Christmas Wish List (from [ profile] jjloa)

Dec. 12th, 2008 02:44 am
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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.

If you need further contact info, leave a comment or drop me an IM either through one of the accounts listed on my profile or with the (experimental) MeeboMe widget below the list.

  1. Instruments. I love playing random musical instruments. Wind, brass, reed, string, keyboard, percussion, bellows... whatever. If anybody has any instruments they don't use, toss 'em (gently!) my way. An oboe would be amazing--because I took lessons for a few years and loved playing it--but seems pretty unlikely.
  2. A compact digital camera. I love my pseudo-SLR "pro-sumer" camera, but it would be great to have something smaller I could always carry in my bag. Doesn't matter how old, so long as it works; 4+ megapixels would be nice but not mandatory. My current camera is my dad's old Canon PowerShot Pro1; I still have a PowerShot G6 and am quite willing to trade it.
  3. Old computers I can play with and/or use as a backup. Slightly old to positively ancient, Mac or PC, so long as it works. Newer ones (Pentiums and later) would probably be used to try out distributions of Linux.
  4. Any printer that works with Linux according to this website. Preferably with a USB connection but parallel would be workable too.
  5. Any Palm PDA with Palm OS 5.0 or newer; i.e. will work with my wireless keyboard.
  6. An external DVD writer. Any speed.
  7. Any iPod that works.
  8. Typewriter supplies or suggestions where I can get them.
  9. Anything off my wish list at Kaboodle.
  10. Recipe and/or recipe book suggestions. They need to be: a) very basic and simple (think 'Clueless in the Kitchen', 'A Man, a Can, a Plan' or easier); b) suitable for a person living alone (i.e. few ingredients--preferably long shelf life, one-person servings, easily used as or assembled from left-overs); c) vegetarian-ish (dairy, eggs and fish acceptable). That's pretty picky, I know, so don't worry if suggestions don't quite meet one of the criteria.

Gosh, there's a lot of tech stuff on there.


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