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Title: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: Lukipela on February 07, 2004, 07:50:55 pm
I hate buying birthdaypresents. I usually luck out, but the process of figuring out what someone wants, and what would make a good present for a certain person is annoying to say the least. So I figured I could stock up on some good ideas here.

So tell me what you folks would view as the perfect birthday gift, and why. It can be the perfect brithday gift for you, or just an overall great gift.


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: FalconMWC on February 07, 2004, 08:11:22 pm
WOW - OK - That is a slightly weird topic, - But hey that is what this off topic session is all about!

hhhmmm... Well - I always try to find out what their hobbies are and do some sort of gift certificate. That way they have a choice over what they are getting, but they also know that you thought of their interests - not just handing them cash.

(Lukipela, is it someones birthday over there and you are in a panic.?)   ;)


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: Chrispy on February 07, 2004, 08:12:02 pm
CDs. If you know someones taste in music, and what CDs they don't have, your set.


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: JonoPorter on February 08, 2004, 05:12:42 am
I never listen to the radio but i do like to listen to a select few songs from japanesse anime. so the CD idea is not universal.

I like to look through the bargian bin for computer games and find the good game that can out a few years ago. then i buy the one my friends might like.
AVP2 for around 10 dollars right now.

I like to buy DVDs for my family. blockbuster sells used for cheap.


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: Chrispy on February 08, 2004, 05:29:02 am
I'm sure if you looked youd find some cds that youd like.


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: Lukipela on February 08, 2004, 05:07:33 pm
Hmm, maybe  I should specify the point of this topic once morwe. I'm actually looking for original, interesting ideas fro presents. CD's and DVD's, while fair enough presents in themselves, are quite common. When I buy presents fro people, I like to buy/make things that will genuinely surprise them and delight them. They don't necessarily have to be fancy and expensive, just... imaginative.

For example, this christmas I froze water in a gingerbreadmanform for my flatmate. Why? Because his last name is Iceman in finnish. This is a bit more specific than I'm looking for, since you folks don't know anyone I intend to get gifts for, but along those lines. surprising, unexpected, that kind of thing.

Old games is actually not that bad an idea, I don't think I've evr done that... It'd be unexpected at the evry least. Byuing soemone "Lemmings" or "Cannon Fodder", or some such could actually work out well...


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: Deep-Jiffa on February 08, 2004, 07:01:57 pm
For me the PERFECT gift right now is a new computer. I am pretty much stuck right now with a piece of junk. But in general, it isn't the best gift.

So... I think the perfect gift is someone meaningful for your friend. I can't say what is it, because I don't know your friend.
Figure it out yourself. ;)


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: Lukipela on February 08, 2004, 07:27:26 pm
Dee, thats the thing. I don't have any certain friend in mind right now, so general gifts will be fine (as long as they aren't too general), so I have something to look at and be inspired by when the enxt birthday/whatever comes round.


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: FalconMWC on February 09, 2004, 12:26:44 am
O- I know!!!!! - You can get them a game of UQM - Not only are they going to love it! (they better considering they are your friend ;) ) It is free!!!!!!


Title: Make 'em work for it.
Post by: Zeep-Eeep on February 12, 2004, 03:22:37 am
Some of the best reactions I've gotten was from treasure hunt type games.
Basically, you get the person something...a CD, a computer game, a box of chocolate, whatever. I know, not that imaginitive. But, then you leave them little clues, leading them on a hunt for the gift. Make sure not to make it too hard.

The thought and effort it takes really perks their interest. Just don't make the "hunt" too hard.


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: JonoPorter on February 12, 2004, 06:44:16 am
here is something creative.
GOLD!
give them some real gold coins or bars  ::)


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: Fsi-Dib on February 13, 2004, 05:34:21 pm
Uuh... umm...

Someone fix my comps cooler. It makes terrible noise. Oh wait, I think I can do it myself.

Umm, so ... uuh... a guess a girlfriend would be cool, but slavery isn't legal anymore, is it? Though I wouldn't like a whore. They suck (literally).
But that won't happen anyhow.


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: FalconMWC on February 13, 2004, 05:46:27 pm
ok.......

I think what Lukipela was talking about was general gifts. You-know, gifts that are good for just about everyone.  


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: Fsi-Dib on February 13, 2004, 10:12:28 pm
Uuh, oh, right. Then it'd be money. With money the person can get the matter he/she wishes to get.

Money == TV / computer / radio / stereos / car / apartement / clothing / etc.

You get my point. If someone whines "it doesn't have any feeling with it", it's his/her problem. I accept money *and* I appriciate it a lot more than some book.


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: Chrispy on February 14, 2004, 03:02:54 am
I hate money as a present.
People end up getting money for the're b-days, and giving the same amount of money back for other peoples b-days.


Title: Silly suggestion
Post by: Zeep-Eeep on February 14, 2004, 06:02:20 am
It might sound silly, but I often askthe person or a close friend of theirs. If you ask well in advance you can usually get something you *know* they want. They'll often forget they told you (or the other friend) anyway.

How about a pony? All girls like pnies, right? Or a clone!
*Looks about for a clone....*


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: Terminator on February 14, 2004, 10:32:37 am
Personally I want to see the Knicks win the finals! They have been doing better now then the have in memory.  I know most UQM post DO NOT live in the US cause' most never heard of it here at least people I know Master Of Orion seams popular for some reason never mind I'm giving of topic.  In case u don't know the Knicks are the shittly and only national basketball team here in New York.


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: Zeep-Eeep on February 14, 2004, 05:13:56 pm
And all this time I thought they were a football team. Silly me.

I'd like some wrmth for my birthday. I live in the Canadian artic and I'd really like for spring to come.


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: FalconMWC on February 14, 2004, 05:47:31 pm
I am personally happy with sports. Yep, seeing my Patriots take the super bowl did it for me!

On-Topic: I find that if people give me money it is like they arent thinking of me and had to come up with a last sec gift. I persoanlly like the gift certificate better because (as I said before) it shows the person that you remembered they birthday more than two seconds before it happened. Besides, they still have a choice in what they are getting.


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: Chrispy on February 14, 2004, 06:04:15 pm
Yeah, someone else from Canada. 8)


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: Terminator on February 15, 2004, 12:25:56 am
I retract my comment HAPPY?


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: FalconMWC on February 15, 2004, 12:52:24 am
Terminator: If you want to talk about sports than I suggest starting a thread. Let's try and keep the topic the same throughout.
(Oh - and try not to double-post - there is a edit post button!) ;)

On-Topic - I already voiced my ideas.


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: Lukipela on February 15, 2004, 01:10:05 am
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Terminator: If you want to talk about sports than I suggest starting a thread. Let's try and keep the topic the same throughout.
(Oh - and try not to double-post - there is a edit post button!) ;)


Quoted for emphasis.


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: Deep-Jiffa on February 15, 2004, 05:32:39 am
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Terminator: If you want to talk about sports than I suggest starting a thread. Let's try and keep the topic the same throughout.
(Oh - and try not to double-post - there is a edit post button!) ;)

On-Topic - I already voiced my ideas.


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Terminator: If you want to talk about sports than I suggest starting a thread. Let's try and keep the topic the same throughout.
(Oh - and try not to double-post - there is a edit post button!) ;)

On-Topic - I already voiced my ideas.


Double quoted for emphasis.


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: Defender on February 15, 2004, 10:37:07 am
electronic keyboard music synthsizer. the one that imatates most any insturment or sound.

i always mess around with the displays, at the mall. that, to me me, would make a great gift.

~DEFIANT


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: FalconMWC on February 15, 2004, 11:25:15 pm
Glad people liked my post to quote it 3 times for emphasis. I will have to make some more of those.  


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: Terminator on February 16, 2004, 12:34:30 am
You can  remove all of Falcon's quotes, I have retracted my statement and the quotes just don't make sense anymore.

CANDIAN FOOTBALL SUX ANYWAY.


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: FalconMWC on February 16, 2004, 12:41:43 am
Calm down Terminator! - It is not the end of the world. We are just leting you know what to do! - If you want ot talk about sports then by all means do so! - I would participate! - Just don't "steal" other threads to do it. We are NOT trying ot flame you. Just trying to let you know the rules of this forum. Also, just letting you know that double-posting is very rude and can be elimnated entirly if you use the edit button.


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: Chrispy on February 16, 2004, 03:27:43 am
I agree, Canadian football sucks. I really dont care (me not being that big a sports fan). In my opinion baseball sucks, and I say that meaning no offence to amaricans, or people that like baseball.


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: NECRO-99 on February 25, 2004, 04:01:25 am
Zeep-Eep:
Quote
*Looks about for a clone....*


*hides*


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: JonoPorter on February 25, 2004, 05:19:19 am
what i want for my birthday?

how bout a device to give me all the knowedge i would gain as a result of getting a masters in every field in collage.  and a new TOP of the line computer. Thermal Nuclear Device and a drill capable of putting that nuke 1 mile down, for a "science project", and funding for a ground based orbiter launcher.
Oh and some oreos and milk.


Title: Re: What do you want for your birthday? And why?
Post by: guesst on March 04, 2004, 07:43:23 pm
Okay, I finally decided. If my birthday were today, I'd want ... well it depended. If a rich uncle were getting me whatever I wanted I'd want the highest end Pocket PC on the market with a 640x480 screen, mad memory and the best processor on the net. However, if it were someone I knew and were willing not to jack, I'd point them to this  (http://www.usedhandhelds.com/store/asp/product.asp?recorprod=1&product=203&cat=24&ph=&keywords=&recor=1&SearchFor=&PT_ID=1)link and say, the 200 dollar one, because it's what I'd get myself if I could afford it.

Of course, as of yesterday they went out of stock on the 400 mhz systems. Maybe if I wait long enough they'll get more, tho.