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I've been pretty conflicted about posting my wishlist; on one hand its something of a fandom/lj/lj-clones tradition, and although many people try to grant wishes, its not a required or expected part of making the list. On the other hand, im really ashamed that I screwed up with Holiday wishes last year. I don't even remember who I promised to send stuff too last year (can't look back at my emails because there was a computer mishap) I could explain about all our medical and financial and family crisises but I don't want to focus on the negative and I doubt you'd enjoy reading it either.
If I promised you something last year, please let me know, and I'll try to make it right this year.

1. Health. This past year+ Bug and I have repeatedly been injured, gotten sick, had medical conditions get worse or appear for the first time and just overall feel crummy. We'd like a break from that.

2. For our rescued parrot, Argle Bargle, that we got 1 yr ago, to get over his fear of talking. (he can talk, and we hear him when he thinks he is alone, but he was punished by his previous owner. At least he whistles now, but he's still afraid to talk)

3. A house.

4. Time, energy and inspiration for my creative pursuits and the art and fic I've promised people

5. Forgiveness and understanding for my screw-ups / failings

6. The SRS surgery I can't afford and insurance wont cover

7. For our friendship with C to be less strained by our difference in beliefs/politics and the influence of her husband's prejudices.

8. More etsy sales ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/AGangi )

9. Books. Used is welcomed. Almost anything- you can see the books I have here: http://www.librarything.com/profile/AGangi and my wishlist here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3L8OAYYUWCO7D - so anything that fits in with the subjects I have listed there would be great. I also have begun to collect very simple children's books to read to argle the parrot. Also damaged books, especially with artwork that can be cut out is great for collages/craft supply.

10. Crafting supplies - just about anything including open/used/leftovers in good condition (eg: beading supplies, paints, fabric scraps etc)

Al Gangi
POB 965
Westmont IL
I had some people that said they'd fulfill a wish and then didn't follow through. Honestly, I assume everyone has something going on in their lives, and sometimes even the best of intentions get thwarted.

Plus, sometimes people just forget. :) I don't hold any grudges against anyone that can't follow through for whatever reason. We're all human, we all make mistakes, and sometimes life just gets in the way.

I hope 2010 is a better year for you and your loved ones.
That poor parrot. :( I hope he gets over his fear of talking as well!
Well he has over come some of his other fears, so hopefully he'll learn to shed this fear soon too. :-)
I have a several books I have either read or have no intention on reading and don't want to keep. I can email you the list of the books and if you want any I would gladly send them to you. Just let me know. Message me via LJ if you're interested!