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Chutz
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   Posted 4/6/2009 10:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Please join us for our Koffee Klatch time. This is our few minutes each day when we talk about anything BUT pain...lol CP seems to dominate our lives so we need something to take our minds off of it and think of something fun, introspective or even serious..just not pain!! smhair

Have you bought any cool gadgets lately? Maybe something you saw on TV or in a store. Possibly your friend had a cool gadget and you just had to have one? Or did you spot something in the store that was just so cool. Have you bought any gadgets lately and if so...does it work???

Wow, I'm trying to think of some kind of gadget I have bought and am having a hard time. A friend of mine is adicted to QVC and whatever gadget they have...and you always get 2 of course so guess who gets the other one...lol rolleyes She is very sweet and means well but I have only had one item from her that did become useful. It was a tiny battery operated drink stirrer. Finally wore the thing out after about 2 years of constant use. I did find a replacement recently and I do use it to mix my French Vanilla Cafe' each day.

What gadget have you found lately?
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Chartreux
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   Posted 4/7/2009 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I want to get the gadget that grows tomatoes upside down, I've seen it on TV...
Sure would be great if it works and I'll let y'all know when I order one......
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Chutz
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   Posted 4/7/2009 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
They do work, Char! But they are not new. I had a nursery business for many years and those have been around for probably 15 years or so. One guy at our local farmers market used to start tomato plants in them and sell them at market. His plants had lots of tomatoes on them already. He did start them in his greenhouse tho.

Give it a try and see how you do. You may be able to find them locally or online easily. Not sure what they are charging on the TV deal...most likely $19.95. The first link has them for under $5. The second link is how to make your own. Interesting...

http://www.ikitchen.com/updotoplseon.html?CS_003=740477&CS_010=updotoplseon

http://www.curbly.com/DIY-Maven/posts/1620-how-to-make-an-upside-down-tomato-planter

But this lady might just have the best idea of all. She used one of those "fabric" grocery shopping bags that you reuse. The kind you buy at your local grocery store then use them every time you go shopping. You can get then for under a dollar around here. Here's the link...

http://www.thetuscanhousewife.com/in_the_garden/upside_down_tomato_planter/

Have fun!
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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 4/7/2009 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
OH! We ordered a Slap & Chop from a really enthusiastic guy on the TV by the name of Vince. An
800 number.

It chops up your vegetables and fruits so it's easy to make salads with lots of vegetables or fruits.
You never cut your fingers or anything! It looks just too marvelous.

It hasn't arrived yet. I KNOW you'd order one if only you saw it on TV. KNOW it!

Anyway, Vince has become kind of famous and has been in the news lately. He got his face all
banged up in a fight. A quarrel over a love interest, maybe. Whatever ....

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BigLucy
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   Posted 4/7/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Just had to do it, couldn't help myself, the devil on my shoulder said, "YES, YES, YES," I had a venti carmel frappacinno today.  Naughty devil

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   Posted 4/7/2009 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I wish I had bought a gadget so I could put it in this thread.. HMMMM but nope havent bought anything..lol I hate to shop...
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skeye
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   Posted 4/7/2009 10:46 PM (GMT -7)   
My gadget is my digital reader. It's a cell phone with an OCR program in it, so I can use the phone's camera to take a picture of a book page & the program downloads all of the text onto the phone & the reads it back to me! It is great! It's been helpful, although not quite as helpful as I hoped -- it takes a lot of extra time, as the downloading process is a bit slow, but still, it was worth it!

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Danimal
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   Posted 4/8/2009 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
My gadget is a called a CueCat. If you're really into organizing your library..then a CueCat is really cool (if you're not..then I just seem dorky..but that's ok, I think I am a repressed librarian). Anyway, it's basically an ISBN scanner that you use to scan books into Librarything.com. All the info about your book pops up on the screen and that way you can keep track of your library online for insurance purposes. The CueCat is $15...it's really fun!!

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   Posted 4/8/2009 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
oh ya..and it looks like a cat and it plugs into your computer's USB!!

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 4/9/2009 2:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Danimal, you write re your Cue Cat:

<< oh ya..and it looks like a cat and it plugs into your computer's USB!!>>

That's lovely. But I'll betcha that it doesn't purr or sleep on your feet on cold nights.

On the plus side, it doesn't eat $70.00 worth of food a month or have enormous vet bills for an
ear ache in it's tiny pointed ears.

Pamela smilewinkgrin

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 4/9/2009 2:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I was all settled in my chair with pillows all around me when I realized
I needed to post something.

Well, boys and girls, my SlapChop arrived. It is NOT a good thing. I went
to make a coleslaw with purple cabbage, carrots, and a few onion slices. By
the time I was through with the salad-making process it looked like a goat
exploded in my kitchen. You had to tread carefully across the floor
so you wouldn't slip in the cabbage. The texture was terrible even though
I Slap Chopped a long long time. Carrot pieces stuck to my cupboards.

By the time I finished my coleslaw, I could have made two salads the old
fashioned way. Grrrrrrr.

I can't remember how much the dam n thing cost but whatever it cost it
was way too much. No more 800 numbers for me. EVER.

Pamela

I told you about Vince and his new-found fame. (He's been photographed in Star
magazines with a beat up face.) The newspaper article said that he got
beat up by a $1,000 a time ho oker.
HA! That is sooo wrong. He got beat up by an angry mob who beat him
up because of his stooooooooopid Slap Chop machine. (See above for more
info about this purchase of mine) mad

Pam

Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 4/9/2009 3:54:52 AM (GMT-6)


LLPLUV
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   Posted 4/9/2009 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Pamela

That is an outrage now you have to clean the kitchen also!!!!!

I've always wondered about the tubes that have tops that you can put vegetables or pasta in just add hot water and viola you have food..lol
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