I know! How crazy is that? Blogging about your vacuum cleaner. HAHAHAHAHA!!! hahahaha…..ha.
So anyway, I went to Bed Bath and Beyond the other evening, armed and dangerous.
There are certain stores I could just wander around all day in a stupor. Pretty much any office supply store, The Container Store, and Bed Bath and Beyond.
I don’t know what it is exactly, because in reality, I hate shopping. Or maybe it’s just the waiting in line at the end, when all humanity goes out the window and the woman in front of you doesn’t bust out her checkbook until everything has been bagged and totaled and who writes checks anymore anyway?
But Bed Bath and Beyond has this thing I call the Wall O’ Utensils. Behold:
It’s like walking through Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, trying to decide what to eat first. You can never have too many utensils.
Remember when I discovered I had a few redundant kitchen items last year?
from the post entitled My Name is Margaret and I’m a Utensilholic
So anyway, as I was traversing the chrome and plastic-filled aisles of domestic nirvana, I came upon this beauty:
I stopped in my tracks. My palms began to sweat. Yes, it was a Dyson and yes, I already owned a Dyson, but this…..this was a PURPLE Dyson, are you kidding me??? I love purple. Why can’t they come out with the cool stuff FIRST?
You might be thinking, “Don’t even THINK about buying another Dyson! Do you know how expensive those things are? You CAN have too many vacuum cleaners, Missy!”
Granted, you have a somewhat valid point there. Allow me to address each of your concerns.
First of all, yes I do know how expensive these things are and this one in particular, the purple one, was $549.00, which might sound like a lot of money to you, and it is, but you’re talking about a lifetime investment. Would you want to own fifteen vacuum cleaners that were cheaper and didn’t, well, suck (or, suck well) so you kept buying new ones every couple of years as you pined for the perfect cleaning machine? Or would you want to make a one-time up-front investment that in the long run will actually save you money and a lot of heartache because it sucks so well?
Secondly, I agree whole heartedly that you can own too many vacuum cleaners.
Which is why I only have two. This one…
And before you get your panties in a bundle, there is a good reason I own two.
Because I’m lazy and live in a two-story condo and one is upstairs and one is downstairs.
OK, that’s not the real reason. Up until last year I lived in two cities (Sacramento and Los Angeles) and I had two of everything. When I moved up to Sacramento full-time and began consolidating and selling and donating, I couldn’t part with either one of them. I loved them both equally. Plus, do you have any idea how expensive those things are?
If you think I’m crazy, you should see Kathy’s love song slash music video that she made over at The Junk Drawer. It is an ode to her new appliance. Her post is called I Heart My Dyson.
And now, a Dyson cheer:
We’re Dyson women…,
And we are proud…,
That’s why we blog…,
So very loud – all riiight!
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