Thursday, December 21, 2006

Thursday Thirteen, Christmas List Edition

I haven't checked the blogosphere yet, but I'm pretty sure that lots of Thursday Thirteeners are doing Christmas lists this week. Not wanting to be left out, here's mine, in no particular order.

1. Low voltage lights for my yard. The wire's been laid and the transformer and timer is installed. Now I"m saving my pennies and dimes to get some lights.

2. A rock tumbler. If you're not into rockhounding, the way you make those shiny stones is to put them in a tumbler with some grit and let them roll around for a week or so. You're taking a shortcut of 100 million years of erosion to get pretty rocks. Mmmmmmm. Pretty rocks.

3. A telescope. And not just to watch the chicks at the OMBAC over-the-line tournament, either. I got to see the moon and Saturn through a telescope once and it was way cool.

4. All the parts I need to rebuild my little MGB. I've got a white 1973 B in storage and I don't see the point in bringing it home until I can work on it. I can't work on it with no money. Argh.

5. Techlighting lights for my empty lighting tracks. The tracks are installed, but now they hang there empty.

6. A digital video camera. I want to do movies with something better than my little Olympus digital camera.

7. Software to control my digital camera. I want to put it on a tripod, point it out at Mission Bay and do stop motion movies of the Bay changing as the day goes by.

8. A really nice lighting system for my seeds. I started some and they sprouted, but the lack of sunlight stunted their growth.

9. Coleus. I love coleus.

10. While we're simply wishing, let's go for the gusto. A huge flat screen, hi-def TV/monitor.

11. An XBox 360.

12. A family vacation to Cairns, Australia to go check out the Great Barrier Reef.

13. A chance to say thank you and Merry Christmas to all my readers and fellow Thirteeners.

Hey! I got something off my list already! I'll bet all the others are almost here, too.

Merry Christmas, everyone!


Cinnamon Girl said...

My kidlet had the rock tumble and it was great. Loud but great!

Kukka-Maria said...

Sure! I think the telescope is to watch chicks moon you from a Saturn coupe.

I'm just sayin'...some people have weird ways to get their rocks tumbled. :)

Merry Christmas!

Amy Ruttan said...

Great wish list. I never thought to do a wish list. Happy TT

Caylynn said...

Great list! I hope some of your Christmas wishes come true!

Merry Christmas. :)

Lindsey said...

Cute list...Merry Christmas to you too!!!

Anonymous said...

My daughter loved her rock tumbler. I banished it to the barn because of the noise. Who knows where it now. =oO Perhaps I should search it out...

I got hubby a telescope one year. I think we've used it twice because my b-i-l, who teaches astronomy, hasn't come out to show us how to use the darn thing!

Here's hoping you can check off more of your list!

Happy TT and Merry Christmas!

Carmen said...

i hope santa brings you all the things you want!

Amanda said...

A high def tv would definitely be nice. The coleus is beautiful. Great list!Thanks for visiting and Happy TT!

Anonymous said...

Great list! I hope you get all you want. The Great Barrier Reef sounds wonderful!

Merry Christmas!

Clickin Mama J said...

Great list! Merry Christmas.

tiggerprr said...

#7 would be so cool! I miss living in San Diego County! :;sigh::

Norma said...

Is it just me or did you get a little crazy after the coleus?

And Merry Christmas to you too.

My TT is up.

Anonymous said...

#12 would be fantastic!

Happy TT

Anonymous said...

I had a rock tumbler when I was young. That might be a good idea for my dd who loves pretty rocks! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Merry Christmas!