Christmas Lists


Christmas List 2016

 

As Christmas and the holidays approached us fast I have been asked by my cousin Ira Bilancio to bring back a tradition I started back in the early 2000’s when I started this “journal” my Christmas wish list of what I would like for Christmas of course.

Now in years past I have put in some big-ticket items on this list, I still can’t believe that no one got me the kitchen cabinets I asked for back in 2006, but the lists always came in handy when people wanted to know what I wanted, one year I got most of the list from friends and family.

So here is my list for Christmas 2016 in no particular order enjoy the list and if you have any suggestions of any other cool stuff leave them in the comments.

Electronics

Mpow Seashell Bluetooth 4.1 Running Sports Headphones with MicrophoneAmazon.com – $28.97

Excellent Noise Cancellation : The 6th generation CVC technology reduces outside noises and enables clearer sound from microphone.
Bluetooth 4.1 & aptX : Bluetooth 4.1 chip with aptX technology, Mpow Seashell offers you great listening experience.
IPX4 Waterproof Level : The certified IPX4 ensures that Mpow Seashell can protect itself from any drop or splash of water. Perfect for sports!
Great Battery Performance : The built-in battery of Mpow Seashell allows up to 7-hour playing/talking time and 185-hour standby.
Wide Compatibility : According to the test, Mpow Seashell is compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled smart phones.

Amazon Fire TV | Streaming Media PlayerAmazon.com – $89.99

Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box you connect to your HDTV. It’s the easiest way to enjoy over 250,000 TV episodes and movies on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and HBO NOW, plus games, music, and more.

JBL LSR305 Professional Studio Monitor (PACK OF 2) – Amazon.com – $249.99

The LSR305, part of JBL’s 3 Series studio monitor, is a 5\” powered studio monitor delivering professional performance at an affordable price points. 3 Series Powered Studio Monitor are first to incorporate JBL’s exciting new technology, the Image Control Waveguide. In conjunction with 3 Series high-performance transducers and system components, the Image Control Waveguide lets you hear detail and depth in recordings as you’ve never heard before. The LSR305’s 5\” long-throw woofer and its 1\” damped woven composite Neodymium tweeter are designed from the ground up to reproduce the powerful transients and micro dynamics of your mix. These drivers deliver impressive deep bass and smooth high frequency response beyond the range of human hearing.

Steinberg UR242 4-Channel USB InterfaceAmazon.com – $168.29

Be ready to record music in studio quality on your notebook or iPad with the UR242. With outstanding audio and build quality for its price class, the UR242 combines choice components with advanced onboard DSP-powered FX to offer solutions for a huge range of mobile production scenarios

Movies

Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) [Blu-ray] Amazon.com – $88.49

Experience the spectacular adventure of STAR WARS The Complete Saga in a way only Blu-ray™ can deliver. This incredible collection unites all six movies in stunning high definition with the purest digital sound in the galaxy. With more than 40 hours of thrilling special features including three bonus discs, you can journey deep into the Star Wars universe. Feel the Force of STAR WARS The Complete Saga on Blu-ray!

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh Amazon.com – $13.45

The Dr. will see you now. Basketball’s Dr. J – Julius Erving – operates on the competition in this hoop-it-up disco-era fantasy about a team on a winning streak when it signs up motley players born under the zodiac’s fish sign of Pisces.

With the Dr. in the house, trademark cloud-walking, net-shredding slam dunks are plentiful. More hoops excitement follows as the Harlem Globetrotters’ Meadowlark Lemon handles the rock as if he had more arms than an octopus and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shows his winning style as well. Off the court, Flip Wilson is a beleaguered coach and Jonathan Winters plays the dual roles of an ill-natured mogul and a sweet-natured nitwit. The world isn’t round in The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh. It’s roundball. Fish fever – hook it!

Cooking/Kitchen

Zweissen Ceramica 12″ Professional Grade Ceramic Rod Knife Sharpener with Stainless Steel Core – Amazon.com – $34.98

ZWEISSEN is all about precision professional quality kitchen tools designed for home use and delivered at great value. The ZWEISSEN Ceramica is a high-tech take on the traditional stainless-steel rod sharpener, using the finest abrasives available to sharpen and re-align blades to their maximum potential. The shaft is coated with 1000 grit ceramic, which has an extra-fine texture and high hardness rating- these qualities make the Ceramica perfect for blades that feature a fine edge (such as German or Asian knives).

Minosharp 3 Sharpener Black/RedAmazon.com – $48.00

MinoSharp 550/BR Sharpens the face of the blade, fast, safe and simple. Features: -Comes in black and red. -Includes a Coarse Blue, Medium Brown and Fine Yellow Ceramic Wheel. -Recommended for Global Knives and most other knife brands.

Kettlepizza Pro 22 Kit – Outdoor Pizza Oven Kit for 22.5 Inch Kettle Grills. Includes Prograte, Tombstone & Aluminum Pro PeelAmazon.com – $299.95

The KPPK-22 is the top of the line KettlePizza kit madeade for hardcore KettlePizza users. This kit offers the basic KettlePizza unit plus the popular ProGrate/Tombstone Combo. This kit has our Tombstone which is stone is 15.7 inch x 14.5 inch with a rounded edge. Since it is thicker, it retains more heat and makes pizza placement and removal easier. This combination allows higher dome temperatures for quicker bakes and side access openings for easier refueling. This kit includes a FREE Aluminum Pro Pizza peel.

Note: This product only works with 22.5 inch kettles. Included with the KettlePizza Pro 22 kit are: – one 304 stainless steel pizza oven sleeve for 22.5 inch kettles – two wood handles with stainless steel standoffs – one hi-temp thermometer – one 14″ pizza pan – stainless steel hardware – one 22.5″ stainless steel ProGrate that allows refueling without removal of KettlePizza insert – one 5/8″ Tombstone shaped pizza stone. Larger and thicker for better heat retention and easier pizza placement – one firebox which allows higher temperatures within cooking chamber – one aluminum pro pizza peel with hanging S clip (INCLUDED FREE) Some basic assembly is required (no tools needed). The product is proudly Made in USA and has patents pending.

Clothes

SERBAGS Military Style Messenger BagAmazon.com – $69.99

This Military style canvas & leather messenger bag, good for up to 15″ laptop.
Dual leather straps with adjustment buckles, antique finish brass metal buckles
2 large front pockets, 2 side pockets with strap.
DIMENSIONS: 15″(L) x 12.50″(H) x 4.20″(D)

Gildan Men’s Heavy Cotton 10 PackAmazon.com – $25.63

You might ask, “but William why?”  Because I don’t always want to wear a t-shirt with something written on it.

Gildan Heavy Weight T-shirts, 10 pack. 100% preshrunk cotton, seamless rib at neck, taped shoulder-to-shoulder, double-needle stitching throughout.

Levi’s Men’s The Trucker Jacket Amazon.com – $69.99

Not Much of an explanation needed!

Geek and Fun Stuff

Subscription to LOOTCRATE DX lootcrate.com – 1 month $44.99, 3 Months $43.99/month, 6 months $42.99/month, 1 year $563.88

A curated collection of awesome items from the best pop culture franchises delivered to your door every month.

  • 4-6 Items for the Pop Culture Connoisseur
  • $100+ of Retail Value
  • Lifestyle Gear, Premium Apparel and Exclusive Collectibles

Dungeon Master’s Guide (D&D Core Rulebook)Amazon.com – $27.94

Everything a Dungeon Master needs to weave legendary stories for the world’s greatest roleplaying game

The Dungeon Master’s Guide provides the inspiration and the guidance you need to spark your imagination and create worlds of adventure for your players to explore and enjoy.

Inside you’ll find world-building tools, tips and tricks for creating memorable dungeons and adventures, optional game rules, hundreds of classic D&D magic items, and much more!

Player’s Handbook (Dungeons & Dragons)Amazon.com – $29.74

Everything a player needs to create heroic characters for the world’s greatest roleplaying game

The Player’s Handbook® is the essential reference for every Dungeons & Dragons® roleplayer. It contains rules for character creation and advancement, backgrounds and skills, exploration and combat, equipment, spells, and much more.

Use this book to create exciting characters from among the most iconic D&D® races and classes.

Dungeons & Dragons immerses you in a world of adventure. Explore ancient ruins and deadly dungeons. Battle monsters while searching for legendary treasures. Gain experience and power as you trek across uncharted lands with your companions.

The world needs heroes. Will you answer the call?

Monster Manual (D&D Core Rulebook)Amazon.com – $29.99

A menagerie of deadly monsters for the world’s greatest roleplaying game

The Monster Manual presents a horde of classic Dungeons & Dragons creatures, including dragons, giants, mind flayers, and beholders–a monstrous feast for Dungeon Masters ready to challenge their players and populate their adventures.

The monsters contained herein are culled from the D&D game’s illustrious history, with easy-to-use game statistics and thrilling stories to feed your imagination.

The leader in providing contemporary fantasy entertainment, Dungeons & Dragons is the wellspring for the entire modern game industry, digital as well as analog. This newest edition draws from every prior edition to create a universally compelling play experience, and exemplifies the true spirit of a game that holds captive the hearts and minds of millions of players worldwide.


Christmas List 2010

You might have been wondering what happened to me. Well life has been busy between family, Work, LOPSA, LOPSA-NJ, PICC and La Vigna. I just haven’t had time to sit down and write to you all.  I am really going to make an effort to write more in the coming year…I promise.

To get things started in what I hope will be a better writing regiment here is this years Christmas List.  I am hoping that some people will actually get me some of this stuff.  I do put a lot of research into my list…it’s not like I ask for a lot through out the year.

 

  1. Simpsons World The Ultimate Episode Guide – B&N – $90.00 – Comprehensive episode synopses for 20 seasons of Simpsons, including 128 new gut-busting episodes never before covered! Stuff you may have missed! More screen shots than ever before! Over four hundred character profiles! Every chalkboard phrase Bart has ever written! Nifty new art throughout! Quotes and quips from all your favorite characters! Two or more jam-packed pages devoted to every episode!

  2. Grateful Dead 2010 Wall Calendar – Dead.net – $13.00 – This calendar features a collection of images that span a twenty year period of art created for the Grateful Dead by Mike DuBois

  3. Pink Floyd: The Wall a.k.a. The Wall (the movie) – B&N – $14.39 – Pink Floyd’s album “The Wall” was released 30 years ago and was an album that I own both on vinyl that I played all the time after it was released and on CD.  The movie was release in 1982 and stared Bob Geldof, we use to watch this movie a lot during high school at my house.  I went a few time to see it at the Midnight Movies at the theater at the Arnot Mall. (wb)

  4. Mario Kart Wii with Wii Wheel – Amazon.com – $44.54 – Nintendo is bringing Mario and his friends with their finely tuned racing machines back and this time to the Nintendo Wii. With 3 different control styles and a Wii Wheel included in the box, Mario Kart Wii is bound to be the best in the series. The worldwide race is on with a whole new set of tricks, tracks, and ways to play! Place first in Grand Prix circuits or clear skill-based missions. Mario Kart Wii draws on courses and battle arenas from every game in the series – not to mention tons of new ones – the true king of the Mushroom Kingdom racing circuits will finally be crowned.

  5. Motorola S9-HD Bluetooth MOTOROKR/MOTOACTIV Stereo Headset (Gloss Black) – Amazon.com – $51.98 – The Motorola MOTOROKR™ S9-HD Stereo Headset delivers style, performance, and remarkable sound for your iPhone, iPod, or other stereo-capable Bluetooth® device. This lightweight headset lets you make hands-free calls and wirelessly listen to music, and it features noise-isolating ear buds, so you’ll get high-definition surround sound for all of your calls and tracks.

  6. Sinatra: New York [Box Set] – B&N – $47.99 – Without argument, Frank Sinatra is the most iconic American singer of the 20th century. This whopping five-disc set issued by Reprise attempts to define Sinatra by performing in the place that seemingly defined him. It contains 61 never-before-issued performances of the singer in concert appearances in New York from the mid-’50s through to 1990. It also includes a DVD of a performance at Carnegie Hall, taped in 1980 with 16 more performances, for a total of 77 tracks.


2009 Christmas List Part 2 – The Last Minute Gift Ideas for William

With only 2 shopping days left in this holiday season, I thought I would give you a few more ideas for my Christmas list.  All of this can be found in the Lawrence, NJ Area so you all can go out and pick it up.  If there is a (wb) at the end of the description then I wrote it.

DVDs

  1. The Blues Brothers – B&N – $11.46 -  This is my all time favorite movie.  I remember going to see this at the now closed Eric Penn Jersey theater and laughing so loud.  The band is made up of classic musicians.  If you have never seen this movie take the time to get it. (wb)
  2. Pink Floyd: The Wall a.k.a. The Wall (the movie) – B&N – $14.39 – Pink Floyd’s album “The Wall” was released 30 years ago and was an album that I own both on vinyl that I played all the time after it was released and on CD.  The movie was release in 1982 and stared Bob Geldof, we use to watch this movie a lot during high school at my house.  I went a few time to see it at the Midnight Movies at the theater at the Arnot Mall. (wb)
  3. Books

  4.  Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller – B&N $29.25 – In Ad Hoc at Home…a cookbook inspired by the menu of his casual restaurant Ad Hoc in Yountville…he showcases more than 200 recipes for family-style meals. This is Keller at his most playful, serving up such truck-stop classics as Potato Hash with Bacon and Melted Onions and grilled-cheese sandwiches, and heartier fare including beef Stroganoff and roasted spring leg of lamb. In fun, full-color photographs, the great chef gives step-by-step lessons in kitchen basics… here is Keller teaching how to perfectly shape a basic hamburger, truss a chicken, or dress a salad. Best of all, where Keller’s previous best-selling cookbooks were for the ambitious advanced cook, Ad Hoc at Home is filled with quicker and easier recipes that will be embraced by both kitchen novices and more experienced cooks who want the ultimate recipes for American comfort-food classics.
  5. Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking – B&N – $16.37  There’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread to fill a kitchen with warmth, eager appetites, and endless praise for the baker who took on such a time-consuming task. Now, you can fill your kitchen with the irresistible aromas of a French bakery every day with just five minutes of active preparation time, and Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day will show you how.
  6. Bread BibleB&N – $25.20 – The title says is all.  After reading this in Barnes & Nobles a few times it’s a book I know that I need in my kitchen.  I have been wanting to start making bread like I use to with my grandfather, but i also want to learn the science behind the bread making.  (wb)
  7. Electronics

  8. Acer Aspire One AOD250-1842P.C. Richards & Son – $329.97 – Just 1" thin and under 3 lb., the 10.1" Aspire One D250 is sleek, slim and attractive. Robust features combined with its compact size make this netbook the ultimate take-me-with-you partner.

    The 10.1" LED-backlit display presents you with bright, clear images for an enjoyable viewing experience, while a small-yet-powerful processor and ample hard drive deliver the pleasure of full-size notebook performance without the bulk and weight.

  9. So that’s it for the my quick list for you.  Hope you all have a great Holiday and Happy New Year.


2009 Christmas List

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.

Logitech Portable Webcam C905 – Amazon.com – $59.94 /w Rebate – Make high-clarity video calls home with the best travel webcam for road warriors. The travel-size 2 MP Portable Webcam C905 goes where lesser mobile webcams don’t–smooth, razor-sharp full-screen video. High-precision Carl Zeiss optics, ultra-smooth AutoFocus, and light-correcting RightLight2 Technology work together to make your video calls look so real, it’s like being in the room with your spouse and kids back home. Enjoy crystal-clear conversations with a built-in premium microphone that suppresses background noise like airport chatter. Logitech even includes a protective travel case and new Logitech Vid–the fast, free, easy, one-click-to-call video calling software.

PowerShot SD1200 IS Light Gray – Best Buy – $149.99 – When a camera puts a smile on your face the moment you hold it, imagine how great you’ll feel when you see your first pictures! The PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH has everything going for it – exuberant color, the sculptured style of Canon’s famed ELPH series – and the innovative know-how that takes you to a whole new level of picture-taking accomplishment. Fun, smart and a style that follows you everywhere.

Eye-Fi Explore Video – Best Buy – $99.99 – Easily upload your favorite videos and photos wirelessly to your computer with this 4GB Secure Digital card. Share your memories online even when your computer is turned off.

Grateful Dead Scrapbook : The Long, Strange Trip in Stories, Photos, and MemorabiliaBarnes & Noble – $32.00 -Grateful Dead fans are legendary for their Dead-ication to the band and its enduring legacy of freewheeling musical exploration. The Grateful Dead Scrapbook collects rare removable memorabilia and evocative images culled from the Grateful Dead Archives at the University of California, Santa Cruz, including never-before-published photos, flyers, fan letters, and other ephemera.

Grateful Dead 2010 Wall Calendar – Dead.net – $13.00 – Yep, we checked. Still 365 days. Take it one day at time with this groovy 2010 wall calendar.

WACOM Bamboo Pen – newegg.com – 64.99 – Bamboo Pen gives you everything you need to enjoy pen input. Start using the pen to edit, mark up documents or collaborate with others. Doodle, sketch and personalize your materials. Or use the pen with the included Corel® Painter® Essentials to paint and make digital art. The ergonomically-designed pen fits comfortably in your hand, and the tablet’s textured work surface makes you feel like you’re working with a pen on paper.

Koutech IO-HU1300 13-Port USB 2.0 External Hub – newegg.org – $39.99 –
You’ll never think 13 is an unlucky number again after you plug in Kuotech’s 13 port USB hub. This high speed hub supports USB 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0 devices. There is a power adapter to supply extra power for bus powered devices.


2008 Christmas List

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 2009 Wall CalendarDead.Net$13.00 – No Substitutions
The new year is already fast approaching, and there’s no better way to watch the days roll by than with your official 2009 Grateful Dead Wall Calendar!

Doctor Who: 2009 New Series Doctor Who Calendar – Doctorwhostore.com$19.95
Includes 12 pictures from series 4 of the BBC television series starring David Tennant with an array of adversaries and aliens..

6.25-in. Forged Chef’s KnifeCutleryAndMore.com$102.95
If you get this item a sharpening stone is needed as well.A sturdy, heavy knife with broad, strong blade and fine cutting edge. The all rounder for professionals and hobby chefs that cleans vegetables, minces herbs and chops. Global knives are manufactured by Yoshikin in Niigata, Japan. They were designed in 1985 by Komin Yamada. When Komin Yamada was commissioned for the job his mandate was to develop a range of knives that was truly new and revolutionary, using the best materials available and the latest manufacturing techniques. Made in Japan, Lifetime Warranty.

Black OGIO Corporate City Corp Laptop Bagebags.com$69.99 – No Substitutions
Fast and easy is a good thing when describing a messenger bag. With the City Corp, this personal organizer delivers your laptop, cell phone, pens, files, and other multimedia accessories … minus the bottomless-pit syndrome.
Corp City Corp Specifications – Padded top drop-in laptop sleeve, Audio pocket with headphone exit port, Cell phone pocket with cell lifter, Adjustable padded shoulder strap, Pullman handle attachment sleeve, Airline ticket sleeve, Organizer panel, Palm/calculator pocket, Internal file separators, Fits most 15″ laptops, Laptop sleeve 11″h x 17″w x 2″d

2 – xlarge – Cook Free or Die T-Shirt – grillbitch.com – $30.00 – No Substitutions
I want TWO of these shirts. This was designed and copyrighted by Anthony Bourdain as his trade mark.


2007 Christmas List

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 CalendarBarnes & 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 Calendardoctorwhostore.comNot available in the US at this time – No Substitutions

Storm Chaser™ 3-in-1Black/LargeL.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 SlippersMedium – 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 ChubbyBackwoods 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.


2006 Christmas list

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 gettting
me a birthday present (and you know who you are) I’ll take anything on
the list….

  1. Grateful Dead: 2007 Wall Calendar– $10.00 – Barnes & Nobles

    The official 2006 Grateful Dead Calendar showcases the band’s exotic
    concert venues, both current and vintage. Over 30 rarely published
    photos show the Dead in such fabled locales as Egypt, Red Rocks, JFK
    Stadium, Las Vegas, The Gorge, the Fillmore East, and others. Images
    feature every band member along with guest performers doing what they
    do best – jamming out the tunes! A wealth of album art, Grateful Dead
    minutiae, and memorabilia of all kinds gives fans a daily reminder of
    the joy of all things Dead.

  2. Doctor Who: 2007 Doctor Who Calendar – $12.95 – doctorwhostore.com – Not in stock
    yet in the USA

    Yes I know 2 calendars on the same list
  3. Doctor Who: New Series 10th Doctor (2006) Sonic Screwdriver – $24.95 – doctorwhostore.com
    The Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver from Charactor Options highly-detailed replica toy.
    Featuring:
    – a hidden UV pen & UV light which reveals your secret writing
    – button-activated lights & ‘Sonic Screwdriver’ sound effects
    – 30 Gallifreyan printed notelets and spare standard ink nib
    – 3x AG13 batteries
  4. Maverick Remote Smoker Thermometer – ET-73 – $46.06 – Amozon.com
    Monitor internal temperature of smoked meats from 100 feet away
    Wireless receiver with LCD beeps and flashes when smoked meat
    temperature goes above your programmed temperature Monitor smoking
    chamber temperature. Receiver beeps and flashes if smoking chamber
    temperature falls out of your programmed range Count-Up &
    Count-Down Timer LCD of receiver has back light for use at night
    Receiver has belt clip and built in stand Heat-resistant food probe
    wire can be inserted 6″ into meat Transmitter has removable wire stand
    that also becomes a hanger Can be used with oven or grill too 4 AAA
    batteries included Special smoking chamber probe wire comes with clip
    to attach to grill rack UPC: 0-11502-01373-3
  5. Designers Edge Clamp on or Magnetic Bar-B-Que Grill / Workbench Utility Light – $19.99 – Amazon.com
  6. Super-Fast Thermapen Instant Read Thermomieter, Blue – $85.00 – ThermoWorks
    This is the same Thermapen that we sell by the hundreds and thousands to professional chefs, caterers and food service people all over the world. In the last few years it has also become incredibly popular among home cooking enthusiasts. Whether you need to know the temperature of barbeque, baked goods, roasting meats, poultry, steaks or candy; the unbeatable speed of the Thermapen makes it the ultimate kitchen thermometer.

    Cook’s Illustrated says about the Thermapen: “Our favorite instant-read
    thermometer insures perfectly cooked turkey every time.” In a review of
    instant read thermometers Cooks Illustrated rated the Thermapen as the
    “Best Thermometer.” The first time they reviewed an earlier version of
    the Thermapen. Since then we’ve added auto-shutoff and the Super-Fast,
    reduced-tip probe.

  7. Kitchen Cabinets – around $3000.00 – Ikea

William’s 2005 Christmas List 1

My daughter and wife have been hounding me for a list of stuff I want for Christmas this year so I am bringing back the online version of my Christmas list in case anyone else wants to get me something. Now this isn’t all going to be Computer/Geek stuff. This list is in no particular order of preference.

  1. The Complete Calvin and Hobbes – $105.00 – Barnes & Nobles
    The entire body of Calvin and Hobbes cartoons will be published in a truly noteworthy tribute to this singular cartoon. Composed of three hardcover, four-color volumes in a sturdy slipcase, this edition will include all Calvin and Hobbes cartoons that ever appeared in syndication.
  2. George Carlin Collection DVD – $71.98 – Barnes & Nobles – This collection has the first show I ever saw. I learned all the bits and drove my parents and grandparents nuts repeating them word by dirty word. 🙂
    Still in its infancy in 1977 and enjoying freedom as the first subscription cable network, HBO aired a two-hour performance by George Carlin, a name as synonymous with comedy as it is with the limits of the socially acceptable. The George Carlin Collection compiles five of those broadcasts, spanning from 1977 to1990: On Location with George Carlin, George Carlin Again!, Carlin at Carnegie, Carlin on Campus, and George Carlin: Personal Favorites. These were some of Carlin’s funniest years, making this collection a valuable documentation of a comedian in peak form.
  3. The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics – $24.50 – Barnes & Nobles
    “Let there be songs to fill the air.” For decades, the Grateful Dead did their best to fulfill their proclamation, creating hundreds of songs for their appreciative fans. In this 448-page labor of love, astute Deadhead David Dodd presents and annotates every original lyric by the famed West Coast rock band. A long, strange, productive trip.
  4. Grateful Dead Wall 2006 Calendar – 14.39 – Barnes & Nobles
    The official 2006 Grateful Dead Calendar showcases the band’s exotic concert venues, both current and vintage. Over 30 rarely published photos show the Dead in such fabled locales as Egypt, Red Rocks, JFK Stadium, Las Vegas, The Gorge, the Fillmore East, and others. Images feature every band member along with guest performers doing what they do best – jamming out the tunes! A wealth of album art, Grateful Dead minutiae, and memorabilia of all kinds gives fans a daily reminder of the joy of all things Dead.
  5. Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks 1 – 36 Set – $650.00 – Grateful Dead Official Store – Yes I D/L shows but it’s nice to get all the Dicks Picks as well!
  6. Grateful Dead -Any Dick’s Picks – $21.00 – $25.00 – Grateful Dead Official Store – Yes I D/L shows but it’s nice to get the Dicks Picks As well!
  7. Doctor Who: 2006 Dalekmania Calendar – $12.95 – doctorwhostore.com – Yes I know 2 calendars on the same list
  8. Black Talking Dalek w/Infrared Remote Control – $44.95 – doctorwhostore.com
    From the movie Doctor Who and the Daleks comes this special edition of talking daleks with infrared remote control. These 8″ electronic taking daleks feature:

    – Authentic Movie Dalek dialogue
    – Head scans left and right as dalek patrols
    – Infrared remote control
    – Available in three classic Movie Dalek colours

  9. No, I will not fix your computer T-Shirt – $14.99 – Thinkgeek.com
    There is nothing more frustrating on this earth than constantly being asked to help other people with their petty computer problems. Of course if your job description dictates that you have to fix other peoples computers, then there is nothing so frustrating as being forced to do so 😉
  10. Chuck Taylor® All Star® Black, Canvas HI Top – Size 9 – Any where you can find them
    When he was done playing the game, he was its most devoted ambassador. And there’s never been another like him. That’s why the classic design hasn’t changed since Chuck wore them himself. Canvas upper bears the original Chuck Taylor® “Patch” logo. No matter what your size, these are big shoes to fill.
  11. DELL UltraSharp 2005FPW 20.1-inch Wide Aspect Flat Panel LCD Monitor with Height Adjustable Stand – $579.00 – Dell
    The Dell™ UltraSharp™ 2005FPW 20.1-inch Flat Panel LCD Monitor is a wide aspect desktop display that redefines the performance of LCD displays with a stylish new Dell industrial design, and advanced functionality. Watch DVDs in natural format and run multiple applications simultaneously. Improve productivity with less scrolling and toggling. The 2005FPW wide aspect Flat Panel LCD also provides an excellent option for video editing and 3D imaging as both source and destination video can be viewed in a single window! With 4 USB 2.0 ports, 2 located on the side, the 2005FPW gives users convenient access points to plug in devices such as keyboards, digital cameras, secondary hard drives and printers. It also supports advanced features such as PIP (picture in picture) and PBP (picture by picture) and can be activated with a touch of a button on the front of the display. With 5.1 inches (130 mm) of height adjustment virtually every user can adjust the display to their exact comfort level and help reduce eye and neck strain.

Christmas List

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 gettting me a birthday present (and you know who you are) I’ll take anything on the list….


Christmas List and work

The weekend is here and I am just getting around to sitting down to the computer. Spent the evening last night just working on getting Carolyn’s Christmas list together so I could see what I need to get. I have also found a good show to watch on Friday night. It is on CBS at 9pm. It’s a police drama, so far it’s kept me coming back.

At work yesterday put the web site up. It’s at www.arorapc.com if your interested in seeing it. I also got the anti virus solution up and running. I hope to get it distributed to the client machines before Christmas.

Planning on spending the day working around the house in preparation of getting the Christmas tree tomorrow. Carolyn and I are planning on going to my companies holiday party tonight. Well more later if anything comes up.