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Biggles
24-12-2004, 05:40 PM
Was the night before Christmas, and all through the house ....

Joe Blogs
24-12-2004, 06:04 PM
Ultra satellite dish up and running great. We live in a remote area so nothing else but dialup. Downloaded a 30 day trial of photoshop cs 151 mb in 50 minutes. Certainly beats my previous 4-5 mb per hour

Metla
24-12-2004, 06:27 PM
A nasty hangover.

Joe Blogs
24-12-2004, 06:40 PM
A nasty hangover.
Thought I might invest in a couple of those myself :@@:

Growly
24-12-2004, 06:46 PM
As a combined christmas and birthday gif I received a second hand minidisc player (that was purchased off a mate) - and that is all I expect to get.

noone
24-12-2004, 06:55 PM
my bday is close to xmas to , but only once have i combined my presents ( to get a game boy advance and a brand new game for it )

Prescott
24-12-2004, 07:23 PM
quick, someone tell me the deminsions of the half life 2 box, quick cos i see a present thats wraped up and i think i heard a cd, is the box small? or is it a large box?

Edward
24-12-2004, 08:00 PM
coal :annoyed:

Codex
24-12-2004, 09:22 PM
well i hope to get a 20 gig ipod not an ipod mini......grrrrrrrrrr minis are evil...... unless their miniskirts lol......moving right along

sambaird
24-12-2004, 10:00 PM
coal :annoyed:
same :annoyed:

noone
24-12-2004, 10:33 PM
codex you naughty little boy

agent
24-12-2004, 10:47 PM
A paycheck.

george12
25-12-2004, 12:30 AM
256MB Mp3 Player.

It's kind of funny - my mum sort of bought my Christmas present off me .. in a way - to take advantage of me getting it wholesale etc.

But I'm very happy with it.

Don't know about the other stuff yet, that's for after I wake up tomorrow.

~sy~
25-12-2004, 07:28 AM
256MB Mp3 Player.

It's kind of funny - my mum sort of bought my Christmas present off me .. in a way - to take advantage of me getting it wholesale etc.

But I'm very happy with it.

Don't know about the other stuff yet, that's for after I wake up tomorrow.
Which one did you get in the end?

Dannz
25-12-2004, 08:26 AM
Nice new 120GB HDD and USB Flash Drive

Edward
25-12-2004, 08:30 AM
even worse than coal: Singstar :eek:

beetle
25-12-2004, 09:45 AM
:lol: :lol:

Edward !!!! oh boy have a happy singstar time...:p

well here i was thiniking i was getting a new phone....going by the size and weight of the box.....but no its a candle set instead!!!!
so not really any goodies to rave about here :(


roll on next xmas already......

Doesnt really matter what one gets as long as one is happy, healthy and has access to their comp....:p

smurf
25-12-2004, 10:21 AM
...access to my puter ....... :p :p :p :p :p

lagbort
25-12-2004, 10:34 AM
a whole lot of stuff I didnt really want....

Dad got a brand new hyundai terracan tho :@@:

Prescott
25-12-2004, 12:05 PM
how many songs can that hold george?

DangerousDave
25-12-2004, 01:05 PM
I got money for a 9600Pro and 512mb or RAM. Yay my celery and broccoli (celeron and integrated graphics - although I have crappy 2mb PCI graphics card for dual monitors), will finally be capable of playing Knights of the Old Republic.

Yay for spending crappy summers inside playing Star Wars!

- David

Elephant
25-12-2004, 04:20 PM
A glass chess set which I really wanted!!! Compliments of my Wife.

One bottle of Jacobs Creek wine which I will share with friends.
One after shave balm which I won't. :-)

I hope you all have a great New Year all through 2005.

Edward
25-12-2004, 04:34 PM
$$$
Singstar
Ratchet & Clank III
Coal

agent
25-12-2004, 05:03 PM
Hard drive and USB external case for said drive
Music CDs
Vouchers
Books
An ant invasion of my bedroom
Champagne breakfast :)
PC Authority :p

george12
25-12-2004, 06:09 PM
Well, it was identified as "AOC MP3 Player 256M ( MP3, WMA, Voice recorder, USB Flash Disk)" with no model number provided :(.

However it looked good enough and had all the features I wanted so I got it.

256MB can hold about 64 songs at 192k, or around 95 at 128k. Something around that range...

Cheers George

Edward
25-12-2004, 06:48 PM
PC Authority :p

*deep voice* how dare you! :mad:

Growly
25-12-2004, 06:51 PM
Well that turned out better than expected- I got some scorched almonds and a cd wallet (untill now I have been using spindles to store CDs).

Oh, and I received some socks. I love theses socks, they're so white!

sambaird
25-12-2004, 07:23 PM
Well that turned out better than expected- I got some scorched almonds and a cd wallet (untill now I have been using spindles to store CDs).

i got a cd walet to so my cds dont have to sit on top of my tv
yay they have a case now

Zygar
25-12-2004, 07:53 PM
Rome: Total War (PC)
Battle for Middle Earth (PC)
A new cooler for my graphics card (Arctic NV Silencer 5)
My webhosting renewed.
Green Day- American Idiot.
A couple of books, and vouchers from relatives.

Yeah, not too much this year, there weren't that many games that I was looking forwards to. Next year is shaping up to be the exact opposite- about 10 games coming out that I want. Black and White 2 anyone?

Prescott
25-12-2004, 07:53 PM
i got some blank cds......... you can never have too many of em

Mirddes
25-12-2004, 08:52 PM
blank CD-Rs, lots of blank cdrs
abuot 80 all up,
lots of chocolate
abuot 1kg
money/gift vouchers
about $250 or there abouts
and an unused serial for c&c:generals

yea its true Prescott, you can never have to many of them, unless ofcorse you ordered 10500 of them by mistake, now that would be very bad indeed :eek:

george12
25-12-2004, 09:13 PM
That would be a typo I assume, you were really trying to order 10500 (1500), weren't you!

Prescott
25-12-2004, 09:37 PM
still 1500 of them would be over kill, i usually have about 50 of them lying around, the harvey norman ones are brilliant. no need for a massive hdd, thats why i got a burner :)

Mirddes
25-12-2004, 09:44 PM
amazingly , that wasnt a typo, thankfully, i was just commenting on how bad that would be.
id be really sorry for anyone who managed to have such bad luck.
misordering 10500blank CDs, when attempting to order, say, 105, would be very very bad.

agent
25-12-2004, 09:53 PM
*deep voice* how dare you! :mad:

Funnily enough, I didn't have any control over the issue. It arrived in my stocking! ;)

*Wonders why I still get things in a stocking*

Codex
25-12-2004, 10:53 PM
codex you naughty little boy
me? naughty? im a good boy :) :@@: lol

i got:
-20 gig ipod :D
-garfeild on dvd
-food lol
-clothes lol
-my learners liscense wrapped up in a box, which was wrapped in another box, which was wrapped in another box and yet again wrapped again :@@: hard work lol
-an insence holder
-insence(duh :@@: )
-money
-other random things(strawberries was in there lol)

personthingy
26-12-2004, 07:41 AM
- A lab.gruppen fp 2200 amplifier.

- An E-card

- Several Xmas greetings

- An e-mail from a Russian chick i have never meet who claims that she thinks we may have a special connection, and that she would like to have my babies...... hmmmm..

- A wonderful day at a friends house with her family and friends making a complete pig of myself and watching everyone else get rather trashed.

- I paid my Telstra bill for the month.

:D

Shortcircuit
26-12-2004, 08:02 AM
Ask the Russian bride for a pic... I bet she looks like Anna Kornacova (well at least in the photo!)


Apart from the Samsung 193P LCD and logitech Di Novo keyboard I bought myself as a pre-Christmas pressie (don't you hate it when you have to buy your own presents???) I got:

a set of corn skewers (yeeha!)
a potato peeler (even more yeeha!)
a pair of black socks to go with the 20 pairs I already have (groan)
a box of scorched almonds (already gone :(

After that I'm kind of thinking I might have to hit the boxing days sales :D

jcr1
26-12-2004, 09:18 AM
From my Wife; Belkin cordless keyboard & mouse plus a possum skin sleeveless jacket. :D

Prescott
26-12-2004, 12:01 PM
i also got 38 new spam messages for xmas

wintertide
26-12-2004, 12:24 PM
Clothes, a tuneup for my car (lol :D) gift vouchers and a kick in the pants when i visted my parents! :stare:

hamstar
26-12-2004, 01:36 PM
I got:
An NFSU2 Lan with coldfusion on xmas eve eve/xmas eve
Sleeping bag
Too much sugar
jumper cables
blanket/throw thingee
torch
b0x0rs
a wicked day at the neighbours paddock bashing

did I mention too much sugar?
(/me hands out lollies)

I wanted a vodafone card and some blank cd's but noooo.....

personthingy
26-12-2004, 05:22 PM
Ask the Russian bride for a pic... I bet she looks like Anna Kornacova (well at least in the photo!)


I have no idea why this is happening, but this is the second Russian wannabe wife/whatever to contact me in as many months. the first ones photo looked like Anna Kornacova, blond, big um hair, etc. She also sent the same form letter to a friend of mine in AK
The second one sent a picture that looked like she was just about to work the local corner for the night, but might do a lot of waiting.

I'm not sure weather to be amused or be sorry for the desperate situation those women are in......

To hell with it, i cant change all the world, so ill be amused!

:D

Sb0h
26-12-2004, 07:16 PM
My lovely wife and daughter got me a intro lesson at Pacific Flight Simulators, so I'm looking forward to that. Also got a nice big bout of norovirus so spent today in a semi dead state between bed and the loo. :xmouth:

personthingy
26-12-2004, 07:52 PM
Also got a nice big bout of norovirus so spent today in a semi dead state between bed and the loo. :xmouth:

I was worried there for a minute.. i thought your computer might have caught something!
:D

Codex
27-12-2004, 07:08 AM
I have no idea why this is happening, but this is the second Russian wannabe wife/whatever to contact me in as many months. the first ones photo looked like Anna Kornacova, blond, big um hair, etc. She also sent the same form letter to a friend of mine in AK
The second one sent a picture that looked like she was just about to work the local corner for the night, but might do a lot of waiting.

I'm not sure weather to be amused or be sorry for the desperate situation those women are in......

To hell with it, i cant change all the world, so ill be amused!

:D
you could always look on the bright side... ur a russion wife/wanna have kids with magnet lol :annoyed: :@@: :annoyed:

Davesdad
27-12-2004, 12:44 PM
Leadtek Winfast PVR2000 TV tuner card
Photo paper
Shirt (too small)
Mini Vacuum cleaner
Chocolate.

Now I want a bigger hard drive and a DVD writer.... might have to wait for my next birthday in a couple of years.

TonyF
27-12-2004, 01:01 PM
[QUOTE=Davesdad
.. might have to wait for my next birthday in a couple of years.[/QUOTE]

Are you living at half speed ????

Vince
27-12-2004, 02:32 PM
A Panasonic DVD recorder and 10 discs, 5 RAM, 5 -R. Vince

Davesdad
27-12-2004, 04:29 PM
[QUOTE=Davesdad
.. might have to wait for my next birthday in a couple of years.

Are you living at half speed ????[/QUOTE]


Quarter Speed. It'll be more like 3 years til my next birthday.

Cicero
27-12-2004, 05:25 PM
Funnily enough, I didn't have any control over the issue. It arrived in my stocking! ;)

*Wonders why I still get things in a stocking*

Until you discover the truth about Santa,this will happen ;)

John H
28-12-2004, 08:43 AM
Books, chocolates, Ray Charles CD, Garfield desk calendar (this is a standing order for every Christmas), and the full set of Pink Panther movies on DVD (which takes care of the next week - one per evening!) :@@:

Prescott
28-12-2004, 05:16 PM
Until you discover the truth about Santa,this will happen ;)

:eek:

Codex
28-12-2004, 11:55 PM
:O :( just ruin the moment....with a mustoche :D

bob_doe_nz
29-12-2004, 08:22 PM
christmas... whats that??

what are presents???

seriously neither me or my family bother with christmas any more as all the rellies come over and eat but no-one stays to help clean up.

also the fact that Mum is in Aucky and I am over in the Bay of Plenty

So its not a family christmas :(

Oggy
30-12-2004, 02:43 PM
A 'Beige Brigade' cricket shirt.
A book about the fighter squadron my father flew with in WWII (Singapore)
BBQ tools
TWO packets of scorched almonds
Vouchers
2 rather nice Jim Beam glasses
...
but my wife forgot the bottle of Jim Beam!

Still, no hangovers, no injuries (from backyard cricket or soccer), no sunburn (could anyone?) and no bulging guts from eating too much. All in all it was pretty damned good.

echothreezero
03-01-2005, 04:50 PM
Well sounds like most of you had pretty good christmases.

I enjoyed mine. My "haul" included:
a small amount of cash and some lotto tickets
some shot glasses from my teenaged sister - god bless her!
a brazier
a copy of "Play It That Way" By Roddy Dole (The second in the "A Star Called Henry" Trilogy)
Another book I cannot remember the title of
An alarm/immobiliser/keyless entry system for my car
A ticket to the Feelers/Op shop/Evermore New Years concert in Paihia

A very merry christmas, and the best new year ever!

If the end of '04 and the first 2 days of '05 are anything to go by, then this is going to be a great year, and considering the personal events in my life over the last 18 months - about bloody time.

neilj
05-01-2005, 11:17 AM
A fat belly... oops I had that before Christmas day... a fatter belly then...

ILikeLinux
05-01-2005, 11:49 AM
I got a dual layer dvd burner and fifty dvd-rs.
some cash,
chochlate
well i think thats it...

noone
05-01-2005, 06:02 PM
hey ilikelinux i got a duel layer dvdrw to - 4.7gigs in seven mins , w00t , yay

Mike
05-01-2005, 06:59 PM
I got a Sony mini-DV digital handycam... clothes... chocolates... a cooler bag... vouchers... and a board game...

I think thats it. My kids got the cool stuff :) (and my wife got most of my chocolates LOL ;))

Mike.

Metla
05-01-2005, 07:07 PM
2 home made fruit cakes.

2 Loaves of freshly baked bread.

A selection of handmade chocolates (whoa doesn't even begin to describe these)

These were from pressf1 users.





An excellent christmas. :thumbs:

Mike
05-01-2005, 07:12 PM
2 home made fruit cakes.
Hmmm that's odd - I just realised, I went right through Christmas without any fruit or Christmas cake... hmmm...

Mike.

Prescott
05-01-2005, 07:23 PM
fruit cake :yuck:

FoxyMX
05-01-2005, 08:35 PM
A selection of handmade chocolates (whoa doesn't even begin to describe these)
Let me guess.... Beetle? :D

Am picking that the cake (and/or the bread) came from Maryanne and Poppa John. ;)

Some people are spoilt rotten. :p

beetle
07-01-2005, 10:46 AM
My lips are sealed.....
Dont talk with your mouth full child.......


Its not my fault you dont live in Wangavegus.....you coulda got something to.


LOL

:eek: :eek:
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