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    Question All I want for Christmas is...

    ... what?
    It's the crass commercialism Christmas season and we all love to give gifts, but what would you most like to get?
    And let's make it two gifts -- one from a "normal" budget, and one from a billionaire's unlimited budget.
    Ready... set... GO!

    PS: Since we all love to give, please don't forget to send your contribution to Auntie Lynn's Slippah Project -- http://www.slippah.org/ .
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    All I want for Christmas is a list of gifts I'd like to award to all my HT companions.
    I already have everything I want or need, and it's my turn to be generous.
    For instance:
    A new Martin/Gibson in koa for Lika Nui.... with carbonfiber strings....

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    World Piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    World Piece.
    Matapule not touching that one with ten foot pole!

    Matapule and uaifi want to be with two daughters for Mele Kalisimasi, das all.
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    For my elderly father to be coping with what he calls "a slipping memory".

    And for him to be in the right frame of mind, literally, for my brother and I to have "the talk" with him.
    Youth may be wasted on the young, but retirement is wasted on the old.
    Live like you're dying, invest like you're immortal.
    We grow old if we stop playing, but it's never too late to have a happy childhood.
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    First, the "regular" gift....ummm, well, I can't think of anything. I really don't need anything.

    Second, the "unlimited" gift.....a large plantation home with all our ohana able to stay with us for the months of November and December, and all the cars and supplies necessary for the visit.

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    Default Re: All I want for Christmas is...

    A building permit and enough strawbales for the house I plan to build with it.

    Strawbale houses for everyone.

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    A rich benefactor to pay off all my student loans, and sanity, please, sanity.

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    No one wants a "normal" material thing, ah? I have requested the Beatles box-set from Santa, fwiw.

    "Unlimited" - circumstances that permit regular travel between Seattle & Hawai`i, to study and play with the masters of Hawaiian music; a large enough home to have space for musicians to stay with us when they are coming through the area.

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    "Normal" - I would love 4 tickets to each of the Smooth Jazz Nights concerts for as long as they last!

    "Unlimited" - wishing for the economy to rebound so I can remodel my little Makaha space. That doesn't take a billionaire's ability. A thousandaire would work! 30 of 'em!

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    Normal- a Kindle. Those things are cool! And I read all the time, so that'd be way easier to take to the dr's office or car repair shop.

    Dream Gift- $35k. I need it for a certain something that I really, really want. I'm not ready to talk about it yet, though. Maybe soon. Just pray, if you're the praying type, if you have room for one more request on your prayer list.

    Can't think of anything creative this time


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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    ... let's make it two gifts -- one from a "normal" budget, and one from a billionaire's unlimited budget.
    Ready... set... GO!
    Okay...
    I want a new pair of Levi's 501 button fly jeans.
    It's the gift that keeps on giving. Not just a pair of pants, they become a friend!


    #2: A Hans Christian 43' sailboat, along with the funds to maintain and homeport her in Honolulu.
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    One of those cute little Zhu Zhu hamsters, please Santa.

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    Normal: Maybe just a nice dinner out somewhere. We hardly go out anymore.

    Dream: To buy my Mom a nicer house, personal cook, maid service, yardman, driver, 24 hour nurse and companion. Oh, and the same for my in-laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    #2: A Hans Christian 43' sailboat, along with the funds to maintain and homeport her in Honolulu.
    MM be careful what you wish for! Hans Christians are beautiful boats, but all that teak is a back breaker. You will need to add to your list the ability to pay a full time maintenance man to keep up with everything.
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    Default Re: All I want for Christmas is...

    On my list is a new camcorder and the Beatles' remastered Box set.

    On my ”I've won the lottery“ list: Let's fly to see Paul McCartney in concert in London on 12.22, LA to see Al Stewart in February, and the Moody Blues in Miami in March.

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    an open ended, fly anywhere, good for a year airline ticket, and a mobile doctor.
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    knock it off, all of you

    seriously, what the hell


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    Default Re: All I want for Christmas is...

    Quote Originally Posted by TATTRAT View Post
    an open ended, fly anywhere, good for a year airline ticket, and a mobile doctor.
    I think there's a mobile doc available. Has been since late June.

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    OK, changed my mind. Must be good to receive as well.

    For the realistic gift: Ant control treatment.

    For the billionaire special: Kalihiboy told me about a new car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matapule View Post
    MM be careful what you wish for! Hans Christians are beautiful boats, but all that teak is a back breaker. You will need to add to your list the ability to pay a full time maintenance man to keep up with everything.
    HaHa! So true...
    though I have a billionaires unlimited budget, I'm covered.
    Life is either an adventure... or you're not doing it right!!!

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    If Kaonohi gets another turn then I want one too, because I just thought of a realistic/tangible gift:

    Rockband and a gaming system to play it on. I don't care which system because the only game I care about is Rockband.

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    A gamma ray deflector...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creative-1 View Post
    On my list is a new camcorder and the Beatles' remastered Box set.

    On my ”I've won the lottery“ list: Let's fly to see Paul McCartney in concert in London on 12.22, LA to see Al Stewart in February, and the Moody Blues in Miami in March.
    Wow, an Al Stewart fan! I am the eyes of Nostrodamous.

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    A Hawaii state lottery with the profits used to fund the Hawaii public school system.

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