1. A new sofa, something sort of like this:
This isn't exactly right, because I'd also like it to have recliners - but I don't want an overstuffed, lumpy back end looking sofa. Basically, it probably doesn't exist and if it does, I certainly can't afford it. But, Carly keeps asking for a Barbie dream house too, so I figure why not aim high?
Santometer says: Even you know it's not possible.
2. This, so much this:
In the interest of full disclosure, I shall disclose that I had a Ford Edge before. And it was my most very favorite car that I've ever owned/driven/ridden in. I hope to someday repeat the experience. Hopefully this whole educating myself to get a job plan will yield one in the future. But if not...maybe a hotwheels version?
Santometer says: Ho Ho No.
3. This beauty:
True story: my sister bought me a gold opal ring similar to this for my high school graduation. It is/was one of my most prized possessions and favorite pieces of jewelry. Somehow, in one of our moves, it got lost along with a bunch of other jewelry that belonged to Eric's mom. Much regret and sadness have accompanied their loss.
Santometer says: You didn't even hang on to the first one you had! Seriously!
4. I recently discovered a new website called Fancy. And while there are a great many things there that could be on the list this year, this particularly struck my, ahem, fancy:
This is no ordinary lamp (ten points if you heard that in Jafar's voice). My Grandmother had a similar fixture in her house for as long as I can remember and just seeing it in a picture makes me so happy - imagine what I might feel if I owned it! Santa can you hear me??
Santometer says: While this little gem is more within reach, Rudolph's nose is more likely to turn peach!
World Peace A visit to Rockefeller center:
I know there will be a zillion people. And it will be cold and probably even a little bit overwhelming, but wouldn't it be grand to visit, just once? Skate and eat hotdogs and count ornaments on a giant tree? Stay at the Plaza Hotel and pretend to be rich? Attend a Broadway show? No?
Santometer says: There's always next year.