I bought my winter gift to myself...

Do you do that?  Do you buy yourself a gift during the Christmas season and call it a Solstice gift or a Saturnalia gift?  Whatever you call it... do you do it?  And if so, what are you getting for yourself this year? 

I haven't bought any new books in a while, and decided to get a few good deals off my wish list.  I was able to buy books used for a huge discount.  Check these deals out...

What Evolution Is
Ernst Mayr; Paperback; $5.05

Margaret W. Matlin; Hardcover; $8.61

Philosophy for Dummies
Tom Morris; Paperback; $3.99

Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory (Modern Library Chronicles)
Edward J. Larson; Paperback; $6.23

The Assault on Reason
Al Gore; Hardcover; $4.10

Douglas J. Futuyma; Hardcover; $3.84

The Skeptic's Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions
Robert Todd Carroll; Paperback; $0.65


It's been almost a year since someone bought one of the items on my wishlist for me.  If you'd like to buy me a Christmas gift you can view the list here and when you purchase an item it'll know my address to send it to.  I don't get a message saying who bought the item, so if you buy something for me please let me know, so I can thank you.  Anyway, I'm just thrilled to be getting the books I got, and at the prices I got.  It was your donations that paid for these, so I really appreciate everyone who recently contributed; thank you.


In unrelated news, part of my ceiling collapsed before I went to Utah over the weekend.  I spent two hours on the roof today, cleaned the gutters, and caulked some roof areas, and I think it's fixed.  It's been raining for 3 hours and no leak. 


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Answers in Gene Simmons's picture

Well, one day is much like

Well, one day is much like another day. Really, since I do not feel that I am part of something that makes a big deal about winter, then why bother?


That much said, I did feel kind of “winter giftish” a couple of years ago when I bought some serious musical gear in december. Skipping the details, what I ended up with was an Hartke HA5500 500 watt amp and a Genz-Benz NEOX 2X12 cab.  The two items on the bottom left in this pic:


NoMoreCrazyPeople wrote:
Never ever did I say enything about free, I said "free."


Abu Lahab's picture

 If you're thinking of

Yes, please!


If you're thinking of buying a winter gift for yourself consider, for a moment, buying this for me instead.


I'm sure the warm feeling you get would outweight the buyers remorse.

How can not believing in something that is backed up with no empirical evidence be less scientific than believing in something that not only has no empirical evidence but actually goes against the laws of the universe and in many cases actually contradicts itself? - Ricky Gervais

Peppermint42's picture

As much as I hate Houston

As much as I hate Houston itself, I must admit that Half-Price Books is just about my favorite place in the world.  Great books at great prices.  Heart