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.