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pentachris
12-26-2001, 01:43 PM
If you were a bad boy or girl this year and asked santa for a lump of coal, I'd be very interested to know what you found under your tree yesterday morning. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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yawningdog
12-26-2001, 08:47 PM
-Leather chair for office
-Book: "The No Spin Zone" by Bill O'Reilly
-DVD player
-DVDs:"The Green Mile","Rush hour 2","Platoon"
-CD: Handel's Messiah
-Giant box of tic-tacs (I asked, it wasn't a hint http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/redface.gif )
-Sawhorses for garage

Experimented with dinner this year. Instead of a turkey, we got a goose. Think of a turkey with no white meat, just dark, even the breast. That's a goose.

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fixrupr
12-26-2001, 10:50 PM
After the wife agreed with my suggestion that we not purchase more “stuff”, I bought her a day at a health spa. Pedicure, massage, sauna, gourmet lunch, the whole nine yards.

I was not the least bit suspicious when a 4’x2’x2’ box appeared in the pile that was accumulating around the tree. Our three sons golf, so figured was a travel case or something. Wife claimed no knowledge of contents, so I ignored the box.

We collect wooden nutcrackers, and many are displayed year-round.

This addition to the collection is not sized for walnuts or Brazil nuts, but standing in front of the 42” wooden soldier might neatly do the job on fixrupr’s family jewels.

It’s the neatest of all my “useless stuff.”

steveo
12-27-2001, 01:13 AM
A Duvet with puffy pillows
A wall size lamenated world map
A 1926 Eastman Kodak No.2a Folding Cartridge Hawkeye Model B camera

In turn I built my dad a handicapped 6'x6' roll-in shower stall

ranchdog
12-27-2001, 06:58 AM
Got my most favorite in the whole world

Fried Bologna and EGG Sandwich.


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BigBlue66
12-27-2001, 11:47 AM
Hmmmm, I'm right there with ya RD.

The wife and I agreed this year to not spend money on each other, but rather, spend it on the grandkids. Last year I got her a camcorder, which I guess she figures will be good for at least two xmas'. hehe

This year I fixed a sirloin tip roast, potatoes and carrots in the pressure cooker. The wife sprained her ankle really bad a few days ago, so it was up to me to either cook something or spring for dinner out for a horde of people. No thanks. And besides, I like to cook in the pressure cooker.

BB 66

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Randy_tx
12-27-2001, 05:32 PM
Pair of warm jammies & cable modem service!

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Blue Vitriol
12-27-2001, 06:21 PM
A fountain pen
Nice stationary and envelopes (so nice I will probably never use them)
A new pot for my cookware collection


Blue Vitriol

Donna
12-27-2001, 06:30 PM
GMC Sierra Z71, extened cab, Loaded to the gills.

iisbob
12-27-2001, 08:36 PM
Seeing my little brother and his family-he's in the Navy and has been been out of touch for over 5 years.

No gadgets, toys or other goods could compare to giving him a personal hug http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif






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Ghost_Hacker
12-28-2001, 10:39 AM
A Dremel.....Yesssssss!!!!

Paleo Pete
12-28-2001, 12:38 PM
CD-RW and 50 CDs, $25...bought guitar strings with it, much needed, since I can get them lots cheaper here than at home.

Oh, and a trip to my mother's house 3 hours away for a simple, quiet Christmas for a change, just us 2, and out in the country, after the last 4 or 5 have been hectic ones with most of the family. Good to be with everyone, but I prefer the quieter ones...

And went to see Lord of the Rings. GREAT! Last time we did this it was Dances With Wolves, definitely worth getting out in 25° weather to see...

Yes, it gets below freezing in Texas now and then...

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kayden azagthoth
12-28-2001, 02:10 PM
A Sony discman, Lord of the Rings books (no, I've never read them before), clothes, choclate, and a nasty case of the flu or some sort of bacterial infection. I've spent a lot of my Christmas days either on the toilet or laying on the bathroom floor in a pool of my own sweat.

I'm feeling better today though. Made it to the doc's and got some anti-biotics. Hopefully I'll be able to ring in the New Year in style instead of on the Loo! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

(Nice list of gifts everyone!)

Oh, Ranchdog. I thought I was the only guy in the world that liked fried egg and bologna sandwiches!! I fry up 2 pieces of bologna, cut them in half, put them on toasted bread and fry up an egg to finish it off. I like to dip the sandwich in ketchup...mmmmm...a taste treat.

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pentachris
12-28-2001, 06:51 PM
So, this was meant more as a joke than a call out for gifts (if you're bad and you ask for a lump of coal, what do you get? or is everyone here admitting to being bad this year? http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/tongue.gif )

But while we're at it...



$150 gift card to Circuit City because my future in-laws like me
Pots and pans because I recently moved into a place of my own (my roommate had that covered at the last place
An ATI video card because my SIS PCI card wasn't cutting it any more http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/eek.gif
A Galileo thermometer because I'm a nerd http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/cool.gif


I can't complain, but boy, I wish I'd gotten a Dremel... http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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Whyzman
12-28-2001, 09:39 PM
Yeah, or a RotoZip! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif

Ok, now you got me going with this fried Bologna and Egg Sandwich...are we talking ring bologna that you can slice to thickness, or the sandwich lunchmeat kinda deal....I gotta have the particulars! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

When I get a craving for a sandwich...it's gotta happen! Fried Egg with onion on fresh soft bread, Braunschweiger and Vidalia onion on fresh soft bread...you get the idea.

Headin' out of town over the 1st...yeah, we get way back in the woods so the drinkin'and drivin' crowd can take each other out...ain't that terrible to say?! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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casper
12-28-2001, 11:08 PM
Originally posted by pentachris:
If you were a bad boy or girl this year and asked santa for a lump of coal, I'd be very interested to know what you found under your tree yesterday morning. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif




Lots of clothes. Money. Torpedo heater for the garage. Live in wisconsin. Go Packers. Gift cards for gander mountain. Will purchase a fish locator. Trying to figure out if i can use it on my computer in any way. ??????
Cdrw discs , And a little extra special present from my wife that i cant talk about. Happy new year

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Pianorak
12-29-2001, 07:45 AM
Dremel? Dremel? Never heard of it, so off to Google and up came "about 62,800 Results".
Do I lead too sheltered a life? - No replies, please! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif


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ranchdog
12-29-2001, 11:14 AM
Actually....

I sent Santa a nice postcard asking for
a year's supply of Viagra.

He failed to stop at my Casa. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/frown.gif

So I settled for a Bologna and Egg sandwich.
BTW Went to the Meat Market and got me some good Bologna.

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kayofcircles
12-29-2001, 12:32 PM
So, okay, I am curious too! What is a Dremel, Ghost?

kayofcircles
12-29-2001, 01:09 PM
Okay, I am curious too. What is a Dremel, Ghost? Are we green with envy??

Got an error message earlier..so if this double posts, that's why. Edit: this is weird. Earlier got the server error message, so didn't try and resubmit...just wandered off and did other stuff and came back. So earlier post in Twilight Zone to be retrieved and posted the minute I re-post, yes???

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Jumby
12-29-2001, 02:15 PM
Isn't a Dremel a small router for wood?
M&D gave my brother and sister and I some investment money...since all I seem to invest in is computer crap (not much of an investment).
Also got a CD/RW, some clothes, software, Panasonic DVD player. Although couldn't get it working with everything right until yesterday. Tonight, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" on DVD.

BigBlue66
12-29-2001, 04:02 PM
The best kind of bologna is from the deli, you know, good stuff, where you can tell them to slice it thick.

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ranchdog
12-29-2001, 04:27 PM
A dremel is a small rotory hand held tool
that runs at about a gazillion RPM.

Different style bits can be used depending on
the type of work you want to do with it.
Polish, cutting, smoothing rough edges, etc.

Think of it in relation to the tool the dentist
uses to do his polishing, grinding, and etc.

Excellent tool for making those neat holes in the
sides and roof of your PC case for extra cooling fans.

They will polish stones like those that are used in
making jewelry to the extreme.

Very nice and handy tool.

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....How long is a minute... depends on which side of the Bathroom door you're on. ......Indecision may or may not be my problem......
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steveo
12-29-2001, 06:15 PM
***A dremel is a small rotory hand held tool
that runs at about a gazillion RPM.***


Ok...up here we know it as a die grinder. I used it to fine trim aluminum.

bmpkns2
12-29-2001, 06:30 PM
Pants, shirts, lotta useless stuff that realy brightens up the living room.

My brother got me a really cool shelf 4 feet long made out of old golf clubs, looks really vintage.

And a Dremel! Yes, a truly neat tool that I have been wanting for as long as I can remember, but i think it was given to me so I can make this and that and this and that ................. .

I got my wife one of those nail kits seen on TV that have all the little fittings on it to do her nails professionally. Kinda gave her the idea that i needed it. It looks almost the same, but I have major RPM's baby!!

Happy New Year http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

Chaz
12-29-2001, 08:20 PM
For those who would like to know more about the Dremel check out this link: http://www.dremel.com/html/home_fr.html

BTW, Hello http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

iisbob
12-29-2001, 11:18 PM
..A dremel is a small rotory hand held tool
that runs at about a gazillion RPM...

Oh my GOD! you must've seen mine after my " Tim the tool man emulator " bro in law gotta ahold of mine!! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/tongue.gif

Now it cuts thru gun steel in about 10 secs flat! i can barely hold on to it with both hands!

It's got me and the cat so scared i'm afraid to touch it again! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/eek.gif

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Pianorak
12-30-2001, 06:34 AM
iisbob I'm beginning to feel sorry for that cat: First (or was it a first?) it had to be scraped off the ceiling, and now it's being scared out of its fur by Dremel. Whatever next? http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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kayofcircles
12-30-2001, 01:12 PM
Conflicted over answer...glad to know what a Dremel is, but if it is a "tool" my husband will HAVE to have one! He "needs" tools the way I need air to breathe... http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

iisbob
12-30-2001, 08:20 PM
Yeh, he's been a trooper! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Recently bought some extra life insurance for him since i know he's used up all his nine lives by now!! LOL! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/tongue.gif



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Ghost_Hacker
01-03-2002, 03:31 PM
Hmmmm.....How did I loss track of this topic??

Kay Yep, a Dremel is a must have power tool for PC case modding. I think "modding" is the right word http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif) But it can also be used for just about any home or workshop project. No toolbox should be without one. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif


issbob LOL....My mom compares me to "Tim the toolman" she says I get a "strange" look whenever I discuss ways to add more "stuff" to any family member's computer.

Ghost_Hacker
01-03-2002, 03:34 PM
Hmmmm.....How did I loss track of this topic??

Kay Yep, a Dremel is a must have power tool for PC case modding. I think "modding" is the right word http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif) But it can also be used for just about any home or workshop project. No toolbox should be without one. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif


issbob LOL....My mom compares me to "Tim the toolman" she says I get a "strange" look whenever I discuss ways to add more "stuff" to any family member's computer.

Ghost_Hacker
01-03-2002, 03:36 PM
Hmmmm.....How did I loss track of this topic??

Kay Yep, a Dremel is a must have power tool for PC case modding. I think "modding" is the right word http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif) But it can also be used for just about any home or workshop project. No toolbox should be without one. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif


issbob LOL http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif....My mom compares me to "Tim the toolman" she says I get a "strange" look whenever I discuss ways to add more "stuff" to any family member's computer.

Ghost_Hacker
01-03-2002, 03:53 PM
hmmmm.....How did I loss track of this topic??

Kay Yep, a Dremel is a must have power tool for PC case modding. I think "modding" is the right word http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif But it can also be used for just about any home or workshop project. No toolbox should be without one. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif


issbob LOL http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif .... My mom compares me to "Tim the toolman" she says I get a "strange" look whenever I discuss ways to add more "stuff" to a family member's computer.

EDITspeaking of strange……Got the famous “server error” my name showed up but my post never did. So I’ll try again …..

EDIT #2 ARGGGGGGGG……………

EDIT #3 Hey there they are...now where could those other post have run off to and why did they come back ????? Maybe Kay's right!!



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kayofcircles
01-04-2002, 12:00 PM
I know that look, Ghost! My husband has that look whenever he starts a conversation with "You know what you need on your puter?" whereupon I find a way to change the subject as rapidly as possible. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/eek.gif

BigBlue66
01-04-2002, 06:36 PM
hehe.

You know what the Caddy needs next? http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif



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