Lately, I’ve been on a covetous binge. This hasn’t been any regular covetous binge, though. This has been a very advanced, accelerated one. They say that the bigger the boys, the bigger the toys, and I’ve often felt like no one can ever buy me a gift because all I can think of are things that are way too expensive, personal, and complex for anyone to ever buy another human being.
That being said, here are the things I’ve been lusting after recently:
I don’t know what it is, but I want a big chunk of dirt to call my own. My wife and I have been dreaming about our “dream house” a bit, and well, we figure a good way to start is to invest in a nice, large lot to one day build it on. With real estate values at their lowest in a long while, we just can’t resist the urge to shop, even though we can’t afford anything.
1.5-2.5 acres of moderately to heavily wooded land in a rural-feeling neighborhood with great access to highways leading into Dallas. Prefer friendly neighbors, no HOA, and all utilities (including high speed fiber optic telecommunications). No more than a 30 minute commute. Price: $75,000 – 100,000
Not just any car, mind you. I want a Tesla Model S. What is a Tesla, you ask? Tesla Motors is a relatively new automaker focused on developing the technology for battery powered automobiles. Yes, my friends, the electric car is making a comeback!
Their first car was a $120,000 sports car, which rivaled the Porche or Lambourghini in speed, handling, and get-up-and-go. They were essentially made in-house, one at a time.
The new Model S is a luxury sedan, which will be mass produced in Southern California. It is a laptop on wheels. It has a beautiful 17″ touch screen as it’s entire center console, and will come with built in wireless, etc. You will even be able to skin the interface yourself, if you should want (and yes, I WANT!)
Beautiful luxury sedan, which is on the bleeding edge of technology. (The door handles pop out automatically when you put your hand near them, for heaven’s sake!)
3. A Trip to Europe
As cultured and sophisticated as I am, I have never been east of New York City. (Or west of Los Angeles)
I want to go and spend some time with stuff that is over 200 years old. We don’t have much of that here in this hemisphere. I’d like to spend some quality time. Maybe even learn a new language.
Life changing trip to Europe with my best friend, my wife.
4. HD Video Camera
I don’t have kids to video, but I have had two or three good excuses to need a nice video camera this year. The one I want, however, is (of course) the latest and greatest HD Prosumer Camera available from Canon, the VIXIA HFS100
HD Video Camera – Capable of Recording Hours of High Definition video at 1920×1080.
Whew! It’s fun to dream, and it’s fun to go make those dreams a reality, as well. It’s not fun to live in la la land. I think that with the right combination of hard work and luck, I might be able to make most of these things a reality – if not immediately – maybe a little later in life.
But now that I have that all out of my system, I can just go back to being perfectly content with what I have. I have good health, a wonderful wife, all my needs and most of my reasonable wants, and a good job that’s paying the bills.
I couldn’t be happier, or more content!
(But I could always have more cool stuff!)