Two other things I've been wanting to get, which I just ordered from Amazon over the weekend: a sketchbook for my purse and drawing pens.
I'm super excited for my new red sketchbook. It's satiating my craving for something bright to add to my big brown bag, a craving which had me dreaming of an iPad2 with a red cover, even though I don't need it and wouldn't ever get the $650+ worth out of it.
After jumping into this giant ocean of design, I feel like these books and tools are the pieces of drift wood that are keeping me afloat as I try to make my way through the vastness of the ocean.
Sidenote: my current Pandora station is tuned into Sondre Lerche, Mumford & Sons, Ingrid Michaelson, & Young the Giant, which is giving me a good mix of stuff like Silversun Pickups, the Shins, Adele, Iron & Wine, & Timmy Curran. It's quite delightful.