December 11th, 2006

Shino - "I put a female bug on you"

I can write three pages of the entry and not know what to put for subject.

 

I keep thinking "I should do that too" when I see indigoskynet's "5 good things" posts. I'm not sure I could muster up five good things about each day without resorting to describing more than one excellent tea I've had, though.

I'll try.

1 - Kitty! I saw a cute black kitten in a window on my way to work. It seemed glad to see me too.

2 - No stress and got to work on time, thanks to reduced working hours - I start at ten now.

3 - Had a wonderful cup of Oolong tea with seven citrus fruits this morning while playing Might and Magic VI.

4 - Odessa was with me when I woke up this morning. She didn't go out after I fell asleep, so the ventilation hatch wasn't left open and my room wasn't freezing cold.

5 - uh... more tea? This is still before noon, maybe I'll edit in something here later.

That wasn't too hard. I've also been thinking of doing a top three best and worst things of the day. Maybe listing the things that stress me.

Stressing things now include that I still haven't heard from the seller of the auction I won six days ago. I emailed him the day after, and have had no reply. I should try to call, but I really, really hate calling strangers.

I should get an appointment with a dentist. Better to go now than wait until it gets worse, but I'm scared that he wants to take my wisdom teeth, since he said last time I was there [two years ago] that I should have them taken out in 1-2 years time. Have decided to do some research on wisdom teeth before I go. I don't even know why they are supposed to be taken out, or what harm it could do to leave them.

I haven't even started on getting giftmas presents for my family and friends. Except for darth_blade's, which is in the mail. I have no idea what they want, and this was a lot easier when I could do my shopping in Florida. I haven't written my own wishlist yet, either.
Pirate Kriatyrr & Odessa

Giftmas Wishlist 2006

 

Subject to editing.

Anime:
Planetes boxed set - one of my favorite animes of all times, not too expensive. I'd like to see how the official translation is, having only seen a fansub. And I want to own more legit anime releases.
I want Utena too, but not as badly. I'll want to re-watch it sometime, but that could be a year from now. And it's more expensive, I bet.

Tea:
Dim Sum Cha is meant to be a gift, so I'd feel bad if I bought it for myself. :P

Since I already have a lot, I don't wish for massive quantities of tea. However, I need teapots. Capacity of .4 liters would be ideal, but the closest I can find are .6 and .35, grr.

This one and This one are the ones I want the most. (had one of the latter, but it broke through carelessness; I loved it and used it every day)

(Yes, of course I want the green ones, but I've decided to buy myself one as a move-in present once I move)

Digital bathroom scale.

A toaster. I bet you can't find a green one, though.

Scented candles - IKEA's vanilla ones are my favorites.

Odessa wishes for Feline Greenies and karina mice, but seriously, she doesn't need any more toys.

Manga:
Girl Got Game volumes 3 and onwards
Suikoden III (***check which ones I have first***)
Death Note volumes 2 and onward

Blank DVDs, any brand that doesn't suck.

Books you think I would like.
"The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins
"Greetings in Jesus Name!: The Scambaiter Letters" by Michael Berry
"Jennifer Government" by Max Barry
Something by Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett or Neil Gaiman.

Gift certificates to clothing stores so I can get the pants I want.

A wireless access point.

A really shiny digital SLR camera, like a Nikon D70 or something.

Chocolate oranges. Chocolate apples. Anything chocolate, the more unusual the better. Cadbury's Snowflake.