Tuesday, January 5, 2010

the stuff HF's dreams are made of

Christmas has come and gone, and I find this wish list of HF's. I think he was hoping I would find it before Christmas. I love finding his lists. And the thing I love about this one? All the art supplies and literature listed in between things like "push knife" and "Bianchi Accumold Elite Basket Weave Leather Duty Rig". I did however get him a gum eraser for his stocking for $1.97.
  • handcuff key
  • knife
  • push knife
  • Bristol Board
  • Drawing Desk
  • Pens
  • Prisma Color Markers
  • Pencils
  • Gum Eraser
  • Water Color Paper various sizes
  • More Water Color paints
  • Guache paint
  • masking tape
  • 1776
  • The Illiad
  • The Oddessy
  • Common Sense by Thomas Paine
  • The Federalist Papers
  • John Adams
  • Rogue Warrior
  • The Art of War
  • Beowulf
  • The Complete Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy
  • Bianchi Accumold Elite Basket Weave Leather Duty Rig
  • Bates High Gloss Dress Shoes
  • Poly Stinger LED DS flashlight kit
Another thing. Sometimes when he's researching gear online and putting it in virtual shopping carts, he'll get excited and say something like, "Hey! I cut the price way down! It's now$585 instead of $1200". And then I'll say something like, "You should keep going until you get it way down. Like to $0". And that's how we crush dreams around these parts.

This is something most already knew about, but we just discovered Amazon universal wish lists. You can put a little tool on your browser so whenever you are surfing the net and find something you want you can add it to your wish list and your loved ones can buy it for you if they so desire just by looking in one place. You know how cops like to buy stuff that no one has ever head of? And would have no idea where to begin looking? This is the perfect thing for people like me. HF has one somewhere. I think his dad asked him to make one. I think it's a nice way to organize your needs and wants and put them in order of most importance. Now that I'm thinking about it, I think I'll go get started on one for Mrs. Fuzz. Then I'll leave it up everyday so HF can see it. 

5 comments:

mrsofficer said...

Don't you love their list? More things that will end up in their gear place!!! Seriously I had to put and end to the flashlight obsession. He was sending me emails lol Anywho I think that list thing is a great idea for us wives. Usually I write things and put my wish ? whatever and leave it by the computer for him to look at. I don't even bother saying buy me something you think I will like, I write a list and he can pick from it! But now with this Amazon thing I will click away. I ordered alot of things for xmas there and it was cheaper and free shipping WOOHOO hope you had a great holiday girl: )

MONICA-LnP said...

great list and from the looks of it he kept it in order of price too,smart man.I like how you crush dreams,I'm the same way.Heck if I am going to be able to be a SAHM/W-no frivolous(in my eyes) over spending in this house!
I still havent found the Dh's list maybe I should try looking to see if its taped to his TV!

TM said...

That wish list thing isn't such a bad idea! Chancho always just mentions something to me. He should just put in his wish list. My list is carried around with me and from time to time I'll pull it out and leave it on his pillow!

thewarriorpoets said...

Beowulf. If he means the epic poem, love it. If he means the movie, eh. It was alright.

Natalie said...

OK, if you get the Iliad and the Odyssey for him, make sure they're translated by Robert Fagles.

http://www.amazon.com/Iliad-Penguin-Classics-Deluxe/dp/014027536

I took an Ancient Greece class (one of my most favorite time periods in history ever!) in college and have found Fagles translations the best. In fact, the movie Troy (loved it!) uses some direct quotes from the Iliad based off of his translation.

Sorry for the history nerd overtaking. I just can't help myself!

I noticed some good American history books in there too (David McCullough is wonderful and a definite kindred spirit if I was to ever meet him!) If HF likes anything about the Civil War, Stephen Crane's Red Badge of Courage is AMAZING, especially in his line of work as an officer.

Sorry. Did it again. I have no clue what the leo-related things are but I'm sure my hubby would be as impressed as I am with the literature choices (which are all his likes as well).