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« on: June 18, 2005 08:37:25 AM »

I feel bad because I completely forgot about father's day until this morning and I have absolutely no idea on what to make for my dad.

He recently had knee surgery (he's been out of work for 2 weeks, and is going to be out another 2), but he's a police officer, and he also co-owns a computer repair and sales business with a friend of his (the building that they are stationed in needs a huge interior design makeover). He loves just about everything that has to do with computers. He's also a big action and sci-fi movie freak, and he has recently gotten addicted to playing Mario Kart 64 on my boyfriend's old Nintendo 64. He's not a big sports fan. He used to collect wolf and pig trinkets, but not so much anymore.

Basically, my dad is a huge nerd.  Tongue

Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2005 10:26:49 AM »

You might be able to find him a nintendo 64 and mario kart game for not that much  money?

Maybe get someone else in the family to go in with you and get him a game cube and Mario Kart doubledash?

Though those aren't things you can make.

Is there anything you could make to help him with his knee?  Like a pillow to prop it up?  Is he suppose to apply heat or cold to it?  You could make him a heat or cold pack.

Are there little tools he often needs for working on computers?  I know my dad always needed a small screwdriver, and would steal the one my mom uses for her sewing machine?  Perhaps a little tool roll kit.

Make a CD holder, or disk holder?

If you have something you really want to make him, but don't have enough time.  Make him a little cerficiate letting him know its in the works.  You could make it all computery/geeky.

What about a shirt with his favorite Mario Kart character on it?

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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2005 06:43:53 PM »

my favorite computery gift that I made for my boyfriend was magnets made out of keyboard keys. Just find an old keyboard (either get one free from someoen or buy one for a few bucks at a thrift shop), pop the keys off, glue magnets on the back and wallah!
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2005 07:56:31 AM »

That's an awesome idea for my daughter for Christmas! Thank you Smiley

 *wanders off to look for her old keyboard*
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