A wishlist

Here’s a quick question:
What do you get your best friend on his wedding day when you know he already owns a lot of the stuff you can think of and is not interested in most of everything else?

Turns out it’s a lot more difficult to get people gifts…especially for good friends when you want to get them something special and not the same as that dumb watch you got for Bob from finance.
After we realized that three days of international e-brainstorming (on IM from across 3 countries) didn’t help, we had to settle for a gift voucher from a retail outlet.

That’s when I decided to put together this list to make things easier for people (if any) who are willing to get something for me anytime soon. So without further ado, here’s my wishlist:

  1. A PSP:
    Yup, I’ve been eyeing one for nearly a year now, and almost bought one on my last trip to Dubai. But somehow this has been evading me since, and I don’t see shore anytime soon.

  2. A cat:
    Or maybe a kitten. With a bell and a little blue ribbon on top. Most people don’t know this, but I absolutely love cats. Wonder if there’s a gift-a-cat store nearby?

  3. LEGO Mindstorms:
    Yes, the big daddy of the LEGO – complete with sensors and programmable controllers. I’m a gadget freak and can spend years with this thing…and I’ll be honest here: I can’t afford it, so I hope someone else can.

  4. The New Macbook:
    (This may be an overkill, but I sure hope it works :D)
    I wrote that I’m in love with it here, and gosh does love hurt. My poor wallet too.

  5. Tissot Touch.
    I really don’t mean to advertise, but it is an awesome watch. A study showed that most men love watches that do more than tell time; and with something that gives you a barometer, altimeter, chonograph and thermometer at a touch, I’m no exception.

  6. A pair of Nike AirMax.
    At over $200, this is one shoe I’m not planning on buying anytime soon. But doesn’t mean anyone else shouldn’t either so just for the record, I wear a size 8.Now that’s really money under your feet.

  7. A Large FatBoy:
    Not only are bean bags a barrel of fun, but they also seem to be the best things to curl on with a book and a steaming cup. Even without a book or coffee, I’d love to snuggle up against one. Too bad they’re too bulky to transport.

  8. Harman/Kardon iPod dock:
    Yeah I know its probably gonna look terrible against my tiny 8GB Nano, but doesn’t cost to dream does it?

So there you have it, a list of stuff which I am sure
a) I’m not gonna buy and
b) no one else is gonna get me either
So in all respects, this is the world’s most-impractical-list-of-things-to-buy.

But I guess once in a while we are all entitled to a healthy dose of madness, aren’t we?


Anonymous said...

No. 1 is the best choice for me as I am a game lover (and bollywood lover too :D).

A PSP is more benificial than PS2 or PS3. While travelling, only a PSP will fit in my pocket because my pocket's size is too small to fit a PS3.


Ela said...

ahhaaa.....ithu nalla idea va irukkae...just putting up a list and kind of showering unknown pressure on people....but u know...i am one of those people who always ends up forgetting b'days and other numbers...so sorry! And i always go for crazy not so expected gifts for my friends!

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-=A.R.N.=- said...

Only thing I don't like abt PSP is that the games are too expensive (around €40 for a good one).

Hmm, "showering pressure" seems like a good way to put it...I hope someone reads it with the same intention I wrote it.
And speaking of b'days, mine was only last week. And now that you have a list...

Na, even I'm not that crazy.
Maybe a nice little Mini

issam said...

Haha bro...
You know what... i was just thinking... what if you get the same gifts ??
A possibility you know ;)
So i came to a conclusion.. i am not gonna get you any of these... coz others 'would' or 'Could'... :D :D :D

Anonymous said...

Wait! Wait! I will soon come up with one, insha Allah.. Even my birthday just got over.. LOL

-=A.R.N.=- said...

Well I really wouldn't mind having two of some of the items from my list...

Good idea. Though I must say, this list isn't really working...I didn't get anything so far

A wo(a)ndering mind said...

haha.. ofcourse my friend.. what is life without a healthy dose of such madness!!

-=A.R.N.=- said...

@a wondering mind
Wouldn't it be a nice cure to the madness if you could bring some of the stuff from the list.