Wednesday, December 18, 2013

I am a material girl

This is an entirely materialistic post. It serves two purposes: 1) It helps me keep track of things I want to buy when, as often happens, I'm bored and sitting around wanting to spend money that I don't really have. A list like this will prove very useful for those times. 2) It provides ample information for everyone who knows me and eventually wants to buy me a gift. You might think me crass but honestly? If this is any more crass than the periodic lists I get for children each Christmas detailing what "they" want (as opposed to, say, being grateful for what they are given) then so be it. Having said that, check out all this shit I want.

1) This cassette to mp3 converter

I have a plethora (aka an assload) of mix tapes that I want to preserve in their original order from the 90s. I am fully aware that I could likely mine iTunes and the public library for all the original recordings and just compile my own playlists but why? Why not just convert the tapes as they are? Plus, I still can't find that live recording of Concrete Blonde's "Tomorrow Wendy" on that one mix tape I made myself in Bouton Hall, circa 1996.

2) This Law and Order PC game

My ex boyfriend once bought me the Law and Order PC game and it was riddled with bugs and didn't work very well. Plus he kept it in the breakup. But I loved that shit. I haven't had the wherewithall to replace it and frankly, this is the kind of thing that you can only feel good about if someone gives you. Buying it for yourself changes the enjoyment somehow because it is such a lame thing. If getting it as a gift, it is, I don't know, kitschy?

3) Both of the detachable collars in this post

Neither of which are still available from the seller on etsy. I truly wish I could sew or was even remotely crafty in any way.

4) Any
item of
with a
on it.

While it is true that I already own a variety of cat themed clothing, I am fully committed to becoming the cat lady I was always meant to be. I can't help it. I am charmed by cats and I will wear their visages.

5) An enormous plate of these, cooked to this level of crispness, served with a chilled glass of white wine eaten while overlooking the Plaza Mayor in early afternoon with nothing to do and nowhere to go. If I can't have that whole thing, I'll just take the peppers then.

6)  This door mat

Because it makes me chuckle.

7) This top

Though in all honesty, where in the hell would I wear that? Behind the reference desk to stare at Pizza the Hutt?? There will always be a part of me that will imagine I am Daisy Buchanan. Only browner. And nicer. And less rich. Ok maybe I'll just imagine I have her wardrobe. Though now that I think about it, Daisy was prone to lying around on chaise lounges in the middle of summer in her undoubtedly designer duds. Maybe I could assume a new identity. The Sparkling Librarian?

8) This nativity nesting doll set

I just got a beautiful nesting doll set from my secret Santa at work but before that, my gung ho nesting doll collecting had taken a serious hiatus. It is time to renew my fervor for these.

9) My own pack of Cards Against Humanity

....along with all the accompanying horrifyingly offensive extension packs. I have never laughed so hard playing any game. Well, not since my brother's Mick Jagger impersonation during Cranium that one time.

10) Any piece of jewelery with blue goldstone

Because it looks like the universe inside a tiny stone.

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