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It's hard to buy Sweet Geek stuff, because when he decides he needs/wants something, he goes out and gets it. Horse stuff, now - he has NO clue, so I have a clear field this year! :snicker:

Since neither he nor my kids read this, I can list what I have (for posterities' sake) and brainstorm what I still need. :grin:



We celebrate Hannakah, not x-mess, so...7 prezzies each. The kids love it - 7 days of gifts! I love it, because I'm spending less (by the time you figure in stocking stuffers, candy, big prezzie, and santa...yeah, this is way cheaper.)

Herself:

Very into art, so most of the stuff is art/craft related.

Craft Storage Tote
Shining Stars Dragon (VERY into Dragons and astronomy)
Twisted Tie-Dye Machine
Punch Needle Set
Origami Box Set
Dragonolgy Book (with models)
......need something else.......

Himself:

Legos, construction stuff, NASA-type stuff. Also still a huge Star Wars fan.

Plush Yoda
Plush Darth Vader
Plush Chewbacca (What? They were all on sale! :grin:)
K'nex Tub
Shining Stars Bunny (He has a bunny collection going)
Inflatable Boxing Gloves (You'll see why...)
Estes Rocket set

Sweet Geek:

Hard to buy for. Former Marine (are they ex? I've never heard them call themselves "ex-Marines". Hmmmm. "Once a Marine, ALWAYS a Marine".) Photographer. New Horse Owner. :lol:

Marine Corp Throw
Inflatable Boxing Gloves (Couldn't resist....:snicker:)
.......no clue...........

Here's where Leah comes in handy. I can get him a grooming tote (1), brush set (2), hoof pick (3), new halter (4) new lead rope (5)...and there's his 7! :grin: Makes life easy - and I can get brushes cheap on eBay. Ditto halter/lead (which...we need anyway. I am down to 2 lead ropes, only 1 of which is actually safe. Dunno where the other 15K I used to own disappeared to).

This has, of course, given HIM ideas, too - I need brushes, and lead ropes, and a few more halters myself. He needs everything....:snicker:



Oh, I also spent 3 hours on Saturday cleaning my saddles and show bridles. I don't show anymore, but I still have all the stuff - fancy English-imported bridle, breast collar, and martingale that match my Courbette saddle, and..well, I need to start *using* them. It'd be a pity to just let them set - they are *gorgeous*, and very well made. How can I say that? Well...I figured it up, and all my "good" stuff is about 20 years old, now. NONE of them show much wear - and I DID use them, and use them heavily, for quite a few years. (I had 2 horses under saddle and showing for about 5 years...and the saddles look almost new. I took no especial care of them, either!). Sweet Geek was impressed - and that convinced him to go with an American-made saddle instead of an import. (My saddles are both German-made - but they're English, not Western. You DO get what you pay for!) I can't afford to get him a saddle, but I can get him the stuff to go with.

Of course, first things first - he HAS to get a brain-bucket before he's allowed on a horse - ANY horse. Ah, well....


OH! Both kids are now riding bikes, pretty much withOUT training wheels! Herself is completly without them; Himself is only using one. Whee!

Enough rambling - I got some eBaying to do! :lol:
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 4th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
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There is no such thing as an "ex-Marine". You have it right, once a Marine always a Marine.

I have one of those Devil Dogs too. Makes it interesting...
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