Even though it is the middle of August, I have been composing a wish list for when I get my tax return in, oh, ten months or so. I feel as though this is fairly normal, since acquiring stuff is myriad peoples' favorite pastime (cf CREDIT CARD DEBT). Besides the dreamy, big-ticket items (a computer that functions better than a very, very large iPod, an apartment in Paris), I would also like a large, non-stick, oven-proof skillet (or a cast-iron skillet, that would be fine too), a cake froster, a larger Cuisinart. Oh, and I want to get my knives sharpened.
But I think I can probably handle that before tax time.