I’m still sick, it’s making me reallllly slooooow.
We’ve been in consumer mode for a while. We went to buy a new toaster and just couldn’t bring ourselves to buy the very basic model because it had three settings – Low, Pop Tarts, and High. The Pop Tarts setting was a tiny little Pop Tarts logo (that couldn’t be scratched off). Pay to put advertising in my own kitchen? I think not.
Next we’re getting a new vacuum. Reviews on Amazon and Epinions are getting less and less helpful. We’re going to skip past Miele and Dyson and go for a mid priced model. (I’m honestly afraid of talking about which because of the inevitable “that vacuum is awful” emails.) Ask Metafilter has a thread about choosing expensive and sexy vacuums here.