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Christmas Wish List 2003

posted at 5:27 pm
on Dec. 7, 2003

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OK, so let me start by saying that Susie and I have been trying for the past two months to get rid of things from our house, to simplify our lives, to unburden ourselves.

That said, it’s always nice to get a present, and I’m as stuff-happy as the next guy.

Here then, is my list.

  • What I’ve liked before and would like most of all is a donation made in my name to the charity of your choice.  Really, that’s the best present I could ask for.  This year, a political donation would also be appreciated, and yes, to whatever political party you support.  If you don’t support a political party, well, go find one that matches your beliefs, and then support it, because that’s how you can ensure the country won’t keep going to hell in a handbasket.

  • Gift certificates to restaurants take up very little space, are great fun to use, and the only accumulation they contribute to is my waistline.  Some of my favorite restaurants:

  • My Amazon Wish List has a number of items; I’m really more into music now than books, because I have more time to listen to music that read a book, and it’s also smaller. http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/registry.html/?id=12VQAHF6E8UDZ

  • I need a new pair of Gap pants, tan.

  • There’s always the Beef Jerky of the Month Club http://www.jerky-of-the-month.com/info.html

    I hope that, if you were planning to get something for me, this list helps; if you have already gotten something for me, you realize that I’m amazed at your forethought and thoughtfulness; and if you weren’t going to get me anything, this list is in no way meant as a goad or a prod, just as a guide and a prop.



     
     

     

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