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Letter to the North Pole (geographic, not magnetic)

Dear Santa and pals,

Well, as you know, it has been a long and diverse year for me, and I have been a lot of places (I even went close enough to visit you in January!), but I want you to know that I am planning to be in Houston for Christmas this year. My mother has reminded me that I haven’t written you in a while, and I guess she’s right, but it is always so hard to think up a “wish list” right after I celebrate a birthday! Could we do Christmas in June sometime? Well, I suppose that might be difficult, so I’ll just have to make do with having them close together. She told me that I was supposed to be born on Christmas but came a little early. I’ll say! Five weeks! I think her body just got sick of me- it tried to kill me, you know, with all those little antibodies. I got the bili-lights and transfusions too. I don’t think I’ve ever had such an even tan since!

But I digress.

I would first like to say that of course since receiving my two front teeth I have been thoroughly satisfied with just about anything for Christmas. I never did get a baby brother, but it makes me happy to see that at least someone did. And look how much better he is for suffering it!

There are a few things that I think would make my life too good to continue, so I shall not even ask for them. They are things that you will simply know or you won’t, but I won’t ask for them. It would be like asking for one of the reindeer and a spare sleigh, so ridiculous that it shouldn’t be mentioned. But you already know about them, don’t you, Santa?

I would like a new car, but I’m afraid I can’t seem to get rid of the one I have that is cluttering up the garage at my parents house. Maybe you could help me sell it? I can always replace it later on, when needed.

A few hundred shares of the VISA IPO would be super too, but I’m not sure when that will happen, and it probably will be while I’m overseas and short on funds.

How about a job with the US Department of State? Can you swing it? That would solve all my traveling fancies, and put me in a position to get away from the pharmaceutical drug-trade. That would be cool, but I guess it’s just a pipe dream for now.

You know what I would like? I’m not sure myself, but let me think of a few things. I like Dr. Who, at least the latest version of him, but I think that the series DVDs are way over-priced. For that money I could buy a lot of books by Michael Crichton, though I have read State of Fear, Airframe, and his dinosaur novels. I’m also kind of partial to the Jasper Fforde novels about Thursday Next, and I’m waiting to get the third book in the series. You can see which one I just read on the sidebar here my blog.

I like merino wool sweaters. I wear a large sweater (they shrink in the arms). Medium shirts.

Oh, and I like lots of music, but I especially like being gifted classical music. I like famous classical symphonies and composers like Debussy, Dvorak, Mahler, Stravinsky, and Rachmaninoff. (I’m not a big fan of Mozart, however; he’s good, but too plinkity-plunk for me.) I like Beethoven, but I have several of his symphonies.

I don’t need any drums or pipes. I don’t really need 5 golden rings. And I already have a nice watch. I’m slightly allergic to bird feathers. I’ve met a few maids-a-milking, and frankly, they are a little more than I can handle right now.

A well-cooked bird on the other hand would be quite nice.

How about a travel guide to Liverpool and the surrounding areas? That might be nice, seeing as I am about to go there for a few months.

I don’t know if there is anything else I can think of that I might enjoy. I suppose that’s enough.

So I guess I’ll plan on leaving you some cookies, ok? I don’t think we’ll have any milk, but you don’t need it anyway, they say it’s probably not nearly as good for you as we’re led to believe.

All the best to Mrs. Claus and the elves,


Comment from steven
Time: 12 December, 2007, 12:55 pm

plinkety-plunk? And isn’t Mahler that guy that gets the bad rap on Cheers? Oh, they hated him.

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