Saturday, September 16, 2006

I want that!

You'd be amazed what seems like a good idea at 4:30 a.m.

I sure was.

This morning I woke up and had no idea what time it was. The clock is on Jason's side, so it takes some doing for me to see it.

We had to get up early, because today was Anna Marie's first soccer game. I lay there, unable to get back to sleep, for some time.

Finally, I got up, thinking that if it was, say, 6 a.m. or so, I'd get up, make myself some coffee, and get the day started early. Imagine my surprise when the clock said 4:30 a.m.

I got up and watched TV for about an hour. Know what's on TV at that time of morning?


Lots of them. For lots of different products. The ironic thing was, I'd just seen a thing on Dateline on Friday night about fake infomercials, so I was quite skeptical.

Still, I found myself trying to figure out how I'd work some of these into the budget:

1. My Gym. It's about the size of one of those step things I used to use in my step aerobics class, but it has a padded top and resistance bands all around. It only takes up 36", but you can do lots of different exercises on it. I was even figuring out storage space.

2. The Magic Bullet. Now, I've seen this one before, but not in this configuration. We REALLY need a new blender, and this one came with a full-size blender attachment. It also had a juicer, in addition to the smoothie cups and other gadgets. All for the low, low price of $99.99, or three easy payments of $33. How can you go wrong for just a dollar a day?

3. The Pancake Puffs Pan. That's right, ladies and gentlemen. It's a frying pan with round indentations. You fill it up with batter (pancake, muffin, etc.) and halfway through the cooking time, you use some chopstick-like thingies to flip it over and brown the other side. Voila! Puffs of pancakes. You even get an oversized syringe, to fill your pancake puffs with the filling of your choice. Brilliant!

As you can see, I flipped channels quite a bit.

After about an hour, or at 5:30 a.m., I went back to bed. I got a little more sleep, but I'm not sure how much. We've had a busy day - first the soccer game, then a funeral in Arkansas for my uncle's ex-wife, then back to her sons' houses (they live next door to each other) for the obligatory after-funeral stuff.

I've kept so hyped up on caffeine, I'm just now starting to feel the effects of my fractured sleep.

Now, I'll go to bed and try to figure out how to get the My Gym. They said I could bring it home for a month for just $14.95! Sweet!


Valerie said...

i *heart* infomercials. Here in Mostly Smoggy So.Cal, we have a store called "As Seen on TV" and it carries a lot of the infomercial products. Yippee!

Melissa said...

Man, I would LOVE to have a store like that nearby. I'm so stoked that some of those products are sold around here at Walmart. In fact, that's where I got my set of those stacking storage containers with the lazy susan thing. And I love those!

But you know what? I'd rather order stuff from QVC than some random infomercial, even when it's the same stuff. I guess I feel like there's more recourse there if something goes wrong.