You ever get the strong urge to buy something? I know you've been there, where you buy something cool and get it home, and it smells like something new and you're really excited. I've got that horrible urge right now.
It's horrible because I need to be putting the smack down on our debt. It's horrible because there is so much I should be doing, like working enough to bill more hours and pay off said debt. I have my own software projects to work on, and they've been suffering from neglect for months (which isn't my fault exactly, I have been busy with the contract job). I have three months of Business 2.0 and Wired to read. I have a screenplay about something to write.
But for the record, here's what I'd buy if I could...
-A Pocket PC, probably a Dell. The Dell models are so cool because they're inexpensive, have CF slots (great for photo jerks like me), and Wi-Fi. Top model could be had for $400 when on sale.
-A Panasonic AG-DVX100A. This is the indie film nut's camera. It can shoot at 24p, which to normal people means it shoots 24 frames-per-second with non-interlaced frames. In other words, film only with video. It also has real XLR connectors so you can plug in real microphones. It can be had for under $3k, especially with the current $300 rebate. The only thing that holds me back is the potential for HD gear to be right around the corner.
-A Cobalt Flux DDR pad. OK, so this one is at the top of the list in terms of being frivolous. The CF pads are metal and the closest thing you can get to the arcade experience at home, for the amazing price of $300 each.
-A Mini Cooper S. I don't know why I even bother entertaining that thought.
Alas, I should just enjoy sitting here under the umbrella on the deck, as butterflies fly about and I sip a beverage. Oh, and fucking Cosmo sits at the door and cries.
I need to get to work...