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Orincoro
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My gift will not arrive by Dec. 25th. Sorry to my gift recipient- I live in Central Europe and there was just no way. But it will get there. Sorry!
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I'm pretty sure my gift should have arrived already, but I haven't heard anything from the recipient.
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I finally sent my gift out in the mail today. It should arrive in 2-3 days.
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I sent mine out last week, it's scheduled to arrive on Christmas Eve.
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Mine is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday.
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Sent mine yesterday. i will send a bonus today if Whole Foods has them.
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YAY! I got my present and I'm happy with it and I'm a barbarian who doesn't wait until Christmas to open Christmas presents because doom.
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Cheers to Dogbreath who went all out and got me Hawaiian wine, mugs, an Obama bobblehead, a Zelazny anthology (just as I was looking for something new to read!), and this dorky Hawaiian shirt that I'm rocking! [Big Grin]

Seriously awesome gifts, thank you!

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Awesome!
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quote:
Originally posted by GaalDornick:
Cheers to Dogbreath who went all out and got me Hawaiian wine, mugs, an Obama bobblehead, a Zelazny anthology (just as I was looking for something new to read!), and this dorky Hawaiian shirt that I'm rocking! [Big Grin]

Seriously awesome gifts, thank you!

[Smile]

I'm glad you liked it! I initially wanted to get you a nice painting for your house, but they ended up being pretty ridonkulous price-wise, so I did the next best thing and got you an Obama-playing-the-Ukulele-bobble head doll. (I totally didn't just throw it in because it was in the same store as the mugs and I thought it would be hilarious... nothing like that *cough*)

Let me know what you think of the book! Have you read much by Zelazny before?

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That's my favorite Zelazny collection, FWIW.
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I might have received my gift exchange gift?

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So far no confirmation on who sent this to me. [Smile]

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Thank you, Tom, for the wonderful games! They are a great fit for our small household; we are always looking for things that two or three people can play. We've already had a blast with Three Cheers for Master and I'll be bringing Hey, that's my Fish and 12 Days over to my parent's house tomorrow. Merry Christmas!
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quote:
Originally posted by Dogbreath:
quote:
Originally posted by GaalDornick:
Cheers to Dogbreath who went all out and got me Hawaiian wine, mugs, an Obama bobblehead, a Zelazny anthology (just as I was looking for something new to read!), and this dorky Hawaiian shirt that I'm rocking! [Big Grin]

Seriously awesome gifts, thank you!

[Smile]

I'm glad you liked it! I initially wanted to get you a nice painting for your house, but they ended up being pretty ridonkulous price-wise, so I did the next best thing and got you an Obama-playing-the-Ukulele-bobble head doll. (I totally didn't just throw it in because it was in the same store as the mugs and I thought it would be hilarious... nothing like that *cough*)

Let me know what you think of the book! Have you read much by Zelazny before?

Hawaiian Obama is my new desk companion. I think he and I will become good friends.

Zelazny has been on my to-read list since I attempted to read through all of the sci-fi greats about 10 years ago (around when I joined here), but never got around to him.

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I got your gift! Thanks! I love it. I was thinking of getting colouring books.


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Thank you, Tom, for the wonderful games! They are a great fit for our small household; we are always looking for things that two or three people can play. We've already had a blast with Three Cheers for Master and I'll be bringing Hey, that's my Fish and 12 Days over to my parent's house tomorrow. Merry Christmas!


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So I have to apologize. I've had some family stuff crop up this week and haven't been able to make it to the post office. My gift will be going out on Monday and I'll be doing express post to get it there ASAP next week.

And I have to say a BIG thank you to Eisenoxyde for a real cool, thoughtful gift. Covered both my love of local things with candied almonds and my love of old books with a very old copy of Dickens Christmas stories. I like them both very much. Hoping to start a tradition when I have a family of reading A Christmas Carol to the family aloud in the week before Christmas. I'll be using this book for sure.

Thanks again.

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Thank you, Syne! Your gift arrived this morning, just as we were leaving for the holidays, and has already made everyone very happy. (The kids and I are snobby tea drinkers, and I was just thinking about buying that Saga trade but hadn't bit the bullet yet.) Merry Christmas!
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quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
That's my favorite Zelazny collection, FWIW.

Mine too. [Smile] I've always liked his early mostly pre-Amber stuff the best. Which isn't to say I don't like his later stuff, either, and I definitely enjoyed the Amber books. There's just this raw, intense, almost musical flow to his early prose that he sort of lost or downplayed later on. ("When he was thunder in the hills the villagers lay dreaming harvest behind shutters"...)

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Zelazny has been on my to-read list since I attempted to read through all of the sci-fi greats about 10 years ago (around when I joined here), but never got around to him.

Well, that makes sense, at least if you organized your list alphabetically. [Razz]

Seriously, though, he's a brilliant author. Probably one of the most influential authors of his day. I wasn't around to see the impact he had on science fiction and fantasy directly, but the more I read and flesh out a history of sorts of how the genre evolved, the more I see his influence everywhere. I really hope you enjoy it! (and I'm pretty happy that I get to be the one to introduce you to him... I was worried that maybe you already had read most of his stuff)

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I'm also behind (one idea kind of didn't pan out), but expect to ship the gift on Saturday.
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quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
Thank you, Syne! Your gift arrived this morning, just as we were leaving for the holidays, and has already made everyone very happy. (The kids and I are snobby tea drinkers, and I was just thinking about buying that Saga trade but hadn't bit the bullet yet.) Merry Christmas!

Awesome! I'm glad you liked the tea. I also sent some stroopwaffles you should be getting those in a couple of days. They will go nicely with the tea and you can warm them up on the tea cup. Upton tea has some nice teas but sadly no more of that awesome prechingming I like so much that tastes a bit chocolaty. Merry Christmas! Hope you enjoy Saga. But it does get rather graphic. [Eek!]
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
And I have to say a BIG thank you to Eisenoxyde for a real cool, thoughtful gift. Covered both my love of local things with candied almonds and my love of old books with a very old copy of Dickens Christmas stories. I like them both very much. Hoping to start a tradition when I have a family of reading A Christmas Carol to the family aloud in the week before Christmas. I'll be using this book for sure.

Thanks again.

You're welcome! The nuts are from a company my dad started almost 30 years ago and when I saw the book I was sure you would like it. I tried finding when it was printed but I didn't see any dates in it.
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I'll spend some time Googling to see. But based on style and materials I'd say 1920s to 1930s. I can't totally tell if it's soft cover or a hard cover that's gotten too much moisture. If it's soft cover it's probably 1930s. If it's hard cover it's probably 1910s to 1920s. I'm not as familiar with British print history so it's a great chance to study the period and see what printmaking was like at the time.
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GaalDornick got me an awesome Nicola Tesla glass and a wooden bookmark (made out of lots of different woods).

Love it! Thanks so much.

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quote:
Originally posted by scifibum:
I might have received my gift exchange gift?

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So far no confirmation on who sent this to me. :)

I had you and that's not what I sent. Your gift will arrive late. Sorry!
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No worries about the delay! [Smile]

(Now I'm really confused why I got foam fingers in the mail. [Big Grin] )

Since we're fessing up, Jake, yours is from me, and on the way via UPS. I'll PM you the tracking number.

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I THINK I got mine. At least, I got a mysterious box from Woot.com?
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quote:
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(Now I'm really confused why I got foam fingers in the mail. [Big Grin] )

Maybe over the next few weeks you'll start getting other foam body parts, piece by piece...
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It's worrisome that the last we heard from Hank was that a mysterious box arrived.
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quote:
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I THINK I got mine. At least, I got a mysterious box from Woot.com?

Not yours.
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quote:
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It's worrisome that the last we heard from Hank was that a mysterious box arrived.

Well, like scifibum, I am now very confused about who sent my OTHER mysterious gift. My roommate is a woot, inc. fanatic and we checked the label 3 times to confirm it wasn't really for her.
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I honestly considered whether I might have done some late night drunk shopping and forgotten about it, but I don't think the thing I received matches any dis-inhibited desire that might come out in that situation.
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quote:
Originally posted by Dogbreath:
quote:
Originally posted by scifibum:

(Now I'm really confused why I got foam fingers in the mail. [Big Grin] )

Maybe over the next few weeks you'll start getting other foam body parts, piece by piece...
Made me laugh </belated>
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Hank, I LOVE the spices you sent me. Thank you so much!

https://goo.gl/photos/UcTL5rvwzWcffSYj9

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quote:
Originally posted by Hank:
quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
It's worrisome that the last we heard from Hank was that a mysterious box arrived.

Well, like scifibum, I am now very confused about who sent my OTHER mysterious gift. My roommate is a woot, inc. fanatic and we checked the label 3 times to confirm it wasn't really for her.
That's odd. I like woot as well, but I sent you a card, so you'll know when mine comes.

But I fully expect it could still be weeks. You never know with international shipping.

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quote:
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Hank, I LOVE the spices you sent me. Thank you so much!

https://goo.gl/photos/UcTL5rvwzWcffSYj9

Yay! Glad it finally arrived!
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quote:
Originally posted by Orincoro:
quote:
Originally posted by Hank:
quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
It's worrisome that the last we heard from Hank was that a mysterious box arrived.

Well, like scifibum, I am now very confused about who sent my OTHER mysterious gift. My roommate is a woot, inc. fanatic and we checked the label 3 times to confirm it wasn't really for her.
That's odd. I like woot as well, but I sent you a card, so you'll know when mine comes.

But I fully expect it could still be weeks. You never know with international shipping.

Well, I guess I just have to procrastinate packinf up all my holiday knick-knacks and doo-dads until it arrives, right?
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I got my present today!

It's a robot spider. [Big Grin]

I really should have known.

Video of it in action: link

It also works surprisingly well over non-flat surfaces, too. (Like over wrinkled bedsheets towards one's unsuspecting sleeping wife...)

Thanks so much BlackBlade! This thing is pretty awesome! [Smile] I appreciate the battery pack as well.

[ January 13, 2016, 12:19 AM: Message edited by: Dogbreath ]

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You bet! I'm so glad it finally came. Be super careful with the legs. They seem to get broken quite easily especially when children handle them.

Merry Belated Christmas + Happy New Year!

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Oh. It can also make a fabulous office desk companion.
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It came! It came! I got two really lovely ceramic mugs from Orincoro! I am drinking hot chocolate right this very minute!
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quote:
Originally posted by JanitorBlade:
You bet! I'm so glad it finally came. Be super careful with the legs. They seem to get broken quite easily especially when children handle them.

Merry Belated Christmas + Happy New Year!

Thanks, and Merry Christmas to you as well!
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Is there anybody who hasn't yet received their gift yet?
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I'm sorry I haven't posted what I got yet. I received 2 different kinds of very tasty German homemade cookies and some shot glasses with the logo of Miro's Coast Guard unit.

Thank you for the gifts!

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I hope you like them. I just finished the last of my own Christmas sweets a couple days ago. I guess that means the season is truly over.

I have not received a Hatrack package yet.

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quote:
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I hope you like them. I just finished the last of my own Christmas sweets a couple days ago. I guess that means the season is truly over.

I have not received a Hatrack package yet.

Miro that's my fault. I'm your not so secret Santa. Your gift has been sitting on my desk for the last couple weeks but I just haven't had a chance to get to UPS or USPS to send it. I'm going to try to get that done this week, though in all honesty it may be tricky as I was in a car accident last week and it's messed me up a bit.

But it's coming, I swear!

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No worries, Lyrhawn. That just means Christmas isn't over yet.
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quote:
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Is there anybody who hasn't yet received their gift yet?

I haven't yet.
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OK. Will look into things.
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Orincoro: Latest intel suggests your gift is still on the way.
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Orincoro: Has your gift arrived yet?
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