Archive for May 24th, 2011

One of the most helpful/most dangerous tools out there on the Internet is the Amazon Wish List.  I use it to keep track of books I want to read or books I want to buy as gifts or music I have an interest in, and yes I know that you can add more than just books and music to an Amazon wish list but I try to have some restraint.  Usually.  It’s like pushing a shopping cart around the store for weeks on end, just browsing and adding things that strike my fancy.  Sometimes I force myself to edit my list, because sometimes down toward the bottom of the list are things that I have no idea why they’re there.  I mean, obviously I added them, but the reason somehow escapes me. 

I also limit myself to one wish list.  I suppose it would make sense to tailor lists in order to send them to the people in my life who would want to know what to buy for me, but the fact of the matter is, I would really just rather have the money.  So I don’t make customized lists and I don’t share my one list with anyone and I sort of use it like a massive notepad. 

Still, if my wish list for life — for the material goods of life — was easily available online and as easy to add to as “click here”, my list would be populated thus: 

  • A new roof
  • Repaired plasterwork inside where my roof has leaked
  • A new cell phone — a smartphone
  • A new dishwasher, one that actually gets the dishes clean
  • A new pair of glasses
  • A new car

That’s a list I would be more than happy to share with someone who would like to buy me something. 

— Mox

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