Saturday, January 03, 2009

My new gift

Over the holiday we had numerous grab bag gift exchanges.  I really enjoy this type of gift giving because not only is it fun, but it's also somewhat of a competition.  And if you know me, I am all about competing.  

At one particular gift exchange a hot item was opened and I stole it.  I don't know if Jason's aunt is ever going to speak to me again, but every time I give myself a facial and a pedicure I will think of her.  And I am sure every time she sprays herself with the perfume she ended up with (that I purchased) she will think of me and plot out her revenge.  

At a separate gift exchange I once again was the stealer of the bunch (do you see a trend here?), but it came back to bite me in the you-know-what.  I ended up getting some assorted chocolate goodies so it wasn't a total loss.  But I really wanted the digital outdoor thermometer.  

Ever since we moved to Ohio I have no way of knowing what the temperature is outside.  Back home in Indiana I could dial a local phone number and it would give me the time and temperature.  I am not sure such a number exists here.  So I was on the hunt for my own outdoor thermometer and off to Target I went.  

Would you know that out of the six racks of different models, only one was left.  One.  They were completely sold out of the others.  That left the decision making pretty simple.  

I got home and took out the directions.  It is supposed to be mounted outside on a window.  I couldn't believe they actually had to write this:
"For your own safety, do not lean out of the window."

There must have been issues with people falling out of their windows while trying to install their thermometers.  

I lovingly handed it over to my husband and let him finish the job.  Aren't I nice?

And further in the directions there were multiple precautions.  One I found amusing read: 
"The contents of this manual may not be reproduced without the permission of the manufacturer."

Oops.  Don't tell 'em, ok?

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