Christmas meme from Kitty
Swiped from theninjakitty. 'Cause my family is the sort where you tell each other what you want for Christmas; on the one hand it's great for making sure that the stuff you get someone is stuff they want, but on the other it's not so great for spontaneity...
- Make a post (public, friends locked, 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.
- Surf around your friends list (or friends friends, 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.
The squirrel's wishes:
1) A house. A house I own, where I can have a cat if I want it, and a kitchen that doesn't suck, and room for more than two people to come over and sit down in my living room. I've been trying for years to catch up to what I'd need to buy one, and every year it gets farther away instead of closer. Housing prices AND interest keep going up faster than my income, not a hell of a lot I can do about it past working extra part time jobs on top of my day job, which I've been doing for years and it's still not enough... okay, stopping here before this turns into my weepy house rant of the month...
2) Free time. Again, not terribly give-able, but hey, this is what a wish-list is for...
3) A real in-person hug more often than once every six months or so. (the trouble with living on your own... damn I'm depressing tonight, looking for some wacky off the wall ideas to throw out here...)
4) People's favorite recipes (I'm a mad recipe collector). Recipes with stories behind 'em are even better. (Things that freeze are also good, because of the live-alone-and-most-recipes-are-scaled-for-a-family thing...) Some of my favorite cuisines are Japanese, British, Indian, and Korean... or Mexican, or Thai, or, actually, I like a lot of types of food. ^^;; (This would be why I've got an exercise routine on the daily schedule...)
5) I want a special mutant-variety USB cable I can stick into my ear and upload all the kanji I've been struggling to learn or to not-forget for several years now. If you have one, I will worship the ground upon which you walk and make myself your personal slave. (However, I have the feeling I'm not in imminent danger of indentured servitude here...)
6) Fanfic/fanart! (squee! ^__^)
7) Recommendations (or links?) for seiyuu songs (particularly Saiga Mitsuki, Kaida Yuki,or pretty much anybody in the Naruto cast (madly in love with both Inoue Kazuhiko and Seki Toshihiko's voices, though in either case if anybody manages to come up with anything of theirs that I don't already own the physical Japanese CD for, I will be shocked beyond words!))
8) Recommendations/links for J-pop in general. I don't know much outside seiyuu music really, and it's how I keep Japanese alive in my head because I can listen to music while doing other stuff. (And I don't have a lot of opportunities to hear Japanese spoken live out here in Central Soybeans... ^_^;;)
9) A Windows CE-compatible handheld that works. Had one that I loved to bits and ran JWPce and kanji flash cards on, but it died on me, and I haven't found a particularly good deal on a used one since then... (curse you Palm for melting down and taking all the competition out of the market...)
10) I wish that everybody who puts up this list gets at least one wish granted. ^__^