Yes, it’s this time of year again and strangely, while I dug up the old Christmas logo, I obviously forgot to update the theme with the modern logo style due to the fact I no longer have a working copy of Adobe Creative Suite or better still – Master Suite. This is a shame in itself due to the fact I was to animate the TWBrit logos soon.
This year I’ve been troubled about my wants and wishes… As ever, they’re all crazy, but I thought I would avoid things that require pretence – so membership of Whites Club has been removed. Nevertheless, the taste of all the things I cannot afford grows and lets be honest – is it not that if we refuse to dream, we’ll never make our tomorrow better? This year I will also ply a degree of reasoning with the items on the list. This does not mean there will be logic in that reasoning as in some cases it might come down phrases like “want one” or “me-some” ;-)
Also some things on my list last year I actually got :-) and some things this year maybe left over from last year.
So here it is, the crazy and often regarded insane:
The 2011 Christmas List
I know, I’ve put it here before, heck Gabsatrucker even made me one once. But Battenberg is a guys cake… It may look pink and yellow, be wayyyy too sweet – but it is the mass production and yet basic engineering concept that makes this baby a geometric marvel that most guys like – me some
Life Time Supply of Coffee
Because last time I did get coffee, but I’m still alive and I’ve run out ;)
A Knighthood: for services to Britishness, Commonsense and because I’m apparently Legendary :-)
Personalized TWBrit Guitar Picks
Not that I can decide which way to do the artwork as you can see….
:) Toller, Shaker, Blood and Black :)
Heavy Duty Footwear = CAT & Dehner
I have no problem with wearing pretty much nothing else than Caterpillar Colorado Boots all the time… Supreme comfort, durability and never a bad smell. I have also been on the look out for a long field boot for ages and without spending thousands, the only one that seems to be tough enough and still to be reasonable are Dehner Boots… the actual benefit of Dehners’ is that while it may look like you’re gonna get your head kicked in by them – it allows me to wade through your sticky, lard like entrails afterwards. This, (if you are unsure) is a good thing! ;-)
Tech… did you think I had forgotten?? Here they are, the crazy tech items I actually need…
Dell Alienware M11X, M14X and M17X – yes, all 3
Then 2 x XPS 15z with i7 cpu’s
Marshall Hand Wired amp and speaker stack.
Motion Computing J3500
A Matrox M9188 16 port Graphic Card with Touch…
Adobe Master Edition
I have come to use Adobe software a lot on here and with other work. I used to have the CS2 edition but lost the disc a long time ago. And have been using Trial versions ever since… the trials have expired :( But the reason I love this software is simply the fact you’re limited only by a few things; Imagination! Knowledge of how to use it fully and Cost. Here is the ad vid to the previous version; everything you see here, the detail in the designs, animations and the music was all done with it.
Because it’s Battlefield 3 and I can’t run Battlefield 2 anymore :( Just for fun, here is the Play Symphony playing the theme music :-)
Amberley Court was on last years list… If this house was a few miles east and not on the side of a hill… it would possibly be the best possible house in the world to me. It came up for sale on the Knight Frank website and I have literally spent weeks pawing over the plans and redesigning the Master Bedroom suite, removing the garden and building a huge basement that covers several floors and includes a way out to the pool house and an extensive subterranean garage, not to mention all manner of other things. The general layout is just astounding!! Sadly it was taken off the market… But still, what a house!!
Free advanced Adobe Training
Private Boeing 787
Yes, yes, I know…. And yes that is a car in the hold. And why? Because it’s the ultimate freedom, and because it’s so wrong and well, I want one :D
But as I did not win the Euro millions Lottery to the tune of £146m ($227,716,200) a few months ago and would have bought a new 737 BBJ (or 2nd hand 777) to whiz myself and my friends about in – I decided to set my fictional goals just that bit higher ;-)
As EVERY year… a Taylor K22ce
As an interlude, I also have a question or two… Person posing as my former neighbour of sorts, who are you and what have you done with my razor-sharp witted, night driving, sledge-hammer owning, house bashing, hard-assed off roading buddy KMA? ;)
It has been a strange year, and I have to say there are several people I miss on the old twitterscape and blogasphere. I guess most don’t know who they are – but from Dave, Annie, Joanne, WKD, Al, and so many others… you’re missed.
Right – back to it…
Again…. The Land Rover 110 CSW… 2.5 TDi and fully equipped if poss ;-)
The Wacom Cintiq 24HD
Actually, I would use this every day!! Top tool for doing a top job :-)
A Desktop Solution with a 28 or 30 LED primary screen solution with 2 x22 screen and 6 x 7 touch screens. Sadly the NEC/Alienware 48 inch curved screen is no longer available.
Another Guitar : Gibson Les Paul Dark Fire.
This thing just takes guitar tech to a new level :-)
Gibson still make the Dark Fire, but you need to order it via dealer.
A Made By Bob hoody in navy blue with white writing, size XXL
Still want an Accuracy International .338
Because it rocks and it’s just a whole loada wrong ;-)
British Airways – Free bump to business class on every flight I take…. And free trip to Toronto before Christmas please (rtn January) ;-)
Theakston’s Old Peculier by the barrel, not the bottle
Whoever you are, where ever you are…. Please, have a great Christmas, drive safely and be safe. For my friends of other religions – know that the spirit and good will of this time extends to you also.
But NOT if you’re a kiddy fiddling priest!!
Regular readers will be thankful of the following image as I’m now too late to purchase these confectionary gifts for you – and yes, this is for real.., as you can see HERE. I know Hammy will be exceptionally disappointed ;)