Oh, I wish I were six years old again looking forward to sneaking a
peak underneath the Christmas tree to spot what Santa Claus brought me,
fretting if he got it wrong … which he almost always seemed to
do. Well, as I've grown older I've naturally grown wiser. So, Santa,
baby … I've come prepared this year. I am providing you my
Christmas list. I hope you have enough money in your budget to cover my
necessary Christmas must-haves. I've made it easy for you, Santa. I've
divided my Christmas wants into two categories: non-monetary and
monetary. So get to it!
Community support at art events. Yes, I see a lot of people
out at events … but it's the same faces. How's about we get
more people out? Come on, galleries offer wine and other nice food
items. Food, free food!
More art strolls during the spring, please. I've always
enjoyed the way SA looks in springtime.
More local organic start-up events — the success
of SMART Fair and the DIY Factory have hopefully raise the confidence
levels of other artists trying to ride on their coattails.
A peaceful and well planned out Luminarias Art Night: let's
avoid drama for the inaugural event … maybe next year, but
not in '08.
Oh yeah, and world peace, of course…but I'll
settle for the following monetary gifts, if need be.
Sidewalk improvements down on S. Alamo and Pereida streets
(I swear, we had no alcohol in our system when we nearly stumbled onto
a car or two last First Friday).
Season three of Veronica
Mars. Sorry I had to throw that one in there.
* The $142 million needed for the performing arts
center (it isn't even on the ballot yet, but a girl can wish, right?).
* If I get this gift … er, I mean, if San Antonio
gets this gift … I wouldn't need anything else.