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Christmas 2010

PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 6:50 pm
by SlntCobra1
Well it's that time of year again. When the tinsel, trees, decorations, wrapping paper, scissors, and tape are in abundance. And family is in your house to drive you insane. But you love them.

So, once all the madness is gone and the paper discarded, what did everyone get?


PS3 Games:

1. Borderlands
2. Saints Row 2


NIKON Coolpix P80:

The entire camera kit. Sans the bag. Sadly it is NOT a FULL DSLR which is what I was really wanting, but at least I can control the Shutter Speed and Aperture settings.



one $50 and two $20 dollar bills.


I also forgot to mention my dad got me some Polarized sunglasses for driving.

Re: Christmas 2010

PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:18 am
by Jolly
New Apple Keyboard for my Mac
Valve Complete pack (20+ games)
Super Meat Boy

Xbox 360:
New Controller
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Rock Band 3
Rock band Track Pack

Hitman Movie - Not the one I wanted, but it doesn't really matter.
New HDTV - Honestly, I pretty much only have bad things to say about it, but it's a FREE Christmas present, so I won't.
Fushigi Ball - Google it, it's kickass.
A ball that bounces 75 ft in the air

Re: Christmas 2010

PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:25 pm
by Sheizenhammer



Re: Christmas 2010

PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:21 pm
by Ronald-McDonald-LoL

this is funny because the grinch

Re: Christmas 2010

PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:44 am
by ByteSlinger
When you reach a certain age, you discover that it's not what's under the tree or in the boxes that counts - it's who's giving them.

Most of my gifts were functional (read: boring) - pants, tops, socks, a new winter jacket, etc. However, a few nephews and nieces did group together to get me about $200 in gift Visas, which I will be spending on upgrading some hardware (I know, I'm such a geek!)

Christmas is bittersweet for me. On one hand, to see all the kids faces light up when they open their gifts, and to share a big meal with all of your family and friends, well that just about as perfect as it gets.

But then, during quiet breaks, or when you look around the room and see pictures of people who have passed on (my grandparents, who practically raised me, my aunt, my father, my husband...and others) you start to miss them, and you get a lonely feeling inside, even though you're surrounded by an entire crowd. It's easy to get a little angry at life, that you were cheated out of some things, that this isn't the way it should be...

Yet I know that ALL of them, if they were still alive, would say to me in one way or another: "Stop feeling sorry for yourself, Anne! Why ruin a perfectly good Christmas with your pity-party? You know what? We don't want you to die with us - we want you to live FOR US! Do for the family what we can't anymore. And you'll find that in taking care of your family, not only will they feel good, so will you! Besides, nobody likes a grump at Christmas!"

And, of course, they're right. So, I dry up my tears, and I look around and smile, because I have everything I need, right here and right now. I have a family that's (generally) healthy and happy, and we all get along; I have friends and colleagues that I've known for years who have always been there for me; and now, I have all of you here in the EGB, my virtual extended family - a place to share ideas and jokes, have a good time, and get serious when we need to.

Thank you all for being part of the best Christmas present ever - for being my friend.