Super Sucker

I got the Williams-Sonoma catalogue the other day. It has set my mind a swirling. Did you know that there is an actual machine that makes tiny little pancakes filled with fruit? Me neither! It got Sean all excited as well. We'd almost convinced ourselves that we needed it until I stupidly said we could just put fruit on our pancakes. After a long pause, we changed the subject...to the outrageously expensive knives they sell. This conversation took place before I came across the page that showcased their vacuums.

The pictured vacuum costs, are your ready, something like 1,199 big ones. I naively thought vacuums ranged from $100-600. Talk about rocking my world. Since I spotted this vacuum that comes complete with height adjustments and 360 degree ease of movement (who wouldn't want that?) I can't stop thinking about how I would use this vacuum in order to justify its outrageous price. Here are just a few.

1. Use it to pick up Gracie's messes. Drop a Cheerio? No problem. I'll just grab my vacuum. Why stop there? I'd take the vacuum to church and pick up every one's spilled Cheerios. In fact, I think this is a great idea. The soft hum of the vacuum would put said children to sleep allowing the adults to leave their meetings refreshed and mess free.

2. Laundry? No more. If I'm paying this much for my vacuum it'd better be able to suck stains out of all my clothes.

3. Time killer. Not that I have time to kill, but if I did...
Sean (calling from work): What are you doing?
Autumn (whir of vacuum in the background): Ummm..
Sean: What can you possibly be vacuuming?
Autumn: (long pause...)you know that old box of sweaters that we've been meaning to give to the D.I.?

4. Yard work. Who needs a lawn mower when you can super suck it short? If I was feeling generous I might don an orange jacket and help the folks pick up garbage on the side of the road. What would take them an hour would take me three minutes.

5. Have fun putting it on my face. I don't think I will ever tire of putting a vacuum hose on my face. It makes me giggle every time.

So, is it worth it? No, probably not. Mostly because if I got the vacuum, Sean would have to get a 1,800 knife to make things fair and then would we be happy? No, not until we got that pancake machine.


  1. H-I-L-arious!! Goodness you make me laugh. I need to get my hands on that catalog!

  2. Hey Autumn,
    It's Jaime (Lewis) Atkin, I found your blog through Holly's I think. So good to find long lost friends. Cute family and you are so funny. Our blog is jonandjaimeatkin.blogspot.com

  3. I LOVE the William Sonoma catalog. It is my very favorite to drool over. I also love wandering around the store and I do that far more often than I should.
    If you want a cool vacuum that is far less expensive but just as fun (I'm guessing) - try the Dyson. I LOVE mine! Seriously, I never thought I would love a vacuum but this one did it for me.

    p.s. I really want the WS knives.

  4. If only I needed a vacuum, I would covet it. Have you seen the new rollerball Dyson? It looks cool.

  5. We bought a Kirby a couple of years ago. I'm kind of regretting it now. Yes, it's a pretty cool vacuum, but it has its downside as well. For instance, it's made of steel. Try vacuuming the stairs with that thing! Maybe we can ebay it and buy a Dyson.

    Anyway, what I really wanted to say is that my husband and I were laughing the other day at how ridiculous it's getting, all the specialty things you can buy. Do you know you can buy a special pizza oven? Umm, do these people not realize you can cook pizza in a regular oven and not have to take up tons of space in the kitchen with the pizza oven?

    I saw those stuffed pancake things on Rachel Ray and I actually bought one because they looked so cool, but when I got it home and saw that it was cast iron, I came to my senses and took it back.

  6. That was awesome. All very good uses.