Open Gifts & Things 2015

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#25
In celebration of one of your more popular pastimes, Dr. Conrad...
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Merry Christmas, @Sophie Conrad.
Dearest Ivy,

Merry Christmas
and
Happy New Year!

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(Black tee-shirt + Ceramic unicorn
earrings, wrapped in brown paper
and white cotton string)

With love.


[HR][/HR]


To:
Invader, Jade, Julie Justice, & Lucy

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Thank you all for staying around.
Chase gathered the ingredients,
I did the baking. Please enjoy an
Earl Grey Chiffon Cake, on us.
Merry Christmas!




And...I
Zachary,
Thank you for organising this,
once again.
*leaves a $20 voucher for
Humphry Slocombe*

Take that lovely girl out for
more ice cream, anytime.​
I am sorry this is a little late. But you can both use these things in the New Year...

To Sophie, our sweet and thoughtful Doctor, who is also a talented Cook and Baker: Food Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 Extraordinary Places to Eat Around the Globe - Includes unique stories, facts, photos and recipes from around the world. Hardcover, 320 pages, 350 color photos, 8 7/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (National Geographic Online/Health and Wellness)

Chase, Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday: Traveler's Prayer Keychain, with the proverb,"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step," often attributed to 6th Century B.C. Chinese philosopher Loazi, in Chinese characters with English translation, on a removable scroll, on a metal alloy keychain. Decoration on the of the scroll is the classic "meander" pattern found on many Chinese buildings. 3 in. long (National Geographic Online/Gifts/Traveler)
 
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#26
To Everyone A stocking full of candy and little goodies.

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Hello, Invader. Thanks, as always, for all the great goodies. ;)
To Everyone A stocking full of candy and little goodies.

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Hello, Invader. Thanks, as always, for all the great goodies. ;)
For Invader: Abolene Butterfly Necklace, handcrafted by Balinese artisans, using sterling silver artwork, and abolene shell. This butterfly represents new beginnings. A Javanese superstition holds that as one sleeps, one's soul exits the body in the form of a butterfly. Butterfly (Pendant) 1 1/2 in. W x 1 in. long. Adjustable, link style chain, 17-19 inches. (I think you can remove the pendant if you want to.)
(National Geographic Online/Jewelry/Animal Lovers) :)
 

Neb

Elf on the Shelf
Known Aliases
Nebuchadnezzar (Neb) Ullyss (formerly Kid Kidman), Kitty, Seryy Pripyat
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#27
Year after year, a somewhat secretive gift exchange takes place between VILE and ACME. While Chase Devineaux was always wary of the occasional mishap, he wasn't one to deny a decent ceasefire.

The name he drew this year was Neb's, and in some distant memory, he recalled knowing the girl was in search of something unknown.

A bracelet of labradorite beads -- something he had heard from an old Indian healer were stones that promoted mind power for those seeking -- and while he isn't a firm believer, he's seen enough in his day to consider that certain things may aid certain people even if no one else understood.
Neb sat on the roof of the San Franciscan apartment building she lived in, a small box in hand. Down the hill the Accolade rose, a beacon of justice and the citadel of her supposed nemeses. She enjoyed living in its shadow, if only because it reminded her of a life that technically never was. They could not remember her, even as déjà vu, for she'd been careful then to keep her face covered.

Except one.

"I wasn't sure you would, but you are one of the four who should, after all."

The woman removed a labradorite bracelet from the box and held it cupped in her hands, then held it up to the light.

She didn't know his train of thought behind the bracelet, but it immediately sparked her own. In the dim of her hands the stones were grey and unassuming, but when the light touched them they came alive with ethereal blues and greens, so much like that which woke beneath her skin as she worked.

Neb slipped the bracelet onto her left wrist and admired how the colours shifted below the protective grey. Then she looked out upon the coming fog and smiled.

"We'll meet again someday, old man..."
 
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#28
To @Lee Jordan my greatest foe. I give you the gift of humble pie.

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*LOL* Oops why am I laughing at that gift!
@Kid Kidman: a paint set and a book about landscape painting from Bob Ross' The Joy of Painting.
@Invader: a combination of carpet sweeper and handy vac with charger no plugs require.
@Julie Justice and @Lucy each getting a big bar of Hershey's Chocolate Bar,a $500 gift card to Amazon.com and a $500 gift card to Pier 1 Imports.
@Joe Kerr: a $250 gift card to the Olive Garden.
(I got a few more gifts coming up)

*Jade tasted the cake* Whoa! That is the first cake I have ever tasted,Chase,Sophie Thanks a million!
For Jade: Indian Tassel Bracelets, Set of 3, Dark Blue, with Gold Threads Wrapped Around the Bracelets - For Indian Muslims, the tassels in these bracelets ward off the "evil eye." For Hindus, it brings to mind the mangalsutra, a knotted cord that is part of many couples' wedding ceremonies. Stretches to fit most most wrists. (National Geographic Online/Jewelry/Gifts)
For Sam: a $10 gift card that can be redeemed at any PetCo. near you. :)
 
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#28
To @Lee Jordan my greatest foe. I give you the gift of humble pie.

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*LOL* Oops why am I laughing at that gift!
@Kid Kidman: a paint set and a book about landscape painting from Bob Ross' The Joy of Painting.
@Invader: a combination of carpet sweeper and handy vac with charger no plugs require.
@Julie Justice and @Lucy each getting a big bar of Hershey's Chocolate Bar,a $500 gift card to Amazon.com and a $500 gift card to Pier 1 Imports.
@Joe Kerr: a $250 gift card to the Olive Garden.
(I got a few more gifts coming up)

*Jade tasted the cake* Whoa! That is the first cake I have ever tasted,Chase,Sophie Thanks a million!
For Jade: Indian Tassel Bracelets, Set of 3, Dark Blue, with Gold Threads Wrapped Around the Bracelets - For Indian Muslims, the tassels in these bracelets ward off the "evil eye." For Hindus, it brings to mind the mangalsutra, a knotted cord that is part of many couples' wedding ceremonies. Stretches to fit most most wrists. (National Geographic Online/Jewelry/Gifts)
For Sam: a $10 gift card that can be redeemed at any PetCo. near you. :)
 
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#29
For Jade: Indian Tassel Bracelets, Set of 3, Dark Blue, with Gold Threads Wrapped Around the Bracelets - For Indian Muslims, the tassels in these bracelets ward off the "evil eye." For Hindus, it brings to mind the mangalsutra, a knotted cord that is part of many couples' wedding ceremonies. Stretches to fit most most wrists. (National Geographic Online/Jewelry/Gifts)
For Sam: a $10 gift card that can be redeemed at any PetCo. near you. :)[/QUOTE]

Thanks Julie I just wear it but never get married at all...Come on,Sam let's get some your Kitty Kibbles how's that sound...*Sam meows happily*
 

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is very intrigued by the this "Name the Nation" guessing game, now that knows the correct answer is a nation in Africa. ;)
*discovers she has "hole"y socks just in time for the holidays*
Nevon wrote on Patty's profile.
Nice snapshot, Patty!

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