A few years ago we started a new tradition for Christmas of drawing names and each of us getting one big present from someone and buying one big present for someone. Being rather unusual and misunderstood, nobody can figure out a good present for me. So here is a wish list for them to refer to.
flash developer software
some sort of synthesizer simulator software
a digital multi-track recorder
a portable digital recorder with balanced mic jack and "phantom power"
pressure sensitive touch screen (LCD preferred to be used as a graphics tablet)
GoDaddy gift certificate
high volume website space
saddle bags for a Yamaha viva scooter
large backpack (for use on scooter)
crash protection cycle jacket/suit
filing cabinets (9 drawers or more)
energy efficient small power generator (water cooled and diesel preferred)
fold-up bicycle (can take with me when on scooter or on transit bus)
I went to Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant and picked up an application to work there with the express purpose of getting lots of time in the "walk around" characters. I was rather unimpressed with their robotic Chuck E. Cheese and am having second thoughts. The other option is a vacuum repair shop that makes a name for it's self with loads of gorilla suited work and publicity stunts. This will be it's 25th year in opperation and the head guy was there when I stopped by this morning. They had a quick question sheet including a check box selection of what the intended job was ("monkey, repair, cleaning, other _______________"). A quick glance at the sheet and a question of two of my available times and I have a job there starting this Saturday. He said that sometimes they need about a dozen gorilla suiters for parades and public events. This sounds like my kind of stuff... hehe