What was the strangest present you got for Christmas?

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    Dec 26, 2007 4:15 PM GMT
    I got one of those robot vacuum cleaners. It's supposed to run around on its own and clean the carpets and floors. I havent had the nerve to set it loose yet. I wonder how the cats will react to it.
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    Dec 26, 2007 4:38 PM GMT
    lol, why you call that strangest? i'd think you would love it if you hate even loading the dish washer.
    my was designer clothes that cost about $1000 total, but 2 size smaller. I guess it's a hint i should loose weight.
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    Dec 26, 2007 4:52 PM GMT
    I call it strange just because I never would have thought of it myself. And the thought of letting this thing loose in the house. Hey, I am old and the thought of a robot running around in the house freaks me. It's gonna take me some time to adjust to the concept. ... icon_eek.gif
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    Dec 26, 2007 4:54 PM GMT
    My dad gave me a Monte Blanc pen. I guess he was at the store opening in Shanghi this past Novemeber.

    A testament to how little he knows about me.
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    Dec 26, 2007 4:56 PM GMT
    Which kind of pen? ...fountain?
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    Dec 26, 2007 5:34 PM GMT
    My mom got me a yo yo ma box set of CDs. Perhaps she does not know what year it is, but I stopped playing the cello about 18 years ago.

    I also got this really tacky battery powered pilar candle. Not strang, but definately not staying in the house.

    Otherwise, christmas was good. I did end up getting my boyfriend the same toy as he got me.
  • irishboxers

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    Dec 26, 2007 5:39 PM GMT
    And that toy was...?

    Is it a toy, or is it a toy? icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 26, 2007 5:52 PM GMT
    I got a mobile phone alert thing. It flashes and spins around when I'm getting a call. I think it's too sensitive though. It seems to go off whenever anyone in the building uses their phone
  • auryn

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    Dec 26, 2007 6:49 PM GMT
    Mont Blanc is a good company I got a pen from my ex awhile back, because he knew I'd like it; wish I could find it. The Robovac is awesome, someday I hope to have enough space to warrent owning one.

    My mom got me a hat from my old highschool. She must not be aware of how much I spend on my hair and that a hat would mess it up. I only wear hats when I don't feel like taking the extra minute or so to put product in my hair. (Not to mention that I'm not that fond of the school...) Oh well, she's got other things on her mind, so I'll live and not ascribe any malice to her gift.
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    Dec 26, 2007 7:19 PM GMT
    irishboxers saidAnd that toy was...?

    Is it a toy, or is it a toy? icon_wink.gif


    It was a toyicon_wink.gif

    Chest harness with an added surprise... called "in your face" what are the chances. My parents have been buying each other the same books for years. I guess I have turned into a gay version of them.

  • fryblock

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    Dec 26, 2007 7:57 PM GMT
    Oh my! you will have to let us know how that works out for the both of you.
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    Dec 26, 2007 8:28 PM GMT
    Umm I got electric candles... not sure what I'm going to do with them.
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    Dec 26, 2007 8:44 PM GMT
    Aren't they horrible? I had some rechargable lights called Candelas that were great. The electric candles look like a used pilar candle.

    We could collect them and regift them to people without electricity.
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    Dec 26, 2007 9:28 PM GMT
    Hey Benson,

    I'll take that Yo-Yo Ma set off your hands.
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    Dec 26, 2007 10:07 PM GMT
    I got this weird magnetic bracelet that is supposed to mysteriously cure your illnesses....icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Kohaku

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    Dec 26, 2007 10:15 PM GMT
    my grandfather wears one of those bracelets and says it really helps with his wrist arthritis.

    Anyway, I got this really fancy leather-bound journal with heavy stock pages. looks like some creepy tome or spellbook from a movie...
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    Dec 26, 2007 10:19 PM GMT
    Re-gifting seems like a good idea at first, but who do I know who would appreciate a collection of $2 colognes?

    I'm trying to think of some sort of white-elephant exchange angle for this weekends poker game. First one tapped out has to take them all?
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    Dec 26, 2007 10:28 PM GMT
    Well there Caslon, this doesn't seem like a "Caslon formed thread", but maybe your new vacuum got the best of you there..lol

    For me it wasn't a "strange gift", but rather the fact I got a box with 7 gifts in it from a very nice, um, member of Realjock who I've gotten to know. He's a great guy, but probably just a little too much.
    I gasp when I realized he spent $27.50 in postage just to get them mailed to me. I sent him a nice gift in return. How do you react to that. I'm still not quite sure.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 26, 2007 10:38 PM GMT
    i got pimple cream, shower gel/cologne pack, cK jocks and $50 so at least they're practical (or a hint i need a makeover) but my wing cd of elvis cover songs my sister got me hasn't arrived yet (www.wingmusic.co.nz) icon_cry.gif

    i really want that robot vacuum cleaner though...
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    Dec 26, 2007 10:44 PM GMT
    First off, my mom is funny, so don't even mock her. But she got me:

    A robe (one size fits all so that means the sleeves are 3 inches too short)

    Slippers that are one size too small (she said that they are open back so my feet can fit off the back)

    Pajama pants (too short again :shockicon_smile.gif

    And some bottles that she literally found back in the woods and she thought I'd like...

    Apparently, my mom thinks I am still 11 because that is the last time I wore size 12 shoes or could fit in "one size fits all" clothing.

    And also, she told me she ordered me a pipe as a "joke" to match the robe. I'm going to teach her a lesson and get lung cancer. Teenage rebellion at 25!
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    Dec 26, 2007 11:12 PM GMT
    Three steamed Persimmon Puddings. And I made them.

    I'd made a dozen of them on the 23rd for favourite neighbours in my building and at 4h30 I went about from floor to floor setting the beautifully-wrapped, bell-shaped cakes before their doors, atop their morning papers. As in previous years, the only thing written on the tags was their appartement number – a bit of Christmas intrigue.

    Yesterday morning, around dawn, I did the rounds to check that they'd been collected, but found three still sitting where I'd put them. Did the other nine recipients know that they were from me? – because, personally, I don't think I'd bite into home-made food left anonymously at my thresh hold. In any case, I had expected to find some orphans as most of my neighbours head off to their chalets or go abroad for the holidays.

    Like in previous years, the building looks and sounds deserted between Christmas and New Year's, bringing to mind that isolated, snow-bound hotel in "The Shining"; as I'm riding the lift I sometimes wonder: Am I mad Jack? clairvoyant Danny? or the phantom bartender in the ballroom that knows everything about the Grande Dame that the others don't?

    Right now I'm full, is what I am. Fortunately, they're delicious – I forgot to taste them beforehand! One pudd' down, two more to go.
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    Dec 26, 2007 11:18 PM GMT
    Not so much strange as unexpected and sweet...

    I got two kick-ass sets of Legos from my friends' kids. That way, they said, I can play along with them next time I come over to watch them. 9-year-old logic just can't be refuted...

    Toys are just SOOOO much cooler these days than when I was a kid, by the way.
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    Dec 27, 2007 12:23 PM GMT
    Several people got Todd and I bottles of wine, which is not a strange gift in and of itself... the strange part is that neither one of us drinks, and the people who got them for us supposedly knew that. Hmm....
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    Dec 27, 2007 8:54 PM GMT
    How about an automatic rotating ice-scraper?

    Or my old aunt's knitted socks?
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    Dec 27, 2007 9:07 PM GMT
    I thought it was strange that my parents got me a pair of pants that actually fit AND have some kind of style to them. the two wine carrier that looks like bull testicles when loaded was an unexpected yet much appreciated gift from the b/f icon_biggrin.gif