of wishlists and bookshelves

Posted on Tuesday 5 September 2006

sense :: smell // wet soil

Going through my wishlist over at MetaWishlist is always a nice thing, especially since I’ve managed to procure several of my wanted items since the last time I had the chance to rifle through them. The saying goes “You can make yourself immediately richer by decreasing your wants,” and I think that’s very much true-I went through my wishlist and removed some old items, some things I had managed to get, and some things I didn’t want anymore. Always a nice thing. The really good thing abut Metawishlist is that you can manage wislists from multiple websites; so I have an Amazon wishlist there (which mirrors my Amazon wishlist that’s actually at Amazon) as well as a list of goodies I want from ThinkGeek and the MegaGear store, all in one place. But the ease of use isn’t totally the point-the real nice thing is being able to sift through the things you want and the things you’ve wanted and see what you’ve picked up already and remove them, or tag the things you want according to priority and type of item. Very very nice.

To my surprise, I hadn’t updated in a while, so there were a lot of things there to delete. That being said, I can think of a few things that I’d like to add to the list, but all in all, it was nice getting rid of a few things there, and reminding myself of my dream of massive bookshelves with shelves for politics, shelves for science, shelves for fiction of all kinds, and shelves for manga. We already have a library though-I don’t know if we have much more room for books, our shelves are already full to the brim and we don’t have much more room for shelves in the library. Still, it’s nice even having a library, much less knowing it’s full. Sometimes reminding myself of what I have helps stave off the hunger for what I want, and that’s always a good thing. Especially when retail therapy isn’t really an option.

Anyway. It’s the end of the day, and the beginning of a short week. I’m off home to try and do something inspiring. Maybe blog a bit, or just relax and play World of Warcraft. We’ll see.

2 Comments for 'of wishlists and bookshelves'

    September 7, 2006 | 2:33 pm

    “You can make yourself immediately richer by decreasing your wants”

    What a grand day. So many wonderful bits of wisdom being sprinkled my way.

    September 7, 2006 | 5:22 pm

    ::grin:: It helps a lot sometimes, let me tell you. Especially when those times are hard.

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