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Mata
I had a lovely Christmas, staying for a few days with Matthew (on here) and his girlfriend. We drank, we ate lots, we played quite a lot of 'Buzz' (a music quiz game on the Playstation2), and I won at Star Wars Monopoly biggrin.gif

I had lots of great presents, including many films that I've been wanting to watch for ages such as Old Boy (a Japanese thriller), and Ong Bak (a Thai martial arts film, which continues my belief that Thailand is the next big frontier of film making). It's hard to pick favourites, but off the top of my head I'd probably say that '1602' by Neil Gaiman is one of them because it was a nice surprise (it's basically 'what would happen if superheroes were born in 1602 instead of now?') and there's a bizarre book from Matt and his lady that is a strange alternative evolution story (it's downstairs at the moment and I can't remember the full title).

Also, I finished the first full draft of my thesis on Christmas eve. It needs lots of editing yet, but I was determined to get it written by Christmas as a present to myself. I'm getting really excited about finishing it now!

Did you have a good time? Did you get anything nice?
Usurper MrTeapot
QUOTE (Mata @ Dec 28 2005, 12:33 AM)
and Ong Bak
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Knives for sale!

I had a pretty cool Christmas, we couldn't afford to have all the family over so it was just me, ma and da. We got on great for a change, had a dinner with a few drinks, opened a couple of presents and then finished off with the Eastenders special.
Kitty
My little part of the family celebrates Christmas on Christmas Eve. I was kind of bored most the day, me and my mum went out for a bit, had some coffee together. But by the time we had to start making dinner she wasnt being so nice and I (being the only one brave enough to hang around and help) ended up getting yelled at for alot of silly stuff. Though eventually all that was over and we sat down and ate dinner while watching A Christmas Story. It was rather nice, acctually, though I wasnt in the best of moods by that time (though I tried to be).

I was really suprised about most the things I got. My brother got me a really nice tea box, complete with 9 different kinds of tea in it. My dad got me a set of cards from the art museum, instead of having picture representations of the suit and number, it has some different peices of impressionist art on it, which I've really been wanting for a while. My dad also got me a Nintendo DS (mariokart version, its red!) which I didnt think I'd be too enthused about, but I really do like it. He bought me Nintendogs to go with it and its a nice thing to play around with when I'm bored. I have little puppy!! My mom got me some hot chocolate mix (which tastes alright, for hot chocolate mix) and a pair of green velvet-ish pants that fit me really well!

I'm honestly really impressed this year, maybe I'm just more greatful for things.
EvilSpork
QUOTE (MrTeapot @ Dec 27 2005, 07:46 PM)
QUOTE (Mata @ Dec 28 2005, 12:33 AM)
and Ong Bak
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Knives for sale!
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Money can't buy knives! blink.gif

I had a pretty bad Christmas eve and Christmas. Starting Christmas eve my dog is sick again and my aunt was hospitalized for an undetermined ammount of time. As of now, my dog is still sick and my aunt is still in the hospital.
Calantyr
Not bad. Sat around with the mum and dad. First christmas without my grandparents around... meh.

Ate turkey and drunk far too much white wine. Must have gotten drunk. We sat around babbling for ages about current affairs. And pulled christmas crackers. I won a paperclip. Hmmm...

I got some classy books. THUD! By Terry Pratchett. Excellent read, finished it in a few hours though.
Persian Fire. A story about a first world super-power and their wars against two barbarian mountainous 'rogue-states'. That's right, Persia versus Athens and Sparta. My parents know me so well.

Oh yes, lots of chocolate (TOO MUCH!) and the obligatory satsuma.

Didn't do anything particularly exciting... I'll save that for New Years Eve. I should be going to Cheltenham for a murder mystery weekend. I wonder if I'll get to be the corpse?
exceptional1709
QUOTE (Calantyr @ Dec 28 2005, 04:36 AM)
the obligatory satsuma
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I didn't get a satsuma!! What's wrong with my family? ohmy.gif
Usurper MrTeapot
I lost all my cracker pulls, we even got out some spares for me to try and I still lost. I was offered a mini screw set but only because that fell into the gravy.
Moosh
Pretty good really, saw family before and after but Christmas Day was just me, my parents and my sister.

As for presents, I got DVDs, This is Spinal Tap, Cosmic Jam and Bewilderness by Bill Bailey and Lenny Henry Live.

I also got Books, The Complete Works of Ronnie Barker, The Unseen University Challenge, Little Britain Series Two and Return of the Timewaster Letters
by Robin Cooper.

I got a load of chocolate and also some shower gel/deoderanty stuff.

QUOTE (Calantyr @ Dec 28 2005, 04:36 AM)
I got some classy books. THUD! By Terry Pratchett. Excellent read, finished it in a few hours though.
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Excellent book that, I got the THUD! board game.

QUOTE (exceptional1709 @ Dec 28 2005, 08:43 AM)
QUOTE (Calantyr @ Dec 28 2005, 04:36 AM)
the obligatory satsuma
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I didn't get a satsuma!! What's wrong with my family? ohmy.gif
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I didn't get one either! I'm gonna complain.
CommieBastard
QUOTE (Mata @ Dec 28 2005, 12:33 AM)
I had lots of great presents, including many films that I've been wanting to watch for ages such as Old Boy (a Japanese thriller)
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Nitpick, but Old Boy is Korean (and a really great film biggrin.gif), by Park Chan-Wook.

QUOTE
It's hard to pick favourites, but off the top of my head I'd probably say that '1602' by Neil Gaiman is one of them because it was a nice surprise (it's basically 'what would happen if superheroes were born in 1602 instead of now?')


Ah, I really like that one.
Ashbless
It could've been worse. My Aunt fed me christmas eve / included me at her house. I helped her decorate. My little Brother fed me at his place on christmas day.

It could've been better. My father told me to move out quickly on boxing day as I don't get along with my new stepmother. Dad hasn't been home this Christmas nor do I expect to see him until after New Years.

No satsumas or christmas crackers here either. smile.gif I received a couple boxes of chocolates which I regifted, a lovely tree ornament that I also regifted, some books and a nice pair of fuzzy mocasin style slippers. Work and my godparents both gave me highly useful gift cards. Overall a fairly good haul.
elphaba2
I had a pretty swell Christmas--my brother got me some book money and a Jefferson Starship CD, the younger got me a Phish CD (they really do think I'm just a big hippie), and the everpresent sweater-giving aunt gave me a nice warm sweater. My parents got me a pair of good books (Maureen Dowd's latest, which is prickly and funny, and The Elements of Style, which I might regift to our school's inept newspaper editor) and a laptop, which I've been lusting after and saving up for about two years.

I was drafted to sing on Christmas Eve at my church, and I did, and it turned out really nicely (though sort of a "hey, wait, I started singing, didn't I?" moment.) Following, we sent the younger to bed and stayed up wrapped surreptitious presents in corners, then reconvening to make fun of our priest over eggnog and decaf coffee.

It's sort of depressing that all the good cheer doesn't linger--my sweater-giving aunt usually winds up saying nasty things to my mother and my mother tends to get jumpy and snippy. But the former headed home yesterday, so we're drifting towards a more comfortable equilibrium.
MistressAlti
I bought myself a new compie. happy.gif
Astarael
I had a nice Christmas and got a fair amount of interesting stuff.
I got Phantom of the Opera (and its soundtrack,) a watch, Batman Begins, and the first two seasons of Sliders (which I think was my dad's present to himself, really, but I got him the first season of Alias with similar motives.)
As for books, I got Sandman volumes 3-5, a nice edition of Sabriel that matches the other volumes, Going Postal, Trickster's Queen, Phoenix and Ashes, Carol Vorderman's newest sudoku book, Talk to the Hand (Lynne Truss's book about rudeness,) and Eldest in all its hardback glory.
Excellent Christmas.
markslut
A Kimono, Bill Bailey's new DVD, chocolate, Lush smellies!, a fluffy scarf, Thud!, the World acording to Clarkson and a leather jacket biggrin.gif
Daria

This is Eric biggrin.gif I got him, Jim Morrison's biography, The Art Of Happiness, a beautiful black velvet skirt, a Family Guy DVD, Midnite Vultures (Beck), Its a shame about Ray (The Lemon Heads), and lots of other lovely bits and pieces! And Father Christmas got me a satsuma and a 6 pack of Becks biggrin.gif

Christmas day was lovely- we had our usual Christmas breakfast (this year it was with bagels and cranberry curd (both made by my mum that morning)) at about 1pm biggrin.gif The usual Christmas day- everyone emmersed in their gifts, chatting, drinking wine and tea. I felt a little odd this year though- quite unsociable and introverted. I spent most of the afternoon reading and listening to music.
Boxing day was good- my Granma came over for a late breakfast, then we all made our way over to my step-dad's parents for lunch with that side of the family.
All in all it was a very lovely time, in which I got to spend some good moments with my older brother and sister, and even my little brother was being nice!
little_bear
My parents are Jehovah's Witnesses, so I didn't get any presents off them. However, I did get a rather spiffing Bagpuss hot water bottle cover and Gillette Mach 3 razor off my friends. So, not too bad.
Daria
QUOTE (little_bear @ Dec 29 2005, 12:40 AM)
My parents are Jehovah's Witnesses, so I didn't get any presents off them. However, I did get a rather spiffing Bagpuss hot water bottle cover and Gillette Mach 3 razor off my friends.  So, not too bad.
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And when Little_Bear goes to bed, so do all of his friends. The mice on the mouse organ, Madaleine the rag doll...
/spam
Mata
QUOTE (CommieBastard @ Dec 28 2005, 12:55 PM)
Nitpick, but Old Boy is Korean (and a really great film biggrin.gif), by Park Chan-Wook.
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I wasn't sure when I typed it, but I thought 'I'm sure Commie will pick me up on that one if I'm wrong' biggrin.gif

QUOTE (elphaba2 @ Dec 28 2005, 03:20 PM)
I might regift
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I've never heard of the verb to 'regift', but I like it.

QUOTE (Astarael @ Dec 28 2005, 08:18 PM)
I got him the first season of Alias
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I love Alias. I got Sues the third season for her birthday so we can both watch it again.

QUOTE (Daria @ Dec 29 2005, 12:09 AM)
I did get a rather spiffing Bagpuss

I used to date a girl who knew the actual 'Emily' from the Bagpuss stories. /random trivia
Sir Psycho Sexy
I got a digital camera, tiny small one and seeing how I lost my last one I'm not sure that's such a good idea. I also got a watch that tells me the time IN WORDS! (this is of massive entertainment value to me.) Umm...quite a lot of toilettries this year, not sure why, possibly for a lack of anything else. Some HMV vouchers, my sister got me a book with all the rude place names in England and one in Northern Ireland (Muff), some chocolate, pyjamas, a few clothes and a little money. Not really a christmas present, but my Mum bought me some Tigger pyjamas in the sales and I was quite chuffed about them so I thought I'd tell people!

Got quite a lot of pyjamas...people must have picked up on me complaining that they're always too short in the leg... unsure.gif

As for the day itself, it was pretty damn spiffy, for the first time in forever I didn't go an see the old wrinklies in the evening, would have been nice to see them, but I had being the only one my age when it comes to family. My Uncle came up for presents and Christmas lunch which was nice, he's always fun when he tells stories...like pissing off the edge of Blackpool tower for example. I think possibly the best part of it all though, was the fact my sister's fiancée (who had his first round of chemotherapy for Lymphoma the Wednesday before Christmas) had recovered from the treatment was back to as close to his usual self as can be expected.

I also stayed quite sober, which looking back on it, I'm quite disappointed about.
Ashbless
QUOTE (Mata @ Dec 28 2005, 06:28 PM)
QUOTE (elphaba2 @ Dec 28 2005, 03:20 PM)
I might regift
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I've never heard of the verb to 'regift', but I like it.



Regifting is when you take a present that you have been given and give it to someone else as a gift. It's not the best thing to do but it does happen. Try not to give it back to the person who gave it to you and DO remove the tag saying "To Mata, love Aunty." tongue.gif
It was originally on the show Sienfeld.
CommieBastard
QUOTE (Mata @ Dec 29 2005, 01:28 AM)
QUOTE (CommieBastard @ Dec 28 2005, 12:55 PM)
Nitpick, but Old Boy is Korean (and a really great film biggrin.gif), by Park Chan-Wook.
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I wasn't sure when I typed it, but I thought 'I'm sure Commie will pick me up on that one if I'm wrong' biggrin.gif
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Sure don't I always come through? tongue.gif
I_am_the_best
I had a really good Christmas. My family went down to Deal then my auntie, uncle and cousins came down and stayed in a house nearby so we had Christmas together. We ate too much, drank too much, walked in the freezing cold singing songs and then went back inside to watch Dr Who (they watch it religiously). Then my other auntie, uncle and cousins came down to another house. On boxing day another family came down to stay in one house and then a lady came to stay in our house. We had lots of snow yesterday and so me and a boy from the other family wrestled a lot in the snow.

I got lots of lovely presents this year too. My parents decided that they would just do stockings instead of an actual present. I got a pair of evening gloves, a Rachmaninoff CD, some sheet music for Valse Romantique by Debussy and some classics to read. I got underwear from my sister and some yarn and knitting needles from my aunt.smile.gif
voices_in_my_head
This was by far one of the better Christmasses we've had if you're going by the presents I got, but I never really got into the Christmas mood.

I got some photo paper, pajamas, Earrings and necklaces, a Photoshop-type program, a blue scarf sort of thing, a flannel blanket, and some underwear (from my mom) that reach up to somewhere around my chin.
Astarael
QUOTE (voices_in_my_head @ Dec 30 2005, 06:57 PM)
This was by far one of the better Christmasses we've had if you're going by the presents I got, but I never really got into the Christmas mood.

I got some photo paper, pajamas, Earrings and necklaces, a Photoshop-type program, a blue scarf sort of thing, a flannel blanket, and some underwear (from my mom) that reach up to somewhere around my chin.
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Do you live somewhere cold enough that chin-height underwear is cozy, or is it simply embaressing and the wrong size?
Moosh
QUOTE (Astarael @ Dec 31 2005, 12:00 AM)
QUOTE (voices_in_my_head @ Dec 30 2005, 06:57 PM)
This was by far one of the better Christmasses we've had if you're going by the presents I got, but I never really got into the Christmas mood.

I got some photo paper, pajamas, Earrings and necklaces, a Photoshop-type program, a blue scarf sort of thing, a flannel blanket, and some underwear (from my mom) that reach up to somewhere around my chin.
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Do you live somewhere cold enough that chin-height underwear is cozy, or is it simply embaressing and the wrong size?
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*Points Ast in the direction of the Location bit under Voices' name*

/spam
mooooooooooopo
Christmas wasn't too bad, a little dull this year.

Presentwise I got a silly flying UFO thingy, some socks, Thud (Terry Pratchett seems to be back on form) and a ton of money and gift vouchers. biggrin.gif
Stardust_Smile
Encountered a few technical hitches around Christmas time, but still, I find the Christmassy mood may have helped.

I got many faerie things, like pictures and figurines ect. hehe it's helped a great amount in my ambition to turn my room into a Faerie Land. biggrin.gif
voices_in_my_head
QUOTE (Astarael @ Dec 30 2005, 07:00 PM)
QUOTE (voices_in_my_head @ Dec 30 2005, 06:57 PM)
This was by far one of the better Christmasses we've had if you're going by the presents I got, but I never really got into the Christmas mood.

I got some photo paper, pajamas, Earrings and necklaces, a Photoshop-type program, a blue scarf sort of thing, a flannel blanket, and some underwear (from my mom) that reach up to somewhere around my chin.
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Do you live somewhere cold enough that chin-height underwear is cozy, or is it simply embaressing and the wrong size?
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Just embaressing. The sad part is that they are supposed to be "low-rise"
{Gothic Angel}
QUOTE (CheeseMoose @ Dec 28 2005, 10:37 AM)
Excellent book that, I got the THUD! board game.



It is a good book. Mum likes to buy them the first day they come out, which is great, cos I read it about 3 months ago biggrin.gif

Interesting that the game of Thud turns up a few times in his later books, especially Going Postal, where it gets called Hnaflsnaflwhiflwafl or something similar (too lazy to look it up).

*ponders whether future Pratchett books could be derived from careful study of those in existence*
Moosh
QUOTE ({Gothic Angel} @ Jan 1 2006, 06:05 PM)
QUOTE (CheeseMoose @ Dec 28 2005, 10:37 AM)
Excellent book that, I got the THUD! board game.



It is a good book. Mum likes to buy them the first day they come out, which is great, cos I read it about 3 months ago biggrin.gif

Interesting that the game of Thud turns up a few times in his later books, especially Going Postal, where it gets called Hnaflsnaflwhiflwafl or something similar (too lazy to look it up).

*ponders whether future Pratchett books could be derived from careful study of those in existence*

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Hnaflbaflsniflwhifltafl.

(Is it sad I knew that without looking it up?)

After several years of close study I successfully predicted Going Postal, so yes they can.
Jonman
Chrimble was a mixed bag for me. Had my mum spend christmas with me and the missus, which was a little stressful. However, Mrs. Jonman's outdid herself with Chrimble dinner.

As for pressies, I got an extremely mixed bag. From the ludicrous (kids toy guitar that allows even the musically-beyond-hope to play), to the useful (Jamie Oliver cookbook - already used that in anger to great success), to the decoratively dull (some placemats, that, while cool, are still placemats), to the utterly pointless (a set of ethnic maracas).

I did give the missus what is possbily the geekiest present ever. I wrote her some software. Go me.
Astarael
QUOTE (voices_in_my_head @ Dec 31 2005, 01:20 PM)
QUOTE (Astarael @ Dec 30 2005, 07:00 PM)
QUOTE (voices_in_my_head @ Dec 30 2005, 06:57 PM)
This was by far one of the better Christmasses we've had if you're going by the presents I got, but I never really got into the Christmas mood.

I got some photo paper, pajamas, Earrings and necklaces, a Photoshop-type program, a blue scarf sort of thing, a flannel blanket, and some underwear (from my mom) that reach up to somewhere around my chin.
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Do you live somewhere cold enough that chin-height underwear is cozy, or is it simply embaressing and the wrong size?
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Just embaressing. The sad part is that they are supposed to be "low-rise"
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Poor child. sad.gif I've gotten my parents to stop buying me clothes, as Mom has the odd notion that I like "cute" clothes. Sarcastic geek T-shirts and jeans will do it for me, thanks.
Kitty
QUOTE (Jonman @ Jan 1 2006, 04:47 PM)
I did give the missus what is possbily the geekiest present ever. I wrote her some software. Go me.
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Is it just the geek in me, or do other people think it would be cool if someone wrote some software for you? I'd be in love tongue.gif
vicrawr
I got to bake lots with mommy.

And Santa brought me socks and shotgun shells.
Jonman
QUOTE (IrishGuy @ Jan 2 2006, 04:04 AM)
And Santa brought me socks and shotgun shells.
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Make sure you don't get them confused.
FeralPolyglot
For Christmas, I got a bunch of spiffy stuff. I got a nice scarf (Yay for scarfy goodness), an iPod (the infestation is spreading!), some nice spelly stuff (like incense and candles), a lot of clothes (and they were the right size an' everything!), a Sudoku book (like crossword puzzles) and some money from the people who waited until the last minute. :-p

Christmas events were unstressful overall. Except for the fact that my parents are showing off our house when people want to see it (we're moving to another part of town) so we had to hide all our junk after opening it. Closets were filled to the gills. (I know closets don't have gills but bear w/ me..)

All in all, a pleasant holiday for me. I can't wait to get back to school, though, and reunite w/ mis amigos. :-)

-Cerin
=^^= ~~
Sir Psycho Sexy
QUOTE (Jonman @ Jan 1 2006, 08:47 PM)
I did give the missus what is possbily the geekiest present ever. I wrote her some software. Go me.
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But what does it do?
Jonman
QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Jan 2 2006, 04:29 PM)
QUOTE (Jonman @ Jan 1 2006, 08:47 PM)
I did give the missus what is possbily the geekiest present ever. I wrote her some software. Go me.
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But what does it do?
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VBA macros that run in Excel to generate random SuDokus, and solves puzzles that you enter. Having spent many many hours on it, I saw a CD-ROM with the exact same functionality available for a tenner in Maplin. Felt a little silly then.
Sir Psycho Sexy
QUOTE (Jonman @ Jan 2 2006, 03:34 PM)
VBA macros that run in Excel to generate random SuDokus, and solves puzzles that you enter. Having spent many many hours on it, I saw a CD-ROM with the exact same functionality available for a tenner in Maplin. Felt a little silly then.
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But what would you prefer, homemade pie or shop bought pie?
Kitty
Homemade happy.gif
Woo for homemade software! *geek*
....And pie....
Astarael
Yeah, storebrought cake and pie is all rubbish. If you want quality, you have to do it yourself. For example, storebrought cream cheese brownies are rubbish, but my mom's recipe is so good that even the people on diets can't resist them. I had a pan of those lovely things instead of a brithday cake last year, and I'm never going back to cake.
Usurper MrTeapot
QUOTE (Jonman @ Jan 2 2006, 03:34 PM)
VBA macros that run in Excel to generate random SuDokus, and solves puzzles that you enter. Having spent many many hours on it, I saw a CD-ROM with the exact same functionality available for a tenner in Maplin. Felt a little silly then.
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See, if you made it earlier you could have marketed it an made a tenner a pop.
Jonman
QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Jan 2 2006, 04:50 PM)
QUOTE (Jonman @ Jan 2 2006, 03:34 PM)
VBA macros that run in Excel to generate random SuDokus, and solves puzzles that you enter. Having spent many many hours on it, I saw a CD-ROM with the exact same functionality available for a tenner in Maplin. Felt a little silly then.
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But what would you prefer, homemade pie or shop bought pie?
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However, would you prefer to buy some smoked salmon for a fiver, or would you prefer to catch, gut, fillet and smoke the flesh yourself?
Kitty
For me, the latter. I get very bored sometimes.... Plus I could be like "Look how SPECIAL and THOUGHTFUL I am! I went out and spent HOURS fishing for that salmon, then I got my hands ALL dirty to cut it and cut it and then I had to build myself a smoker and SMOKE it! Dont you love me? happy.gif"

And then stare at their reaction while I immediatly appologize and say I was kidding. Atleast about the exaggeration part.... Another part of being bored.


On another note. I brought my brother a macchinetta for christmas, and he had yet to use it, so today I sat down and figured out how to use it and made some espresso!! I highly reccomend this little thing is you like just plain espresso. If you like cuppaccino or anything with steamed milk you're out of luck....

I'm quite pleased with my present to him ^^ I'm going to make some for him when he gets home to encourage him to use it! *happy day*
Sir Psycho Sexy
QUOTE (Jonman @ Jan 2 2006, 10:24 PM)
However, would you prefer to buy some smoked salmon for a fiver, or would you prefer to catch, gut, fillet and smoke the flesh yourself?
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Aha, touché!

The former is more convenient but the latter does yeild a higher quality end product. Plus like Kitty mentioned the effort involved in making something yourself does have the added "love you" factor.
Mata
QUOTE (FeralPolyglot @ Jan 2 2006, 09:51 AM)
Closets were filled to the gills.  (I know closets don't have gills but bear w/ me..)
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Apart from the abbreviation of 'with', I think that counts as one of the most 'Matazonian' comments by a new person I on here that I've read: they're already picking holes in their own arguments!

Oh, and slightly off-topic-ish: Kitty, did you end up driving your family around this Christmas? And do you realise how immensely disturbing I find it that the girl I knew is now driving and responsible for the lives of others?
Kitty
I'm a very good driver, Mata tongue.gif I have a bit of a problem with turning into the proper lane though. Probably because I mostly drive when there's no traffic to worry about!! But yes, I did drive my family home from the christmas party we went to, and I was also the designated driver for the New Years party we went to. And tomorrow in school I'll be out on the road during my second period class (which terrifies me to no end, I'm scared of the instructors and what comments they might add in while I'm driving)

I also love turns.... My dad points that out every time, I take my turns as fast as I can while staying comfortable and not making my mom scream tongue.gif (which really isnt fast at all, but for a beginning driver I suppose its scary to the parents....)

Had quite a bit of fun though! Yay for christmas/new years
Rykan
Bwuhahaha I kidnapped Mr Fuzzy for Christmas/New Year! I also got the spanking new lovely camera I've been wanting for years (I've taken about 600 photos since the 25th >_> ). I found out I'd lost my job unfortunately on Boxing Day but I got to go clay pigeon shooting (and shot one! laugh.gif ) which made up for it.
Btw Mata, is my scarf done yet? Lol. (My temporary scarf keeps leaving lilac fluff everywhere dry.gif )
Smiler
West Wing, West Wing, WEST WING!!!!!!!!!!! What has my Mum done??!?! I got the 1st Season boxset and have already bought the 2nd! I'm so glad there are only another 4 to go.............
Ooo AND I got me a Smiley Scarf! Knitted, hand made and adorned with a smiley at each end by LadyAllylandra (FairyRyn's sister) It truly beams biggrin.gif
LoLo
The normal annoying family hyjinks (sp?) happened and I got some cool presents. My mom got me the 2 new mittens shirts and an lgg bowling bag purse. The logos on those new shirts feel cool and I find myself petting them when I'm wearing my shirt, which looks a little pervy actually.

My sister got me a desktop dodgeball game, a block head that you can just stack and move around the blocks to make different faces, and a deck of invisible old maid cards.
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