My Christmas Wish List

by Rich DeMatteo on December 24, 2009 · 32 comments

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Happy Holidays

Me, my hat, and my sign

Before presenting to you my christmas list, I’d like to wish all my Corn Heads a very happy holidays and an awesome 2010.  COTJ has grown tremendously since it’s birth (July 2009), and whether you have been here since day 1, or you are stopping by for your first time today, I’m pumped you’re here.   2010 is yours – don’t forget that!

My Wish List

I was a very good boy in 2009 and I deserve everything on this list.  Santa, I’m sorry that it took me so long to get you this, but please make sure to get your $175/per hour making ass to my house by Christmas morning.  Here it is…

No more Tiger drama – I’m over it.  I’m bored with it.  I just don’t care.  Please everyone, let it go.  That includes you, SNL.

Keep Twitter the same in 2010 – I love Twitter the way it is and I don’t want it changing much in 2010.  Sure, advertisements will most likely be coming our way this year, but I like how it functions now.  Please keep chat, pictures, and picture tagging away.  Oh, and Farmville, I will flip shit if you ever touch my Twitter.

New computer chair – Seriously, this is huge.  Right now I’m using an awkwardly loud, uncomfortable chair and I hate it.  My last chair decided to break while I was sitting on it.  Definitely fell off.  Definitely glad no one witnessed that.

A brilliant ending to LOST – While I trust the writers, I’m worried about this years series finale sucking or leaving us with more questions.  The ending should not be anyone’s dream and it should not be purgatory.  If for some reason this show ends poorly, Dexter is waiting patiently to take over reins as my favorite show.

Socks – You don’t expect me to buy my own do you?

Google Wave Manual – I think I understand how it all works, but if Google Wave is going to take over the world I better do a bit more research.  Also, I’m not sure I like how people can see what you type before hitting the enter button.  That’s dangerous on so many levels.

So that’s all.  I’m not asking for much.  I’ve been good this year and I think I deserve everything on this list.  I mean, not that I have a wife, but if I did I definitely wouldn’t have cheated on her and driven into a tree (that was my first and last Tiger joke).

What is on your wish list this year?

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30 comments
nicole antoinette
nicole antoinette

You're adorable. I mean, that picture is adorable. I mean, Merry Christmas. Or something.

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Thanks......or something Glad to see you stopping by, Nicole. Hope you had a nice Christmas....i mean holiday

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Michael - I think I'll go back in now and change Manuel to Manual. What a bum I am! I'll keep on waving and if I get awkward looks back I'll check into the link you sent. Thanks for the comment and your help. I really appreciate it.

@HRMargo
@HRMargo

You are my rising HR star. I enjoy watching you become famous #GreatHR #PHR Your buddy, @HRMargo

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Thanks for the smile, Margo. You always make me feel great about myself. I'm looking forward to growing WITH you in 2010!

Jessica Miller-Merrell
Jessica Miller-Merrell

Rich, Happy Holidays you crack me up. A google wave manual would be nice but what I wish for most is two things: *two more sets of hands mainly to hold the baby, open a door, hold my starbucks, and one more for whatever. *More TIME or a clone. I think I'll go with clone. Happy Holidays! Jessica @blogging4jobs

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

I obviously need a spell check from Santa, damn it. Jessica, You are getting so busy that maybe instead of a clone, you'll need two interns...? Happy Holidays to you, and I look forward to more brilliance from you in 2010.

HR Minion
HR Minion

I am so with you on both Lost and the socks. Totally. Happy Holidays! :)

HR Minion
HR Minion

The Lost writers have a lot of ground to cover so they better be good. We totally need to do something in 2010, that would be cool. :)

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

I think I need a refresher. I guess they will do their usual review type episode with commentary from the writers... Man, I'm really praying this finale season kicks ass.

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

I'm just hoping the LOST writers don't suffocate themselves in a dirty sock while writing the ending. Let's pray for that, Shauna! Happy Holidays, look forward to working with you on something possibly in 2010!? yeah?

Laura Kimball
Laura Kimball

Merry Christmas, Rich! I love your combination of gifts that you can benefit from and others (*ahem* Tiger). I hope you receive your computer chair, if not from someone, enough holiday cash to splurge on one for yourself.

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Merry Christmas, Laura! I try to spread the wealth around when I'm a good boy, because not every other boy has been so nice. Hopefully a new computer chair will be waiting for me to painfully assemble it. Those chairs are never fun to put together. Have a good one and thanks for being awesome.

Lauren Dickson
Lauren Dickson

I'm still clueless about this whole Tiger Woods thing other than he's a cheating man-whore, but I agree with you -- I can't stand to see another tacky magazine with his photo on the cover when I stand in the checkout line at the grocery store. He had such an excellent reputation around the world, inspiring so many people, and now we see that he really isn't all that great except for his golf-playing skills. But it goes to show that no one is truly perfect and that everyone makes mistakes, no matter who they are. As for your other items -- I hope you get that computer chair! Ikea has a large variety of very comfortable chairs, so I would check there when you have some extra Christmas money. Twitter should definitely stay the same, there isn't much room for improvement anyway, other than the technical errors I run into when I go onto the actual website. It's perfect the way it is, good choice. Can't say much for Lost or Dexter because I don't watch them. But I can say that I need new socks as well, haha. And I agree, I don't ever buy my own! Such a good observation! Still haven't tried Google Wave out, but I'm very curious to see how it works. Hope Santa treats you well!

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

I think santa mom already picked out a chair for me. I guess I'll find out tomorrow! You should def check out Dexter, maybe not LOST. It's too late for LOST!

Doniree
Doniree

I could use some Wave help/practice - Wave at me and help walk me through it sometime?

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

E-mail me your google wave ID and we can wave it up!

Matt Cheuvront
Matt Cheuvront

I have Google Wave - used it for about 2 1/2 minutes, didn't understand, and haven't touched it since.

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

You, Doniree and I will get a wave going. It's easy once you are in it with people. When you are by yourself it's actually kind of torturous

Adriana Hernandez
Adriana Hernandez

Happy holidays Rich! I'm totally with you on no more Tiger drama and changes to Twitter. Good luck on finding your perfect computer chair! I'm hoping to get a teleporter for Christmas because sometimes you just want to be somewhere without having to deal with traffic.

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Thanks, Adriana! Good luck finding that teleporter. If you find it, let me know! Happy Holidays

Jonathan Hyland
Jonathan Hyland

I don't quite get Google Wave myself. As for your socks: http://www.blackandwhitesocks.com/ Twitter: I think the ads will be strategically placed, and there's a possibility for a tiered membership model that would eliminate ads. Alternatively, they could go the route of Blogger and you're stuck with a toolbar at the top of your screen. Tiger: Hey, America needs its "fallen star du jour." Do you really want to put all those hard-working paparazzo out of business? Wait... PS: It's 'Manual' ;) Merry Christmas, Rich! Hoping Santa brings you what your list!

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Oh wow, I was thinking of Charlie Manuel - the Phillies manager. Wow, what a jerk I am, I will need to fix that error. I knew something looked wrong! Thanks for your comments sir!

stephanerd
stephanerd

Ha. I used to ask for socks in my stocking every year when I was younger. Now I don't even have to ask! My mom and mom-in-law automatically buy me socks every year. Oh and, as a freelancer, you totally deserve to splurge on a desk chair if someone doesn't buy you one. When first moved into my condo, I used one of our hard, wooden kitchen chairs when I was working. Then, the company I was working for at the time decided to upgrade all of our chairs and toss the old ones. I asked HR if I could take one of the old ones home, and they gave me the go-ahead. I was working in NYC and living in NJ, so I took the chair apart and brought it home piece by piece on the bus. People gave me funny looks the day I walked across town with the seat rolling along behind me. When I went full-time freelance, it took me six months to match the salary I had preciously been making as a full-time staffer. It was at that point that I splurged on an ergonomic chair. I wanted the Aeron (aaaahahahahaha), but ended up going for this cheaper version: http://www.freelancedom.com/2008/10/28/product-placement-can-you-afford-comfort/ Do it! So worth it.

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Wow, that first chair is completely bad ass, and completely over priced. Santa mom AKA mom I think went out to buy me a chair last week, but I pointed to the $80 chairs. I don't need anything over $100. Just something that's not too loud and can support me and all my man mass. That's hilarious you took it on the bus with you. That takes courage!

Matt Cheuvront
Matt Cheuvront

I'm right there with you on Twitter staying the way it is - but I have a feeling it wont. Little by little, we're seeing them add more and more features. I just hope we don't see advertisements running through our Twitter stream - which I think is the inevitable future. Myspace was cool - then they went feature crazy. Facebook was cool. Then they went feature crazy and opened it up to everyone. Twitter...we shall see. Merry Christmas my friend!

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

I still enjoy Facebook, a lot. But, I enjoy Twitter just the way it is! Lets hope it stays the same, but I doubt it. Have a good one!

Elisa
Elisa

"Oh, and Farmville, I will flip shit if you ever touch my Twitter." Haha, oh so true! I am in the same boat on Google Wave. I still don't understand it (like at all...with all your Twitter chats you have more knowledge of the program than I do!) It's already far past it's hype, I feel like it built itself up to being a product it can't live up to now. At least not without some remedial tutoring sessions. And here's hoping that someone buys you socks, no one should be without socks in the Northeast in the winter...it gets cold up here! :P

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Thanks, Elisa - yes, socks are a must but I refuse to buy them. Google Wave is interesting, but I haven't bought it yet.