A few days ago, someone asked, “what do you want for Christmas?”
I had to chuckle, as for the first time in many years, I didn’t say, “peace on earth and goodwill towards man.” When I realized I didn’t say that, I stopped for a moment, “I really don’t want anything, and the stuff I need, costs so much money, unless you want to give me a tech shop builder space in Switzerland?”
They laughed, while I might have a really simple life, if you give me access to machines, I will use them. Thankfully, common sense got the better of me the other night in the hospital walking the radiology and fMRI aisles, I thought about it…but I can just see the deportation police asking, “you were what?”
“I was testing to see …”
“You weren’t trying to break or steal anything?”
“No, I really want to use the machines to seek answers to questions of how the mind and body works?”
I can see the police saying, “you are weird, you want to work? thankfully, we are in Switzerland, we like people like you, so we can't deport you, but we have so many rules, we don't know what to do with you?"
Perhaps this the reason I sent an email yesterday back to the friend, “if you want to get me something, just get me some plain white sheet sketchbooks. Not the expensive ones, but the cheap ones with thick cardboard backing, or, you can get me hario v 60 pour over coffee filters and a bag of decent coffee.”
There is my sophisticated Christmas list.
What it lead me to though, was thinking how big of a pain carrying my big sketchbooks are, and while there are some interesting digital pens and actual moleskin sketchbooks – I think they really think everyone in neat and doesn’t waste paper and pen strokes when they design. Mine look like someone threw a bomb of unrelated ideas onto a page - a sense of seeming disorder that has order.
So I thought about, “what would be the perfect inventor/art/designer bag?
Anyone have an industrial sewing machine I can borrow? (since i am being greedy, metal fabricating and bending equipment too?)
Yes, that is how my days and mind work – I really like the idea of this bag, I doubt I will make it, but perhaps one day in Colorado, where I am putting a space for an industrial sewing machine to go, I will crank out some ideas.
Such is my wish for Christmas, “I want peace on earth, and goodwill toward all men, and a kick butt techspace where one can build any idea they think about after a morning brainstorm.”
Oh yes, good coffee…. really good coffee.
Am I a materialistic consumer Christmas slut or what?