Friday, August 15, 2008

as tradition dictates...

...i always try to give a list of things i'd appreciate getting on my birthday (which will be here before i know it!)

deviation from the list is always fine of course, but for those who want a hint or three, i'm willing to oblige. here we go.

Books, Nonfiction:
- Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, by Jung Chang
- 100 Places Every Woman Should Go, by Stephanie Elizondo Griest
- A Walk Across America, by Peter Jenkins
- Never Eat Alone, by Keith Ferrazzi
- Freakonomics, by Steven Levitt
- Walden Two, by B.F. Skinner
- Suburban Transformations, by Paul Lukez
- The Little Black Book of Style, by Nina Garcia

Books, Fiction:
- A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
- comics comics comics - any daredevil written by Bendis except Underboss, volume 8, 9 or 10 of the sandman, any of buffy season 8, etc etc
- any Kurt Vonnegut except slaughterhouse, cats cradle, timequake, and welcome to the monkey house, jailbird

- Vegetable Harvest: Vegetables at the Center of the Plate, by Patricia Wells
- Canyon Ranch Cooks: More than 200 Delicious, Innovative Recipes from America's Leading Health Resort

- Animated movies: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Monsters Inc, Cars, The Prince of Egypt, Peter Pan, 101 Dalmations, The Sword in the Stone, Robin Hood, Fantasia, Little Mermaid, Lady and the Tramp, Ratotouille
- Buffy seasons 5 or 7
- Older favorites: The Breakfast Club, Breaking Away, Chicago, Ivanhoe (the Liz Taylor version), Mary Poppins, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Nine to Five, Pollyanna, The Secret of My Success, Sneakers
- Ballet DVDS: Romeo & Juliet (Nureyev/Fonteyn), Carmen (Baryshnikov/Jeanmarie), Don Quixote (Baryshnikov/Harvey)


- Villa-Lobos: Instrumental Et Orchestral Works, by Heitor Villa-Lobos
- Lost Highway Soundtrack
- Modern Guilt: Beck

Board/Card Games, Woo!:
- Settlers of Catan, Citadels, Puerto Rico, Scattergories, Apples to Apples, Catch Phrase, Cranium, Munchkin, Wise and Otherwise, Fluxx, Risk, Clue, Othello, Mastermind, Uno

Video Games: (system in parentheses)
- (Wii) - Wii Fit
- (Wii) - Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
- (Nintendo DS) - Cooking Mama
- (PC) - Zeus Expansion: Poseidon

Other non-categorized stuff:
- Any other picture frames of assorted sizes
- Note cards (I love the website "Red Stamp")
- Ticket stub diary (
- Cake carrier
- Cordless drill
- Kitchen shears

Some random FYIs:

I just moved. My new living room is deep red and purple. My new office/dining room is green and brown. I am not a big yellow fan.

Some of my favorite etsy sellers are: esdesigns, Ling Glass, FireChickTick, Hapa, LiiLii, Nanda, LuxeDeluxe, stelladesigns, Tee Petals, and Claudine's Closet.

I don't need any more candles. Pretty much ever.

I would rather people not buy me clothes at the moment because I plan to be changing clothing sizes soon.

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