Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Emote This: Greed

On Monday, we discussed some of our favorite childhood toys and games. Well, given that the Christmas shopping season is in full swing, I thought we might share our greatest desires – the things that we want most in this world... the things that Santa Claus might even bring us if we wish hard enough.

So, what do you want most?

A bushel of peaches?



A vineyard of your very own?



Perhaps a golf course?



Or a mansion surrounded by trees?



Or a seaworthy vessel to take you on a journey around the world?



Or maybe something else entirely?

Authors and characters, don’t be shy. Tell us what you most desire. It is the season of greed, after all.

37 comments:

Aidan said...

I can buy all those things. I could be all noble and say they don't mean anything to me, but that's not true. Living on the beach is awesome. Having our own plane rocks.

But war? That sucks. So, you know, I guess I'd go for world peace.

Nevin said...

Hi, Aidan! I just want world peace, too. And an end to the destruction of the environment. I would love to have a lot of money, but only so I could use it to help others.

Vic said...

Well, aren't you precious, Nevin? Don't you ever get tired of being such a do-gooder?

I'd like to have my own blood bank. That would be very convenient. I don't mind stalking and lurking, but it takes up a lot of my time.

Bo said...

I'd like to own a few strip clubs, myself.

Kaelin said...

Don't you think owning them would be a pain, Bo? I mean, you can go anytime.

Kaelin said...

Oh, and I'm eying this for me. http://www.newlaunches.com/archives/bugati_veyron.php

War sucks, but the money's good.

Candy said...

I'd hate to be called greedy to just want a friend.

Nevin said...

I'll be your friend, Candy! Would you like to go save some manatees this afternoon?

Bo said...

Kaelin, the problem with strip clubs owned by humans is that sooner or later, the managers tell me not to come back. If I had my own clubs, no one would tell me that.

Laura Martone said...

No, Candy, wanting a friend is not at all greedy! That's a different sort of desire - in my opinion, a worthier one... although Kaelin's car of choice is pretty bad-ass, I must admit.

Ahem.

And, Candy, don't mind Vic. I think Nevin's the real deal - he'd make a wonderful friend. Have fun saving the manatees!

Christine H said...

I just want a laptop of my very own. So I can work on my novel any time I want to, and not have to wait for the PC to be free.

Laura Martone said...

Oh, Christine, I can't even imagine that. At the moment, Dan and I have five laptops in the house. Course, we use them for various purposes - between our writing gigs and film fests - but still... I can't imagine not having a laptop of my very own. I thought that was a prerequisite for a modern-day writer.

I promise I'll never be ungrateful for my laptop again (even when it drives me mad)... perhaps I should send you one of mine. :-)

Laura Martone said...

Wow. And that tells me I have NO excuse not to finish my revision.

Olivia Harper said...

Michael and I both make decent livings... and our children have never really wanted for much - within reason, of course. I do believe Daryl, my seventeen-year-old, would love a sports car like Kaelin's, but that won't be happening any time soon.

But we've always wanted to take the kids on a grand tour of Europe. So, I guess I'd wish for that above all else. Although we have a nice home and some very nice things, Michael and I both believe that rich experiences are more important than stuff.

Devi Marconi said...

Well, if we're really wishing for ANYTHING, then I'd like for my daughter, Olivia, and her family to spend Christmas with me in the Hollow. But arranging that would be next to impossible. While I do love living down here - and don't really want for anything - I sometimes despise the no-visitors policy... even if it is intended to protect the town.

Nutmeg Cross said...

Wow, Aidan, you must be very rich indeed. I don't think I'd want to be so rich. I'm sure money can be a burden at times.

But I must admit, I like your idea for world peace and Nevin's wish to save the environment... I just don't know how feasible such ambitions are. :-(

P.S. Vic, sometimes you disturb me. How would you get folks to donate their blood to your bank? Under the guise of helping others? Ick.

Aimless Writer said...

Dear Santa, Please bring clean air, clean water, peace on earth.

Elaine 'still writing' Smith said...

I want before again.

I want not to have laughed when Mum said she wouldn't be late home.

If I can't have her back then I want to know it wasn't my fault.

FLOWER

Devi Marconi said...

Oh, Flower, how could it be your fault?

As a mother who did leave her children, I can tell you... it's never the children's fault.

Donna Hole said...

Money - that all I want for Christmas. And lots of it - from the advance on the sales of my trilogy.

Of course, that means all I REALLY want is an Agent. Then, everything else would eventually follow.

Unless - there's no fourth book.

EEEEKKK

Calvin and Amy Mertz said...

We want that too!! Publication - how exciting.

Calvin Mertz said...

I'm not greedy. I'll share what I got, if you're worthy.

I can buy just about anything I want, and if I can't, I got connections to borrow. Or, I don't want it. Money comes easy to me.

World peace and all that sounds good, but I make my entertainment off people who don't get along and need to escape reality. What good would a happy, content world do me.

But show me how to live with my two selves - the legitimate construction owner who loves family and simple pleasures; and the cold blooded thrill seeker who makes deals for the Organization - and I'll be satisfied with all Christmas' to come.

Contentment, that's what I want for Christmas.

Olivia Harper said...

Ooh, yes, publication would be lovely! Thanks for reminding me, Calvin and Amy. I'd plumb forgotten about that possibility.

Dear author, would you see to that please?

Laura Martone said...

Sigh.

Sometimes, you really do wonders for my self-esteem, dear Liv.

Candy said...

Nevin, you are always so kind. Manatees are sweet too I've heard. I really like for you to be my friend,Nevin. I feel better already.

Amy Mertz said...

Peace of mind, peace on earth - is there much difference.

(sigh)

I'm not really a people person Candy, but you sure tug at my heart strings. Another new friend for Christmas would sure be nice. I'll bake you sugar cookies my kids are too busy to eat, and maybe we can talk about family.

(sigh)

Laura Martone said...

I just want to say... I like the way this post evolved from greed to comments about kindness... thanks, Candy, Nevin, Aimless Writer, and others for being so selfless and earnest.

Merry Early Christmas, everyone!

Radka said...

Beautiful blog, photos. Have a nice day Radka.

Kaelin said...

Laura, I'll take you for a ride when it's delivered.

sex scenes at starbucks said...

Christine, I've been to Disney World. It's pverpriced and overrated. I've never seen so many unhappy, crying children in one place in my life. My son's favorite day was the one we spent at the hotel pool, which was nice, but still just a pool. If you get that much money, take him to Europe or Washington DC or someplace REAL instead.

Aidan said...

Hi Amy.

I like cookies too.

Candy, why don't we meet somewhere on the beach and hang out? We're on the same coast, at least. And I'm tired of sitting around watching Kaelin wait for his car to be delivered.

Christine H said...

SSAS ~ I went to Disney lots of times when I was growing up. My grandparents used to live in Orlando. Yes, it's crowded and all, but it truly was magical, too.

However, the thing he would probably most want to see is Star Tours (star wars) and they are closing that exhibit for renovation for a couple of years, I think.

Actually, my husband is the one who wants to go so badly! LOL!

Laura Martone said...

Ooh, ooh! Can I? Can I?

I mean, ahem...

I would love to take a ride in your car, Kaelin. Let me know when it's delivered. Cheers!

Candy said...

Oh, Amy. I would love that! And the sugar cookies. I can feel the sugar on my lips already!

And Aidan, I love the beach.

Wow. now I don't need anything for Christmas!

Laura Martone said...

Thanks for visiting, Radka! Hope you're having a nice day, too!

Aidan said...

Laura,
He won't even hit on you, either, cuz Kae is so not that way. He likes cars better than women--OW!

Laura Martone said...

Thanks for the reassurance, Aidan. If I'd had any doubts about Kae's intentions, my hubby would've promised to hide himself in the trunk. He's the protective sort, you know.

Still wanna go for a ride, Kae?