I wanted to take a break between restaurant reviews and recipes to deliver a little non-food post filled with musings about life’s wants.
I have to admit, I have a pretty good life. One of the many things I’m thankful for is my job. I’m fortunate to be doing something that I love, and that I’ve always wanted to do. Early on I kept my head down, did well in school and put myself through college. I had to hold 2-3 jobs at any given time, but I still managed to do that and make almost straight A’s, an accomplishment of which I’m still very proud today. Unfortunately, I also had to take out loans, as do most students nowadays, but it was absolutely worth it in the end.
And I will be paying for it being absolutely worth it until the day I die. Sallie Mae, you are a shiesty little bitch there, aren’t ya?
(And you thought this was going to be a warm and fuzzy post.)
It’s nice to look around, realize what you have and give thanks, whether it be to your particular God, fate, the Universe, etc. But sometimes, all that positive thinking crap gets really old, especially when it’s nearing June and the weather is perpetually rainy and 50 degrees where you live. So while I absolutely encourage you to take in and give thanks for the things you have, maybe just for today we can give the big fat bird to Sallie Mae (or lender of choice) and focus on the things we WANT.
Because hey, I know I’m not the only one in this predicament, and sometimes you’ve gotta find something to keep the motivation alive. I’d like to think I’m working to achieve the items on the Want List.
Here are some things I”m angsting over.
Say hello to Fiji. This would also work if it were Bali, Seychelles, Phuket, Hawaii, the Caribbean or, hell, even a cruise.
The tropics are nice, but this is what my heart is really lusting over.
For me, Paris is Heaven on Earth.
I am DYING to return to Europe. I went for a month on a study abroad trip shortly before graduating college, and I have been lusting over the thought of returning ever since. The problem is, of course, that plane tickets alone would put me in the poorhouse, and deciding which countries to visit (so many to choose from!!!) is damn near impossible.
To Eat at the Top 50 Restaurants in the World
Click the link to access the list.
Sallie Mae majorly cramps my style when it comes to eating, especially when considering that the per person cost of most of these restaurants is several hundred dollars.
I’m still pissed I never got to eat at El Bulli before it closed. TRAGEDY.
Where would you eat if you could try one of the restaurants on the list? I think I’d go with Le Chateaubriand. One of the best meals I ever had was in a bistro in a Paris alleyway – I’d be really interested to see what the best of the best in France has to offer.
I have been lusting over the Sperry Top-Siders since they came out two or three years ago. I. LOVE. THEM.
I also REALLY want a pair of these. These are my “I’ve made it” shoes. When I can buy these without having to save for them or stop eating for two weeks to make up for spending the money on them, I’ll know I’ve made it.
Hummina hummina hummina. Please excuse me while I wipe the unsightly drool from my chin. And fold my tongue back into my mouth. You know in Bambi, how Thumper always starts wildly tapping his food whenever he sees the girl bunny rabbit (Daisy??)? Yeah…my reaction to these, and any Louboutins, really, is pretty much like that.
I know, I know. Who DOESN’T want this car?? This is far down the list of wants because, frankly, I’d rather travel. But that doesn’t mean I don’t think it’s purty.
I want to get Maverick a brother
PS – if anyone in Texas wants a Russian Blue kitten, my friend has one she’s fostering until she can find him a home. Russian Blues make excellent pets – they’re very friendly, playful, lovable and intelligent. I had a Russian growing up, and Maverick is a Russian, and I can tell you they are really wonderful cats. VERY easygoing.
Question: What would you buy if you didn’t have loans? If you don’t have loans, share what’s at the top of your want list and I’ll try not to hate you