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We want what we want, big fella
Written by Sarah Minges   
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 7:30 PM

Dear Santa,

Hello! It is me again! How are the reindeer, Mrs. Clause and the elves? All doing well I hope, and, most importantly, staying warm!

I have been an adequately “nice” kid this year. But, I’m sure you already know that. So, let’s move on to the more important stuff. And by more important stuff I mean my suggestions for my Christmas gifts.

First, Ninja Puppy and Little Lady would like to ask for toys. Durable toys that will keep up with their boundless energy. Little Lady would like treats. But, Ninja Puppy is on a diet (he is packing on the holiday pounds), and there is no reason to foster treat resentment.

Ninja Puppy and Little Lady would make these requests themselves but we aren’t entirely certain they made the “nice” list this year. So, I thought I would ask for them. Because I am nice like that.

Secondly, I would like to ask for between one and four tires for my Jeep. I really just need one.

But, I could also benefit from an entire new set. Now that I think about it, the Bug could use some new tires too. Of course, you should keep in mind, the Jeep needs them more.

I am not sure how much room is in your sleigh, so I will leave the executive decision-making up to you.

Next, in my own shopping ventures this year I have noticed several items of clothing that I would like to have. However, as I am fairly picky about my attire, instead of getting me clothing,

I would suggest that gift cards would be best.

That way I can make sure to get the right color and size, and you won’t have to stress over the perfect shade of pink. Don’t worry that it isn’t a personal gift because gift cards are a win-win stress-free situation for us both.

I could also use a new phone. I’ve had a pretty good run with this one, but intermittently it is making white noise when I make or receive calls. The Internet is rather finicky, and I can only open certain Web sites. Also, it has taken to autocorrecting words in an increasingly odd manner. For instance, “chocolate” is being corrected to “cocksure.” It clearly is time to move on.

Finally, I would like new water skis. The ones I have are beginning to show the love that I have given them for a decade. I have no color preference. So if you can find a way to fit any pair of water skis between all the tires, I am sure I will find a way to use them.

I will have your carrot and celery platter ready for your arrival. Also, I can put water and apple slices out for the reindeer. As long as they promise not to relieve themselves on the roof because I hear that is hard on the shingles.

Have a great holiday!

Staff Reporter Sarah Minges is a graduate of Harrison High School. She enjoys snow skiing and presents.