Since, apparently, my mind appears so utterly hard to read that noone actually ever could be supposed to rumble me in regards to, say, what I'd really really dearly like to get for my birthday (or whatever other occasion, ymmv), I figured I'd create a list.
Odd, isn't it? And still, you may call me silly and superficial and whatnot, but I'm a huge fan of well-placed gifts and goodies! \o/
Cupcakes. I <3 cupcakes. All of them.
If you're in or from the US: I love me some peanut butter pretzel bites, or good-old peanut butter Oreo cookies (yes, they _do_ exist)!
Or, if you're hailing from the lovely Aalen, Germany: I can't get enough of the delicious Aalener Spionle, a dear child memory of mine.
Oh, and case you're dropping by my house for a party: Any number of crates of Club-Mate, Flora Power, Hirter Privat Pils, Goesser Radler, or Ginger Joe's will always be more than welcome (we also accept donations of Berliner, if worst comes to worse)!
Speaking of drinks, I've always enjoyed a nice little bottle of Yamazaki. But I'm eager to get to know your favorite whisky too, of course.
In general, I _do_ like me books. Tech books, sci-fi books, comic books... you name it, I'll probably read it. An assortment of books - as well as DVDs - I'm missing atm can usually be found on this list.
Music. I love music! Whether it came from BeatPort, Zippyshare, a Russian vinyl pressing plant, or your own garage.
Ragtimify is a piano course I'd definitely still like to take.
I also dig weird photography collections like Merkley???'s.
...and silk-screen printed art posters.
It'd be nice to take more pics with my Polaroid - but I constantly run out of film o.O
Being a heavy coffee and/or chai drinker, I have a faible for mugs... one variety our kitchen cabinet is still desparately lacking is one of these Canon 24-105mm photo lens mugs, much like this one here.
As much as I wished the China I inherited was Lavender Rose by Royal Albert (given the formidable Cryptonomicon-reference ;) - I'm actually pretty thankful, judging from an industrial designer's point of view, it's Johnson Brothers' Old Britain Castles, in blue. So case you'd like to get us some replacement tea cup saucers or the like, ping us.
If you have an original Xbox console catching dust in your house that you won't use for good any more, think of me before throwing it out. I'd love to finally get some practice on the topic of bunnie's 2003 intro to RE, 'Hacking the Xbox' (b/c reading alone didn't take me as far as putting my hands on the real thing, I recon).
Even if you deny to know me well, you might've figured out I'm pretty much into wearables like black nerd tees and jogging pants by now; the crucial part here being the fabric's snugliness. I kinda really digged this hoodie (even more so, if it was black) - though I haven't got the slightest clue of where to go look for a stylish atrocity like that.
Maker love. Self made/designed goodies that fell outta the lazzz0r/RepRap/MakerBot/knitter at your hackerspace/makershed/garage. Practically anything with nixie tubes. Oh and funny exeCUTEables, as well as affectionate defacements.
I'd love some sort of a disco ball building kit (or in other words, a whole lotta these) - so I could make my own (rotating) Death Star disco ball!
I adopt plants. I give no survival guarantees, but there's a few plants that have stood the test of time even with me around.
Last and least: A Hello Kitty toilet rug. I KNOW, RIGHT?!? That's the one and only proper spot to show off your HK, umm... feelings :D
Y sure girl, dream on!
If you ever happen to stumble across a used-but-still-good (as in, cheap) Hag Capisco 8106 (200 mm gas spring) in black leather at your local flea market or online, gimme a call. My back might be eternally thankful for any hints.
Last but definitely not least, I really like playing DDR, and I'd love to exchange my poor soft pads for a pair of these babies!