.
You're a sick individual... (I like that, though.)
 
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