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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Swag

As I've previously mentioned, getting married was fucking awesome! Mostly because of the presents & cash.

With all our gift certificates, a few returns & a 10% off anything on the registry, SB & I scooped us a Dyson w/ the pet hair sucker upper. It's a $600 & we got it for $70! The suction on this bad boy is amazing, it even removed parts of the old nasty indoor/outdoor carpeting on our sun porch. And even better than that, you can push a button & use it on the bare floors. Bare floors! I'm not sweeping again!

We also scored a butt load of gift certificates to Macys & got some awesome shit for "free". SB finally got the food saver he's been coveting for months. At first I thought, oh great another appliance to the home furnishings graveyard. BUT upon seeing the mighty bounty in SB's garden & how fucking cool it looks when it sucks all the air of the food saver bag, I quickly changed my mind.

Also, we now the proud owners of a Dirt Devil, handy for cleaning out the tent.

And best of all, I got a super duper pimped out foot bath. I got shamed at the salon on my wedding day by the manicurist because I don't slough my feet daily. Now I can soak, slough & moisturize every night of the week.

And in case some people think I'm a selfish bastard, yr still mostly right but I did donate all our previous kitchen & bath stuff to the local domestic violence shelter.

11 comments:

KLo said...

I think donating your old stuff was classy ... a lot of people would try for a yard sale (unless it was totally fugly, in which case ... ;-))

Congrats, and enjoy your loot! I'm coveting your footbath right about now.

SoreLosersGaming said...

Doesn't sound like the right reasons, but cool stuff :P

phairhead said...

KLo: aw shucks!

Shockgrubz said...

Gratz on the union! It's kind of wierd, but I really love the word "Slough". Might just be me.

phairhead said...

shock: oh damn...me too! :D

Jon in Albany said...

I use our vacuum sealer whenever possible. I found a nice place to buy cheaper bags too (thesweetattack.com). I froze a bunch of corn last summer. It was a real treat to eat this past winter. I have to find some time to do it again. Works great with meat too.

phairhead said...

Jon! Yr back :D thanks for the tip!

Ashly Star said...

Sounds like y'all ended up with some awesome loot. ;) That's awesome picking up a Dyson for that price, kind of jealous haha. Congrats!

phairhead said...

ashley: i'm going to make it my mission to get you one then!

Lydia said...

There was a story on the local NPR station about how awesome the food saver system is and how necessary it would be during a zombie apocalypse. gotta love npr.

phairhead said...

lydia: holy crap! i'm not telling the husband that, it'll give him ideas!