Three reasons I’d like to get away for a little while:

1. Endless months of political campaigning, complete with robo-calls, debates, and mind-numbing, antagonistic commercials.

2. Super-storm Sandy, and the heartbreak of those in her path.  For those of us who were luckier, it’s still gut-wrenching to see the survivors standing amidst the wreckage of their homes, pleading for help.

3. (I know, this one’s pretty frivolous!) Christmas commercials…already.  Okay, yes, it’s a break from the political garbage, but I haven’t even packed away the pumpkins and skeletons, people!  And there are still Kit-Kats in my pantry.  That is just so wrong.

Just when I was thinking we all need a break, this baby popped up in my inbox, from Bed Bath and Beyond:

image via Bed

As Natalie Hartford would say, shut the front door!  This machine makes 48 different drinks, using a combination of your liquor of choice and three mixers.  There’s even an “I Feel Lucky” button if you can’t decide.

But what really cracked me up was the promo video for the product, featuring two talking  “lady” parrots, and the Margaritaville tune playing in the background.  I’m not much of a mixed-drink consumer, so I won’t be buying it – and the unit is HUGE – but the video is so silly that it’s funny!


Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker Promo with Parrots from Sei Kim on Vimeo.

“It’s like Vegas!” LOL.

How do you like to kick back and relax?  Do you go to a favorite hangout with friends, work on a craft project, curl up with a book and a nice cup of tea, play FreeCell, or maybe just listen to music?  I’d love to hear from you.

Here’s to “getting away” from it all.

Until next time,



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