by way of Dorothea…
Step One – Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered…whatever you’re comfortable with) to your LJ. [or other blog]
The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related (“I’d love a Mal/Inara icon that’s just for me”) to medium (“I wish for _____ on DVD”) to really big (“All I want for [insert seasonal celebration here] 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 life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it’s your address or just your email address where [$MYTHICAL HOLIDAY FIGURE] could get in touch with you. – Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ so that the holiday joy will spread.
Step Two – Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals [or your feedreader]) 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.
okay, so what the hell….
1. rain pants for cycling
2. to have all the old journal bits of my novel typed up
3. a new dvd-rom for the media computer
4. a long winter’s nap
5. plants for the side garden
6. a design suggestion for media diet
7. a gnomish sorcerer figure
8. a haircut 🙂 (I’ll probably do that myself the next day or two)
9. someone else to pay for SxSW for me (yeah, right!)
10. yoga mat