Ok boys and girls mom and dad here is a list of some things that would make me happy to get at Christmas….and for those who missed getting me a birthday present (and you know who you are) I’ll take anything on the list. Check with my wife first to see what’s already been purchased
Grateful Dead 2008 Wall Calendar – Barnes & Nobles – $13.00 – No Substitutions
The official 2008 Grateful Dead Wall Calendar! Each month features milestones in the Dead’s long strange trip including album releases, iconic concerts, birthdays, and historic events, plus great photos and grooved-out graphics. Order yours today, and enjoy it for months to come.
Doctor Who 2008 Calendar – doctorwhostore.com – Not available in the US at this time – No Substitutions
Storm Chaser™ 3-in-1 – Black/Large – L.L. Bean – $89.00 – No Substitutions
Our Storm Chaser™ 3-in-1 Jacket is versatile and comfortable and can be worn three ways to seal out cold, wet and wind. Wear the rugged nylon shell alone on mild, wet days; its durable water-resistant coating sheds rain. For colder, dry days, wear just the soft, substantial 200-weight polyester fleece liner. And for the worst weather – the cold, windy days of winter – wear them together for a warm, dry jacket system. Shell has a stowaway hood that offers a great fit and won’t obscure your vision. Two zip pockets on shell, two on liner. Imported. Machine wash and dry. Fit over a midweight sweater.
Homer Simpson Slippers – Medium – Simpson Store – $19.95
Get your foot out of your mouth and put it into Homer Simpson’s instead! These fuzzy slippers feature the face of everyone’s favorite cartoon dad.
Smokestack Lightning: Adventures In The Heart Of Barbecue Country – B&N – $17.95
It was while eating a big ol’ plate of steaming ribs that journalist Lolis Eric Elie and photographer Frank Stewart decided to traverse the country to investigate America’s obsession with smoked meat. Their quest took them from allnight barbecue binges on Chicago’s south side to barbecue competition circuit events like Memphis in May and Big Pig Jig in Vienna, Georgia, where people drop thousands of dollars to spend a sleepless night smoking meat. In SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING, Elie and Stewart profile the downhome devotees of the barbecue world, painting an anthropological portrait of one of our nation’s favorite pastimes. Featuring 50 mouthwatering recipes for such meats, sauces, and side dishes as Oklahoma Joe’s BrewBQ Ribs, Moonlight Mutton Dip, and Lady Causey’s Overnight Cabbage Slaw, SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING is a unique culinary chronicle that’ll make your stomach rumble.
Smoke and Spice: Cooking with Smoke, the Real Way to Barbecue, Revised – B&N – $15.25
Smoke & Spice , the James Beard Book Award winner that has sold more than half a million copies, is now completely revised and updated. Cheryl and Bill Jamison have added 100 brand new recipes, the
very latest product and technique information, and plenty more of their signature wit and charm. The 400 recipes cover everything from Memphis ribs to Carolina port to Texas brisket, plus a huge variety of rubs, mops, marinades, sauces, appetizers, sides, desserts, and drinks.
The Chubby – Backwoods Smoker – $785.00
The Backwoods Smoker Chubby can easily be converted into a grill or a BBQ pit by simply removing the stainless water pan. It has 4 racks 16 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches and comes with two extra sliders for more fliexible arrangement of your meat. The cooking compartment is 13 inches high, 17 inches deep and 16 inches wide. The fire box is 2 inches high, 18 inches deep and 16 inches wide. the charcoal pan is designed to hold approximately 10 pounds of briquettes comfortably. It is designed with an expanded metal bottom that allows the ashes to fall through into an ash pan for easy cleaning. Depending o nthe temperature you cook at,the Chubby can give you an 8 to 10 burn. It will hold 12 slabs of babyback ribs, 8 slabs of St. Louis style or 4 slabs of spare ribs. The Chubby will also hold 2-3 large briskets or 4-6 Boston Butts. The Chubby weighs in at a hefty 115 lbs.
Stainless Steel Standing Patio Heater – LP – Sam’s Club – $199.88
Enjoy those cool fall evenings with this stainless steel liquid propane patio heater. Extend your outdoor entertaining season by keeping your guests warm. Heater features safety tilt automatic shut off valve and industrial grade casters.
42″ Vizio Widescreen LCD HDTV – Sam’s Club – $897.78
VIZIO’s VX42L High Definition Liquid Crystal Display blends high performance with an incredible value. Only the best ingredients reside within the thin 3.9″ display (wall mounting capable) including 1366 x 768 native resolution, wide 16:9 aspect ratio and multiple video input sources, two of which support HDMI technology. Vivid colors with breathtaking response times are sure to carry you into the high-definition future. The VIZIO VX42L. Pure HDTV. Pure value.