Back to my own birthday plans, and a big thank you to all of the following:
jpallan angelsk thewildrose volantwish lightningbaron malerin jackola kirylin csogilvie emmavescence asciident tinyjo zach alsatia earenwe lightningbaron djw crschmidt bertho ratkrycek the_demiurge fweebles exor674 janinedog xtremesaints kamara rho maxwellgrant rahaeli (with help from Bit)The voting was nail-bitingly close, and the split in the end was fifteen votes to twelve. If your browser displays CSS properly, you'll see how the voting went before I announce at the end of this post what I'm just about to buy; first, however, are some highlights!
Of those who voted for the iPod, thewildrose and emmavescence had no ideas as to what to engrave on the back. Had a few interesting ideas from the following, though:
jpallan -- jayo be da man!
jackola -- jackola rocks
exor674 -- LiveJournal is cool. Bunnehs rule!
And my personal favourite: the_demiurge -- You have no chance to survive make your time!
The vast majority of those who responded to my second egotistical question on whether I deserved this present responded positively. (Phew!) Two answered "no comment", and interestingly enough only xtremesaints answered "No, I hate you", leading me to believe that she's only insanely jealous of me. Or so I hope. maxwellgrant wants to judge my worthiness based upon my appearance, which seems a tad unfair. *thpthtthpt*
Other notable comments:
jpallan decided to fill out the poll a second time after she suggested a decidedly adult sex toy. She decided to apologise unnecessarily; although I was surprised when I saw the page, I was by no means offended by her suggestion...
In answer to ratkrycek: I can probably ask for the other shiny piece of kit for Christmas, so I'm not missing out on anything for more than six months.
earenwe called me a t00b, whatever that means. She does that a lot though. *grin*
bertho, unaware that I only drink alcohol under exceptional circumstances and that many Scottish whisky brands are probably far superior, suggested I buy a bottle of Jack Daniels along with my iPod...
maxwellgrant adds: "Am I the only one who thought that LOL meant 'lots of love' in the beginning?" Er... yes?
And rho, being her odd self, decided that I should buy "A pet llama called bob, together with a llama grooming kit, so you can dye his fur pink." She didn't really want to fill out the poll as is, but I had fun reading her answer all the same.
The camera has it!
I'm off to Amazon now. Thank you, all!