Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #40

13 Things on my Wish List

1. Best of the Muppet Show : Elton John, Julie Andrews, Gene Kelly
I grew up in a real Muppet-fan family, and who doesn't love Julie Andrews and Gene Kelly? (Elton John, not so much)

2. Viva la Repartee:Clever Comebacks and Witty Retorts from History's Great Wits and Wordsmiths
Actually there are a whole lot of "word" books on my list. This is just one of the many. This particular one always makes me think of Attolia. (I'll share it with you if I get it.)

3. Deluxe Breadmaker
I'd like a breadmaker that actually bakes bread. They're great to use on the dough setting, but I'd like one that makes good bread.

4. Norpro Bread Slicer with Crumb Catcher
To go with the bread machine above. Those huge loaves can be very difficult to slice evenly, and this looks like it would help. Now, where would I put these things?

5. Emergency Crank Radio
We live in tornado alley, and our town's electric lines are notorious for going out at the worst possible times.

6. The Snowflake
This book has beautiful pictures of snowflakes. I think all of us are fascinated by the complexity and beauty of snowflakes on some level. (There's also a calender that would be cool.) (get it?)

7. Auto First Aid Kit
I like to be prepared for things. I always pack too much junk when we go on trips on the off chance that we might need some of it. If I knew this was in the trunk,it would keep me from packing quite a bit of stuff, I think.

8. Robin Hood (Disney)
This is possibly my favorite childhood movie. I would love to own it and let my own kids see it someday. (I forced A to watch this when we were already married because he had never seen it before.)

9. Love and Logic
This is a parenting book that several people have highly recommended, and anyone who reads this blog regularly know I could always use some parenting help.

10. Unicycle - I asked for a unicycle repeatedly as a child, but Mom always said, "NO." I asked her if I could have one this year and she said no again. She thinks I'll get hurt. Where's the faith, I ask you? Am I the child who had to have my own accident policy since toddlerhood? No. Am I the child who had to go to the emergency room all the time? No. Those would both be my brother. I'm the trustworthy eldest. Remember Mom?

11. The Complete Earth
This is a really cool atlas with satellite images of every place on earth and several image maps in all the different seasons.

12. The Second World War
Actually I already have the first three books in this set. (Some poor sap had put them on but I need the final three.

13. Presidential DoodlesTwo Centuries of Scribbles, Scratches, Squiggles & Scrawls from the Oval Office
Doesn't this sound like it'd be interesting to see? I wonder if Roosevelt doodled bombs and Reagan doodled dollar signs and Clinton, err, never mind.

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Sarah said...

Love and Logic does look great!
I have the best of the Muppet Show, and it is great!

Happy TT~

lilibeth said...

Even trustworthy eldests have breakable bones.

Tiffany Aller said...

Fabulous list! I just adore Amazon and the ability to always keep a wish list there...anytime anyone asks me what I want for my birthday or Christmas or whatever, I just tell them to check my Amazon! I think I may add your #13 to my list - it sounds fascinating!

damozel said...

The snowflake book and the presidential doodles sound really your speculation about just what they might have doodled.

aftergrace said...

If you had a unicycle would you actually ride it? Or would just owning one satisfy that yearning for a unicycle?

Attolia said...

#2: Haha, I read the title and thought, "That sounds interesting." :)

#8: How did A miss seeing this movie when he was a kid?!? My goodness!

Denise Patrick said...

#13 sounds like an interesting book. I wouldn't mind a copy of this one myself.

Happy TT!

Nancy J. Bond said...

This list has some really interesting items...I might even put a couple of them on MY Wish List. :)

Diana said...

What a great idea! I may need to borrow this one to make sure my family knows what I want for Christmas!!

Scribbit said...

We seriously ought to live closer together, this is a great list.

Love the repartee (not that you'd need lessons anyway), LOVE the Muppets ("Would you care to SMELL the BOTTLECAP??"--favorite line)

Love my bread machine, I've had five now and would recommend The Corner Bakery. It has a deep bucket, makes good bread and is all-around decent without expensive.

Could use a crank radio--no tornadoes but it tends to shake around here.

I already have an auto first aid kit though--I'm not totally unprepared.

And Robin Hood? Favorite Disney cartoon, "Seize the fat one!" gets me every time.

A unicycle? Very cool. Sounds like me wanting a telescope but without stitches.

We could use a good atlas--if you like a good documentary, check out Planet Earth, Andrew got that for his birhtday and it's terrific.

JAM said...

I love the Disney Robin Hood story. Until I met my wife I had never once seen a musical or a Disney movie. Guys will try new things for a Lovely woman. I had never eaten broccoli either, neither of my parents liked it and I had never even seen it on a plate until I was grown.

I could quote Clint Eastwood and Chuck Norris movies at length though. (especially The Outlaw Josie Wales)

Nicholas said...

I've never used Amazon for anything but books. Your TT reminds me I should explore it further.