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    superArti artifice's Avatar
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    Is this a selfish present?

    Present for the guy:
    Snowboard travel bag.

    so he can come see me, with his snowboard--

    He rented the last time he came out since we only hit the mtns one day. He doesn't have a travel bag (and the cost to check it on the airlines was more than a single day rental). I'm predicting a 99% chance he'll come out and we'll do a long weekend/short week in the mountains.


    Is this like buying a vacuum for the wife, or more cool?

    i woke up one morning and i stepped out of bed | had to get a bike, had to paint it red
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    Not at all. I'm sure he'll LOVE it!

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    yes.

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    Good gift. I would have liked to get a waterski travel bag when I was "attached".

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    Tell him you are waiting on your holiday bonus
    "Don't give up, don't ever give up" jimmyv

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    Ok, a few votes. yippee. Now to do some shopping... hope to find one online I can have shipped to MN where I will be for the holidays.

    I want one with compartments for boots, so he can check a single item....

    if anyone sees a good deal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    yes.
    yes selfish and uncool?, yes selfish but more cool?
    or yes totally cool, but unselfish.
    i woke up one morning and i stepped out of bed | had to get a bike, had to paint it red
    Of all the treasures I have, itís the memories that are the most precious.

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    50000 Guatts of power 127.0.0.1's Avatar
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    if it doesn't have wheels, then get one with wheels

    makes ez travel to places like the alps...I mean yer place
    I like fat bikes
    and I cannot lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    yes selfish and uncool?, yes selfish but more cool?
    or yes totally cool, but unselfish.
    yes, no, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    if it doesn't have wheels, then get one with wheels

    makes ez travel to places like the alps...I mean yer place
    yeah I have seen some pretty cool ones with wheels. Due to budgetary restrictions, wheels will probably not be an option.

    Hauling it is a good workout anyway
    i woke up one morning and i stepped out of bed | had to get a bike, had to paint it red
    Of all the treasures I have, itís the memories that are the most precious.

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    It's not selfish. He could use it to travel any number of locales... which happens to include yours.

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    btw

    What IS the male equivalent of being gifted a vacuum cleaner?

    I'm gonna say ordinary clothes.

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    I don't see it as any different than when The Girl buys me kitchen stuff (new knives, new cookware, stand mixer... all of these have been gifts in the past.)
    Sure, it's something that's going to benefit her because I do most of our cooking; but I like to cook and appreciate all my kitchen toys.

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    i think it's really sweet...lets him know you want to see him. I'd be stoked if I was that guy and got that gift.

    in which case you can now call him 'snowboard bag guy'
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    Selfish? A little, but if he has his own snowboard, but not a carrying bag - it will be welcome and practical. Probably wouldn't be at the very top of his wish list, but definitely not a dud present.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    btw

    What IS the male equivalent of being gifted a vacuum cleaner?

    I'm gonna say ordinary clothes.
    a sweater.
    i woke up one morning and i stepped out of bed | had to get a bike, had to paint it red
    Of all the treasures I have, itís the memories that are the most precious.

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    I think that's a great present. He likes snowboarding, you like snowboarding, you like him, you like snowboarding with him. Win-win!

    Besides, I haven't heard of too many people bonding over shared vacuum cleaner experiences (well, not ones I'd consider um, really clean).


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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    a hand knit sweater. relationship kiss of death
    fify


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    I say it's a mildly selfish gift, but that's OK.

    The real reason I'd consider something else, however, is that I'd really rather pick out my own bike case, and this seems like a similar thing. From a girlfriend, I'd rather be given something I wouldn't buy for myself, like cologne or a gay looking, but actually quite stylish sweater, rather than a toy that I simply haven't gotten around to buying for myself yet.

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    How about skis instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    btw

    What IS the male equivalent of being gifted a vacuum cleaner?

    I'm gonna say ordinary clothes.
    Tools to fix that leak you've been nagging him to fix forever. Or a vacuum cleaner.
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    you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    How about snow blades instead?
    fify
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    Nope, this does not fall inside the vacuum for wife category. It is pretty cool indeed, go ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    btw

    What IS the male equivalent of being gifted a vacuum cleaner?

    I'm gonna say ordinary clothes.
    Take your pick...


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    I pick the blower.

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