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Shaddim Dec 26, 2012 12:37 AM
Holidays 2012: So, what did you get?
What did you lot get for the holidays? Post up gifts and toys and whatever else is interesting.

My favorite is a Journey Into Mystery #83, first Thor appearance (CGC 9.0). Completely took me by surprise.


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ghporter Dec 26, 2012 01:36 AM
I got a very nice shaving set with lather brush, soap and a safety razor (not grandpa's razor!), and I got the comfiest house shoes I've ever had. It's been lovely.
 
Thorzdad Dec 26, 2012 02:52 AM
Santa brought me a bottle of Bunnahabhain 12-year-old and two proper whiskey glasses.
 
Shaddim Dec 26, 2012 10:42 AM
Whiskey gifts are some of the best. When all else fails, my friends get me a bottle of malt, it's always well-received. :thumbsup:

I hear ya, Glenn, I still shave with a real razor (same one for 20 years), there's nothing that does the job quite as well.
 
sek929 Dec 26, 2012 11:17 AM
Money, clothes, and Assassin's Creed 3.

Also the task of hooking up my dad's new 55" LG, surround sound system, etc...
 
imitchellg5 Dec 26, 2012 12:59 PM
Clothes, clothes, and more clothes. Though admittedly I'd much rather be gifted clothes then spend money on them (hence everyone who knows me and sees me regularly purchasing me clothes, ha ha).
 
mattyb Dec 26, 2012 01:10 PM
Time with my Dad. Priceless.
 
mattyb Dec 26, 2012 01:10 PM
Time with my Dad. Priceless.
 
angelmb Dec 26, 2012 11:25 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Shaddim (Post 4208886)
I hear ya, Glenn, I still shave with a real razor (same one for 20 years), there's nothing that does the job quite as well.
Merkur ?
 
Shaddim Dec 26, 2012 11:48 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by angelmb (Post 4208960)
Merkur ?
Dovo


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angelmb Dec 27, 2012 12:39 AM
Thanks.
 
knifecarrier2 Dec 27, 2012 12:31 PM
http://forum-images.macnn.com/import/image_7997.jpg
http://forum-images.macnn.com/import/image_7998.jpg
http://forum-images.macnn.com/import/image_7999.jpg
Doggie Saddlebags for camping
http://forum-images.macnn.com/import/image_8000.jpg
Doggie lifejacket cuz my dog is too stupid to swim properly
http://forum-images.macnn.com/import/image_8001.jpg
Soft gel doggie frisbee
http://forum-images.macnn.com/import/image_8002.jpg
Buncha 911 books (**** YES!)
http://forum-images.macnn.com/import/image_8003.jpg
Wireless genesis system
http://forum-images.macnn.com/import/image_8004.jpg
Best magazine subscript. ever.
Bluetooth speaker.... not sure what I'll use that for. A dope iPad case.
And some nice clothes. :)

Overall a sweet haul!
 
Spheric Harlot Dec 27, 2012 12:56 PM
So we take it that you've pulled the trigger on the 911.
 
knifecarrier2 Dec 27, 2012 01:03 PM
Nope. Reading all this stuff before I buy it, so I can more accurately assess how much $ the engine needs. They are expensive little contraptions, but ultimately pretty reliable/easy to work on. Also, I can insure it for about $100 a year. So that's nice. :)
 
andi*pandi Dec 27, 2012 01:35 PM
classic sega! want.

Away over the holiday. Got some random stuff from my folks, but am most pleased so far with the things I got myself. Mini fakelego Tardis! We just got back and haven't finished our tree however so maybe there's some good stuff still from the husband.
 
knifecarrier2 Dec 27, 2012 01:36 PM
Post the tardis!
 
Phileas Dec 27, 2012 02:15 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by angelmb (Post 4208960)
Merkur ?
My wife got me a Merkur ten years ago - the first one broke, sent it back, got it replaced, blade adjustment mechanism jammed, replaced again, coating started to flake off, didn't bother to send it back again. Instead using a razor from the 1920's I picked up at an estate sale. Best shave ever.

Pressies: A decent, heavy, canvas overnight bag, shaving creme, a cast iron griddle press. All very welcome.

Quiet time with the family. Carol services. First, tentative conversations with my birthfather.
 
raleur Dec 27, 2012 05:25 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Shaddim (Post 4208796)
My favorite is a Journey Into Mystery #83, first Thor appearance (CGC 9.0). Completely took me by surprise.
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I haven't bought comics in over 20 years- do they all come in nifty boxes like that now? I mean, did you take that shot when you unwrapped it, or did you have to send it somewhere to get the cover with the rating? Back when I collected, it was all mylar bags and acid-free backings, and you had to take it to conventions to get a rating.
 
besson3c Dec 27, 2012 06:31 PM
I got a pretty good gag gift: squirrel underpants!
 
raleur Dec 27, 2012 07:03 PM
Maybe you thought it was a good gag, but I bet the squirrel disagrees. After all, now his nuts are cold!
 
subego Dec 27, 2012 07:07 PM
Are they black?
 
besson3c Dec 27, 2012 07:14 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by subego (Post 4209124)

Are they black?
Nope, white, like a caucasian person.
 
subego Dec 27, 2012 08:14 PM
Dammit!
 
shifuimam Jan 9, 2013 03:04 PM
I got an Asus Transformer TF300 + keyboard. It's FREAKING AMAZING. I love it. I want to marry it and have its babies.

Nah, not really, but it is pretty slammin'.

BF's mom bought us the limited edition Star Wars xbox 360. It's amazing and makes beepy R2D2 noises when you press the buttons on it.

I bought BF a really nice Nikon DSLR.

So it was a good Christmas all-around, I think...
 
osiris Jan 9, 2013 03:14 PM
I received a 200 shot Red Ryder BB gun, a 1400 piece Lego set of some kind of Christmas village but with eskimos, and some shirts.

If anyone says I'll shoot my frickin eye I out, I swear to god I'll stick you in a god damn pizza oven. I heard that about a thousand times since Christmas. :p
 
andi*pandi Jan 9, 2013 03:37 PM
sweet, shif and osiris!

Husband came through with a jewelry tree, new PJs and fuzzy socks. Then I scouted the sales and picked up some Dr Who DVDs for cheap. score!

We are enjoying Just Dance 4 on the wii. Amusing fun.
 
Laminar Jan 9, 2013 04:07 PM
 
besson3c Jan 9, 2013 04:22 PM
Laminar: is that a codpiece?
 
knifecarrier2 Jan 9, 2013 05:25 PM
It looks too big.
 
Face Ache Jan 10, 2013 05:49 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by besson3c (Post 4211020)
Laminar: is that a codpiece?
Word up.

Nothing on the Christmas front here, but I bought myself one of these Ergohuman chairs for my birthday.

http://i.imgur.com/MfI0O.jpg
Ah, blessed lumbar support.

Today I bought some M4 threaded stainless rod, 20mm hex spacers, moulding silicone, casting polyurethane and some release agent. Exciting eh?
 
shifuimam Jan 10, 2013 08:44 AM
That chair looks a bit like a torture device.

That said I bet it's awesome. One of my past jobs bought me an Aeron, and it was fantastic.
 
ShortcutToMoncton Jan 10, 2013 10:46 AM
Mac mini i7 (middle model)
Thunderbolt external 1Tb drive
Rii Touch N7
Schott naval pea coat
And a bottle of Balvenie 17 YO which I will most certainly fail to appreciate
 
mindwaves Jan 10, 2013 11:09 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton (Post 4211158)
Mac mini i7 (middle model)
Thunderbolt external 1Tb drive
I wanted to get myself a Thunderbolt drive last week but found it hard to find any (relatively cheap) drive with thunderbolt. I had to settle for USB 3.0.
 
ShortcutToMoncton Jan 10, 2013 11:41 AM
Agreed. I wanted a RAID-style backup system of 4-6 Tb but could not find a Thunderbolt option for less than $650 up here, which was not an option.

USB3 options were much more reasonable, but I'm using this as a media storage for 1080p movies and saw some complaints of saturation. I still don't think that would be an issue, but I said screw it.

So I got a 1Tb external thunderbolt drive for now. It still doesn't solve my problem of having everything backed up (I currently don't :hmm: ) but it'll work for right now, and hopefully will be able to somehow daisy chain it into a RAID Thunderbolt system in the future.
 
Shaddim Jan 10, 2013 04:24 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Face Ache (Post 4211126)
You're a dentist?
 
osiris Jan 10, 2013 04:38 PM
lol I was thinking the same thing.
 
Shaddim Jan 10, 2013 04:58 PM
Great, now I'm picturing FA as Steve Martin.
 
besson3c Jan 10, 2013 05:00 PM
 
Face Ache Jan 10, 2013 05:17 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Shaddim (Post 4211214)
You're a dentist?
Heh, I was actually looking at antique barber chairs.
 
glideslope Jan 10, 2013 07:26 PM
iPad mini Black. Snugg Leather Case. Smoked Alaskan Salmon. Led Zeppelin Celebration Day 2007 CD/DVD Combo.

Book of 5 car washes.

Best of all, the wife and children all under the same roof for 13 consecutive days. 1st time in 5 years. :)
 
MacinTommy Jan 11, 2013 10:43 AM
 
osiris Jan 11, 2013 11:39 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Shaddim (Post 4211224)
Great, now I'm picturing FA as Steve Martin.
http://www.howmanyfrogs.com/wp-conte...eve-martin.jpg
 
ShortcutToMoncton Jan 14, 2013 08:38 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by mindwaves (Post 4211160)
I wanted to get myself a Thunderbolt drive last week but found it hard to find any (relatively cheap) drive with thunderbolt. I had to settle for USB 3.0.
Quote, Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton (Post 4211165)
Agreed. I wanted a RAID-style backup system of 4-6 Tb but could not find a Thunderbolt option for less than $650 up here, which was not an option.

USB3 options were much more reasonable, but I'm using this as a media storage for 1080p movies and saw some complaints of saturation. I still don't think that would be an issue, but I said screw it.

So I got a 1Tb external thunderbolt drive for now. It still doesn't solve my problem of having everything backed up (I currently don't :hmm: ) but it'll work for right now, and hopefully will be able to somehow daisy chain it into a RAID Thunderbolt system in the future.
:lol: Spoke too soon. I'd asked for the above drive and didn't look terribly closely at the box when I opened it. Turns out the Thunderbolt drive was sold out and so I got a larger (3TB) USB 3 drive for the same price. Ahhhh well, even at 7200RPM I shouldn't have to worry about saturating it to the point of affecting performance I suppose. And at least this way I can back up some of my personal stuff to the external drive as well, just to have copies all in one backup spot. (Currently they're spread out over a number of smaller drives, which is a real pain in the ass if I want to make sure something's backed up).

I'm most excited about the possibility of SSD Thunderbolt drives. I've never seen one (if they are out there I'm sure they'd be wildly expensive), but for a computer like the Mini which wasn't made to have its internal drives easily swapped, it would be a huge friggin boost.
 
TyPod Jan 14, 2013 03:11 PM
iPad mini from the parents, and i bought myself an iPhone 5. Great Christmas!
 
Face Ache Jan 14, 2013 05:07 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by TyPod (Post 4211746)
iPad mini from the parents, and i bought myself an iPhone 5. Great Christmas!
My kids got an iPad Mini each.

I did this to my son's...

http://i.imgur.com/AZNND.jpg

:eek::D
 
andi*pandi Jan 14, 2013 07:59 PM
lucky kids!
 
CentralParkMac Jan 16, 2013 01:48 AM
Polar gear!
A good friend of mine and myself are planning an extended trip to Antarctica in one year's time. This Christmas was all about the gear :) I bought a few pieces to start and ended up spending a little over 2k. A polor parka, Patagonia fleece jacket, base core suit, boots and inner/outer gloves.
 
ShortcutToMoncton Jan 16, 2013 09:12 AM
Hahahaha wow....that's pretty hardcore. You must be actually staying on the continent? Where and for how long?

I'd love to visit someday. It's always been a dream of mine of snowboard in some remote areas of the world. I've checked off a few, but Greenland, Baffin Island and Antarctica are still on my list. :thumbsup:
 
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