Gifts

by Marinka on December 15, 2009

This weekend, I realized “holy shit! It’s time to buy Christmas gifts!” which is how I officially enter the holiday season.

I am very behind this year, so I spent Saturday ordering stuff from Amazon for my son. Relax, it’s not books. I’m not that abusive. It’s Wii stuff.

And “fortunately” my daughter wants “only” a laptop, so it’s one stop shopping, where the one stop is Bankruptcy Court.

I asked Husbandrinka what he wanted and I can’t even understand what he said. It was something about a machine that takes audio tapes and makes them into CDs. Which sounds like some kind of a time travel machine. I was going to tell him to just buy the CDs of the stuff that he has on tape, but then I thought that his actually attempting to transfer the stuff may provide hours of entertainment for me, and possibly you. I mean, I can hear the “damn it, why doesn’t it work?” already.

And that sure puts me in the holiday spirit!

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Keyona
Twitter:
December 15, 2009 at 9:20 am

LOL! That’s funny. I’m glad I at least STARTED my shopping but you make me feel like I’m way ahead of the game. Slacker!!

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anna see December 15, 2009 at 9:34 am

I think my husband bought that thing, but for our family movies. You’ll never see husbandrinka again.

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wendi
Twitter:
December 15, 2009 at 9:59 am

You never even asked what I want.

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always home and uncool
Twitter:
December 15, 2009 at 11:34 am

Avoid this tape-to-CD converter. I hear it’s supposed to be good and I wouldn’t want to ruin your fun.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/digital-conversion/9778/

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TeacherMommy
Twitter:
December 15, 2009 at 11:50 am

Okay. I’m deeply hurt that you consider books as gifts an abusive thing. It wounds my book-lover’s soul. I will be crying in the corner if you come looking to apologize.

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peajaye
Twitter:
December 15, 2009 at 12:07 pm

re: books. I noticed one of your site’s advertisements is for Busy Mom’s Bible, where one is also invited to “Click to find the Bible that’s right for you.” I tried to find one for my vegan-transgenered-lesbian-communist-satanic friend for Kwanzaa, but they just didn’t have one that was right for her. i’m disappointed.

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Sprite's Keeper
Twitter:
December 15, 2009 at 12:49 pm

I dispatched my husband to buy his own damn gift and then kissed him lovingly when it came. I’m awesome. 🙂

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Heather (qtberryhead) December 15, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Ten days until Christmas.
I.am.so.screwed.

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Andrea's Sweet Life
Twitter:
December 15, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Last year for Christmas, my mom bought a thingy for my dad that turns records into CD’s. And yes, hours upon hours of entertainment!

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Vicki
Twitter:
December 15, 2009 at 1:41 pm

My dad has been working on translating our hours of home video into DVD over the past month, and narry a day goes by when I don’t call my mom and she says, “Guess what your father’s been up to?” in a tone that makes it clear that she would prefer he be murdering test tube babies born to sterile Nobel prize winners than watching him translate hours of home video tape into DVD.

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MarathonMom December 15, 2009 at 1:52 pm

I just tried to do some last minute amazon oh-shit shopping and they aren’t doing it for me this year. I am concerned….where do I go from here? I refuse to get my kids a Wii and hubs doesn’t get a new plasma HD until he gets a FT job with benefits. This is why I run.

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Suzy
Twitter:
December 15, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Video tape it for the rest of us. Nothing makes me happier than to watch a man pretend to know how shit works.

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Suzy
Twitter:
December 15, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Yeah, that Twitter thing at the bottom? Just once for your blog or once everytime you visit? Nothing makes me happier than watching women pretend to know how shit works.

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Suzy
Twitter:
December 15, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Oops, I answered my own question. As you were.

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frogmama December 15, 2009 at 9:12 pm

I’ve heard that vodka takes audio tapes and makes them into CDs. But only if you drink a really, really, really big glass.

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redgirl December 15, 2009 at 10:38 pm

perhaps some of wendy’s knock out punch… lol

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jessica December 16, 2009 at 1:16 am

don’t miss the buying for the spouse. Although the divorce cost me about 900 years worth of Christmas gifts

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