Saturday, April 4, 2009

Things I Don't Need

I am kind of a lame person. I know this because whenever something in my life is troubling me I tend to, for some reason which does not fully make sense to me, get out my list of things that I want to buy (Usually electronics.) and start shopping online. These things tend to be things that I don't technically need. (After all who really needs most things in life?) I just happen to want them really badly.
Now besides being a lame person, I am also a fairly logical and practical person. (Is the use of the words both "logical" and "practical" redundant?) So if I take the time, I quite often talk myself out of buying things that I want but do not need. I try to always take time to stop and think about things before I buy them. And if I'm unsure I take an extra day to think about something before I buy it. (I pretty much don't apply this method to clothing, though. Which kind of explains my large wardrobe.)

Anyway, I have made a list of most* the things that I currently want right now. I'm not posting these so I can whine about them. Well, sorta. but mostly just cause I think these things are really awesome and I want to share their awesomeness with you. Also so I can remind myself why I don't actually need them right this moment.
Seriously, who does not want to own a red macbook? I mean, it just screams "I am so dang cute!" Plus, I kind of have sort of half an excuse to buy one of these because my laptop just died. But on the other hand, I could really save money by buying a cheap netbook that will accomplish most of the things I need it to. Not to mention my parents have a desktop they are making available for my use when I get home. These things make me feel really guilty for even entertaining the idea of getting a macbook. Hmm...

I've wanted a DSLR for a really long time. When I needed a camera back in September I purposely bought a very cheap digital camera because I wanted to save up for this beautiful little darling. Of course, my laptop's untimely death kind of threw a wrench in those plans. I love photography... but I also love drawing, painting, building my book collection, jewelry making, sewing, crocheting, and shoes. How many habits can one feed?

Plus, look how many generations survived without cameras at all! And when did it start becoming popular for EVERYONE to have a camera? Yes, it's so nice to have one. But when exactly did cameras become a necessity?
I've wanted to do graphic design stuffs with a graphic tablet for awhile... but I never really got around to shopping for one till recently. These are SO cool. I have a million different ideas as to what I could do with one of these. Imagine the awesome blog layouts I could do with this! And yes. This kind of goes along with my drawing habit...
Mint chocolate chip ice cream. Just because there had to be something on the list that I want really bad and will only feel moderately guilty about getting for myself. This, however, unlike everything else, is a perishable good, and as such is a temptation that must be fought on a daily basis!
(Hey, at least I'm fighting it. Unlike that bowl of peanut M&Ms in the living room which I am allowing to walk all over me. What can I say? I'm a doormat.)
*I left out things like an ipod touch and a Nintendo DS which I deem to be so impractical and outside my area of immediate need that I refuse to mention them. Except I just did.
"Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. " Hebrews 13:5&6
That kind of sums it all up, doesn't it?
NOTE: Blogger isn't letting me format my paragraphs properly. Sorry about that. Not my fault.

4 comments:

  1. I would loooooove that red macbook, very eye catching..and that mint chocolate chip ice cream, I certainly crave it from time to time :p

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  2. Can I tell ya - it's completely possible to be logical and not practical. My dear father is one such.
    Mrs. Snider

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  3. I so want a macbook! I probably will not be getting one even though I'm going to get a computer for college sometime soon. To expensive! Maybe the prices will go down in a few months? Wishful thinking, I know...

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  4. I say camera! But, you'll always want more lenses :( In addition to checking out the price of the cam you should look into the price of some lenses you may want. The 50mm f/1.8 is only 70-80 bucks and is a good lower light lens. Currently I want a macro and a wide low light lens, around 600 bucks each :( Once you practice with the kit you'll want more. Kit's a great lens for landscapes and such, 50mm is good for indoor lower light situations as well as substituting for a macro on flowers and such... not a true macro lens though. You seem like a person that would actually read the manual and be interested enough to read about aperture, shutter speed and ISO, if not, another toy may be best.

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