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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:43 pm 
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The new year will be a good time to come over and play with your errand to run to the store.

(I hope V-man likes his new djembe.)

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The new year will be a good time to be able to come to the new house and will be able to come to the new house.

TIME LOOP!!!!!

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The new year will bring home the same time for you and your family to be there for a good time

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Another silly internet game from @CFiesler

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Let's play a game. Go to Amazon, to "Your Orders," and with the year drop-down, find the earliest year listed... and then RT and tell us what the FIRST thing you ever bought on Amazon was. Bonus points for it being nearly 20 years ago. :) #BabysFirstAmazon


Mine was Serenity and Firefly DVDs in 2006

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"Losing Faith in Faith," 1999. Where do I claim my bonus points?


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My first order was the hardcover editions of volumes X-XII of The History of Middle-earth in early 2008. Apparently I paid for it with a gift card which I assume was a Christmas present from one of my aunts or uncles who had given up on trying to find non-book gifts (I'm sure I wasn't an easy kid to shop for :P).


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Frelga wrote:
Another silly internet game from @CFiesler

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Let's play a game. Go to Amazon, to "Your Orders," and with the year drop-down, find the earliest year listed... and then RT and tell us what the FIRST thing you ever bought on Amazon was. Bonus points for it being nearly 20 years ago. :) #BabysFirstAmazon


Mine was Serenity and Firefly DVDs in 2006


Maybe you should change the name of this thread to something like "Silly internet games."

My first order was on June 8, 2002, and it was two CD's by Famoudou Konate, one the greatest djembefolas of all time, and a close friend of my teacher, Mamady Keita.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:04 am 
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V, as you wish. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:59 am 
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Mine was in May 29, 1999 and consisted of several non-fiction books like:

Edible Wild Plants : A North American Field Guide

Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (And Not So Wild Places)

The Quest for Wild Jelly

Better Homes and Garden Presents : America's All Time Favorite Canning & Preserving Recipes

How to Dry Foods

I still have them all, of course.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:03 pm 
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Janyary 14 1999


Jekyll & Hyde: The Gothic Musical Thriller
Original Studio Cast
$26.97

Into the Woods
Peters(Primary Contributor), et al
$16.99

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:15 am 
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2006 (as expected since that was when We moved to the US)

The Elements of Style (illustrated)

Targus laptop bag

Optical mouse.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:39 am 
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My first Amazon order, placed August 14, 1998:

Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers

The ACS Style Guide: A Manual for Authors and Editors

Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century, by Michio Kaku

The geekitude is strong with this one. . . .

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:16 am 
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My first Amazon order was April 2010, of a Kindle and a protective cover.

Following that, 99% of my orders have been digital (imagine that!).

The only physical orders since that time:

Three further Kindles and protective covers (in 2012 and 2014)

Maths instruments cuff links (tiny little protractors), and physics equations silk tie. (2015)

Windhome (2017)

I'm not a prolific Amazon buyer - where I can, I prefer to support local.



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:37 am 
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I think I should get bonus points for my 1999 puchase being from a different continent! My first Amazon UK purchase wasn't till 2001:


Hired Man in Concert [Ss] [SOUNDTRACK]
Original London Cast, et al
£20.41

Comic Relief: Quidditch Through the Ages
J.K. Rowling, Kennilworthy Whisp
£2.50

Comic Relief: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
J.K. Rowling, Newt Scamander
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:49 pm 
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Here's another.

Pick up the book nearest to you.

Add 'Harry Potter and' as a prefix to the title of the book.

https://twitter.com/Various_Jams/status ... 2516210688

Mine is Harry Potter and the Talking God, which sounds legit.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:19 pm 
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Harry Potter and the American Medical Association Manual of Style.

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Harry Potter and Jonathan Strange and Mister Norrell

Sounds like a fanfic

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Inanna, are you reading Jonathan Strange? Do you like it?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:01 am 
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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:
Inanna, are you reading Jonathan Strange? Do you like it?


It’s one of my favorite books, V. I re-read it every 2 years or so. :). I know that you like it a lot too.

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