No, I’m not going to post a registry link or anything, so stop rolling your eyes. It’s much more fun and interactive than that! (Ok, now you can go ahead and roll those eyes into your cerebrum.)
I’ve been asking friends and family to make me things for my birthday for decades now… as a child, sure notsomuch, but as a pseudo-adult, I love the personal touch of a photo, a drawing, or a macaroni necklace any day.
Some of my favorite homemade gifts of celebrations passed include a fill-it-yourself scrapbook by the talented and sassy Teeny, my childhood blankie encased in a little frame courtesy of JaxMum, and these kickin’ fingerless gloves by my co-worker Gigi:
Craftiness is a virtue. But we live in a technology-fueled world these days; one that is bent on the pursuit of convenience. That said, I hereby request a small offering from my friends* this year, as I turn in my proverbial Larry Bird jersey (#33) for that of one Paul Pierce. Not a bad trade.
With your laptop, smartphone, flipcam, or other trendy device as the helm, please record yourself reciting your favorite line from your favorite film of the 1980s and send it to me at
writerjax -at- gmail.com.
If it’s a big file, you can also use this nifty service for free: YouSendIt .
If this talk of files and recording and technology has you breaking out in hives, well, you don’t have to participate. Or, you could take this as an opportunity to learn something new. Fun! Learning! 😉 ~jax
Addendum: I failed to note that, yes, I’ll be compiling these into one video montage of awesomeness. Fer sure.
*Friends = Family, BFFs, acquaintances, coworkers, neighbors, FB fans, Tweeps, sinners, saints, and strangers.