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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:37 am     Reply with quote
Got some nice stuff this year.

My mother-in-law gave me Painter IX.5. Woot!

Scott Robertson's "Start Your Engines" - AWESOME - highly recommended especially if you own any of his DVDs - really pulls a lot things together.

Scott Robertson's "Lift Off". See last review Smile

Nick Pugh's "Luminiar" - awesome resource for digital painting

Got some cycling stuff, which I needed. Aside from all the gift stuff we had a great family blast; fresh homemade breads, red wines, real bolognese with reggiano, Chimay ales, pecan pie bars, chocolates - just a big time had by all!

Hope y'all's was just as fun. Cheers and Season's Greetings to Everyone!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:13 am     Reply with quote
I got a Wii from my parents, a graphics card from my best friend, 2 DVDs from my sister/husband and apart from the presents a less nice Christmas than I hoped for.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:18 pm     Reply with quote
Not much of a haul this year- No wife or girlfriend at the moment. :::sigh....:::

I got a shirt, pair of Chuck T All-Stars and a "Lady in the Water" DVD from my sister, 'dats it.

Yes, I did really like "Lady in the Water". It's the kind inspiring story-centric movie everyone says they wish they made more of, but no one ever sees.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:50 am     Reply with quote
Santa delivered many goodies including 4 great looking-books 'Guns, Germs and Steel', 'What we believe but cannot prove', 'How Mumbo Jumbo Conquered the World', fiction:'A Wild Sheep Chase', and a great CD, squarepusher's Burningn'n Tree.

Best thing about Xmas 06: LED Christmas tree lights.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:05 am     Reply with quote
Great book on Thomas Eakins, a bag of old tubes of oil paint from my sister (some usable after sitting in hot water for hours to get the tops loose), and a studio easel. A good Xmas Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:49 am     Reply with quote
Zelda Twilight Princess for the Cube. I am seriously lost in Hyrule. It's soooo fantastic,...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:30 pm     Reply with quote
huge smiles on my kids faces Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:32 pm     Reply with quote
im sure they drew something for u, didnt they? (sounded like they are still young).

i got money (for my holiday)
a lavalamp for a trippy athmosphere
LOTS (really lots!! Shocked ) of snacks
and a rubick cube for "optics" like my sister said Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:14 am     Reply with quote
i got a fisheye lens lomography camera from my sister, inconvenient truth dvd from my other sis and money from my mom and pops
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:35 am     Reply with quote
i got 2 feng zhu gnomon dvds Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:14 am     Reply with quote
Jimmy: I just watched Lady in the Water on Christmas Eve morning. I loved it. Shyamalan certainly has his faults as a screenwriter, but I think he's a great filmmaker. In 20 or 30 years, he's going to have the kind of filmography that most directors envy, and one that critical revisionists look back on and "discover" how great he really was.

On to Christmas: *run-on sentences warning*
I got a chef's jacket, a subscription to Cook's Illustrated and Astronomy, Kiki's Delivery Service (thereby completing my Miyazaki canon, save a few books), Alan Moore's From Hell and sundry clothes. I got my very first scarf this Christmas. For the family, I bought The Complete Calvin and Hobbes 40-pounder box set. I got my girlfriend a dog. Embarassed

My question to all of you is, what are you getting yourselves for Christmas? I'm thinking about a 4x5 Horseman or Tachihara, since I've been so good this year.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:13 pm     Reply with quote
Ah Impaler - a cook are you? Foodie? Tony Bourdain fan??
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:07 pm     Reply with quote
Impaler wrote:
I just watched Lady in the Water on Christmas Eve morning. I loved it. Shyamalan certainly has his faults as a screenwriter, but I think he's a great filmmaker. In 20 or 30 years, he's going to have the kind of filmography that most directors envy, and one that critical revisionists look back on and "discover" how great he really was.


200% Agreed. Someday when I'm out of Art Center and doing concept design I REALLY hope I get to work for him.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:51 pm     Reply with quote
Gort: I'm the kitchen manager at a local Italian restaurant, but that's mostly just to pay bills and buy frivolities while I'm in college. It also serves as a stern reminder to graduate and get a job where I don't have to bread eggplant everyday. My real joy comes from eating out and cooking for others, though. Trying new foods and succeeding with new recipes gives me satisfaction like few other things in life.

Too bad my metabolism is slowing and my pants are getting tighter.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:34 am     Reply with quote
I went and bought myself 4 packages of Italian spagetti in a "foreign foods store." Spent $9.85 total. Living it up baby!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:12 am     Reply with quote
What? You opted out of the 2007 David Hasselhoff calendar?? Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:02 pm     Reply with quote
Santa brought me nothing of interest, but one of these would have been nice.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:36 pm     Reply with quote
My birthday is the day after Christmas, so I always get too much stuff all at once:

- a nice leather case for my Zune
- some Audio Technica clip-on headphones
- a PSP with "Infected"
- Cars DVD
- The Fantastic Films of Ray Harryhousen five-disc set
- the 194-minute director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven
- two watches, a Fossil and a Nixon. The Nixon is pimp as hell. Mahogany face with a diamond at six o'clock. BEST. GIRLFRIEND. EVER.
- books by Theodore Sturgeon, Stanislaw Lem, Cordwainer Smith, and Kurt Vonnegut.
- some techno CDs (Juan Atkins Berlin Sessions, Innerzone Orchestra, Theo Parrish, Aux 88 )

things I bought for other people:

my dad - "Marooned in Realtime" by Vernor Vinge, "The Skinner" by Neal Asher, and a $50 Amazon gift cert.

my mom - cultured pearl earrings, a wooden tea chest, and Johnny Cash "Live at Folsom Prison".

my sister - a Microsoft Zune (black), and a plush replica of the Epstein-Barr virus.

my girlfriend - a Philips digital picture frame (I pre-loaded it with pics of us and her family), and "Jezebel" starring Bette Davis.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:22 pm     Reply with quote
Dude - a Nixon?? I love their watches - damn skippy and pimp as hell - good on you! You'll have to show it to me sometime soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:56 pm     Reply with quote
For christmas I got a couple dress shirts, sweaters, some socks, towels, toothbrushes, bathroom stuff lol, showercurtians, digital camara, jacket, mom gave me her old computer, 2 cook books companys comming, ANd seeing my family was the greates gift of alll..
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:25 am     Reply with quote
My birthday is Dec. 31st, so I only get one gift for both Xmas and B-day; however, I don't really celebrate either (neither does most of my family), so gift-giving isn't a big thing in my life. But there was a little bit of it since people by nature just like this shit.

My brother Dennis got me two books: Sonar 6 Power! and Cakewalk Synthesizers. Also took me and Elena out to dinner (http://www.cascalrestaurant.com/).

My bud Emory got me a Dark Desires goth action figure/doll.

I got myself a Barbee Boys CD (the "Listen!" ablum).

Their b-days were also around that time, so I got them:

Dennis - The Art of Spirited Away

Emory - 4GB of some of the best music in my 165GB music collection.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:35 pm     Reply with quote
gLitterbug wrote:
...2 DVDs from my sister/husband...


Wait..... Your sister is your husband?!?

Shocked


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Let's see...

I got a bunch of Fishing stuff... Cant wait for spring.
I got a bunch of XBOX360 Games and peripherals... sweet stuff.. (anyone wanna add me to thier frinds list just look up Awetopsy on Xbox live.
A boat load of Money and Gift cards <-- awesome gifts.
oh yeah and My wife, her sister and her mom all went in and got me a Foosball table... yeah... I know! How sweet is that!!! It friggin rocks!! Woot!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:55 am     Reply with quote
Cousin and Aunt too.

Anyways, welcome back Awetopsy, been some time again.

P.S.: I wish I could battle you a bit in Tischfußball.
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