I got this from lauren e-c. I normally don't do things like this, but I was intrigued by the idea of thinking up ten things I really truly could use (or just want), and also by the idea that maybe I might get one or two of them. Not that I expect too much from this, but maybe some letters or something would be nice. It's my birthday coming up soon too, on December 2nd! I'll be 24, which just seems amazing to me sometimes.
Step One- Make a post to your blog with a list of ten holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and blog-related ("I'd love a icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for Harry Potter on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want. Keep the 'non-tangibles' to a minimum...it's hard to get world peace into an envelope, after all. We all know we're good folk. Let's just be about the STUFF for this.- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your blog, or link to this post so that the joy will spread.
Step Two- Surf around your friends list to see who has posted a 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.- There are no guarantees with this project, 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 day by granting a wish for something they really want.
1) Letters from friends. I love getting letters, and I hardly ever do. Trust me, I'll use my time when I get up at 5 to write you back ;-)
2) Interesting colors of fingernail polish. Not good for now (since I only paint my toes and it's goddamn cold) but I enjoy it when it's warm, mostly because I think people don't expect it from me.
3) Books, always and forever. Poetry, prose, theory, whatever. Thin books are good for the train, but I'll get through anything good eventually.
4) I could use a good tie. The only one I have is kind of subdued and crappy, no good for drag shows or much else, for that matter.
5) Ani's cd, As I Said. I believe it's the only one I'm missing, at least of the non-remix-or-collaborative cd's (although I wouldn't mind the Utah Phillips one either).
6) Saffron. I don't have any, and just read an interesting recipe asking for it. I'm a spice-a-holic.
7) Accessories for my recital would be nice. I want to dress up all sparkly, again because it's not expected of me.
8) Posters for our walls. Right now it's fairly barren, and I frankly haven't bought much in the way of posters since I was a freshman so mine have pretty much become officially too beat up to grace our walls.
9) I always enjoy a good mix cd or tape.
10) I had to buy a new Nalgene, so I need fun stickers to put on it. I was so sad to lose the old ones :-(
That was a lot harder than I though. Most of the stuff I need is too expensive or personal (viola things mostly, not sex things or whatever) to put on here, or too intangible. But whatever.