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  Date Posted #1 Wednesday, December 25, 2013 09:52:25 AM   

Have a good one guys/gals. Cherish the time with your families! I got a white xmas this year, 9 inches fell yesterday and today is beautiful and sunny. Can't wait to hit the slopes with my parents! Cheers
 
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  Date Posted #2 Wednesday, December 25, 2013 10:30:05 AM   

your parents snowboard with you? thats pretty cool

im waiting for everyone else to wake up/get here.....

merry christmas everyone, i love u, i love u, goodbye, buhu

 
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  Date Posted #3 Wednesday, December 25, 2013 06:19:30 PM   

same 2 all 
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  Date Posted #4 Wednesday, December 25, 2013 09:37:23 PM   

Originally posted by Cruel
your parents snowboard with you? thats pretty cool

im waiting for everyone else to wake up/get here.....

merry christmas everyone, i love u, i love u, goodbye, buhu



they ski, but ya. Been out on the slopes with my parents since i was 3 yrs old! Had a GREAT day out there! 
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  Date Posted #5 Friday, December 27, 2013 09:54:52 AM   

Nice! Had a pretty decent Christmas morning, then my dad had a hissy fit and drove off leaving my mom with me at my sister's. Other than that, made cookies with my niece and nephew and celebrated my niece's birthday, played a few family-style board games and went and saw a movie (47 Ronin) with my awesome brother-in-law. Good times. 
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  Date Posted #6 Friday, December 27, 2013 10:07:22 AM   

y did he have a hissy fit 
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  Date Posted #7 Friday, December 27, 2013 10:50:55 AM   

Gonna go with him being bipolar.

All we know is that he has issues. My sister doesn't let him off the hook for it and is much more terse with him which doesn't help. She told him, angrily, to back off (while he was trying to be helpful, though annoyingly so) and he got sad, confused, then depressed, then angry all within a matter of about 40 seconds.

It's a common occurrence. 
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  Date Posted #8 Friday, December 27, 2013 11:37:56 AM   

damn, sry to hear that Realm. Its tough dealing with people like that, especially in your family. My aunt is the same way.. but not so much hissy fits as severe depression..all the time. You dont want to placate them but you also dont want to offend them badly.

On another note, anyone get anything really neat this year? I got some cash to buy some new riding gear, not all that exciting. But i DID buy myself that watch you mentioned Realm :) its a little more bulky than i thought but i like it alot so far. 
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  Date Posted #9 Friday, December 27, 2013 11:49:47 AM   

Originally posted by Realm
Gonna go with him being bipolar.

All we know is that he has issues. My sister doesn't let him off the hook for it and is much more terse with him which doesn't help. She told him, angrily, to back off (while he was trying to be helpful, though annoyingly so) and he got sad, confused, then depressed, then angry all within a matter of about 40 seconds.

It's a common occurrence.


That's weird, my dad goes through the same. Super sensitive. He used to just always get mad and borderline abusive, now he just gets sad and upset over the littlest things.

Hope old age doesn't do this to all guys :\ 
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  Date Posted #10 Friday, December 27, 2013 12:01:25 PM   

Does he take anything for it. He needs to get on a mood stabilizer pronto. Or it could get really terrible. My dad doesn't even leave his house anymore because of this and he won't take anything for it. 
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  Date Posted #11 Friday, December 27, 2013 12:15:07 PM   

i wasn't aware so many families dealt with this.
 
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  Date Posted #12 Friday, December 27, 2013 12:20:47 PM   

He's on prescription Zoloft, or something like it. Unfortunately he decided a long time ago to cut back on his prescription by half because "he didn't need it," as he told his doctor. The unfortunate part is that none of the rest of us are part of this conversation with his doctor.

He used to be much, much worse. That was a seriously tame incident. Usually he starts bitching out my mom and her entire family because he dropped something and she went to pick it up for him. So glad to get out of that house and away from him. He's still my dad though, so I stay in touch and just don't let him know how much he seriously pisses me off.

qs, it's harder when I'm looking to date someone and they're like, "I have a really loving family; family is important to me so it should be to you too," and all I think is that it is, but I'd rather be part of their family and not mine. :P My father estranged his brother so I never got to know my cousins on that side of the family, and letting someone I care about see that side of my immediate family is not something I look forward to.

On another note: Glad the watch worked out for you, qs! Be a man though. Manly men wear bulky watches (even if it's probably a PITA with ski gear on).

I haven't had my "real" Christmas yet though, so I'll get back to you all on the stuff I got other than the niece/nephew gifts. :)



Different tactic:
What were some really cool gifts that you GAVE that you either thought were particularly awesome, or were received really well this year? 
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  Date Posted #13 Friday, December 27, 2013 12:42:43 PM   

Originally posted by Allustrious
y did he have a hissy fit


Because obviously none of you have kids. 
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  Date Posted #14 Friday, December 27, 2013 12:55:21 PM   

yeah man, my dad was a dickhead alcoholic when i was growing up. huge anger problems and mood swings. a complete fucking prick to my mother too. he's mellowed out quite a bit now that he's older and has stopped boozing 24/7. not sure if he still smokes weed. i don't hold any of it against him we all have our problems and who am i to judge right

i rarely drive the 3 hours to visit my parents at all, maybe once or twice a year. part if it is i want them to come up and see me. they have only been up here once and i'd like for them to see the life I built for myself but whatever. they are pretty old so I'm guessing I have maybe 10 more years to get some time in with them before they die. i'd have to think my dad is overdo for some sort of catastrophic heart attack.

i got a bunch of stuff for my guns and stuff for around the house. gift cards to cabelas etc.

thanks for the christmast card realm 
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  Date Posted #15 Friday, December 27, 2013 02:28:54 PM   

Did you show it off to the fiancé? ;) 
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  Date Posted #16 Friday, December 27, 2013 03:10:00 PM   

i got my GF some UE Logitec noise cancelling headphones. They are pretty sweet, got em super cheap via tiger direct sale. Planning on stealing them from her often ;)