Well, it's almost Christmas, and I'm a procrastinator. Besides that, I'm hoping my wife is too, and that she will read this list and get me something from it!
Here are some “essentials” that I would love to get for Christmas, and they would probably be great for the blogger in your life as well!
iPad – I would love to get an iPad so that I could do more blogging from the couch. I don't know how easy it would be to type full blog posts, but I think it would definitely be funner to read and comment on other blogs with one. Oh yea, and I want a black one (much more manly…hahha).
Beyond the “productivity”, it would just be fun!
Slingbox – Have you heard of the Slingbox? This thing is awesome, and it would make a great compliment to my new iPad! The Slingbox is a system that plugs into your current cable TV output and to the internet. Then, you can log into your Slingbox and see your TV signal anywhere – it “slings” it to your computer, tablet, even iPhone. You can even control your DVR and watch those shows as well!
A Second Monitor – Have you seen those multiple monitor setups? 1) I find those to be awesome. 2) I think it would be more productive to be able to spread out multiple windows and not have to always tab back and forth (and I hate tabbed browsing, just annoying). I like to be able to lay everything out and see it without having to click to different screens or alt+tab my way around.
I always like to read a few good books a year. These are the latest titles that have caught my eye, but I haven't had time to read them yet.
- Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
- Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
- Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance by Perry Mehrling
- Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis
- Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck–Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins
Starbucks – If you know me, you know that I live on Starbucks. That's kind of sad for a personal finance blogger, but I like my coffee. It doesn't need to be Starbucks, but that is what is convenient everywhere I go in my life for the most part.
Keurig – If I am at home and want coffee, this thing is awesome. It brews single servings from little cups (K-Cups), and you can get tons of different coffee varieties (including Starbucks, believe it or not). This would be so nice to brew up a cup in the morning, or for those days that I have to go to work before Starbucks opens (damn you Starbucks and your late Sunday openings…).
A “College Investor” T-Shirt – My wife would never get this for me, so I may have to do it myself, but I thought it would be cool to get a “The College Investor” T-Shirt to sport around. I could wear it to blogging conventions, bowling alleys, and the like! There is nothing better than shameless self-promotion in my book!
I hope you like my list! If any of you have these, and would love to share your stories, post them below (it might make me jealous though)! If you're a blogger, what else would you like for Christmas this year?