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Don't hate me because I'm [strike]beautiful[/strike] hyper-organized [Nov. 30th, 2011|10:00 am]
Marissa Lingen
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I think I'm done with the necessary Christmas shopping for the year.

This doesn't preclude stocking stuffers, but.

Since it is not December, this is striking me as a tiny bit ridiculous, but not in a bad way.
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[User Picture]From: dd_b
2011-11-30 04:18 pm (UTC)
Well, at least it's after Thanksgiving.

I haven't even started thinking about updating my wish-list for Christmas yet.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-11-30 04:19 pm (UTC)
I don't update mine for Christmas mostly. I update it when there's something I see that looks interesting enough to add. Then I don't have to try to remember what it was I was thinking of that buymeaclue liked or was it txanne and what was that thing rysmiel and papersky went to see in theaters and reported was good that might be out on DVD now...none of that. Easy.

Edited at 2011-11-30 04:20 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: dd_b
2011-11-30 06:30 pm (UTC)
That's kinda...I dunno...logical or something? Works for things that just come to mind, but doesn't do so well when one needs to somehow find things to list.
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[User Picture]From: minnehaha
2011-11-30 04:33 pm (UTC)
You're setting a fine example for the rest of us. I have been asking for Christmas wish lists for quite some time, and am still waiting.

K.
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[User Picture]From: redbird
2011-11-30 05:50 pm (UTC)
Well done.

Can I admire you from a distance?
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-11-30 05:55 pm (UTC)
Admiration from a distance is always permitted. My Scandosotan personal boundaries aren't that extreme!
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[User Picture]From: prettymuchpeggy
2011-11-30 06:20 pm (UTC)
Wow! I have all but one person shopped for. I still need to finish a couple dozen small gifts (however) and then there are the cards that I always mean to get in the mail, but somehow they sit there...*blush*.

I bow to your industriousness.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-11-30 06:37 pm (UTC)
I haven't finished Christmas cards yet. Soon, though; I felt so icky yesterday that I couldn't do much but sit on the couch and sign cards. I hope you don't get your chores done that way.
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[User Picture]From: reveritas
2011-11-30 06:36 pm (UTC)
Now if you would just tell us what you got people I would have even more inspiration. Oh wait ...
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-11-30 06:39 pm (UTC)
I got Grandma a long necklace! She used to have to have Grandpa do up her necklaces for her, so she needs longer ones now.

I think she's the only one on my list who's guaranteed to be not reading this and doesn't have someone I want to peripherally surprise reading this.
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[User Picture]From: dichroic
2011-11-30 07:52 pm (UTC)
Mine are all done except for one I've been waiting to order so it wouldn't get there ridiculously early. But I know what I'm getting and where to get, just have to pick the exact design from what's available.
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[User Picture]From: wshaffer
2011-11-30 09:58 pm (UTC)
Whereas I just got the birthday gifts for the folks with early-to-mid-November birthdays posted out this past weekend.

When I was shopping for birthday cards, I found one that said on the front, "This card is a unique expression of my personality." And on the inside, "And is therefore late."

I didn't buy it only because I refuse allow myself to think of lateness-with-birthday-gifts as an expression of my personality. I'd rather think of it as a quirk of my immature self that I will eradicate when I achieve responsible adulthood. Whenever that happens.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-11-30 11:50 pm (UTC)
Whereas when I achieve responsible adulthood, I will mellow about having to Do! All! The! Things! Nownownow!

Well. It's a hope, at least.
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From: vcmw
2011-12-01 12:53 am (UTC)
I admire this. I never achieve it, but I admire it.

My grandmother, on the other hand, used to buy all our Christmas presents by, oh, August? One year in October we decided to do a white elephant gift exchange instead... she was quite peeved, as she had already bought and wrapped all our gifts and stuck them in the attic. I think she gave us some of them for Easter, but she had to unwrap them.
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[User Picture]From: dancing_crow
2011-12-01 01:46 am (UTC)
I am still hoping to read a "things I did not get you all for Christmas" list because I found three wonderful objects on one of them that were required at my house. My favorite was the rolling fishmonster. Still in play here. And I would never ever have found it without you. So thank you.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-12-01 04:17 am (UTC)
Heh. Well, we'll see what I find.
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[User Picture]From: ashnistrike
2011-12-04 12:37 am (UTC)
Rolling ... fishmonster?

-Nameseeker
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-12-04 01:20 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ashnistrike
2011-12-04 03:52 pm (UTC)
...And I am enlightened. (Seriously - that website looks useful. Thanks!)

-Nameseeker
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[User Picture]From: dancing_crow
2011-12-04 07:30 pm (UTC)
see? isn't that most excellent? when it goes, it makes a combined vroom and bubbling noise that is hard to replicate
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[User Picture]From: dlandon
2011-12-01 02:05 am (UTC)

I bow...

before your mad shopping skillz :)

- D
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-12-01 04:18 am (UTC)

Re: I bow...

The internet: it is our friend.
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[User Picture]From: zalena
2011-12-01 01:34 pm (UTC)
I'm in the same boat. I've just collected things over the past few months. I've resisted wrapping them until December in keeping with the holiday spirit. But it's hard to resist thinking I've missed something or need to go buy something else.

My gran used to do her Xmas shopping for the next year at the day-after-Xmas sales. Needless to say her gifts were always of the generic wallets and scarves variety. But she never forgot a birthday, which I'm beginning to see is a gift in and of itself.
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