Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 46 to 60 of 82
  1. #46
    Legend
    Points: 378,878, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 28.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    bos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    23,319
    Points
    378,878
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 99
    Given: 107

    Re: Christmas haul thread......

    Quote Originally Posted by CyGal View Post
    Would that be the heater or the peppermint schnapps in the hot chocolate?!

    Typical
    ...



  2. #47
    All-Star
    Points: 46,876, Level: 66
    Level completed: 95%, Points required for next Level: 74
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    wesley_w's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Ames, Iowa
    Posts
    1,617
    Points
    46,876
    Level
    66
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 6
    Given: 0

    Re: Christmas haul thread......

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    Anyway, back on topic. What did others get that they enjoyed?
    My wife got me XM radio, which I had been thinking about for about three years, but I can't get a good signal. It is a boombox for the house and also a car one. I haven't tried it in the car but it's the house where I would use it most. I tried the placing the antenna in a south window but very spotty signal strength.

    Before I take it back, if anyone has suggestions to help me I would appreciate it because I will enjoy it if I can get it to work.


    Iowa at Iowa State mens basketball 2013
    http://photos.winterinkphotography.com/p376465524

    Iowa State Football Photos from the past
    http://photos.winterinkphotography.com/p696287303

  3. #48
    Pro Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    CyGal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    WDM
    Posts
    2,753
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Christmas haul thread......

    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    Standing in front of the griddle or grill cooking us some food.

    I don't remember agreeing to that! But I'd be glad to sit next to the griddle while someone else is cooking MY food!


    Throwing seven different kinds of smoke!

  4. #49
    Speechless
    Points: 464,878, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 18.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    jdoggivjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sterling Heights, MI
    Posts
    31,231
    Points
    464,878
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 282
    Given: 185

    Re: Christmas haul thread......

    Let's see...
    From my parents Erin and I got 4 free movie passes and a giftcard to Texas Roadhouse (couple of dates out of that one), as well as money to help with closing/moving expenses on our condo that we move into in February.

    Gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, and Best Buy that will go towards covering seasons 5, 6, and if I'm lucky, 7 of the X-Files (among other things).

    Erin's parents gave me several things, among them an Iowa State photo album with Iowa State stickers (which the logo becomes outdated in 3... 2... 1...)

    My wife gave me the best gifts this year - Jeff Dunham's "Arguing With Myself" and "Spark of Insanity" DVDs.


    Last edited by jdoggivjc; 12-26-2007 at 08:52 AM.
    Chuck Lidell: I paint my toenails with pink and black polish. Problem is, I get more paint on my toes and on the carpet than on my nails. Any advice?
    Maria Sharapova: Don't you beat up other guys for a living? I don't know how to answer this.



  5. #50
    Speechless
    Points: 447,585, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    brianhos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Trenchtown
    Posts
    39,332
    Points
    447,585
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 48
    Given: 10

    Re: Christmas haul thread......

    Quote Originally Posted by wesley_w View Post
    My wife got me XM radio, which I had been thinking about for about three years, but I can't get a good signal. It is a boombox for the house and also a car one. I haven't tried it in the car but it's the house where I would use it most. I tried the placing the antenna in a south window but very spotty signal strength.

    Before I take it back, if anyone has suggestions to help me I would appreciate it because I will enjoy it if I can get it to work.

    The boombox antennas just suck. I have one and get spotty signal outside. I am not sure what the deal is. But my car signal is rock solid which strikes me as odd.


    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin 1775

  6. #51
    Legend
    Points: 378,878, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 28.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    bos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    23,319
    Points
    378,878
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 99
    Given: 107

    Re: Christmas haul thread......

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Let's see...
    From my parents Erin and I got 4 free movie passes and a giftcard to Texas Roadhouse (couple of dates out of that one), as well as money to help with closing/moving expenses on our condo that we move into in February.

    Gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, and Best Buy that will go towards covering seasons 5, 6, and if I'm lucky, 7 of the X-Files (among other things).

    Best gift this year - Jeff Dunham's "Arguing With Myself" and "Spark of Insanity" DVDs.
    I was so mad about the X-files DVD's. They used to be 80 bucks per season, now you can get the whole set for around 300 in a cool collectors box including the movie. I stilll need a few seasons before Im done.



  7. #52
    Speechless
    Points: 333,325, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUFan22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Grimes, IA
    Posts
    31,631
    Points
    333,325
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 40
    Given: 42

    Re: Christmas haul thread......

    Bought our new car a couple days before Christmas, methinks that was enough. :)

    Although, we had to do that regardless of Christmas or not as the current vehicle's lease was ending.

    Favorite gift though was from my brother and his wife. Good sized stone with our last name printed on it and the new ISU logo in the corner - something to put in front of our house. LOVE it.

    Didn't cost them much either, which are where some of the best gifts come from. We're not big into gifts, mostly enjoy spending time with family, good food and time off from work.

    I may be singing a different tune after Saturday, as we're hosting 24 people at our place that day.



  8. #53
    Addict
    Points: 50,561, Level: 69
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 589
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    AirWalke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    5,713
    Points
    50,561
    Level
    69
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8
    Given: 2

    Re: Christmas haul thread......

    At Bellzisu, just because some of us get some Christmas swag doesn't mean we do other things. My family makes it a point to participate in volunteer opportunities during the Christmas season, including the day itself... so to say that we're all selfish because we give out big, expensive gifts is a little ignorant.


    Go Sssssssssyclones!

  9. #54
    square root(31) = 5.56776436
    Points: 483,264, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 83.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Angie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    IA
    Posts
    16,600
    Points
    483,264
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 211
    Given: 715

    Re: Christmas haul thread......

    Quote Originally Posted by bellzisu View Post
    I have to say that you know the true meaning of Christmas.


    Everyone else, not to be an A-hole but come one. There are people that don't have as much money to spend like you all. But hey I got a 100 dollar this and 125 dollar this and ohh and 100 this. Get a life. Be poor for once in your life and have some dignity.

    Why does this have to be a mine is bigger then yours contest? Does people need a little ego stroke or what?

    I spent 75 on my fiance since we are getting married and bought a house. The rest of my family was 50 each. But hey, it's the thought that matters not the amount.

    So..... Merry Christmas. And guess what. It's sincere and from the heart and I didn't have to pay a thing for it.
    I understand the point of your post, and agree - the thread topic, however, was "What did you get for Christmas?" I think that starting a thread saying, "What most exemplified the Christmas spirit in your house this season," or something of that nature might be a better course of action than making accusations against everyone else in the thread.

    I also think it's a little presumptious to assume that nobody posting in this thread has ever been poor, since many of us have varied backgrounds which we don't necessarily share here. I think a lot of people here work hard for what they have (and haven't just been given everything), and there's nothing shameful in that.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!


    M 7/09

  10. #55
    Pro
    Points: 36,086, Level: 58
    Level completed: 53%, Points required for next Level: 564
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    drmwevr08's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    3,418
    Points
    36,086
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 1

    Re: Christmas haul thread......

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Bought our new car a couple days before Christmas, methinks that was enough. :)

    Although, we had to do that regardless of Christmas or not as the current vehicle's lease was ending.

    Favorite gift though was from my brother and his wife. Good sized stone with our last name printed on it and the new ISU logo in the corner - something to put in front of our house. LOVE it.

    Didn't cost them much either, which are where some of the best gifts come from. We're not big into gifts, mostly enjoy spending time with family, good food and time off from work.

    I may be singing a different tune after Saturday, as we're hosting 24 people at our place that day.
    And I'm not invited??
    What did you get for the new auto?


    We havent even opened any presents yet because my wife had the pleasure of working 10 hours yesterday but we already bought a new TV which I love and my brother in law sent us a nice new monitor for the PC.

    BTW - regarding the Cy stuff, I was at Scheels monday and their stuff seems outrageously expensive!


    Nothing to see here mods. Keep moving.

  11. #56
    Speechless
    Points: 333,325, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUFan22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Grimes, IA
    Posts
    31,631
    Points
    333,325
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 40
    Given: 42

    Re: Christmas haul thread......

    An Altima.

    Dude, trust me - you want no part of this Saturday. Family thing on my mom's side. 9 what I would consider kids with a couple other "kids" that are older. Many of the 9 kids are rather young.

    Mayhem in the streets. Wait...can I get 'em to play in the street?



  12. #57
    Pro Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    CyGal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    WDM
    Posts
    2,753
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Christmas haul thread......

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    An Altima.

    Dude, trust me - you want no part of this Saturday. Family thing on my mom's side. 9 what I would consider kids with a couple other "kids" that are older. Many of the 9 kids are rather young.

    Mayhem in the streets. Wait...can I get 'em to play in the street?
    I'd be careful letting them play in the streets around your house. I hear that it gets pretty slick around there.


    Throwing seven different kinds of smoke!

  13. #58
    Pro
    Points: 36,086, Level: 58
    Level completed: 53%, Points required for next Level: 564
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    drmwevr08's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    3,418
    Points
    36,086
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 1

    Re: Christmas haul thread......

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    An Altima.

    Dude, trust me - you want no part of this Saturday. Family thing on my mom's side. 9 what I would consider kids with a couple other "kids" that are older. Many of the 9 kids are rather young.

    Mayhem in the streets. Wait...can I get 'em to play in the street?
    I figured youd end up with the altima... congrats on that one - nothing like new car smell. Well... nevermind.

    Youre right, I dont want any part of it!
    Turn em lose in the basement and tell them to chase the cats!


    Nothing to see here mods. Keep moving.

  14. #59
    Speechless
    Points: 333,325, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUFan22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Grimes, IA
    Posts
    31,631
    Points
    333,325
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 40
    Given: 42

    Re: Christmas haul thread......

    Quote Originally Posted by CyGal View Post
    I'd be careful letting them play in the streets around your house. I hear that it gets pretty slick around there.
    That's the point!

    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    I figured youd end up with the altima... congrats on that one - nothing like new car smell. Well... nevermind.

    Youre right, I dont want any part of it!
    Turn em lose in the basement and tell them to chase the cats!
    We tried not ending up with it - or I should say - look at a lot of other options to make sure we were gettin' the best deal, etc. Kept going back to Hummel's. I gotta call 'em today though, the good deal I feel we got it is gonna get even better (under invoice) as Mrs. ISUFan22's company is connected with Nissan.



  15. #60
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 64,553, Level: 78
    Level completed: 82%, Points required for next Level: 297
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Cyclonesrule91's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Waukee
    Posts
    4,917
    Points
    64,553
    Level
    78
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 6
    Given: 17

    Re: Christmas haul thread......

    Quote Originally Posted by CTTB78 View Post
    I think that we will get the numbered ISU plates as I'm sure the unique vanity plates are pretty well gone. How much are the ISU plates anyway?
    ISU plates are an extra $50 when you order them and then $5/yr more when you register the vehicle. Very good investment, if nothing else it adds 45% to the value of your car when you sell/trade it only to put the plates on your new car which is already looking like 45% more then you paid for it. It's a win-win situation.

    Unless you get the black and gold version, then it works the same way only exact opposite. Definitely a lose-lose in that case.




Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 06:00 PM