I always keep lists. Lists of everything. Things I want to buy. Things I want to do. Things I have to do. People I have to call. Places I want to go... etc.

I'd like to share my latest list of awesome products.

To preface this list, you should know that I have an an obsession with backpacks, for some reason. I have different backpacks for different scenarios, which I'm sure everyone does to some degree, but by the time I'm a crotchety old man, I plan to have accumulated hundreds of backpacks for all my different needs. My collection will consists of a backpack for backpacking around a country, one if I'm hiking, one if I'm traveling in luxury, one to carry my stuff (mainly food) around town, one to carry lots of stuff around town, one for my computer, one weird looking one, one black one (in case I want to be in stealth-mode), one green/camouflage (in case I'm in a jungle), and so many more. I could go on forever, but I digress...

So, soon, I will buy some of these awesome things:

The iStraw. An emergency water filtering straw! It even filters out the bacteria... absolutely amazing.

The Juno movie soundtrack. Have you seen this movie? You can't help but smile when you hear its songs.

I definitely need speakers for my computer since I can't ever hear what I'm listening to, and seeing as though I'm saving money by not having cable and by just using my computer as a TV, I think it's okay to spend some money on speakers. Anyway, what better ones than these?

I've already got a 1 Liter Sigg bottle, but a smaller one would be more convenient when I don't want to carry my huge bottle with me everywhere. It also saves money in the long-run because you don't buy new bottles, you just reuse this one. Plus, and most important, it, being aluminum, somehow hinders the growth of bacteria.

Weirdest backpack ever. If somehow a ninja turned into a backpack, it would be this backpack.

Greatest backpack ever. Totally transparent. Look at that guy riding the escalator. He's probably the greatest person of all-time. I will buy one of these backpacks.

For some reason, my mom never bought a normal bread toaster, but instead, a toaster oven. It has been my dream for many years to own and use a regular toaster. This dream may come true, and in a transparent fashion, thanks to Dyson, who produces this promethean piece of kitchen art.

I love the Even Stevens show; it's definitely one of the best Disney TV shows of all-time. A few weeks ago, the Even Stevens movie was on the Disney Channel and was an hour and a half of pure hilarity. My minuscule DVD collection will be complete once this piece of comedic genius is added to its shelf.

That's the list for now.

Sometimes little things can enhance the quality of your life. Although I don't spend much money on material things, I realize that, sometimes, purchases can enhance the quality of your life. So, before I buy anything, I ask myself, "Will this actually improve my life in the long-run?" Most of the time the answer is "no," so I don't buy it, but if it will, depending on a few other factors, I buy it. That is the lesson from this post. It's financial lesson #1.

Speaking of financial lessons, I've deleted my personal finance blog, so I may include, from time to time, some personal finance posts. You'll enjoy them. Yes you will.

Back to awesome products... actually, not back to awesome products because I am done writing this post.

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  1. Anonymous // August 6, 2008 at 8:27 AM  

    I will buy you that toater for your birthday!! What an awesome 25th birthday gift!

  2. Kristin // August 6, 2008 at 9:24 AM  

    I actually owned a clear translucent backpack just like that one. It was a style back when i was like 12. Are you sure you want to buy that knowing that it's was popular amongst 13 year old girls about ten years ago?

  3. Anonymous // August 6, 2008 at 9:36 AM  

    lol....I was watching the Even Stevens movie when it was on the Disney channel recently it is a great movie. The Juno soundtrack would be awesome, what a great movie! It's funny cuz we've always had a toaster oven too, never a regular toaster, but I didn't mind. Hope you get all the things you want that will enhance your life!


  4. Mrjacobpants // December 5, 2009 at 9:42 PM  

    I want to buy the ninja backpack!