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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Crazy For Roomba

You know you're nuts when you're upset for winning a GPS.

Am I crazy? Those of you who already know me are presently screaming "YES!" but I ask again, am I crazy? Give me an answer based on my thoughts and actions regarding this LG gps unit.

Here's the nutshell: Today I won an LG LN730 Portable Navigator, and I don't want it.

Everybody wants a GPS right? So I'm slightly crazy already. Now here's the way tons crazier part: I want the prize my workplace is awarding next month, an iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner. Crazy, right? A guy wanting a vacuum over a GPS?

The problem with this prize is that I already have a totally dope GPS unit, which I also got for free nearly 2 years ago. Sure, the LG is pretty rad too, what with MP3 & WMA playback as well as a sweet Photo Viewer with the SD memory card slot.

So am I crazy?
Wanting to pass up a GPS with those super-cool bonus features and likely having a faster processor than my Sony?

I am crazy: crazy brilliant! I can trade the GPS for the Roomba, because who wants a vacuum? Nobody! And who wants a GPS? Like, everybody! Even agoraphobics would find this particular GPS useful and fun.

With the Photo Viewer they can show their friends all the crazy things Zippur the cat licked from their bellybutton last weekend. And they can download all their favourite songs to it and rock out to Supertramp when they're layin' a coily. Rad!

Now, I don't really need all that. When it comes to photos and music, I'm older than Jesus. Photo albums and CDs are abundant at my house. But if my house were Roombafied, I'd never have to clean the floors. I could sit on the busted Ikea couch watching Robotech reruns all day, drinking Vodka tonics and dropping Cheeze-its and Melba Toast all over the floor while my lil Robovac hovers at my feet in suck mode.

Yes! It would be like having a robomaid, or a dog, or a 2-year-old son. I'd throw it food and it would just eat and wander aimlessly, occasionally bumping into things like the TV. Ah, I'm already in love with my imaginary Roomba. So, am I crazy or what?

Update: GPS traded!

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Blogger Ms. Creek said...

BUT BUT BUT you could use it on your millions of vacations!

11:22:00 PM

Blogger Techie Guy said...

A Roomba would actually be cool:

1. Don't have to worry about dirty floors.

2. Entertainment for the kids (at least for my two).

3. Put the my youngest son on the floor and let the Roomba clean him at the same time.

So many possibilities.

11:07:00 AM

Blogger Becky said...

You have two options, give it away for free to one of us, or sell it on ebay.

11:25:00 AM

Blogger Patti said...

I would rather have a roomba than a GPS too!

12:34:00 PM

Blogger Michael Manning said...


11:36:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

So this eBay thing... is it the answer to all life's problems?

11:53:00 PM

Blogger SJ said...

The roomba sounds like a cool thing to have around. Can you teach it tricks?

4:58:00 AM

Blogger Techie Guy said...

eBay is not the answer to all life's problems, but you can probably buy the answer there.

9:00:00 PM

Blogger Katie said...

Nope, not crazy. I hate vacuuming almost as much as I hate being lost, so for me, it's a toss up.

4:22:00 PM


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