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    katina Banned Contributor

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    christmas presents

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by katina, Dec 25, 2018.

    What did you get?
    Lets list them all :superagree:


    Wine
    Chocolate
    and
    a couple of CDs


    you?
     
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    Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi
    The Girl With All The Gifts by M R Carey
    War Storm by Victoria Aveyard
    Mistborn (the full trilogy) by Brandon Sanderson
    Marzipan/chocolates
    A board game (Photosynthesis)
    And some other stuff.

    There will be a lot of reading coming up! :D
     
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    Alan Aspie Banned Contributor

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    Not much.

    We agreed among adults that kids can have all the presents.

    But I did get Kari Hotakainens book The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen.
     
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    The day off.
     
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    Awesome warm fluffy hoodie-feetsie jammies.

    Gadget that turns cassette tape music into MP3.

    Fluffy warm socks.

    Brain scritcher.

    Desktop air-hockey.

    Gift card, Uno, couple CDs.
     
  6. katina

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    Are cassette tape still around ??
     
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    Some Guy Manguage Langler Supporter Contributor

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    Not in production. I have music I can't find on some. And I'm making a music library for my mother, out of her tapes.
     
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    These are my presents:
    . a calendar of kittens :supercute:
    . creams for my skin.
     
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    Well, I am well pleased with with I got this year:
    -About 16 bottles of different artisanal beer (including my favourite, which is not artisanal but it reminds me of switzerland - feldschlösschen)
    -One of those DNA kits for/about your ancestry.
    -A deodorant (subtle hint there I reckon :bigoops: )
     
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    Ah laddie. Ya need a good stout Scottish ale to add to yer list next year. ;) IMG_0952.jpg
     
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    A Christmas lantern,

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    A Christmas tree decoration,

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    An angel and tree figurine that lights up (though it's already broken)

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    • Some sauce, cheese, and gummy bears(!) from the Dorset chilli farm
    • A bar of chocolate from slightly mad ex-mother-in-law
    • A headache from the friends who kindly cooked my lunch
     
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    My lovely lady sent me all manner of sweets, and homemade card and stocking. :)
    Sister sent a $25 Amazon gift card, and a tin of rolled chocolate filled wafer cookies.
    Mother gifted me Socks (which I asked for) and 100$ in cash (20s), instead of getting
    me a can of coffee, cig tubes, and a 6oz. bag of tobacco. :p
     
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    The scots make beer like the americans: badly.

    Just a jest ( I actually do quite like a few scottish beers, but in regards to our new-world inhabitants, the americans sadly have the low-end of the gene pool in that way. I don't know why but there must be something in america (or americans) that prevents them from brewing good beer (or coffee for that matter) (I'm looking at your budweiser [& corona] (not from USA but corona is just terrible on a whole level of it's own - right along with heineken).

    But truthfully, I prefer lagers, pilsners, wheat beers and generally the entire blondes categories (pale ales, lagers, IPAs, weissbier, etc...). Stouts and Porters are not my favourite - I generally don't like them.

    In case you were wondering :supercheeky:, I am a *huge* beer fan and regularly import beer from all over the world. I've got a few favourites, feldschlösschen being amongst the top (I do really like the taste).


    First one is nice.... gummy bears - no matter how old you are you still feel like a little kid when you eat them... just awesome.

    Headaches aches are the best presents I find, they just show how much people care :D
     
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    No apology needed. You are truly correct that american beer is horrid. I got spoiled in Europe and feel much as you do.
     
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    Uh. no. Some are, but the supermarket I shop at has at least forty feet of cooler shelving displaying American craft beers. Too many are tarted up with fruit and other substances that have no place in beer, but many are wonderful. I think it also can depend on why you're drinking; an ice-cold Coors Light is just the ticket for a parched throat on a hot summer day.
     
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    Eh. I'm not going to say all American beers are bad because they make a lot of them down there, but I'm not a real huge fan of 'quote, unquote' American beers. Give me an Alexander Keith's or a Moosehead any day. A nice thick Guinness or Strongbow (actually a cider and not a beer) on a cold winter's eve.
     
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    or a Molsen XXX?
     
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    Thanks for making the point. American brewers mess it up. There ARE many fine craft brewers who don't fruit it up, water it down, or???? Devil's Backbone is an example of European brewing and they even import the hops.

    Coors is good on a hot summer day, I've had a few of those.

    Bottom line... what ever tastes good to you is the right one! ? Cheers!
     
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    My favorite gift was the mega fluffy blanket my girlfriend made for me, as well as the matching pillow she made to go along with it :D
     
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    a bunch of fluffy furry colorful pajamas complete with unicorn slippers
    A giant giant pink zebra
    a mickey and mini mouse set
    Bubble bath sets
    A Frozen blanket
    :supercool:
     
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    :pLOL I am sure it is fine. It is one of those things. :friend:
     
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    LOL:friend:
    Ex mother in law? How is that?
     
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    She's Italian... when I married her daughter I became her son. She genuinely doesn't see how or why divorce might change that...!

    To be fair I am still friends with my "ex-brother-in-law" too (12 years on!!), went to a rugby match and had a beer and a curry with him yesterday. It was only the wife who was a pain (c:
     
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    That is nice I am impressed. :)


    It is great you are still in touch. I mean I don't think it is happens very often so yes quite impressive.

    Sorry to hear it. Did you not know she was like she was ?
     

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