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Did Santa Bring What You Want?

By HeadSet follow HeadSet   2020 Dec 25, 5:21pm 324 views   21 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Did any of you get what you wanted for Christmas? Or maybe a joke or special gift? Or give a "funny" gift to someone?

I dropped and shattered a glass butter dish awhile back (hey it was slippery - had butter on it, you know), so the wife gave me two new glass butter dishes.
1   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Dec 25, 5:55pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Wife got me a hand cranked paper shredder that I asked for (getting paranoid about privacy these days) and a bonus gift:


Enjoying that right now. The bottle will not last the day.
2   HunterTits   ignore (4)   2020 Dec 25, 6:02pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I am a white male in my fifties. Of course I didn't get what I wanted.
3   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2020 Dec 25, 6:41pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
Wife got me a hand cranked paper shredder that I asked for (getting paranoid about privacy these days) and a bonus gift:


Enjoying that right now. The bottle will not last the day.


I wonder if that wine, being from California, has a "slight smoky" flavor.
4   mell   ignore (6)   2020 Dec 25, 7:53pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CA wine is mostly very good and often excellent, just generally overpriced. But they do make great wine here.
6   WookieMan   ignore (7)   2020 Dec 26, 5:15am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Wife and I mainly do joke gifts for each other. We agreed early on in our relationship that if there was something we wanted, just buy it within reason. We figured no reason to be let down expecting something that you wanted and not get it. Just get it whenever.

And sure there are deals around xmas, but most of it is to just get you into the store and buy same or higher priced shit. Usually it's something stupid like a 55" tv for $99 and they only have 20 ("while supplies last) in a town of 40k people. You end up browsing the store and buying shit that is higher priced during xmas.

I did my Covid duty this year and did everything online. I should just write a check to Bezos.... dick. Although it was nice not have to deal with morons in a store. Huge pet peeve of mine is people that think they're the only person in the store, let alone aisle. xmas season is absolutely the worst to visit stores. 8am on a Tuesday in April is a much better experience.
7   Onvacation   ignore (6)   2020 Dec 26, 5:41am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

WookieMan says
We agreed early on in our relationship that if there was something we wanted, just buy it within reason. We figured no reason to be let down expecting something that you wanted and not get it. Just get it whenever.

Us too.

We agreed to inform one another if we wanted to spend over $,1000.
8   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2020 Dec 26, 6:37am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

WookieMan says
Wife and I mainly do joke gifts for each other. We agreed early on in our relationship that if there was something we wanted, just buy it within reason. We figured no reason to be let down expecting something that you wanted and not get it. Just get it whenever.



Sometimes though you may be able to get her something new she did not know she would like. For example, I gave my wife a Kindle Fire a few years back, and her initial reaction was "What am I going to do with this?" However, it soon turned into one of her favorite things and she made good use of it, especially on trips.
9   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Dec 26, 2:32pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

WookieMan says
Usually it's something stupid like a 55" tv for $99 and they only have 20 ("while supplies last) in a town of 40k people. You end up browsing the store and buying shit that is higher priced during xmas.


Yup, Bait and Switch:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bait-and-switch

It's actually not legal to do this when selling toasters or other such things, but somehow perfectly legal to do with real estate, where the asking prices in California are usually below what the seller would actually accept. It's just to bait your attention and then to switch the price to get you into a blind bidding war with other (possibly fictitious) buyers. The asking price is pure fraud, but never prosecuted.
10   Booger   ignore (6)   2020 Dec 26, 2:36pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Still setting up the Roku Ultra.
Got this version because I wanted to connect it to my ethernet cable and it has bluetooth. None of my TV's have built in bluetooth. The remote finder might come in handy. .

The Walmart version of Roku Ultra doesn't have Bluetooth and I think at least one other feature (remote finder???).
11   GreaterNYCDude   ignore (0)   2020 Dec 26, 7:16pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

My family is healthy and reasonably happy. What more does a guy need? A new job can wait till after the first of the year.
12   ThatGuy   ignore (0)   2020 Dec 26, 7:40pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

We paid off our mortgage on Christmas eve, based on advice / information found here just over 9 years ago. Thanks Patrick!
13   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Dec 26, 8:49pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Woohoo! Happy if I helped @ThatGuy

Debt is slavery.
14   clambo   ignore (5)   2020 Dec 27, 8:12am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

A friendly female came over for a few hours to keep me company.
I can buy the material things I want, but “no man is an island.”
15   just_passing_through   ignore (7)   2020 Dec 27, 8:51am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Booger says
Still setting up the Roku Ultra


I cracked open the remote and snipped the microphone wires. Has been working fine for years.
16   FuckCCP89   ignore (5)   2020 Dec 27, 8:58am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
Woohoo! Happy if I helped @ThatGuy

Debt is slavery.


Paid off or not, homeowners in US are still slaves to property taxes.
17   Shaman   ignore (2)   2020 Dec 27, 11:50am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Couple weeks ago I made a stink complaining about the organic peanut butter the wife likes to buy. This stuff comes all separated into two parts: a layer of peanut oil on top that will totally slop over the jar with the least jostling and a hard brick of peanut butter underneath. The goal is to mix the two together before using the jar, thus making creamy peanut butter out of the two parts. This takes serious work for at least ten minutes and will leave your arm tired. I said I was tired of this kind of PB and didn’t want to work so hard (because nobody else will mix it ever).

She bought me a fresh jar of Skippy for Christmas.
18   richwicks   ignore (4)   2020 Dec 27, 12:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Shaman says
The goal is to mix the two together before using the jar, thus making creamy peanut butter out of the two parts. This takes serious work for at least ten minutes and will leave your arm tired. I said I was tired of this kind of PB and didn’t want to work so hard (because nobody else will mix it ever).


The next time you get natural peanut butter, when you bring it home, leave it on the counter top or in a cupboard, upside down for 3 days at least. When the oil rises to the top, it's a hell of a lot easier to mix. You might want to flip it over a day before using it again, so you have some airspace at the top.

I would never go back to the other peanut butter again, it's filled with sugar, and that's all I can taste. Did you actually try the Skippy?
19   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Dec 27, 10:07pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

just_passing_through says
Booger says
Still setting up the Roku Ultra


I cracked open the remote and snipped the microphone wires. Has been working fine for years.


I love this! @just_passing_through
20   just_passing_through   ignore (7)   2020 Dec 28, 9:05am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Shaman says
She bought me a fresh jar of Skippy for Christmas.


Natural/Old fashioned peanut butter is way healthier. That's the original until they found they could sell off the peanut oil and replace it with axle grease (transfat). Once mixed well I put it in the fridge and it tends to stay mixed.
21   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2020 Dec 28, 9:20am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Got updated mac computer to replace 2014 model. Playstation 5 is unavailable due to holiday scalpers scooping up all inventory and re-selling at massive markup, but will get one when they are available at standard prices. I have been torturing myself with 'Bloodborne' computer game. Game is horrible, it destroys your self esteem but operates on a kind of Stockholm syndrome to keep you trying to kill horribly difficult monsters.

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