My Christmas List

Grandma asked me what was on my Christmas List this year.  I didn’t have it ready to go (though it was close), so I told her I’d have it together over the weekend.  The “Empty Checking” podcast has seen me buying stuff much more frequently than I have in past years, so this was a little tougher to put together…but I think it’s a good, weird list. 🙂

I go back and forth on if it’s worth prioritizing these things…seems like even the high-priority stuff doesn’t end up under the tree sometimes…but I’m going to go ahead and put the stuff I’d be a little bit irritated not to have in red.  (This includes stuff that I’m not likely to buy for myself, but that I do actually WANT.)

 So here it is.  I expect the family to coordinate this appropriately.  🙂  Let’s rock…



  • U-2 (Apparently I’m missing a few, and with that concert coming up, it’d be good to stock up…but keep in mind that I’ve got a birthday in there before then, too…so this isn’t top priority yet.)
    • No Line on the Horizon
    • All That You Can’t Leave Behind (Which I KNOW I owned at one time, but I think I loaned it to someone and it’s gone forever.)
    • Achtung Baby
  • Queens of the Stone Age – “Rated R” Deluxe Edition (red cover)
  • Motorhead – The World is Yours
  • James Blunt – Some Kind of Trouble (I know, I know…but I like him…)


  • Doctor Who – Season 5 (I think they’re calling it Season 5…only one with Matt Smith as the Doctor, if nothing else…  And though this is marked in red, since it’s British, it might cost a little too much, so I’ll understand if I have to end up buying it for myself.)
  • Alice Cooper – Theatre Of Death: Live At Hammersmith 2009
  • Simpsons – Seasons 9 and onward…


  • Another Bullshit Night in Suck City – Nick Flynn
  • The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil – George Saunders
  • Kurt Vonnegut (These are the only ones I’m missing…don’t necessarily need ALL of them, but would like to see one or two…)
    • Sirens of Titan
    • Deadeye Dick
    • Bluebeard
    • Hocus Pocus
    • Timequake
    • Canary in the Cathouse
    • Fates Worse than Death
  • Horns – Joe Hill
  • 20th Century Ghosts – Joe Hill

Graphic Novels (These are likely to be $15-20 a piece…so I highlighted the ones I’m particularly interested in, but sooner or later I’ve gotta get ’em all, if I want to understand it.)

  • Blackest Night
  • Blackest Night: Green Lantern
  • Blackest Night: Green Lantern Corps
  • Blackest Night: Rise of the Black Lanterns
  • Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol 1
  • Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol 2
  • Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps

Other Stuff:

  • I’d really like to have a buckwheat pillow again…don’t know where to find those of my own accord…
  • Couple flannel shirts would be good…recommend XL for the size…
  • Also could use a couple of hoodies with zippers.  Size XL.  Any color but green (which I have) or yellow (which I’ll never wear).
  • Still looking for a pair of Brick Red/Maroon Chuck Taylors…I’m a size 8.
  • Gift Certificates to the following places are always welcome:
    • Best Buy
    • Kohl’s
    • Guitar Center

If anyone wants to go nuts and spend a lot of money:

  • Blu-Ray Player (gotta convert sooner or later…)
  • Record Player, preferably with that USB output thing most people are offering these days.
  • Banjo Money.  Gonna need about $400.  🙂

And that’s it…I certainly don’t expect all of that…but that’s the stuff I promise not to buy between now and Christmas.