You may not think so, but I do. It's time to start preparing for the event of the summer. My birthday. Since I am well over twenty-five and I don't really expect much in the way of presents, I have decided to start making public lists of what I want. This is an exercise in amusement. You can read this and see all the things I would like to have which you aren't getting me. We both feel good about it. I mean... honestly, I can't think of a single person I would anticipate receiving a >$100 gift from. But those are the kinds of things I want. So, read on if this sounds like it will be as amusing for you as it is for me.
I am making two lists this year, in order of desireability. List One is all the stuff which is $100 or more and nobody would ever buy for me but maybe everybody who intended to do anything involving money for my birthday might pool their funds and possibly get one of. List Two is all the stuff which is less than $100 and closer to $10 where I imagine anyone intending to actually spend money might find a more comfortable price point. For everyone else, either list will be amusing, but List One probably moreso.
2TB External Hard Drive Expand the Fileserver cheaply
Blue Yeti USB Microphone I want to start making some audio versions of my books. This microphone is perfect.
Boxee Box Boxee Box for our eventual living room or bedroom entertainment needs. Hasn't been released yet so probably won't be available.
Starcraft II: Wings Of Liberty ~$60
Stephen Colbert - I Am America (And So Can You!) Audiobook (on iTunes $16)
Hodgman: More Information Than You Require Audiobook (on iTunes $21)
Hodgman: Areas Of My Expertise Audiobook (on iTunes $16)
(Really any audiobook you think is fantastic would be great. Also humor is fun to listen to.)