What do you want for Christmas?

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Now I'm starting to think perhaps a countertop combination convection oven/microwave might be good. Surely SOMEONE could make me a combination Teddy Ruxpin/convection oven. What would be more awesome than a singing bear that can cook a roast? :!!)

Things I've been told I'm NOT allowed to get are

Turkey fryer (contains flammable liquid, propane gas tank and requires an open flame) :surprised

Chain saw attachment for my Poulan Pro brush cutter :frown:

The VT 2-23 C WEED DRAGON® – 100,000 BTU Deluxe Vapor Torch Kit (see https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=122258 ) :cry:
 

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Enlightenment. (Boring, you say?)
 
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Enlightenment. (Boring, you say?)
Can it be ordered online?
 
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I'm not too picky about the actual presents, but I would like a visit from Jake Gyllenhaal:
http://f.screensavers.com/OMS/img/435/jake_gyllenhaal_2_wallpaper_215.jpg [Broken]
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I'm trying not to begin thinking about Christmas til December 1st! Its a day, not 1/4 of a year! (humbug)
 
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I just ordered my (and my wife's) Christmas present last night. A Smooth CE 3.2 Elliptical trainer with eddy-current resistance. We both need to incorporate more aerobic activities now that we're settling in for the winter, and rowing on the Bowflex and using the stationary bike both bother my arthritic knees.

On a side-note, Sharper Image has about 20 different speaker systems into which you can dock your I-Pod. Some of them are teddy bears with LEDs build into their toes and eyes to give a light show with the music. Ruxpin can read you children's books - this guy can rock out with Bonnie Raitt, ZZ Top, and Joe Satriani - just rip your CDs and download them to your favorite MP3 player. Surely TE can warm up to this idea!

http://www.sharperimage.com/us/en/catalog/product/sku__SI222WHT [Broken]
 
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Darn! There are a lot of hiccups in this thread!
 
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Darn! There are a lot of hiccups in this thread!
Well, that was REALLY annoying (all the duplicate posts), they're gone now. :grumpy:
 
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I just want to make it through another day.

But I have found a great source of presents at work. We have what they call a "customer experiance room". We have acess to the latest printers and all the photo paper you could wish for. I printed out a 17"x 11" of my lighthouse pic (see the photo contest) for my daugher-in-law, who has a lighthouse fetish. I am also having calendars and photo albums printed out. I think that this is a test of some new business creation concepts. Last night when I checked there was a stack of album pages 3" deep on the counter so it is getting used pretty heavily.

Oh, yeah, I work for a High Priced company you all love to hate.
 
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I'd settle for 'Peace on Earth' and 'Goodwill among all peoples'.

I'd be happy just to have a quite day with the family.

On holidays, I prefer to spend quiet time in contemplation.
 
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On holidays, I prefer to spend quiet time in contemplation.
:zzz: You must have tons of people flocking to spend holidays with you. :wink:

Christmas means eggnog, Chipmunk Christmas on the CD player, and a stack of Christmas videos. Hopefully the frozen smoked turkey the size of New Mexico that the Evo Child bought me the other day will be thawed by then.
 
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I think I would just like a big hug. Really. I can't think of anything I would like better.

Except maybe a new crossbow.
 
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Christmas means eggnog, Chipmunk Christmas on the CD player, and a stack of Christmas videos. Hopefully the frozen smoked turkey the size of New Mexico that the Evo Child bought me the other day will be thawed by then.
I have a fresh 14# turkey, raised by a neighbor, and it's going to be hickory-smoked in my trusty old Brinkman charcoal-fired smoker! Heaven! These fresh smoked turkeys are moist and tasty and they make the best sandwiches, pies, and soups (you have to break the big bones and boil the carcass for a few hours to make the soup stock - otherwise your broth is dishwater).
 
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I think I would just like a big hug. Really. I can't think of anything I would like better.

{{{{{HUGS MIH}}}}}

Except maybe a new crossbow.
:bugeye:

{{{{{{HUGS MIH AGAIN}}}}}

<can't hurt to be on the good side of someone with a crossbow>
 
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I think I would just like a big hug. Really. I can't think of anything I would like better.

Except maybe a new crossbow.
How about a new gutting blade and a deer call for stocking stuffers?
 
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thanks, Evo. And I hope you get your Ruxpin.
 
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I have a fresh 14# turkey, raised by a neighbor,
You KNEW this turkey!?! :cry:
 
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How about a new gutting blade and a deer call for stocking stuffers?
you know, I don't think I could shoot any critters with it. I was just gonna carry for personal safety when I have to work late.
 
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you know, I don't think I could shoot any critters with it. I was just gonna carry for personal safety when I have to work late.
You don't need a crossbow. Just carry a fairly roomy purse. My friend was in the woodworking industry and he made his diminutive wife a weapon created out of a croquet ball studded with 1/4" maple dowels with a light ash handle about 16" long. She was a feisty little thing, and I can assure you that I would not have challenged her without superior weaponry.
 
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You KNEW this turkey!?! :cry:
I never got chummy with her, but she is a perfect size for 2-3 people plus leftovers.
 
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:zzz: You must have tons of people flocking to spend holidays with you. :wink:
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
 
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I'd like a PS3 but in sony's wisdom its not going to be out in europe for ages :cry:
 
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I'm just hoping to make it to Christmas without having the tree knocked over by a rambunctious kitten!

Actually, I have a meat cleaver on my Christmas wish list. It's the one space left empty in my cutlery block (I've been slowly building up my collection of good kitchen knives over the years).
 
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