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Old 21.06.2007, 08:43
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Re: Men..Gift Ideas Please??

As you live in Zurich, this airport

http://www.fgzo.ch/

called "Speck" near Fehraltorf is closer, and it's a cool grass runway with a nice restaurant on site.
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Old 21.06.2007, 08:44
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What about a nice Rundflug in a Piper Arrow over the Swiss Alps?

http://www.fliegen.ch/rundflug/rdfprospekt/rdf00.html

This is from Grenchen airport, but other GA (general aviation) airports offer it as well.

Should be fun. That's how I got hooked on flying in 1999 ...

He said he always wanted to fly but cudnt cuz o his number ... definately worth lookin into!!! Thanks for the idea and the website!!!
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Old 21.06.2007, 08:48
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Welcome. I am sorry that I don't have my Swiss pilot license yet, else I would volunteer to fly him.
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Old 21.06.2007, 08:52
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Has he got enough socks! You can never have enough in my book.

And slippers. Preferably ones that have been worn in. But whatever you do...DON'T throw away his old slippers! Chances are that although you think they are old and decrepit, he's only just worn them in.
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Does he have a car Sat Nav? In which case a top of the range TomTom is a very good gadget.

Is his Handycam High Definition?
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Old 21.06.2007, 10:46
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What is it with men and SOCKS!!!???? why??? everytime we go into a store I have to argue with him and point out he has a million - new ones too and he really doesnt need another pair... Guess who has to wash em all!!!! :P
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Does he have a car Sat Nav? In which case a top of the range TomTom is a very good gadget.

Is his Handycam High Definition?
Thanks gooner....he already has it via his palm!!! hehehe he's such a cute gadget n toy junkie!
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The only sock solution is to only ever buy one kind of sock, UNLESS it is distinctly distinguishable from the others, for example 'these are my snowboarding socks, i know i can't wear them to work because they are grey, knee length and thick wool' - otherwise all socks should be the same, same make, brand, size, color - that way they never need to be paired.

Throw all the old ones out, buy 20 pairs of black socks and if you lose one it's not an issue. Just grab 2 socks.
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What is it with men and SOCKS!!!???? why??? everytime we go into a store I have to argue with him and point out he has a million - new ones too and he really doesnt need another pair... Guess who has to wash em all!!!! :P
Although a man might have millions of sock...sometimes he just needs the ease of finding two that actually go together
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How about a R2D2 HD Projector/Webcam/Ipod Dock/Dvd Player

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/home-ente...los-226868.php
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Thanks gooner....he already has it via his palm!!! hehehe he's such a cute gadget n toy junkie!
The Swedes have a good name for it... Prylbög.

What about an iPhone?
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Old 21.06.2007, 11:06
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The ultimate socks solution...www.blacksocks.ch

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What is it with men and SOCKS!!!???? why??? everytime we go into a store I have to argue with him and point out he has a million - new ones too and he really doesnt need another pair... Guess who has to wash em all!!!! :P
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Re: Men..Gift Ideas Please??

If you want to get him a tandem skydive in Interlaken, please let me know as you can have the one I got for my last birthday. I assume my fiancée asked for present ideas in a forum similar to this as she wouldn't have come up with such a ridiculous gift idea on her own :-)

Don't get him socks. I beg you. Don't get him socks. If i was 29 I couldnt imagine a worse present than socks, or indeed anything else that doesn't require a power source.
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Old 21.06.2007, 11:24
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Although a man might have millions of sock...sometimes he just needs the ease of finding two that actually go together
He only has black socks... they all look the same! the snow boarding stuff stays in the snow boarding bag!! So its quite a senselss obsession, dont u'll think!?? aaahhh men and socks!
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Get him a gun rack. Even if he doesnt own one gun, let alone enough guns to necessitate a gun rack....

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The only sock solution is to only ever buy one kind of sock, UNLESS it is distinctly distinguishable from the others, for example 'these are my snowboarding socks, i know i can't wear them to work because they are grey, knee length and thick wool' - otherwise all socks should be the same, same make, brand, size, color - that way they never need to be paired.

Throw all the old ones out, buy 20 pairs of black socks and if you lose one it's not an issue. Just grab 2 socks.
You got ahead of me on this one

But there's two problems here...

one is that it's not often men who buy the socks ...it's the women do. And it's a hard enough thing getting them to buy two things that look the same. So even the fact that socks coming in pairs is pushing it a bit...

And if you were running a business how far do you think you'd get with pushing the idea that "if we make our socks like this, then our customers won't have to buy so many from us!"

It's a little known fact that it's one company that makes all the socks, linen baskets and washing machines in the world. And both the linen baskets and washing machines have secret time compartments in them, invisible to the human eye, that spirit away socks into dimensions that we mere mortals know nothing of.
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Well if we're resorting to movie references...

Build him a cake?
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Old 21.06.2007, 11:30
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Get him a gun rack. Even if he doesnt own one gun, let alone enough guns to necessitate a gun rack....

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Whoa Dave!! What kinda gifts u been gettin!!?? Thankfully he hates guns as much as I do... we hate havin the compulsary swiss army one around too...
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Anything with rockets on the side, golden rockets.
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Old 21.06.2007, 11:34
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If you want to get him a tandem skydive in Interlaken, please let me know as you can have the one I got for my last birthday. I assume my fiancée asked for present ideas in a forum similar to this as she wouldn't have come up with such a ridiculous gift idea on her own :-)

Don't get him socks. I beg you. Don't get him socks. If i was 29 I couldnt imagine a worse present than socks, or indeed anything else that doesn't require a power source.
Hey!!! I think thats such a cool gift!!!! I think it was quite sweet o ur fiance to gift u that... i think its an experience n both o us are obsessed with diving (underwater), I think one from the sky should be as exciting... So I'll take you up on ur offer o the certificate if u don't mind!!! Thanks Fraser... and as for the socks, i'd NEVER!
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