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Christmas Candy Couldn't Contain Crap
Ahriman Posted: Mon Nov 23 10:51:15 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  In the Garvey family, we decided many moons ago that Thanksgiving (since everyone was there) was a perfect time for all the cousins to pick a name out of the hat and that would be who to buy for. In that, my honey bunny invoked me to put together a proper list of things that I want for ze Christmas/ze Birthday. Time to start shopping!

Gifts That Brendan Could Actually Use:

1.) A good can opener
2.) A Multi-tool
3.) Earrings (Gauge: 12) glass or metal only
4.) Dehydrated food (REI.com)
5.) ENO Hammock
6.) Collapsible chair
7.) Quickclot
8.) Hatchet

What gifts could you actually use this upcoming Christmas?


 
ehwazingwaz Posted: Mon Nov 23 12:28:37 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Ahriman said:
>
>3.) Earrings (Gauge: 12) glass or metal only


i have a friend that had glass ones and he flew someplace, and the altitude change caused them to shatter in his ear, cutting up his earlobe quite a bit. i think he only wears the metal ones now.


 
Puck Posted: Mon Nov 23 13:13:16 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I'm content not to get any gifts. There's not really anything I often find myself wanting.
1. I could use a basket or cargo rack for my bike.
2. A motor would be cool for it, but very unnecessary and heavy.
3. I wouldn't mind a new hat, but I can't decide if I want to get a different style or not.
4. A long coat, but I just need to get off my bum and sit back down on it to design it and jam it out myself.
5. Better habits - not eating free junk at work; being more social with awesome folk with whom I don't spend enough time.
6. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
7. a dvd player that doesn't pretend that my new dvds have bad patches
8. a laptop that can handle more than a page of text and a youtube video running at the same time without complaining about not having enough memory. It would be nice to play with video editing again.
9. a fingerstache
10. a cover/mount for my phone and my ipod to go on my bike to help create a sort of dashboardy panel thing on my handlebars. those are also things I should be able to jam together myself with a little finagling...


 
Ahriman Posted: Mon Nov 23 13:31:42 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ehwazingwaz said:
>i have a friend that had glass ones and he flew someplace, and the altitude change caused them to shatter in his ear, cutting up his earlobe quite a bit. i think he only wears the metal ones now.

goofy...
Was it hollow glass?


 
ehwazingwaz Posted: Mon Nov 23 13:36:18 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Ahriman said:
>ehwazingwaz said:
>>i have a friend that had glass ones and he flew someplace, and the altitude change caused them to shatter in his ear, cutting up his earlobe quite a bit. i think he only wears the metal ones now.
>
>goofy...
>Was it hollow glass?

i have no idea. it would make sense though. he probably made them himself since he is a glassblowing artist. he's pretty out there.



 
ehwazingwaz Posted: Mon Nov 23 13:48:26 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  things Cadence would really like (but probably won't get):

1. a saxophone
2. awesome cookbooks/pastry recipes
3. cute sweaters
4. long socks (with cute designs)
5. a rich benefactor (for paying off my student loans and/or helping pay for my wedding)
6. copious amounts of cat food (goodlife, indoor formula please)
7. a pair of shoes that are cute, waterproof, and can be worn with any outfit, and are easy to clean
8. cookies (i might actually get this one, but i'll have to compete with every other family member)
9. that same benefactor from #5 could help me fix my car (oil pan leak & front engine seal leak)
10. and cool new music and classically awesome movies, like fight club


 
Puck Posted: Mon Nov 23 14:50:59 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ehwazingwaz said:
>5. a rich benefactor

Show a little leg, honey...

:D


 
ehwazingwaz Posted: Mon Nov 23 14:52:39 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Puck said:
>ehwazingwaz said:
>>5. a rich benefactor
>
>Show a little leg, honey...
>
>:D

only if you promise to treat me right...

and pay me in full. ;-)


 
Puck Posted: Mon Nov 23 15:06:03 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  As The Tick said once said to a cab driver,
"I HAVE NO MONEY!"


 
Puck Posted: Mon Nov 23 18:31:19 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Since it's all fantastic wishing anyway...
11. A Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos Clock - because everyone wants a clock powered by changes in air temperature. My mother's recently-late stepfather had one. It's probably sitting unappreciated in a garage somewheres.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaeger-LeCoultre#The_Atmos-_Atmospheric-_almost_Perpetual_Motion_Clock_and_its_history

12. a compost barrel and.or a worm box
13. Riddick claws
14. http://www.dpciwholesale.com/images/pi_2359.jpeg
14.5.http://www.trueswords.com/images/prod/c/TS-SFM_540.jpg
15. a refill on my nearly diminished superfood stash
16. titanium spork
17. Bladerunner umbrella, but with one side darkened so it won't mess with my eyes
18. Speed Beer poster from QuestionableContent
19. a new sheet of Push Button; Receive Bacon stickers with which to decorate public restrooms
20. a small rice cooker
21. a cash stash and good ideas of what to get for my peeps


 
Kira Posted: Mon Nov 23 18:38:12 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Puck said:
>16. titanium spork

This.


 
Kira Posted: Mon Nov 23 19:00:40 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  My list got too out of hand. The top three most feasible are:

A makyoh. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makyoh

An aranmula kannadi. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aranmula_kannadi

A Batman tag for my dog.

Those, and three or four obscenely expensive books...


 
Puck Posted: Mon Nov 23 19:21:28 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Kira said:
>obscenely expensive books...

my friend Meg wants a signed 1st ed. of The Princess Bride. if I had a spare 350, I'd buy it for her just out of respect for her wanting something that cool.


 
Ahriman Posted: Mon Nov 23 20:34:31 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Puck said:
>12. a compost barrel and.or a worm box

You can make that easy.

>16. titanium spork

I actually have two!

>20. a small rice cooker

Those are handy dandy.



 
Puck Posted: Mon Nov 23 20:50:32 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Ahriman said:
>You can make that easy.
yeah, I could also make a solar dehydrator but my motivation generally only extends as far as making to-do lists. I'm getting better though.

>I actually have two!
I try to carry a Light My Fire spforknife when I know that I might use it.

>Those are handy dandy.
"Handy dandy" :D
with limited kitchen space, and not feeding a family, those big honkers would kill me.


 
Kira Posted: Mon Nov 23 21:33:13 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Puck said:
>I try to carry a Light My Fire sporknife when I know that I might use it.


Edward Lear would call that a runcible.




Poetry reference, woohoo!


 
Mesh Posted: Tue Nov 24 00:12:59 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  If someone could buy me a soul, I'd use that.

A man purse.

Giftcard to amazon so I can buy CDs.

Giftcard to REI for some supplies.

A few BJs. Yes, that's right. A few blue jeans.

Gardening tools.

A puppy to keep me companyyyyy.


 
misszero Posted: Tue Nov 24 06:01:54 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  soppy and sentimental maybe, but this'll be my first christmas away from home. so i'd really just like a plane ticket home to see my family (both blood relatives and the chosen ones). sorry, i'll stop shmaltzing up the place now.


 
addi Posted: Tue Nov 24 07:51:16 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Not soppy at all, misszero. That's a very meaningful thing to want for Christmas. I was in Germany (decades ago) for my first Xmas away from family and it was a sad day I remember.

And, waz, I'm seeing a reoccurring "cute" them on your wish list. Would "precious" do, or does it absolutely need to be "cute"?
(Santa wants to know)


 
ehwazingwaz Posted: Tue Nov 24 10:50:07 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addi said:
>Not soppy at all, misszero. That's a very meaningful thing to want for Christmas.

agreed!

>
>And, waz, I'm seeing a reoccurring "cute" them on your wish list. Would "precious" do, or does it absolutely need to be "cute"?
>(Santa wants to know)

:-) well, precious works too. or adorable. or unique. or slightly weird. or tim-burton-esque (cuz i'm a huge fan). or anything that is superbly awesome in general that would also double as a pop cult reference or something of that nature.


 
addi Posted: Tue Nov 24 11:04:14 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ehwazingwaz said:

>:-) well, precious works too. or adorable. or unique. or slightly weird. or tim-burton-esque (cuz i'm a huge fan).

Got it.
Just a suggestion, because I'm a caring person.
I'd leave any mention of Tim Burton off your wish list. Ever since his "The Nightmare Before Christmas" came out Tim has been on Santa's Naughty List. Your cute socks will likely be a lump of uncute coal.


 
ehwazingwaz Posted: Tue Nov 24 11:10:15 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Kira said:
>Puck said:
>>I try to carry a Light My Fire sporknife when I know that I might use it.
>
>
>Edward Lear would call that a runcible.
>
>Poetry reference, woohoo!

you are awesome. *dances*


 
ehwazingwaz Posted: Tue Nov 24 11:11:50 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addi said:
>ehwazingwaz said:
>
>>:-) well, precious works too. or adorable. or unique. or slightly weird. or tim-burton-esque (cuz i'm a huge fan).
>
>Got it.
>Just a suggestion, because I'm a caring person.
>I'd leave any mention of Tim Burton off your wish list. Ever since his "The Nightmare Before Christmas" came out Tim has been on Santa's Naughty List. Your cute socks will likely be a lump of uncute coal.

lol :-D that makes sense. thank you!


 
Puck Posted: Tue Nov 24 16:14:18 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  misszero said:
>shmaltzing

I LOVE YOU!!!! ya know...platonic...


 
Kira Posted: Tue Nov 24 23:18:26 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  A small, oval picture locket.


 
Mesh Posted: Wed Nov 25 00:20:45 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Honestly though yeah, it's not soppy Misszero. I'd really love it if every person I love and care about, I was able to see them, hug them, smile at them, talk with them, touch them, absorb their warmth and bask in their presence. That would be great. I won't be able to, but yeah...if I could that'd be a great present. A hug and a sincere smile from loved ones.


 
misszero Posted: Wed Nov 25 04:18:26 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  thanks buddies. i go through cycles of feeling liberated and then missing everyone like crazy. on the bright side, at least a few of my crew are trekking down here on boxing day, and we're all going to tasmania for a music festival/camping.
But most of them aren't. boo-urns.


 
misszero Posted: Wed Nov 25 04:19:30 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  and holy crap, if i thought it would work, i'd totally suggest a GT secret santa/kris kringle/gift exchange whatsits. not only would you get a gift, but it'd come IN THE MAIL!!!!!!!1one


 
Ahriman Posted: Wed Nov 25 12:45:27 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  http://buffalo.craigslist.org/fbh/1481893202.html

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA

I really need to be at that party. Oh man.




 
libra Posted: Wed Nov 25 14:08:53 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Ahriman said:
>http://buffalo.craigslist.org/fbh/1481893202.html
>
>HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA
>
>I really need to be at that party. Oh man.
>
>

Ohmygod! Do you think anyone is replying to the ad?


 
Ahriman Posted: Wed Nov 25 15:59:01 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  At $30 an hour plus tips...pshyah.


 
choke Posted: Sun Nov 29 06:42:29 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  A backpacking pack :D


 
ehwazingwaz Posted: Sun Nov 29 17:48:24 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ehwazingwaz said:

>9. that same benefactor from #5 could help me fix my car (oil pan leak & front engine seal leak)


my grandfather informed me on thanksgiving that he would be willing to pay for my car to be fixed... i'm still in shock.






 
mat_j Posted: Wed Dec 2 07:52:42 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  misszero said:
>and holy crap, if i thought it would work, i'd totally suggest a GT secret santa/kris kringle/gift exchange whatsits. not only would you get a gift, but it'd come IN THE MAIL!!!!!!!1one

:-D amazing!



 
Puck Posted: Tue Dec 15 20:22:15 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Actually, all that gear is going to just make it more of a bitch to carry it up to the third floor.

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Kira Posted: Tue Dec 15 23:10:22 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  choke said:
>A backpacking pack :D

Tiff, the other day I watched that movie about the orphaned geese - where Anna Paquin is like thirteen and still has her NZ accent - and it totally made me miss you!

Silly but true.


 
choke Posted: Wed Dec 16 04:50:16 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Kira said:
>choke said:
>>A backpacking pack :D
>
>Tiff, the other day I watched that movie about the orphaned geese - where Anna Paquin is like thirteen and still has her NZ accent - and it totally made me miss you!
>
>Silly but true.

That's fantastic :D I still have your CD haha


 
mat_j Posted: Fri Dec 18 15:47:39 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  A long overcoat

A blue n white Shemagh

A few bottles of good whiskey

A packet of Turkish cigarettes

A cheese platter

A few bottles of red

An easy chair

A table to put my feet on

A turntable

some christmas oldies, dean martin, Bob Dylan LPs

A roaring fire

Good company


 



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