Purge Fest 2011 – Day 2

In Life, Resolutions on January 6, 2011 at 10:17 pm

*In case you missed the whole point behind this crazy scheme, check it out here.

**The first eleven pieces of junk purged from our lives forever are here.

12. One coupon book with an expiration date of… oh. wait. seriously? Do you think they’ll still honor it? Never hurts to ask.

13. One tea-steeper-dealy-thing with holes too big to keep the – er, uh – tea leaves inside. So what’s the point of manufacturing such a device in the first place? A tea steeper that in effect serves the same result as just dumping loose leaf tea directly into your mouth. And I used this device for how many years expecting a different result? Oh yeah, just ten. Not too shabby.

But, it has that great chain to hook it to the edge of your cup. It’s all the rage.

14. Hey, look it’s a dusty teapot. You might have heard of these, people used to use them to heat… listen closely… water to make hot tea before the invention of microwaves. I know what you are thinking. How on earth would this thingy work effectively without a tea-steeper-bobber-deal? Well, it wouldn’t. Thus they leave our midst as a pair.

15. A coffee mug lid. But, not just any coffee mug lid. A coffee mug lid with a melty spot that makes the coffee gurgle out under your bottom lip. Not ideal for keeping coffee in your mouth when, say driving… sitting in a meeting with your boss… trying not to look like a total goober in general.

Although, as mentioned previously this-here coffee mug lid was once of value. It belonged to the mug pictured below. A mug from the world’s greatest bagel shop in Ft. Collins, CO. They don’t sell this model mug anymore. Boo to you Mr. Leaky Mug Lid. But to you Mr. Mug, you are mine forever.

16. So, who’s household exactly was this household paraffin wax meant for anyway? I mean, the canning – I get it. The candlemaking – get it. Many other uses? Come on Gulf Wax, you know there are only two legitimate household uses. Why waste my time? I seriously thought I was buying commercial paraffin wax. This is below my pay grade.

And yep, it’s been with us since our Michigan days (see the Meijer tag?). Can you remember when you could buy a pound of paraffin for $1.59?  Oh, nevermind.

17. I do love Cuddly Critters. Who doesn’t? But I just can’t subject the kids to hamsters in their morning coffee. Too weird. And we don’t have a VHS box.

18. First rule of being lost. Don’t move a muscle. What on Earth is Spot looking for? Doesn’t he know everyone else in the world is looking for him?

19. When your kids have this much hair:

They need a stronger styling implement than this blurry little guy:

20. Yes, I know our eldest made this all. by. himself. with a little help. We will think of it fondly.

21. Honestly, if you just have ‘simple nausea’ shouldn’t you just grow a pair?

22. The power of twenty men couldn’t keep me from losing socks in the laundry. Who the heck does this guy think he is?

See you tomorrow for more of the same.

Disclaimer: Dear people who might have given us the stuff you see us now purging with great abandon… It is you we love. Not the stuff. We once loved you and the stuff, but now it’s back to just loving you. And the new stuff. Thanks for understanding.


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