Gifts for teachers

It's that time of year again, end of the Summer term, and for a lot of kids it's their last few days in school. #2 Son's teacher runs the school's gardening club, so we bought her a trowel.  He wrote a message on the blade, and I dremelled it through to the bare metal*. What are you (or your kids) making for their teachers? Post a picture here, if you don't mind looking like a teacher's pet... *We also wiped over the bare metal with 3-in-1 oil to slow down the rust, since we'd exposed the metal.

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Christmas Gifts

Ok so this is the thread were you get to post everything you got for Christmas and what you gave people for Christmas!!!Have Fun=)

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Gifts for DIYers?

I haven't noticed any wish list threads, so I thought I might start one. What kind of gifts are you asking for/giving that have to do with DIY? If you're Jewish, what have you gotten or given? Since I'm going off to college this summer, It's about time I jump start my own tool collection. I'm still not sure what I'll do next year without all the power tools, but I guess that's why I'm staying in-state. I got a multi head screw driver one night for Hanukkah, and I'm asking for a tool box, ratchet clamps and a speed square for Christmas (we celebrate both.) Your turn!

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GIFT SWAP =D

My skills include: computer OS (aka Ubuntu), misc. little crafts, and a basic knowledge of woodworking, paracord, and electronics. Here is a link to my featured Instructable What I'd like to make for someone: maybe a kool lookin' clock, from an instructable on this site =D I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): (S,M,L): I will make a smallish medium object I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: sure! What I like: electronics, computer stuff, gadgets, soccer, steam plunk, jewelry (necklaces/bracelets), Antique/refurbished items. What I don't like: taxidermy, food items, lawn gnomes, pink/girly items I absolutely can't have: alcohol, and I cannot have scallops due to allergies, but I doubt that is anyone's gift idea ;) Type of thing I'd love to receive: I would like if it fits into one of my interests categories, or a surprise would be nice! Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? Only if absolutely necessary. Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: yessiree bob!

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Gift Giving In the Community

After making my friend Weiss a genuine Instructables nametag while I was interning (he specifically asked me to), he told me that he'd pay me back somehow. The other day I got an IM from him saying that he was sending me a holiday gift, which I thought was really, really generous! Today, the 11th, I received a letter in the mail today from Weiss!I eagerly opened it, to find a caring message, "Happy Hannukah!" and an awesome photogram. I'm really loving the muffins, robots, and muffiny text!So, it's that time of the year again, and I'm thinking that it's time I gave back to the community.... literally.For those select few of you who have really helped me along with my projects, emulated my projects, or have come to me for help, and maintained contact with me, expect to see a little something holiday-related in your mailbox at some point (if you choose to accept such a gift). It might arrive really late, and I'm sorry about that, but I really have to get my college apps in before that January first deadline.Anyhow, I'll PM you before I send it out, and if you think that I might have forgotten about you, just hit me up with a PM or orangeboard post =)

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Buyer beware of Ebay "gifts" !!

There is a quite concerning trend happening with mostly Chinese sellers on Ebay.Before you panik: Ebay is happy to help in these cases and will refund you if the seller does not cooperate.Here is how the "scam" works:You buy an item that is of least some value.For my cases it was always items above the $50US mark.In the listing you will spot a hint that for some festivities, specail day in the calendar or just for good luck you will receive an additional and free gift with your purchase.Usually these gifts are of little to no use and included in the actual item delivery as they are tiny.Now some dodgy seller realised that with the free shipping options available in China it is quite easy to provide tracking information for free as well.As a result you GIFT is used to provide the Ebay tracking for the item you bought.Some days after ordering yu wil then find a small evelop in your letterbox...No obvious connections to ANY order you made ANYWHERE on the envelop so you open it.Then you find the meaningless gift and a crappy note informing you that your actual item was sent using a different service.A non-working tracking number for services like track17 is provided as well.Only hint you find it is Ebay related is the seller name at the bottom of the note.Checking your purchase history in Ebay will then show your item has been delivered and that you shall leave feedback now.The seller won't respond to any messages with your concerns.Here is how the solution works:Contact the seller and clearly state that Ebay selling rules have been violated by providing false tracking information for the item you bought.Demand a full refund based on that breach.If no response within 24 hours contact Ebay.This contacting however is now quite complicated due to the fact that the seller fooled Ebay into thinking you already have your item.There are two ways that still work.a) Call them or click the button to be called.State the breach, seller name and item number in question.b) Use the resolution center.For this you need to click a bit through the options to see all you transactions and from there select the item in question.A) will be the fastest way, B) works fine too if you prefer all in writing instead of a call.The whole issue can be as meaningless as your item arriving a day or two later.But if the trend catches on then it is no problem for a seller to close business and do so with one big win before closing doors.It is never just a single "mistake" of this kind, it is either a test to see how trusting people are to be fooled later or a direct attempt to scam you.Being a clear violation of Ebay's selling policies for once the buyer is actually secure here, just out of pocket from the day paid till the refund arrives.The refund usually is issued within 3 days after the seller did not respond the correct way to EBAY.Once you informed Ebay the whole case will also be added to your resolution center where you can see updates and have the option to react to what the seller answers.You can also leave negative feedback for such transactions and the seller won't be allowed to give you a negative feedback for it.Just be careful not to click on any of the stars!You CAN leave feedback without any star rating in any category listed!

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valentines day gift for my girl

Hey,im a kid(11 years old) and i need help getting a good but cheap gift for my gal.valentines day is important to me,and it is to her also.i was thinkin bout gettin a teddybear for her.please give me ideas!

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Airsoft speed loader gift to the dunkis!

Maybe someone could make it from pictures provided?

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Gift ideas for someone who is into erotic bondage? Answered

It'll be a birthday gift, for my girlfriend.

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I need craft ideas for how to re-cycle about 20-30 rolls of wallpaper, Many crafts would not work since glue-back. .

You need to submerse in water to activate glue on back. . Got them at a flea mall for $1.00 per roll and some are beautiful.? 

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What can I get my mother for her birthday when my budget is $20?

She doesn't like big jewlary. and her necklace chains have to be long so she can slip them over her head and she doesn't wear earings or rings. She likes to read and she is obssed with eeyore and has just about everything you can buy that has to do with him. I need help!!!!

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Help me find the perfect gift for "Her"

I have until January 20 to find the perfect gift for what I'd call the perfect woman. She's into Indie bands, works at a music shop, and loves poetry etc. One Idea I had: Guitar inscribed with one huge love poem, but here's the catch: She lives about 13 states away from me (Ohio-Oregon) and I'd have to ship whatever I made. I will take any advice, any designs, instructables, tips ANYTHING you have to offer. I offer nothing of value in return, other than knowing you may have helped another soul. --Max EDIT: I have a budget of $130 but I may be able to raise some more funds.

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6 month aniversery gift for My GF I NEED HELP!!!!!

Alright my girlfriend and my 6 month aniversery is coming up and i need somthing to make her she is a tomboy so pink is a no no. If anyone can help that would be great it is in 3 days so i need somthing QUICK.

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How to make product labels? (paper choices, design in adobe, etc.)? Answered

Hey all, I've been lurking around here for the past few weeks and finally got a membership.  Anyway, I had an idea I would like some help with: I'm looking to make a gag/stocking stuffer gift (relabeled product) for a friend.  The idea is to take a can of spam and relabel it as unicorn meat (I saw this in a Think Geek catalogue).   Dark, I know, but he would think it was really funny.  The questions I have are: what kind of paper would work the best for this purpose? (photo paper is too thick to wrap around the can, generic printer paper is too thin and would fall apart, so what would be the "goldy-locks" paper?)  Also, this part may be more complicated as I am a photoshop novice, but what would be the easiest way to design a Hormel Unicorn Meat label in Photoshop? Thanks!

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what to make my girlfriend and she is more of a tomboy she hates pink and skirts are a no-no she likes camping and mountain dew (she's a cutter so don't suggest knives) PLEASE HELP

so i'm making somthing for my Girlfriend but don't know what she likes music and and camping and mountain dew and duct tape those are mainly it so please help?

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Gun Purse

I couldn't help but post this. The Persuader is a purse designed by James Piatt to look like a gun. He writes: "For the girl on the move the Pursuader features a handy cell phone compartment in the clip. Constructed by interlocking laser cut leather this handbag has no stitching. This is a combination of old-world craftsmanship and high technology. Create the look no one can refuse."For the woman in your life who has everything! - via Craft: - via geekologie - Link.

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Instructables has sent me a card!

 I got a message saying it's been sent! Hooray! I'm looking forward to seeing what it looks like! Hooray!

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Me asking for girl advice, who wouda thought eh?

I'm not one to ask forumers for girl advice because normally everyone gives "hollywood" advice, but I'm in a jam and don't know who else to ask. I have a girlfriend, believe it or not and Christmas is coming fast. I have nothing for her and no solid ideas. I have a couple really good ideas but I can't pull them off. she asked me for a blender, she seems really serious about it but obviously I can't wake up Xmas morning and feel good about a blender....... covering my bases I got one just so she can't be pissed I didn't get her one...... but I need a main gift. Also, her birthday is on the 28th of December.....this is the first gift giving occasion I have been with her and I have 2 in a row....... infact this is the first time in a good 5 years I cared enough about a girl not to break up with her before a holiday just to avoid gift giving (ya, I know....I'm a prick) my other problem is this........ after only knowing me for about a month my birthday came along........ she went out and tracked down my most prized possession that I foolishly pawned as a teenager.......I had to pay my rent ....... i was 18 and pawning my 5 string Gibson epiphone reverse headstock bass was my only option. she found it in a different pawn shop in town and paid quite a lot of money for it.......... for a guess....... I got a little over $500 for it when I pawned it....... and pawnshops usually double or triple the price tag in there store........ my guess is she paid close to a grand for it. for Christmas she got me concert tickets, a remote control helicopter and something else I don't know about. also for valentines day she bought executive box seats for a licolin park concert (she had to tell me about the concerts so I could take the time off work....) I am not a rich man...... I make a few bucks........ but I'm not loaded........... I have no clue what to get her. some of the ideas I did have were: 1. redo her condo...... paint fix stuff up ...... kinda extreme makeover but not so extreme....... this is something I know would make her happy but I have no idea how to get her out of her condo for 2 days without her knowing whats gong on. 2. book a cruise or all expenses paid vacation........ but like I said I'm not a rich man.......so I'll have to like.....put a down payment on it and then like....... give her the receipt for x-mas and go like 6 months later........ but I don't know if thats stupid or what? the only other thing I can think of is like.......... random junk like the blender and maybe some other crap so she has a few things to open on christmas that she likes and or needs and then take her out for dinner for her B-day and give her a diamond necklace........ but I hate buying jewelry for chicks. I must get 2 separate gifts for her because in conversation she has mentioned how people give her stuff and are like happy b-day / x-mas and she hates it......she also hates b-day presents wrapped in x-mas paper. I know she'd be happy if I gave her a pack of gum from the corner store......she's not materialistic or high maintenance........ but I feel like I have to do something nice and special for her? any idea's? keeping in mind I'm not a rich man

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Sensor and Quick Release for Monster Trap Christmas Gift

I'm building a Christmas present for my 2 year old nephew... The goal is to build a monster trap for his room. My current plan calls for a large 2-3 ft. net, framed with a lightweight material, this would be attached to the ceiling of his bedroom by dad. In the apparatus that attached the net to the ceiling there is some form of 'quick release' mechanism that is triggered by some form of sensor hidden in a pillow, platform, cardboard box... a big stuffed banana -something that resembles monster bait. The physical parts of simple enough but I'm wondering what options I have for the sensor and quick release... I'm pretty handy with radio gear and fly quadcoptors so I'm pretty sure I can rassle up something.. Any ideas? Parts for Monster Trap: - one lg net, preferrably framed - radio controlled quick release - light sensor w/ radio transmitter - pillow or something to mount the light sensor in - screws to ceiling mount the net

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Just found 13 small glass fish bowls...i don't want to put fish in them, What do i do with them?

Just wanting to find a cool use for these. Maybe even to give as gifts this christmas.

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Views glitch?

In the views for homemade gifts group it says that 11 people have viewed it, but over 11 people are in the group, how do you explain this?

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What I truly hate about the holiday season.

It's when the new shows start telling me how much to tip everyone. The serious "advice" from these people ranges anywhere for a day's pay to a month's salary for everyone from the garbage man (there are four on the trucks in my neighborhood, does each receive $100?) to each person where I get my haircut, not just the barber, EVERYONE. The suggested tips run up into the thousands of dollars. Hey Christmas, go to hell! And let's not forget the office gift exchange, we are strongly encouraged to participate, since they can't make it mandatory, to bring a new $10 gift. Last year I hand made something and caught a firestorm of crap for it. This year, being my last, I bought a $10 gift and gave it to Toys for Tots. Materialistic, self centered BS that's the holiday spirit.

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KUDOS

Just a short missive to say how EXTRAORDINARY I find this site.  It is exemplary.  I trust that those taking advantage of what is being offered, truly appreciate just what a gift this type of site is.  Warm regards, DOWTONg

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what did you get for christmas?

Title says it...what did you get for christmas? i got a new mountain bike-specialized hardrock sport disc 2006

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how can i play a chess game? Answered

I have a chess at home for my birthday gift but i can't play it because i dont know how to play it  please can you help me

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Christmas presents (Or Kwanzaa/Hanukkah presents)

So now Christmas is here, and some of us already probably opened all of our gifts and joy. So now I want to know, what did you get? What was your favorite present? What did you get someone else?  Please, if you celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, you can still share what you received!   My favorite present would have to be my new (and first ever) Camera. Fuji Film A170. My second would have to be the "Dexter" third season dvd we got.  The gift I gave to my brother that I think he liked was a poster of some football player. Don't know who it is.  (Pictures soon)

Topic by Rock Soldier 


Color Changing Led, Rice paper Lamp

I entered this in the Holiday gifts and Shop ot contest. I would love to get some comments and ratings on it. Thank you in advance. Here the link: https://www.instructables.com/id/Rice-paper-LED-orb-Lantrens/

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Back to "Free" account?

Hello. I get a PRO account membership...for free/gift. I try it the last few days....but I don't need the EXTRA features. How can I turn it back into my normal FREE one ?? Any ideas ???

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Can we collaborate an instuctable for this contest?

Can I do a collaboration with someone and still have that be eligible for the contest? If we could do a collaboration, then if we won would we both get a leatherman and a gift certificate or would just one get it? Would this be ok? Please let me know.

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I am a pro member!

Just to let everyone know im a pro member now. thanks a million to Hiyadudez for this epic gift! i will now be more active on this site and im also starting to work on brining my page back to life. ill let borat explain how i feel!

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does anyone know an easy(ish) way to engrave a guitar pick???

I have a regular guitar pick, and one i've made out of a cd, and as it is a gift I'd like to engrave something on it. Does anyone know how i might go about this? or what materials i should use? thanks!

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Living Snow Globes

INSTRUCTABLES: www.projectfidgetyfingers.blogspot.com We have been collecting glass jars and bottles for the arrival of our glass cutter. And while we are at the subject of plants, we have decided to make some mini terrariums. We talked about friends without green thumbs and the sweet token of giving something green. It is going to be a disaster if the gift dies before the next time you visit them. So, we thought of fool-proofing it by making terrariums. Terra is a word meaning Earth in Latin. It is an area, usually enclosed, for keeping and raising animals or plants for observation or research. Often, a portion of the ecosystem for a particular species is simulated on a smaller scale, with controls for environment conditions. The main requirement is that it be watertight to keep the moisture in. So, non-green thumbs ahoy! This means light watering every month or longer. The plants are usually hardy and do not grow quickly if you keep the water circulating. This is a fabulous mini sustainable environment to create, a sort of 'living snow globe'. A magical gift for kids and the office desk.

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Secret Pal

So I was thinking, what if we managed to have a sort of secret pal each year around the holidays. Where there's is a random generator that picks names and is given out to each person. Then we would buy a gift for that person ship it off to wherever they live. But there would be a minimum and maximum so someone doesn't send a piece of paper or a laptop. Like $15-20. So what are your thoughts?

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Which airsoft gun do I choose? Answered

I have a $100 gift card to dick's sporting goods and I'm thinking of getting an airsoft gun.  The only problem is that I don't want to buy another piece of junk. So I was wondering on what I should buy and something that can be somewhat durable.  What type of gun should I be looking for(AEG, spring, gas)? And if you are able to visit the dick's website, what exact model?

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What did you GIVE ?

There are a couple threads on "what did you get?" Here's one to talk about any gifts you managed to come up with that were particularly clever, cool, or well-received. I suppose the one I put the most effort into was the "day-runner planner" re-purposed into a sewing measurement and craft data book for my wife. I threw away the traditional calendar pages and added some downloaded and self-made special purpose pages...

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Thank you someone!

I honestly don't know what to say. I don't know who, but someone was gracious enough to gift me with pro membership. I honestly don't know who, or for why except for this message they gave me, "Since you cared to ask," I just wanted to say Thank You. I honestly appreciate it, and wish I could thank you properly. Thanks.

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Which Guitar Should I get?/

I'm getting a guitar as my Christmas gift from my parents, and i'm a beginner, so i have no idea what is good or bad. I need some one to tell what brands are good, and what I should get. I just want this guitar for fun, I'm not like starting a band. Also, I'm kinda short.

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Q: do apples with worms ripen earlier?

Hi, maybe i am just hallucinating, or its age, or its the heat, etc... but it seems every years when its about time for the heavens to gift us apples, and me checking the trees, the very first ´ripe´ apples are the one that got worms, or other form of ´damage´. ... is it just me?.... and if not, whats the chemical process behind that. gracias & greetings de los picos de europa

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SIx month anniversary present suggestions

I am in a long-distance relationship, and our six month anniversary is coming up. Does anyone have any gift suggestions? I am getting her a webcam, because she doesn't have one and we will be able to see each other. Also, I just recently sent her a bracelet (a souvenir from my vacation). So any other ideas that are preferably not jewelry and hopefully quite inexpensive are welcome.

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entertain a toddler? Answered

 I want to make a gift for my twin nephews that are coming down for the holidays.They are approx. a yr. and a 1/2 old twin boys of parents that are obsessed with health and DIY. I have a small budget..... like 10 dollars is on the expensive side.However I have a lot of things and art supplies to use and recycle.I need to know about what  their age group likes, and where they are mentally. Any project ideas knowledge or advice?I was thinking something like a game that brings the family together to play.

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PP19 Bizon

Hey guys, heres my early Xmas present to you, A PP19 Bizon, I decided to give it a go because I noticed that there hasn't been one posted, I wanted to give you guys a Xmas gift and I was bored, It shoots blue rods, havn't tested the range, but I'm expecting about 10m, nothing to special. I only spent a few hours on this so it may not be as good as I can get it. so tell me what do you think?

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How can I "petrify" a T shirt? Answered

I had this idea for a gift for a friend. It's kind of an inside joke, and I know he'll really like it. I would like to take a T shirt, and somehow "petrify" it. My idea is to make some sort of form out of wood, or foam, or something. I would put the shirt on the form, and epoxy it. I thought I might wrap the form in plastic wrap, so that the shirt sticks to the wrap, and I can lift it off. Is this possible, and if so is there a better way to do it?

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Instructables 5 star everything (almost) bug.

I have noticed (and so have many others) that all initially high rated Instructables now have an overall rating of 5 stars, this goes on for pages, for example, look up K'nex and then click sort by rating and you will find that all the Instructables up to Dutchwarlord's FN FAL Assault are rated 5 stars overall, is this a bug, or a gift from Instructables? Note, this is in K'nex because that is where I originally discovered the bug (no word on who discovered it first.)

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I'd like to replace a male USB with a female mini USB in an mp3 player.. Can anyone help?

I have a Coby MP200-1G that i got to put in an NES controller for a gift for my cousin.. I found an Instructable that helped but they replaced the stock USB with a female and I would like a female mini USB instead.. I'm not sure though which tabs should be soldered onto which points or how to find out what each tabs purpose is so that i can match it with the corresponding solder point..

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YouTube DIY Video Challenge

We just got news from our friends at YouTube saying that they are having a DIY Holiday Video Extravagazna right now. Todd Oldham has a video on the homepage requesting HowTo videos from the community. He's asking people to show him their favorite craft projects that can be given as gifts or make great decorations for the holidays. He's going to choose the most exciting 12 and put them on the home page when he's the guest editor in a couple of weeks.If anyone is interested in submitting a video, head on over to Todd's video announcement for the full details, and of course, make sure that you enter it into the Instructables Homemade Holidays 2007 Contest as well.

Topic by noahw 


Im sorry but....

Look guys. Im gonna cut straight to it. Im selling my Knex. Well Im going to. Im getting bored of it now and I dont have must time anymore. Im sorry. But before I give it up I want to impress you guys, you know, just as a leaving gift. I want you to give me an idea for a project. Something awesome, big, crazy, impossible! Thanks for being so supportive throughout my Knexing career, and I am sad to leave it behind. Thanks guys. I mean, even though I dont know you, your like a family to me :-) That may sound cheesy but it's true. Thanks :-)

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Please Vote For My Dog

Hey everyone, my dog entered in a cutest pet contest. The winner gets a vet gift certificate thing. He is a puppy and has heartworms. We can't afford for him to go to the vet because he just went about a month ago for parvo. His name is Dipper, and he is a very fun and loving puppy. He loves people and thinks everyones his friend lol, but his best friend is his kitty. He also loves cheese. Thanks for the help everyone, we really appreciate it.  (His title says "Dipper and the piggy"). The link is below. http://tribtoday.upickem.net/engine/Votes.aspx?PageType=VOTING&contestid;=55991#SubmissionDisplay

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quick question about dating

Anyways I ran into one of my highschool friends on myspace. We dated once in college, we both went to two different schools, (6 years ago) and pretty much went our separate ways. Anyways i asked her out on a date to the movies on 13 FEB and she said sure. My question is I can get chocolate real cheep from work (at cost) should I give her a box of chocolate or will that be too romantic. Valentines day is on the 14th and I dont want to be too romantic, incase she turned into a psycho. What would be an appropriate gift (if any) to give someone that you havent seen in 6 years.?

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