Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Wishlist

Since my husband and I are making the romantic gesture of getting each other a dishwasher for Christmas, after Christmas, when we can afford it, and my friends and I have long ago ceased giving each other gifts, this isn't directed at anyone in particular, but more of a "stuff I'd like to have" list, that may, perhaps, provide gift-giving inspiration for others who are buying for someone like me.  

For carrying around my imaginary laptop.  Available here at Janine King Designs.

For Doug.  Wouldn't he be handsome?  At 8PawsCollars

And of course, for Duke.  From The Mod Dog.  There are only about a thousand dog collars I want from there.  

Two of these, please.  

I keep meaning to watch this.  I love that period in the English monarchy.  At Amazon, of course.  

So I can properly thank everyone.  Here.

Monday, December 15, 2008


I am now using two pay pal accounts to appease the new eBay rule, which is bothersome, but not the end of the world. I also got my CVS card in the mail and my friend Leah made a wonderful suggestion about coupons. She said that she buys her paper from the guys selling it on the street on Sundays for a $1. I feel confident that I'd get a dollar's worth of coupons, so I'm planning on doing this, but didn't do it yesterday since it was my birthday and I didn't do much of anything.

My 32nd year will doubtlessly be one of huge change. It's inevitable since I am currently at the "something's gotta give" point on a lot of personal issues. Tomorrow, I am heading out of town to Savannah with my mom. I always say that I'm from Savannah, but that's not exactly true. I moved around a lot in my early childhood, attending 5 different elementary schools, but Savannah was always a sort of home because my oldest sister settled there and started a family. I only lived there until I was 4, but we always returned there for visits since my sister was there and my mom had many friends. Eventually, my mom moved back there and stayed until just this year where she moved to Atlanta to be near the rest of her children. I guess I'm lucky enough to have two home towns, since I also consider myself to be from Fayetteville, where I went to middle school and high school. Although I didn't think so at the time, Fayetteville was a good place to grow up. I thought it too homogeneous and boring at the time, but I made life-long friends there and somehow we all turned out to be open-minded diverse people, despite our suburban origins.

I still have much Christmas shopping to do and now, thanks to my birthday dough, I actually have some money to spend on gifts.

Today, I'm going to pick up the cable modem and self-install kit from the cable company and I need to mail out something that I sold on eBay. As much as a pain in the ass as eBay has been, it's been my most successful source of income since the beginning of my unfortunate unemployment.

31. Didn't that used to be old?