My Christmas List

Leah keeps asking me what I want for Christmas. What better way to get off the blogging hiatus than to put your Christmas list out there for everyone to see? Maybe you can get some ideas for someone, so here it goes:

The Buckwaters 30oz Traveler Insulated Cup – just because I want one.

Rogue Lawyer – It’s funny, I bought All Over But the Shoutin a couple of months (MONTHS) ago and I still haven’t read beyond the first four pages. I enjoyed the first four pages, but I just haven’t made time to read the rest. I also haven’t finished Do Over or Smart Money, Smart Kids. Maybe when Santa brings the kids new games and toys for Christmas, I can steal away a few moments to finish those books, but not if I get the latest John Grisham book. I’ll have Rouge read before my birthday, or at least New Years. First edition, please.

Men’s Bean Boot by LL Bean, 6″ (Backordered) – I had a pair of these boots in college. Loved them! Wore them even if it wasn’t raining. I kept them and wore them until I moved in to a house on 19th Street South. I left them on the front porch one night because they were muddy and wet, and when I went out the next day, there was only one boot on the porch. The right boot. I theorize that a dog took the left boot. I looked around the house, even asked the homeless guys that lived in our earthen basement, but never found the left shoe. It was a bummer day.

The Barnaby, Ski Cabin, Pietro Lucchi, or the Guido Delgado – Because that’s how I roll.

That’s really all I have, except maybe a new pancake griddle or maybe a portable heater (though I haven’t really come up with a good, continuous reason why I would need such).

Now, I could walk through the Nike store, or Bass Pro Shop, or the Apple Store and spend $1,000, but I don’t WANT any of that stuff enough to put it on a wish list. I’m kind of a simple man I guess – I just need something to keep my coffee hot, my feet dry, my head warm, and a good book. You kids get out of my yard!

The truth is, if I don’t open a present this year, I’ll be fine. I’ll wear the boots and hat that I already have, finish one of the books that I’ve already started, and drink coffee from one of my 8 coffee mugs that are already my favorites.

You would be okay, too. ‘Tis better to give than to receive. It really is.

The 19th Annual Old School Christmas Party is tonight! We started the event when 5 of us (3 singles and a married couple) lived in a house together on Overton Road. We were pretty good cooks for a bunch of 20-somethings that had really only watched our moms cook. The party doesn’t go as late as it used to, but it’s still a lot of fun. I’m just going to leave this right here in case any one needs a refresher…Dirty Santa.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! See you soon.