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02 December 2002 @ 03:17 am
Thoughts from over Thanksgiving break - over the ether to your eyes  
I am too old to be making a christmas list for my mother.
I need to never drink more than one drink in a night, ever again. Especially when the drinks only cost, like, $2 each.
People who leave their turn signal on for two towns in a row should never be allowed to breed.
People who refuse to go at least the speed limit should be "re-educated" with my "problem solver."
Mediation of a trial case is something that shouldn't happen during finals.
Real Analysis should not be the definition of pain.
I am too tired (and big) to be healthy, and I have to start exercising more than I do now.
uuintermutedrchase on December 2nd, 2002 03:35 am (UTC)
I, too, came to the realization that I'm too old to be making a christmas list at all.

However, when I do, for the past few years, it's meant more as a suggestion list for my family because they have no idea what to get me, and I can't stop them from buying me something. However, it turns into more of a guide because there's nothing I really, truly, want. This year I made it simple for them. They can all pitch in for a nice (Canon S30, perhaps) digital camera. And if my sister runs out of ideas (which happens often enough), I wrote down a plethora of DVD titles I wouldn't mind having, and gave it to her as a guide. That way, it's not a list of what I'd like for Christmas, but a list of things my family could hand me and have me enjoy. That way, any gift they decide to hand me, as long as it's from the list, will be the perfect gift. : )

Last year, my sister actually went ahead and bought me five of the Anime DVDs I'd listed. Four were fine, the fifth started a new series for me, but she got the second-to-last volume. She didn't realize there were about six more before it...created a bit of confusion since there was a continuing storyline throughout the series. hehe
kitkatlj on December 2nd, 2002 07:21 am (UTC)
That's why I made a list, too. They won't stop buying me stuff, so I might as well try to direct them towards things I've been needing/coveting for a while but unable to convince myself to pull out the wallet for.
atelierlune on December 2nd, 2002 07:56 am (UTC)
I don't know. Making the list is only of those ritualistic ways to get into the spirit, for me.

As long as you have family that wants to know what you want, is it really that bad?
Hillarysusanofstohelit on December 2nd, 2002 12:02 pm (UTC)
I don't know- my list included membership in the ACLU...
Ninininicat on December 2nd, 2002 07:52 pm (UTC)
I am too old to be making a christmas list for my mother.
At least you have someone who wants to find out what you're into instead of throwing money at you because they don't know what else to do. And that you have somebody who can afford (I'm presuming here, don't be horrible to me if I'm wrong) to get you the things that you want. Be grateful. And, as has been pointed out, lists are often more like guides, examples, if you will, of things you would like. Not a "top to bottom priorty and I want everything on it" list.

People who leave their turn signal on for two towns in a row should never be allowed to breed.
... or to drive, for that matter.

Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on December 2nd, 2002 11:17 pm (UTC)
I'm grateful - but money's tight this year. I'd rather I didn't get anything for the holidays, (money being what it is) and that I could just spend time with the folks. But these things are the way they are.

I know the list is a guide- it's just that I feel I've become mature enough to be able to talk to my parents about it, instead of writing a list.