This article was last modified on December 25, 2006.


The Spoils of War, 2006

Here is a list of people who gave me stuff for the 2006 holiday season. This is for my own record so I remember who to treat extra special next year.

  1. US Oil: 16 pound turkey; dinner at VanAbel’s for myself and Taryn Olson; $25 Express Convenience Center gift card
  2. Mom (Santa 1): Christmas card; 550 Desert Storm trading cards; blue jeans; button-down shirt; khaki slacks; 3 Kurt Vonnegut novels: Galapagos, Cat’s Cradle and Man Without a Country; box set of 50 “creepy” movies
  3. Dad (Santa 2): $61
  4. Nick Bies: 2 glasses of Miller High Life; 2 menthol cigarettes; lap dance raffle ticket; pitcher of Pabst Blue Ribbon; Chinese buffet; GPX portable DVD player
  5. The Wilbers: Christmas card; Stephen Kinzer’s Overthrow; Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri’s Empire; William Safire’s Scandalmonger; loose leaf notebook paper; assorted chocolate covered pretzels and peanuts; one year subscription to Time magazine
  6. Katrina Cornelius (with Andy Schmitt): Assorted holiday chocolates; $20 Marcus Theatres gift card; binder with 70 plastic pages
  7. Hannah Borg: 2007 day planner; Jimmy Carter’s Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid; $25 Conkey’s gift certificate; Little Mermaid bookmark
  8. Jason Lane: bag of candy corn; t-shirt of Nazi Pillsbury Doughboy saying “White Flour”; Bail Out DVD with David Hasselhoff
  9. Tara DesJardins: Christmas card, $20 Conkey’s gift certificate
  10. Matt Patterson: box set of 10 exploitation films (such as Reefer Madness); “Jesus Rock!” Christmas card
  11. Kate Hermsen: cookie man with bloody stump arm; DVD of the French film Amelie
  12. Taryn Olson: calendar for Jewish year 5767
  13. Kristy Goff: large cross-stitch of a geisha in a frame; grow-your-own-girlfriend; 3 pocket journals (or maybe these are from Hannah… not entirely sure)
  14. Emily Schmitt: Camel cigarette coupons; Sno Tube
  15. Cody Kappell: 2 bottles of Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat beer
  16. Aunt Andrea: Christmas card
  17. Lea Haefs: Christmas card
  18. Dr. Steve Kagen: Inauguration Invitation card
  19. Shane Schaefer (with Emily Schmitt): EPA brochure, “Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home”

Also try another article under Personal
or another one of the writings of Gavin.

One Response to “The Spoils of War, 2006”

  1. Emily (your Sister) Says:

    I am very offended that I did not get credit where credit was due. It was my idea to give you the lead paint brochure, AND those camel cigarette coupons were from ME not mom. I expect credit to be given to me for these items. (The brochure came from Shane also)

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