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Old February 17th, 2004, 02:47 PM
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Thought you guys would be amused by this. Mark's brother gave us this lamp as a wedding gift. When it's on, multicolored lights swirl around in it. It's hard to describe! What's weird is that it doesn't go with anything in my house. Luckily, they don't come over very often (if ever) so it lives in the garage now until I can figure out how to get rid of it.

It was on in both these pictures, but one is with flash and one is without:





They also gave us a can of compressed air. Too strange.

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.......oh my........
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Old February 17th, 2004, 03:56 PM
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Exceptionally fine taste, I'd say! I can't understand how you could relegate a classic like that to your garage, Michelle. Shame on you! (P.S. I assume that neither Mark nor his brother read this board <S>)

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Old February 17th, 2004, 03:57 PM
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Michelle,

Check with some one who is having a Garage Sale or have one yourself. Unload it

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Old February 17th, 2004, 04:14 PM
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It's like the Christmas my dad gave my sister an Infinity Mirror, a "PlaqueCheck"...where you could see how much plaque was growing on your teeth, and a food dehydrator. After that, I started taking him by the hand and guiding him through Christmas...and I make sure my sister gives me a list of things she wants so he doesn't go crazy.

One Christmas he gave my 85 year old Grandmother windshield wipers (that matched her car) and a car caddy (for carrying her drink or coffee...just what an 85 year old needs). She looked at him like he was crazy when she opened these, but he was totally oblivious.

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Old February 17th, 2004, 04:32 PM
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Jack - Mark is with me in wanting it in the garage. He agrees that it is ugly. I really, really doubt his brother visits this site since they are not interested in cruising.

Ray - I don't know if I could even get rid of it at a garage sale! I may end up giving it to Goodwill.

Pea - funny stories!

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Old February 17th, 2004, 05:01 PM
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it looks like something my brother-in-law would give us.... something just to annoy!!


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Old February 17th, 2004, 09:32 PM
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Pretty strange Michelle, but don't underestimate a garage sale - you'd be surprised at what some people will buy for a good price! (after all, look what your brother in law bought you!)
And a can of compressed air? What's that about?!
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What's wrong with you all?? Don't you have any taste??

I'll be glad to take it off your hands Michelle, it will sit right next to my Lava Lamp.

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Oh dear, Michelle.

What about "You know how clumsy I can sometimes be....."? Woops, it slides out of your hands and "oh no! It broke!" and then, letting out a long sigh of disbelief, heading to the garbage can....

We were given two (!) crocheted toilet paper roll covers. One was black for dhs car and mine was grey for mine. When we moved six months after our wedding, they were in the box that got "lost" by the movers. <g>

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Old February 17th, 2004, 11:52 PM
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Michelle,

Make up some good story about it and sell it on Ebay...you wouldn't BELIEVE what some people will pay for stuff!! (Okay, I confess...me included!!)

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Michelle- Give it to Goodwill? And just what do you have against them???

Strangest wedding gift I ever gave was a couple of tons of steer manure. Friends were landscaping their new house and were registered at the garden center. For years they told everyone that I give real sh***y gifts.

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Old February 18th, 2004, 09:07 AM
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Can't sell it on ebay... the brother has a thriving ebay business and checks out our auctions all the time.

Might try a garage sale. I have a sneaking suspicion that's where the brother bought it since he spends a lot of time at garage sales trying to find things to sell on ebay. They don't have a lot of money. I guess it's the thought that counts, but ugh!

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The strangest gift I ever saw at a wedding was made during the wedding. My stepson's brother in law is a bit...no...eccentric is too mild a word. He is about 15 years older than his cohabitant girlfriend. They are the stereotype of a Mother Earth News lifestyle. They live by a barter system. Think of the TV character Dharma and her family. It's as if they try too hard to fulfill that model. My stepson and his wife, on the other hand, are very real world oriented as are the rest of my DIL's family, very nice people all around.

During the ceremony, the brother and companion sat in the church making hats out of jute for wedding gifts. I realize "It's the thought that counts," but that stands out as the most incongruous thing I've ever seen at a wedding.

Hey, Michelle, why not take the lamp to your local Pier 1 and see if they want to sell it on consignment? Keeps it off Ebay, anyway. The compressed air is great for getting the dust out of keyboards.

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Old February 18th, 2004, 12:09 PM
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The compressed air is actually nice to have, but makes for a really strange wedding gift.

Thanks for the suggestion but I don't think Pier 1 would take the lamp. Maybe Spencer's Gifts... I dunno, I'll probably just garage-sale it.

That's funny about the hats. Very weird thing to do during the actual ceremony.

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Okay, so it is the thought that counts. Just keep it someplace in your home as a conversation piece. Sometimes people give odd gifts so that they will be remembered
by the bride and groom. You could use it instead of candles for a romantic evening??!!
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Old February 18th, 2004, 05:45 PM
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I guess so... except that I HATE IT. I'll definitely be getting rid of it. Oh, and I'll remember them all right.

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Michelle! I know where he got it! It was one of the light fixtures left over from the Carnival Legend's Dining room! Really! They look just like that! <>
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Well, I personally don't care who gave it to you, if it is not to your taste, it would go where most of the Christmas Presents that a certain relative of mine give me....the Goodwill pile....
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Old February 19th, 2004, 08:27 AM
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Jim - now I would like to book a cruise on the Legend just to see the light fixtures! That is so funny!

CA - good thinking!

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Old February 19th, 2004, 10:56 AM
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Michelle, just remember that it's only a one-step move from "garage" to "gar(b)age". Do it now, before you lose your nerve!

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Michelle ... I prefer, the "oops, I broke it" line. :-)

My sister got a awful one for her wedding. One of those Royal Daulton character mugs of Anne Boelin (sp) with an axe for the handle. Hmmm, yep any 23-year-old would find the perfect place for this in their first apartment.

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