Wants versus needs. I rarely need anything, but I always want everything. I have what I need. I have no reason to complain about anything in my life. But that doesn't mean I can't dream, right?
A while back, Ashley mentioned in one of her posts that when she posts something she wants, her mom sometimes ends up getting it for her as a surprise. Maybe I'll give it a try. Maybe her mom will buy all these things for me!
Panniers for my bike. Small panniers, though. Just so I can hang them over my rack when I'm riding, and throw them over my shoulder when I'm walking. My shoulder bag gets quite full and heavy with running stuff, school books, food, work clothes, or whatever I happen to be lugging around that day.
Waterproof jacket and pants for riding on those rainy days. Of course, the goal would be to have non-bulky jacket and pants that I could roll up and leave in the bottom of the panniers for those days when Mother Nature feels like throwing a rain storm at me while I sit unsuspecting in my windowless cubicle.
A nice, bright, powerful headlight for my bike. This may actually qualify as a need since I'm often riding in the dark. The lights I have make me visible, but they're still not bright enough to light up the road in front of me, which would be a nice thing when there's a branch or pothole waiting to jump out at me in the dark.
A cyclometer for my bike. With cadence. Now that I have a road bike again, I am just dying to ride it everwhere. And dying to ride it fast. There's just something amazing about flying down a hill on a road bike. Granted, my "flying" is incredibly slow compared to most cyclers, but it's still fast for me. When I rode with Ashley (sister Ashley, not to be confused with sister-in-law Ashley), I kept asking her, "How fast are we going?" This way I would know.
A GPS for running. Wouldn't that be fun? I could just go run and not have to map out a route. And I could make sure I'm keeping the right pace when I'm trying to increase my speed. That would be nice.
In fact, while I'm at it, why not add a GPS for my bike?
Scuba diving trip in Monterey Bay. The thought of it scares me to death and sounds SO amazing at the same time. Cold, but amazing. Kelp forests, anyone?
An underwater scuba camera with flash. Did you know that as light is filtered out through the water, everything starts to look one color? When you get down deep, everything looks kind of grayish-brownish. The color is there. We just can't see it. But if you take pictures with flash, you'll see the color. Or I could just get a big headlamp. But I don't think our scuba guide would go for that.
A trip to Thailand. Today it's Thailand. Tomorrow I'll want to go to Ecuador. The day after that I'll want to go to Fiji. And then probably Alaska. But today I want to go to Thailand.
Looks like I might need a third job.
3 years ago