It’s that time of year again where we go to the mall so our kids can sit on bad Santa’s lap, rush around for last minute gifts, hand make wrapping paper accessories (you don’t do that, it’s just me? okay, fine), not to mention setting goals for 2011 requiring introspection about 2010. Which begs the question- have you been a good boy or girl?
The AG team was given a piece of ruled paper and one of those giant pencils to write their letter to Santa and here’s what we (those of us who could stop squirming for five seconds to write down our wish) came up with as our top wish list item:
“I would like a Sony L Series in black already loaded with the Adobe suite- it’s a touch screen pc that’s 24″ of pure awesomeness. It comes with everything- 2TB of storage, Blue Ray, plus it’s really sexy. I need a strong, fast production machine that outlasts the one year life expectancy of most desktops. Actually, I want two- one for the office and one at home.”
“It’s no secret. People judge us in the blink of an eye. In the real estate business you have to look your best and ooze confidence. I’m pretty sure I could really succeed on a new level if I wasn’t balding. If Santa is really making a list I want him to put THIS on it. If that was a no-go, I’d ask for a 13 inch version of the shiny new, Macbook Air because it’s sleek, sexy and cool.”
“No more pining away for a MacBook Pro, I finally went out and picked one up a few months ago. However, since I’m fairly practical, I would really love two wireless keyboards—one for home, and one for the office. My long term goals include closing lots of short sales, sitting a little bit further from the laptop screen, and avoiding carpal tunnel syndrome. I think that the keyboards would really help in respects. Also, I would not refuse a few wireless mice or trackpads either.”
“As cliche as it is, yes the iPad would be my first pick. If I wasn’t waiting for the next generation model, so maybe just a gift card for now! For me it really is about reading web content, the rest of its function I find better done on my laptop. I spend a few hours each day catching up on blogs, articles and researching what others are doing in the online marketing space. Much of this is done while ‘reclining’ in the later hours of the evening, so something more comfortable to hold yet capable of complete browsing would make me a touch happier and more productive!”
“Santa, could you please bring me a customized Mercedes-Benz SL600 studded with 300,000 Swarovski crystals? I know the gold one has already been sold and is rollin’ on dubs in Dubai, but Texas really needs a flashy car like this and I think I would be the best person to drive it. I would be willing to give people rides, but no one is allowed to touch the car and must wear disposable footies before entering my vehicle. Actually, I just want a MacBook Pro. See what I did there? I aimed high so my request would seem small… come on, Santa, I’ve been so good this year!”
“The iPad is on the top of my list. Actually, it is my list! With the Evo4 I am buying this week, I look forward to being able to tether that baby to my iPad and having access to my presentations, website and internet access instantaneously. I may even be coerced into a few games, apps and books to use while I’m on the road and waiting.”
“Sigh… Isn’t she beautiful? I harbor this romantic notion that I can conduct at least half my real estate business on bike if I set my mind to it. All she needs is a snazzy basket and a Realtor decal for the back. She would be my bold carbon neutral personal branding statement along with toning my legs and freeing my spirit. Sigh…. Does anyone have an in with Santa?”
“I want to pimp and “tech up” my wheels next year and so first on my list is a car holder for my iPad -I need it beacause I spend lots of time in my car and ever since I had my iPad it travels everywhere I go with me and comes in very handy when on the move. It is currently perched on my lap as I drive which is clearly not clever or safe. So I need it to avoid being arrested for ‘driving with undue care and attention’.”
“I have all of the tech toys that I want and I’ll go against the grain and wish for NOTHING pertaining to Apple products, instead I wish for funny things. I really enjoy funny shirts and the one pictured to the left is one that I really want and would appreciate if Santa would bring it down my chimney. But if he believes Sugar Hill Gang invented rap and disagrees with the assertion, then I want a handmade necklace featuring an outlet and a fork, crafted locally by a fellow Austinite. Santa will say that it’s impossible and I’ll tell him to quit being lazy and go to Etsy.com (see? here it is, it’s real!).”
What is the top item on YOUR wish list?
Are you like our team here at AG and mostly ga ga over Apple products or are you dying for a new office chair? Tell us in comments what your top wish list item is… Santa’s listening!