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Ah yes. I too consider this quite the luxury. You will enjoy it immensely, I guarantee.
What did it say? Why did the moderator remove it?
I edited my comment and added a link shamelessly promoting a personal project of mine so the mods nuked it from orbit. I deserved it.
The original was:
Next month I'm moving into the first place of my adult life that has a washer and dryer in-unit and I feel like it's going to change the course of my very existence
Oh my god, it really does though.
You can wash all your clothes at once, and just walk around naked in the interim. It’s amazing.
Respect for owning it.
Make sure to do the regular maintenance on the units. It sucks when they break down.
Oh it will, I lived in a small apartment without a washer/dryer hookup. Moved last year, and its honestly amazing. You really have to live without something to appreciate ut
How often do normal human beings wash their bedding?
I throw mine in once a week. This includes sheets, pillowcases, comforters, throw blankets etc
That must be nice. It's just not feasible for me to take all of that to the laundromat once a week :(
Once a week for sheets, change pillow cases every few days, comforter atleast once a month if not more
Depends on when you shower
Holy shit, this sounds like me! I'm in my 30s and I finally have a place with a W/D, dishwasher, garbage disposal, fire place.... Let me be real with you, these are all game changers.
Yes it will. I am fortunate that in house washer/dryer and a dishwasher are no longer a luxury - they are non negotiable. A garage was on the really really really want it list when I bought a house and I got it.
Vacation days that are mine. Not just sick days, not just visiting extended family, not just wasted on errands and household emergencies.
I blew off traveling to my wife's family meetup at Thanksgiving this year. We travel EVERY FUCKING YEAR, for over 20 years now and I am getting super burned out now. She went and I stayed home and had Tday with the cats. It was glorious.
It's amazing what even just one single day of relaxation can do for you.
I actually took one today because I woke up honestly physically sick from work stress and called in. Holy. Shit. Mental health is such an important thing to take care of and I am glad I did.
Dude, we travel 10 miles away every year and I'm burnt out on it. haha. I would love to not see family for Thanksgiving one year and just chill in my PJs with the wife and kid.
not just visiting extended family
I moved away from all of my family so they expect every year for me to take 1 week out of my vacation time to spend on just visiting them. I can't do it anymore as often as I want to because it really wasn't a vacation. It was me running around trying to please everyone and telling the same stories over and over and over and over to different people. Not just that but my wife has to endure this and it isn't fair to her either.
This year, we're taking trips for us. If anyone wants to get angry about not seeing me this year, our door is open for them to come visit us.
running around trying to please everyone and telling the same stories over and over and over and over to different people
That was me until I realized I could just stay in town for a day or two. I'd call a family gathering at some local hangout with decent ambiance and say I planned to be there for hours x thru y on date z.
And if they wanted to make it a point to see me, they could. If they didn't, no hard feelings. Couldn't get away that night? Okay, catch you another time.
I'd feel differently, maybe, if these people EVER traveled to see me in the last 30 years. They don't, so I don't feel like I owe them much.
Not fair, is it? I moved away from my family, too. My wife is from South UK, I’m originally from the North. For 8 years, I’ve travelled around 20-25 times to see them. They’ve done it once, in 2010.
The first year I decided to use those days on me instead of banking them for visiting family over the holidays was amazing. I've made them accept that I'm only coming to visit ever other year.
I hope if they got upset that they come to you occasionally as well. Why should it always be you to them?
In my particular circumstance it's because I have no where to host them. I live with roommates so it makes it a little difficult, whereas they have my old bedroom as a guest room for people coming in from out of state.
I spent a week and a half off work around Christmas. I didn't go anywhere, mostly just hung out around my apartment, played some new video games, and went to the gym a bunch. It was glorious.
I started working at a university this year and they close for the holidays and it felt like the greatest luxury ever. For almost two weeks I could just relax and chill.
For me, it's vacations period.
Didn't get one last year minus a day or two where I can get away with not doing any work.
A clean, quiet, living space.
I’m moving in March, but every apartment complex I look at either has roaches or is as rundown as the place I’m living at now. These places are asking $800+ for mold, bug invested, dirty units.
I just want to live closer to work and have some peace. :(
Where you livin bruh? That sounds shit
It’s in UT. So many apartment reviews say: “Do not come here because of mold/bugs/roaches/drug dealers etc.”
My own apartment complex is old, noisy, lots of shady stuff going on alllllll the time. We had several people OD last year in my building. I recently had my shower stop working and that took 6 weeks to repair. Ridiculous.
Has housing in UT really gotten that expensive? It wasn't anywhere near that bad when I lived in SLC.
I live in a studio in Draper for $750 a month. I’ve looked into anything much nicer and it jumps to $1100 and up pretty much everywhere around me.
Yup. Just signed a lease for $1030/month in Midvale because I got a new job in SLC. Housing rates keep rising and rising.
My wife and I are moving from a very small apartment in Provo with little to no amenities, but the rent was only $720/month.
Sounds alot like CA, cant find a decent studio for less than $1100 it feels like
In regards to the bugs, I'd recommend getting some Cimexa. It is a powder that kills bugs like bedbugs and roaches. The powder is harmful (causes respiratory issues) if you breathe it in, so wear a mask when applying it, but once the dust settles it is harmless. You use a powder duster to apply a thin layer of it in the walls. When bugs crawl over it, it dries their skin out and soon kills them.
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is another product you can use for the same purpose, though it isn't as effective. Just make sure it is food grade DE and not pool grade. The food grade is very safe (you can even eat it, though I wouldn't recommend it), while the latter is harmful. Like Cimexa, you shouldn't inhale diatomaceous earth when applying it.
Read up on Cimexa and DE before you move (there are lots of good Youtube videos about using them) and consider dusting the walls of the apartment before you move in.
I don't need to tell you what you already know, but steer clear of mold/ hidden mold/ any signs of water damage :-( My bf and I recently moved out of a bldg(Brooklyn) that had toxic mold. Hell no I won't pay through the roof for sick bldg syndrome. We ended up moving to a beautiful, clean two story unit in FL. Sigh.
This was one of the best things I have ever done for myself. I HATED going home. The place was always filthy - overflowing garbage, full sink, half-eaten food, mold in the bathrooms. Wild drunken parties with drugs and minors. The landlord wasn't maintaining anything. I leak in an upstairs bathroom finally rotted out and collapsed the ceiling in the ground floor.
When the housing crash happened in 2007 I finally bought my own home with all sorts of nice tax credits, building grants, and the contractors throwing in extras for free. A place just for myself. Clean, quiet, and brand new.
On my last trip to the old place to get the last of my stuff there was an eviction notice stapled to the door (landlord hadn't been paying his mortgage). My old roommates asked if I had room for any of them at my new place. It was SUCH a feeling of satisfaction to tell them I didn't have room for any of them (actually I had two empty bedrooms but screw them).
I want to get my debt paid off, and keep it paid off.
This year I pay off my car and student debt. I will be able to finally breathe. But it seems that every single time I pay some giant bill I get another one right away
I know that feeling.
I was 100% debt free two and a half years ago. Paid off the last of it right before a Disney vacation with my wife and kids. A couple of months after that, my youngest was diagnosed with diabetes, which cost a ton.
This is one of the best things about my life right now. I am beholden to no one. A worthy goal.
YOU CAN DO IT!
I paid off $3500+ worth of CC debt and have since used my CC's only for buying gas. It's amazing to see that $0 balance.
Same here. Good luck!
I'd like to have one fucking month where I don't worry about money.
It would be fun to just sit down one night and come up with a daily plan for what I would do for a month if money was not an issue.
My dream is to finally cross "Play game of Cat-and-Mouse with student loan companies" off my weekly to-do list.
1st-30th Video games 31st Lament I won't be able to play video games all day anymore
I want a best friend that would also call me their best friend.
From what I can hear, they're fantastic - but it seems selfish to want to be somebody's favorite person.
Wow, this has been my lifelong goal... I am always thinking about how people have their sidekick, always seemingly inseparable. And i’ll meet new people who already have that someone, and i feel i’m intruding or won’t be as meaningful as them. I am blessed with many friends but not one who would call me their true best friend back to me.
My definition of this is someone who is like what family should be, accepts you and supports you. (excluding marriage scenarios for this.)
Make sure you are willing to reciprocate that level of intimate friendship back. If your friends don't feel like you would call them your best friends, then they aren't going to do the same back for you. Also sometimes you have to be the one to show vulnerability around them first, so they have a chance to express how much they care about you. If you always play it cool and don't express to them when you are feeling sad or needing help, it keeps them at arms length and prevents intimacy. Do it in small safe ways to start, like being bummed about your favorite sports team not doing well or something, and the friends who engage you on that level and try to cheer you up are the ones you can be more open with later, and could be "best" friends.
I wouldn't call it selfish if you were someone's favorite person for a reason. If you put in the time and work into the friendship and they reciprocate, I'd say it's pretty even for both! Just remember, there's a bunch of potential best friends out there. The trick is finding one of the fuckers.
I hope you find a best friend this year! :)
I've recently graduated college so it feels weird to not be surrounded with loose acquaintances. While it stinks, it's making me appreciate the friends I have even if they aren't "best" friends. Hopefully this is the year!
Source: someone who graduated 6 years ago and still have some good friends from college: Keep the friendships "fresh" if you value them. People will move all over the place after college, and some will drop away, but it really will pay in the long run to keep in touch with the people you really like. They will come visit you, and you should visit them, and even if you only see each other once a year it will feel really special. Every time you visit one of them it will freshen up the friendship and make it last even if you end up not seeing them again for years.
Life goes on for a long time, and before you know it, you'll have a small selection of people that you've been friends with for 10, 15, 20 years, and even if you haven't talked to them in a while, if something happens they will have your back. You'll know someone is your friend if they visit your town and make an effort to be sure you have some quality time together. So be that friend too, visit your college friends when you can, and make it a priority to have quality time with them. You definitely will find at some point that some people really aren't your friend if they visit your town and make no effort to see you, so don't be that guy who visits the town of someone you actually like, but make no effort to spend time with them.
Hey, I want to be someone’s favorite person too, I’ve never had that. I wasn’t even my mom’s favorite kid
Are friends a luxury? Maybe specifically a boyfriend?
"Hello, Uber Eats? I'd like a large sausage..."
Courier is on the way.
Johnny Sins, 5.0
why would you post this on reddit. now your inbox is going to be crammed by dick pics and desperation
I'm sure there are millions of guys on reddit looking to scratch that itch.
Not doing that again. Not unless they are already local. My first bf was from reddit. Not doing long distance again.
anyone who loves, care for you at your back and manage some time to talk to you everyday from their busy life is a luxury, be it a friend or bf, gf, anyone! 💜 love them back a million times and cherish your every moment spent with them.
A never ending amount of cash.
I am a simple man.
All I ask for is a chance to prove that money can't buy happiness.
I like this one. Almost sounds profound.
Everyone knows money buys happiness. That expression is a lie that we tell kids so that they think everyone has the same opportunity to live a truly happy life. Born rich or poor. Bunch of bs and we all know it.
A trip for my fiancé and I to visit my grandma in Maryland to celebrate our birthdays together. She's turning 90.
He's June 5, my aunt is June 11, Grandma is June 14, I'm June 15, and my cousin is June 16.
Edit: forgot to put my grandma's birthday
Since we're not talking necessities it'd be new glasses.
But there are more pressing items on the list.
There have been so many kind offers. I don't know what to say. Thank you all so much.
I'm in tears. Thanks for the offers.
The glasses are still luxury item for me and since money is tight at the moment I haven't seen any optician in a long time. My current glasses are from 2011 and hold up very well. I don't know how the prices in the USA or anyplace else for that matter are. Plastic lenses with anti glare and extra slim for about -6 Diopter cost €250, w/o frames. Just an reference.
Have you tried Zenni? They have glasses starting at $7. I got mine for $15 including shipping and they're better than the ones I used to get at brick and morter shops.
Tip with Zenni: The worse your vision is., the more expensive it gets. Mine cost me $87 with extra fees because my vision is so bad my lenses are non-returnable. ::sigh::
Same boat, but not as bad. My last pair was $40, but they were $7 frames. But, my local optometrist was charging me about $200 for comparable glasses.
You need glasses? I want LASIK. I’m saving for it. $4,500.
Hey why don’t I buy your glasses for you. They shouldn’t be much. PM me your Rx.
Wow, what a kind offer. I couldn't possibly agree to this. Had to see the optician to see if I need stronger glasses. My current ones are from 2011.
May I ask what tipped you over to LASIK? I mean the quality of life upgrade is immeasurable. Being able to see w/o a tool, being able to do sports w/o the need for contact lenses or (for the longest time) with blurry vision must be a dream. But I am much to afraid from the procedure and it is said that it won't take long until one would need glasses again.
Man, I thought this thread would have more truly luxury wants and desires. It’s just full of regular ass shit that people aren’t getting day to day. Life’s sad. Hope y’all get what you want.
I'm moving to another state and getting to keep my job remote (yay!) and I will suddenly be getting many small luxuries, this year. All the extra hours and hard work is actually paying off, for me. I couldn't be happier, I really feel the gratitude because everyone knows the feeling of working your hands to the bone and fearing there will never be a payout.
My luxuries I want this year are so simple; I want to wake up whenever my body tells me it's time, I want to take a twenty minute walk every day at my leisure, I want to spend more time with my pets, and I want to be able to keep my house clean without being worn down from a long day of work.
Be careful with working remotely, it's easy for you to be forgotten. "Out of sight out of mind", and all that. But if you can keep job security and be productive from home then that will be a huge quality of life improvement!
I'm our corporate event planner - we have 80-100 person education events twice a year, and that's my major position. I also am the rep between our offices and our IT vendor. :) HOPEFULLY I'll be fine!
Ordering the food I want, and eating it.
IN PEACE, AND WITHOUT KETCHUP!
And I want to say "TONIGHT, WE WILL NOT NEED A KID'S MENU but fuck it, bring the crayons, I'm feeling creative."
Travel and continue travelling. It's somehow a luxury to me as of now because I have to pay rent and I'm paying a car, but I really want to go to the beach this year and continue exploring Mexico.
To not feel so fucking tired all the time.
New glasses: I wear contacts 95% of the time. I haven't gotten new glasses in like 5 years and they are now off enough to be noticable.
Kingdom Hearts 3. My brother and sister in law are even going to lend me a PS4. I have the funds to buy one but so far this is the only game that makes me want to own one. We'll see after I play the game.
Bigger luxury: being able to poop without blood and not have my butt leak clear fluid from the torn skin and hemorrhoid. It's been over two years and I'm about where I don't care what it costs. I'm going to make an appointment with a colorectal doctor soon.
I want the luxury of knowing what I want to do with my life. Right now I'm at a crossroads of "Do I want to keep doing what I am" and too paralyzed by fear of failure to make a move. It's probably not what you're asking, but where I am.
Same. Stay in my current job and try to work towards a salaried position? What if I get it and suck at it?
Go back to college? For what? What if I finally choose a major and hate whatever job I get?
I can tell you, having interviewed dozens of people on the career paths - it is scary to change things completely, but everyone I’ve asked who has done that has been much happier and doesn’t regret it.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take, and all that. You can do this!
I've lost around 30 pounds out of 100 pounds that I need to loose. I've lost that 30 pounds in about 4 months. I'd love the luxury of bragging that I've lost 100 pounds.
A boyfriend would be nice too though a coworker has informed me that I'm "weird weird" so that might not happen but I'm proud of that too.
Edit: for anyone curious, this coworker is both one of my favorites and one of the better employees. The owner scares off all the other people who might be better. You're first check or two is paid cash under the table while he decides if he likes you or not. In the year I've worked there they've hired 50 new people and retained 5.
I got a husband while I was fat, and weird weird. I then lost 120lbs. We’re both weird weird and happy.
My husband and I are both "weird weird" and managed to find each other. It's so fun being weird together. Other relationships were either dull or awful. Hold out for somebody who's your kind of weird.
And congrats on the weight loss! 30 pounds is still quite an accomplishment.
A bathrobe that isn't missing its belt loops (cord loops? its not a belt...)
Its in the post, but I still want it now :/
I want the chemo to work well enough that I don't need narcotics. And don't die.
A steady job that pays well that I dont hate or drives me go drink
We are hoping to buy a house with a yard. It'll be awesome and the doggy will have a place to run around.
Edit: By popular demand: http://i.imgur.com/1GtrqJP.jpg
The doggy, not the yard!
My wife really wants a yard. I don't get the appeal. In my 32 years on this earth I've never mowed a lawn and I don't want to start now. I like the city.
For me, the yard work may suck, but I want some damn space I can spread out and not feel on top of my neighbors. I also would like a small veggie garden, so there's that.
But townhomes, apartments, tiny lots with giant identical houses all sound like utter hell to me. I'd like to be able to look out of a window and see something that wasn't just directly the side of another person's house.
My wife wants a yard too, but I grew up with a several acre yard and KNOW I never want to touch a lawnmower again. If we get one, she will solely be responsible for maintaining it.
Get rid of the grass and grow clover instead if the city will let you. Clover doesn't grow tall so fast and all the tiny purple and white flowers look nice.
I don't understand why something as high maintenance and totally boring as grass is the default everywhere.
I think it's because it's high maintenance and you can't eat it is the purpose. It was to show off that you were wealthy enough to have land you didn't build , grow or graze on.
Be able to pay off my credit card debt.
I didn't qualify for the full amount of student loans, so my credit card was abused during my university years. I'm still paying off the consequences of that. Luckily, I'm 23 with a salary job (a luxury in on itself).
I was young and dumb and had a good chunk of credit card debt. The interest alone was close to $500/month. I realized at the amount I could pay off a month (about $1k while still living comfortably), I'd end up paying close to $20k in interest or something insane. I ended up applying for a personal loan to pay the whole thing off and the end interest ended up being like $8k with still paying $1k/month ($968 to be specific) and after 3 years it'll all be wiped clean.
If it's somewhat severe, this is sometimes a good option, however definitely do your research.
An extra-long clawfoot tub, which I will not get this year, probably not ever until I move into a different house.
I'm 6'2" and one of the things I want the most in my house is a tub I fit into. Sadly, even with a complete remodel of the bathroom there's really no room for it.
Maybe the next house...
A reliable car! I don't need anything fancy. I worked on my credit and it is in the mid 700's. I just need 1K for a down. I am so excited. I would really like a Toyota Corolla. Like a 2013. I think 10K on a car is fair. Also, a new phone. I have an S5 that's had a broken screen for like two or three years. I would be happy with those two things. I am easy to please.
If you're happy with how your phone functions other than the screen, you can get the screen replaced for like $50
I wish I was really rich just so I could venmo you $1K for your car.
I hope you get that money this year so you can get a nice reliable car though! The feeling of not knowing if your car is going to start or overheat or whatever is the worst.
This year my twins just turned 1. I moved from full time to part time and I make the same money. Our daycare bill was cut in half. I gifted myself monthly housecleaning. They’ve only been here once and I can already tell it’s going to be a game changer. Knowing that things are going to get clean at least once a month whether I get to them or not is a HUGE burden that’s no longer weighing me down.
They say that spending your money to get back your time is the way to go!
We have a friend of a friend come do basic cleaning once a week and it’s amazing to come home to a clean house.
We were terrible about it and instead of cleaning a bit every other day or so, we’d have to spend like a whole Saturday cleaning the house once a month. No regrets.
Federal worker here. I'd like to get paid.
Edit: Thanks for the kind words of support everyone!
I read that Chase bank and some other large banks are offering assistance to government workers during the shutdown, I’m not completely sure but I think it’s interest free bill coverage.
Yes! They are offering interest free loans, it covers what their usual paychecks are, and is being offered as a loan every 2 weeks
But not USAA lol
Definitely not all banks, to my knowledge. Navy Federal is offering 0% up to $6k if you have existing direct deposit set up with them, without a credit check I believe. USAA is offering a one-time loan of $2500 at 0.01% but with a hard credit check, so many people are applying and not getting approved for the loans.
Hardly “let us know what your bills cost and we’ll cover them until you get paid”. My spouse is active duty USAF so thankfully we’re unaffected, but I have friends in the Coast Guard who are selling their possessions to continue to afford caring for their special needs child. It’s pretty heinous.
makes sense since the back pay is virtually guaranteed
I know words don't equal a check, but just wanted to say I am so sorry for what you are being put through. It is wrong. Just flat wrong, no matter where Americans fall on the political spectrum. They dont need to play with your lives this way. Hang in there. The majority of Americans are on your side.
You need some yellow jackets!
Americans? Rioting? That’s funny.
Isn't that the reason they want to keep their beloved guns though? To fight the government, when the government is corrupt?
It is the reason. No one is willing to be the first person labeled a terrorist though. No one is willing to be that guy who the media will dub a psychopath, the government will label an extremist, and the public will cheer the execution of for the sake of fighting back.
Living in Washington, I’m looking forward to having a car with a working heater and defrost vents that actually blow air onto the windshield.
Current heat source - 12V seat warmer from Amazon
Current defrost - a microfiber rag to continuously wipe away condensation from windshield
I’m turning 30 this year, and the past 7 years of my life I’ve been working my hands to the bone in a career that involves frequent travel, while living with my parents who live 400 miles from my hometown. This year is the year I leave my job and buy a cheap house in my hometown where all my friends are. I want my life back. I want my friends back. I want to start a family. And I can’t wait to feel like a normal human again.
A bit of free time every now and then
A wood-burning fireplace in my book room.
Yea you can just toss them in there when you're done
It's my first time going into a new year in a relationship, I'm very much in love with my girlfriend so I'm looking forward to the comfort and love that comes from it.
A girlfriend that doesn't repeatedly lie to me would be greaaaat
Kingdom Hearts 3, Spider-man PS4, and a Nintendo Switch.
In that order.
Robotic vacuum that goes on hardwood and carpet and is good for doggos. It's literally been on my list for years, but I've never had a couple extra hundred dollars around.
A cleaning lady
I convinced myself that I couldn’t take a vacation this year. That every penny I made, and even the money I had saved up for a trip, should be put on some debt I have.
My mom helped me re-fi my debt, and convinced me that I still deserve to live and enjoy things as long as I can at least make my monthly payments and feed myself.
My friend and I are about to book a day at a Lithuanian bathhouse with Black Sea salt baths and saunas and all kinds of spa treatments. It’s probably the most luxurious thing I’ve ever done, and I can’t wait
a new phone. I have a $60 prepaid thing and while it's totally functional, it'd be awesome to have something nicer.
I want Phillips Hue lighting
A stable job maybe!
A man who truly likes me and wants to grow and become better people together. 🙄
I'd really like to take my husband to a playoff game if his basket ball team makes the playoffs this year. It's looking like they might, so I've been saving up a little.
Proper eyesight. I'm scheduled for LASIK in two weeks.
Peace of mind lol
A baby. We’ve been trying for 6 years and ivf is on the cards this year! Woop!
BEST OF LUCK!!!
Baby is awesome, and I wish you guys the very best!
I hope I never know a day in the rest of my life, that does not contain my daughter. She is the very best part of my wife and I.
second birthday...poop with the door closed
Mine is 3, and he still won't leave us alone
I want a nice ass coffee machine and a white board.
I want a nice ass, coffee machine, and a white board.
Barring that, I'd love if we could afford to get our fireplace fixed and functional before next winter. We're experiencing a wicked cold snap right now, and our drafty old house is almost as cold inside as it is outside.
My own house. One where I don’t have to worry about random people coming over, or weird phone calls. One where if I want to leave dishes in the sink, I don’t get disapproving stares. A room big enough to call a room for my son, not an elongated closet that acts as his “room”. One I can take pride in, and decorate how I want, not how the main resident wants. I need my own space, and I can’t get it.
being debt free lmao. Or a new car
Those 2 things don't usually go hand in hand
I'd like to live by myself.
I'm almost 30, and have had roommates for my entire life. I think it would be nice to have my own space and not have to share.
A boat. Which I just went ahead and bought this week.
To spend more time with friends after work or on weekends.
I spend a lot of hours at work. When I get home, I don't have much time for hobbies but I guess cooking dinner or tomorrow's lunch for myself has become...a hobby. I think after a nice dinner with friends, someone mentioned I don't go often, which is fair since I live in the suburbs instead of the city.
I'd like to a few nights a month just grabbing a quick drink or long dinner with friends, just enjoying life with others who will/are going to remain lifelong friends while we are all still relatively young.
Privacy, currently living in a hostel with 5 room mates one of which is my boyfriend. Also a double bed, sharing a single is difficult some times.
This is going to seem monumentally mundane, but I want a smart television.
See, for the first time in over a decade, I'm living on my own. Prior to this, I've always shared space with a significant other... but a shake-up in my personal and professional lives has left me as the sole occupant of a fairly large townhouse. It's kind of a bittersweet situation, but it does have one noteworthy perk: For the first time since college, I can throw the sort of upscale dinner parties that I've always wanted to host.
You may be wondering what a smart television has to do with upscale dinner parties, and I'll tell you: Gatherings of that sort almost always include a fair amount of wine, and wine almost always induces inebriation. (If that's news to you, then just wait until you find out about beer!) Inebriation often leads to merriment... and merriment, in my experience, is helped along rather effectively by the presence of games from Jackbox.
If you're not familiar with those games, then here's a quick crash course: Try to complete the prompt "This bizarre thing happens to me whenever I post on Reddit." Now, imagine a group of people all trying to complete that prompt at once, with each of them doing their best to out-naughty one another. ("Naughty" becomes a verb when the game in question is being played.)
Anyway, it's a little bit difficult to gather everyone in the living room if there isn't some form of entertainment being offered there, and the games in question have the irritating quality of being incompatible with blank walls.
As such, I'd like a smart television.
TL;DR: I want to cause drunken mischief, so I need a television.