I’m sure most of us have a personal expensive wishlist – a list of items we wish we had but don’t because of the price. Yet, if someone suddenly dropped a ton of money on our lap, we’d buy something off the list in a heartbeat. Well, I have that kind of list. It includes things like…
I’m tired of spending so much money on gas and having to fill often. I want an electric car. The thought has been on my mind ever since my father-in-law bought a Chevy Volt. I’m jealous of how he just charges it overnight. I’d like to have a Volt or something similar. The charge is enough for me to get to-and-from work, and it can run on gas if I need to go longer distances. I’m hoping there will be more options in the next few years, because I’d really like my next car to be electric.
Full Frame DSLR
I currently have a Canon 50D, which is considered semi-pro/semi-casual but has a cropped sensor. The next step up would be a full frame DSLR, which is what a lot of professionals use. I’ve had my eye on the Canon 5D Mark II for a long time now. (Why not the new Mark III? Because it’s three-thousand-five-hundred-freaking-dollars.) There’s been a couple times where the 5DII was on such a good sale, I almost bought it. I keep stopping myself because I have a hard time justifying it. Sure, I take photography seriously, but it’s still a hobby to me. Should I really be spending $2,000 on a camera?
Yeah… ok, I knocked this one off the list. Someone dumped money on my lap. Remember that “hack-a-thon” back in February where work gave us a week to work on any project we wanted, and then they chose winners? Well, my team’s first place win (in our category) got us a money prize. Even after splitting it with my teammates, it was more than enough to get a tablet. Thus, I chose an iPad Mini :)
(I still plan on writing about our project, but if you want a sneak peek, check out our interview here.) A tablet was another thing that I’ve been hesitating on. I wasn’t sure how much I’d use it, but I’m looking forward to bringing this on travels instead of a bulky laptop, and I’m using it to read e-books now :)
I have a few other things on the list, but these were the ones I’ve been really wanting. Is there anything expensive that you wish you had?