Thursday, August 25, 2005

Weekend Assignment #74: Got the Wants

This from our blogfather, John Scalzi:

There are things in this world that people need to have. This week's Weekend Assignment is not about those.

Weekend Assignment #74: Forget about the things you need -- Tell us about something you want. Preferably something useless and/or expensive. In other words: Toys! Something fun and/or sparkly and/or indulgent that you don't already have but wouldn't mind getting, if someone were offering.

It isn't useless, and it isn't a toy; but it's so far out of reach, I'd like to dream about it here.  I want a new house.  Not too big, because I don't enjoy housework.  Just something simple, all on one level, with lots of electrical outlets and plenty of closets, and central air.  I'd even settle for a modular home.  No, wait!!!!  For this assignment, I don't have to "settle".  I want a nice, all-brick home with a basement!

Extra Credit: Do you really think getting that toy would make you happier?

No.  As much as I'd love to have a new house, I've learned that happiness really does come from within.  There is nothing you can buy that will bring you true happiness.

4 comments:

monponsett said...

I've been rich and I've been poor..... it's better being rich.

I'm also a long time fan of brick houses. America is peaceful now.... but I like the security that only a layer of stone can provide. Brick also goes well in the city, the suburbs, or the country.

Look at pictures of Hiroshima after the bomb hit. Look reallllly close. What structures are still partially standing? Brick, that's what.

mutualaide said...

Driving along looking at the scenary...the brick buildings and houses are always my favorite.  

mavarin said...

I thought I was the only one that would use a "toy" want to talk about a house.  But no - I guess a lot of people have a strong "want" fot that.  Our house is mostly brick, some wood.  It's all right, but it needs work!  - Karen
http://journals.aol.com/mavarin/MusingsfromMavarin/entries/1969

pandorasbazaar said...

That's nice. I also dream of having my own house. With real estate prices soaring higher everyday, it's further out reach, but a girl can dream.
Pandora - http://journals.aol.com/pandorasbazaar/PandorasJournal/entries/479