Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Gift Ideas – A Post That Never Posted

So I sometimes like to think I am technologically savvy and can figure out most things technological.  Like when I got a new fancy coffee maker this year I was like “Terry: give it I got it. Back off, I can do it.  I got it, give it. Just let me do it.”  Then a few minutes later I am on the verge of tears and on the verge of throwing my new coffee pot and asking Terry to show me how it works.  I like to think that even when it comes to stuff online I can figure stuff out.  However, in all reality, when it comes to knowing stuff about technology I am somewhere between my 70 some year old grandma and a 4 year old kid (put the two of them together though and I am done for).  So what is my point?  Well, I had this post written and thought I had scheduled it to post the Thursday before Christmas.  I had forgotten that I had scheduled it until I went to post another blog and saw this blog anxiously waiting to be posted.  Apparently I have yet to figure out how to post a blog at a later day and time. SIGH

SO…..because I have been busy, don’t have any better ideas, and don’t want to let a perfectly “good-ish” blog post go to waste, here it is.  Yes it is a little late as Christmas has come and gone, but I figure there are other reasons why a person might need gift ideas so here you go…… 

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I love going to to see what interesting and clever products are for sale.  Sometimes the products are ingenious and I want them or want to give them as a gift.  However, sometimes the gifts are just a little too much and make you say “come on, really?!” as you chuckle to yourself.  So with just seconds to spare before Christmas and if ANY one needs last last last minute ideas, here are some of my favorite gifts I found on their site!  And by favorite it could mean things I really do love or things that I find humorous and totally ridiculous…..ok and still sorta want.
“Why carry around dull and boring USB Flash Drives? Use the Hot Dog USB flash drive and be the envy of all your friends (okay, some of your friends!).”  Yes, WHY carry around a dull and boring USB flash drive?!  I ask that question all the time.  And this looks like it would not be at all a nuisance if you put it in your pocket or purse!

“All in 1 TV compatible gaming system Wood grained updated console case, approx 2/3rd the size of the original 1977 release of the Atari 2600 console 40 Atari Games [20 original classic 2600 games (Pong, Missile Command, Asteroids, Centipede, Breakout, etc.) & 20 new Atari games] 2 Atari 2600 joysticks Power supply & A/V cable Single player and Dual player head-to-head.” I WANT THIS.  I would love to kick it old school with the Atari.  I think it would be fun to yell at the screen while playing slow games that work only part of the time. Aw, memories.

“Perfect for travel / Underwater / Be included in every photo and video / Extends to 18-inches, Closes to 7.5-inches / Weighs only 3.5 ounces Great for personal photos and video blogs No support surface needed Ideal for any occasion - Vacations, Sightseeing, Honeymoons, Camping Trips, Birthdays, Weddings, Parties, Hikes, Parades, Over large crowds”  Ok, while the face the guy is making as he concentrates on taking a picture while holding a bar with a camera on it that is 18 inches away is absolutely priceless, I am not so sure that this little contraption is worth carrying around.  I think instead you would just look silly and get pictures with the tops of your head cut off and parts of buildings you are interested in instead.

Kikkerland Charging Station $25
“The ingenious Grass Charging Station by Kikkerland is a clever way to keep your electronics (and your decor) properly charged. This clever little charging station hides messy cords within a refreshing faux grass design. Great for cell phones, media players, cameras and more, this fun gadget will be the talk of the town.”  Yes, so very clever.  It will fit right in with the other fake grass we have growing in our living room which is right next to our fake rainforest that hides and charges our TV and DVD player.

“This is the ball-point pen that has a built-in video camera, capturing videos or still images with a click of its button. Ideal for use while secured in a pocket, it has a built-in 1.3 MP image sensor that captures up to five hours of AVI video and up to 20,000 JPEG images, storing either on the pen's integrated 4 GB memory (with optional time and date stamp). Its built-in color camera.” For the stalker in everyone….this gift is perfect.

“The new LEGO Stop-Animation Video Camera is perfect for any LEGO fan, big or small. With LEGO Stop Animation Camera you can capture regular videos of everyday situations or you can be even more creative and produce your own Stop Animation Videos. You have all you need: two LEGO mini figs, tripod, Stop Animation Studio Software and easy to use Stop Animation Camera with rotating 1.5” color screen”  I love Legos – A lot.  And I was just telling Terry (no I wasn’t) that I would just love a Lego camera and then here it is. 


“Introducing the alarm clock that runs away and hides when you don't wake up! Clocky gives you one chance to get up like a normal person. But if you try to cheat and stay in bed (you know who you are!), Clocky will jump off of your nightstand, alarm sounding, and wheel around your room looking for a place to hide. Fully adjustable: set it to snooze once before running away.” In theory I must have clocky!  In reality I feel that the first time clocky bolts, clocky will find himself thrown against a wall… soon as I catch the little bitch.

“Bring the FORCE into your game with this officially licensed Yoda Yoda Star Wars Golf club cover. The plush head cover with padded lining and long knit neck protect club head and part of the shaft.” I don’t golf, but I MUST have this. Also, I hate the word shaft.

“Who's the biggest TABASCO® lover in your life? Flavor? We have them all. There will be no question who this gallon belongs to! With up to twenty (20) characters this personalized gift will be a BIG hit. More at TABASCO Country Store®.”  You laugh, but guess who is the proud owner of a huge jug of TABASCO? (Thumbs pointing to myself) Yep, this gal! Now it is not personalized because that is just ridiculous, but I do have enough TABASCO to last till we put our haven’t even been conceived yet kids through college.

“The Mega Moon Mood Hopz are light weight and strong. Moon Hopz are FUN and aid in the development of balance and coordination. They are easy to use and bounce like you are on the moon. Strap on the all New Moon Hpoz Anti-Gravity Shoes and give yourself the ultimate air bounce with every step. The Mega Moon Mood Hopz is a one size fits all, up to USA men's size 9, shoe with platforms that are made More at Toys & Babies “R” Us.”  Right now I am thinking… “Oh my goodness those look so dangerous and that kid looks like she is going to fall and get hurt! Do they come in my size?”  And the answer is YES!  These look like hours of fun as well as hours of trips to the ER for the whole family!

“Ohhh hi! I missed you so much today! Did you miss me? I missed you! Give me kisses! What did you do today? Did you see squirrels outside? Have you ever wondered what your pet sees and does when you're not home? Is your pet an all-day napper or do they get into all sorts of mischief? Just clip this lightweight, compact digital camera to your pets collar and explore your pets secret life!... More at Cabela's.”  As a crazy cat lady myself, I think I want this for me my cats…..and I am sure they feel the same way!  I mean who wouldn't want to know what their pets are doing all day?!  Only problem I see and it is just a small, I mean absolutely minuscule problem, is that when we put anything on our cats, even a little toy that weighs practically nothing, they crawl then fall to the ground like they have a brick laying on them. (So Dramatic)  I imagine that while they wear this, they would not be able to move. At all. Boooo

“You too can bring honor to your family with the ninja umbrella featuring a samurai sword handle. Comes with carrying case for dramatic effect (and easy transport).” NINJA UMBRELLA?! OH HELL YEAH! You bet my ninja loving ass I want this!!

“In the spirit of the Wild West, this holster keeps his beer ready for a quick draw whenever the need arises. Made of rugged leather, it snaps onto any standard belt and the adjustable nylon strap wraps around the thigh for additional support. A fun accessory for parties and tailgates, it also makes a convenient holder when he needs his hands free for grill duty. Holster fits a 12 oz. can or bottle.”  Uh, duh. Why wouldn’t you get one (or two) of these?  I mean who wants to hold their beer anymore, not me.  I want it splashing around and getting all over the place while it is strapped to my leg and I am doing more important stuff with my hands. And this is perfect for parents with small kids.  Just strap that beer to your leg while you hold your baby. Seriously, genius.

“Send PajamaGram pajamas. Free keepsake gift packaging with every order! Pajamas range in price. Our coordinating pajama sets for men, women, and kids are perfect for families who love to have fun. From colorful prints to classic styles, we've got something for everyone, including the family dog!” Even the family dog.  Riiiiight.  See that girl on the bottom right?  See that face she is making?  Yeah, that pretty much sums up how I feel if I got these.

“This Christmas Story Leg Lamp Ornament stands over 5 inches tall. The Leg Lamp and shade are composed of a cold cast resin. The ornament is hand painted and the fringe is made of string.” I MUST HAVE THIS! Infact, going to buy it right now.

Ok,there were a few gift ideas for this next year!  


  1. This made me laugh out loud several times. The holster is awesome. Really?!?!

    I saw that video pen in my husband's geek magazine, right next to a spy pen that somehow let you know if anyone else in the room had a hidden video camera. It made me think, really?, do people just have hidden cameras all the time now? I'm so old.

  2. I'm buying you that ninja umbrella. YOU NEED IT!

    (this post was classic WK style and classic HILARIOUS!!)