Thursday, December 20, 2007

Dear Santa...

Thirteen Gifts for Editors

'Tis the season for giving and receiving. If we're going to make a list for Santa, we might as well go all-out and ask for what we really want.

1. Helen in Australia would like water, please. Preferably a great big raincloud with a drenching downpour right over her house, but over the water catchment areas will do. Australia is in year 7 of drought. There are kids in outback Australia who have never seen rain. If rain is too difficult to arrange, how about a big iceberg towed from Antarctica and moored off the Australian coastline?

2. Raelene is a goddess who accepts offerings of colored gemstones, show-quality Corgi puppies, and snazzy red sportscars. However, she'll settle for advance copies of new releases by her favorite authors, fancy bookmarks, and Tarot decks.

3. Mary A. would love nothing more than an exotic around-the-world vacation including bonding with the alpacas in Peru, glacier-dodging in Antarctica, souk shopping in Morocco and monastary-hopping in southern Spain. Should that prove too troublesome, she also likes things that smell nice.

4. Mackenzie just wants books off her Amazon wish list. One can never have enough books. Also, those diamonds she mentioned once before would be a pretty neat surprise.

5. Martha says, "I’d take salmon, fresh from Seattle. Emeralds, my birthstone, or if someone is REALLY generous, a laptop, top of the line naturally, as ALL the authors love me."

6. Briana would love gifts of male helpers, buff, sweet, preferably with sexy accents, the less clothes the better! Failing that, books make Briana a very happy editor, not only fabulous submissions, but books of any shape or sort!

7. All Jennifer wants is one beautiful red rose--in a vase that's being held by Paul Stanley [lead singer of Kiss, for you young 'uns].

8. Because KelliK has all the material goods she could ever need or want, she wants only peace on Earth...and goodwill toward bloggers.

9. Nick would be very happy with a four-hour massage. Or an Eames Lounge Chair.

10. Meghan would like books. Also possibly some bookshelves, as she has none and is currently using piles of books as most of her living room furniture.

11. Pamela really need a teleportation device--world travel size. Maybe with future upgrade capabilities to intergalactic. And chocolate, for her travels.

12. Shannon would like a new pair of Manolo Blahniks or Jimmy Choo boots (perfect for walking all over men), Prada for carrying her whips & chains, and to satisfy her sweet tooth--a chocolate-covered Brad Pitt from his Troy days.

13. Donna would wish for World Peace, but bets everyone else asked for that. How about nonfat, no-calorie chocolate that tastes as good as the real thing?


Red Garnier said...

I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas. And may all your wishes come true. ;)

Oh Santa? Yooohooo?? Oh Santa?

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Santa has you all at the top of his list.
The question is... which list?
Happy holidays!

LA Day said...

Happy holidays, everyone!

Heather said...

KISS! Love them. I guess that's one Christmas wish I could second. :)

Books are nice, too. How about a super sexy hunk to hold and turn the pages for you as you read? Okay, that might not be such a good idea, but if he's half nekkid or even fully nekkid while you are trying to read, I highly doubt you'll be looking at the pages. *grin*

Cara Carnes said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!

J L said...

Hey, Raelene: I have a friend who breeds & shows PWC. Let me know if you need a recommendation 8)

Good holidays, everyone, and travel safe if you're out and about.

charleneteglia said...

After 15 inches of rain in one day, I'd be happy to send my share to Oz. Merry ho ho, all!

N.J.Walters said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all! Hope you all get your wishes!

Unknown said...

Nick, I love my Eames chair. But you don't even want to know what I had to do to Santa to get it...

Helen W said...

A big thank you to everyone who wished rain for Helen. We had three consecutive days when it rained - more rain than we have had for a year. And congratulations to the person who sent floods to Bendigo -the farmers there were ecstatic!! If you were aiming for my house you missed by 120 miles. But the joy of the farmers more than makes up for that. So thank you all
Helen said...

Meghan, the public library in Olive Branch, Mississippi (or was it in Hernando? I can't remember.) actually has a couple love seats made from piles of books. Maybe you should ask for a gallon of super glue next year.