Congrats on the baby dude.

Antimedic: Sorry I wasn't smart enough to join the army. I also wasn't smart enough to EAS a couple yrs ago. It's all good now though. I caught up on the alcohol and my pog friends came back from their trip.

Teufelhund: Semper brother

aegis305 posted:

Baby Ethan is the thread winner for sure.  No way you can top that.

You saw the Camaro SS right?

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PlasticMag posted:

We had our son! Baby Ethan, happy as can be.

Well don't I feel like an ass now. Congrats!

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jake0331 posted:

Congrats on the baby dude.

Antimedic: Sorry I wasn't smart enough to join the army. I also wasn't smart enough to EAS a couple yrs ago. It's all good now though. I caught up on the alcohol and my pog friends came back from their trip.

Teufelhund: Semper brother

Not a thing to be sorry for there. Gotta throw a light elbow or two to the ribs of our Brothers whenever we can, right? 

Especially when mom just dropped the hammer on us for horsing around in the living room and knocking over grandma's Tiffany lamp. Again. Cuz that's what we do. 

Learning has occurred. Life is good. 

Congrats PlasticMag. No better "loot" than that. 

Got to spend the eve and day with family minus one important patriarch. But remembering the meaning of the day and John 3:16 made it a joyous occasion. Well that and an antipasti and fish coma. 

Other chattel. New Blackpoint holster and First Spear belt to go with the early Sig gift HH6 got me.   Beretta gun socks because either the safe is too small or I have too much stuff and I need to keep it from clanging together. Nice Panerai watch and some other First Spear clothing.  Most important gift was a new Moka Pot, Made in Italy.  

No Pagani Zonda or Huayra.  But I'm still hopeful.  I heard shipping was backed up this year. :-)

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"Idque apud imperitos humanitas vocabatur, cum pars servitutis esset"         

 

"You are never out of the fight."

 

Joined: 9/5/2011 Location: The Former Empire State, now The State of Anarchy

Most gifts are from my Amazon wish list.

Movies (yes I still like to have physical movies I can touch.  Besides, some of these are not available on streaming or anywhere):

a.  "A Hill in Korea"  Michael Caine's first film;

b.  "Jump into Hell" a 1950s film about Dien Bien Phu.  May not be any good, but, good as a curiosity and I can't get more than a 5 min clip of it off Youtube.

c.  Sam Peckinpah's masterpiece "Cross of Iron".  This is a replacement for my library as I loaned it to someone years ago and they never returned it.

Books

This could be in 3 threads: Christmas Loot, the Warrior thread started by Pat about the books of Jean Larteguy - particularly "The Centurians" and its sequel "The Praetorians" and a new thread about 75 years old former paratrooper fathers doing odd things indicating the mind is not as sharpas it once was (like my Dad).

I have both books already - albeit tattered second-hand paperbacks decades old.  After Pat's thread above (and likely spurred on by Petraeus stating it was one of his favourites), the books were reprinted and available on Amazon for a reasonable price.  I toyed with the idea of ordering some brand new copies for my library (need redundancy for certain books.  As stated elsewhere I always snap up second-hand copies of Starship Troopers...just in case).  This would be hard to justify to the frugal Mrs who thinks we are perpetually on the verge of bankruptcy.

Enter my older brother.  He decides these 2 books would be perfect gifts for me and orders them.  He mentions this to our 75 year old father and says he may be interested in nabbing some for himself.  Dad says, "good idea" and proceeds to order them....as gifts for me... So I now posses 3 copies of The Centurians and 4 copies of The Praetorians.  I could almost hear my brother's facepalm all the way from Calgary...

We're getting a little worried about Dad...

Joined sometime in 2008.                  Live in Canada.        

My wife co-opted a 3M ballistic helmet I ordered in August that came in right before the holiday. So that got wrapped. MGL leather Aegis belt in a super non tactical medium brown.  Red north face gore Tex rain jacket And gore Tex rain pants from cabelas for the range.  Slip2000 three pack.  Irish whisky from Ireland (thanks to the wife's recent business trip...The Irishman cask strength).

“They were two douchebags who met in the normal course of being two douchebags.” - Sully, Third Watch

My grand-daughter got the entire Toy's-R-Us store inventory under the tree. 

 I got:  A $1400 repair bill for my pickup, a $500 property tax due payment, a 3 month old GSD from my wife (who already hates the other GSD I have had for the last ten years ?) --and days later discovered it needed a $500  operation,  and  a $900 repair bill for her car.

 

I'm going back to bed.  

 

Post Car posted:

Of all things I got a phone call I've been waiting for offering a new job.  It means giving up 11 years of seniority and another police academy (residential) but damn does the end justify the means. 

Truckie posted:
PlasticMag posted:

We had our son! Baby Ethan, happy as can be.

Well don't I feel like an ass now. Congrats!

Post Car- Good luck with the career reset.

Truckie- you are what you eat.

Anyway, it was an odd Christmas for us this year.  In September, I found and bought my Anniversary, Christmas, Birthday, Father's Day gift when I finally got a super clean and mildly built 1993 Mustang GT 5.0 convertible that I've wanted since being a kid.  Then we were in Disney World for 10 days in December before giving our kids everything, to include puppy, for Christmas.

More than anything, I was happy that my rotation had off Fri-Sun and got to spend the entire Christmas weekend with my family.

I feel incredibly blessed.

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What is left when honor is lost?

I had to work on Christmas so we did our thing on Christmas eve.  I got a red dot to go on one of my 1911s, some Indian motorcycle gear, and a gallon of good bourbon.  My gift to my self was a Kimber Micro 9. The gift that took the cake was from my father in law.  He gave us a family heirloom C.L. Smith shotgun that was made in 1887.  My daughter got a custom kydex holster and some AR parts. She  was very happy. But the best thing of all was having family home especially the step daughter that is in college half way across the country. 

So an addendum since I just left my mothers house.....

ive had the same littman master cardiology stethoscope since 2002 that my mother bought me as a birthday present right before I started paramedic school.  My career change is for a (hopefully) assignment to a flight medic position. As a "make sure you don't screw up" gift this year she got me a brand new Littman cardiology 3 stethoscope. Actually brought a tear to my eye. 

It was a materially light Christmas for us this year. But our baby is due in a week and my sister had hers today so we spent lots of time with family. 

Our immediate family bought a JPC, lvl 4 plates, med kit, TQ now, and a ten speed triple shingle for my father as a active shooter kit. My favorite gift and it wasn't even mine...but I got to pick it all out and set it up! 

As for me I got a few nice sweaters, some father/son picture frames, a Dewalt Charger/ Radio, and some ratcheting box wrenches. 

I also received a awesome gift of money from one of our Lightfighter brethren from down under. It's amazing how much this site affects my life. Thank you!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!

 

Pops got me a CSAT ball cap, the book Tactical Diagramming (which is OUTSTANDING), and Katadyn water filtration system.  My brother got me a German 26.5mm Flare pistol, and the lady gave me a bottle of Oban and an Xbox One....it was a good Christmas.

Nothing compares to giving a great gift though, I was lucky enough to hunt down a deal on a Kitchen-Aid mixer that scored me enough points to survive the fact I have a colonoscopy scheduled on Valentine's Day.

De inimico non loquaris sed cogites.

This year the wife and I gots:

1. Our basement wall shored up. 

2. Replacement windows for the 57 year old heat sieves masquerading as such.

3. The exterior of the house repainted along with the associated replacement timbers that were water damaged.

All said, a really nice new truck or down payment on a beach house worth. HO.HO.HO

On the other hand, a good buddy did deliver me a bottle of Makers 46, so there is that...

Location: North Carolina

CWM11B posted:

All said, a really nice new truck or down payment on a beach house worth. HO.HO.HO

Oh, man. Right at the beginning of the year, right when I changed contracts so we had 5 months of No Income (invoice at end of month, then net 90... HELOC to live off and pay my people) is when the bills for the already-in-progress addition to the house started coming due.

It was shocking. New, pretty nice, pickup truck amounts of money. Lovely room in the end but damn, do I feel your pain on the where-did-all-the-money-go thing. 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

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I got myself a couple of Propper OTS bags when they went on sale, a regular and xl. 

Spent the day in the hospital w my Mom but got to watch everyone open the loot I bought them via facetime. 

“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’”
"Fuck the know it alls.They don't have to do it, and don't have the balls to do it"

Pat Rogers.

I got lucky and walked into a deal on this. Merry Xmas to myself. 

"Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter. You will meet them doing various things with resolve, but their interest rarely holds because after the other thing ordinary life is as flat as the taste of wine when the taste buds have been burned off your tongue." -Ernest Hemingway

Consigliere posted:
aegis305 posted:

Baby Ethan is the thread winner for sure.  No way you can top that.

You saw the Camaro SS right?

That was my first thought,  but I'm a childless ogre.

---------------------------------- The movie "Idiocracy" was not fiction, it is prophetic though. Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium. - I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.

Partially as a self college grad present and partially for Christmas, I got myself this:

It's probably 90% due to having seen The Accountant a few months ago. (Why yes I just graduated with an accounting degree and have no social skills, go figure.)

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