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X-mas Shopping with 2 grown-up kids: Part I

Posted in chairs, cooking, hippies, kitchen, photography, shopping, wish list, x-mas on December 12, 2008 by Skuties

Mel: So with the Christmas basically taking off its coat and dripping water in the front hallway I thought I would start making a list of possible gifts. Granted Tati has a permanent delicious wish list, but I have made this one without consulting hers. This is Part I from the mundane to the insane here goes:


Spy Camera

Mel: There are a variety of them on the market, and they all make me nervous, but we can all think of SOMETHING fun to do with one.

Tati: Always my beloved Mel, always!

Bottle Cap Tripod

Mel: “This little Bottle Cap Tripod slides onto the vast majority of national and international water caps, the universal adapter fits onto pretty much every camera and the little hinge allows the little baby to swivel gently.” – I never have a tripod when I need one, although quite frankly, more than a tripod I just need a steady hand…and some photography lessons.

Tati: This is a revolution! You have no idea how hard it is to balance my camera on stuff when I want to take a picture. I guess I could have bought a tripod, but that would take the fun out of blurry pictures.

Gorilla Pod

Mel: I have one of these…somewhere…and while I knew where it was, it was awesome.

The Desktop Photo Studio

Mel: This complete desktop photo studio provides clean backgrounds and optimal lighting, allowing you to create studio-quality shots using your own camera.” – I wonder if my cats would fit in that…I wonder if they would STAY in it.

Tati: Mel! Pay ME 80 bucks and I can make you a paper box with 2 flashlights.

USB Camera Cord

Mel: The strap has a small sliding compartment that hides compact USB type ‘A’ and USB mini type ‘B’ (5-pin) connectors and the cable is easily long enough to connect to a USB port on your PC.” – Seems like a cool idea to me!

Tati: Errrrrrr Amazon, I don’t get it!


Pacman Messenger Bag

Mel: around US $50.00 – While I was never spectacular at pacman it is roots. In my head it goes up there with Donkey Kong and Pong despite knowing the differences. I am looking for a replacement “briefcase” for when I need to go to the Cyber Cafés for product testing, but have been unable to find a cool and lightweight replacement for the current, too heavy, leather respectable black one. Maybe this one would work.

Tati: Well now that you have a tiny computer, you don’t need it anymore, you can fit it in your wallet : P

Crime Scene Scarf

Mel: Although I suppose this will just be considered a “Fashion Crime Scene” (click here)it still makes me smile and is sure to apply to more than one criminal in your lives be it a heart taker or rule breaker.

Tati: Are you sure you haven’t looked on my delicious wish list?

Official Indiana Jones Hat

Mel: We can all hear the theme song playing now – buy a whip and instant fun for everyone. Pity Harrison Ford is not included.

Tati: Oh yeah Indy, whip me baby!!!

T-shirt Hell

Mel: There is sure to be at least 1 if not 5 shirts for your loved ones here – I need the “I should be in the Kitchen”.T-shirt

Tati: You SHOULD be in the kitchen, but for all the wrong reasons hehe!


Flesh Eating Zombies

Mel: Now come on, admit it, when have you not wanted a troupe of the undead. Not only are these Flesh Eating Zombies the answer to all our nightmares, they even glow in the dark, as every self-respecting flesh eating zombie should. This charming set of nine figures, complete with missing limbs, souls and a complete lack of social niceties, have been lovingly fashioned from the finest plastic by highly trained plastic fashioners. Handless, legless, armless, and obviously pointless, the undead are undoubtedly where it’s at (or isn’t in their case), and no home or office is quite complete without its own congregation of carnivorous cadavers.” – There are just so many practical applications for these that it boggles the mind how anyone could not want some – of course you could get your B Movie Victims and have a complete set.

Walking Zombie Hand

Tati: I’m going to need one of those to go with my new cat. So many possibilities!

Brains 4 Zombies

Mel: The best location for gifts for the Zombie in your life I personally recommend the Celebrity Brains.

Tati: I’ll take the Rob Zombie’s Brain (click here)

Zombie Portraits

Mel: The Gift that keeps on living – for the personalized gift under the tree.

Zombie Pin-up Calendar

Mel: “This 13 month calendar is stuffed with more dead sexy girls than you can fit in a shallow grave. We dug up the idea of the vintage 1950’s pin-up and hit it over the head with a shovel. Let yourself get infected by these bloody gore-geous women who are just dying to get under your skin.” – What`s not to love?


Rocking Chair

Mel: There is something soothing about a rocking chair. Perhaps it is the movement that reminds us of the slosh of the womb or it makes the tides in our cells come and go, but rocking is a universal thing that even Phenomenon (that horrible John Travolta movie) tried to explain & ironically that vague explanation was the only thing that saved the movie for me (that and watching Gabriel cringe at the Portuguese). What I like about this one is – it folds up and tucks away for when you need it.

Tati: I like rocking chairs because they make me dizzy, like when I’m drunk : D

Exercise Ball Chair

Mel: I have so many issues with chairs, but this one looks like fun – not recommended for people with cats, dogs, little kids, or sharp objects.

Tati: This one is the laziest exercise ball you can get. The whole point of the ball is that you need your muscles to stop it from rolling isn’t it? Should I blame the American’s race for that one?

Massage Chair

Mel: I’m actually a little afraid of these things, but hey I bet once you get in one, even if you can never get out, it is super comfy.

Tati: NO! Those are SUPER not comfy, they are actually very painful and you CAN’T get out of them, because the thing holds on to your legs and arms, and it hurts! It also has those rolling things inside that go up and down grinding your spine (Yes I’ve tried). Just look at the thing, does it look comfy? Took two guys to get me out of this horrible, horrible evil stupid chair!

Sky Chair

Mel: Gabriel bought me one of these, I have yet to hang it, but have sat in one multiple times – kind of a modern hammock, they are wonderful – but I love swings maybe because they are like rocking chairs, but whatever J still cool.

It’s a hippie chair, nothing good comes from hippies. Gabe, you should know better!

Cool Chairs

Mel: If none of those tickle your fancy, check out these for awesome chair effects – although I wonder about the comfort level of some of those O.o

Tati: I want this one, thank you very much!


Herb Scissors

Mel: “Snip the herbs you need quickly, neatly and right where you want with our Herb Scissors. The unusual blade design features a set of five, sharp 3-in. stainless steel blades that allow you to cut, chop, or mince herbs directly into a pan or over a plate for garnishing.” – Another tool used occasionally for the drawer of magic cooking wands and witch’s brewing tools.

Tati: A-A-A-A-Awesooome!

Onion Goggles

Mel: “Finally, a tear-free solution for chopping onions! These goggles have fog-free clear lenses and a foam seal that protects the eyes from irritating onion vapors. Pink frames in unisex design. Fits most face shapes.” – While I don`t need onion googles as I am rarely effected by their sorrow inducing fumes, there are others I know that could use them. Perhaps I should have some hanging on a shelf with the aprons, kind of like a mad scientists laboratory complete with safety goggles and lab coats.

Tati: I just saw this one the other day and I had to take a picture!

Mini Doughnut Maker

Mel: “The Dough-Nu-Matic automatically forms, fries and drains delicious mini-doughnuts in under 60 seconds.” – While no one reaaaaallllyyyy needs one of these, you have to admit that if the thing actually works and doesn`t cover you in scalding oil and pop out soggy undercooked dough blobs…it could be fun.

Tati: Bite size doughnuts, this is VERY dangerous!

Cafeteria Trays

Mel:”It will remind you of school lunch days!” – These are great for barbecues and other fun themed parties – or for those picky eaters where nothing can touch.

Tati: Picky eaters don’t deserve to live (yes, it’s that time of the month, leave me alone!)

Ultimate Bacon Lovers Gift Guide

Mel: Includes home décor, & accessories for even more fantastic gift ideas – too many to link to, check it out on your own, I want some bacon pillows.

Tati: And I leave you with the perfect soundtrack to go X-mas shopping online!