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What do you want for X-mas/chanaka/kwanza/spaghetti monster day?

  1. Dec 12, 2008 #1
    At first, I was thinking about getting this cool rc airplane:

    or this rc helicopter:


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  3. Dec 12, 2008 #2
    YAY! Spaghetti Monster day!

    I want to not get kicked out by my mother, cause I couldn't live with my dad, it wouldn't work whatsoever...And if I do get kicked out, then I dunno what I want...
  4. Dec 12, 2008 #3
    I got myself a 500 pages on lattice QCD. I can't stop reading them.
  5. Dec 12, 2008 #4
    To not get any gifts. I have a complex regarding gifts, I hate receiving them.
  6. Dec 12, 2008 #5
    Me too! (and Jason). However, if you are so inclined to buy me that helicopter I can look the other way.
  7. Dec 12, 2008 #6
    Huh, I thought I was the only one. I hope this isn't like being a never-nude.
  8. Dec 13, 2008 #7
    Don't you know that we're actually celebrating Newton's birthday?
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  10. Dec 13, 2008 #9
    It's as good as any of the other reasons for celebrating, isn't it?
  11. Dec 13, 2008 #10
    Ignoring the fact that I despise the notion of birthday celebrations, no. I could go into a long drawn out explanation of sociological and cultural reasons why religious celebrations--regardless of the truth of the belief system--have better reasons, but I'm feeling lazy.
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  13. Dec 13, 2008 #12
    To any who don't take such things so seriously, one reason is as good as another. As long as you have fun, and take the time off to visit some family. The best thing about the holidays is that most people can get some time off, so you can hang out with people you might not otherwise see.

    Just remember to relax.
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    Um... that helicopter would be pretty sick.

    If I had to pick something that I want, I would hope someone fixes my car.
  15. Dec 13, 2008 #14
    I don't worry why someone has given me a gift, I don't care what day they give it to me on. But its rather the act of gifting its self. Someone went out of their way to think of me. Either baked something yummy or gave a tee shirt with a goofy saying on it, it doesn't matter what it is. One friend has given me a snowman, with a carrot nose{we're hoping for no rain}

    Oh who cares about sociological, cultural and religious reasons.
  16. Dec 13, 2008 #15
    But they gave it to you simply because its 'that time of the year' to give gifts.
  17. Dec 13, 2008 #16
    all I want this holiday season is to spend some time with loved ones...

    who am I kidding; I'd kill for an acoustic drumset or a new guitar.
    but this whole education stuff is seriously diminishing my money for unnecessarily expensive toys funds.

    how can you not like gifts? you get something for free! do you enjoy paying for things?
  18. Dec 13, 2008 #17
    There is a reason celebrations are spaced just so through out the year. I know I really need the extra day off. Work can be so taxing for me and the people I work with, any time I can do something special for them, its worth it. Gifting can happen at any time of year.
    Plus I enjoy spending the extra time with my close friends and family.

    Oh and getting back to the OP.
    I want a Crayola light station!
  19. Dec 13, 2008 #18
    But most of those things you listed, a day off work, spending time with family, don't have anything to do with needing to buy stuff for other people. Why do you have to do something special for them by buying stuff because its 'that time of the year'? Why couldn't you just do something nice for them at random because you're a nice person.

    You seem to want to make the big companies richer by buying into their scam of everyone needs to give a gift because its holiday season. They rely on people like you buying lots of junk at the end of the year to keep their books balanced.

    I think it should be a faux pas to give anything other than a card.
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    I WANT my wife with me on Christmas day, but no dice. She and her 6 siblings are taking 24-hour shifts caring for their elderly mother who has dementia. The person scheduled for Christmas has 3 kids and multiple grand-kids, so my wife is taking her day so that her sister can spend the day with family. Hopefully, some PF denizens will hang out here on the 25th so I'll have someone to "talk" to.
  21. Dec 13, 2008 #20
    Sure, that must be it :rolleyes:

    It couldn't possibly be anything else.
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