I remember making wish lists like it was yesterday, oh wait, it was! I still put together a list for my parents when it comes to Christmas and the response is, “Gee Amy, why don’t you give us a list of things you don’t want!” Yeah, I know. It’s bad. My shopping addiction has caused me a lot of grief but I am finally getting the hang of it and realizing that I don’t need half the things I want.
BUT, there are a few things that I would love to buy and plan on buying in the next year or so. Items that I would love to shrug off to my parents but hey, money doesn’t grow on trees and quite frankly, it would be hard to justify these big ticket items.
As you all know, I am heading up to NYC in December. Now normal people plan vacations during the summer, to tropical locations and spend their vacation relaxing with a nice cold cocktail next to them. Me? I pack layers of clothes, hats, gloves and scarves to head up north to basically run around like a fool for a week. I get minimal sleep while I am up there because there is never enough time to see everything I want to see, hence the multiple trips to the same place.
I started planning my trip because I am anal like that and started to think about all the lovely pictures I could take with a digital SLR. Of course, those don’t come cheap. And I haven’t even started really researching them so I put that on my list to purchase in the future knowing that my handy dandy digital slim shot will get the job done. For now.
Next up is something that I have wanted for years, something that I know my parents and I do not see eye to eye on. I want a MacBook. Ideally, I would love to have it before I head up to NYC but right now I am going to focus on it possibly being a birthday present to myself next year. I am either going Pro or AirBook. Not sure which one but I am entertaining the idea of a refurb instead of new. I know I want Microsoft Office and Appeture on it as well as Apple Care because once I go Mac my BFF’s hubby won’t be able to help troubleshoot my computer issues. The plan is to keep my Dell notebook for work purposes in a pinch as well as the older than dirt desktop that I should really unload and pass on to someone else. It collects dust at the moment. At some point, I will need a new printer but that can wait.
Next up, I want, need, cannot stand to be without it yet Sprint doesn’t carry it just yet, IPhone. The rumor mill is all a flurry over the chance that this fall Sprint just might have the precious little phone available. I am about to go crazy waiting for it, but I have waited this long, so I will try to remain calm. I refuse to go to AT&T because of previous bad experiences and I have been with Sprint for about ten years now, so I am kind of partial.
My wish list continues with a vacation next year to Europe. Specifically London. More than likely that little trip across the pond will have to be deferred since the exchange rate is crap. If that is the case, I will do a long weekend to NYC (yes, I am obsessed) along with a trip to Hawaii.
In just a few short months I will have my finances under control, money to put back and not worry so much about what I do with my money. And if wishes do come true, a nice raise would be an added bonus to my little plan to buy some big ticket items that I have wanted for quite some time.
If you have a Mac, tell me what you have, what you like about it and what you wish you would have gotten in addition to what you currently have. How many years did you buy for Apple Care, all that good stuff.
And, if you have any input on digital SLRs, throw them in there too!