Well seeing as though I can’t say the usual fluffy answers such as family, love and inner peace, I guess I’m going to be wonderfully materialistic in this post.
Guilt free, honest answers! Happy days!
Now I couldn’t put down 1, 2 and 3 as iPhone, iPad and iMac so I’ve lumped them together under the tag iProducts which is a phrase I feel is completely under used.
I’m one of those geeks that lives on their tech.
I’ll use the phrase “I’ll google it” several times a day. Another favourite is “there’s an app for that”.
I feel a pang of fear and panic if my battery levels are lower than 50% and I don’t have the relevant portable charger with me.
I talk, FaceTime, bbm, blog, tweet, Facebook, email, text and iMessage regularly. I feel disconnected without this little piece of technology.
People wonder why I’m so attached to the tech and I tell them that it’s where my friends and family live. I speak more to my mum on FaceTime than I do in real life. It’s an issue with distance as opposed to ignorance.
I document everything with a status or photo. My dad thinks I’m on Facebook too much but he doesn’t understand that I love the anthropology of it all.
I get email updates about what I was posting a year ago. Sometimes 2, 3 or even 4 years ago. It’s interesting to me. It’s a condensed diary.
In the way that people write diaries, or perhaps in a more modern sense they blog, I like to document day to day life online so I can look back and see how far I’ve come.
So yeah, number 1: my iProducts.
2. My TV.
And with that my subscriptions. Netflix and sky tv. We gave up Lovefilm recently. There was a ceremony with candles, hymns and everything. One of them had to go and Lovefilm was it… A sad day for all involved.
Anyhoo, at the minute we are pretty strapped for cash so we spend a bit more a month on good movie subscriptions and a good tv package because that’s what we enjoy. We don’t go out every weekend and party until we vomit. We get a bottle of wine and watch tv. We have friends over and watch a movie. We obsess over what the hell is going on with American Horror Story or the Walking dead. We bitch about X Factor and nearly vomit while watching I’m a Celeb. It may not be the most intellectual of pass times but it keeps us happy.
I draw the line at soaps though. If we get sucked into soap land we find it hard to escape so it’s better to keep away!!
3. My Patmobile.
My Peugeot 1007. My red devil on 4 wheels. My granny wagon. My first car. My Pat.
I love and hate having a car. If someone could pay for the petrol and the maintenance then that would be fine, but they don’t so it’s the main reason we are skint.
It is the main reason that we have days out though. We get to pop to Morissons for a breakfast. We can have a drive over to Whitby. It gets me to work 40 miles a day…
It helped me play chauffeur to the family when they needed help while Alice’s nan was ill. It got me to George’s funeral in Lincolnshire in one weekend. It takes Grace out for the day with me and Chels.
Pat is awesome. Now I have him I wouldn’t want to let him go. Learning to drive is so expensive but so worth it.
So there you have it. My favourite completely materialistic, self-obsessed items of self indulgence.