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Ron K
12-25-2011, 12:12 AM
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!

What? I KNOW it's Christmas Eve but I don't think I'll get to drop in tomorrow and I couldn't see not wishing everyone a blessed and wonderful holiday.

So, yeah - MERRY CHRISTMAS! God bless you and keep you :D

Expect me back and equally obnoxious come New Year's Eve ...

sdkdmd
12-25-2011, 12:19 AM
Merry Christmas right back at yoi...

C.W. LaSart
12-25-2011, 02:33 AM
Merry Christmas to you as well!

RJK1981
12-25-2011, 03:16 AM
Merry Christmas to you as well

theenormityofitall
12-25-2011, 05:43 AM
Same here!!

I mean Merry Christmas to everyone and NOT Happy Holidays!!:)

peteOcha
12-25-2011, 07:41 AM
Merry to Christmas to everyone at CD and all my fellow forumers!!!

Greenelk
12-25-2011, 09:04 AM
Merry Christmas to all the CD staff and the forum bunch!! Santa has been, and the first batch of presents opened. Time for breakfast. A signed Lebbon and one of the Lebbon/Golden books in my haul so far. The kids all have a few horror books as well, which is always a good sign.

Enjoy everyone!!!

bsaenz24
12-26-2011, 12:25 AM
Same here!!

I mean Merry Christmas to everyone and NOT Happy Holidays!!:)

Well said!!!

theenormityofitall
12-26-2011, 03:38 AM
Well said!!!
Yeah, I thought so too lol.

But seriously, thanks for posting that. I'm happy to know at least one person on earth does not appreciate political correcness as I certainly don't.

Ron K
12-28-2011, 03:21 AM
This was a tough Christmas for us, losing my Dad in September ... so we did the obvious thing (didn't help, lol) and spent without abandon. :P

What was everyone's favorite score, gift wise, of the Christmas season? What was your favorite thing you were able to give?

I'm torn between Parker: The Martini Edition, Forbidden Island (fun with the kids), Godzilla vs Space Godzilla and Destroyah double feature (again with the kids), my wifes iPhone I gave her (wait, it gets more pathetic) or my real favorite present I am afraid to admit ... my new billabong hoodie jacket thingee my wife got me (i'm wearing it now .. inside .. on the couch .. I am too cool). BTW, my REAL favorite was a pre-Christmas December gift from the wife - these three prints from Criterion http://www.criterion.com/shop_products/47-divorce-italian-style-i-art-print , http://www.criterion.com/shop_products/48-monsters-and-madmen-i-art-prints-br-set-of-4 , http://www.criterion.com/shop_products/50-robinson-crusoe-on-mars-art-print . They are wonderful, mixing two of my faviorite things - comic book artists and Criterion releases.

Favorite gifts I was able to give this year included Skylanders for PS3 for my son (we are having such fun with it), two original pages from the Sonic the Hedgehog comic by her favorite artist Tracey Yardley for my daughter, my nine month old daughter for my wife (no, really lol) and the Dallas Cowboy branded Think Pink pj's I got her from Victoria's Secret as kind of a gag that really ended up great after the fact. :)

Ron K
12-28-2011, 03:25 AM
And for the record, I would love someone to wish me a Happy Hanukkah etc but it never happens ... so, I give what I have been given and what I have - a Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays is fine ... it's just you know, kind of a whole lot of nothing when I hear it ... like, you might as well have said have a very HAPPY DAY or something.

srboone
12-28-2011, 04:31 AM
Happy Hanukkah, Ron!

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RJK1981
12-28-2011, 04:33 AM
Favorite gift would probably have to be a Best Buy gift certificate that mostly paid for Skyrim on PS3. That and some cash. Also a big fan of the daily calendar that is in my collection thread. Wasn't an expensive calendar, it's just something I wanted. Really like the hoodie I got from Eddie Bauer too, but I already knew I was getting it since it was from my wife and we bough most of our gifts for each together, lol. That's 2 hoodies from Eddie Bauer that I own now, and really like them since Eddie Bauer makes them very, very warm. With the weather so far this winter they are too warm to wear with a coat for me, lol. Then again I didn't touch my jacket until it was below 30 degrees Fahrenheit

peteOcha
12-28-2011, 07:55 AM
SKYRIM!!!!!!!!!! :D Congrats!! ^^

Hmm, mine have to be either Uncharted 3 or Dante's Inferno.

And out of the ones I gave I'd have to say the bags of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans I managed to get for my wife and my mom. After moving out of the US we've been craving for a lot of the goodies that are hard to come by here in Poland, so I'm glad I was able to pick these up!

RJK1981
12-28-2011, 08:08 AM
Thanks, not far into it yet, but definitely enjoying it already, though had to have the volume way down so I wouldn't wake my wife up, lol. Best presents I gave? Me and my wife got my parents a relaxation fountain, I got my wife a movie she really wanted (Backup Plan) and a Minnesota Wild hoodie (She doesn't watch sports but wanted a Minnesota Wild or Twins hoodie for some reason, lol). I got her mom a bunch of bathroom things she needed.

Best present to myself? Well that would have to be my $100 gift certificate I got when they were 35% off. Wish I could have justified spending the money on the $500 one, but oh well

srboone
12-28-2011, 09:21 AM
The gifts I got aren't important, and I did give some pretty unspectacular gifts, but I would like to mention a gift that one of my nephews got and regifted. It was a Nerf chain gun that he just seemed to love. Yesterday, another nephew of mine--home schooled, very shy, lisps-- visited him and also was quite enthralled with the toy. Well, my 9 year-old nephew simply gave the gun to my 5-year-old nephew (brought my sister to tears) saying it was his (9) Christmas present to him (5). Leaving aside the kids' fascination with guns, it made the whole day pretty special. Leave it to the kids to remind the adults what Christmas is all about...

theenormityofitall
12-29-2011, 02:48 AM
My favorite gift would be 10 million dollars; I'm not greedy, I don't need anymore than that.

peteOcha
12-29-2011, 08:44 AM
The gifts I got aren't important, and I did give some pretty unspectacular gifts, but I would like to mention a gift that one of my nephews got and regifted. It was a Nerf chain gun that he just seemed to love. Yesterday, another nephew of mine--home schooled, very shy, lisps-- visited him and also was quite enthralled with the toy. Well, my 9 year-old nephew simply gave the gun to my 5-year-old nephew (brought my sister to tears) saying it was his (9) Christmas present to him (5). Leaving aside the kids' fascination with guns, it made the whole day pretty special. Leave it to the kids to remind the adults what Christmas is all about...

That really is a touching story Squire. Not many kids would act that way, he must have learned that from his uncle. :)

Confess, you wanted that nerf gun for yourself! :)

srboone
12-29-2011, 10:27 AM
...Yeah...but mostly, I the target...:rolleyes:

theenormityofitall
12-31-2011, 07:38 PM
And for the record, I would love someone to wish me a Happy Hanukkah etc but it never happens ... so, I give what I have been given and what I have - a Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays is fine ... it's just you know, kind of a whole lot of nothing when I hear it ... like, you might as well have said have a very HAPPY DAY or something.
You're Jewish Ron? Funny, (not that you're Jewish), but that people automatically just assume everyone has Christmas which about 95%% or more do.

But I wonder how many Muslims tell Christians "Merry Christmas our brothers!!"....I would guess not too many.

srboone
01-01-2012, 04:11 AM
So, here I am at work on New Year's Eve. Every time I work on a 31Dec, I fee like I age 4-5 years; that's how many times I'll watch the ball drop tonight on TV.:rolleyes:

Anyway, I'm ready...

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Pennywise
01-01-2012, 08:34 AM
Happy new year to all. May we still exist after Dec. 21st of this year :)

srboone
01-01-2012, 09:16 AM
Happy new year to all. May we still exist after Dec. 21st of this year :)

But that was Mayan Standard Time, so it will be Dec 20th for some, right?:confused:

Pennywise
01-01-2012, 11:05 AM
From what I've heard the end of the world as predicted by the Mayans is caused by a black hole created by the Large Hadron Collider going beserk. And as you know (standard) time loses all meaning when black holes are involved.

srboone
01-01-2012, 11:14 AM
Are you sure you're posting on the right forum???:confused:

Your post seems almost pornographic!!!:eek:

A large hard-- colliding with a black hole???? Why are there no spoiler tags when you need them??????

srboone
01-01-2012, 11:14 AM
Is it just me or has everybody lost their spoiler tags?

Pennywise
01-01-2012, 11:19 AM
Lol, what would be the right forum for such a post? Would be interested to uhm... browse on such a forum for a while.

Don't know how to do spoilertags, btw.

srboone
01-01-2012, 11:26 AM
They were an option under "Go Advanced" when posting. Maybe I abused them (spoilers within spoilers, that kind of thing).

Dan? Daniel? Danny Boy? (the pipes, the pipes are call-all-ling) Where are my spoiler tags?:(

RJK1981
01-01-2012, 04:19 PM
Try this...

TestAnother TestThought I'd tell you so soon?It's coming up....It's still coming up....Ok fine, just one moreI lied :cool:Ok, here it is. I don't know where the spoiler button went (Maybe it was lost in that black hole), but you can still use the SPOILER tags

bookworm 1
01-01-2012, 06:24 PM
Is it just me or has anybody else noticed that Mr.Boone can turn all of our coments into something pornographic.What exactly goes on in that mind I am not sure
I myself could handle.;).What would we do without him.Anyway happy new year to all.Many good reads to all this year.

bookworm 1
01-01-2012, 06:25 PM
Try this...

TestAnother TestThought I'd tell you so soon?It's coming up....It's still coming up....Ok fine, just one moreI lied :cool:Ok, here it is. I don't know where the spoiler button went (Maybe it was lost in that black hole), but you can still use the SPOILER tagsBest spoiler ever!!!!!:rolleyes:

srboone
01-01-2012, 10:03 PM
Hmmm....I was posting from work last night and the spolier tags weren't appearing there, but they are on my home computer, so all is looking well for 2012!:cool:

I majored in English Literature in college and the first thing I was taught was that if you think there might be a sexual reference in a passage, there probably is and it was priobably intended by the author. I can't tell you how much fun that lesson has made the ensuing 28 years! Besides, one of my nightmare scenarios is a world where everything has only one meaning. How infinitely boring that would be, thus nightmarish...;)

bookworm 1
01-01-2012, 11:51 PM
WOW!!!Wish I had majored in english literature.

theenormityofitall
01-02-2012, 05:52 AM
I took some courses in it but didn't reaqlly appreciate it at the time. But it made me start to read the classics....all the amazing books from the 19th century and early 20th. And not just horror either.
Of Mice and Men is still one of my faves; in the top 5. And so is Billy Budd what a brilliant work that was.

TerryE
01-03-2012, 01:17 PM
I took more than enough English classes in college, but could never major. Like Scott, I didn't appreciate the language enough then. But I think my favorite, and it would be for most of you too, was a class in "Literature of the Occult and Fantastic". Where else could you get "Dracula", E.T.A. Hoffman, Lovecraft, and Stephen King's "Night Shift" on the required reading list.

srboone
01-03-2012, 09:41 PM
Cool! I can't really think of a literature class I really loved, but I enjoyed the survey classes--where you get exposed to about 1,000 authors in a 4-month period.