Sunday, September 11, 2011


It's fate. Yesterday I was looking up prices for immersion blenders so I can make my own apple butter this fall, and whaddaya know, has the Euro-Pro Ninja Warrior on sale for $30. And it's normally $70-80. I guess that means I have to buy it. Here is the Amazon listing. So if you're reading this on September 11th, 2011, GO GET ONE BEFORE IT SELLS OUT. All the Woot sites are deal-a-day sites, and once it's gone, it's gone.

If you're curious about comparison shopping for this item, the Cuisinart immersion blenders start at $30... the reviews for Cuisinart's aren't as good as the Euro-Pro, and it doesn't come with nearly as many accessories.

Went to a wedding reception last night, where a gift was a picnic table. A really nice one too! And the bride got saucy and danced on said picnic table. That's how you know it's a good night.

On a more somber note, I can't watch the 9/11 coverage on TV. I started tearing up and had to walk away from the living room, and it still bothers me. On September 11, 2001, I was in my BIO 105 lab looking at trees outside when a classmate mentioned something about a plane hitting the Word Trade Center. We all discussed it a little, but went back to the lab work we were doing, not realizing the impact of what had happened. Our lab was a short one, so I actually got back to my dorm room just in time to see the second plane hit. Classes were canceled for the rest of the day. It got to the point where people turned their TVs off. We just couldn't handle seeing it happen again and again. It makes me wonder how things have truly changed. Are we a stronger nation, or just angrier?

"We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another." --Jonathan Swift


  1. I am unbelievably happy that I checked my feed reader right now. I've been wanting to get an immersion blender for awhile and voila! You've totally helped me out. Thanks, lady!

  2. Hey lady - responding to your comment on my blog here, since you didn't leave your email address.

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    Hope this helps your decision! Let me know if you have any specific questions!