Thursday, July 4, 2013

Ummm, I Carried A Watermelon

Remember when Baby walked into the dirty dancing scene in, well, Dirty Dancing, and she said "I carried a watermelon!"  Classic.

I always thought it was Molly Ringwald in 16 Candles, but whatever.

My point is that she felt completely stupid after she said it and totally lost any face she might have had with the rough crowd.

I currently feel as stupid as Baby.  Not because I carried a watermelon.  Or because I'm trying to get in good with the rough crowd.

But because I "earned" this.

Yes, that's a flyswatter you're looking at.  And I earned it because I submitted at least 2 Pampered Chef shows in June.

It's a "classic".  A wild hit in the 80s, it seems.  Not only does it hit the fly.  It has a special sweeper on the fat part.

And that pink thing?  That's a mini dustpan that comes off for the handy sweeping. 

And the pink thing at the top?  A pair of tweezers that handily comes out for you to pull the insect out of the swatter, should it not fall dead and need sweeping up.

This, from the Pampered Chef.  The company that brought you stoneware, bakeware, pantry products, my favorite Manual Food Processor.

And now, folks, the flyswatter.  Because that is exactly what I think of when I think of food and cooking products.

I'm embarrassed to say that I won it !  But I'm even more embarrassed to tell July customers that when they order $60 in products, they win themselves one of these flyswatters for themselves.

Seriously, I feel as dumb as if I said "I carried a watermelon!"

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  1. lol! I think it's funny! company will come up with anything..well almost anything. :) Happy 4th of July :)

  2. Hahaha! That flyswatter is ridiculous. I'm so sorry you won it and have to tell other ladies they can win it, too. I could have lived with the dust pan, but the tweezers were just over the top. Or maybe it was the pink. Of course, we have tons of flies around here these days. Perhaps my children wouldn't hit them and leave them if they had a cute little dust pan to sweep them up.

  3. Oh that is too funny! My daughter the other day asked me if we could have a flyswatter (I don't know why we don't have them...or maybe I do...the thought of her chasing down flies and other bugs all over the house and then screaming when she killed them is enough) I wouldn't want to tell people they could win that either. Haha

  4. I would be very confused as well, I don't see a flyswatter... I would have blurted it out though by mistake, my very good girlfriends say I have a diesease called diaherrea of the mouth, I think they are being so distasteful and tacky but

  5. First, congrats on your accomplishment--the parties, not the fly swatter. Second, consider yourself very lucky that you aren't the type of woman who would actually use the tweezers--you know, because, that woman does exist.

    Nice to meet you--I'm a visitor and new fan by way of LOBS.

  6. Hi, I'm a new follower from the Aloha Friday hop.

    I'd love it if you can follow me back :)



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