Saturday, December 13, 2008

What I might want for Christmas

Someone said I was hard to buy for, but it's not true.  Here's a possible list:

1.  Any recent novel that has won the Booker Prize or the Pulitzer Prize or the National Book Award.  Or a good mystery.  Or a history of tulips or World War II in Holland.  Or a book on design or decorating with lots of pictures.  Or any book that the giver thought was a sensational read.

2.  A DVD from Acorn Media.  They carry all the good stuff from Masterpiece Theater like "Cranford," "Foyle's War," "Detective Morse."  Any Bette Davis movies.

3.  Costume jewelry, especially bracelets or a cheap watch with a red band.

4. A new board game that doesn't require a knowledge of war or diplomacy.

5.  A turtle neck sweater, XL.

6.  Black leather gloves.

7. Any picture painted by a grandchild or a map drawn by Max.  A photograph of your family.

8.  Ina Garten's first cookbook.  Any cookbook.  I'm cooking again.

9.  A good looking alarm clock.

10.  A vintage hat with a veil from the 30's or 40's.

11.  A good pedometer.

12.  A cake from The Black Hound in NYC.

9 comments:

Sarah said...

A good list.

We may or may not have already gotten you something. And it may or may not fit under one of these.

Sarah said...

OK, I can't hold it in any longer...

IT'S A PUPPY! AN ADORABLE BOSTON TERRIER PUPPY, READY FOR DELIVERY WHENEVER YOU ARE READY TO TAKE HIM! HE'S NOT POTTY TRAINED QUITE YET, BUT YOU TWO ARE "RELATIVELY" GOOD AT THAT, SO IT WILL BE NO PROBLEM!

You're welcome. Merry Christmas.

Louise Plummer said...

In the words of the wise Elliot: No thank you.

Rachel said...

How about a pair of stockings that look similar to the ones in that picture? I have some and you can have them, even from that same store. We'll never be rich enough again to get a set for the whole family, so you can have the two "beginner" stockings we have. Just a thought. If not I hope our Christmas card was sufficient.

Richardson's B.L.A.H.S. said...

How about a signed copy of 'The Romantic Obsessions and Humiliations of Annie Sehlmeier'?
Oh wait...nevermind!

Louise Plummer said...

Rachel, sell them on ebay. Lisa, sell yours on ebay. The last time I looked they were charging something like $136.oo for that book.

Louise Plummer said...

Today, only, you can get it for 69cents on Amazon.Com. Hurry Hurry.

lulu said...

I wish my mom would write out a list like this. Thanks for setting a fine example. Merry Christmas Louise!

Richardson's B.L.A.H.S. said...

umm... if I brought you one... would you sign it? For someone else of course! :)