…where the posts are loosely based around a theme, something to spark the imagination and get that community “water-cooler” feeling going. We all need help getting over hump-day, after all.
I Want It!
Ever wonder, when you see something on tv, the internet, or in the store, and think “Oh, cool! I want one of those!” – WHY in the world that particular thing caught your interest? Me too! It’s not something I even remotely need, or ever thought I’d need. I may not even have room for it in my house. But I want it. I REALLY want it. I fight it, but there it is, over there, with that “Buy me now, take me home” look. Ooh, help me stay strong.
Here’s a mash-up of my own “why-the-heck-do-I-want-this-but-it’s-sooo-cool” items. What can you add to the list? And can someone please explain why the heck I want this stuff?
Item #1: the “Quirky” Pivot Power Surge Protector
So we have a pile of surge protectors already: strips, direct wall plug-ins, some with ethernet lines, etc. But look how cool it is – it twists like a snake, or forms a circle like in the picture here. Big chunky cell phone chargers wouldn’t block the adjacent plug. Wouldn’t that be versatile? Maybe for our college-bound son? He probably wouldn’t be caught dead using this, or would get laughed out of the dorm. Sigh.
Item #2: Gun-shaped makeup kit
If this looks familiar, it’s because I featured it in an earlier post. I don’t feel as badly about wanting this one, because lots of you ladies wanted it, too. The only thing holding me back is that I have an aversion to being strip-searched at traffic stops.
Item #3: the Ex Pen Holder Set
Sort of looks like a voodoo doll, but as a pen holder it’s much more practical, don’t you think? I don’t have anyone in mind when I picture owning this item, though I’m sure I could come up with a couple of candidates.
But in our house, the pens rarely make it back to the drawers, much less a special stand. And I think the boys would have more fun with it than I would. OK, that one’s out.
Item #4: iHome® Dual Alarm Clock Radio for iPhone/iPod with Pillow Shaker
You know why I want this one: #1 son leaving for college. The one who’ll stay up until 4am and wake up at 2pm. That pillow-shaking feature? Priceless. I think this one’s still a contender.
On to a few that I’ve purchased that didn’t work out:
Item #5: yogurt maker
Really not sure what went wrong here. Yogurt=yummy! Wouldn’t it be cool to customize our flavors, eat yogurt more often? Such a healthy food. But it didn’t work out that way. It took forever; I could have crawled to the store and back with a sack of Yoplait. Custard-style? Whips? Forget it. Sigh. I’m not destined to be a nature girl, I guess.
Item #6: utensil pot clips
I saw these in a catalog, and mentioned how handy they would be. Perfect stocking stuffers! My darling hubby got them for me last Christmas. I felt sophisticated already: no more dried, crusted spoon-rings on the edge of the stove and countertop. Instead, the spoon right at hand when I needed it. Bliss.
Then reality set in. Lids wouldn’t fit on, no place to store the things, forgot they were there until – gack! – the ring on the stove appeared, I’m a lefty and everyone else is a righty, so holiday multi-cookers would put them on wrong…who knew there was so much involved in a simple little clip?
So, there we are: stuff I want, stuff that didn’t work, and no idea why. Such cool stuff out there, better watch yourself! Anyone have a theory on why we want what we want? What do YOU want?
Until next time,