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What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:20 pm

I will start I bought a Dji Mavic Mini drone

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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:27 pm

Buy myself? Why would anyone do that? I buy other people gifts and if others want to buy me something that’s great, if not .... meh... I won’t think any less of them.

If I want something I just buy it...

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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:52 pm

Well, historically this celebration is because in the northern hemisphere the most darkness turns to more light. Christianity stole it for their purpose and it's clear that Jesus was born in January.

Giving gifts has nothing to do with the original purpose of this celebration nor Christianity.

Therefore I celebrate with good food but no gifts. :)
 
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:21 pm

How is it clear that Jesus was born in January.

I seem to recall the Wise Men bringing gifts.
 
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:27 pm

bennett123 wrote:
How is it clear that Jesus was born in January.

I seem to recall the Wise Men bringing gifts.

Mary claims to have been a virgin but 3 random blokes turn up with presents at the birth.....uh huh....

To quote hitch “which is more likely, that there was an immaculate conception and a baby born the son of god or that a Jewish minx told a lie”

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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:04 am

bennett123 wrote:
I seem to recall the Wise Men bringing gifts.

Yeah, well, if the son of God ever rocks up at my place, the only gifts I'll be buying are some beers from the local liqor store.

As for the Wise Men, they can join the queue with everyone else and pay $5 for a peek into the stables, or $30 for a souvenir soiled diaper.
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:49 am

flipdewaf wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
How is it clear that Jesus was born in January.

I seem to recall the Wise Men bringing gifts.

Mary claims to have been a virgin but 3 random blokes turn up with presents at the birth.....uh huh....

To quote hitch “which is more likely, that there was an immaculate conception and a baby born the son of god or that a Jewish minx told a lie”

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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:23 am

Nothing :cry:

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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:44 am

Extra-strength citrus-scented air freshener for my car because that car has smelled like Burger King french fries inside since the day I bought it (used) even though it was obviously cleaned before I got it and there is nary a french fry, crumb, or anything else to be found underneath the seats or in any nooks or crannies anywhere inside it. I guess in keeping with the Christmas theme my car is haunted by the ghost of french fries past.
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:57 am

A 4-day skiing trip to Saalbach and a Portugieser edition 150 years, to tell me when it's time to hit Hinterhag Alm.
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:45 pm

This...

https://emotiva.com/collections/process ... ucts/rmc-1

Plus the amps. Time for an upgrade.
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Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:25 pm

CMP M1 Garand.
 
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:27 pm

I will be getting a new video card in Jan. For us, Christmas is Jan 6.
 
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Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:36 am

Torn between a Nest/Yale lock or a Ring or Nest security system. Amazon has the Ring alarm for $139, but I hate that it has no Google Assistant integration...though I guess I can always just use the app...

bennett123 wrote:
How is it clear that Jesus was born in January.

I seem to recall the Wise Men bringing gifts.

He wasn't. Christianity took over the date known as the winter solstice (before the Gregorian calendar was introduced). His birth date is December 25, and the Three Wise Men deliver gifts 12 days later, to coincide with the end of Twelvetide (aka Twelve Days of Christmas).

Why is Jesus born on December 25? Mrs Betty Bowers has the answer.
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:48 am

anrec80 wrote:
I will be getting a new video card in Jan. For us, Christmas is Jan 6.


A Canadian living in New York celebrating Christmas at January 6th. That's when Russians celebrate Christmas. So you are Russian. Talk about troll exposing himself!
 
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:51 am

bennett123 wrote:
How is it clear that Jesus was born in January.

I seem to recall the Wise Men bringing gifts.


Warm fairy tales passed down from one generation to another...

With no fact checking... just believing what the group thinks...

There were no wise men visiting the Christ child on the night of his birth.

They didn't celebrate birthdays (vs births) in the Bible, who do you??

Very Pagan thing to do!
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:09 am

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Very cool, I flew one of those years ago (full scale).
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:56 pm

THS214 wrote:
anrec80 wrote:
I will be getting a new video card in Jan. For us, Christmas is Jan 6.


A Canadian living in New York celebrating Christmas at January 6th. That's when Russians celebrate Christmas. So you are Russian. Talk about troll exposing himself!


He may simply belong belong to a Russian Orthodox church. If we have one here in Alabama where there are relatively few Russian immigrants, then there is probably at least one in New York as well.

https://www.al.com/strange-alabama/2012/03/brookside_home_to_souths_first.html
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:18 pm

DIRECTFLT wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
How is it clear that Jesus was born in January.

I seem to recall the Wise Men bringing gifts.


Warm fairy tales passed down from one generation to another...

With no fact checking... just believing what the group thinks...

There were no wise men visiting the Christ child on the night of his birth.

They didn't celebrate birthdays (vs births) in the Bible, who do you??

Very Pagan thing to do!


:lol: Congrats! you just accurately described the republican party and the current administration :lol:
 
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:56 pm

Freedom from all the people that control my life for the past couple of years. It is the best gift that I can give myself. Also, I receive a couple of gifts from my family and relatives.
It is indeed a Merry little Christmas for myself!
 
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:00 am

KPDX wrote:


Doggone it - now I'm all covetous! I hate when that happens!
 
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:21 pm

TSS wrote:
THS214 wrote:
anrec80 wrote:
I will be getting a new video card in Jan. For us, Christmas is Jan 6.


A Canadian living in New York celebrating Christmas at January 6th. That's when Russians celebrate Christmas. So you are Russian. Talk about troll exposing himself!


He may simply belong belong to a Russian Orthodox church. If we have one here in Alabama where there are relatively few Russian immigrants, then there is probably at least one in New York as well.

https://www.al.com/strange-alabama/2012/03/brookside_home_to_souths_first.html


You are right about Orthodox church. They use Julian calendar so their christmas is 7th of January just like in Russia. But I doubt he's an Orthodox as he claim he has nothing to do with Russia.
 
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:23 pm

DIRECTFLT wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
How is it clear that Jesus was born in January.

I seem to recall the Wise Men bringing gifts.


Warm fairy tales passed down from one generation to another...

With no fact checking... just believing what the group thinks...

There were no wise men visiting the Christ child on the night of his birth.

They didn't celebrate birthdays (vs births) in the Bible, who do you??

Very Pagan thing to do!


The birth of Christ is just as much a fairytale passed down from generation to generation.....

When the first church fathers started fact checking it, they found nothing and complained about it....

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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:25 pm

A gift for myself? No, not a thing. Just a quiet day doing some tasks around the house, and then getting a lot better at playing a Burgmüller étude on my trusty Baldwin. (Op 100 #9 for the curious. Op 100 #9 even if you aren’t.)
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:57 am

THS214 wrote:

A Canadian living in New York celebrating Christmas at January 6th. That's when Russians celebrate Christmas. So you are Russian. Talk about troll exposing himself!


Why are you mixing in trolling and Christmas? Both Canada and especially New York are very diverse places with people of all backgrounds. Besides Russia, all Eastern Orthodox churches follow Julian calendar - those are in South Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Balkans, Greece). What's the deal here?

Happy New Year to you and everyone!
 
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Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:02 am

WesternDC6B wrote:
A gift for myself? No, not a thing. Just a quiet day doing some tasks around the house, and then getting a lot better at playing a Burgmüller étude on my trusty Baldwin. (Op 100 #9 for the curious. Op 100 #9 even if you aren’t.)


I'm not familiar with the composer at all, but I am idly curious about the piano: Upright or grand? How old? If you can recall without looking, which model?
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:00 am

AOC 32" Q3279VWFD8 LED monitor.
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Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:03 am

TSS wrote:
WesternDC6B wrote:
A gift for myself? No, not a thing. Just a quiet day doing some tasks around the house, and then getting a lot better at playing a Burgmüller étude on my trusty Baldwin. (Op 100 #9 for the curious. Op 100 #9 even if you aren’t.)


I'm not familiar with the composer at all, but I am idly curious about the piano: Upright or grand? How old? If you can recall without looking, which model?


A 30 year old 7ft Baldwin SF-10. A “real” Baldwin, not a Gibson counterfeit from China.

Burgmüller Op 100 nr 9 : https://youtu.be/-fB1izQzgkg

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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:26 am

WesternDC6B wrote:
I’ll never get as good as I want


Will too.
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:45 am

Airstud wrote:
WesternDC6B wrote:
I’ll never get as good as I want


Will too.


I AM improving and am trying to be patient.

My branch of music is known generally under two names: the standards, or, The Great American Songbook. But, classical training leads into that.

My teacher, a really nice Czech lady, is learning about “my” music. She tends to play it in a very deliberate classic style, then, tentatively starts to swing a little. She’ll break into a big, “NOW, I get it!” smile and has some fun.
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:16 pm

WesternDC6B wrote:
Airstud wrote:
WesternDC6B wrote:
I’ll never get as good as I want


Will too.


I AM improving and am trying to be patient.

My branch of music is known generally under two names: the standards, or, The Great American Songbook. But, classical training leads into that.

My teacher, a really nice Czech lady, is learning about “my” music. She tends to play it in a very deliberate classic style, then, tentatively starts to swing a little. She’ll break into a big, “NOW, I get it!” smile and has some fun.


Interesting. I think it might be fun to see what she makes of Johnny Mercer compositions like "My Mama Done Told Me" or "One For My Baby", both of which would seem to be open to a wide variation in interpretation by whoever is performing them.

Extra Added Bonus: Sammy Davis Jr. doing impressions of other singers while performing "One For My Baby"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTI4ypSp_Gg
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:51 pm

2.5 Hour 737 Sim time at Threshold Aviation. Its what I get every year for myself, the wife just helps pay for it :)
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:51 pm

anrec80 wrote:
THS214 wrote:

A Canadian living in New York celebrating Christmas at January 6th. That's when Russians celebrate Christmas. So you are Russian. Talk about troll exposing himself!


Why are you mixing in trolling and Christmas? Both Canada and especially New York are very diverse places with people of all backgrounds. Besides Russia, all Eastern Orthodox churches follow Julian calendar - those are in South Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Balkans, Greece). What's the deal here?

Happy New Year to you and everyone!


Canada in not that diverse when it comes to religions. So you are an Orthodox? Less that 2% of Canadians are orthodox so care to elaborate how you became an orthodox especially as you have nothing to do with Russia. Your Family from Greece or Ukraine, maybe Balkan? Just curious.

I already corrected before your post "You are right about Orthodox church. They use Julian calendar so their christmas is 7th of January just like in Russia. But I doubt he's an Orthodox as he claim he has nothing to do with Russia." Maybe you didn't read it before your post?
 
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Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:25 pm

I knew I would receive a lot of “practical” gifts like ties, socks, and a new mop, so I splurged and bought myself a little cast iron anvil. I only found out afterwards that cast iron is a bad material for anvils but oh well. I now have a new toy in my shop and I now have one more excuse to hide out in the garage and avoid the old lady….
 
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:21 am

I am going to buy some wired headphones my current one died.
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Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:58 am

Family happiness.
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:23 pm

B777LRF wrote:
A 4-day skiing trip to Saalbach and a Portugieser edition 150 years, to tell me when it's time to hit Hinterhag Alm.


Now that’s a quality watch! Have one with a black wristband. For myself, I’m buying a pair of Jordan one sneakers
 
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:45 pm

B777LRF wrote:
A 4-day skiing trip to Saalbach and a Portugieser edition 150 years, to tell me when it's time to hit Hinterhag Alm.


Nice watch, you win the best present award.
 
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Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:37 am

THS214 wrote:
Canada in not that diverse when it comes to religions. So you are an Orthodox? Less that 2% of Canadians are orthodox so care to elaborate how you became an orthodox especially as you have nothing to do with Russia. Your Family from Greece or Ukraine, maybe Balkan? Just curious.


I am Ukrainian born. Nothing to do with Russia. And I have never been there at conscious age at least.
 
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:31 am

anrec80 wrote:
THS214 wrote:
Canada in not that diverse when it comes to religions. So you are an Orthodox? Less that 2% of Canadians are orthodox so care to elaborate how you became an orthodox especially as you have nothing to do with Russia. Your Family from Greece or Ukraine, maybe Balkan? Just curious.


I am Ukrainian born. Nothing to do with Russia. And I have never been there at conscious age at least.


Understood, thanks.
 
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:26 pm

Well I treated myself to 6 photographic prints by an artist I’ve been a follow/fan of for many years now

Look forward to framing them up later in the year and getting them up as a display in my lounge above the dining table
Must think up a new one soon, slow moving brain trying to get into gear ;)
 
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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:26 pm

I ordered a new mountain bike, a Scott Scale 910.
 
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Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:12 am

14 days in Vietnam , 3 days in Singapore business class on QF and VN.

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Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:30 pm

Our main holiday period for 2020 wasn't confirmed until the December 20th, so it seemed fitting that my present to myself was two weeks summer holiday in a mobile home at Les Prairies de la Mer in the Bay of Saint-Tropez.

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A 4-day skiing trip to Saalbach and a Portugieser edition 150 years, to tell me when it's time to hit Hinterhag Alm.

Oh lord, I remember that place. Whoever decided to place it halfway up a slope was having a laugh :champagne: :biggrin:

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