Let's get to it! :)
#1. BE NICE TO YOUR TEACHERS. Or your kid's teachers. Educators put an absolutely unthinkable amount of time into their jobs, yet we seem to always be at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to getting thanks. Public School employees are also usually the first to get beat on when a budget crisis happens - either our jobs or our pensions or our benefits. Regardless of the misconception out there, we are very hardworking folks who don't deserve the amount of abuse people heap on us.
Take a few moments this holiday season to tell your teachers just how much you appreciate what they do for your education. You don't even have to buy them anything - just a heartfelt thanks is enough to make their day.
THANKS, eraticschematic for the Alan Rickman poster! *big hugs*
#3. Fluorescent minerals. I find fluorescent minerals fascinating and its an easy way to get students involved in geology. Although any fluorescent mineral samples are welcomes, I would especially like a sample of the willemite-calcite-franklinite ore from the
Sterling Hill Mine Museum in NJ.
#4. A better UV light for my fluorescent minerals. Something like these. Used is perfectly acceptable!!! SW or LW, either is good. ;)
Now onto the self, non-classroom related items. Wee!
#5. Sherlock Holmes on DVD. Although the complete collection is my wish, I'll take the individual seasons, too. Especially The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Ah....Jeremy Brett..
#6. Epsom Salts! I love nicely scented epsom salts in my bath, so I'd love it if people could send me their favorite brand/scent. :)
#7. Sookie Stackhouse novels. I read most of Charlaine Harris' series at my local library, but I'd really like to own paperback copies of volumes 1-7 (I have 8 and 9).
#8. Bryn Mawr College memorabilia. Yep, I'm a Mawrtyr. I'd really like to find old postcards of the campus and buildings, as well as the Wedgwood commemorative plates -- especially the plates of Radnor, Rockefeller and Pembroke West Halls.
#10. Animation Art.
I collect animation celluloids (cels, for short). My greatest realistically feasible wish is to own this cel of Maleficent and Prince Philip. But honestly, I love all cels from Japanese or American animation. I'll take whatever you're willing to part with! :)
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