Well, that and all the joint creaking. You should hear me when I get up from bed or the couch or, well, pretty much any position in which my joints have to move from one angle to another. I sound like a really big bowl of Rice Krispies, or possibly a bag of microwaveable popcorn. Plus I often have to hoist myself up and then put my hand on my lower back because my back, it's lopsided and stuff. I'm 32 years old and already moving like a grandma.
It's sexy as hell, yo.
Anywho, I have a growing list of all the fun stuff I'd really like to get as gifts, as well as a growing list of all the things I actually need and don't necessarily have the money to get. And since I know you are all DYING to know what's on those lists, I'll share them with you!
Here's What I Want, What I Really Really Want
1. A bunch of t-shirts from my new favorite merchandise website, ThinkGeek.com, especially these ones:
|Because it's the Answer, of course!*|
|SPACE INVADERS! Now with extra destruction!|
|"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." Seriously, I think my life would be complete if I had this.**|
|This just makes me giggle.|
|Oh yes. I am that geeky. Although Next Generation is still my favorite.***|
|Sheldon is my hero. Even though I think I would probably stab him to death with a hundred very sharp pencils if I actually lived with him. I don't know how Leonard handles it.****|
|And again, brilliance from Sheldon. I want this in poster form, too.|
|This is what I'm talking about. I mean, seriously. LOVE.|
|Or these. I'm not picky.|
3. And of course I really want an elf ranger outfit to go with my ears, only that's going to be really hard to do because even the stores/websites that sell things like this seem to have never realized that maybe WOMEN want to dress like elf rangers and would prefer something of quality rather than the stupid little Peter-Pan-ish Halloween-y crap that is the only stuff I can find. ARGH. Anyhow, an outfit that would look something like this:
|Yes, the bow and arrows and bracer and boots too. |
Because I'm a total geek, that's why.
|Beware my wrath!!!! PEW PEW PEW PEW!!!!! Mwahahahahahahaha!!|
|I already own both Raymond's Ravin' Rabbids Wii games, and I love them. But I can't play them. This makes me sad.|
What I Need and Should Probably Get Instead
1. Four new tires for my Saturn Vue. The current ones are almost entirely bald and squeal like I'm a crazy maniac driver every time I take a corner, even if I'm going about five miles an hour. And Michigan winters are a bitch, yo, and these tires will NOT handle things. I should probably get these before Christmas, actually. Sigh.
|They may be black and sleek in their own way, but they just aren't the same as those boots. SIGH.|
|Oooh, shiny. Still not exciting, though.|
|Why do all the repairs happen all at once? Thank God MTL can do a lot of that car stuff. Makes him handy to have around.|
|Now with extra snuggles.|
|Like this, only cheaper, because I'm pretty sure it's an antique. Which mostly is just another word for "It's been sitting around here for a few generations and it isn't completely broken."|
Sometimes being a low-maintenance, practical, responsible adult Sucks the Big One.
And to think: for the sake of brevity, I'm not including all the piddly stuff I gaze at wistfully, like dozens of books and CDs and movies and that really cool necklace I saw at Aldo's the other day and things like that.
I'm not really all that materialistic. Really. But a girl can dream.
*From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams. If you don't get this joke, I'm deeply disappointed in you. Also, you need to go read the first three books. NOW. Forget about the last two in the series. He only wrote them because he was pressured into it and you can tell.
**From The Princess Bride--both book and movie. Again, ditto above if you don't get it.
*** STAR TREK, people. /facepalm
****From The Big Bang Theory, which is currently just about the only half-hour TV sitcom worth watching. LOVE IT.