Thursday, March 08, 2007

Thursday Thirteen--A Shopping List

13 Things I Want to Buy Myself
1. A macro lens for my camera
2. A zoom lens
3. A light weight tripod
4. A subscription to Library Thing, http://www.librarything.com/
5. A really comfy chair for my bedroom. Has to come with an ottoman.
6. A new nightstand for by my bed. (My old one is one I bought used when I was still a starving student; it is Danish modern; my house is Victorian).
7. A new winter coat (The old one has holes in both pockets and I’m afraid I’ll lose my keys. The holes are too large to be trivially repaired). The good news is I won’t need a winter coat in about a month. So I’ll wait ‘til next year.
8. Contact lenses—I really can’t wear them. I have “dry eyes”. But my glasses are a real pain while taking pictures.
9. A modern sewing machine—mine is from the 1930’s—no kidding. I’ve had it since I was around 10 and it works wonderfully as long as you only want to go forward or backward.
10. A really small camera with lots of megapixels that will fit in my purse for those times my D-SLR is just too big. (Yes I’m obsessed with cameras right now).
11. A desk or table for the room I use for sewing and art supplies.
12. A new rug for my living room (that matches the furniture; the current one predates the furniture and clashes with all of it).
13. Since I’m redecorating all of a sudden, how about curtains that match the living room and its furniture? This is no small purchase—the room has 5 windows.

I’m not really saying I’m going to do all of this. In fact it would be interesting to see how many I’ll have done in, say, a year. But I had to come up with cool ideas. Otherwise this would have read like a shopping list—one pair of pants, 1 lb oranges, saran wrap, etc. This would not have been fun reading.

7 comments:

Stacie said...

I just recently bought the gorillapod for my camera and it is AWSOME! (thinkgeek.com) or Amazon. If you go for it, get the big one, not the mini. The big one is not really big but more a question of sturdy enought to hold a good size digital camera. It's a bit pricey at $40, but worth every penny. It's fabulous! I wouldn't be without it.
Same with my macro lens. I will never be without it. My zoom lens however, maybe I just haven't learned to work it properly, but I have been very disappointed in it so far.
Hope you are feeling better soon.
Great TT, I played too
Stacie

Raggedy said...

It looks like it is time to go shopping. I hope you get all the things on your list.
Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
My TT is posted.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!
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Robin said...

I used to lose things like keys all the time through the holes in my coat pockets! My solution? I moved to Israel, so no need for a winter coat LOL. Probably a bit drastic for you though...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy TT!

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

Sounds like some serious expenditures! Did you win the lottery yesterday? :-) I need to buy a camera in the next 2 weeks before I leave for NYC. Mine is unreliable and 4.5 years old . . .they have really improved in that time frame. Suggestions?

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

BTW, no need to run off to iTunes. All of the songs in my 13 lists are loaded into the iPod in the right sidebar on my site. You can listen to them in their entirety there, then go purchase them for yourself if you like them!

Kathe said...

Hey...there's my shopping list! I was wondering what happened to it. *grin*
Seriously, though, mine would be very similar to your list. Interesting, huh?

Kathy said...

Enjoyed reading your list of Thirteen. I've lived in my house for 7 years and have yet to put up some nice drapes on the front window. Curtains cost so much! Esp. for large windows!

Happy TTing!