But I'm going to try to dredge up some birthday spirit because I am a girl who loves birthdays. My birthday, your birthday, pet's birthdays...it's always a special day! I'm also super excited about my birthday dinner because I chose The Melting Pot this year, a fondue restaurant that I haven't been to in years. I'm already craving it!
Onto my wishlist! And since my birthday falls less than a month before Christmas, these are also things that worked their way onto my Christmas wishlist as well.
1. Nikon Coolpix S6000 14.2MP Digital Camera
As much as I would love a DSLR, I know I don't have the patience or time to figure out all the fancy bells and whistles. All I want is a simple point & shoot to give me decent shots. Plus, I can't see myself spending an insane amount of money on one of those cameras when I'm pretty much a pro at forgetting my camera at home. The camera I have now has some screwed-up settings, making my pictures either too light or too dark. I haven't been able to fix it and with a sweet crack in the screen, it's time to upgrade. (Plus, it's only a 7MP! Oh, the horror!)
2. Microsoft VX-5000 LifeCam Webcam
I'm really jealous of bloggers Skype-ing with each other and I know I need a webcam soon or else! Sadly, I bought my computer for it's cheap price and it didn't include a webcam. I bought one earlier this year, but the picture quality was horrid. This one sounds like it should work much better! And it's not too expensive!
3. A Weekend Trip to Orlando
My mom asked me, if I could do anything on my birthday, what would it be? I told her a weekend trip to Orlando. (Granted, a cruise would be nice. But it's the end of the semester. I have too much homework! Ha!) My dream would be to leave on Friday, check into the hotel and go shopping, go to Aquatica on Saturday and Sea World on Sunday. The last time we went to Orlando, I had a sprained/broken ankle so the trip wasn't much fun and we had to leave both theme parks early because of it. My fingers are crossed that my mom can get Saturday off work to go, but the chance is very slim. (Since she took off 8 weeks due to her broken elbow and has worked only half-days for the past month.)
4. A New Planner
Granted, I'm terrible at remembering to use my planner but it doesn't stop me from eyeing new ones all the time. This one, in particular, is my favorite from Etsy shop, Red Star INK
5. Garmin Forerunner 110
I would really like to be one of the cool kids and have a Garmin. While I'm just running to run and not timing my distances yet (I'd like to be able to run 3 miles completely first!), I think it's such a useful tool for runners. And I'm totally jealous of my mom, who has one. Again, I don't need any bells and whistles, just a watch to measure my distance and time and heart rate.
6. Ribbon Board
The walls of my room are suspiciously bare. I've lived in this apartment for over a year and still haven't put up any pictures or wall hangings or anything. I don't know why but this just occurred to me a few months ago and now I'm trying to find ways to add a little color to my walls. I think this would be a fun way to do that, even if it is a little college dormitory.
7. Lululemon Mesh Headwrap
I don't own any Lululemon products and actually just heard of the company in the past few months. I would love to just buy out their store because they have some cute stuff that I know would last and feel good during a run. And I found out they have an outlet store in Orlando. If #3 works out, there is definitely a trip there in my future!
I could probably add more onto my list, such as a car or a job with Shape magazine, but I'm trying to keep it in the reality zone. Somewhat.
What's on your wishlist this year?
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