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Hogswatch Wishlist 
29th-Nov-2010 06:39 pm
Dear Buddha
The rules:
Step One
- Make a post (public, friends locked, 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 fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione 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 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 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 so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two
- Surf around your friendslist (or friends friends, or just random journals, or [info]holiday_wishes/[info]wish_list) 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.


So! My Top Ten $WINTERHOLIDAY/Hogswatch/Chanukah/Yule/Christmas Wishes!

1. A job for gwynraven, who is an academic reference librarian. Ideally in Boston, though I'm not going to be selfish if the perfect job for her is not in Boston. Gwyn has a BA in English, BS in Marine Science, MA in English, MLIS in Library Science, and 5 years experience as an academic reference librarian and virtual reference coordinator. Liaison experience in the sciences and in women and gender studies. Collection development/material selection experience. Instruction experience in both traditional and online for-credit classes as well as 'one-shots' Active in ALA committees. Published research on virtual reference and computer mediated communication. Knowledge of HTML, some CSS. Expertise in web 2.0 technologies and their use in libraries. PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN!

2. A full-size mattress. Queen is too big for the space; full is perfect.

3. Help recovering my tattered dining-room chairs.

4. To start a rotating dinner club - anyone interested in coming to or hosting a dinner party on a semiregular basis?

5. LJ Icons for Cicatrix and for knitting and probably several other things that I'll think of after I hit "post".

6. Help relaunching the Shayara website, maybe in WordPress? In something more intuitive to me, anyway. Even if I'm not currently doing the story, I can do the immersive world of it online.

7. Sparkly shiny things for my hair and other parts of me - jewelry and accessories and assorted silliness. Got anything around the house that has too many feathers or rhinestones? Pixie me up, baby.

8. Yarn! If you give me yarn I will do knitting to it. I have a special love for supersoft lovelies like bamboo and silk, but just plain wool is also good; I like very saturated colors, not pastels, and am more into tonal semisolids than wildly variegated yarns.

9. I have wishlists at Etsy, Ravelry, ThinkGeek, Amazon, and Anthropologie, though I suspect that last is pretty family-exclusive in terms of budget.

10. A PONY.

If you have one of these wishlists, please post it in comments!
Comments 
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30th-Nov-2010 12:07 am (UTC)
I am willing to lend a hand with the dining room chairs, and I have a good DIY book on the subject. Shall we figure it out together?
30th-Nov-2010 12:24 am (UTC)
Yes please! <3
30th-Nov-2010 12:10 am (UTC)
If you have a place to keep it, I can give you one of these.

10, sort of:

30th-Nov-2010 12:14 am (UTC) - Firebirdgrrl's List
http://firebirdgrrl.livejournal.com/1385220.html

I'll see what I can do for your list!:)
30th-Nov-2010 03:36 pm (UTC) - Re: Firebirdgrrl's List
I might be able to help out with critiquing. Are you looking for grammar/spelling checks (I have mad skillz, if I do say so myself), or just a general critique?
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30th-Nov-2010 12:31 am (UTC)

From one postcard collector to another -

if you private message me your postal address, I will send you some awesome postcards. I even have vintage postcards in my collection, if you'd like.
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30th-Nov-2010 12:34 am (UTC)
Attending dinner yes. Hosting, I don't have a place.
30th-Nov-2010 12:35 am (UTC)
No hedgehog?
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30th-Nov-2010 12:56 am (UTC)
I see this every year and want to do it but, sadly, few of my wishes can be given by anyone, or are even givable.

But on that note...

1. A bottle of BPAL's Oleander Honey
2. Imps of all the other honeys, both LE and GC, to try.
30th-Nov-2010 12:57 am (UTC)
I know you don't have any place to keep a pony, but I can certainly give you pony time. With the one in the icon.
30th-Nov-2010 01:02 am (UTC)
Oh right! And I can help with six (not the website, but for reasons you've emailed me about) and seven of course :)
30th-Nov-2010 01:29 am (UTC)
I am sorry I cannot help with yours. I'll post mine on my next homework break.
30th-Nov-2010 02:58 am (UTC)
I would totally participate in a rotating dinner club.

Mine's here
30th-Nov-2010 02:18 am (UTC)
I have 3 possible Cicatrix icons for you, what email can I send them to?
30th-Nov-2010 02:31 am (UTC)
shadesong@gmail - thank you! :)
30th-Nov-2010 02:22 am (UTC) - Sterling's Wishlist
So, here we go. Most of my things involve people actually be willing to spend time on/with me.

http://hps-sterling.livejournal.com/615368.html
30th-Nov-2010 02:23 am (UTC)
My list is here.

I may be able to provide some sparklies. I'll have to go through the box of jewelry I never wear, but I'll get back to you.
30th-Nov-2010 02:24 am (UTC)
30th-Nov-2010 02:41 am (UTC)
My list is here. I am looking at other people's!
30th-Nov-2010 03:50 am (UTC)
PM me your address and I will send a cookbook!
30th-Nov-2010 03:11 am (UTC)
I am hesitating to post a wishlist because I don't know if I'll be able to grant any wishes this year due to the hopefully-not-TOO-imminent baby, but I was idly poking at your Etsy wishlist (because shiny!) and I have to ask: did you know that this seller is Amy's sister, or is that just weird happenchance?
30th-Nov-2010 03:13 am (UTC)
I... don't know! I may have gotten the store link from you at some point. Or not. Either way shiny!
30th-Nov-2010 04:09 am (UTC) - Here's mine. Figure? Why not, right?
30th-Nov-2010 05:01 am (UTC)
So did I mention my mom just befriended a woman who makes jewelry out of left over gears and computer parts?
30th-Nov-2010 01:04 pm (UTC)
Address,please!
30th-Nov-2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
If it's a baby-friendly group, I can help with #4 next year! We would happily come down to Boston and I can also host if people want to come up to NH.

Also, I went ahead and posted mine: http://kythryne.livejournal.com/174882.html
30th-Nov-2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
I would totally host a dinner party.
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