If your imagination was any good at all growing up, most of the stuff you desperately wanted just wasn't possible. Safety, money, parents, physics, and the United States government all stood between you and your dreams. But now that you've grown up and are using the Internet without supervision—unless your company sucks—some of those things might actually be within your reach. In case you've forgotten about them, here's a refresher of the stuff you swore you'd buy when you grew up.
For a relatively small sum, your parents could have secured your eternal obedience. But they claimed to "care about your safety," among other unappreciated excuses. It wasn't fair. They forced you to drive your dad's green version that had a giant rotating blade around the yard, but they wouldn't give you your own.
6. Swisher Sweets
As you pined for a horse, you were also mesmerized by that cloud of smoke Clint squinted through and you wanted those fat brown cigs that made it. Even though you'd never had one, you could imagine the taste: leather, 5W-40 diesel engine oil, hickory, America, and the knowledge that no one would ever tell you what to do again.
9. Limo rides
You always dreamed big on this one. You wanted one with a pool and a TV and a helicopter pad on the back. Eventually, you got that limo ride to prom, but you were a little too tipsy and nervous (about your clammy hands which made you more nervous and more clammy) to appreciate it. Next time, instead of taking a cab, hop into a limo. Dropping $60 is a small price to pay for fulfilling a dream.
14. TV in the Bedroom
Watching TV in bed was something reserved for the occupants of the master bedroom, but now you've got a laptop and your parents' Netflix account. If that doesn't quite satisfy you, put a 12-inch CRT TV on your dresser. After all, that's the one you lusted after back in the '90s.