View Full Version : What do You Want for Christmas?

12-23-2008, 07:53 AM
With only three days until Christmas, I realize it's short notice, but some of you are so hard to shop for...

This year I want....an agent to like my stuff...you like me, you really like me, to finish Helen...she's just a mess...to get my two toddler girls potty trained, convince my 4 year old and my six year old they're supra geniuses and able to tackle words without fear, to manage my two tweens well, and keep the oldest two innocent, while still not overlooking my baby, my husband or friends. I'd also like to lose 20 lbs, save some money and spend more time talking on the phone with my Mom, Dad, brothers and sister.

Your turn...what do you hope either to get, or to do....this year or for Christmas, whichever you wish....

12-23-2008, 08:58 AM
I want to get a novel written that has a good chance of getting published.
I want to get the promotion at work I deserve and I've been told I'm in line for.
I want the TAs at my son's university to sign a contract and go back to work, so he can finish his BA.
I want my daughter to pass all her courses, and not have a nervous breakdown whilst doing it.
I want to have fun, and do something or go somewhere that I've never done or been before.
I want to love more, laugh more, live more.

Oh, and a million or so dollars wouldn't hurt, either. ;)

Silver King
12-23-2008, 09:01 AM
My two front teeth!

The others, I can live without for now.

12-23-2008, 09:09 AM
I already got what I wanted. A new phone, the super-duper Blackberry Bold. For the ambitious journalist or executive in your family.

DL Hegel
12-23-2008, 09:34 AM
a fully functional interstellar space ship--with bucket seats.

12-23-2008, 09:38 AM
My brother back... The new MacBook... An attention span... All my credits... This shirt (http://www.typetees.com/product/1553/You_can_t_spell_random_without_tangerine_swordfish _disco_car)... More markers... To figure out how things really are... And, a puppy.


12-23-2008, 10:29 AM
Something shiny.


Mythical Tiger
12-23-2008, 10:44 AM
What I want:

New bridle for my kiger mustang
Lots of books[preferably thick ones]
Too get a good amount of my novel written[before I go back to school]
For my mom to get better
A tiger
For our 5 rottweiler puppys to grow up strong and healthy and for there new familys to spoil them rotten.
One of my simese cats, Hershys, to come home.[she's only a kitten:cry:]
For everyone on AW to have a great holiday:hooray:

12-23-2008, 06:11 PM
A bajillion dollars.
and a divorce.

12-23-2008, 06:14 PM
Whirled Peas

Oh, I think that's supposed to be spelled World Peace.

12-23-2008, 06:18 PM
An end to this global recession

12-23-2008, 06:32 PM
A job for my husband
An easy birth for my coming baby & of course, a healthy baby
A house of our own
financial security
an agent or publisher

...that would about do it.

12-23-2008, 06:48 PM
To find the writing process that works for me
Money--I'd be happy with at least $50,000 but more would be fine
To find the important papers I've misplaced

Everything else seems to be going pretty well in general, so I'd give any other wishes out to people who need more than I do.

12-23-2008, 07:02 PM
I want my little guy to not have to have surgery
I want my writing mojo back
I want to do well in all my classes
I want to live well and happily (and wish the same for everyone else)

And more books. Always more books.

12-23-2008, 07:09 PM
I want Mr. Maryn's retirement investments to return to what they were in the summer, so he doesn't have to work until he drops dead at his desk and nobody notices until his email is full at 10,000 unanswered messages.

I want The Kid to kick ass in grad school and be happy doing it, sure she's following the right calling.

I want Kid Two to get a better job that allows him to stay in the area where his girlfriend goes to school, and apply for grad schools.

Maryn, mostly altruistic

12-23-2008, 07:23 PM
I want our daughter's RH to be less painful
I want my wife's knee to stop hurting
I want our son's shoulder surgery to be successful
I want our granddaughter to have a wonderful life

12-23-2008, 08:00 PM
I want my mother to get out of the hospital before Christmas.

I want to find a job closer to home, and part-time.

I want a publisher to like my MG novel enough to publish it.

I want my son to succeed in math class.

I want my daughter to stop being distracted by the boys.

Little Red Barn
12-23-2008, 08:13 PM
Whirled Peas

Oh, I think that's supposed to be spelled World Peace.
:D yeah, I'll take that lil' ol' thingy called world peace and goodwill to all, too!

12-23-2008, 08:18 PM
I want a hipopot hippopotim hippopotomu I want another cat.

I want to wish everyone here happiness and health.

I want all AW writers to rise to my continuously nagging challenge and finish their projects.

I want Mac to know how important AW is to us all.

And I want a new workout shirt.

12-23-2008, 08:25 PM
Something shiny.


Don't drop subtle hints like that to the man in your life. My wife said she wanted something that went from zero to 200 in under 5 seconds - so I bought her a bathroom scale. (sorry, old joke)

I'd like to have a day long eating fest with my parents (deceased) and my six siblings.

I'd like to tell my mother I'm sorry. She died ten months after breaking her hip, but I forced her to get on the treadmill every day. I forced her to lift her weights. I forced her to do her stretching exercises. I should have known, when she couldn't name her seven children, that something was wrong, but I ignored the signs. After each setback, I forced her to exercise. I'd like to tell my mother that I'm sorry for not making her final months more comfortable, for not pampering her the way she pampered me when I was sick. I'd like to tell my mother that I'm sorry for the times I lost my patience with her. And I'd like to hear her say, "Timothy Paul, come here and give your mother a hug."

12-23-2008, 08:30 PM
I want Mac to know how important AW is to us all.

Me too, so I wrote this (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125369).

12-23-2008, 08:59 PM
Awesome, Don.

I want a job.
I want my confidence back.
I would like to write something, anything.
I want my family happy.

12-23-2008, 09:00 PM