Another year older and don't know what to ask for

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Harsky, May 21, 2008.

  1. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

    Aug 2, 2004
    I always used to look forward to birthdays because it meant that I could ask for anything I wanted. From my childhood I would always flip open a catalogue and then ask for the most useless things. Then came the internet and at that point, I asked for what I wanted and parent would pay with their card.

    Fast forward to present. I'm going to be 21 next week and I get a phone call from my sister saying that she wants to know what I want. I blanked at that question. Ever since I got into bittorrent I felt no need for any video game ever and all the video game piracy device was paid for by me on a card I got.

    A real nice present I really want is an HD TV but I'm worried it would break the bank balance for my sister.

    Apart from video games, what other cool devices are there?
  2. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    It gets worse each year, but usually I look around and I usually see something that I'd like to have but wouldn't pay for, so I ask for it then.

    Not really much help I know.
  3. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

    Oct 24, 2002
    United Kingdom
    South England
    Ever since I reached around the 16-17 age mark I had a hard time thinking of things I want or that I would allow someone to buy for me.

    Nowadays I just normally tell them that if they really want to spend money on me then they can pay for a nice meal out somewhere in a restaurant so we can get the whole family together for an evening. Or save the money for another weekend and go out somewhere for the day like a theme park or cinema etc...

    Any material things I want these days, I'd rather pay for myself.
  4. beautifulbeast

    beautifulbeast GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 10, 2007
    Easy, don't ask for any material presents. Just having a nice dinner with your family could be enough. It is enough for me every birthday. Material belongings are over rated anyway (haven't you seen the Fight Club?)
  5. arctic_flame

    arctic_flame GBAtemp ATMEGA8 Fan

    Nov 4, 2006
    England land
    USB Gecko?
  6. WildWon


    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2008
    United States
    8-Bit Heaven
    Pfft, i didn't see him asking for Cotton, or Vellum, or Crushed Velvet, or Felt. He wants products, not material. Geeze.

    *waits for the flames from those who don't understand sarcasm or quick wit*
  7. The Teej

    The Teej Also known as The Tjalian

    Former Staff
    Jun 27, 2004
    100 blank DVDs [​IMG]
  8. xcalibur

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

    Jun 2, 2007
    Sacred Heart

    Or just ask for some memory cards/sticks/flashdrives.
    You never know when you need the portable memory!
  9. iwakura

    iwakura HHNNNNNNGGGG

    Jul 20, 2006
    United States
    A nice beer/wine/vodka/sake [​IMG]?
  10. NeSchn

    NeSchn GBAPimpdaddy.

    Oct 4, 2007
    United States
    Troy,New York PimpStatus: King
    Ask for money.
  11. Dingler

    Dingler GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 19, 2007
  12. JPH

    JPH Banned

    Jul 11, 2006
    United States
    I usually ask for money and go out to eat somewhere. I don't really ask for anything, as I usually have it or can buy with that birthday money they give you.

    Money money money.
  13. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

    Jul 13, 2006
    United States
    a nice watch?
  14. Anakir

    Anakir Project: Melee

    Dec 20, 2006
    How old is your computer's motherboard? Since you're into video games, you can't pirate motherboards so, you can consider upgrading it. It'll be cheaper than an HDTV as well, I think.
  15. SavageWaffle

    SavageWaffle GBAtemp Maniac

    Jan 13, 2008
    United States
    New York
    Just ask for HARD Cash. Then, when you find somthing you want, spend it =P
  16. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    Be glad your biggest concern is what to ask for. I never got ANYTHING for ANY of my birthdays, whether I asked or not. Truth.
  17. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    a new monitor
    a ps3 (at least you'll spend money on games then)
    a 360
    an external hard drive
    an eee pc
    a new phone to run fancy emulatorzzz
    500 little gadgets from
    a gameboy micro
    a new mp3/mp4 player
  18. cris92x

    cris92x GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 3, 2008
    United States
    Ask for a nice thoughtful gift... like maybe a watch engraved with your name or etc.

    sorta offtopic: YOU get anything you asked on your birthdays?, Man i never get anything since 6 years.... my last birthday all i got was my best friend saying Happy Birthday... that is it.. noone else told me or nothing...
  19. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

    Dec 31, 2003
    Not the end of the world, I never know what to ask for. Consider asking for money, adding it all together and keeping it to one side to get something nice later on in the year. Like money towards a HDTV (with a long way to go afterwards because seriously, wtf?! [​IMG] ).