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    Posted: 25 Dec 2012 at 3:35pm
Just what the subject line indicates...what did Santa Clause leave you under the tree this Christmas?
 
I got the following:
 
A new pair of slippers (they have a heel-less design, so I have to train myself how to walk in them without them coming off)
A ten-pack of crew socks
An Atomic Racers Micro R/C Car
A Radio Shack Lamborghini R/C Car
A generic 3x AAA 5xLED flashlight
A 22" flat-panel LCD color TV

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New eye lenses.  For the first time since I was about 6, I can see 20/20 without glasses or contact lenses.  
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Santa left me a dilemma.
 
Last night, a friend gave me this beautiful "throw blanket" for my couch.  It's tan fleece on one side, and a fluffy sort of white fleece on the other.  Thing is, it's only 60" long.  While I'm only 68" myself, when I'm laying on the couch watching TV on a winter day, I kinda need a longer blanket---one that doesn't leave my ankles and feet (or my shoulders and chest) uncovered.
 
Why do they make blankets this size?  It's a common, but stupid size.  I'm not tall, so I can only imagine this would work mainly for kids and 5' tall women.
 
The one I already have is fleece, too...and very comfortable.  And it's 90" long, so I'm totally covered.  I'm fine with this one.  Didn't need or want a new one, especially a small one.
 
So, what do I do?  Should I ask her to return it?  The bottom line is I'm not gonna use this new blanket, and I don't wanna hafta pull it out and pretend I use it whenever she stops by.  It's not like I can just throw it in a closet and forget about it, as I might be able to do with some other unusable present.  Nor do I wanna have this be a waste of her money.
 
I guess I should just tell her I don't want it, huh?
 
 
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New eye lenses.  For the first time since I was about 6, I can see 20/20 without glasses or contact lenses.  


That's great, Hootie!  Merry Christmas!

We didn't exchange gifts.  We just went overboard on Ethan, the grandson.  He called this morning to thank us for the remote control train & tracks we got him.  His parents bought their first house and are in the middle of moving into it.  Ethan hasn't received the other gifts, yet.

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ConfusedA brand-new bicycle (always a safe bet and will look nice next to my other 10).
'Santa' took a long time picking it out...and did a great job.
It has a luggage rack.
I haven't had a rack on a bike since I was. oh, say...seven?
It has fenders.
I have never had fenders on a bike.
It has CREAM-colored tires.
"Now you can ride in style with all the other Islanders you inspired!"
Thanks Sweety. Now I have my very own 'geriatric racer'.
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Now I think I'll take a nice hot bath and die of old age.
 
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

...I guess I should just tell her I don't want it, huh?
 
Honesty usually is the best policy...tell her that you don't want it because it is too small; not just that you don't want it and no reason given.

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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

...I guess I should just tell her I don't want it, huh?
 
Honesty usually is the best policy...tell her that you don't want it because it is too small; not just that you don't want it and no reason given.
 
I'll go with that.  Thanks.  I've never asked someone to return a gift.
 
She and her family also gave me a coffee table book (includes pictures, posters, similes of old concert tickets, etc.) about the Rolling Stones, and a Sears gift card.  No problems with that stuff!
 
 
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A LOT OF STUFF
1/18 Red 1968 GT 500 Mustang
1/18 Red 2009 Corvette Sting Ray concept car
1/18 Black & White Police 1969 Dodge Charger
A DVD set of Cheers all seasons
A DVD of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
1/18 Japanese Mazda Cosmo Police Car (was #1 on my list)
A shirt featuring muscle cars with the phrase "Some things get better with age"
A Star Trek Next Generation 25th Anniversary shirt
New soft PJs with the Patriots logo
Need For Speed: Most Wanted video game.
Santa farting in an outhouse sound effects toy. LOL

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Thor, a throw is mainly used as an additional blanket and/or to "throw" over one's self while in the recliner or something. I received a super soft grey fleece one for Xmas(I wanted another)also. The cats sleeping in it now.

I agree with Tampy, if you don't want it or won't use it, tell them.
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Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

Thor, a throw is mainly used as an additional blanket and/or to "throw" over one's self while in the recliner or something. I received a super soft grey fleece one for Xmas(I wanted another)also. The cats sleeping in it now.

I agree with Tampy, if you don't want it or won't use it, tell them.
ConfusedIiiiiii just dunno....
I'm thinking while there would really be nothing wrong with what PissonMcTampon and Tizzer suggest, it *could* get awkward. Choose words quite cafrefully, yet remain truthful. Tell 'em something like one of your cats had an allergic reaction and is at the Vet's (be sure you have that cat in a closet until your friends leave). Tell 'em to just leave you more cash for the vet bill and give them the blanket back.
Was it one of those Mexican blankets? They're always real nice looking, but they always seem to be short - don't know why....
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Probably made in China, Pa...but too short for probably the same reason.  But hell, I'm Ital, and we rarely grow beyond 5'9".  LOL
 
But maybe Tiz is right.  I can throw it over the back of the love seat for guests, and tell her that it'll work better on that than on the regular couch.
 
Oh, I dunno.  I can't think about it anymore.  I just discovered a shelf inside a cabinet, covered in more ants.  My sugar's been invaded.  Next-door neighbor's having the same problem.
 
 
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Probably made in China, Pa...but too short for probably the same reason.  But hell, I'm Ital, and we rarely grow beyond 5'9".  LOL
 
But maybe Tiz is right.  I can throw it over the back of the love seat for guests, and tell her that it'll work better on that than on the regular couch.
 
Oh, I dunno.  I can't think about it anymore.  I just discovered a shelf inside a cabinet, covered in more ants.  My sugar's been invaded.  Next-door neighbor's having the same problem.
 
 
OuchI feel for ya, Bubba. Nothing worse than having all of your Aunts over for the holidays.
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Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

 
 
Oh, I dunno.  I can't think about it anymore.  I just discovered a shelf inside a cabinet, covered in more ants.  My sugar's been invaded.  Next-door neighbor's having the same problem.
 
 
OuchI feel for ya, Bubba. Nothing worse than having all of your Aunts over for the holidays.
 
 
All my aunts are dead, Pa.  So, if they suddenly showed up for the holidays---well, I'd have to start questioning my own existence.
 
 
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I feel for ya, Bubba. Nothing worse than having all of your Aunts over for the holidays.
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Damned unwanted Aunts. Shouldn't have sent them Christmas cards.LOL
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I wouldn't mind having my cousin Laurie show up.  When I was a teenager, she was hot.  Think Jennifer Aniston.  Same face, same hair, and an even better body.  Of course, she's 60 now.  Sigh.
 
 
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I wouldn't mind having my cousin Laurie show up.  When I was a teenager, she was hot.  Think Jennifer Aniston.  Same face, same hair, and an even better body.  Of course, she's 60 now.  Sigh.
 
 
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Santa gave me some beautiful brilliance in the form of Doctor Who's Christmas Special.

By the by, the showrunner for Doctor Who, and the guy who wrote the special, is Steven Moffat, who's also running/writing Sherlock.
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I got one of those Soda Machines, a Laser Pointer and an assortment of DVDs Big smile

Watch out for the Grinch! He's Passing out Colds this year! DisapproveOuchAngry Oh, well, no lame gifts to return, and I used my Christmas Cash to "relieve" The Big River of (What Else?) MORE DVDS! Big smile So I'll just "Baby Myself" tomorrow and watch my "Rocky" Movies because after all, it's BOXING DAY! LOL

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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by Tampon Submarine Tampon Submarine wrote:

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

...I guess I should just tell her I don't want it, huh?

 

Honesty usually is the best policy...tell her that you don't want it because it is too small; not just that you don't want it and no reason given.


I'll go with that.  Thanks.  I've never asked someone to return a gift.

 

She and her family also gave me a coffee table book (includes pictures, posters, similes of old concert tickets, etc.) about the Rolling Stones, and a Sears gift card.  No problems with that stuff!

 

 


Bad advice. And kinda impolite, too.

Just drape the damned thing over the back of the sofa or spread it across your bed on top of the existing spread or something like that.

And besides, if you are 68" tall & the throw is 60", it should cover your feet & come most or the way to your chin. At least cover your chest.

Or why don't you use it on top of another longer throw?

Gotta be something you can do with it, without being a nit picky, ingrate douchebag...

Merry Christmas, BTW.

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I was my own Santa Claus again this year.

Got myself a Visual Land Prestige 7L, 7" Android tablet.



Pretty cool. I'm posting on it now.

Mom gave us each $200.

I'll use it to pay the credit card bill for the tablet, then maybe use the rest of it for a Magic Jack II.


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Santa Claus left some cool presents under my tree. I got a new pocketbook, some jewelry, Archie comics to add to my collection, some clothes and a mug.
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Food mostly.  And I got to play with my niece's new kitten.  That was fun....  Smile
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I was my own Santa Claus again this year.

Got myself a Visual Land Prestige 7L, 7" Android tablet.



Pretty cool.

Mom gave us each $200.

I'll use it to pay the credit card bill for the tablet, then maybe use the rest of it for a Magic Jack II.


Pretty sexy.

I got an HTC Evo View, leather case, and fabric keyboard. I returned the Samsung Tab We'd bought before because it was too plastic-y...also, because it was $235~ and I got all of this stuff for a little under $200.

My mum inherited the kindle I won in a raffle (Wanted the television...), got her own leather case too.
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I got a rock. Oh wait, wrong holiday...

I got a rock.
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...Watch out for the Grinch! He's Passing out Colds this year!... 
CryDeadYea...the Grinch stopped by and hit us both; MissyD is pretty much better, but I'm one sick pup.
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MissyDWolf got 2 used snow tires for XMAS.
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All of the adult pups got touched by the failing economy, so they all got assistance.
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The youngest of the family, the RaisinWolf, got a 'Stuffie' from Grammy & Grumpy, stuffed with all kinds of neat stuff that MissyD made me quit playing with, including a bunch of Hot Wheel cars and a ball that lights up and glows when you bounce it.
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We got some personal heart warmth for our city mission work this year - something we decided doesn't need to end with the closure of the XMAS holiday season.
 
 
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