So, the year 2013 has just begun, and it’s the year when I’ll be celebrating my 33rd birthday, which is just a little over six months away. And you know what? I’m perfectly fine with it! I’ve accepted it, embraced it, and I’m dealing with it head-on. After all, things could always be worse, right? Plus, I don’t feel my age at all. Oh no, I feel like I’m 21 years old. But that’s not what I wanted to chat about today. I wanted to share my wish list – just a few things I’d love to have. Maybe they’d make great birthday or Christmas presents? Let’s call this “Leander’s Favorite Things,” kind of like how Oprah used to showcase her favorite items on her talk show, except I’m not giving any of these away, unfortunately. I’m just sharing my desires.

Whenever I’m out window shopping, I often come across things that catch my eye, and I can’t help but think, “Oh, I love that” or “I want that.” It’s okay to daydream, right? And by sharing my “Favorite Things,” who knows, maybe someone will take notice and see this as a makeshift gift registry or something. You never know, right? Maybe there’s a generous reader out there. Hi, Ellen! Hi, Oprah!

So, let’s dive into my wish list. I must warn you, some of these items are a tad extravagant, but hey, it’s my list, so no judgment, please!

  • Samsung NX1000: Oh, this Samsung camera looks amazing! It boasts 20.3 megapixels, a super-fast 1/4000 shutter, and built-in WiFi – what more could a photography enthusiast ask for? It even comes in three stylish colors: black, white, and pink. What truly captures my attention is the impressive lens! The brand-new, professional-grade, 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor ensures stunning image quality, rivaling that of premium DSLRs. It offers low noise levels, high dynamic range, and accurate color differentiation, thanks to large sensor areas and high sensitivity. Plus, it allows for Full HD video recording. The camera features super-fast High Speed Capture capabilities for perfect focus and a sequential rate of 8fps to capture fast-moving subjects with clarity. With its WiFi connectivity, you can save, email, print, or share your photos effortlessly. It’s a photographer’s dream!
  • Beats Studio by Dr. Dre: I’ve had my eye on these for quite some time now. Currently, I’m using Paul Frank headphones by Skull, which I received as a Christmas gift two years ago. Don’t get me wrong; I adore them, especially since I’m a Paul Frank fan. However, the idea of owning Beats by Dr. Dre makes me drool. I’ve tested them out in stores, and their sound quality is simply unmatched. They claim to deliver the sound you’re meant to hear when listening to music, and I can vouch for that. Every time I’m in a store that sells them, I can’t resist trying them out.
  • iMac: Recently, I spotted the new iMac in a store, and I was completely awestruck. The new design and slim profile are incredibly impressive. Just look at it! The specs are equally outstanding. I can easily picture myself with one of these, bidding farewell to my clunky PC. I’ve been using a MacBook Pro for four years, and it has been nothing but smooth sailing. In contrast, my PC has crashed countless times, leading to frustrating reinstalls. It’s time for an upgrade!
  • iPhone 5: Admittedly, this isn’t a pressing need, but I’ll toss it onto my wishlist – the iPhone 5. I could snag one when my contract with T-Mobile expires, and I have to renew it. Most of the time, I can choose a new phone for free. However, my contract doesn’t end until 2014, so it’s a bit of a wait. While I’m content with my current iPhone 4S, you know how it goes – you’ve got to stay up to date with the latest technology. That’s just the way it is, right? Or am I just talking nonsense? Don’t answer that.

So, there you have it, just four items on my list. Ellen? Oprah? Or any generous souls out there with deep pockets, are you reading this? I’m just kidding, folks. While I’m serious about these desires for my birthday or Christmas, I’m not holding my breath. I’ll continue to dream and fantasize, which is perfectly healthy, right? Anyway, that’s my little wish list. I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any of these items and want to sell them at a discounted rate, let me know!

Alrighty, I’ll wrap it up now. Have a fantastic weekend, everyone, and be kind to one another!