I sat down this morning and tried to compile a list of my top ‘wants’.  Really, the list is pretty short.  The items I put on my list are things that, if I do ever get them, it won’t be any time soon.  I did some research on pricing, as well, just in case anyone is interested in purchasing the same items.

  1. Nikon d600:  I feel like I’m at a point in my photography that I could use an upgraded camera.  I currently have the Nikon d3100, and it’s been a great little camera, but it doesn’t handle low light situations very well.  I chose the Nikon d600 because it has all the options that I want (full frame, kelvin, exposure bracketing, etc.) without being overwhelming for a relatively new photographer.  Amazon has the best price on this camera at $1659.99.
  2. Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens:  I really only want this if I have the d600 to go with it because I have a 50mm right now, and on the d3100, it pretty much acts like an 85mm.  The best price I found was at Best Buy, and it beat Amazon by a penny at $1598.99.
  3. iRobot Roomba 770:  Really, if I can’t have a maid, I’d like to think this is the next best thing.  I love the thought of this little machine zipping through my downstairs at night cleaning up all the little messes of the day.  It seems to be pretty consistently priced at $499.99, but, if you have a 20% off coupon for Bed Bath and Beyond, that’s the best deal!
  4. Mac Pro:  I really have no explanation for this one.  I love all things Apple (for no reason) and if I ever get to frivolously spend money, this is definitely one of my first purchases.  I linked to the Apple website because they have a new version coming out this month and that’s the one I want.  I won’t be able to price shop until it’s released.

And that was it.  I really thought about it, and I couldn’t come up with any more material items that I would want.  I mean, I’d take another diamond ring, a maid, or even a three month trip to Europe.  It just isn’t so easy to list those things, because they require a lot of in person research.  If you could wake up Christmas morning and find whatever you wanted under your tree, what would it be?

I went out to the craft store today, and bought some supplies for my Christmas decorations, so I’ll have a post for you tomorrow about what I came up with.