About a year ago, after my father was laid off from his job at HP, my parents decided to try to Live The Lifelong Dream and buy a big house to open a bed and breakfast.
Unfortunately, despite the huge amounts of research my mom put into the place before going in, they came up way off the mark and as a result are beyond broke.
I got nothing from them. I understood that and was okay with that.
However, my 16-year old brother really shon this year. Without any money to his name because of my parents' financial situation, he decided he wanted to give back.
My apartment was broken into in the fall, while I was home. They managed to make one run before I woke up, swiping my Gamecube and all the games.
So much to my surprise, this "spoiled" kid all his life, who'd always gotten anything he wanted, whined incessantly, had grown up. I open my present from him and find his Gamecube and all of his games.
He says "I know yours was stolen, and I don't really need this anymore."
I was really, really taken aback. I probably won't get much use out of it either since I wasn't using it BEFORE it was stolen, but the thought really hit me hard.
He also gave my brother one of his old computer games, and to my parents, envelopes containing all of his savings ... all $8.
I swear, it feels like one of those Touchy Feely Movies from Disney, but this all actually happened.
-WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2006 for PS2 -Chappelle's Show Season 2 DVD -Tombstone: History of the Undertaker DVD -Curve Wave Cologne -Echo Cologne -2005 Spurs NBA Champions T-Shirt -Batman T-Shirt -Polo T-Shirt
$50 check Little box of Whitman's chocolate Gloves More gloves Final Fantasy X (I had been playing my sister's copy, so she gave me one of my own so she could take hers back) Coupla shirts, at least one of which will never be worn where non-family can see me Risk
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Clothes (mainly from American Eagle) A Knight's Tale Stargate (extended cut) HP Printer Doc Martin boots $140 Complete Works of Shakespeare as printed in 1885(antiques) Family Guy: Season 4, Volume 3 set of 30 lb. dumbells.
-Muppet Show Season One on DVD...awesome! -plus my girlfriend tracked down a rare book I've been looking for for years...awesome! -plus a sweater with a zipper up the front...awesome! -plus a new electric kettle with all the bells and whistles...awesome! -plus sundry stocking stuffers, new tooth brush, chocolates, etc.
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever. --George Orwell
I received damn well near my weight in candy (okay, that's an exaggeration, but it was a LOT),
-a double deck game of Eucher -a tin of vanilla incense -a Katrina & The Waves Cd (Turn Around) -a Darth Vader lego keychain -a Transformers bulldozer (Landmine) -a card game (Urban Myth) -and a burned CD with Nethack on it
Best of the group: Trina gave me the Katrina CD, and the newest addiction in my life: NETHACK. Silly girlfriend; she better not complain when I beat her records at it! :-)
I am whatever you say I am, if I wasn't...then why would I say I am?
Many DVDs, including Young Frankenstein New clothes Bedsheet set Towel Set Massaging pillow Many Packer items
I got a Brett Favre watch, unfortunately when I look at it it tells someone else the time.
As of 2/28/05: 101 pounds since December 7, 2004 OFFICIAL THREE-MONTH COUNT: 112 pounds on March 9, 2005 OFFICIAL SIX-MONTH COUNT: 142 pounds on June 8, 2005 OFFICIAL ONE YEAR COUNT: 187 pounds on December 7, 2005 "I've lost a cruiserweight"
-Geneva Quartz wristwatch -One stuffed Norwegian Blue parrot (not dead but just resting). Seriously, a friend of mine got me the official stuffed ex-parrot. -$10 Gift Certificate, BagelWorks* -Scrubs Season 2 DVD set -The 40 Year Old Virgin DVD -$150 cash -$25 iTunes card -Various DVDs off my wish list (Super Troopers, The 25th Hour, Dazed and Confused, The Office [U.S.] Season One and Mallrats X)
*This was kind of an inside joke with my Mom because when I go down south one of my stated intentions on these vists is to load up on bagels before going home because I hate the bagel places in Tallahassee. The car permeated garlic for most of the 7-hour drive home, needless to say.
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My brother's friend works at a comic store so he gets a lot of things cheap so he got me 16 of Marvel's Essentials books (X-Men, Daredevil, Captain America, etc all the well known people.) My other brother got me the College Football Encyclopedia. Sister got me the Bret Hart DVD. Mom got me Batman Begins, Serenity, Lost Season 1, Danger Mouse Season 1 and 2, Blink by Ted Dekker, Shadow Moon by Chris Claremont, and Bone: One Volume Edition.
From IJ: SpongeBob boxers SpongeBob lounging pants with complimentary teal T-shirt Madagascar 18-month calendar "for my office"
From everybody else: A Shop-Vac A Craftsman tool box World Series of Poker for PS2 four Nike T-shirts a cool winter vest (for golfing, most likely) Tommy Boy Holy Schnikes edition DVD $50 GameStop gift card some hand tools (screwdriver, pliers sets) a cool jar-opener a small Leatherman with flashlight attached some chocolate-covered Macadamia nut cookies from Hawaii a big bag of golf balls and a new golf glove a REALLY nice dress shirt that I'll probably never wear
"You know what you need? Some new quotes in your sig. Yeah, I said it." -- DJFrostyFreeze
Even if you don't get a 1099 you have to report the income. It's not a get out of taxes free card for you - its just not enough to meet the threshold for the other company to have to do the paperwork. Report everything. Talk to a tax expert.