A Question for the Audience
One of the many hilarious scenes in the book is when a character announces that a certain inanimate object has changed her life. The scene made us both laugh out loud. For a couple days! I won't ruin your experience by telling you what is so fascinating that it has changed her life... it also won't be as funny without her "delivery". ::I seriously just snorted as I wrote that::
So it got Nina and I thinking about what thing has changed our lives. Mine is actually 2 things, but they're almost the same so I'm not forcing myself to choose. The ipod and the iphone.
Ever since high school, I have had terrible bouts of insomnia. I'll go 3 or 4 weeks at a time with only sleeping 1or 2 hours a night. That becomes a little problematic after a while. So, when I went to the doc and told him I refused to take sleeping meds, he prescribed another kind of medication... coffee! It allows me to be functional, and doesn't mess with my erratic sleep schedule. Ever since then I've loved it. My first job was as a barista in a coffee shop, and I still miss it sometimes.
The day I bought my first coffee maker was glorious! I went to BB&B and scoured the shelves. I knew exactly what I wanted. A white kitchenaid with a timer, and a 12 cup carafe. I bought it. I took it home. I brewed my first pot. I fell in love.
Last christmas I was at my parents, and realized my mom had an espresso machine stashed up in that crap hole of a cabinet above the fridge. (Come on! You all have them.... and you know it's full of shiz.) The poor thing had been up there for years. YEARS! I dubbed that day "operation: free espresso!" I tried to steal... I mean.... rescue it. And got caught. By my mother. Well, crap. So I decided I wasn't beyond begging.
I begged my mom to give in to me. And she said no. I pleaded. And she still said no. I even did that pouty thing that ALWAYS worked when I was 5. Alas, I am no longer 5, and she still said no. So, for now I have another white kitchenaid coffee maker. It's great; don't get me wrong. But one day, I will have a better one. Because coffee has changed my life!
But we want to know: WHAT ITEM HAS CHANGED YOUR LIFE?
Posted by Spinecraker