It was a pretty good haul this year at the StaggerLee house. My Birthday is two days before Christmas, so in all I got: Seats on the glass for the Blues v Lightning last week. A book about Prince. A new Blues t-shirt. An AWESOME Yankees shirt (has copies of tickets from all of the World Series they won on the back) Ultimate Prince 2 CD set. Forgetting Sarah Marshall on DVD. a couple of other shirts. a cool Prince shirt. a framed lithograph of the tickets from the World Series (like the back of the shirt)
And, from my fiance's grandmother, who I have met twice in three years, a great New York Giants t-shirt.
* huge-ass Ben Sherman bag * two Obey T-shirts * underwear (yes, the giver has ulterior motives) * wristband * Snuggie (but really, who didn't get one this year?) * Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks cards * CASH MONEY * basket fulla candy * grab bag gift: more LED flashlights than you will ever require (three each of two different sizes) * other gift TBA (computer parts? DSi? gift cards? who knows)
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You wanted the best, you got... the Out of Context Quote of the Week.
"Besides, you already had me at "Blood and semen."" (Zeruel)
for me - an airhog helicopter - already have had it stuck in a tree (but got it out)
a nice soft shirt
a couple books
an electric screwdriver
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We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy - Swift
* Ghostbusters the video game for Wii * Zelda: Spirit Tracks for DS *Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box for DS * Wil Wheaton's book Memories of the Future * the game Munchkin * Family Guy: Something Something Something Dark Side * Bloom County: The Complete Library, Volume 1 * Mission: Impossible Season 7 * another year's subscription to Entertainment Weekly * two jigsaw puzzles * and the requisite Snuggie
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...and here I was thinking that only *I* got a Snuggi this year (albeit a New York Yankees Snuggi)...
Kindle Kindle Booklight Requisite Amazon giftcard Family Guy: Something Something Something Dark Side Car Ice Scraper (heated, plugs into cigarette lighter outlet) "What the hell is an Aluminum Falcon" t-shirt Reese's (lots) Dress socks (so needed them)
*New Super Mario Brothers for Wii *LOST - Season 5 DVD *Fawlty Towers - The Complete Series DVD *(500) Days of Summer DVD *Howl's Moving Castle & Princess Mononoke DVDs *Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days DVD *Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days book (from completely different people, no less) *Framed Johnny Cash "At Folsom Prison" vinyl *Johnny Cash graphic novel *Book of Sherlock Holmes stories *3 Futurama action figures (including Captain Yesterday!) *Pepe the Prawn action figure *Hornswoggle action figure (!)
*Crockpot *Belgian waffle maker *4-remote charger, Press Your Luck and Mario Kart for the Wii *DVDs (Night at the Museum & Night at the Smithsonian, Simpsons Season 12 *A couple of Faye Kellerman books *the necessities of life (deodorant, toothbrush, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, socks) *Necklaces and earrings
A 12-pack of Fat Tire (we can't get it here, so this was awesome) A NuGrape soda (my favorite soda of all time that is also unavailable here) Zelda: Spirit Tracks NHL 10 for PS3 (does anyone here on the board play? we should start a team!) All kinds of gift cards. Gremlins on Blu-Ray The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons.
Am I in Horseville? Because I'm hearing nothing but naysayers!
New queen size sheet set New heated blanket (my old one, which I love dearly, is so old it has wires almost sticking out of it) Shirt for work (Target red)
New SMB for Wii GTAIV Tales from Liberty City for XBox 360 (yay, a reason to dust off the 360 again once I finished Halo Wars) Enough candy to get me through NYEve at least...maybe.
"Put on your helmets, we'll be reaching speeds of 3!" "It was nice of you to give that dead woman another chance." "All right, look alive everybody...oh sorry Susan."- MST3K: Space Mutiny Click Here (myspace.com)
- Assassin's Creed II for PS3 - Assassin's Creed II strategy guide (because for all my talk, I tend to suck at these games) - UFC beanie hat - Dara O'Briain (Irish comedian) book - England soccer team book - Toiletries - Hat and scarf set - 12-in-one pocket knife tool...thing - Lots of various ales brewed in Dorset.
An iron ("so you can quit asking for one for every holiday"), a giant slow cooker, money, gift cards (bookstore, video game store, HMV, BBQ restaurant, Mexican restaurant), the complete run of the 80s version of V (the two mini-series and the TV series), a crazy lumberjack hat, new pots and pans so I can go back to calling in to Observer Live, Shaun of the Dead on blu-ray, Forrest Griffin's book, a magnetic dress-up Jesus (thanks Mom), STROLLING BOWLING hell yeah, a Princess Bride t-shirt, a gravy boat (don't ask), a big denim blanket made out of my old jeans (I know that one sounds weird but it is seriously awesome), a few more books and stuff - probably a few items left to come.
I've been to Tokyo 3 times, and always have the best time. The biggest thing I wish I knew before I went is to BRING CASH. Credit cards are not widely used, and exchanging money while there is difficult. Get plenty of yen before you go.