Zake's Wish List:
Family and Friends
Life and Death (Elementary Go Series, Vol. 4) by James Davies ISBN 9784871870139, Tokyo, Japan: The Ishi Press, December 1975
The Living Art of Bonsai: Principles & Techniques of Cultivation & Propagation by Amy Liang; 0-8069-8780-4
Ueki no Te Ire: The Japanese Art of Giant Bonsai, By Eric Mader $26.03 at http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/ueki-no-te-ire-the-japanese-art-of-giant-bonsai/127050
See my books page for more ideas
Tickets to MOMA or other Bay Area museums
Tickets to theater in SF
Casual slacks / khaki workish but nice pants
Black heavy-ish cotton pocket T's
Crocs shoes. Good ones in an non-gaudy color
Large Men's Black (or even gray) ToeSox w/ non-slip sole from toesox.com - got one pair of these Jan '09, comfy. Update: they have some holes, got a second pair!
Medium to large HD screen. Not neccessilly flat, but obviously not supper bulky/thick either. OLED would be nice. Great skintones, no re-fresh artifacts, true blacks, low power an important criteria too.
WII: WII Fit, ...
Server box. Low power use, very low noise (large slow fans in rubber grommets), multi-core fast CPU, huge RAM (for VMWare guests), bunch of fast drives, dual power supplies, dual NICs.
1TB (or higher or expandable) NAS storage device. Quiet, low power, user serviceable, RAID 5 or better fault tolerance
Lftek CXS 2200 (IP camera)
iHome iP1 Studio Series iPod and iPhone dock. 100 watt MSRP $270. (Don't really need this, but it is sweet!)
Being Yoga Classes ?! (ten class card, month unlimited, (one year half Yogi plus Yogini))
Funky hemp or cotton yoga pants
Astrological amulet armlet (bracelet) in silver and copper (I think?)
In kitchen (or backyard) DIY composter. Needs to be low mantinance and low odor.
Peanut butter mixer from witmerproducts.com - I think the model 100 would do quite nicely!
Standard Waterstone 3 Stone Set
Pasily and/or other stylin' patterned duct tape
PocketToolX | Pocket Tools & Multi Tools | BREWZER - /pockettoolx.com/products/brewzer
Tkaro Water Bottle
Car Talk iPhone app ?
Car Talk car songs CD set
A bunch of the stuff (not all) from here: thinkgeek.com
Hammock - needs to be one of those with the stand thing so you don't have to string it up
Pretty much anything from here: ...eff.org/shop
Back Burner Items:
Bright yellow functional cycling jacket
Rolleiflex af 5.0, red. At maybe $100 or less, I'll have to take a look in some months or year on eBay/CL/etc. (posted 8/09)
Blu-ray player (even just a cheap Blu-ray with 1080p and up convert feature would be okay). Wifi and lets you stream NetFlix, maybe too?
Roku box for NetFlix etc.
Netbook or sub-laptop, but with a full size keyboard and good vertical resolution (This is kind of depreciated as the iPhone sort of functions as a micro PC) One nice choice was the Asus Eee PC 901 (or whatever the current screen size is) - Linux version if for about $200. Webcam and bluetooth reqd'.
A Hieronymus Bosch coffee table book of his painting etc.
Champion 2000 masticater (juicer)
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
Zafu meditation pillow
camera. ~>5MP. Good optical zoom. Nice screen. Very easy to use.
Bluetooth Retro Handset
Bluetooth earpiece - lightweight, easy to charge, has comfortable over-ear thing
Softball Glove - for playing catch with Nastasja
Mathmos Astro Light Charms - http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/cellphone/9913/ - Bulb blue $6.99 - CANCLED: Don't work on the iPhone
Ralph Waldo Emerson books
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey - Jill Bolte Taylor - ISBN 1430300612 - (on books page)
Kabir: Ecstatic Poems - Robert Bly - Robert Bly has re-translated some of the work of a fifteenth century poet-saint from India, Kabir; Kabir often writes about the soul's longing for the divine. (TTBOOK) 0807063843 - (on books page)
Subscription to Yoga Journal Magazine
Roomba vacuum - got one off woot! (doesn't have the auto-timer but is way cool)
(This is kind of depreciated as the iPhone sort of functions as a micro PC) Asus Eee PC 901 (or whatever the current screen size is) - Linux version. Actually got one off woot, it's coming 6/2/09!