As an adult, I admit I love to fantasize about gifts I would like brought down my chimney. Mostly these are fun things that have caught my eye, and certainly not gifts a sensible Chook would hint about to her family.
So here's my letter to the jolly old gent:
Let's start with what I don't want for Christmas. Please don't bring me a hamster. I don't want a real one. Or even a fake one. Although when I looked, the Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster City Bundle with Bonus Storage Tote was going for $577.95, so I guess I could sell it and buy books.
And Santa, forget the sexy purple lingerie this year. Feathers are all the adornment a Book Chook needs.
What DO I want? Santa, I want some new software that is easy to learn and will allow me to create images like an artist, even though I don't have an artistic bone in my body.
I would also like a simple video camera so I can create more movies to share with my readers, cos Santa, I think I'm hooked.
And if I haven't used up my quota, I wouldn't mind these:
A Lego hole punch that lets my young friends thread paper bits between their Lego stuff when they come to visit.
The Encyclopedia of Immaturity, because I'm worried I'm starting to become mature.
This celtic knot game, because it's pretty.
This fabulous Japanese steampunk watch, just because it IS!
A Picocricket Kit, or just about anything else MIT have lying around.
And finally, The Book Chook wants another book. I love the art work and the trailer for There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. Check out the fabulous illustrating and animating below, Santa! Isn't it ooky?
Oh, and if you're still reading, World Peace would be nice. Thanks, Santa!
The Book Chook (Thanks to jdurham @ Morguefile for the pic!)