I was at the doctor yesterday, it was fine, and I do have health updates to give but I don't really feel like it today. Today I need a break.
Instead, a totally shallow post about things I wish I had bought but didn't. Because we all need a little more consumerism in our lives.
- I wish I had bought more clothes while I was in France. I have no idea how I would have gotten them back to the US since I had to spend a lot of money to ship a lot of things as it was, but I miss French clothes. Actually, a more accurate description of this feeling is that I wish I could buy French clothes right now but I'm too cheap to pay for shipping.
- A music box playing Das klinget so herrlich from The Magic Flute while I was in Salzburg. I really thought about it and really wanted one, but thought it was a little too much money for what I was getting, and it's so terribly touristy to buy something like that. Now I wish I had just bought it. My choir in Soissons sang that chorus so it has some sentimental value and wasn't just a totally touristy impulse. Oh well, reason to go back again, right?
- A book from the Musee Chagall in Nice. I didn't want to lug a big heavy book on the train with me in my backpack so I just bought a wimpy brochure thing instead. I'm lazy as well as cheap. I regretted that decision almost as soon as I left Nice.
- More pastries while I was in France. My waistline doesn't regret this, but my tummy does!
- In general, I wish I had eaten more food in France, specifically at good restaurants. By not eating out very often I saved money for other things like travel, but good food is always worth spending money on.
- I wish I had gone to Mike's Pastry more often when I lived in the Boston area. They have cannolis like you wouldn't believe, and for Easter they make this super delicious ricotta pie, which is kind of like a galette des rois with ricotta filling. They have lots of other different bakery goodies and Italian specialties too, including gelato. I wish I had eaten in the North End more often in general. The North End is Boston's Little Italy and the food there is amazing.
- More food everywhere. I like food.
- Sweaters. I am always freezing. I need more warm clothes. This is something I can fix from the US though if I just move my lazy butt and go grab my credit card so that I can buy something online.
- DVDs of movies and tv shows that I like. Also something I can fix by grabbing my credit card. I'm so ridiculously happy with my How I Met Your Mother DVDs that it makes me want to buy more DVDs that I like.
The Food Network has this new show with their various celebrity chefs talking about the best things they ever ate. Maybe I'll post about those soon. That will take some thought though. Might be a multi-part series. Anyone else interested in participating?