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11/18/2006 12:39:02 AM · #1
Want to grant a holiday wish?? It's easy!

1. Your reply 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/graphic that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD" or "I'd love to have a 8x10 print of ____.") 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.

2.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. There are no guarantees with this project, 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.

To grant a wish, message the person and get their info... and mail them their gift.

Once one of your wishes is granted... please edit your original post and cross it out or delete it. If it is for more than one item... (I would like funky socks!) you can keep it to get as many pairs as you would like!

Now.... what can we do for you??

SC, if this is a problem... please feel free to delete it. I just thought it would be nice to help eachother out and do something nice. :)

*edit to change to 10 wishes - I thought 5 would be enough... but since others did 10 last year.... we won't change it up for this year. So 10 it is. Now I have to revamp mine. :)*

Message edited by author 2006-11-18 14:17:31.
11/18/2006 12:49:46 AM · #2
Just for reference, here's the thread from last year. It was fun and lots of wishes were fulfilled! I'll have to work on my list. :)

Message edited by author 2006-11-18 01:10:23.
11/18/2006 09:58:53 AM · #3
Ooh! Thanks! I hope more people will respond. I would like to help out some people! :)
11/18/2006 10:08:35 AM · #4
Here are my wishes:
1. Coloring books... I love to color. Esp when I am stressed out. It's very relaxing.

2. Hard Rock Cafe pins from all over the world. I collect these and I would love to add more to my collection.

3. Any old blankets, sheets, or any new pet item (cat or dog). For Christmas, I am delivering a care package to the local Animal Rescue League so the poor homeless pets have something special for the holidays. I am very active with my local ARL. I raise about $1000 for them every year by doing pet portraits during the "Dog Days of Summer". I sit outside in the sweltering heat for 2 days, 7 hours at a time, and take pictures of people pets. I then donate all the money back to the ARL. This will be the first Christmas that I will be spreading holiday joy to the homeless babies.

4. SOCKS! I just realized that all of my funky socks have holes in them.... and I love funky socks! I have to get more to last me through the winter..... IF you could help....I take a ladies standard size. No toe socks please... my piggies are tiny and never fit in them right! lol

5. 70-300 2.8mm lens for Nikon

6. Funky Retro/Vintage furniture for photography props. I'm looking for retro chairs, funky chairs, a chaise lounge or anything off the wall - for kids or adults. Since I am a new business, I have spent all my money for cameras, backdrops, lighting etc etc.... I really don't have the funds left for cool props! If you have anything... that would be groovy! I know this is a long shot... but hey. You never know!?

7. I would love the 8x12 print of ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/530/thumb/372034.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/530/thumb/372034.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
Idealy, on metallic paper... but matte would do! :)
- Thanks ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' elsapo!!!!!

8. Help editing wedding pictures. I took on too many this year and I have 3 to edit by next weekend for Xmas orders. :( - Thanks to Sher!!!

9. Anything with Harley Quinn or anything Tigger! I LOVE Harley Quinn! and Tigger!

10. My website to be finished (I bought a flash template.. I just don't know how to do it!)

*edited to fix a wish*

Message edited by author 2006-11-27 22:03:43.
11/18/2006 11:28:05 AM · #5
*bump*

Anyone else going to play?
11/18/2006 11:41:53 AM · #6
I'm still trying to come up with a list that isn't ridiculously full of overpriced photography items. :D
11/18/2006 11:48:28 AM · #7
My Christmas Wishes...

1. A Colonel Klink outfit.
2. An army of trained poo throwing monkeys.
3. A map to the homes of Hollywood stars.
4. A Disneyland postcard signed by Jesus that smells of frankincense and myrrh.
5. A cult following.
6. Enough Raspberry Kool-Aid mix and sugar to make 500 gallons.
7. A cage match fight to the death between all current and past women of "The View".
8. A remote control for people with two buttons, one that mutes them forever and another that gives them uncontrolled flatulence.
9. The ability to read minds.
10. To have all my enemies, real and perceived, smote.
11/18/2006 11:49:09 AM · #8
Originally posted by mk:

I'm still trying to come up with a list that isn't ridiculously full of overpriced photography items. :D

I hear that. Only so many people willing to give away a Nikkor 18-200 VR... lol
11/18/2006 11:59:24 AM · #9
Okay, subject to change (it's not even Thanksgiving yet, Christmas spirit isn't supposed to start until Friday!)

1. studio backdrops - any kind (and...umm...a stand to hang them on)
2. a light tent - any size. Painting my photo room red was really stupid.
3. lensbaby - for Canon
4. cable release for 20d
5. craft materials/fabric/yarn - collections of leftovers, miscellaneous, scraps, anything to add to my crafting stash. Likewise with crafty tools. (Not human kind of tool, please.)
6. fisheye lens - canon compatible
7. lightmeter
8. long, entertaining emails from witty individuals sent to me during cst work hours
9. essential oils - those are fun, right?
10. some photo/lighting skillllzzzz and/or someone local who shoots in a photojournalistic style who will let me shadow them.
11/18/2006 12:02:25 PM · #10
Originally posted by TechnoShroom:


10. To have all my enemies, real and perceived, smote.


Well, I do have some expertise in that area...
11/18/2006 12:14:20 PM · #11
I know it's early... but this way, we can start getting ideas. :)

I'm just super excited for Christmas this year!! *giggle*
11/18/2006 01:19:27 PM · #12
I'll play!

1-lensbaby
2-cable release
3-remote control for camera
4-reverse mounting ring or some sort of thing to allow me to get super close macros
5-plain stemmed ice tea glasses (preferably "Diana" brand but any type will do, they are impossible to find around here)
6-bullseye caramel candy
7-a Christmas ornament from Edmonton, Alberta that says "Edmonton" on it
8-DVD of the animated cartoon "The Selfish Giant" (I don't think this exists though)
9-vintage "Silent Night" shiny glass ball Christmas ornament
10-to spend Christmas with my family
11/18/2006 01:26:23 PM · #13
1 - Any fisheye lens which fits on a 300D

2 - 50mm f/1.4 or f/1.8

3 - Some kind of portable external hard drive for saving photos to on the move without the need for a computer

4 - New graphics card for my PC which can run all the new games full speed

5 - A romantic holiday in Europe for 2 with my girlfriend

6 - A tripod which is studier than my £20 Jessops one

7 - Any cool movie posters for my room (which is looking fairly dull right now)

8 - Old DVD or stuff like Back to the Future and The Goonies (woo!)

9 - Decent set of computer headphones with a mic - Thanks ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' goodman!

10 - Cable release or Remote for my 300D - Thanks ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' biteme!

Message edited by author 2006-11-28 07:44:24.
11/18/2006 01:36:39 PM · #14
Originally posted by KarenNfld:

6-bullseye caramel candy


Are bullseye caramels the ones with the cream in the middle??? I love those! :)

Message edited by author 2006-11-18 13:37:09.
11/18/2006 02:13:23 PM · #15
Originally posted by nsoroma79:

Originally posted by KarenNfld:

6-bullseye caramel candy


Are bullseye caramels the ones with the cream in the middle??? I love those! :)


Yes! I bought some when I was in Washington last week and I loved them. I looked all around here but I don't think they are available in Newfoundland.
11/18/2006 03:46:56 PM · #16
OK - I've put my wishlist on amazon - just in case any of you are feeling generous!

list on amazon


Message edited by ursula - edited link.
11/18/2006 04:38:03 PM · #17
Originally posted by Konador:

10 - Cable release or Remote for my 300D


I have one I don't use anymore! Sent me your adress & stuff, I'll send it to you.

edit: I checked, I even still have the small box where it was in. It's the RS-60E3. It's simple, but effective.

edit2: Sorry Karen, I didn't see your wish for a remote control..

Message edited by author 2006-11-18 16:49:07.
11/18/2006 04:43:00 PM · #18
1-10: A date with Cindi :-)

//cdbaby.com/mp3lofi/drelmo1-09.m3u

Message edited by author 2006-11-18 19:39:30.
11/18/2006 04:47:33 PM · #19
1) A certificate for an acre of rainforest or other endangered habitat purchased by the charity for conservation purposes ... I'm collecting gift certificates by asking friends and family to buy them for me for birthdays and other gift occasions...
//www.worldlandtrust.org/

2) A 10x8 print (or nearest for their ratio) of any of the following wonderful images:

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3) I collect eggcups - I have hundreds... these days I'm restricting myself to only a few themes... kitch 60s/70s eggcups especially in greens, oranges, browns; wildlife animals (not pets or animals dressed in human clothes but proper wild animals looking like animals) and lastly, erotica eggcups - I have one of a nude nurse with moving boobies and a male female pair from navel to mid thigh wearing pretty underwear but have failed to win auctions on a nude male torso eggcup complete with genitals and a couple of others too! I'll try and take photos of what I already have to help give an idea...

4) A good quality 58mm thread circular polarising filter (I've broken a couple over the last year plus with our latest camera/ lens purchases we seem to have more lenses with 58mm threads.

Will have a think and add more later...

Hope I'm able to help fulfill some too!

Message edited by author 2006-12-05 06:20:22.
11/18/2006 04:58:58 PM · #20
ok here goes :)
1. Any size print of Librodo's Three Hmong Dolls (that photo always makes me smile)
2. A canon 100mm, Sigma 105mm or a Canon 85mm 1.8. Any of them would be wonderful.
3. A container load ;p of Lindt extra creamy milk chocolate.
4. Live DVD of Chris Isaak in concert.
5. A UV filter for my Tamron 28-75
6. To be debt free and be able to buy my kids what they would really like.

Will come back for 7,8 and 9 after some thought

Lisa
11/18/2006 06:26:44 PM · #21
Originally posted by lentil:

ok here goes :)5. A UV filter for my Tamron 28-75
Lisa


What size filter (in mm) do you need?
11/18/2006 06:29:48 PM · #22
Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Originally posted by lentil:

ok here goes :)5. A UV filter for my Tamron 28-75
Lisa


What size filter (in mm) do you need?


That lens takes a 67mm filter
11/18/2006 06:48:01 PM · #23
I'm going to keep mine to things that are realistic.

1. Postcards sent from outside of North America. Sent from Italy with messages written in Italian are the most desirable. - fulfilled by several people plus the postcard trading thread, so I'm good here.

2. I'll join nsoroma79's quest for socks. Socks are always good. - fulfilled by Jutilda

3. ViewMaster reels, whether old or new.

4. A delivery from Dinkel's Bakery in Chicago. - to be fulfilled by someone whose name is slipping my mind right now since it's on my computer at home in Colorado

5. A cookbook stand.

6. A St. Louis Cardinal's t-shirt. - inadvertently fulfilled today by my sister

7. Children's books and/or coloring books in Spanish or Italian.

8. 2+GB Compact Flash card. - fulfilled by MattO

9. The secret to an authentic napolitano pizza crust. It's probably best if you're from Napoli and you're willing to share your nonna's famous orgasm-inducing pizza crust recipe, for example.

10+: Anything from my Amazon wishlist.

Additional Edit: Thanks everyone! I love this community.

Message edited by author 2006-11-26 18:01:40.
11/19/2006 02:00:03 AM · #24
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11/19/2006 09:40:14 AM · #25
Originally posted by mk:

5. craft materials/fabric/yarn - collections of leftovers, miscellaneous, scraps, anything to add to my crafting stash. Likewise with crafty tools. (Not human kind of tool, please.)
Can you give me your postal address? I can help on this one!

Originally posted by karmabreeze:

1. Postcards sent from outside of North America. Sent from Italy with messages written in Italian are the most desirable.
Ditto... send address please! Do you want a generic London postcard or my postcard with my Tomboy lion cub photo on it?

Message edited by author 2006-11-19 09:42:13.
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