Some things that I want

There are a few things that I have been thinking about getting for a long time now, but for reason, I keep putting them off:

1. A new bookshelf. My 7 other bookshelves are bursting at the seams. A new bookshelf might relieve some of the strain. Problem is, I have nowhere to put it.

2. A new telescope. I had a Tasco telescope that my Mom and Dad got for me when I was 5. It lasted 25+ years but finally succumbed to general wear and tear about 4 years ago. I’ve been wanting a new one ever since.

3. A new chair for my office. A good one. Maybe not the Aeron chair I have at work, but something comfortable.

UPDATE: #4. A new vacuum cleaner. The one I have totally sucks. No pun intended.

With the holiday season coming up, maybe I’ll treat myself to one or more of these things.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.