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Seven Wants

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A preliminary note: This list has been generated by me and is germane to me. That is, I’m leaving out all the stuff that anybody would say. For example, there will be no lottery pleas or yearning for the fountain of youth. Also, I’m not going to talk about peace in the Middle East or curing world hunger. Of course I want those things too, but in my opinion this should be fun.

1. A job would be nice. I know, I’m starting small, boring and universal, but right now, I spend more time thinking/worrying about the next few years and my ability to pay my debts than almost anything else. I’m reading the journals and the blogs in my industry, but very few attractive prospects pop up and I’m getting skerrred. Okay. Everything else will be fun.

2. A new Big Dog Mastiff. I really shouldn’t have to explain this. Just look at this thing. It’s just about the most beautiful piece of machinery I’ve ever seen, behind my girlfriend and my nieces.* Big Dog Motorcycles has found a way to sculpt metal into pure magical grace while at the same time retaining the lamest company name in the business.

3. A 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS (Preferably Midnight Blue with White Racing Stripes and Black Vinyl Interior). This is another no-brainer. I know that there are a lot of Ford guys out there that will say, “If you’re gonna put a muscle car on the list from that era it HAS to be the 1964 ‘stang!” Yeah, yeah… I respect the history as much as the next guy and I appreciate the value of breaking new ground, but the ’67 Camaro just catches my eye the right way. Nothing against the Ford lovers or the MOPAR crew, but this is one helluva beautiful piece of Americana.

4. A National Championship for The Ohio State University’s football and men’s basketball teams in the same year. I know, I’m getting pretty greedy with this one, but what the hell; it’s a WISHLIST.

5. A condo in Vail, Colorado. I love to ski. If there were some way that I could ski more frequently, that would make me happy. I’m not talking about needing a giant ski villa, but if someday I can get my family and myself a condo in Vail, Keystone or Breckenridge, I would be a happy camper.

6. A 2009 Harley Davidson FXSTB Night Train in Black Denim. “Two motorcycles on one list?!?” you say? Yeah. What can I tell you? I’m a bit of a gear-head. Plus, a Big Dog Mastiff really isn’t much of a practical bike. It’s more of a weekend cruiser while this Harley is a bike that’s made to be ridden every day.

7. A country club membership in the town where I eventually live. My girlfriend and I are both golfers. We’re pretty much SUPER into it. She’s a little better than I am and thus more competitive about it, but still, we love to get out there and play. Having enough money to be a member of a club where we could play whenever we want would be awesome.

* I asked him if we were really pieces of machinery, and he said yes. -_-“


Written by ryanandjocelyn

February 10, 2011 at 7:48 PM