i want the one with kung-fu grip and eagle eye
Hey, what do you want for Christmas?
I'm not promising anything, but I just might get one of you something you ask for.
Why? WHY NOT? Consider it a mitzvah. Or a raffle. Or a slightly creepy, oddly-controlling, yet ultimately fun act of random oblation.
You're much more likely to be the winner if it's something really cool, bizarrely interesting, or if it's something that I might want to play with too.
Go for it! It's the season for getting!
Posted by Ian Williams at December 13, 2012 11:00 PM
[UPDATE: okay, the real reason is that I found $27 that wasn't mine, so I gave online to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort but still have the cash, so I thought it'd be an additional little fun Xmas tiding... but MAN some of these ideas are cool! - ed.]
At the top of my wish list is 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story (Deluxe + USB version) -- the one that has the USB stick with it containing 263 tracks from the entire history of Columbia Records. However, that is a ridiculously, inappropriately expensive thing! So, not that. (I mostly mention it because I was wondering if Ian has seen it. It's quite cool. The iBooks store has a sampler that has sound clips of all 263 songs, and I was blown away by how good the selection was.)
More reasonable is the book Pie, a Global History by Janet Clarkson. Why? Because everyone likes pie. And I hope to have a working stove again someday so I can make some. In the meantime, history geek that I am, I can read about the history of pies and think about the pies I will bake when I can.
One of our local mommy websites did a review and giveaway of a hybrid scooter/bike - kinda like an elliptical machine on a scooter. It's called a Zike.
It looked like crazy fun - knew my two little guys would dig it - so I ordered one for each of them for Christmas morning. I can't wait to see the looks on their faces. :-) And anything that keeps them playing outside and away from screen crack is a win. Their other big gifts are pogo sticks. Wheeee!
So I have total Zike envy - LOL! They make an adult size - the awesomely named SABER - and it would be awesome and great exercise to have one in a girly pink or Carolina blue. It would tickle their little hearts to have Mommy zipping along beside them instead of trailing behind shouting "don't go too far ahead, wait for me, I have to be able to at least see you." And what fun to ride to school, not to mention a little safer than bikes along the busy roads we walk.
Look at it - doesn't it call to the kid in you? ;-) Squeeee! Send it to your house first and try it out. ;-)
You are awesome to put this contest out there. If for some crazy reason I win (fingers crossed), the Zike contact name is Elissa and her phone number is 864-400-3235. Apparently their web site is hijacked right now by whatever entity they made a deal with as they rapidly expand, and their Greenville, SC, store offers better prices, faster shipping, and more colors.