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cbertsch
cbertsch
To List Is To Wish
I still haven't caught up with a world in which people post their wish lists online and actually get a meaningful response. But since nobody asked, I thought I'd give a rundown of my own special desires:
• A six-pack of Jever pilsener that hasn't gone skunky with age
• A large bag full of real sour cherries
• The smell of a sugar-free Monster drink, the sort in the blue-and-black can, on a cold December night
• That Big Red Book of Carl Jung's, recently made available in English
• More friends who are up, literally and figuratively, for indulging my only-after-10-pm night life
• A good showing against Kansas on Tuesday
• A whiff of yatagan
• Credit where credit is due
• A DVD of Germany In Autumn
• The sound of a burbling stream
• A turntable that has both analog and USB outputs
• The discovery of previously suppressed Jean-Jacques Beineix films the equal of Diva
• A human touch
• The use of an apartment in Berlin for a month
• A case of A-Treat red cream soda
• A DSLR worthy of my photographic ability
• The Lego Hogwarts Express
• Coffee with Adam Phillips
• The chance to perform in an avant-garde staging of J.G. Ballard's Crash
• A complete set of the recordings, including outtakes, that Rainer Ptacek made in the last year of his life
• Dinner at the old Café Terra Cotta, at Campbell and River, circa 1997
• My Olympus portable digital recorder, together with its contents, inexplicably vanished sometime in 2008
• A weekend in Mendocino
• That enormously comforting sense of having begun in earnest
• A patron, individual or institutional, to pay me for my writing and editing
• Three hours at The Shelter
• A reason to get the Lox platter at Saul's, sometime in the late 1980s
• The Matchbox Pontiac GTO, #22, from the late 1960s and early 1970s, in purple and with the faux-metallic hubcaps on Superfast wheels
• A surefire regimen for improving one's vertical leap by about six inches
• That spot where the back of the neck becomes the side of the neck
• The strength to pursue my passions now, instead of deferring them to a future that may never come
• A hug
Needless to say, the list could go on longer than a Henry James sentence. But that will do for the moment. If you have any questions, drop me a line.

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quuf From: quuf Date: December 18th, 2009 07:12 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Fingers especially crossed on this one:

The use of an apartment in Berlin for a month

Don't get me started on Saul's. Especially the bread pudding. Mmm . . .
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 18th, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Even if the apartment is only free in January!

Saul's was overpriced, even in the late 1980s, but I always loved going there nonetheless.
e4q From: e4q Date: December 18th, 2009 09:25 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
i can't offer burbling stream, but i like this one

cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 18th, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh, that's awesome! What a great gift.
e4q From: e4q Date: December 18th, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
ha! my pleasure.

you are welcome to visit london, but it's not berlin.

however, when i have worked out if i am moving or not, and either done this place up or the new place, i am going to go on a holiday swap site, so *could* have a flat in berlin!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 18th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That would be awesome! I'd love to visit London, but it's so darned expensive. Berlin is pretty cheap.
e4q From: e4q Date: December 18th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
then i will get on it asap! remind me in a couple of months when i will have resolved my housing issues.
celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: December 18th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
A hug I can easily manage--this very weekend, in fact--if you'd like one from me. :-)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 18th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Am I allowed to say "Yes" in public?

;-)

I wouldn't mind a hug from this icon, either!
celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: December 18th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Isn't it cute?

It's a dogboo plant. Kind of like a pussy willow . . .

That should be good for a groan!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 18th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
::groan::

:-)
e_compass_rosa From: e_compass_rosa Date: December 18th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm itching for that Red Book myself. Hug!
celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: December 18th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Me too! The book, that is--though if you wanted to internet hug me too, that would also be nice :-).
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 18th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I can't believe how fast the first editions sold out.
e4q From: e4q Date: December 18th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

you might know the answer to this.

what makes a pragmatist?

in my recent post http://elaine4queen.livejournal.com/185396.html

i felt i was acting out of character, but now i am not sure.
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: December 18th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I was waiting and waiting for that Matchbox Pontiac GTO--not that I have any idea where to find it. A hug I can manage, though, and not just virtually. I'll be in Tucson Sunday night!
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