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    Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Do you normally? I always get myself something, nothing super exciting, but something. This year, I'm looking at the Stonewall kitchen cookbooks (I've got a good dozen cookbooks, but I just love them, even if I don't cook that frequently right now) and on Wednesday day I'm going in for an hour long spa pedicure. When I called, I specifically asked for the one where they massage your feet for a while, as mine have been really sore (my own fault, poor footwear choices, but what are you going to do). And Wednesday is perfect, as Tuesday is my last day of work.
    I sleep, but I don't rest.

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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by adina
    Tuesday is my last day of work.
    That could be a nice present in itself...! Hopefully it's for all the right reasons.

    Yes, busted, I did buy something for myself last night. It wasn't really an impulse buy because it was something I've been trying to find for awhile (music stuff, not exciting for most of you). I didn't really think of it as a Christmas present but it cuts into the finances that pay for other Christmas gifts so I guess that's what it is.

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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    It won't be here for me for Christmas, but the wife approved of me getting the Sigma 120-300 F2.8 lens in the next few months. :thumbsup:

    I'm usually really particular on what items I want for Christmas, so I usually go and get the big ticket items myself, and I have a list of smaller items that people can get me.
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    I've ordered a 2gb SD card, a 2gb thumbdrive, and a computer TV tuner card...on the bright side...after rebates, they'll only end up costing me about $30 total.
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    I just bought myself a new camera bag, and snowshoes.
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    I have made suggestions to people that a new external hard drive for image storage would be nice. But I think I will end up buying it for myself and I guess that I will call it a Christmas present.
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    I just ordered these a few min ago ....
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    nice...are those 4,8, or 1600s?

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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by WsW-WYATT-EARP
    I just ordered these a few min ago ....

    I was looking at those this morning! Not that I'd ever do anything with with them...


    Last day of work because I had finished all my sessions for the year, I was supposed to have my last viewing appt yesterday, but she forgot, now I'm going out again tomorrow. I usually spend the first week in December wrapping everything up, then don't schedule anymore till January. It's my own Christmas break.
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by livin4lax09
    nice...are those 4,8, or 1600s?
    thanks ... for starters they are just the 400s

    but with their upgrade policy ... when i need to ... i will bump them up

    gotta spoil yourself first for xmas !!!!:thumbsup:
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    I always manage to sneak a few things in

    What's funny is when I'm buying things for other people, it seems not as bad to buy things for myself at the same time. So in my mind it's not as bad to throw something in the basket for myself around Christmas time
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    adina - Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Yes.
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by adina
    I was looking at those this morning! Not that I'd ever do anything with with them...
    Why not? Just curious. Do you prefer available light?

    I usually get myself something, because I hate shopping and that's how I cope. But this year I think I'm getting everything I want from other people. Lucky me.

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    Exclamation Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by drg
    adina - Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Yes.
    Does this mean you're getting me a gift!?
    I sleep, but I don't rest.

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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    well as i said i had ordered them lights from alienbees last wednesday ... they arrived last friday afternoon... :thumbsup: have had a little time to play with them ... now i have to learn to use them more effectively ... an easy 5stop gain with these ... so much to learn .... :aureola:

    they are very nice units ... very happy that i made the decision to get them .. very nice xmas present for me
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Adina,

    I could show you my Christmas shoes.
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    I already bought and set up my gift to myself. I couldn't wait for xmas. I got a 50-500 Sigma lens for my olympus E500 ... only to blow the body 20 shots into my day. Should hear back from the repair shop by the end of next week at the latest as they guaranteed return before christmas....not holding my breath....because I dropped it in before their nov 13 deadline for christmas returns. They've had the body since Nov 3rd so one would think that by now they should have had time to evaluate and repair or replace by now.
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Is it Christmas already?
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by drg
    Adina,

    I could show you my Christmas shoes.
    I love Christmas shoes!!

    Just ask Rick....
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    I'm spending my inheritance....early, way early (I hope).
    3 1/2 truck loads of gravel
    renting a backhoe
    a couple semi truck loads of wood, metal, cement, drainage pipe, wire, electrical stuff and so on
    ultimately I will end up with a 32x40 foot garage, which will be bigger than my house! :thumbsup:
    the only problem is I have to put it all together .... I can handle the electrical end, just never been able to cut a straight line with a saw

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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by adina
    I love Christmas shoes!!

    Just ask Rick....
    Adina's one of those girls who likes to keep it simple. One pair of shoes, worn everywhere. The notion of her owning a pair of shoes which would only be worn on Christmas day is ridiculous, to say the least! I would guess Adina might feel insulted by an insinuation as insidious as this...
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Ordered my third RV. Now all I need is something to pull it.

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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by walterick
    Adina's one of those girls who likes to keep it simple. One pair of shoes, worn everywhere. The notion of her owning a pair of shoes which would only be worn on Christmas day is ridiculous, to say the least! I would guess Adina might feel insulted by an insinuation as insidious as this...
    Rick nailed that one on the head!

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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    I don't normally, but this year I am!
    I am getting a new camera! Brand New!
    As you may recall, I sold my Nikon gear, to purchase the new camera.
    This will be the first brand new camera I have had since my forst camera, some 22 plus years ago!
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    Re: Are you getting yourself a gift this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by adina
    Rick nailed that one on the head!

    No intent to impugn. I'm the one with the shoe problem. By the way, they're red.:devil:

    Oh, and I did buy the new Annie Leibovitz book, "A Photograper's Life:1990-2005".
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