Pretty good take this year: I got blu rays for Cowboy Bebop the series and the movie and Princess Mononoke got a semi auto pump action foam dart blaster some rocks aka soapstone you put in the freezer then put in your manly drinks to keep them from getting diluted by ice an auto card shuffler so that combines with the previous to take the level of snobbery in the e-casa lounge to a whole new level aka "oh i see you use ice and still shuffle your own cards how quaint" some TMNT duct tape (Duck Tape brand) an MRE a box of 10 puzzles some sweet skull glasses aka the drink takes the shape of a skull some rum some fancy monk beer and a drone so be prepared for me to take my creepiness to a whole new level but maybe not (she's fine barbie's so smart she got the won't be a big deal if i lose it model but it also shuts off if it goes out of receiver range which in my experience is valuable) also look for new entries to the collection in the game night thread
sounds like everyone had a pretty good year hope the christmas is the icing on the cake
Same to you. I got lots of excellent loot including but not limited to: a big boy AWP tool belt (in which I then proceeded to store all the rest of my gifts as I opened them) a 20 V power drill with heavy duty bag of holding a himalayan salt block with tray and cookbook a Borromean rings Seifert surface sculpture some badass origami supplies 2 pair of novelty pajama pants (including one that looks like you're wearing a big boy tool belt) a pair of high quality (Motorola of course) all weather walkie talkies a flannel shirt with pearl snaps for classy yard and farm work an army-issued folding knife (I'm getting quite the collection of knives and I'm not the least bit upset about it) a mustachioed wine stopper a mustachioed talking pen ("why hellooo there") and a regular old coffee mu- JUST KIDDING IT HAS A KILLER HIPPO UNDERNEATH YOUR COFFEE READY TO EAT YOUR LIPS
himalayan salt block filed to things i didn't know existed but now i need
White elephant with my friends: 2015 calendar of Mustaches.
Dirty santa with the family: Game of Things (pretty fun)
Secret Santa: We sent out lists of things we wanted so I asked for a wife. :) I also asked for more realistic things like 49ers decorations (frank gore preferably) a new headset fitbit and a snuggie. We had a $150 limit. My secret santa this year was my brother-in-law's brother's girlfriend Jen. She said to remember my list as I was opening the gifts. The first gift: a blow-up "wife". LOL! Funniest/awkwardest gift of the day. She also got me a 49ers ornament an ultimate frisbee disc (160 g but it's ok she didn't really know. I debated not telling her but I decided knowledge was better than avoiding guilt so I kindly informed her it wasn't regulation--such an ass haha) an awesome ultimate frisbee tshirt and an official Frank Gore signed poster!
Pretty solid loot. Apparently Jen bought the doll from spencers online so I'm hoping she gets some awful google ads for a while haha.
From work secret Santa: fuzzy socks and mittens absurdly specific kitchen gadgets (all of which I asked for) and a kit of stuff for making gin and tonics.
From Michael: collanders cool jacket I saw while shopping one day and GARTH BROOKS TICKETS!!!
From family: warm clothes (sweaters big winter coat fuzzy vest and sweater gloves--this is what happens when you move north; your family assumes you are always about to freeze to death) big calphalon pot money for impending honeymoon and a few other small things.
Overall a pretty good haul. Our families are always too generous.
Edit: apparently 409 doesn't register the return button on my phone so I apologize for the lack of spacing in this. I swear I tried.
sorry for the late post (just got back from visiting family). this year was a decent haul. part of my gift was a ski trip while i was vising my dad. i also walked away with a remote quad copter a flashlight that doubles as a stun-gun various percussive instruments (shakers tamborine cajon). scored a 180g vinyl of Portishead's "Dummy" and Rocksmith 2014
i also signed up for the reddit gift exchange and received a pair of indestructable socks with a lifetime guarantee (challenge accepted)
finally i also joined Cards Against Humanity's "10 days or whatever of Kwanzaa" and got a few cool items such as some custom CAH cards a starter kit of their new game Slap .45 and coolest of all 1 square foot plot of land on their private island off the coast of Maine dubbed "Hawaii 2"