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« Reply #2475 on: December 13, 2010, 06:48:24 AM »

Only 10 days to go before us fellas have to start our Christmas shopping. Luckily there are no less than three petrol stations that, along with fuel, stock a selection of flowers, chocolates, magazines, and windscreen wiper blades, within easy one-handed cycling distance of chez Del. Imagine what Christmas shopping must have been like when filling stations only sold petrol?

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« Reply #2476 on: December 13, 2010, 08:34:31 AM »

My husband won't even go outside to do his shopping. My presents typically come from Amazon.  rolleyes
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« Reply #2477 on: December 13, 2010, 11:05:07 AM »

I've made full use of the internet this year!  I feel strangely liberated  cheers
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« Reply #2478 on: December 13, 2010, 02:45:54 PM »

I'm kinda off the hook this year, because the missus wanted a dental brace, which cost in excess of three grand (that's four and a half if you're American). She said not to buy her anything for Christmas or Birthday.

Now, we all know she really doesn't mean that, and she's expecting something, for sure, so I thought I might buy her a nice shiny new half inch drive socket set. The one I bought her a few years ago is looking a bit tatty these days and the ratchet drive is getting on my nerves afro
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« Reply #2479 on: December 13, 2010, 08:29:57 PM »

Oh, you hopeless romantic, you! 
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« Reply #2480 on: December 14, 2010, 03:00:27 PM »

i once had a wife that would buy me bath-oil and little funny-flavoured miniture ball-bars of soap for my birthdays  -  i dunno what she thought she was doing ... but i know what she was up to....
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« Reply #2481 on: December 14, 2010, 06:54:55 PM »

Ah, the holidays. I haven't had any time to write anything but Christmas cards lately!  But my shopping's nearly done.
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« Reply #2482 on: December 14, 2010, 09:29:49 PM »

Bought my wife something more or less at random from Ann Summer. Might be the wrong size. Doesn't matter because if it is too big she'll feel flattered and if a tad too small she'll wear it anyway.
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« Reply #2483 on: December 15, 2010, 05:43:29 AM »

Bought my wife something more or less at random from Ann Summer. Might be the wrong size. Doesn't matter because if it is too big she'll feel flattered and if a tad too small she'll wear it anyway.
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« Reply #2484 on: December 15, 2010, 06:04:06 AM »

Everybody I know is too broke to do gifts this year. It's sad, but it does ease a bit of the holiday stress.

I saw the "True Grit" remake today and it was pretty darn tootin good. Even my friend who hardly rates anything over a 5 gave it an 8 and he didn't notice it was a comedy. I would highly recommend checking it out.

They cured someone of HIV using stem cells. Also, researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California have discovered the first known microorganism on Earth able to thrive and reproduce using the arsenic. http://www.nasa.gov/topics/universe/features/astrobiology_toxic_chemical.html  

Anyone heard anything else interesting lately?
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« Reply #2485 on: December 15, 2010, 07:45:03 AM »

My credit card debt is bigger than it's ever been... yet I'm still spending more on Christmas gifts than ever before?  scratch Something wrong with this model. methinks. That said, I did read an article in the Mail on Sunday that said right now owing money is better than saving money, because every time the government does a bit of the old quantitive easing the value of any money we have saved goes down a bit...so the value of my debt is shrinking  Wink

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« Reply #2486 on: December 15, 2010, 08:33:03 AM »

Anyone heard anything else interesting lately?
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« Reply #2487 on: December 15, 2010, 09:59:36 AM »

Am I the only one who thinks it is barmy to have dark red envelopes for greeting cards? Empathy for the postman trying to read addresses!
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« Reply #2488 on: December 15, 2010, 10:16:50 AM »

Am I the only one who thinks it is barmy to have dark red envelopes for greeting cards? Empathy for the postman trying to read addresses!
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« Reply #2489 on: December 15, 2010, 10:17:35 AM »

Maybe that's what happened to all my Christmas post. Ordered a bunch of stuff online (just in case the Petrol Station is closed on Xmas eve, you understand) and none of it has arrived. Amazon's offices aren't in the frozen north, are they?

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