Monday, May 18, 2009

As Seen In My Backyard

The other day I was watching a program on television. I cannot remember what the program was, although I assume it was something on Noggin or Sprout, since the children will not allow anything else to be played in their presence.

Wait, I take that back. They will let me play the digital cable music channels. Unless I start to sing. Or dance. Then they get angry. (How can a 3 year old and two 2 year olds already be so embarassed by a singing/dancing mother?? I will never become a triple threat if they keep this up).

Anyways, I was only paying half-attention to whatever it was I was watching, until it was time for the commercials. We are a TiVo household, so normally we zip right on through the commercials (ba-doop-ba-doop! ba-doop). But something stopped me that day.

It was kismet.

Because the commercial that came on was for the coolest invention EVER!!!

Sidenote: I'm easily swayed by "As Seen On TV" advertising. Not only do I get way over excited about the actual product, I get positively giddy about all the little doo-dads they throw in for free if you call within the next 20 minutes. The whole thing is just so exciting.

There have been a lot of really good products advertised on tv lately (e.g., Bumpits, anyone??? Fabulous!) But this one just spoke to me and I knew I HAD to have it...

The topsy turvy tomato grower thingamajig!! I didn't actually order it off of tv - I'm way too impatient to do that. Plus, the last time I ordered something off of tv (Monster Ballads, if you're curious - oh, the classics! This was before iTunes, baby - I was still rocking my portable CD player at the time, thank you very much), the person I talked to tried to upsell me for the next 45 minutes, and I hate having to say "No-thank-you-but-have-a-nice-day!!" super fast and then hanging up the phone on someone mid-sentence. (I can't help but be nice to telemarketers, seeing how I was one for a few short months in college. Worst.Job.Ever.)

Since Scott was headed off to Home Depot anyway, he checked out the garden area for me to see if they had any of "those tomato things my wife saw on tv." And they did! And the Home Depot guy said they're selling like hotcakes! (not to be confused with pancake puffs.)

So Scott bought me a couple to hang from the pergola. I'm sooooo excited. We'll see how long I can keep them alive - I have a really good feeling about this one.


Anonymous said...

Ooh, I have one of those! Bought it from Amazon last year, but have yet to use it. Let me know if you like it and if it actually works :)

Megan said...

I will! Although I'm not the best person to trust when it comes to determining whether gardening things actually work - I kind of have a black thumb.

Marcie said...

oh my goodness! this is my first time visiting your blog... and I am loving' it!! I loved my Monster Ballads... who am I kidding? I still do!!

Megan said...

Monster Ballads ROCK! I still love that CD - how can it not make you smile?? :-)