Monday, December 17, 2007

gifts you'd give if money was no problem










1. a bakery, a house on the seashore, and lifelong health insurance (for my mother)
2. madame x (for my pop)
3. an aquarium (for jeff)
4. tons of plane tickets to portland (for everyone i know that does not live in portland)
5. record players (for people who dont have them)
6. 12 months of orchids delivered! (for my 85-year old grandmother who just retired from her full-time job as head cafeteria lady at madison high school madison, maine, where she worked for almost 50 years!!)
7. back surgery and a 1970 pontiac lemans convertible (for my father)a plane ticket home (for laura and courtney)
8. all of the onesies at ferdinand (for parker)
9. u2 memorabilia (for jeff)
10. a private jet (for ezra lizard so that she can always visit the transcontinental family she’s built)
11. building permits (for my contractor friends)
12. tiny tumbleweed houses (for my friends who would like to join me on my utopian community somewhere in an old apple orchard/near the ocean/in the mountains)
13. everything from the nova naturals catalog (for my sister as she gets ready for babies)
14. alaskan klee klei (for jeff)
15. tooth candy holder (for anguela)
16. rhythm (for joe)
17. a house (for us)
18. pay off student loans (all of my friends)
19. die electric wares (for the excessive in all of us)
20. the complete catalogs of important jazz musicians (for my brother)
21. tons of plane tickets (for me and everyone)
22. a house in malibu (for my parents)
22. a grill because all men should have a grill and i think he feels a little left out (for my honey)
23. gun vase (for kellyface)
24. a new couch that is better than the old couch (for chris)
25. new golf clubs (for dad)
26. plane tickets to exciting places (for my family)
27. a boat (for jeff and keith)
28. nice diamond jewelry (for mom)
29. maple syrup farm (for nicole)
30. my mom’s house and land and form a trust that makes enough money that they never have to worry about taxes or how to keep the house (for my mom and john)
31. a new job (for me, becky and kelly)
32. a really expensive nice pair of shoes (for mom)
33. season tickets to the hollywood bowl (for other-becky)
34. bass cab (for keith)
35. the latke who wouldn’t stop screaming by lemony snicket (for all the jewish people i know)
36. a nintendo hand held game thing because he is worried that he will go senile and they have a game that is supposed to build your memory (for my dad)
37. designer clothes (for my sister)
38. a dagguerotype collection (for erin)
39. a giant closet to put her things in, with maybe a few pairs of new shoes to go in it (for mandy)
40. heat (for the cold everywhere)
41. beatles memorabilia (for my sister)
42. the camera of his choice and a frame shop (for jon)
43. victoria “ghost” side chair (for jay who has impeccable taste)
44. an adorable doggie bed (for lola)
45. little diamond earrings because she’s a little jealous of mine (for my sister)
46. move llama and billy back east (for them and me)
47. coe and waito owl lamps (for my mom)
48. visa gift cards! (for everyone)
49. a trip to india to study yoga (for my sister)
50. money to charity and to buy clothes, etc (for shelters)
51. tiffany “legacy” drop diamond earrings (for my mother, to whom i would give the world if i could)
52. real estate (for me)
53. infinite ski lift tickets (for my family... those who ski, anyway)
54. seventy pounds of “sports gear” (for abby)
55. house add ons (for my parents)
56. a recording studio (for charlie)
57. an awesome lawn sport! (for my friends with lawns)
58. airplane (for max vgh)
59. a trip to camp cobbossee (for my grandpa)
60. avocado tree (for eric)
61. a new car (for my sister)
62. a house (for sara)
63. a trip across all non-english speaking countries (for me and keith)
64. the most amazing menorah ever (for all my jewish and fake jewish friends)
65. upgraded technology including ipods and such (for all my friends)
66. squirrel bank (for stef obviously)
67. something beautifully tacky made out of gold with a lot of conflict free gems on it just to make him both love (the look) and hate (the social aspect) it at the same time (for my brother who is a shameless materialist)
68. a puppy with a years worth of doggie day care (for maggie)
69. a personal buddha’s delight (for kathryn)
70. sno-cone makers (for everyone)
71. arctic expedition toy (for eamon and me)
72. good art for her beautiful condo (for darcy)
73. this summer house (for us)
74. a csa share (for kirsten and rick)
75. a whole bunch of wolferman’s english muffins (for my impossible brother-in-law who doesn’t consume carbs, and yet won’t be able to resist these incredible muffins)
76. the ability to sleep (for everyone with carey genes)
77. food (for the hungry everywhere)
78. an antique a black forest bear coatrack (for my stepdad)
79. land and homes (for everyone)
80. some decision making skills and romance without idealism (for who know who)
81. a room just for guitars with plenty of storage (for my dad)
82. hog island camp scholarship (for my brother’s family)
83. the leather couch of his dreams, with a matching chaise, recliner and coffee table (for josh)
84. alarm clock (for keith who is not a morning person)
85. enough for good food and clean water (for everyone in the world for the whole year)
86. something to be proud of (for my youngest brother)
87. prints of my friend dan’s photographs (for my dad)
88. a 6-week long trip to italy, staying in a villa in tuscany, visiting many other places, lots of great food and wine and olive oil etc (for my sister and her hubby and my sweetie and i)
89. a baby (for merry)
90. education (for everyone)
91. a trip to prince edward island (for erin)
92. educational financing (for offspring)
93. redecorate family/ living room, the one we never go in (for my parents)
100. this bag (for jess)
101. jellybeans for breakfast (for merry, hannah and their mom)
102. bikes (for everyone)
103. j. crew cashmere “schoolgirl” cardigan (for maggie)
104. good-paying jobs (for everyone)
105. magic stress relieving pills (for my other brother)
106. a new computer and a puppy (for me and heather)
107. a trip to europe because he’s never been there (for my brother)
108. world peace
109. a total kitchen makeover complete with awesome appliances and equipment, partly for her and partly because i know that i would eat really well (for my mom)
110. water (for the thirsty everywhere)
111. a condo in st. mathews (for mom)
112. gift certificates for infinite yarn, pet food and trips to hawaii (for ashley)
113. health care (for everyone)
114. millions of the crazy mice (for pants)
115. some really expensive out of print record (for ryan)
116. titantic bank (for my darling brother)
117. a house near cherokee park (for dad)
118. a life-sized man made of chocolate (for my roommate)
119. the most amazing bathtub ever (for my parents)
120. a hair and wardrobe makeover (for mom)
121. year round card stock (for maura)
122. my nephew a college education (for my nephew)
123. pay off all the bills and mortgages and stuff (for my parents)a loft in new york (for katie)
124. nose cups (for jacob)
125. scott conley guitars (one for me, one for my brother, one for jon)
126. tea mug that looks like a button (for my mom who loves both tea and crafts)
127. a digital slr (for each of the oatmeal girls)
128. a farm (for me and merry)
129. jeff gordon ultimate dream package (for my stepmom, my aunt, my cousin and me 'cause that would be SO MUCH FUN!)
130. student loan debt forgiveness to all my friends!!
131. red sox season tickets for four. (a little present for me and my girls!)
132. covering all expenses while she completes her degree, and getting her in (for my sister)
133. a bucket of diamonds (for me and all my friends)
134. a lifetime supply of veuve clicquot champagne (for all my friends)
135. a dinner with mike lowell and jacoby ellsbury (for maggie and maura)
136. house, money, a reliable car good health care... all the things to take care of her that will bring me peace of mind (for my mom)


list by: allie, alyson, amanda, ashley, other ashley, becky, deirdre, hannah, jamie, maggie, maura, pete, rebecca and susan
photo by maura

3 comments:

ashcassel said...

what a nice list!!

and thanks to whoever gave me my gifts :)

kentucky said...
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allie said...

a farm and a baby! i want to be merry!