Friday, May 04, 2007

What a Pair

Today was Friday. And, as is our tradition, we were all geared up to hit Hooters and sit by the drink station. Oh, what a happy day it was going to be.

Then, of course, The Mrs. sensed my impending happiness and called me to ask me to come home for lunch because she had stayed up so late while I was out at Fat Camp that she needed a nap. Only she didn't just need a nap. She was, "soooooooo tired [she was] feeling sick."

I wondered if I could possibly figure out a way that I could say I was too busy to come home for lunch and go to Hooters without feeling like a complete jerk. I couldn't think of one. So I went home for lunch.

I tried to rationalize to myself that at least I'd get to check out The Mrs.'s new pair at home. You see, her old pair was pretty worn out from all the use - especially from the heavy toll placed on them by the burden of small children. I had hoped that they would have lasted a little longer. I've seen other people's whose have lasted longer. But it was getting the point where I thought the one on the right was going to drop through the floor any day.

So, I spent a couple thou to get The Mrs. a nice new pair for Mother's Day. Wow, are they ever mesmerizing. After work, I sat there for a couple hours, just staring at them, marveling at how they don't shake at all. The old ones used to wobble and sway and practically leap right out of the room at times. Even Max sat down next to met to watch them. He was pretty attached to the old ones, but agreed that this change was a vast improvement.

They're so fancy and new, I just want to stick my head between them.


14 comments:

Isadora Buttwhistle said...

Bright red? Bright red? What's with the shocking red?

Nava said...

Very, VERY cool!

Do they come in purple?

ellie said...

hip! what's with nava's new pic?

Rhonda said...

I got new ones not to long ago...who'da thought such machines could be this exciting?!
It must be a sign of getting old?!

I like the loverly color!

Nava said...

Ellie, it's a self portrait.

MichaelBains said...

Dang mang! That kinda thing is what I miss most 'bout married life.

'Specially love the metallic sheen! Beautiful!

CherkyB said...

They don't come in purple. But if you pinch them really hard, maybe they'd turn purple.

The red is quite a little scam. You have to buy the most expensive model to get red or the also very cool Blue Onyx. Go down just $200, and they only come in white, silver, and gray.

We, of course, bought this model not for the "Tango Red", but for the Vibration Reduction Technology, as everyone I talked to said when these front loaders hit 1300 RPM on the spin cycle, they shake quite a bit. This one hardly shakes at all. Even with a full load of towels.

cheapskate said...

Conspicuous consumption at its finest! My set (Maytag) is still perky and firm after 23 years of daily use.

CherkyB said...

Yes, well the small-capacity models are known for lasting longer. I prefer the larger capacity models.

blogauthor said...

LOL!!! Way cool. I have pair envy.

CherkyB said...

I thought we were feuding.

Anonymous said...

You've come a long way baby!

Nava said...

Makes sense - the cool colors are more expensive. Same happened with LumiB.

Now, about that Blue Onyx - if we get a red washing machine and a blue dryer, then, by optical illusion, they shall seem, hmm, purple, together, maybe... right?

I'm very happy with the current pair, as is The JohnnyB. No shiny upgrades for now.

CherkyB said...

Or, perhaps you could simply sit in the laundry room with the door closed while you take your "glaucoma medicine", and then everything would look purple.