Just Set It and Forget It!

09Jul12

It’s been nice getting the chance to spend some weekend time with friends and with Michelle. We miss having Sean around, but he calls us every day to tell us how much fun he is having in Charlotte with his cousins, aunts and uncles. I’m glad he gets the chance to do some fun things in the summer besides just being at home and the opportunity to spend some time with family he doesn’t get to see that much. Michelle and I keep commenting how quiet it is without him around the house, but he’ll be home soon enough.

Since I didn’t do any blogging this weekend, let’s get back to Friday’s question, which was:

What’s the one infomercial item you secretly would love to have?

I think we all have seen something on one of those commercials that we thought would change our lives if we had it. A number of people mentioned to me the Ronco rotisserie oven, the Sham Wow, and the magic bullet. Michelle and I have had a few things over the years. We still have one of the Ginsu knives that Michelle got over 20 years ago, so kudos for them because the product did actually last! We have tried several of the exercise and weight loss products seen on television like the Ab Roller or some of the diet plans, and I have to say they did work. Even the Ab Roller lasted us for a long time. When I was in Helen Hayes Hospital do my physical therapy rehab, Sunday mornings were chock full of these infomercials. I didn’t have any therapy on the weekend, but they would still wake me up at 8 AM to give me breakfast and get me moving. Visitors weren’t allowed until later in the day, so I had hours in the wheelchair or chair in my room to kill and the only thing on Sunday morning seemed to be infomercials. After a while, I seemed pretty convinced that I needed just about anything they had to offer, like the MicroTouch, the EZ Hang, the Lint Lizard and the Sobakawa Pillow. They make everything sound like there’s no way you could survive without it, and over time you start to believe it. I have to admit, there isn’t much that I see out there today that I would actually like to have. Some things seem intriguing, but you really have to question whether you need them and if they actually do what the commercials say they do. I do think the Lint Lizard might actually be helpful, so I guess that would be the one item I would want to have, as much as Sean would like to have the brownie tray that looks like an old ice-cube tray or the Perfect Meatloaf which is basically a loaf pan with an insert.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to answer and a special thanks to Nia Vardalos for answering me on Twitter. For today’s question, we’ll go back to the movies. Michelle and I watched a few movies this weekend (“Tree of Life” was interesting, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” was good) so I thought I would try this one today:

What is your favorite black and white movie?

I grew up with my parents watching a lot of black and white movies and we used to watch all the old Abbott and Costello movies and Laurel and Hardy on the weekends. Think back a bit and I am sure there are lots of black and white movies that you saw and still would want to watch over and over. I can think of a few right off the top that I like, so see if you can narrow down to one that you really like. Think about it and let me know. You can answer on here, or on Facebook or on Twitter. I’ll ask some people on Twitter as well and see how they answer. I’ll post my answer tomorrow.

Since I took the weekend off that mans back to work today. I took on a new writing project so I have to work on that and the other projects I am working on, so it keeps me pretty busy. I keep hoping to get more of my story up here, so maybe I’ll get time to do that tonight. Until then, enjoy the rest of your day and don’t forget to do something creative today!

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One Response to “Just Set It and Forget It!”

  1. 1 MikeG

    Molly Ringwald ‏@MollyRingwald
    @IguanaFlats Impossible to pick a favorite. I love Breathless though…


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