What I want for Christmas

I’m really bad at asking for Christmas presents, mostly because when someone asks me, my mind goes totally blank. Sure, there are things that I think "this would be nice to have," here and there throughout the year, but I can never recall them on the spot.

So this year I started keeping track of things with Amazon’s wishlist, hence this materialistic post. Not that I want ALL of these things, but it gives a narrower pool of selection than I usually leave my exasperated family with. Oh well!

Now that I’m a game designer, I feel justified in seeking out new games to play, or old games to play, or the like.

Boom Blox Bash Party – because my original copy of Boom Blox gets more play out of it than pretty much all of my other Wii games.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii – because I’m always on the lookout for cooperative 4-player games.

New Super Mario Bros – because I’d like to get more games for my DS.

Rhythm Heaven – see previous note about expanding my DS collection.

Far Cry 2 – I saw several talks about this game at GDC, and I’m curious to see if it is all that it claims to be.

Batman: Arkham Asylum – wait, didn’t I already beat this?? Well, yes, but it was so good that I feel like I want a permanent addition to my library. Plus I’d like to try it again on hard some day.

Stuff for my bike
Now that I’m primarily a bike commuter, I could use a few tools to make my life easier and safer.

Bike Gloves – because they do make things more comfortable.

A standing pump – I have a hand pump right now, which is good for emergencies, but I don’t have the arm strength to get my tires to their max PSI

 "See" lights – right now I only have "be seen" lights, and as the days get shorter and I ride home in what is more considered "evening," I need a little more light. Couldn’t wait until Christmas for these.  Curse you daylight savings time!

U-lock – I only have a little cable lock right now.

Cat Stuff
When the new year rolls around, I want to get a cat! Some help on the starter supplies would be awesome.

A litter box

Cat tree

Clicker training kit!

That’s a pretty healthy list right there. I also want to get yankee candles and more kitchen stuff, but that’s all gift-card-worthy business.

Ta-da! A list at last.

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