Ugh, could that last post have sounded any more whiney? Yes, I am very bummed that half of my circle of friends are moving far, far away. I am simultaneously sad and jealous. Someone get me a straw!
To make it up, Iâ€™m likely to be late for work for doing this, but hereâ€™s an abbreviated response to Marge’s current Meme Challenge:
TOPIC: Product Testimonials – In each of the following places, what is your most-beloved item or product? Why should I have one too?
Garage / Yard
Kitchen: I love my kitchen. I adore all of my appliances, both ubiquitous and bizarre. If I have to narrow it down to one, Iâ€™ll choose my KitchenAid Ultra Power stand mixer. I donâ€™t have any attachments for it, but just knowing that I could grind meat and stuff sausage with my mixer only adds to its charms. Which include POWER. Straight up, mixing power. To add to this mixerâ€™s importance in my life, though, is the fact that it was a very generous gift from the personal kitchen collection of a friend of mine who is a famously good cook. (And yet another friend who moved to California, the bum.) Every time I look at Rootâ€™s Mixer, Iâ€™m reminded of a time in my life that was full of food and friends and a lot of wine. (Iâ€™m currently in the clothing-and-friends-and-whiskey stage of my life.)
Bathroom: This is much less romantic, but no bathroom of mine will ever be complete without a Zip-It drain clog remover. I bought my condo from a woman with pets, lots of pets, and she apparently washed them in the tub. I tried two different snakes and an assortment of biodegradeable and evil chemicals on that slow drain until I got a Zip-It doohickey, and have never had to deal with standing water again. (insert choir of angels) Handy hint: the package says to dispose of the Zip-It strip when done. Why? Clean it off, and save it for next time.
Bedroom: Um… all the usual stuff here. Nothing outstanding. (chuckles… ainâ€™t THAT the truth!)
Laundry Room: I spend as little time in it as possible. Itâ€™s dark and cobwebby and cold, and Iâ€™d like it to be bright and shiny and clean. Like my laundry! Um, I use â€œecoâ€ detergent and fabric softener. Save the Earth, yo.
Car: Standard transmission, Baby. Keep them automatics away from me. When I drive, Iâ€™m driving. I donâ€™t need no stinkinâ€™ car telling me what to do. Well, except for the special little dashboard light that my car illuminates when Iâ€™m due for an oil change. Thatâ€™s handy. And something I should have taken care of this weekend.
Desk/Office: HAhahaha! My desk is in a state of chaos! Iâ€™d recommend a maid. 🙂
Garage/Yard: I couldnâ€™t live without my grill, but I might take a step towards a composter here. I donâ€™t have much of a garden, but a composter doesnâ€™t make THAT much dirt anyway. Mine is the pyramid model from Gardenerâ€™s Supply Company. I put in kitchen scraps and leaves from the yard, and I get enough dirt to amend my little flower bed in the springtime. Yay, nature!