Yes, my wrists are still bad, but they are better. And pretty soon, people will be asking me what I want for my birthday, and it’s so much more convenient to give them all a link instead of repeating the exact same conversation over and over with all the people I know. This way, we can talk about more interesting things than what I want.
So this is what I want:
- a microwave
- music (here are suggestions)
- big white candles (like ones from Mols maybe) (candles in other colors are good too, but white is safest)
- stuff from Mols in general, or Rafens
- a DVD player
- loudspeakers that I can plug into my computer so I can use Pandora as a real alternative to CDs
- a subscription to Current History
- in general: stuff for my apartment
- clothes. Clothes are always good. Except I don’t really have room in my closet. But who cares, I have the attic and the basement.
- Amazon.com gift certificates. Like clothes, they always work.
- believe me, I wouldn’t mind "experience" type gifts either, like tickets for things or promises to make me dinner or take me somewhere or whatever. Be creative.
- a new purse/bag which is the right size to hold my wallet, cell phone, keys and a novel. If there’s room for a Palm Pilot, lunch and a bottle of water too, I can use it for school.
- a couple of big cushions that I can put in the attic and use as extra seats when I have more party guests than chairs
- more room on my hard disc (or an alternative way of storing music/pictures)
- things that you put under hot things to protect the table (there is no word for this in Norwegian, and I can’t remember if there is one in English)
- a suitcase on wheels
- a hair dryer
What I don’t want:
- jewellery. This may sound harsh, and I will probably love any jewellery I actually recieve. So if you have a particular piece of jewellery in mind, and this is a well-thought-out special gift, go for it. But don’t go out and buy me jewellery because you can’t think of anything else. I have so much of it now I don’t have time to wear it all, and I end up wearing the same things over and over.
- notebooks. I am particular about what I write in, and no matter how cute the cover is, I won’t use if it isn’t right. I already have a drawer full of beautiful little notebooks that I will probably never use.
- anything for my apartment that isn’t returnable. I might already have something similar, and if you read Norwegian, you know how I hate the very idea of interior decorating stuff that can’t be returned.
I now realize that I haven’t mentioned books and coffee. I guess that just goes without saying.