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Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by Chris Blount, Dec 25, 2002.
Anyone get anything fun? Since I buy most of my own toys, I got mostly clothes.
With our first child on its way, the wife and I decided to skip giving presents to each other and focus on getting ready. I'll find out later today what my parents got us, but they specialize in wacky gifts that end up in the attic. :shrug:
Well, Santa delivered a great present to me this Christmas, a new Philips DVDR-985 DVD Player/Recorder.
Actually, I did have to take Mrs. Santa to Best Buy, point out the player, confirm the price, study the extended warranty and wait for a 10% off B.B. coupon to come in the mail, but boy was it worth it.
Other than that, I was totally surprised by my children :lol:
I bought myself a new Minolta DImage 7i. Other than that everyone else gave me clothes!
A digicon cable crimper!
(Haven't seen the rest of the presents yet - they're still under the tree waiting for this afternoon.
Microsoft Encarta 2003 Reference Edition on DVD-ROM
Windtalkers on DVD
Tennessee Titans hat and shirt
Craftsman pocket knife
4 cans of Endust condensed air
100 Pack of Memorex full size CD-Rs + 100 pack of slim jewlcases
$100 Gift card for WalMart (should equal 6 or 7 DVDs)
Plus some other stuff
But still to come, KoRn in concert on DVD and a 10 pack of pocket CD-Rs.
Band of Brothers DVD set! Very Cool
Craftsman propane torch
Butane pencil soldering gun
Cabo Wabo Tequila from Cabo San Lucas (hickup)
Alpine CD changer for the truck!
My wife suprised me with a XM / Delphi Skifi Boombox. (and she really suprised me too)
I got money. I buy what I want when I see it all year long, so to try and find something that I want come x-mas is usually pointless cause I already have it. Made about $600.00, still more to come tho.
PS2 Memory Card
Plus a few other things.
I also usually buy what I want throughout the year, I get a few small gifts and occassionally a bigger gift like a vcr or something similar. I think some people go overboard on buying gifts when there are already too many bills to pay that cannot afford things as it is, and should make it more of a thoughtful unique gift from the heart with meaning instead of value.
I got a blue sweater/long sleeve t-shirt, have not seen the others yet.
I got a bunch of shirts, LOTR Extended on DVD (with a ticket to see TT again next week) ST:TMP Directors Cut on DVD, Trivial Pursuit 20th Anniversary edition, Sean Hannity's book, a Stephen Ambrose book (Pegasus Bridge!), Left Behind the iLumina Edition, a Disney Pictorial Guide, and a Traxxas Rustler RC truck (VERY AWESOME) and the joy of seeing my son's face as he left his room to look down at the tree and go "WOW"
My wife and I did not get each other anything this year so we could take my 13 year old daughter to Walt Disney World.
Don't kid yourself....
That's not just a Christmas present for your daughter.
That's a Christmas present for the whole family.
That's the best kind of present a family can give to each other.
Something that everyone will enjoy.
My wife and I started giving "mutual" presents many years ago.
And it is so much fun deceiding what we will do each year.
Next year a HDTV might be the 'ticket' for you.
Your wife and daughter might not know how to appreciate HD but they will love the big screen.
.....you will know!
Toshiba 57HDX82...let's see, anything else?
nah, that's it
although, moving from a 32" direct view at 12', I now REALLY know what people are talking about when they mention the drastic PQ differences between DBS stations
Most notably, a Linksys Wireless Network system, and 4 XBox games.
And I got to spend about 3 hours on Christmas Eve putting my son's jeep together. "Allow 45 minutes"--yeah right!
Lots of the usual stuff.
Shirts (needed dress shirts for work), some gift certificates..
Oh... Yeah... A hotel room and two tickets to the spring NASCAR Busch and Winston Cup races in Darlington SC (for myself and my younger daughter!)
Starfleet Command III - Romulans beware!!!
Got the HDTV last Christmas...
Got the above a couple of days ago.
2003 Columbus Blue Jacket Calender
Columbus Blue Jacket T-Shirt
Columbus Blue Jacket Blanket
2 Tickets to a Blue Jacket game
note.....my wife is a Jacket fan as well
An XBox w/ Project Gotham Racing, The Thing & Crazy Taxi 3
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Medal of Honor: Frontline & Wipeout Fusion for my PS2
A suede Carolina Panthers jacket
A complete set of Simpsons talking watches
Cash & gift cards