Wrapped wishes

The season of giving is upon us, but here at the Current we can’t help but indulge in a little selfishness and ask, “What do we really want for the holidays?” To get some ideas, we scoured the campus and got responses that ranged from the wild and wacky to the more simple and mundane. So don’t be shy. Ask yourself what you want—you might just get it. Happy holidays!

YOKO MAKISHIMA
Professor of Japanese

“Accessories— from Tiffany. I am a typical Japanese person.”

ANN McGUIRE
Administrative Assistant, Kings Court Dining Services

“A cordless drill. I do theatre and it is helpful.”

JENNIFER HOOKER
Administrative Assistant, College of General Studies

“The winning lottery ticket. That’s all I do. I want one from either the Cash 5 or Pick 6”

JUDY CHRISTENSEN
Department Administrator, Sociology

“A one day all expense paid trip to Franklin Mills or a comparable mall. I am a shopaholic.”

CHUCK BRUTSCHE
Associate Director, Fox Leadership Program

“European vacation.”

GRETCHEN YOUNG
Coordinator, Office of [Nursing] Student Information

“Money!”

PAUL SHAMAN
Professor of Statistics

“My needs are very simple. A book of crossword puzzles would make me very happy.”

KATAY LEZENBY
Security, Steinberg-Dietrich Hall

“I want a complete winter wardrobe. A coat would be useful with some new shoes. But they cannot be leather!”

ANITA WHITLEY
Cafeteria Employee, 1920 Commons

“There are so many things I want and could use! A vacuum cleaner, television, a ‘bed-in-the-bag’ with a quilt and pillow case, a foot massager, spa for my bathtub, bedroom slippers, pajamas, dishes, a set of luggage, clothing, CD player, DVD player and a brand new computer.”

ANNE MORRISON
Cafeteria Employee, 1920 Commons

“A computer and a little digital camera. Everything is computerized these days so I would use these a lot.”

NANCY BOLINSKI
Undergraduate Secretary, Sociology

“A gift certificate to a nice, romantice restaurant, without the kids! ”

BENJAMIN AMBROSE
Security Guard, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library

“About all I really want is some candy with chocolate and nuts.”

—Malaina Freedman and Abhimanyu Prakash

Originally published on December 13, 2001