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What do you want for Christmas?

  1. Dec 10, 2006 #1
    Alright, so what is it that YOU are asking for/buying for yourself for Christmas (or any other holiday for that matter). Maybe some of us will get some good ideas from others on this board... :smile:

    I'll start, woot.

    A few Guns N' Roses CDs
    A couple Pink Floyd CDs
    The Feynman Lectures on Physics
    *BLANK STARE*

    Can't think of anything else.... Maybe a green laser or something, although they're expensive and I wouldn't have much use for it.


    What do YOUUUUUU want??????????????????///slash?
     
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  3. Dec 10, 2006 #2

    radou

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    I could think of at least 50 things that I want, but the think I'd like the most is to get surprised. :smile: Man, I wish I was a kid again sometimes..I got surprised every single Christmas and it was great.
     
  4. Dec 10, 2006 #3
    Sharing my Grandma's christmas cooking with the family. Seriously, I would give up all the gifts for some german christmas cooking!!!

    But gift wise, I dunno. I really can't think of anything I need. Maybe a few good DVD's that I haven't seen yet. Something to keep me busy for a while.
     
  5. Dec 10, 2006 #4

    radou

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    I believe you. The cooking is one of the most important parts. Long live the Grandmas! :smile:
     
  6. Dec 10, 2006 #5

    mathwonk

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    mathbooks. in what other area can you get such a great present as say h.cartans books, complex variables and differential forms, for under $25 ?!!!
     
  7. Dec 10, 2006 #6

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    I don't really know. I always struggle with this question every year, because I don't really need anything. Last year, my parents bought me a (much appreciated) 13W HID headlight for my bicycle, with a 1 lb. lithium-ion battery. It's brighter than a car headlight, virtually indestructible, and weighs almost nothing. In a word, it's perfect. I also just happened to find myself needing a real bike headlight right around the solstice, so it made sense.

    This year, I don't know. Maybe I'll find myself needing socks desperately in a few weeks.

    - Warren
     
  8. Dec 10, 2006 #7

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    Socks, with little animals on them. The slipper socks are my favorites. Right now I have a blue one with penguins and a purple one with polar bears. I don't know ehere their mates went. :frown:

    A microwave/convection combination oven. :!!)

    A case of Acitifed. A lifetime supply of Puffs Con Locion.
     
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  9. Dec 10, 2006 #8

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    I think the polar bears will eat the penguins and soon you'll just have a purple polar bear sock and a plain blue one.:smile:
     
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  10. Dec 10, 2006 #9

    Evo

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    I was thinking of naming them Pengwuino & Cyrus. :biggrin:
     
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  11. Dec 10, 2006 #10

    Dr Transport

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    A couple of books and a days peace and quiet from my kids (might have to take them into the woods and leave them there for awhile to get that one). My two front teeth and a Hippopotomus might be nice......
     
  12. Dec 10, 2006 #11

    brewnog

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    I want the Pipettes CD!
     
  13. Dec 10, 2006 #12

    Hurkyl

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    I want a hippopotamus with two front teeth jumping through a hula hoop!

    (Hrm, what am I missing?)
     
  14. Dec 10, 2006 #13

    Evo

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    I googled the dancing hippos from Fantasia, and this is what came up. :bugeye:

    Sorry Hurkyl. :frown:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Moonbear

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    Spandex should be banned for some people! :yuck:

    I know what Hurkyl forgot...the hippopotamus with two front teeth jumping through a hula hoop has to play the harmonica for Hannukah. :biggrin:
     
  17. Dec 10, 2006 #16

    Dr Transport

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    I agree...


    Happy Chrrstmahanakawanza .......and don't make me say it three time fast, it can't be done without offending the druids.
     
  18. Dec 10, 2006 #17

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    My wife and I bought ourselves a Smooth CE 3.2 elliptical trainer. Walking, cycling, and rowing kills my arthritic knees, and this machine is the best way to get a low-impact workout that leaves me wringing wet. NOTE: If you don't like assembling things, do not order this machine, or at least have a friend available to help you. The instructions said to have two people available. I did it myself but as my uncle used to say "this job takes two men, a boy, and a big dog".
     
  19. Dec 10, 2006 #18
    I am getting myself a laptop as a gift to myself.... sparing St Clause this year for my next big wish for Christmas next year: A JOB!!! :cry:
     
  20. Dec 11, 2006 #19

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    Every season of "The Wire." Really, there is no excuse for the fact that I don't already own these.
     
  21. Dec 11, 2006 #20

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    That would never bother my daughter. She never wears matching socks.

    I always thought it was some kind of fashion statement and that she actually picked out which mismatched socks to wear together until one day she actually did have matching socks. When I asked her about it, she stared at them in amazement, "Holy Cow! What are the odds of that happening!?"
     
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