Well the time of year that is my birthday is coming up (30th April for all those uninformed…) and well this one is apparently meant to be a big deal and all. 21. Crazy huh? I think it’s pretty old, well only to the extent that I don’t feel 21, but since when did a number dictate how old you felt. Surely that’s a relative thing?

Hmmm, anyhow, I have been asked what I want by some people, and so far have given few answers, other than I want a (good) surprise. But that’s not really going to happen without a few subtle hints. So for anyone reading this who actually knows me (there might be one or two of you out there…), here are a list of some things that I would be very pleased to receive.

  • The Elements of Typographic Style – Bringhurst
  • Any Michael Lewis books other than Moneyball, Liar’s Poker, The New New Thing and Blind Side.
  • A Canon EF lens. I slightly buggered my 18-55mm, and so I now have no AF lenses. Even a 50mm would be amazing.
  • A Blue and White striped waistcoat from Ede and Ravenscroft. So pimp.
  • An iPad. Unrealistic, but awesome.
  • More wonderful things will undoubtedly be added here as time progresses, but for now that’s all I can think of.

    Peace out y’all…

    Update: (I thought of more things…)

  • Espresso machine… (a real one ideally – I have to survive with a Moka Express currently), a Presso would be interesting, a La Pavoni or Gaggia lever driven one would be incredible. I just need an outlet for my free Starbucks beans…
  • Infinite Jest by DFW. Long, probably odd, but I want to give it a try. Try amazon for it.
  • New Nike Hightops. Preferably bright (garish) colours. Some of the Nike 6.0 ones are nice. (http://www.footasylum.com/NIKE-6.0-Zoom-Oncore-High-Trainer-P021398/). In size UK8/8.5/9.
  • Subscription to The New Yorker. Best. Journalism. Ever.
  • Yay!

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