Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #96 -- This Just in from the North Pole


According to, these are this year's 13 most-often requested gifts for boys and girls, as determined by 4,500 letters to Santa.

1. Clothes
2. Doll
3. WII
4. Cell phone
5. Toys
6. Nintendo DS
7. Laptop
8. iPod
9. Household (I don’t know what this means, either)
10. DVDs
11. Video games
12. Car
13. Puppy

While I've got you in a toy-giving state of mind, why not head over to the Today Show Toy Drive? There you'll find directions on how to share a little Christmas joy with needy kids without even moving away from your keyboard.

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And the hits just keep on coming!

This just in:

Source: 'Senate Candidate 5' is Jesse Jackson Jr.

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is “Senate Candidate 5,” whom Gov. Blagojevich was considering appointing as Barack Obama’s replacement in the U.S. Senate under the belief the governor would get at least $1 million in campaign contributions, sources tell the Chicago Sun-Times.

This certainly is disappointing, if not entirely surprising. I wonder who else is going to get slimed by all this.

In less than 24 hours ...

… my best friend will be in Chicago! I don't think I've seen him since summer, which is too long between visits. Somehow, everything makes more sense when he's around.

He has some meetings tomorrow, and then he's attending his office Christmas party, but he hopes to be sprung between 8:00 and 8:30 tomorrow. I am so excited! We'll not only get to gab, we'll have a chance to exchange gifts (my birthday and his Christmas).