December 12, 2005

because I have nothing original to say

that's not entirely true, but since most of the original things I have to say are either mopetacular or involve a certain NES-controller-tattooed girl that I'd like to see more of (and should probably call) that I'm not much in the mood to recount, you'll have to settle for the Winter Holiday A1 Wishlist meme that makes its way around, as memes are wont to do.

it's a bit longish, so it's behind some cuts.

the instructions
my wishes
my info
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 random ("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 pics 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 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
my wishes.

my wishes

  1. Make me a Desert Island mix CD. But don't make it for me. Pick the tracks you'd stick on if they were the only 80 minutes of music you'd have on you until you get rescued (or eaten by The Monster, if this is LOST we're talking about), and then tell me why.
  2. A massage. I've been told carry my stress in my shoulders, and I've been sleeping on a couch half a foot too small for me for the last seven months. Bonus points if you ask anything as ridiculous as if I've been wrestling bears.
  3. Let's do something. Coffee and eyeglass frame shopping? Done. Picking a foggy day to wander around Stanley Park and take photos? Fuck yeah. Drinking Jack and Coke out of Nalgene bottles and making fun of people on Robson for an afternoon? Hells yes. I don't see far too many of you nearly often enough, so let's make it memorable and/or absurdist.
  4. Introduce me to someone you think I'd get along with.
  5. Send me something to decorate my impending bedroom with.
  6. Knit me a scarf, or better, knit a scarf with me.
  7. Beer. The better... the better?
  8. Glasses to go with said beer.
  9. Inform me of your favorite way to destress.
  10. Tell me something I should know. You can do this anonymously on the LJ post - I can't figure out how to enable anonymous commenting on only the one Blogger post.

I totally lost steam between 5 and 8, but whatever.

my info

gerald dot deo at gmail dot com

gerald deo
one one six six three eighty-sixth avenue
delta, bc
v four c two x five

Remember: do what you want, put up your lists so other people can do you... up.

1 comment:

Aleksandra said...

1, 3, and 6.


(6 was actually supposed to be your Christmas present anyway, but I chickened out on the exact style. Your input will therefore be necessary in this endeavour.)