Rain Design M-Stand
Stylish and functional stand for more easily using my laptop on a desk. (Solid aluminum - the whole thing acts quite nicely as an enormous heat-sink!) More information here: http://www.raindesigninc.com/mstand.html
$44.90 here: http://raindesigninc.com/store/index.php
USB 2.5" SATA Drive Enclosure.
Needs to work with SATA (not IDE or ATA) drives, and needs to be bus-powered.
For example, something like this: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/ES2.5BPU2S/
iTunes Gift Cards
Not only music, but I can also buy apps for my iPhone using these. Small ones are really all that's necessary - I wouldn't know what to do with $50 in iTunes credit!
Star Trek on Blu-Ray (the new movie, just came out in stores)
Yes, there is a Blu-Ray player in the house now. Blu-Ray is pretty. :-)
Watchmen (5-disc deluxe set. DVD is probably fine for this.)
XKCD Volume 0
Geeky web-comic thing. I couldn't explain if I tried.
Can be purchased here: http://store.xkcd.com/ ($18)
A few from Steven King's "Dark Tower" series
Haven't read any of them, but heard great things. Been around for a while - can probably even find them in used bookstores. Probably best if I read them in order, so the first few are the best bets.
- The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger (1982)
- The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three (1987)
- The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands (1991)
- The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass (1997) - Locus Award nominee, 1998
- The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla (2003) - Locus Award nominee, 2004
- The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah (2004) - Locus Award nominee, 2005
- The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower (2004) - British Fantasy Award winner, 2005
And of course, last but not least...
The Pie-In-The-Sky-Impossible -Wishlist!
(wherein I dream of things I most definitely shall not receive.)
New Video Camera!
"Low-end" option: Canon HV-30 or HV-40 ($600-$800 probably)
"High-end" option: Canon EOS 7D ($1900... plus the accessories to turn it into a viable video solution. aka - audio adapters, shoulder mounts and the like)
A post-production job!