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Xmas Wish List 2012

posted at 12:07 pm
on Dec. 14, 2012

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Sometimes I wonder if this is a little selfish of me, publishing this list every year.  A little egotistical, or too personal, or .. but then I remember the stuff I have posted here and hey, this ain’t no big thang.

It’s certainly lame to publish it so late, when it’s too clost to Christmas to do much about it.  So consider it a glimpse in my head, and not a list of what you should have gotten. I’m going to love that painting of Elvis as a sad clown that you did.

CLOTHES: I’ve lost some weight and stuff doesn’t fit as nicely any more.
Nice shirts
Nice pants
A 24-hour Raketa watch like this one http://russian-watches.info/product/raketa-24-hour-mechanical-watch-arctic-north-pole-1-black-3/

GENERAL
New carryon suitcase. Actually I just bought this, but if you want to be the one who “bought” it for me, I’ll think of you every time I travel.
Contact juggling balls. Because I don’t have enough hobbies.
A mixed Cd or playlist you made
Holder for an iPad 1 that I can use to prop it in my lap to watch videos
New better bud-style headphones
Anything from Granville island
Any hard alcohol or wine

SPORT
Yoga class certificate for yyoga. I am in LOVE with a new yoga class there, and will be going all the time now.
Yoga mat strap to carry my mat
Yoga clothes. I have a few, but a new shirt would be nice.
iPhone holder for running, like an arm band thing
Nike fuel band. These are cool

E-STUFF
iTunes gift certificates
BOOKS (Kindle)
The 4-hour body
The Black Box, Michael Connelly

MAGAZINES that I can look at and never read
Inked
Psychology today
Vancouver mag
Cooks illustrated

RESTAURANT CERTIFICATES
Hapa Izakaya
Guilt and Co.
The one above it, I forget the name
Sea Monster Sushi
Panago (it’s for bachelors!)
That Ramen Place

ASPIRATIONAL
Drum lessons
Cat gymnastics track around my house
Better water pressure in my shower
Trip to Mexico
Matching tattoos
Mind-expanding experiences
Food you made
Friendship for another year
Some of those cute coupons for hugs and a foot massage and a movie etc that you make as a kid when you’re short of money but you have a lot of construction paper

CHARITY
As always, I love, love, love to get a donation made in my name to a charity of your choice.  Within reason.  I mean, don’t go supporting “people who burn pretty things” and expect me to like it

Overheard

“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

...who said it?

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