Monday, November 28, 2005

Happy Birthday to Me

I turn a shade of very-young 30 coming up here soon. Here is my wish list in no particular order.

  1. Pedometer: Gadgety and good, too.
  2. Lord of the Rings: This leather-bound version is sure to please, me, and is surprisingly affordable. I have the green pleather (pretend leather) version, but this one is the 50th anniversary with more features than non-geeks can comprehend. Show me the love.
  3. I-Pod: Ok, my covetous, yet cheap, heart has long lusted for an I-Pod. Now they have a video version--just think! downloadable shows. The Nano, though, wins for sleek, sultry and transportable (lose-able too, I'm afraid, but I'll risk it). Pricey but nicey. Don't forget, I-Pod accessories are a must among the young, rich and hip: Like a dock, or an arm-band in pink is a must!, don't forget the charger, and must have the pink protective cover. Oh yeah! And the Shuffle, so I don't have to listen to all the same songs in a row. And of course the Juicey Couture Shuffle(you fashion hounds know this name, don't deny it) lanyard. Ok, I didn't really want that, it is ridiculous, but funny. Ultimately, I want a speaker hook-up so I can listen in the office (hate Yahoo! Launch commercials and stupid songs I don't want to hear) and play them in the Living Room when entertaining.
  4. Cashmere blanket: (In vanilla, please.) It is on sale for only $429.00! A bargain! Cashmere breathes and is soft too. It's more a need than a want.
  5. Stemless wine glasses: For that twice yearly venture into Red Wine, it would be delightful to not have to worry about breaking stems.
  6. Vacuum Cleaner: Form meet function. There was a time in my early married life that a vacuum might offend my romantic sensibilities. That time has passed. Is it excessive to pay over $400 for a vacuum cleaner? That's for you to decide. But, over the decade+, we're on junk vacuum #3 so it adds up. Might as well get a good one that will last.
  7. Digital Camera with Zoom: Yes, I love my wee Sony digital at 7.2 MP. The only problemo? Feeble flash and zero zoom (more than zero, but not much). This Canon will be my last camera for the year I promise.
  8. Coldplay X&Y: Though European socialists, bordering on Communists (as long as it's everyone elses money, of course), I love their music! Addictive. As the scrawny runt Oliver Twist said, "Moh please."
  9. Serenity: Since serenity seems to be an elusive commodity at least I could have the movie. Missed it at the theatre. Must have babysitter!
  10. Almost any Interior Design book: Albert Hadley, Dan Carithers, Mark Hampton and this by him, you name it, reading the masters is fun stuff.
Ultimately, this year, more than any other, I'm just happy to be alive. Having a new kid has made me want to live more than ever and fear not living more than ever, too. Children need their mothers. Obvious yes, but not something that occupied much mental space until recently. Anyway, just glad to be alive and here for them. Some days (not today, heh!) are so magical and sweet that I want to revel in each sparkly moment.

I love my life. How blessed to be living.
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