I fell passionately in love with this post written in December 2009 on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency:  Letters to Santa written by Shakespeare Characters, by Caroline Bicks and Michelle Ephraim.  Here’s a sample:

Dear Santa:

How does my lord? I am fine. I believe ’tis possible you did not receive my wish list last year, or that it fell into unsavory hands and was rudely tampered with before reaching you, as all you brought me was a chastity belt and some granny underpants. I pray that this one flies to you untainted since this year hath really sucked. I wish for the following:

— He’s Just Not That Into You (book and DVD)

— “All About Me” Lock and Key Diary

— National Geographic Flower and Leaf Pressing Kit

— Coastal Deluxe Automatic Inflatable Life Vest

Fingers crossed,

Read more letters here.

Top Twenty Most Common Dreams of Teens

This list was not compiled by me, but from some of the teens, high school age and college age included, this list pretty much tops it out…almost all interviewed checked off at least half of these…so I found the list quite interesting. For myself when I was a teenager, swimming was repetitive dream and flying, which I’m surprised is not on the list. Being on a roller-coaster was another one, and mentioned by others as well.  What other dreams are missing on this list? Tell me yours.

  1. Falling
  2. Being attacked or pursued
  3. Trying repeatedly to do something
  4. School, teachers, and studying
  5. Sexual experience
  6. Arriving too late
  7. Eating
  8. Being frozen with fright
  9. A loved person is dead
  10. Being locked up
  11. Finding money
  12. Swimming
  13. Snakes
  14. Being inappropriately dressed
  15. Being smothered
  16. Being nude in public
  17. Fire
  18. Failing an examination
  19. Seeing one’s self as dead
  20. Killing someone (for the record, no one I interviewed has ever had this dream.)