Dakotawitch's Wishes

Hello, All,

I'm dakotawitch and it's my fourth year here. Last year I ended up flaking on some folks due to unforeseen financial disaster, and I'm back here to grant as many wishes as I can this year. I've been browsing, and I've found some wishes I can grant. This is a favorite part of my holidays, and I was so sad and embarrassed last year when I didn't come through for everyone. Life's been stormy for me the last few years, but things are evening out now, and I want to share some of my happiness and abundance.

My wishes...

1) Holiday cards I love cards of all kinds. I personally celebrate Solstice/Yule, but I love cards associated with any holiday. My birthday is December 3, so I love birthday cards as well. I tend to recycle them into tree ornaments or collaging projects.

2) This one is not material, but I wish for motivation to write. I'm a recent Ph.D. trying to get a full time job, and what's holding me back is not having enough publications. I have a hard time getting motivated to do academic writing. So I'd like any tricks, tips, or pointers you writers have that keep you motivated. If there are people out there who want to read my work -- I'm an anthropologist of gender and religion, witha focus on queer studies, but I write in pop culture and a few other areas -- that'd be great too. Since I finished school with its deadlines, I have a hard time getting going.

3) Anything off my Amazon Wishlist You don't have to buy it from Amazon -- if you've got this stuff laying around used, I'll gladly give it a good home.

4) Itunes gift cards. I lost a lot of my music in a break-up, and am slowly rebuilding. Recommendations for new music are always welcome.

5) Prayers/good vibes/good energy that I will get a tenure-track or other long-term job this round. I'm applying for all kinds, but the market's tough.

6) Vegetarian or flexitarian recipes. I'm working on expanding my skills in this area, and my new sweetheart is a vegetarian too. Recommendations for sites, books, or just your favorite recipes are welcome. Ovo-lacto or vegan is fine.

7) Donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation (or other breast cancer awareness organization) or your local animal rescue.

8) Gift cards to Target or Lane Bryant. I'm building a professional wardrobe, and I have really good luck in these places.

9) Anything with Dragonflies, especially jewelry.

10) My pipe dream: The Sacred World Oracle by Kris Waldherr, which can be found here.</p>Susan Harper
3714 Valley View Lane #2025
Irving, TX 75062
Fancy meeting you here! ;)

I've added you to my card list. Have a beautiful holiday season!
Hi! Hello! Hi!
I wanna read!!
I'm not doing much with my college degree (Anthropology!) and I've been re-reading my old class books for a sense of nostalgia. So yes! I wanna read!! :D

also check out The Post Punk Kitchen for all sorts of good veggie/vegan recipies!
Sorry about my previous comment! I somehow got two Wishlists mixed up! =P

Any way

I'm extremely interested in anthropology and would LOVE to read some of your work. Since graduating college, I haven't read much academic writing.

I'm going to bookmark your Wishlist! I hope to send you something before Christmas. :)
I have another question! What size clothing do you wear (if you don't mind me asking)? Since you shop at Lane Bryant, we might be the same size and, if you don't mind hand-me-downs, I probably have a lot of Like New professional clothing I could send you!
Awww, you're sweet. I wear anywhere between a 14 and an 18 in most things. Pretty solid 16 in pants. I'm busty (42DDD so I tend to go a little bigger in tops. And I *love* hand me downs :)
I'll check my closet and see if I have anything that would work (I'm about the same size, only I have a smaller bust so I'm not sure if my tops will fit you)!

Either way, you'll be getting something from me. ^.^
I'd be happy to send you a card and, as a life long vegetarian I can include a few recipes, too.
Om nom nom
Penne with butternut and sage

1 lb peeled butternut squash pieces
1 small onion, quartered
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 oz finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (1 cup) plus additional for serving
1 lb penne rigate


Process squash and onion in a food processor until finely chopped, about 1 minute.

Heat butter in a 5- to 6-quart heavy pot over moderately high heat until foam subsides, then add sage and cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add chopped squash mixture, water, salt, and pepper and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until water is evaporated and squash is very tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in Parmigiano-Reggiano and remove squash mixture from heat.

While squash mixture simmers, cook penne in a 6- to 8-quart pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water, then drain pasta in a colander. Add 1/2 cup cooking water to squash mixture, then add drained pasta, tossing to combine.

Thin sauce with additional cooking water as desired and serve pasta with additional cheese on the side.
drop me a pm with your addy and ill add you to the holiday card list

i have a list of people who want recipes sent. they wont all be vegetarian, but if your interested in it, i can add you to the list.
Seasonal Recipes:
Ginger and butternut squash soup
Butternut squash is a well-balanced dish that is rich in complex carbohydrates and low in saturated fat and sodium. It’s a very good source of vitamins A and C and a good source of beta-carotene, magnesium, manganese, calcium and potassium.

• 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, crushed
• 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
• 1½ lb butternut squash, peeled and chopped
• 2 tsp. freshly grated ginger root juice
• salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
• 1½ pts. light vegetable stock
• 4 tbsp concentrated soy milk
• a few fresh chives
• a pinch freshly grated nutmeg

What’s next:
Saute the onion and garlic in oil for 5 minutes covered. Add the butternut squash, ginger juice, nutmeg and a little seasoning. Cover and continue to cook for a further 10 minutes stirring occasionally to prevent browning. Add the stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes or until the squash is tender. Purée the soup in a blender or processor. Reheat to serve and garnish with a swirl of soya milk and sprinkle with nutmeg and chives.


I can't help with itunes but i might be able to email you some mp3s if you tell me what kind of music you like/anything specific you miss.

Happy Holidays!
This is one of my favorite recipes - it is from the Depression era and is also vegan.

Chocolate Cake

A budget chocolate depression cake with cocoa, vanilla, oil, vinegar, and other ingredients.

* 3 cups flour
* 2 cups sugar
* pinch salt
* 2 teaspoons baking soda
* 10 level tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
* 2 teaspoons vanilla
* 3/4 cup salad oil
* 2 tablespoons vinegar
* 2 cups cold water

Sift dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix with a large spoon until smooth. Spoon into a greased and floured 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30

Happy Holidays!