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My latest Blog Article is all about great Holiday Movies
http://mymartinishot.wordpress.com/2010/12/12/holiday-movies
Post your answers there if you want
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A divorce.
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When I was 12:

 
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Intellivision - with the baseball & basketball cartridges.
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I would have to say its a toss up between getting a Goldeneye for my Nintendo 64 when i was younger or more recently when i received the James Bond collections.
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Commodore 64

That's my answer. Somehow I guess they knew I would grow up to program for a living...
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All I want to do when i wake up in the morning is see your eyes. Roseanna, Roseanna. I never thought a girl like you could ever care for me.
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Just got back from the down town Palais where the music was so sweet it knocked me right back in the alley, I'm ready. Yea, yea, yea, I'm ready. Wo, Wo, wo, I'm ready, and I'm really gonna rock tonight.
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Christmas Day, 1990. I asked my girlfriend to marry me.

She said yes.

Fast forward to Christmas, 2010. Still married, and still the best present I ever got.
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Based on the rather embarrassing photograph of me doing the happy dance in my underwear as I rip open the box, it was the record player I got when I was about 8 years old.

Technically, I was wearing a robe, too, but it was untied and had fallen open. So it would have been full frontal if not for my tightie whities.
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I can't recall the year, but it was the first year my parents decided to start doing the "Special Gift." We didn't know about the decision at the time, but from that year and every next year there was a tiny stocking next to our big one that had a slip of paper that held the first clue that led to a hunt of sorts.

At the end of mine was none other than Axis & Allies, a game I had played earlier that year or the year before (memory is shaky) with my cousins and I had fallen in love with it. It was a total surprise, especially combined with the clue hunt. After Christmas and before school started back up, I was able to get my dad to play with me, sadly this game only once. It was one of only a handful of times I would get him across from me at the game table (not sure why since he had actually been a big game player when he was younger).

I was already a gamer at that point, but this really got me to keep more of an eye on boardgames because of how Rad they could be. Fortress America and Shogun would soon follow from the same series, but Conquest of the Empire (the original) would elude me until about 5 years ago (thank you eBay).
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My mom gave me a house robe that she handmade. It looked great and was very comfortable. So much so, that I had it for 24 years before it finally fell apart. (She was working graveyard shift at Providence Hospital in Seattle with a 60 mile round trip. She still found time to make it.) Best Christmas gift ever.
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A tie:

At age 11 getting a TRS-80 (in 1977)

10 years later, at age 21, getting the second best "hummer" of my life from my then GF
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I'm still waiting for mine.........
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Osiris Ra wrote:
10 years later, at age 21, getting the second best "hummer" of my life from my then GF


Did she ask for the car back when you split up?
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berserkley wrote:
My mom gave me a house robe that she handmade. It looked great and was very comfortable. So much so, that I had it for 24 years before it finally fell apart. (She was working graveyard shift at Providence Hospital in Seattle with a 60 mile round trip. She still found time to make it.) Best Christmas gift ever.

That is one awesome mom.
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When I was 12:

 


Awesome game at that age.
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In 1979 my dad made us for Christmas the dashboard of a starship with all kinds of buttons and switches that lit up lights and made noises, it had 2 steering wheels and a gear shift and it was big enough that two kids could sit in front of it with room. We lived in a village named Carp and we dubbed the toy the "Starship Carpathia". We and many of the neighbor children had years of adventures with that starship.
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Awesome!



Also awesome!
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I've had a great difficulty thinking of this. I'm not sure.

Starship Troopers started me in the hobby, but at the time, I didn't know it was to be that monumental to me.

My brother worked at a photo store, and they sold Atari 2600 stuff there. There were no video game stores. We were fairly low income, so the fact that we had a used Atari that a friend passed on to us was amazing, We expected about 1 cartridge per holiday. But he had taken all of the store demos. That year, under the tree was a box with no less than 30 cartridges. We expected 1 each maybe. Haunted House, Pitfall, Star Raiders, Space Invaders, Night Driver, Pac Man, Asteroids... So many. We were absorbed for days, just trying new games.

I'm not sure he was allowed to take those cartridges. But I never asked.
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That's a tough one. I think either of these two would hit the mark:



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Today's episode of Unintended Thread Reply Matchups:

Osiris Ra wrote:
10 years later, at age 21, getting the second best "hummer" of my life from my then GF



EgorjLileli wrote:
I'm still waiting for mine.........



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More to the point, mine would be either the Atari I got waaaaaay back before they were known as 2600's (back when they were new... cool )

Or, maybe, the completely unexpected Sega Genesis system I got when I was in college. I was totally expecting socks, and sweaters, and other nice but not exciting stuff, and BAM! Video games!! (I can thank my sister for that one - she went to Mom and said "Look, we can get him a bunch of stuff he won't be excited about, or we can pool the cash and get him something he'll probably like a lot better...")

Fun to note so many game systems listed here - guess I'm not alone, though considering the audience maybe it's not surprising...
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Nothing really sticks out. No material item I can think of I would consider the "greatest present ever."

I'm hoping this year will bring something fantastic though, given what I'm going through in life currently. A little bit of stability in life would certainly feel like the best gift ever!
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TonyJF wrote:
Intellivision - with the baseball & basketball cartridges.


Same for me but replace basketball with skiing. Man I loved that baseball game.

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Christmas 1988


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A book named something Like Commondore 64 Tips and Tricks for programming or something like that.

That book was probably more important long range, as it awoke my intrest in programming and my need to learn english quickly.
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jeffreyac wrote:
Today's episode of Unintended Thread Reply Matchups:

Osiris Ra wrote:
10 years later, at age 21, getting the second best "hummer" of my life from my then GF



EgorjLileli wrote:
I'm still waiting for mine.........





Well, after childhood and the Santa Claus era, nothing really sticks out as being GREAT or FANTASTIC as a gift. (Apparently, I'm hard to shop for, or something like that!).

In the Santa Claus era, it would probably be my bicycle when I was around 9 years old. But then, I was so greedy/self-centered back then, that I really didn't appreciate the gifts that much either!

SIGH.........
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