At my ‘hood, in Florida, it has been raining all day. I’m loving it. It makes me feel all zen. However, despite the fact that it essentially ensures I’ll be inside, it’s not conducive to writing. Not today, at least. Perhaps that’s because it’s been so long since we’ve had an all-day rain session that I just want to enjoy it. Listen to it, watch it. No matter what the exact reason, it is definitely throwing me off my blog game.
Sitting at the computer makes me want to cruise the interwebs for things I want. Want, not need. Want, but should not purchase. I considered creating a lovely Polyvore collection of desired items, but today Polyvore is just too overwhelming and chaotic for my mellow mood. Instead, here are the random things I’ve been thinking about. Or randomly finding online and am now adding to my list of wants.
1. DSLR Camera – is it caving to the peer pressure of the Blogiverse? Or is it a genuine desire for a better image? Perhaps it’s even a nostalgic desire to rediscover my love of photography. No matter the reason, this one has been on the list for a while. My current point-and-shoot is a Nikon, and that’s where I’ve been leaning for the DSLR.
2. Kitchen – we do have one of these already, but I’d very much like to replace it. When we moved into this home, with its Seventiestastic kitchen, we knew that it was on the long list. It’s entirely functional, but ugly. It’s a large room, with lots of storage, but not much work space. I’m leaning towards a Spanish feel, while Tall Guy tends to go modern/minimal. Aside from the tile above the stovetop, I think this has some inspiration potential.
3. CLE gear – because I love Cleveland.
4. iPod Nano case with clip – easy, right? No. Not when you’re working with the 3rd generation iPod Nano. In which case, perhaps I’d rather have a new mp3 player that DOES clip onto my clothing. Ugh, but that seems so wasteful when the 3rd gen Nano still works perfectly. What, people never tried to exercise with this particular model? (I’m anti-arm band. I don’t have a good explanation, but I am.)
5. Donuts – no explanation necessary, but if you’re looking for why they happen to be weighing so heavily on my mind, see my Running Comment-ary.
Maybe it’s just me, but looking at pictures of things I want doesn’t actually abate the desire to have them. It actually increases said desire. My initial goal was to come up with a list of ten things that I’m wanting. Ten seemed like a good number. But right now I want that damn donut SO MUCH that I’m too broken to continue.
For many of these items, I can write them off as unnecessary spending. But a donut is so inexpensive… how do you talk yourself out of just eating the donut?!?
Seriously, I’m asking. How do you stay on track when you’re craving junk food?