Materialism: It’s that time of year again!

It may seem a bit selfish, but I was told that the birthday/Christmas gift list I made last year was very helpful, because apparently people don’t know what to get me. And it didn’t hurt that I got 90% of the items that were on the list. So, here it is again: the great and wonderful list of things I want, now sorted for even greater ease!

Nerdy stuff:
Portal 2 coasters
this geeky sciencey shirt of awesomeness
Portal companion cube for me to love and squeeze and NOT incinerate
Portal earrings
-Lego!!! (hint: there is an AWESOME Lego store in Oakridge mall, and I really like the England-esque set)
-several thousand piece puzzle (like 7000-10000 and beyond) which you can buy at this store in Central City mall that sells all kinds of card games and board games

Video games:
-Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
-Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3DS) or any other Professor Layton game except Professor Layton and the Last Spectre
Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)
Need For Speed Most Wanted (PS3)
-Crush 3D (3DS)
-Last Window: The Secret of Cape West (DS) this game probably has to be ordered on eBay from a UK seller.
Myst (3DS)
Journey (PS3)
Sonic Generations (PS3)

Books:
-C. S. Lewis’s Narnia series in one large storybook form, preferrably with gold leaf edging, ribbon bookmark, and hand drawn pictures on every few pages
-“The Casual Vacancy” – J. K. Rowling
-“Wild” – Cheryl Strayed
-“The Time Keeper” – Mitch Albom
-“Where We Belong” – Emily Giffin (paperback)
“The Hobbit” – J. R. R. Tolkien (I do particularly like this cover of the book)

Kitchen gadgets:
-a traditional matcha whisk + spoon and a really nice stone matcha bowl to mix in
-bowls like this (at least 4)
-a couple of these really cute owl tea cups to match my owl teapot
-cast iron skillets that can go in the oven (ie: no wooden handle), a small one and a big one
-the classic whistling teakettle by Le Creuset in Carribean blue. The reason being, my gas range heats my current kettle, which doesn’t have a rubber handle, so hot that I can’t touch the handle without burning my hands off. This kettle is really cute and has a rubber handle too!
this butter dish, also by Le Creuset and also in Carribean blue.
a really good, non-manual, high-powered milk frother. Mine doesn’t really froth so much as whisk…
-really nice salt & pepper grinders

Other miscellany:
a tin of Forever Nuts from DavidsTea
-a really nice yet compact easel
an external hard drive that is at least 1TB
-among other pieces that I really love by this artist: this one, this one, and this one. Available on Granville island or by direct order from the artist 😀
-really cozy & comfy slippers for around the house (emphasis on cozy, and extra emphasis on comfy, my feet get sore after standing on wood floors all day!)
-I left my glass tea tumbler behind when I moved *sadness*. But then I discovered this beautiful glass tea tumbler from Teavana! It would make a suitable replacement.
-a portable mini book light/reading light for reading at night or in the dark
-onesie pajamas. With feet. And a butt flap. And maybe a hood.
-and if even this list can’t stimulate you to be creative with a gift, I do accept cash, in any denomination, but bigger is always better!

Let the gifting begin!

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