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Windows 7: What Did YOU Get for Christmas?

24 Dec 2009   #11

Win7 x64 Ult

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
Damn dude, that sucks. The thing to remember is that you have had 20 years of good memories with her, and still more to come. Live life to the fullest while you still have it.
Well said.
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24 Dec 2009   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64

Although I'm getting a new motorbike, I doubt I'l be taking it anywhere because of the weather.

And Lens Pirate, although I do battle depression myself, I really do hope and wish the best of luck to you, I hope you get through it, and really words can't describe how that paragraph can make some people feel.
Dealing some tremendous loss, yet asking for tremendous gain for others and to be selfless in such ways.

I guess some people need that festive kick in the right direction about their lives to start living it.
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24 Dec 2009   #13
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
When I shake the box it sounds like Lego's. My soul mate will not allow a peek yet
No matter how young or old you are...Legos are so darn addictive
2nd that, i feel a bit strange being 18, and still being fascinated with Lego, love the stuff!

For Xmas, i got an iPod touch, and free airplane tickets to the Philippines, and paid for accommodation, for a month!
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24 Dec 2009   #14
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit

I guess someone from here can present something
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24 Dec 2009   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lens Pirate View Post
Not to be a downer but.... This year I learned my wife of 20 years has terminal cancer. I always planned on her out living me. The doctor told us December 14th.

I write this as my Christmas present to all of you. Consider it a gift of hard won wisdom.

Nothing you worry about now matters. Your life should revolve 100 percent around those people that you love. In the end when you take stock of your life, when forced by circumstance to understand what it means to loose Joy, you will know then the value of love.

You will also know shame and resentment of time wasted, of poor behavior, of chances lost to bring joy to your loved ones. Start this instant to fix that.

Step away from your PC. Put down the beer. Make someone smile. Ease someones suffering.

Have sex. Lots of it. The more you have the more you want. It makes you a better person.

Its ok to deny yourself anything to further a goal, except feelings. Never deny how you feel. Every time you do you die a little.

Understand right at this very instance that the life you have been waiting to start, the joy you have put off is happening right now. Get your head into the moment. Feel the air on your skin. Notice everything.

This is it folks, there is no promise that it will ever get better.

Keep looking up mate; this life here is just the beginning.
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25 Dec 2009   #16

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

I got a gift certificate to Fry's electronics. No idea what I'm going to get with it.

Typically, my wife and I would spend a fortune on gifts for our 4 kids. This year the six of us decided to draw names and only bought 1 gift for 1 person. Far less stressful, less hectic and less financially draining. We did our gift exchange last night because it was the only time all 6 of us could get together. We all agreed that we like this way better and will continue it as a new family tradition.
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25 Dec 2009   #17

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

I got the gift of giving. We all pitched in and bought my older brother a truck to replace the one that got totaled in front of his house. The driver fled and he only had liability ins. So we gave him the additional money he needed to replace it. @ Lens Pirate our hearts and prayers go out to you and yours. Fabe
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25 Dec 2009   #18


I didn't get anything
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25 Dec 2009   #19

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)

What i wanted was expensive, so I asked for gift cards.
I got gift cards, so I got what I wanted:
Apple Magic Mouse and Acer Slim DVD drive. have $50 left over so still deciding, maybe a Wii game.
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25 Dec 2009   #20

Windows 10 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I didn't get anything
You must have been really really naughty,But i bet it was fun.

I received a logitech illuminated keyboard and MX620 mouse but can't get the setpoint software to work so they are just using basic configurations
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