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A pair of feel-good fadmemes:

Meme One

Let Me Tell You What I Like About You!
1. Reply to this post if you want/need me to tell you how cool you are!
2. Watch my journal over the next few days for a post just about you and why I think you rock my socks.
3. Post these instructions in your journal and give your friends a much needed dose of love and adoration

Meme Two

Post your ten greatest holiday wishes to your LJ. They can be anything -- big, small, bizarre, whatever. The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want. 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.

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 top ten holiday wishes:

1. The Ohio recount to reverse the Electoral college result.
2. A pair of comfortable headphones for a 10 year old, with an extension, so she can watch her cartoons without driving the adults in the house crazy and still move around a bit.
3. A pair of comfortable headphones for me, with a big head, so I can listen to stuff on my computer instead of listening to her cartoons or she and K bickering, or to play soothing music when I'm overloaded.
4. The professional referrals I need to apply to DU. I'm at the point where I need to be nagging them every day; applications are due in early January.
5. Getting into the DU PsyD program.
6. The squirtlet wants her own laptop.
7. Yarn. Especially something fancier than the traditional acrylic stuff. (I did get some in a RAOK this year, but you can never have too much yarn.)
8. K's house in a more livable condition. I can't do it physically; Dcan but tend sto be busy a lot of the time. K has been unidentifiably ill for a while and doesn't have a lot of stamina. (Caveat: K kind of needs to be around, as it's his house and he needs to decide what to do with things. He works ridiculous hours, which doesn't help with his stamina either.
9. More time with friends.
10. Money for school. (Hey, why not?)

Most of these are probably unfillable, but that's my list. I can be contacted here or my email is fnorky (a with a circle around it) earthlink.net .

Comments

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journeyrose
Nov. 21st, 2004 03:32 pm (UTC)
The yarn I can do...
I have an incredible skein of blue and magenta (trust me...) hand spun yarn from Estonia. With your name on it. Now I just have to get it to you...

teal_cuttlefish
Nov. 21st, 2004 04:46 pm (UTC)
Re: The yarn I can do...
Hand spun. Ooooh. That would be lovely. Timing is in no way critical; we'll figure something out.
catesv
Nov. 22nd, 2004 07:05 am (UTC)
I would offer up some yarn too but all I have is the standard baby yarn. Hobby Lobby, however, does have some pretty great sales around this time of year so when I go, I will see what I can find for you. And wouldn't it be wonderful if the Gods helped you all get on Extreme Makeover Home Edition?

Wyn
teal_cuttlefish
Nov. 22nd, 2004 01:09 pm (UTC)
You know, that's rather scary.

Do you knit or crochet? If not, I can turn that baby yarn into a baby blanket for you if you want, provided you pick a crochet pattern.
catesv
Nov. 22nd, 2004 03:31 pm (UTC)
I do both :-D. I taught myself several years back but have gotten a little burnt out in the past few months.
teal_cuttlefish
Nov. 22nd, 2004 01:10 pm (UTC)
Extreme Makeover Home Edition is a rather scary thought. Fingers faster than brain today.
catesv
Nov. 22nd, 2004 03:29 pm (UTC)
Hee hee...Extreme Makeover Home Edition is my guilty pleasure on Sunday nights. I like the look of Ty...yes, I am a lemming in that respect LOL.

theredhead
Nov. 22nd, 2004 07:21 pm (UTC)
Santa's redheaded elf would need an address for proper stash enhancement.

-the redhead-
teal_cuttlefish
Nov. 22nd, 2004 07:39 pm (UTC)
Attempting to email to you; let me know if you don't get it. If you don't, I'll put it in a friendslocked entry.
shadowpryde
Nov. 23rd, 2004 02:20 pm (UTC)
Well, I for one, wouldn't mind being told I was cool in a lj post ... in the meantime, I'm pondering your list of holiday wants.

I could help with #8 ... as far as labor and pressuring people to throw stuff out. I just don't know that I could do it all in one shot. Let me know if anyone else has a interest in fulfilling this and we can organize something to help out.

Or, y'know ... if any of your friends are reading this response, you could just respond to me directly.

TTFN -

Draconis Leona
clarsa
Nov. 24th, 2004 07:46 am (UTC)
*raising hand shyly* Could you find good things to say about me?

I gave away pretty much everything last year when I lost the house. But I do shop at Savers and will keep my eyes open for yarn; they often have bags of stuff people gave up meaning to do something with, at delightfully low prices.

What would getting the house in livable condition look like? I'm good at being half the two people carrying heavy things, most days. I can keep company while you sort stuff, and fetch and carry. Obviously the hard work - the "this goes here; that goes there" stuff - has to be somebody who lives there. But if you can make decisions, I can make things move. And it'd be a good excuse to spend somke time together. A 15 minute break for herb tea somewhere in there, and we can call it a party. (I get nervous with free-form social gatherings anyway; I'd rather have a goal.)
teal_cuttlefish
Nov. 24th, 2004 11:57 am (UTC)
I certainly can. Watch my journal.

As to #8, Kent has started working on it. He pretty much has to be the one to coordinate and go through things, as it's his stuff we're moving and giving away to make room for our stuff. He took this week off and has made appreciable inroads into the first room we need to work on.

Part of the problem with having people over to help with the work is that Kent is deeply embarrassed by the state of the house, so he doesn't really like having anyone over to help. I'll propose a January Saturday and see what he says.
mythicsagefire
Nov. 24th, 2004 10:30 am (UTC)
#1 Well the GAO has called for an investigation into the whole election. Don't know what will happen but at least its a start.

#2/3 We have some unused headphones. I need to gather them and see if you can use any - some are from the airlines - they have 2 plugs - one for each ear, but if you wanted to listen in mono - they are comfortable. And I have 1 or 2 old walkman headphones that we no longer use. I'll email you once I have them all together.

#8 Come January I could devote a Saturday to helping. If we made it a group event like Shadowpryde suggested, it would move a lot quicker and perhaps you'd get more time with friends. Speaking of which...

#9 One thing I like to do to make sure I get time with friends is to invite them over for dinner. Once a month, Thor and I choose 1 person or family to come over for dinner. We make something delicious that I know they can eat and we spend the evening talking and catching up. This removes the group environment factor that often surrounds us and lets us do a one on one. We really enjoy it and there is never any pressure. Now I realize you might not be comfortable in doing this until after #8 happens, but it is a suggestion to think about. If dinner is too much, invite them over for tea and dookies or dessert or just plain tea. Without knowing more about why you don't have time, I can't make further recommendations (Other than grabbing Hermione's time necklace - in which case I think we'd all want a go of that)
teal_cuttlefish
Nov. 24th, 2004 12:00 pm (UTC)
on 2/3: I'm afraid I kinda need one-plug stereo headphones. There's actually a pair for both me and Alyria -- somewhere in storage. :P

As to #8, Kent has started working on it. He pretty much has to be the one to coordinate and go through things, as it's his stuff we're moving and giving away to make room for our stuff. He took this week off and has made appreciable inroads into the first room we need to work on.

Part of the problem with having people over to help with the work is that Kent is deeply embarrassed by the state of the house, so he doesn't really like having anyone over to help. I'll propose a January Saturday and see what he says.

I like your idea for #9 and once we get #8 implemented I will definitely do that. First, I need to have storage space other than the dining room table...

BTW and OT, did you guys get the note I sent late last night? If not, please call me. If you did, and are OK with the request, just let me know.
wispfox
Dec. 2nd, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
I'm here from mactavish. I have a pair of good quality headphones I never use; these, and they have a connector attachment so they can work in both a computer and a stereo. No extention, though...

If you want them, I'll need to know how to get them to you. :)

(wispfox @ livejournal.com does work)
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