i love making selfish little wish-lists for myself. my birthday is still over a month away yet, but while staring at myself in the mirror today i realized that i'm turning 24. not too old, not too young; i think i'm going to be okay with this age. you know, like the baby bear of life; juuust right. and in reality, i really have everything that i need but a girl can dream.
1. A NEW PHONE
my whole life, my friends have only teased me for three things: dating the boy who turned out to be gay from high school, not having my drivers license (WHICH I NOW HAVE) and always having the worst cell phones ever. what can i say; i'm not that huge of a phone person. all i need is some way to text my friends and family and i'm satisfied. but now i want something prettier. i would be giving into all of this blackberry mumbo jumbo, but in reality i'm starting to realize that it might be a big help with my social and career life.
2. AN ORIGINAL TWIGGY DRESS
while doing some research on one of my favorite ladies of all time, twiggy, i learned that during 1966 she released her own line of dresses for teens called "twiggy dresses". where on earth do i find one? i don't mind if i get a faux, i just want one.
you can never have enough. okay, sure i'm running out of space on my shelves but i want more. anything, really; the broader the collection the better. this is a very realistic gift as well if you're wondering what to get me *ahem*. one of the best gifts i ever received was from an old boyfriend; he gave me the cure's pornography, the in between days, let's go to bed and love cats singles and new order's power corruption and lies and movement on vinyl. what a little package of deliciousness. but i need to build up my soul collection. ahem, again.
4. WHISK ME AWAY ON A ROMANTIC VACATION
i'm a wanderer; a traveler. i love to explore and discover. and what better way than to do it with someone special. calling all friends and potential lovers; wanna go to paris? spain? stockholm? let's pack a small bag filled with only our best sparkly clothing, bring the camera and a lot of loose change for cocktail sipping on the subway. have a night picnic, try strange foods and slow dance by water fountains in the park. or, if you're a lady we can try on expensive clothes but never actually buy anything, smoke weed and people-watch in the markets and make strange new friends on the dance floor. it's been a while since these bones have left this town. anyone?
5. A "BRITTNEY" MIX-TAPE/CD/PLAYLIST
i think we all know by now how much music means to me; it's my life, no question. i always compare people, places and things to songs and albums. i always love learning what my friends are listening to, who their favorite bands are and etc.; to me it speaks volumes and can create an even deeper connection with them. if you're like me, then i want a brittney themed mix-tape/cd/playlist; songs that remind you of me. it's really the deepest form of flattery; just hold off on the liza minelli.
i love books, i collect books and the more the merrier. i love design books, music books, photography books... i just love books. and if there's a book you've read that you think i'll love i would love it even more. BOOKS.
7. TICKETS TO THE ROLLING STONES
the rolling fucking stones are coming back to toronto this summer and if i don't go i'm going to sell one of my organs on the black market. you don't want that, do you? of course not. so take me to see the rolling stones and i will forever love you and give you lap dances to "let's spend the night together", deal?
8. PHOTOBOOTH PICTURES
i'm an avid photobooth picture collector; i eventually want to have photobooth evidence of all of my friendships. even if you just pop into one on the way to the subway, give me your strip and i will love (and remember you) forever. here's some of mine;
9. A NAME NECKLACE
i'm not a huge jewelry person either; i love my rings. but i would love a name necklace! how cute and classic; i'd wear it every day. thank god my name isn't barbara. no offense to all the barbara's; i'm just not a barbara. officially just lost the "barbara" demographic.