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HellBelle

Posts: 19959

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Anyone getting anything good for someone else? I know I have a really tough time keeping presents a surprise for the people I get them for, so I thought I could share some of them here to keep me from spoiling it for them. Then I realized I wanted everyone else to have a place to share the presents they were getting for others if they so chose, so here we are.

For the boyfriend: Game of Thrones playing cards, a T-Shirt with a quote from Tyrion with the Lannister house emblem on it (he's a big GoT fan, and Tyrion is his favorite character), some body wash that we both like the smell of, and a set of resistance bands for him to use when he works out. Oh, and probably a mushy card or something like that.

My sisters (3 of them) are each getting a body wash, shampoo, and conditioner from Bath and Body Works, and probably something small and handmade by me.

Mom and Stepdad: Gift card for a restaurant they really like, movie passes for The Hobbit, and an offer to watch my younger sister for a few hours so they can go on a date.

Dad and Stepmom: Restaurant gift card and a nice card.

Best friend (that lives out of state): A foot spa and a bunch of miscellaneous spa items (she's a dancer, so her feet are her livelihood, and if I know her, I know she's probably not as kind to them as she could be).

What are you getting, and for whom? (No need to share EVERYTHING, but you may if you'd like. smile )

Dec 07 12 11:52 am Link

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California Girls Skate

Posts: 343

Los Angeles, California, US

HellBelle wrote:
I know I have a really tough time keeping presents a surprise for people, so I thought I could share some of them here to keep me from spoiling the surprises.

This makes no sense whatsoever. You can't keep secrets... so you're posting everything on the Internet... to keep a secret?

Dec 07 12 12:34 pm Link

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HellBelle

Posts: 19959

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

California Girls Skate wrote:

This makes no sense whatsoever. You can't keep secrets... so you're posting everything on the Internet... to keep a secret?

Probably should have clarified that one, my bad. Sharing here keeps it a secret from my friends and family. None of them know I'm on here, and even if they did, I doubt they could find me, as I'm on here under an alias. So the surprises for them aren't spoiled, and I still get to share what I'm getting for people. Makes sense to me.

Dec 07 12 01:02 pm Link

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Becks

Posts: 31801

Rochester, New York, US

big_smile big_smile big_smile OMG THIS THREAD IS FOR MEEEEEEEEEEEE.

Ahem:

Okay, so my mom is getting (you'll notice a theme here) from me:
Wii Fit balance board (with feet things to raise it higher, rechargeable battery pack, and a jelly cover)
Wii Fit game
http://i50.tinypic.com/s1m7u9.jpg

My Fitness Coach Wii game
http://www.pcdistrict.com/modules/productcatalog/product_images/150942-my-fitness-coach-631.jpg

nice perfume
http://assets.charmingshoppes.com/is/image/LaneBryant/pr_122925?wid=300&hei=400

a handmade clear glass ornament with aged paper curled inside, with christmas carols on each strip, in different fonts/sizes. No photo because I'm still making it (it's a week long process).

an LV iPad case (real, a friend of a friend has rich parents, her mom bought it to go with her iPad, and decided she hated using the iPad, and so gave the case to her daughter, who is smart and has the MS Surface tongue So I eventually inherited it).
http://i49.tinypic.com/2u751li.jpg


my bro Jamie is getting:
a NICE multi-tool with a little hammer on the end (from me)
http://i50.tinypic.com/35btffp.jpg

a Sons of Anarchy hat (from me)
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Sons-of-Anarchy-Baseball-Hat-/00/s/OTQzWDEwMjQ=/$(KGrHqRHJFEFBmWB!6bEBQZ1bVzVzQ~~60_35.JPG
and some video game that I don't remember the name of (from my mom)


my bro Jeremy is getting:
a set of record coasters (from me)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41XbWEx0V7L._SL500_SS500_.jpg

and some game called Dirt 3 from my mom.


My nephew!!! is getting (a lot!!):

Zany Zoo Wooden Activity Cube (from me)
http://projectnursery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Zany-Zoo-Activity-Cube.jpg

Spiderman hoodie with black pants (from me)
http://img2.targetimg2.com/wcsstore/TargetSAS//img/p/14/19/14198595_121101103000.jpg

several smaller toys like a semi truck that has animals that make their respective noises on the side as well as the typical honk, steam engine, etc sounds.

a giant mr potato head (from me):
http://pound4udirect.com/image/cache/amazon/b0088c0hgy-mr-potato-head-giant-45-pieces-0-500x500.jpg

a lil lightning mcqueen power wheels (from my mom):
http://trus.imageg.net/graphics/corp/4042737_Image_ProductDescription.jpg

he's getting other stuff, but those are the big ones.


my sister in law is getting:
a NOOK Simple Touch (from my mom)
http://i45.tinypic.com/e0pi4j.jpg

and a case & book light for it (from me)
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQoz_3G3p1_N3M4gFz3HW-5hOXEFmsEEKCtYeVUSzG2elMzuCrOLEluj0s57w

Dec 07 12 01:02 pm Link

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HellBelle

Posts: 19959

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Becks wrote:
big_smile big_smile big_smile OMG THIS THREAD IS FOR MEEEEEEEEEEEE.

****LOTSOSTUFFS****

See? I knew you'd love this one, Bex.

Gimme a second and I'll update with pictures of some of the things I'm getting.


This is the shirt for the boy:

http://store.hbo.com/img/product/resized/334/00372782-460334_catl_281.jpg?k=adff5302&pid=372782&s=catl&sn=hbo

And his playing cards:

http://store.hbo.com/img/product/resized/190/00365597-470190_catl_281.jpg?k=1a2e4a4c&pid=365597&s=catl&sn=hbo

I'm excited, I was REALLY sneaky on getting ideas for this year!

Dec 07 12 01:04 pm Link

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scrymettet

Posts: 32274

Quebec, Quebec, Canada

I asked my wife what she wants.
She told me

nothing'

that's what she will get

Dec 07 12 01:17 pm Link

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HellBelle

Posts: 19959

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

scrymettet wrote:
I asked my wife what she wants.
She told me
that's what she will get

lol That's the way to do it!

Dec 07 12 01:20 pm Link

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scrymettet

Posts: 32274

Quebec, Quebec, Canada

HellBelle wrote:

lol That's the way to do it!

borat

Dec 07 12 01:21 pm Link

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California Girls Skate

Posts: 343

Los Angeles, California, US

HellBelle wrote:

California Girls Skate wrote:
This makes no sense whatsoever. You can't keep secrets... so you're posting everything on the Internet... to keep a secret?

Probably should have clarified that one, my bad. Sharing here keeps it a secret from my friends and family. None of them know I'm on here, and even if they did, I doubt they could find me, as I'm on here under an alias. So the surprises for them aren't spoiled, and I still get to share what I'm getting for people. Makes sense to me.

(shrug) Okay. If it makes sense to you. big_smile

Dec 07 12 02:11 pm Link

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Becks

Posts: 31801

Rochester, New York, US

HellBelle wrote:

See? I knew you'd love this one, Bex.

Gimme a second and I'll update with pictures of some of the things I'm getting.


This is the shirt for the boy:

http://store.hbo.com/img/product/resized/334/00372782-460334_catl_281.jpg?k=adff5302&pid=372782&s=catl&sn=hbo

And his playing cards:

http://store.hbo.com/img/product/resized/190/00365597-470190_catl_281.jpg?k=1a2e4a4c&pid=365597&s=catl&sn=hbo

I'm excited, I was REALLY sneaky on getting ideas for this year!

big_smile I loooooooveeeeeeee Christmas. When I was a kid, we had these Santa's Workshop thing (back when it wasn't offending the media to have christmas spirit), which was basically the school but with a holiday theme tongue I would get SO EXCITED and my mom would give me money to pick out some stuff at the Santa's Workshop and every year I'd have to buy her at least TWO gifts, because "one to open RIGHT NOW, mommy! YOU'LL STILL HAVE THE OTHER ONE LATER!!" Patience: Not my strong suit lol I love when I can afford to go all out and get her lots of stuffs big_smile Last year and the year before, I had enough $$ left over to actually be able to get her stocking stuffers and a stocking, it was great. idk if I can do that this year though. Grak! Also, do you like cards? I'm obsessive, I have to find everyone the PERFECT one lol I love fancy ones the best but can't even afford them sad SADNESS.

I got this one for my bro:

http://i45.tinypic.com/3538v0p.jpg
The inside says "...Cause I stole it" and made me lol.

Dec 07 12 02:25 pm Link

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Damon Banner

Posts: 85305

Hayward, California, US

what are you getting me?  I want a motorcycle.

Dec 07 12 02:25 pm Link

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Bek Ruszin

Posts: 6023

Levittown, Pennsylvania, US

Head.  Who doesn't like that?

Dec 07 12 02:45 pm Link

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scrymettet

Posts: 32274

Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Bek Ruszin wrote:
Head.  Who doesn't like that?

no milk and cookie

booze & bacon for ya

Dec 07 12 02:48 pm Link

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Reflected

Posts: 16091

New York, New York, US

Bek Ruszin wrote:
Head.  Who doesn't like that?

http://www.shannonassociates.com/artists/keelek/fs/HH_1020412.jpg

Dec 07 12 03:00 pm Link

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DivaEroticus

Posts: 14721

Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

Reflected wrote:

http://www.shannonassociates.com/artists/keelek/fs/HH_1020412.jpg

He just needs a better girlfriend.  Then he'd finally get some head.

Dec 07 12 03:07 pm Link

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Bek Ruszin

Posts: 6023

Levittown, Pennsylvania, US

scrymettet wrote:

no milk and cookie

booze & bacon for ya

This sounds perfect.

Dec 07 12 03:08 pm Link

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Bek Ruszin

Posts: 6023

Levittown, Pennsylvania, US

DivaEroticus wrote:

He just needs a better girlfriend.  Then he'd finally get some head.

lol  lol  lol

Poor guy...I hear his last girl used her teeth (and had a terrible overbite on top on that).

Dec 07 12 03:09 pm Link

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Laura UnBound

Posts: 27372

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ive made three baby/family quilts that are sort of baby/christmas gifts since theyre so close to christmas.

I made someone else something else as a joke, but they dont have it yet so I cant talk about it cuz they dont know theyre getting it.

Im buying my mother and step father their wedding prints when theyre done

I took my sisters dog to get his portrait taken with santa the other day, Im getting it printed and sticking it in a ridiculous frame. She wont be getting to my moms until after christmas and im already back in canada so Im leaving it as a surprise. Its stupid but she'll find it funny. None of us have any money so we do stupid things for each other. She knitted me an owl thing that I found on tumblr.



And I havent a goddamn clue what to do for my boyfriend. lol more quilts...

Dec 07 12 03:12 pm Link

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Reflected

Posts: 16091

New York, New York, US

Bek Ruszin wrote:
Head.  Who doesn't like that?

Laura UnBound wrote:
And I havent a goddamn clue what to do for my boyfriend. lol more quilts...

Or you could just quilt while you're ahead.

Dec 07 12 03:14 pm Link

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Laura UnBound

Posts: 27372

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Reflected wrote:

Bek Ruszin wrote:
Head.  Who doesn't like that?

Or you could just quilt while you're ahead.

he gets that on any other 364th day of the year that he wants, thats not special

Dec 07 12 03:16 pm Link

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Solacium

Posts: 9640

Charleston, South Carolina, US

Oh gosh, my bf is getting pretty much everything I'm buying.

1) The boring:Lots of stuff for an air compressor his mom is buying him (we're atlking almost 100 dollars worth of various accessories/related tools)- which for him is epic because he works on cars/has a bike. He likes the practical gifts.

2) The safe: the newest book in the Dresden files- which he has every single book of (he's banned from making purchases for himself for the entire month, so it's safe).

3) The best Zombie paper shooting targets. He has to keep up with his shooting as a law enforcement officer and practicing stuff gets pricey. Plus we LOVE the Walking Dead and he is into zombies. Now he can practice for the zombie apocalypse!

Everyone else is getting epic baked goods. Thats. It.

Dec 07 12 04:07 pm Link

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scrymettet

Posts: 32274

Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Bek Ruszin wrote:

This sounds perfect.

deal

Dec 07 12 04:27 pm Link

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Laura UnBound

Posts: 27372

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

heh. hehehe. hehehahahaha...

so like, NEVER get santa portraits done at walgreens, even if theyre just supposed to be stupid pictures of your dog. They cant handle it. They REALLY cant handle it. I hope to god nobody else went in to try to get a serious portrait taken because...its awful lol

I just picked up my prints. none of us (me, the dog, or santa) are in focus, theyre sideways and the ceiling wasnt cropped out. Its a really good thing that I think this makes it even more funny.

Dec 07 12 05:23 pm Link

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Becks

Posts: 31801

Rochester, New York, US

Solacium wrote:
Oh gosh, my bf is getting pretty much everything I'm buying.

1) The boring:Lots of stuff for an air compressor his mom is buying him (we're atlking almost 100 dollars worth of various accessories/related tools)- which for him is epic because he works on cars/has a bike. He likes the practical gifts.

2) The safe: the newest book in the Dresden files- which he has every single book of (he's banned from making purchases for himself for the entire month, so it's safe).

3) The best Zombie paper shooting targets. He has to keep up with his shooting as a law enforcement officer and practicing stuff gets pricey. Plus we LOVE the Walking Dead and he is into zombies. Now he can practice for the zombie apocalypse!

Everyone else is getting epic baked goods. Thats. It.

bahaha I did the banhammer on self-buying on my mother until after xmas, too lol I was like DO NOT DARE BUY ANY OF THE SUGGESTIONS YOU GAVE ME FOR YOURSELF OR ELSE. *shakes fist*

Dec 07 12 06:42 pm Link

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HellBelle

Posts: 19959

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Damon Banner wrote:
what are you getting me?  I want a motorcycle.

I'll do that. With all the imaginary money I have! tongue

Dec 07 12 07:04 pm Link

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HellBelle

Posts: 19959

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Bek Ruszin wrote:
Head.  Who doesn't like that?

Oh, well, I mean he OBVIOUSLY gets that. wink

Dec 07 12 07:05 pm Link

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Becks

Posts: 31801

Rochester, New York, US

HellBelle wrote:

Oh, well, I mean he OBVIOUSLY gets that. wink

noooooooooooo *crais* YOU HAVE RUINED MY PICTURE OF INNOCENT HELLYKINS.

*sob*

tongue

Dec 07 12 07:11 pm Link

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Solacium

Posts: 9640

Charleston, South Carolina, US

Laura UnBound wrote:
heh. hehehe. hehehahahaha...

so like, NEVER get santa portraits done at walgreens, even if theyre just supposed to be stupid pictures of your dog. They cant handle it. They REALLY cant handle it. I hope to god nobody else went in to try to get a serious portrait taken because...its awful lol

I just picked up my prints. none of us (me, the dog, or santa) are in focus, theyre sideways and the ceiling wasnt cropped out. Its a really good thing that I think this makes it even more funny.

I need to see this picture.

I got one done. My dog has the saddest look on his face, like 'whhhhhy are you doing this to me?' (which actually was to benefit the rescue that saved him). It does look hella awkward though. I've yet to see an adorable one.

Dec 07 12 07:23 pm Link

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Solacium

Posts: 9640

Charleston, South Carolina, US

Becks wrote:

bahaha I did the banhammer on self-buying on my mother until after xmas, too lol I was like DO NOT DARE BUY ANY OF THE SUGGESTIONS YOU GAVE ME FOR YOURSELF OR ELSE. *shakes fist*

Haha I didnt just ban suggestions, I banned it all!

Dec 07 12 07:23 pm Link

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HellBelle

Posts: 19959

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Becks wrote:

noooooooooooo *crais* YOU HAVE RUINED MY PICTURE OF INNOCENT HELLYKINS.

*sob*

tongue

LOLLERSKATES!!! Ask SPRINGHEEL. I was never innocent. I just play it on TV.

Dec 07 12 07:35 pm Link

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HellBelle

Posts: 19959

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Solacium wrote:

I need to see this picture.

I got one done. My dog has the saddest look on his face, like 'whhhhhy are you doing this to me?' (which actually was to benefit the rescue that saved him). It does look hella awkward though. I've yet to see an adorable one.

I think if I brought my dog to do that, he'd either lick Santa to death, or try to eat him. Not sure which.

Dec 07 12 07:44 pm Link

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Sophia Be

Posts: 6354

Portland, Oregon, US

What a great thread smile

I just started shopping. I'm getting a really late start this year

But I got this for my sister and her boyfriend

http://common1.csnimages.com/lf/49/hash/8198/6281288/1/Estate-Designs-Hilton-Electric-Stove.jpg

I got my step mom a vintage looking necklace and my sister in law some dangley earrings, a pooping penguin, and penguin duct tape.

And that's about it so far. I need to get on it

Dec 07 12 07:58 pm Link

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Sophia Be

Posts: 6354

Portland, Oregon, US

Becks wrote:
big_smile big_smile big_smile OMG THIS THREAD IS FOR MEEEEEEEEEEEE.

Ahem:

Okay, so my mom is getting (you'll notice a theme here) from me:
Wii Fit balance board (with feet things to raise it higher, rechargeable battery pack, and a jelly cover)
Wii Fit game
http://i50.tinypic.com/s1m7u9.jpg

My Fitness Coach Wii game
http://www.pcdistrict.com/modules/productcatalog/product_images/150942-my-fitness-coach-631.jpg

The Wii fit looks like it would be really fun smile My sister has one and loves it



Solacium wrote:
3) The best Zombie paper shooting targets. He has to keep up with his shooting as a law enforcement officer and practicing stuff gets pricey. Plus we LOVE the Walking Dead and he is into zombies. Now he can practice for the zombie apocalypse!

Bad ass, what a great gift idea

Dec 07 12 08:04 pm Link

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Eye of Sicari

Posts: 37043

Toledo, Ohio, US

HellBelle wrote:

LOLLERSKATES!!! Ask SPRINGHEEL. I was never innocent. I just play it on TV.

LIES! You are a ray of sunshine!

Dec 07 12 08:39 pm Link

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Laura UnBound

Posts: 27372

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Solacium wrote:
I need to see this picture.

I got one done. My dog has the saddest look on his face, like 'whhhhhy are you doing this to me?' (which actually was to benefit the rescue that saved him). It does look hella awkward though. I've yet to see an adorable one.

So, this was the first one i saw when i opened the package, where i realized that not any of us are in focus (i cant find anything in the photo that is, actually), the ceiling is in it, etc

http://i314.photobucket.com/albums/ll407/daemonarwen/photo1-1.jpg

Then when i got home i realized i have two different prints, the 8x10 was not the same. but still none of us are in focus

http://i314.photobucket.com/albums/ll407/daemonarwen/photo2-1.jpg

So i texted my friend who works there asking if she saw the prints, she said no and i sent her the photos. her response was "No. WTF. Ughhhh, I dont know if she (the person who took them) still has the pics. What an idiot"

She went down there on her night off with me and dug out the memory card so I could look at the rest (like...30) of the shots that were taken. These were actually in the first five shots, immediate after those, there were like 3 or 4 more useable ones, I dont know what the fuck this woman was thinking.

So I got these reprinted instead

http://i314.photobucket.com/albums/ll407/daemonarwen/photo.jpg

we're still out of focus, but its better, and the dog looks ridiculous

Dec 08 12 12:36 am Link

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Laura UnBound

Posts: 27372

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

HellBelle wrote:

I think if I brought my dog to do that, he'd either lick Santa to death, or try to eat him. Not sure which.

I was very afraid of what was going to happen, my sisters dog totally fails at social interaction. Hes bit just about everyone thats ever come into our house, even people that hes known well for years. Most recently he played ball for hours with my stepfathers nephew while he was doing work on our house, the next day he bit his hand when he came to the door. The dogs a complete idiot.

My sister tried to take him on hiking trails and he wanted to go after all the other hikers. But he never goes after anyone at the vets office. So I had no idea how he would act in a store full of people. I called ahead of time and flat out asked what the policy was if he bit santa ("the policy is we laugh at him" was the response) and made sure that there werent any other animals or little kids in the store when I got there.

Stupid animal LOVED it. He was so excited and wanted to run all over the store and see everything, didnt care about any of the people, tried to get on the bench with santa, didnt wanna sit down for me for a minute. I had to fill out and order form so my friend took his leash for a moment, at which point some random customer came up and just started petting him like it was totally cool, luckily he didnt care or she would have lost a hand.

Completely unpredictable, but thankfully that one worked in my favor.

Dec 08 12 12:46 am Link

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Michael Broughton

Posts: 2244

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

i'm feeling extra generous this year, so i've decided to give every attractive female model on mm a free nude photoshoot.

Dec 08 12 01:01 am Link

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Solacium

Posts: 9640

Charleston, South Carolina, US

Laura UnBound wrote:

So, this was the first one i saw when i opened the package, where i realized that not any of us are in focus (i cant find anything in the photo that is, actually), the ceiling is in it, etc

https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=2ef56a4b7e&view=att&th=13b79a2e631194d1&attid=0.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P_WdqktA6ViVQKqyBKHz_fH&sadet=1354955473852&sads=cyoEdNRUiMFaZ4vXpFR5LDaAn5E&sadssc=1

Then when i got home i realized i have two different prints, the 8x10 was not the same. but still none of us are in focus

https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=2ef56a4b7e&view=att&th=13b79a2e631194d1&attid=0.3&disp=inline&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P_WdqktA6ViVQKqyBKHz_fH&sadet=1354955500131&sads=N31yg9kacWssxWSNgh81j4k7vUg

So i texted my friend who works there asking if she saw the prints, she said no and i sent her the photos. her response was "No. WTF. Ughhhh, I dont know if she (the person who took them) still has the pics. What an idiot"

She went down there on her night off with me and dug out the memory card so I could look at the rest (like...30) of the shots that were taken. These were actually in the first five shots, immediate after those, there were like 3 or 4 more useable ones, I dont know what the fuck this woman was thinking.

So I got these reprinted instead

https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=2ef56a4b7e&view=att&th=13b79a96f61204b4&attid=0.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P_WdqktA6ViVQKqyBKHz_fH&sadet=1354955880092&sads=xZ4RuUorQV81TRbAAFK76oBenOA

we're still out of focus, but its better, and the dog looks ridiculous

OH no, I can't see the pics sad! Is it just me?

Dec 08 12 06:34 am Link

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DivaEroticus

Posts: 14721

Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

Solacium wrote:

OH no, I can't see the pics sad! Is it just me?

No, it's not just you.

Dec 08 12 06:38 am Link

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HellBelle

Posts: 19959

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Eye of Sicari wrote:

LIES! You are a ray of sunshine!

big_smile Well, yeah, that too.

Dec 08 12 08:19 am Link