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What do you want for Christmas?

  1. Nov 21, 2006 #1

    Evo

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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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  3. Nov 21, 2006 #2

    verty

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    Enlightenment. (Boring, you say?)
     
  4. Nov 21, 2006 #3

    Evo

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    Can it be ordered online?
     
  5. Nov 21, 2006 #4

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    I'm not too picky about the actual presents, but I would like a visit from Jake Gyllenhaal:
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  6. Nov 21, 2006 #5

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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)
     
  7. Nov 21, 2006 #6

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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
     
  8. Nov 21, 2006 #7

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    Darn! There are a lot of hiccups in this thread!
     
  9. Nov 21, 2006 #8

    Evo

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    Well, that was REALLY annoying (all the duplicate posts), they're gone now. :grumpy:
     
  10. Nov 21, 2006 #9

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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.
     
  11. Nov 21, 2006 #10

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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.
     
  12. Nov 21, 2006 #11

    Evo

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    :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.
     
  13. Nov 21, 2006 #12

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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.
     
  14. Nov 21, 2006 #13

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    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).
     
  15. Nov 21, 2006 #14

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  16. Nov 21, 2006 #15

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    How about a new gutting blade and a deer call for stocking stuffers?
     
  17. Nov 21, 2006 #16

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    thanks, Evo. And I hope you get your Ruxpin.
     
  18. Nov 21, 2006 #17

    Evo

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    You KNEW this turkey!?! :cry:
     
  19. Nov 21, 2006 #18

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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.
     
  20. Nov 21, 2006 #19

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    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.
     
  21. Nov 21, 2006 #20

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    I never got chummy with her, but she is a perfect size for 2-3 people plus leftovers.
     
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