Friday, July 13, 2007

Fifteen Things I want for my Birthday

Friday Fifteen

My preachy list:

1. World peace

2. Universal healthcare

3. Clean water for all

4. Good public transportation in the U.S.

5. Support of local growers and a return to eating seasonally

6. Better protection for the Earth

7. Industrialized nations working together to lower carbon emissions

8. Campaign reform in the U.S. and restructuring to a parliamentary system

9. Sustainable agriculture

10. Alternative energy sources

11. A more globally aware U.S. citizenship and a MUCH more globally aware U.S. administration

12. Removal of said U.S. administration

13. Replacement with a much kinder, gentler U.S. administration that will have, as a goal, the restoration of the U.S. as a world leader instead of world villain.

14. To see all of my "kids," both those biological and those adopted through our exchanges, happy adults with loving families

15. To continue enjoying the wonderful love of my family and friends throughout the rest of my life and the good health to enjoy it.

Now, my just plain fun list, that's all about me, me, me (and not necessarily in this order):

1. To have partners in writing - through my writing group being revived or something similar

2. eve - The Restaurant Cookbook

3. The Spamalot CD

4. Hours and hours to read

5. Time in the day to listent to Ask A Ninja

6. Good chocolate - maybe from Grocer's Daughter

7. Some GOOD mysteries that have recipes/food themes (research)

8. Some good paranormal YA (research)

9. Time to read said novels

10. My turn with the new Harry Potter book when it comes out

11. A trip to Europe, Armenia and Japan to see all my exchange kiddos

12. A trip to New Zealand just to see it.

13. Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames
by Thich Nhat Hanh

14. As wonderful classes of students next year as I had this past year.

15. To continue enjoying the wonderful love of my family and friends throughout the rest of my life and the good health to enjoy it.


BabyTalkers said...

What fun lists! Happy Birthday too.

Marianne Arkins said...

Great list! I hope you get your wishes... and if you find out how to get more hours to read, would you let me know what store carries them? I could use a few myself.

Jenn in Holland said...

Ah, both wish lists are terrific and I really hope you get ALL of that for your birthday! (what a benefit for us all!)

Yvonne said...

Happy Birthday!!

anno said...

Perfect lists! I hope all your dreams come true.

Now about this chocolate... how long have you known about this? Wow! Extremely fabulous! Wow!

Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

soccer mom in denial said...

Wow. What a lovely first list. Couldn't agree more on all those points.

And your second list? Did you get any time to read? That is always top of my list.

Anonymous said...


I loved this and I loved the Bates Motel. You are too cool. I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to meet you in person, since one day you will probably famous like J.K.

Love you,