I’m attempting to think about my holiday shopping in advance this year so I’m not a stress-ball the week before Santa arrives on his sleigh. The problem is that in looking for ideas for others, I start dreaming about everything I want for myself. And unfortunately, everything I want is something I will continue to want because I can’t afford it. And I would never expect anyone I know to buy these things for me, either… but it’s fun to dream, right?
Brooke’s dream Christmas list
1. A digital SLR
My little Panasonic Lumix TZ-5 is an amazing little point-and-shoot, but I am DY-ING for a real camera, with fabulous lenses, to boot. My ultimate goal is to have one by the time we have our first kid so we can capture every googly, drooly, poop-and-puke-filled moment with amazing clarity. But I’m impatient and I want it now, Daddy!
2. A 27″ iMac
I love my MacBook Pro, but some projects would be so much nicer to work on with a larger screen. And it will come in super handy when editing the photos taken on the aforementioned hypothetical DSLR. Plus, it’s pretty. I’m a designerd, and I like pretty Mac computers. So there.
4. A stylist
While we’re at it, how about we get someone to teach me how to dress myself. I struggle to get creative with my wardrobe and wear trends without feeling self-conscious. Particularly, I’d like someone who can teach me about accessorizing — I’m terrible at accessorizing. If it’s not too much to ask, I’d like Stacy and Clinton to be my stylists. I think I could really be BFF’s with these two if given the chance.
5. A high-def flat screen
Every time we go to Target for any reason, Nick needs to go hang out by the flat screens for a while. I pretend to be annoyed, but let’s face it: I want one, too.
6. A personal trainer
I can’t possibly procrastinate or make excuses if I have a trainer kicking my ass into shape. Bring it, Jillian.
7. A house
Hey… go big or go home, right?
What’s on your dream Christmas list?