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mactavish is responsible for this display of unmitigated greed as she turned me on to the wishlist meme, as follows:



Step One

- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

- If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post (it'll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two

- Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

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so what the hell. the worst that could happen is that no one gets me anything. not to feel too sorry for myself, but that would be no different from any other year. if you do decide to give me that European vacation, please let me know at catdoc at berkeley dot edu.

eriktrip's wishlist

1. A car I can drive to the desert for ten days this winter. Willing to pay couple of hundred bucks.

2. Trip to NY/Europe after graduation at end of May. Cities wishlist:
New York
Amsterdam
Berlin
-- I would "settle" for just those three, but would also like to visit, in descending order of desire:
Paris
Vienna
Prague
Oslo
London

2. Working cone filter style coffee maker with auto-on and auto-off timer.

3. Broken-in ("distressed") leather bomber jacket, brown or black, men's size 40 - 42 (large, usually)--faux (or real, if used) sheepskin collar a plus.

4. Macy's gift certificate

5. REI gift certificate

6. Male nude imagery in print or on dvd.

7. Things from Powells and Amazon (links to more wishlists!)

8. Ovariohysterectomy

9. Cure for social anxiety

10. Method for growing unnameable member to the size of your average dick.

There you are.

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agoraphiliac
Dec. 6th, 2005 03:15 am (UTC)
How do you keep your Powell's and Amazon's lists so tidy? Mine go back centuries. Because you never know, you just might want one of those old wished-for items from two or three years back.
eriktrips
Dec. 6th, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC)
that's just because I just started keeping them. usually when I want something it goes right into the shopping cart, and of course on amazon you can "save for later" with your shopping cart, so I just moved a bunch of things from there to my wish list. some of them are a couple of years old.
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