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What I want for my Birthday and Christmas

Posted in Personal by rip747 on November 29, 2007

Well my birthday is around the corner and already friends, family and co-workers are asking me what I want. Add to that that Christmas (I fucking hate that holiday) is also around the corner and I’m getting asked the same question as well: What do I want?

It finally came to me today when we were doing our annual office secret Santa. This year we were asked to choose 3 gifts that we would want that were under $25. From those 3 gifts our secret Santa would buy one of them. As I pondered what I could possibly get from ThinkGeek that was under $25 when I realized something: I didn’t want a fucking thing. No I’m serious, I have enough shit and I’m content with the shit that I have. I don’t need to be accumulating more shit.

I was planning on just writing down “nothing” and turning in the paper when I had an epiphany: why not have my secret Santa contribute the $25 to a charity. With that I combed the internet for some charities to make a donation to. The geek in me finally settled on 3 charities:

The Wikimedia Foundation – the maintainers of Wikipedia
Project Gutenberg – offers free e-books
Open Source Initiative – gives money to open source projects

I turned the paper in and felt good, now someone else would get a gift that they needed. I felt so good, that I decided to do the same thing for my birthday as well; So if any family or friends read this, here is what I want for my birthday and Christmas: make a donation to a charity for me. I don’t care what the amount is, just give what you want, but I want a copy of the receipt in a card to prove to me that you made the donation 🙂


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  1. charles said, on November 30, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    hey dick! Why don’t you have everyone make a contribution to ron Paul instead.

  2. rip747 said, on December 2, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    I already did 🙂

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