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Stakkars neglisjerte blogg. Og, neida, dette er heller ikke noe ordentlig innlegg. Jeg nærmer meg en ny bursdag (kjedelig tall denne gangen, 41, neste år blir mye bedre, da skal det feires) og trenger å tenke høyt om bursdagsønsker. Det er fint lite jeg trenger, men en og annen ting har jeg jo motstått fristelsen til å kjøpe selv det siste året.

  1. Vinglass. Jeg oppdaget nylig til min forskrekkelse at etter noen år der ett glass har gått med dann og vann er vi i den leie situasjon at vi har maks tre like vinglass (vel, sett bort fra champagne “flutes”) i skapet. Når jeg skal smake meg gjennom Skål! trenger jeg minst tre, og jeg foretrekker en annen fasong enn de vi har tre av… Helst skulle jeg hatt noen som ser ut som Riedelglassene vi kom over på loppemarked (som vi nå har ett igjen av), men jeg klarer ikke å finne ut hvilken “modell” det er.
  2. Lego. Av spesifikke sett ønsker jeg meg først og fremst det nye sjørøverskipet og sjørøverøya, samt Detective’s Office. Ellers ønsker jeg meg alle sett som inneholder klosser som egner seg til bygging av egne modeller av hus (det vil si alle hus og løsklossbokser i Creator-serien) og trær og annen natur (noen av Elves-settene er fine, det samme er f.eks. Ewok village, men det er DYRT nå, siden det har gått ut). I tillegg har jeg ønskeliste på Brickset som det går an å se på. Og i bunn og grunn finnes det vel ikke noe Legosett som IKKE har klosser jeg kan bruke.
  3. Den siste Pondus-boka.
  4. Sandman bind 7 og utover
  5. Denne boka om London.

Big birthday

Apparently I’m turning 40 next week. The math don’t lie. It means it’s time for presents! Yay!

1. An electric bike. A Cannondale sounds good, but I’ll settle for a cheaper version.

2. Canon EOS 5D mark III or (if you didn’t win the jackpot, just a nice small sum) Canon EOS 7D

(Getting to the more realistic pricerange:)

3. Lego

4. Whisky

5. A light tent/box. That is a softbox that you put the items to be photographed inside and have the light on the outside. Like this one. I can’t seem to find a supplier in Norway. Found a supplier, have ordered one, am planning to get my parents to pay for it (at least partly).

6. A stand for flash/light, like this one.

I hear those sleighbells

Ok, maybe not literally. Anyway, wishlist time again.

Dear Santa,

I think I’ve been pretty good this year, at least compared to a lot of other people. On the other hand, quite a lot of people have been quite as good as me and need Christmas presents more, hence see point 1 and 2.

1. Peace on earth.

2. Anything from Gaver med mening (Flyktningehjelpen) or Verdensgaver (Unicef) (look, you can buy “me” schoolbooks!) and similar sites.

3. Flash/lighting stand, something like this. Needs to be able to hold the Aurora Firefly (I haven’t done my research, and I think it’s a standard bracket, but it might be a good idea to check with the shop).

4. Non-stop. A little, at least.

5. The Sandman books, vol. 6 onwards.

6. Books in general. Not that we need any more, but on the other hand: One will always need another book.

I might just rename this blog Mirthful’s Wishlists

As that’s what you’re getting today, too. For some action, check out the bookblog and the comestibles blog, they’ve been updated quite frequently lately.

Anyway, one year away from the big 4 oh. Next year will be celebrated in style, that’s the plan anyway. Not sure what sort of style, but style, definitely. This year there will be less celebration, but of course I want gifts anyway.

1. A new laptop, one with a decent graphics card and more than 2 GB RAM. I can’t run Photoshop and email at the same time on this one and that’s a pain in the b***, especially since I just spent the last three months or so using Photoshop daily to create photobooks from last year. I got them back today (the photobooks, not the three months) and there might just be a post on those at some point, but I’m rambling and I’ll stop here.

2. A wok pan that works on induction stovetops. We just changed our stovetop (since the old one died) and now we don’t have a working wok. Not good. We got a frying pan from Woll for Christmas which I adore, but they don’t seem to make make woks. I’d prefer one with one long handle on one side and a non-stick coating that can take metal utensils.

3. A small pot that works on induction stovetops. 1 liter or thereabouts. We have one, but frequently need two.

4. Things that can be eaten or drunk.

All I want for Christmas is… Uhm… What, really?

Well, I’ve certainly started thinking about Christmas, so I guess it’s about time.

Dear Santa,

Well, I got presents last year despite the fact that we told the lass you don’t exist and so on. In fact, she got presents too, so I’m guessing you’re ok with that, then? With the amount of attention you get it might just be refreshing for someone to ignore you, I guess, and considering the number of homes you need to visit in one night I guess being able to drop things off early and not give a personal appearance is probably a bit of a relief. Anyway, you know the drill:

1. Peace on earth.

2. A laminating machine that takes A3 format. Preferably a decent quality one that handles a bit of thickness.

3. Health and longevity for my nearest and dearest and for the following authors/artists (and any others I may have forgotten): Robin Hobb, J.K. Rowling, Stephen Fry, Jo Nesbø, Ole Paus, Michael Wiehe, Michael Parkinson, Håkon Gullvåg, Lillebjørn Nilsen, Neil Gaiman, Bill Bryson, India Knight, Kate Atkinson, Bob Dylan, Jasper Fforde, Robin Laing, Mads Eriksen, Frode Øverli, Lise Myhre, Richard Russo, Alexander McCall Smith, Nick Hornby and the Top Gear guys. Oh, and Jeffrey Archer, but dear, dear Santa, please make him stick to writing books rather than involving in politics (or, the horror, another groundless libel case).

4. An Overlock. Like this one. Or one of the Husqvarna Huskylocks they have here.

5. Anything from Gaver med mening, Gaver som forandrer verden, Oxfam unwrapped (look, you can buy “me” schoolbooks!) and similar sites.

6. Non-stop.

7. The Sandman books.

8. A Roomba, or other robotic vacuum.

9. Books. Not that we need any more, but on the other hand: One will always need another book.

And then I honestly can’t think of anything else. I think life must be pretty good, actually.

List for the lass to follow.