The Ranten Raven says "Tag" and now I'm "It".
As part of this Christmas meme I'm supposed to announce three things that I want for Christmas and three things I do not want for Christmas.
Wow. This is hard. I have an Amazon.com wish list linked on this page, but that's not any fun.
First, I want to see my kids' faces light up on Christmas morning. That's the best gift any parent could ask for.
Second, I got an early Christmas present (and an unexpected one) on Dec. 12 when Ciro Rodriguez beat Henry Bonilla for the District 23 Congressional seat. So I'm going to count that.
And third, I want New Line Cinema to announce that Peter Jackson will direct the motion picture version of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit." (New Line has been stupidly threatening recently to hand the project to someone else because of a financial dispute with Jackson over the LOTR pictures.)
As for things I don't want for Christmas:
I don't want a "surge" of troops going into Iraq early next year.
I don't want the Aggies to be outscored at the Holiday Bowl.
And I don't want a yellow 2007 Chevy Corvette. I mean, come on. Yellow? Yuck!
OK, that's it. And the next person to be hit with this meme will be..........
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