May 24, 2011

I have a big package.  See?

This arrived for me today.  I knew exactly what it was – I’ve been waiting for it to come!  Wanna see what’s inside?  It’s…

…crumpled up paper!

BUT WAIT!  There’s more!  There’s something underneath that paper…




Could 5-7 business days already have passed since I ordered it?  I guess so!  I felt like screaming, Kermit The Frog style:

But I didn’t.

I brought it home with me after work, and that means that I now have two RediSetGos.  My brand-new one, which is still in the box in this photo, and my old one, with its broken timer and its non-stick surface that’s bubbling, cracking, and peeling off:

But I don’t have two RediSetGos anymore.  That’s because my old RediSetGo had one final adventure, down the hall in my building.  Meet your new friend, the trash chute:

You’ve been good to me, old RediSetGo, but this is where we must go our own separate ways.  I’ll be returning back to my home, and you’ll be journeying two floors straight down, into a dumpster:

You’ve brought me so much joy, old RediSetGo… whether it was in the form of an egg scramble (the very first RediSetGo meal that I documented for this blog!) or an ostrich burger.  Oh, old RediSetGo, remember that time we made savory spinach pancakes?  And it was you that helped me rediscover brussel sprouts, which is now a favorite vegetable of mine. 

You can check out all the meals I’ve created in my old RediSetGo – all those posts are archived in the My Favorite Posts section of the blog, which you can access by clicking on… you guessed it… “My Favorite Posts” at the top of the page.

We’ve had a lot of good times, old RediSetGo, and I won’t forget them.  But I need a RediSetGo I can rely on, so I’m afraid this is goodbye.

Goodbye, old RediSetGo.

I already know how I’ll inaugurate my new RediSetGo… but it involves a main ingredient that I don’t have in my house.  Hopefully tomorrow I’ll have time to swing by the store!

Keep it up, David!

Counting the Days…

May 14, 2011

Anyone want to guess what I’m holding in this picture?

Any guesses?  Anyone?

It’s confirmation of my purchase of a new RediSetGo!

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged about the RediSetGo, my very favorite infomercial product (watch the infomercial here).  Here’s the thing: my RediSetGo has seen better days.  The timer is broken and the non-stick coating is starting to peel away (which is no bueno).  It’s been about a month since we played What’s In The RediSetGo, and almost a month and a half since I spent a Friday night on a failed shopping trip, when I came home without a RediSetGo in my hands.

Earlier today, after talking with a co-worker about a variety of informercial products, I looked around online and saw that RediSetGos (or is it RediSetGoes?) were on sale (25% off) on Amazon.  Their price was now $29.99, and since they qualified for free shipping (a great Amazon perk), that’d be the total cost.  Meanwhile, the RediSetGo website is currently running a promotion where you get TWO RediSetGos for $69.80, or $34.90 apiece.  Lastly, compare that to the As Seen On TV Store at the mall, where my friends Heidi and Tom saw them for sale (and promptly texted me) for $69.99 eachHighway robbery!

Amazon, you just made yourself a sale!

But wait, there’s more!  As I went through the checkout process, I learned that I had an Amazon credit or gift card that I hadn’t used.  I’ve been racking my brain, but, honestly, I have no recollection where this came from (it’s been a while since I’ve purchased anything on Amazon – but I’ll take it!)  That knocked $24.01 off the price, meaning I only paid $5.98 for a brand-spanking-new RediSetGo!

And I only have to wait 5-9 business days before it arrives!  I don’t know if I’ll be able to sleep until then.

If you want to get a $29.99 RediSetGo, then click here.  You gotta act quickly – as of right now, as I type this, they only have 4 more in stock.  Who’s gonna get them?

Keep it up, David!