Saturday, December 12, 2009

My Christmas Wishlist. Aaaaayyyyyyyy...


I am now less than two weeks away from the night when Santa squeezes himself down my chimney and rewards me for being good all year! My only major transgressions this year were betraying the Captain by buying a fake tree, and occasionally forgetting to water his plants (RIP aucuba japonica). So naturally, I'm expecting a serious haul when I wake up on the 25th. Here's my wishlist:


Adobe Photoshop Elements 8: I decided to take my (VERY amateur) photography to a new level this year by learning to use the manual settings on my camera. It really changed the way my photos came out, and while I will never be someone who cares about the technical information associated with each and every photo, I do like to fool around with my pictures after the fact. Something a little less basic than the program that came with my camera would really kick things up a notch.


Dyson DC25 Vacuum: Last year around this time, the Captain went to do a little light vacuuming in the living room. But when he turned the upright on, there was a big poof and a sound that was a little like screaming. We figured it was an old vacuum, shrugged our shoulders and grabbed the ShopVac instead. He plugged it into the same outlet and...the exact same thing happened. Turns out during the kitchen renovation, someone hooked up one of the outlets to WAY too much power, and now both of our vacuum cleaners were toast. We blocked off the faulty wall outlet, got another ShopVac, and things have been fine since. But after a year of lugging that giant thing all over the house to clean up after Rosemary's Baby, I've had enough. I need something easier to haul, and this baby is the one!


LG Ultra-Capacity SteamWasher: Am I starting to sound like a 50's housewife yet?! I am, but I SO need a new washer. Our LG is about 8 years old now, and every cycle requires me to go in there at least once with a hammer and hit it in just the right place to get it going again. I'm the Fonz of the front-loader. It's humiliating. This one is not only even more environmentally friendly than our old one, but it comes in red. SOLD! To the lady in curlers and an apron...


Tassimo Coffee Machine: The Captain has this restaurant-quality espresso machine that he understands like Mr. Miyagi understands karate. Sadly, I am no coffee sage, so I can't figure out how to get the thing working without heating it up for half a day. In short, it's a pain in my butt and I never use it. I love coffee and hate hassle, so I'm the person for whom the Tassimo was created. The Captain would divorce me if he came home and found it sitting on the kitchen counter. I'm still debating whether or not this is a fair trade-off.

And that's my list! What do you guys want for Christmas?

12 comments:

In Real Life said...

Oh my gosh - you must have stolen my list! Too funny! (Although, I have the tassimo on it for my husband. I don't like coffee.)
I already have a dyson though, and I wouldn't ever get any other kind of vacuum, ever - it is the greatest. Plus, it handles dog and cat hair like you wouldn't believe. If I was a better house keeper, and used it more frequently, you wouldn't ever know that we shared the house with two cats and two dogs, who like to also share the furniture. I would recommend the animal attachments.

I hope Santa brings you everything you ask for.

Sharon said...

Oh wow!! I want photoshop 8 too!! There's a vacume waiting for me at my new house, not sure yet how it works, or how it will stand up to my ever shedding 100lbs lap dog.

I also want a pair of grown up shoes... heels, that need a sacred spot in my closet.

OH!!! and the soda fountain that EVERYone is giving away, that I just CAN NOT win!! :P

laterg8r said...

i would LOVE a RED washer and dryer - way cool :D

Angie Muresan said...

I want a week off by myself, preferably in Paris with tons of cash to spend. Not kidding! I NEED a vacation where I do only what I want.

Kim said...

Ooh - I have also asked for photoshop, but I don't think I'm getting it...hahaha, Mike's not very good at being discreet when it comes to his Christmas shopping, so I'm not often surprised on Christmas morning. If you also don't get it, you should try picasa - it's a free download by google - there are some pretty cool things you can do with photos, although after the initial fun, you realize that the program is fairly basic after all.

Sister #4 said...

After reading this, I had a dream last night that I met Henry Winkler and I told him he was on your Christmas list... and after we had our encounter, he drove off in his convertible, with a license plate that said "FONZ"... SO WEIRD!!!!

Kiki said...

I hope you get everything you want. What I want most, a dog, is not going to happen.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Your blog name totally caught my eye!! haha Love it!!

Janine said...

I want world peace and a million dollars!!

Tater Tot Mom said...

Sounds like a great list! I just asked for perfume and pajamas. I keep my expectations low since that year I got cat toys when we didn't even have a cat (hubby's learned a lot since then!)

Alicia2121 said...

Cool wish list! I mainly wish for enough financial assistance to get me through to my degree. Online college is so expensive and I don't think it was meant for a person like me who barely made ends meet. Anyhow, I will keep applying more more financial aid and see what happens. The main thing is having my family around. :)

Becca said...

I have long said the Dishwasher is the Mother Mary of home appliances. Apropro you would like one as a Christmas gift? I submit YES!

My Iron fell off of the board last night and is irreparable. I am thinking I'm going to ask for a new one for Christmas, and maybe a new board since DS bent mine in a pretend surfing incident and it won't close. Perhaps they can be Shepherds.

You know your personal growth may be stagnating just a bit when you are excited over home appliances. Maybe I will also ask "Santa" for edible massage oil.

Merry Christmas,
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