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Snakes In The Ball Pit => Yay, I get to talk about me! => Topic started by: beelzeboob on December 01, 2017, 09:45:09 pm

Title: Christmas season!
Post by: beelzeboob on December 01, 2017, 09:45:09 pm
I love holidays and I love Christmas most of all. Decorating and gift-giving are so much fun and express so much about the individual engaging in them. I would love so much to see what you guys are up to this season! I really want to see Christmas lights, decorated trees, and presents you are especially excited to give to your loved ones. If you aren't into Christmas specifically, please show me what you are doing with other holidays! It's such a fun and festive time of year and I really want to share it with all of you. :)
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: beelzeboob on December 01, 2017, 09:49:33 pm
I'll start since that seems fair.

Costco let me down this year, so I made my boyfriend an advent calendar myself instead of just buying it. It's 24 individually wrapped unique local craft beers, most of which are ones he'll probably like but a few of which are a bit weird. He's a big Grinch so I figured this could help him mellow out a little.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPR-gasVAAE7X7y.jpg)(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPR-dytUIAENplO.jpg)
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: AgentCoop on December 01, 2017, 09:53:04 pm
I'll start since that seems fair.

Costco let me down this year, so I made my boyfriend an advent calendar myself instead of just buying it. It's 24 individually wrapped unique local craft beers, most of which are ones he'll probably like but a few of which are a bit weird. He's a big Grinch so I figured this could help him mellow out a little.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPR-gasVAAE7X7y.jpg)(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPR-dytUIAENplO.jpg)
beelzeboob, December 01, 2017, 09:49:33 pm
This is incredible
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: bubbleuj on December 06, 2017, 12:10:14 pm
I'm going outlet shopping in the states!!! I'm so excited.
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: Apricaughts on December 06, 2017, 01:31:34 pm
I got my girlfriend a poster of this
(http://www.northernsun.com/images/imagexlarge/4004.jpg)
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: jack chick on December 07, 2017, 12:10:01 am
I do christmas caroling!

By which I mean my life in december is an undending hell of being both holly and jolly. (i have 3-4 gigs every single weekend)
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: beelzeboob on December 07, 2017, 11:02:57 am
House decorations are up!!!! Here are some of my fav bits :)

(https://i.imgur.com/d3Ay7Vs.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Vk0tYyy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ea0TrDu.jpg)

Also, I started wrapping this morning! There are officially gifts under the tree.
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: Bobguinary Novel on December 07, 2017, 02:06:08 pm
You know when someone turns on a bright light or opens the shade when you've been in the dark for hours and it kinda burns?

Dang your Christmas spirit is just too powerful for me beelz
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: beelzeboob on December 07, 2017, 02:23:37 pm
Dang your Christmas spirit is just too powerful for me beelz
Sanguinary Novel, December 07, 2017, 02:06:08 pm

It's hereditary. We've actually toned it down quite a bit, as a family. Our house used to win awards when we'd do the outside.

(https://scontent.fapa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1919154_219708363618_7293704_n.jpg?oh=cda6c9b3e9857f483dc547538e53b2ac&oe=5A899241)  (https://scontent.fapa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1919154_219708493618_3627423_n.jpg?oh=87cfb5fbefd26f35fe7e965fff9f6895&oe=5A9866FD)

This is from 2009. We wrote "Merry Christmas" in cursive on the roof in lights. The last year we had it all up (2010, maybe?) we installed a projector to make the northern lights on the wall behind Santa, whose workshop had animatronic elves visible through the window. Not pictured is the lake of blue lights with the fishing penguin. All in all, a massively time consuming and expensive passion for the holiday season. That we only have 5 Christmas trees in the house every year now is seriously downsizing.
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: beelzeboob on December 11, 2017, 08:46:29 am
Not to double post in my own thread or anything but last night I finished wrapping everyone else's presents- over 30 gifts boxed and wrapped in a variety of different papers, complete with ribbons, bows, and handmade tags. I'm thoroughly dedicated to my loved ones getting the opportunity to tear open paper instead of just emptying a boring old bag.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/219981103434432513/389613411383640064/image.jpg)
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: Bobguinary Novel on December 20, 2017, 12:24:08 pm
Beelz, Spirit of Christmas, I need your help. I bought some really boring practical gifts for my mom (new cookie sheets, oven safe wire rack, and oven mitts) but holy shit that is boring. Do you have any solid advice for cheaper gifts that would be good for moms that aren't spa related?
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: beelzeboob on December 20, 2017, 03:58:14 pm
Beelz, Spirit of Christmas, I need your help. I bought some really boring practical gifts for my mom (new cookie sheets, oven safe wire rack, and oven mitts) but holy shit that is boring. Do you have any solid advice for cheaper gifts that would be good for moms that aren't spa related?
Sanguinary Novel, December 20, 2017, 12:24:08 pm

I find tasteful, but personal, jewelry is usually a safe bet with older women. My mom likes camping and snakes and bugs, so I like to buy her jewelry that reflects her oddities. What does your mom do with her time that makes her "her"? Favorite animals, favorite colors, favorite flowers, and quirky hobbies are great building blocks for a perfect present. It sounds like she loves baking, so it may be worthwhile to hit a Hobby Lobby or a Michaels (but ESPECIALLY Hobby Lobby lol) and check out their jewelry section for baking themed charms and pendants! They literally always have cute, unique items instead of something generic like "pretty rock" or "silver heart" (though neither of those things are bad if you think that would be significant to her), and they sell the chains or earring bases to complete your project. You could even hit up the miniature dollhouse section and make "plate of cookies" earrings or something similar, if she's slightly kitschy. I've also found that, if giving someone a charm necklace or something simple like that, tucking a short note in with the gift about why you picked it, how it represents the person to you, and that you made it yourself ratchets that gift up about 20x higher on the sentimentality scale without actually increasing the cost.

Alternately, if you've got Amazon Prime (which I believe you can get free if you have a student email? Don't quote me on that) there's some cute baking jewelry (https://www.amazon.com/Quan-Jewelry-Measuring-Necklace-adjustable/dp/B01LP02N9E/ref=sr_1_7?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1513806433&sr=8-7&keywords=measuring+cup+necklace&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011) in there without ever having to assemble it yourself. Searching for and contacting local Etsy sellers in order to skip on shipping times is also a potential option.

ETA: If she's not the jewelry type, please hit me up in a PM or something cause I love gift shopping and I'd still love to help you find something that fits her. Everyone deserves something frivolous and impractical for the holidays.
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: Dawnswalker on December 25, 2017, 12:59:44 am
Merry Xmas, ballp.it!
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: beelzeboob on December 25, 2017, 07:01:24 am
CHRISTMAS DAY IS IN OUR GRASP SO LONG AS WE HAVE HANDS TO CLASP
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: AgentCoop on December 25, 2017, 07:06:33 am
EVERYBODY GETS BULBS FOR CHRISTMAS
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: QueenSyreen on December 25, 2017, 07:10:44 am
WEWISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISRMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: Bobguinary Novel on December 25, 2017, 11:00:01 am
MERRY CHRISTMAS you beautiful assholes
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: SirSlarty on December 25, 2017, 11:29:10 am
I celebrate my birthday today!
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: AgentCoop on December 25, 2017, 11:35:56 am
I celebrate my birthday today!
SirSlarty, December 25, 2017, 11:29:10 am
Blessed be thy name
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: Mique on December 25, 2017, 11:44:05 am
You get a bulb!
And you get a bulb!
Everyone gets a bulb!

It's all so insightful!
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: beelzeboob on December 25, 2017, 04:02:00 pm
Hey so my boyfriend got me a Nintendo Switch and I totally got outshined but I'm so delighted and full of love for my whole family and all my loved ones. We are about to eat turkey and my grandma is here from across the country. I hope you guys have had as good a day as I have.
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: chai tea latte on December 25, 2017, 04:15:07 pm
For years, my brother has been lording the fact that he makes more money than I do over me and constantly says, even in front of my art-school graduate father, how worthless my degree will be. Itís as if the concept of me not caring how much money I make so long as Iím doing what I love is completely alien to him.

Iíve been really trying to mend bridges with him for the past year and I decided I would go out and splurge a little bit on the christmas presents. Iíve never had much money so I made my family artwork this christmas, but in addition to that, I got my brother a nice and warm $80 jacket that he needed as well as the swiss army knife that heís been dropping hints at for months. He gave me a stained fleece that he wrote ďfagĒ in bleach on and a key chain that he got free from work.

After the present opening, his girlfriend comes up to me and says that I shouldnít use the key chain as a key chain. Apparently the one he gave her months before shattered after she tried to put some keys on it and cut her hand.
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: Bobguinary Novel on December 25, 2017, 04:25:32 pm
Goddamn it next year I'm gonna dress up as Santa and go all punch town on half of ballp.it's families fucking damn. Like I'm sure I can't take anyone, but at least I can make it as awful as possible for them.

Douchebags, douchebags EVERYWHERE
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: Adam Bozarth on December 25, 2017, 04:35:57 pm
Merry Christmas, everyone!

I made this video Christmas Card this year and sent it to friends yesterday, but I want to share it with the snakes in the ballpit, too!

Title: Christmas season!
Post by: Lemon on December 28, 2017, 11:00:48 am
Over Christmas, we played Jackbox at my parents' house.

For the record, Jim is my dad and Sue is my mom.

(https://i.imgur.com/DOAR2ML.jpg)
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: beelzeboob on October 08, 2018, 10:04:42 am
Hey what's up y'all! I know it's not Halloween yet but that means it's TIME TO START SHOPPING!!! I'm very excited about finding things for my family and my big ol' nerd of a boyfriend this year. :D

Here's my brainstorm ideas thus far -- Please do not steal them from me until I purchase them for myself :P

For my dad!

(https://i.etsystatic.com/8466776/r/il/e4ed63/1271493309/il_570xN.1271493309_fw48.jpg)

After Dark flying toasters shirt! After Dark screen savers came out the same year I was born, and I remember watching them with him all the way through elementary school. We STILL make references to them to this day, so this was a really exciting find.

(https://i.etsystatic.com/5245538/r/il/371965/210541574/il_570xN.210541574.jpg)

Floppy disk notebook, for any notetaking he does or journaling he'd like to do. I think he'd appreciate "logging off" for a bit and doing something tangible rather than digital, so a notebook could work out well as a stocking stuffer.

(https://i.etsystatic.com/14656888/r/il/d77fb6/1353028635/il_570xN.1353028635_8it8.jpg)

Chocolate mouse, WHAT. I love this thing and it's mega cheap considering its unique nature. Another great stocking stuffer.


For my mom!

(https://i.etsystatic.com/5283335/r/il/9f45c8/843227905/il_570xN.843227905_dfdb.jpg)

Mushroom keychain for the weird nature nerd in your life. She hasn't really had a good keychain since the one that was just a human spine, so this seems like a neat option for a stocking stuffer.

(https://i.etsystatic.com/5479553/r/il/f2537c/1158292708/il_570xN.1158292708_9m7z.jpg)

Felt caterpillar -- a weird gift? Maybe. A fun one that she can put in the kitchen windowsill next to our plants? Absolutely.

(https://images.lookhuman.com/render/standard/7602600646800470/mug11oz-whi-z1-t-praying-mantis.jpg)

Mantis mug, also for the weird nerd in your life. Mom loves bugs and cool plants and hiking and generally just being a nature geek.


For my boyfriend the Royfriend!

(https://i.etsystatic.com/13162431/r/il/7982dc/1180851058/il_570xN.1180851058_j5gb.jpg)

"Now Boob," you might say if you've looked this far. "What the hell is that?" The answer is that it's a customized letter of knighthood from King Baldwin IV, the leper king of Jerusalem. He's a nerd I dunno what else to justify this with. Gotta love that guy tho. Other associated items are various books on medieval culture. You get the gist here.


ANYWAY that's pretty much what I've found so far. Thanks for coming to my excited planning session. Tune in next time for decorations, wrapping, and more appropriately timed posts that don't come before Halloween. Merry Early Christmas everybody!
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: Bunnybread on October 08, 2018, 01:34:29 pm
So is there anything left over at the Think Geek warehouse, now?







EDIT: I'm sorry, Ms. Boob.  I'm just bitter that the only thing I ever get for Christmas are alimony summonses.
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: beelzeboob on October 08, 2018, 02:01:22 pm
Bunnybread please don't bully me, my weak nerd body is trembling with embarrassment. My whole genetic line is nerdy I don't know what to tell you, my brother absorbed all the coolness and fashion sense in my family. It's why he's not on this list and impossible to shop for.

ETA: I've done some brief window shopping for you, here's my finds.

(https://i.etsystatic.com/10206797/r/il/c95dd0/1506826221/il_570xN.1506826221_d889.jpg)

Vintage 1957 copy of Playboy m agazine, ft. Bunnybread.

(https://i.etsystatic.com/11018181/r/il/e8268c/1593484801/il_570xN.1593484801_jzxx.jpg)

Instructional signage for any visiting lady-friends.

(https://i.etsystatic.com/11294711/r/il/0c8158/1654486575/il_570xN.1654486575_tn3d.jpg)

Plush portrait of the recipient.

Hope this helps you get inspired in writing your Christmas list. Wishing you luck on receiving better presents in the future!
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: Sauce on October 08, 2018, 05:37:50 pm
If there are any other weirdos organised folks doing their Christmas shopping already, may I briefly toot my own horn and suggest the fine range of custom jewellery at www.dunnjewellery.com (http://www.dunnjewellery.com)?

I do free design consultations, so if you want a custom piece you get to see the final design and decide on it before you pay a cent.

Also if you want 30% off you can use the coupon code WHEREHARDONSCOLLIDE
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: beelzeboob on November 26, 2018, 10:53:59 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ds-7gcLUUAAoQnn.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ds-7gcXVAAEiuMD.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ds-7gcOU0AAZrpE.jpg) (https://66.media.tumblr.com/96745f6dd34e0b5198549c2da7ee77c0/tumblr_piu5ghAW9n1r2eehy_540.gif)

House is coming along great! Will post more updates as the other four trees are decorated :)
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: jack chick on November 26, 2018, 11:49:52 pm
I do christmas caroling!

By which I mean my life in december is an undending hell of being both holly and jolly. (i have 3-4 gigs every single weekend)
jack chick, December 07, 2017, 12:10:01 am

thurs i made thanksgiving dinner.

saturday and sunday had a total of four gigs. one of the ones on saturday was for a lady on her death bed so we were also all crying!
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: beelzeboob on November 27, 2018, 09:08:07 am
I do christmas caroling!

By which I mean my life in december is an undending hell of being both holly and jolly. (i have 3-4 gigs every single weekend)
jack chick, December 07, 2017, 12:10:01 am

thurs i made thanksgiving dinner.

saturday and sunday had a total of four gigs. one of the ones on saturday was for a lady on her death bed so we were also all crying!
jack chick, November 26, 2018, 11:49:52 pm

Jack Chick, that's really sweet tho. That must've been really hard.
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: Ambious on November 27, 2018, 01:39:32 pm
I'll be celebrating the holiday by listening to Jack Chick reading terrible "Night Before Christmas" songs (https://thefpl.us/episode/twas) for the umpteenth time.
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: SATAN MILKSHAKE on November 27, 2018, 06:17:54 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/gQU0Jf6h.jpg)
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: beelzeboob on November 27, 2018, 08:05:43 pm
Jokes on you, thatís actually very cute.
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: Bobguinary Novel on November 27, 2018, 08:10:43 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/gQU0Jf6h.jpg)
SATAN MILKSHAKE, November 27, 2018, 06:17:54 pm

My cats would still find a way to climb that shit and ruin it
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: jack chick on November 27, 2018, 09:55:32 pm
I do christmas caroling!

By which I mean my life in december is an undending hell of being both holly and jolly. (i have 3-4 gigs every single weekend)
jack chick, December 07, 2017, 12:10:01 am

thurs i made thanksgiving dinner.

saturday and sunday had a total of four gigs. one of the ones on saturday was for a lady on her death bed so we were also all crying!
jack chick, November 26, 2018, 11:49:52 pm

Jack Chick, that's really sweet tho. That must've been really hard.
beelzeboob, November 27, 2018, 09:08:07 am

its not like she hadn't talked in weeks but mustered the strength to thank us as we sang silent night (quite apparently her favorite) for a zillion verses while her family wept and we all stared fiercely at our music so we could continue singing and not also start crying.

it was both really tough and super rewarding.
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: beelzeboob on December 02, 2018, 09:23:27 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ds-7gcLUUAAoQnn.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ds-7gcXVAAEiuMD.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ds-7gcOU0AAZrpE.jpg) (https://66.media.tumblr.com/96745f6dd34e0b5198549c2da7ee77c0/tumblr_piu5ghAW9n1r2eehy_540.gif)

House is coming along great! Will post more updates as the other four trees are decorated :)
beelzeboob, November 26, 2018, 10:53:59 pm

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/498874506752819201/518520756888666134/image0.jpg)

Three more trees down! Just the dining room tree left to go. Also, wrapped my first gifts today :D
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: Blandest on December 06, 2018, 01:28:47 pm
No Christmas decorations yet as I'm too busy planning for my wedding on the 22nd. Goodbye.
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: beelzeboob on December 25, 2018, 02:20:30 pm
All my gifts went over well. I got nice things but my fav is that my grandma got me two tickets to a Weird Al concert next August that I had been eyeing but couldnít possibly afford. I hope youíre all having a wonderful day.
Title: Christmas season!
Post by: SeveralPigeons on December 26, 2018, 09:40:06 am
Didn't do anything this year because of how recent my move was, and my mom was across the country for work. I have some belated gifts being shipped for her and my roommate (who's been an absolute blessing as far as roommates go).

Next year I'm going to make up for it with a big ol' ham and actual planned gifts!