Isn't it weird how when we are children, we have these long lists of THINGS (physical possessions) that we WANT; and by the time we are adults we have lists of things (many intangible) we need, but have trouble asking for material things. I guess that at my age, I either purchase the things I want, or decide that they are too expensive to really need. So, when people ask me "what do you want for Christmas," I feel uncomfortable asking for something I haven't already bought for myself, because at some point in time I've decided it is too expensive, or frivolous, to spend the money on for myself.
Things I would love to have:
Karen bought me a really awesome GoPro HERO3+, but I really would like to have more of a chance to use it for something other than a desktop camera. I'm not the type of guy that is on an outdoor adventure that lends itself to attaching a camera to a helmet and filming myself biking up and down the fast paced trail on a mountain bike, or skiing down a mountain slope, or hang gliding, or skydiving. I might video myself hiking on a trail, or exploring the great outdoors with the scouts, but I also want to be able to see what I'm filming. To be honest, I'll use it more like a super durable camcorder than a strap and go device.
Even though I could technically use my LG G3 phone to function as a viewfinder, that would mean holding two devices, and using up phone battery power. So, the better solution is to add the view screen to the GoPro.
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
- The LEGO Movie
- LEGO Marvel Avengers
- LEGO Batman
Some other things I would like to receive for Christmas:
To date, with the exception of a few things that Karen has purchased for me at the scout shop, no one buys me anything with a beaver on it. It has been a little disappointing. Not at all like what I have seen other scouters experiences to be.
This past year, I finally completed all of my tickets, and earned my neckerchief and second bead. It would be neat to receive some Beaver regalia to celebrate that achievement. I guess the difference is that most of my scouter friends who have completed Wood Badge, also come from families that have scout traditions over several generations in their family. They understand and appreciate what the critter means to the Scouter. Jack is our family's first Boy Scout (I was only a cub scout for a little more than a year), and I'm the first scouter (scout leader). So, my expectations were not realistically founded. Still, it would be nice to receive random gifts and tokens to celebrate my graduation as a Beaumont Benevolent Beaver of Wood Badge Course C3-312-14-2.