Friday, March 09, 2007


  1. I have been recently been asked what luxury items I would like for myself if price were no object. At first, I couldn't think of a thing. Not a thing. I can come up with list upon list of things I would like for the man, for the kids and especially this house. (The list for the house would probably bring you to tears.) But I have a had a much too difficult time thinking up things just for me. Finally, I have this list:

Socks. The majority of my socks are the most pathetic things you have ever seen. But whenever I go to buy socks, the price of them throws me back. Why are socks so expensive? It's not a lot of material and it seems to be in a fairly basic shape. It's a mystery. And I'm not looking for fancy schmancy socks. Basic colors and white would be just fine.

Shoes. I would love all new shoes. Shoes for work, shoes for walking, shoes for looking sharp. The catch is that they would have to fit me and my monstrously high arches. Most every shoe I've ever owned I've just had to settle with almost fitting my arch.

A Cut and a Color. (Did you think pants would be next?) I am way past due for afternoon with foil in the hair. Things are getting ugly!

New Eyes. This is the ultimate luxury item that I would want right now. Laser surgery to fix my eyes. That would be grand. I do have contacts, but most of the time I'm too lazy to put them in. To wake up in the morning and being able to see, to swim... I can't imagine what it would be like, but I know that I want it!

So there it is. Looks like about $4000 to me. What does your list look like?


Weaver said...

we love smartwool socks, but I'll warn you that they are expensive! I'm knitting a pair right now with yarn made from soybeans, cotton, wool and shells (crab and shrimp). Maybe I'll measure your tootsies the next time I'm in town and make you some awesome socks!

Nina said...

I would want an I-Joy chair. Do you know about those? They massage your back and legs like the chairs you sit in when you go to the salon for a pedicure. Oh to come home to that everyday...ahhhh!

Nance said...

I want one of those multiple-spray head showers: the kind where you walk in and the spray hits you in like 5 places. Then I want a spa tub. Nina's chair sounds heavenly, too. And I want an unlimited Borders or Amazon account. And a lifetime membership in a Chocolates By Mail Club. If there is such a thing. And a chauffeur on call. J, you are just not using your imagination. I could go on for pages and pages. COME ON, GIRL!

J. said...

Weaver- crab and shrimp shells? In socks? I'll take your word for it. And you don't have to wait to measure my tooties-- I'll send you the measurement anytime your ready!!

Welcome to the cafe Nina! Our menu is always changing so stop by often! That chair does sound wonderful. Add a monthly pedicure to my list.

Nance-- Believe me, I am aware that I'm not trying hard enough here. I think I'm so stuck in "not having" that I can't even reach out dream. I'm trying. Really trying...

Please add a membership to that new exercise place downtown to my list. I can walk there in 10 minutes!