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(audio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPVuHP3OXk0)

If I had one wish that I could wish this holiday season, it would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace.

If I had two wishes that I could wish for this holiday season, the first would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing in the spirit of harmony and peace . . . and the second would be for $30 million a month to be given to me, tax-free in a Swiss bank account.

You know, if I had three wishes that I could make this holiday season, first, of course, would be for all the children to get together and sing . . . the second would be for the $30 million every month to me . . . and the third would be for all encompassing power over every living being thing in the entire universe.

And if I had four wishes that I could make this holiday season, first would be the crap about the kids . . . second would be for the $30 million . . . the third would be for all the power . . . and the fourth would be to set aside one month each year for an extended 31-day orgasm, to be brought about slowly by Rosanna Arquette and that model Paulina somebody, I can't think of her name. Of course my lovely wife could come, too. She's behind me 100% on this, I guarantee you.

Wait a minute, maybe that sex thing should be the first wish. So, if I made that the first wish, because, you know, it could all go boom tomorrow, and then what have you got? No, no . . . the kids singing would be great, that would be nice. No, no, who am I kidding! I mean, they're not going to be able to get all those kids together! I mean, the logistics of the thing is impossible! It's more trouble than it's worth! So, we reorganize, here we go: first, the sex - we go with that; second, the money. No! We go with the power second, then the money, and then the kids. Oh, wait, oh geez! I forgot about revenge against my enemies! Okay . . . revenge against all my enemies, they should die like pigs in Hell! That would be the fourth wish! . . . and of course, my fifth wish would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing in the spirit of peace and harmony.

source: http://snltranscripts.jt.org/86/86fwish.phtml
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So I didn't do much in the way of holiday anything around the house last year. (I saved most of that for going to see my mom kinda at the last minute - woo!)

This year, I started out feeling much the same way. But the presence of A Certain Someone in my life has made me feel rather more festive than I anticipated, so I considered putting up my $WINTERHOLIDAY tree.

My decorations are still in Philly; however, with the skill of one who is only sometimes organized, my smallish artificial tree is here. When I realized my beloved Halloweeny ornaments were not going to make it here in time for this year's decor, I began to put the idea out of my head.

Then Lionel sent me a set of Doctor Who keyfobs (plastic promotional items from a pinball game), and I saw a silly child's craft robot-and-spaceship mobile for $1 at Jo-Anne's, and...yeah, a new tree theme has emerged.

ANd of course there will be bats...between the beyootiful glass bat [livejournal.com profile] ysobelle gifted me with after Philcon, and the paper cutout bats from Mookie a few months ago, the Halloweeny angle is covered.

Still a project in progress, but the tree topper will be the 'godzilla'-ish hand puppet thingala that was in the birthday card [livejournal.com profile] contrary74 gave me last June.


Now...bring on the zombie Santa!

ETA: I still want a Halloween-colour angel for a tree topper someday..*wistful sigh*
elionwyr: (couch)

"...What would a True Love give you if she actually loved you...and didn't want chucking..for being mental?"

Ho ho ho?

Dec. 8th, 2009 12:32 am
elionwyr: (gasp)
FetLife is giving away 218 presents, worth in total almost $25,0000, and you have a chance to win one of them! You even get to choose which ones you'd like to win!

elionwyr: (delighted)
* The borough of Sewickley is offering free carriage rides Wednesday nights from 6-8PM and on the following Saturdays: 12/12 and 12/19 11AM to 1PM.

This link for more info, including a street map of where exactly one goes to find this in Sewickley (which is north-ish of Pittsburgh).

* The Gypsy Cafe in Pittsburgh's South Side is offering two different haunted Christmas events...
12/9 and 12/16 (both Wednesdays) at 8PM - Christmas Dinner served with Goosebumps (Christmas themed ghost stories) - reservations required
12/12 (this Saturday) at 1PM - "GHOST TOUR SPECIAL EVENTS: Christmas Teas! All the spooky goodness of our Haunted Pittsburgh Ghost Dinner with a festive infusion of Christmas creepiness! On selected December Saturday afternoons, enjoy a proper tea with a Gypsy twist and spooky holiday tales to stir your cup!"

(Also, Sundays feature the option to have a Tarot reading done for you during dinner.)

* Station Square brings us the option to reserve a ride for a Carriage Ride into Pittsburgh's Ghostly Past! "Thursdays at 7:00 PM and 8:15 PM and Saturdays at 8:30. Price is $35 per person, four passenger minimum. Groups of 6 or more are $30 per person. For reservations call : (412) 913-0664"

And for all you zombie lovers...
* This Sunday, Monroeville Mall brings you the chance to sit on Zombie Santa's lap and tell him what you want for Christmas! Click here for more info! (Photo packages are $10, which seems wicked cheap to me.)

(Ya know..for the first time, I'm kinda impressed by Pittsburgh. This is a good amount of spooky $WINTERHOLIDAY fun!)
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(I know several of you have done this; if you have, maybe leave a comment for me here to remind me..?)
(And I hesitate to do this because I really can't even afford to send out cards this year, so I've not asked for any, but but but..)

Winter Wishlist:

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 fun ("I'd love a [fandom] 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 possible things, 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, or link to this post (it'll be public) 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 Wishlist

(I don't keep a wish list anywhere online, really, so though I cringe to do so I'm going to do so here.)

1. The obvious: I really need a job. I'm in the Penn Hills, PA area. Thoughts? Leads? Good mojo? All appreciated.

2. A lot of people need a lot of help these days. Consider helping out when/if you can..?

3. Ummm..I have for years now wanted something made by [livejournal.com profile] cissa - her Etsy shop is here. In particular, I *love* this deer pendant and this owl pendant. (The type of metal doesn't matter to me, though I always prefer silver.)

(And even if you don't buy for me, you should go take a look and see if anything speaks to you. Her work is just so lovely.)

4. I have loudly confessed my love for [livejournal.com profile] vagynafondue's artwork. So it won't surprise you to hear that I'm still lusting after this pendant. (You should also check out her photographs and her delightfully twisted cards.)

5. And here's a new shiny something I've just started lusting after: these bat earrings by Ken Sutton are just lovely. (As is all of his work. I'm very taken with his tree pendants, too.)

Ok, so this is turning into more of a pimping post..

6. I love handmade things, so if you are feeling like you want to gift me with something you've created? Please feel free. :) COOKIES COUNT!!!! Snail mail is good, too! FB friends, my addy is there; LJ friends, I'll put my addy up in a locked post after this one.

7. Maybe you just so happen to have a membership to Wicked Faire lying around, in need of a home..? We should talk.

8. Gift cards are great, as I really do not have much budget for 'frivolous' purchases such as books. And even though, in the wake of my moving, I mostly don't want to own anything, let alone have MORE things, I always want more books. Always. ALWAYS. Though also gift cards to, say, PetSmart or Target mean I can buy food for Lurk, which is my first priority.

(..Excuse me..I need to go take a pet-the-Lurk break!)
(..Ok, I'm back.)

9. Suddenly have tons of money and you realize that nothing would make you happier than buying me a top hat? Look no further! There isn't much there that I wouldn't love.

10. Be excellent to each other. In the words of [livejournal.com profile] saraphina_marie: "And lastly, I want us all to try and keep this magical holiday spirit all year round. Remember your favorite charity in April or September, not JUST at holiday time. Smile at strangers. Give compliments. Sing. Hold doors for people. Tip well. In short "Be the change you wish to see in the world" every single day. That is my greatest wish- to make the world a shinier place, one person at a time."

Because I really can't think of a better way to end a wish list than with that. :)


Other Shinies to Consider:

Have someone on your list that's hard to shop for?

* [livejournal.com profile] s00j has such a wide variety of music on her CDs, available here..you should check out her music here, or, ya know, Lost Girls merch is always fabulously awesome and supports a remarkable performer. :)

* [livejournal.com profile] freyas_fire makes beautiful sparklies and sells them here. (For those who have seen my octopus necklace? She's the one responsible.) Her work is just beautiful and I covet much of it. Some of the dichroic glass pendants glow in the dark! And she also makes wonderful gifts for the kitty in your life.

* My friend Julie is responsible for Natural Charm, a jewlery site that features handmade clay beads infused with various flowers and plants. I am lucky enough to own a few of these pieces (and I want more more more!) - they're unique, they hold up VERY well, they're very tactile and striking. You and yours will love Julie's creations.

* Want a custom made non-traditional dreamcatcher? [livejournal.com profile] shadowwolf13 is your lady. Visit her Etsy store Catch a Dream - you'll be amazed!
elionwyr: (tada)
Ok, so.
Starbuck's is doing this free-song-a-week thingala.

The current song is this one:

"Silent Night" by Andrea Bocelli

If you'd like to download a copy of the song from iTunes, I have 9 freebie codes.

Comment and let me know!
(The codes are only usable once.)

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