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Dien Rice September 15, 2020 12:36 AM

How I'm relaxing to take a break from the news...
 
Hi,

Sorry you haven't heard from me for a while... Between being a parent to a 3-month-old baby and Covid-19 awareness, I've been kind of overwhelmed and also a bit stressed out... (We're all fine, though!)

So, to take a break from the overstimulation of too much news, I've turned to one of my sources of peace and happiness... which is the...

Hammacher Schlemmer catalog!

I first discovered the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog when it was one of the catalogs included in Skymall - the printed catalog which used to be on pretty much every US airplane. Back in those pre-iPod and pre-iPad days, it was one of the few forms of entertainment on the airplane...

The great thing about Hammacher Schlemmer is there are many things you didn't realize you need in your life - until you see it in the catalog...

For me, this time, it's now this...

The Human Bowling Ball



https://www.hammacher.com/product/human-bowling-ball

That's right, you become the bowling ball to knock down the pins!

And it will only set you back $5,500 (plus $100 shipping)...

The great thing is - being inside the ball, you are automatically self-isolating yourself...

I'm contemplating it... depending on how long this coronavirus thing goes for...

- Dien

nifty nonpareil September 18, 2020 11:08 PM

Re: How I'm relaxing to take a break from the news...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dien Rice (Post 41114)
Hi,

Sorry you haven't heard from me for a while... Between being a parent to a 3-month-old baby and Covid-19 awareness, I've been kind of overwhelmed and also a bit stressed out... (We're all fine, though!)

So, to take a break from the overstimulation of too much news, I've turned to one of my sources of peace and happiness... which is the...

Hammacher Schlemmer catalog!

I first discovered the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog when it was one of the catalogs included in Skymall - the printed catalog which used to be on pretty much every US airplane. Back in those pre-iPod and pre-iPad days, it was one of the few forms of entertainment on the airplane...

The great thing about Hammacher Schlemmer is there are many things you didn't realize you need in your life - until you see it in the catalog...

For me, this time, it's now this...

The Human Bowling Ball



https://www.hammacher.com/product/human-bowling-ball

That's right, you become the bowling ball to knock down the pins!

And it will only set you back $5,500 (plus $100 shipping)...

The great thing is - being inside the ball, you are automatically self-isolating yourself...

I'm contemplating it... depending on how long this coronavirus thing goes for...

- Dien


- - -
Dien!!!! Hi, there!
It’s nanci, and alas figured out how to say hello and applaud you [GJA, and Ankesh] all here! You nailed it with that particular catalog, as one’s parents used to receive their catalog in the postal mail. Here’s to your “item discovery” and welcoming your little bundle of joy, 3-months young to your family! Aloha:) 🙏

Dien Rice September 19, 2020 12:58 PM

Awesome to see you're a fan too! :)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nifty nonpareil (Post 41134)
- - -
Dien!!!! Hi, there!
It’s nanci, and alas figured out how to say hello and applaud you [GJA, and Ankesh] all here! You nailed it with that particular catalog, as one’s parents used to receive their catalog in the postal mail. Here’s to your “item discovery” and welcoming your little bundle of joy, 3-months young to your family! Aloha:) 🙏

Hi Nanci,

Awesome to see your post! And thank you for your well-wishes!

Glad you are also a fan of the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog!

Sometimes, you need a little escape... And it's always fun to fantasize about some of the crazier stuff in that catalog... :)

Best wishes, :)

Dien

Millard Grubb September 21, 2020 06:49 AM

Re: How I'm relaxing to take a break from the news...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dien Rice (Post 41114)
Hi,

Sorry you haven't heard from me for a while... Between being a parent to a 3-month-old baby and Covid-19 awareness, I've been kind of overwhelmed and also a bit stressed out... (We're all fine, though!)

So, to take a break from the overstimulation of too much news, I've turned to one of my sources of peace and happiness... which is the...

Hammacher Schlemmer catalog!

I first discovered the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog when it was one of the catalogs included in Skymall - the printed catalog which used to be on pretty much every US airplane. Back in those pre-iPod and pre-iPad days, it was one of the few forms of entertainment on the airplane...

The great thing about Hammacher Schlemmer is there are many things you didn't realize you need in your life - until you see it in the catalog...

For me, this time, it's now this...

The Human Bowling Ball



https://www.hammacher.com/product/human-bowling-ball

That's right, you become the bowling ball to knock down the pins!

And it will only set you back $5,500 (plus $100 shipping)...

The great thing is - being inside the ball, you are automatically self-isolating yourself...

I'm contemplating it... depending on how long this coronavirus thing goes for...

- Dien


I've enjoyed this catalog for quite some time. Their penchant for finding unusual items is what keeps me interested.

Once you open the catalog, you keep turning the pages because maybe, just maybe, you hope you'll find something that is unusual enough, but hits enough of your buttons that causes you to part with some of your cash.

Dien Rice September 22, 2020 09:22 PM

The most expensive item in the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog is...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Millard Grubb (Post 41141)
I've enjoyed this catalog for quite some time. Their penchant for finding unusual items is what keeps me interested.

Once you open the catalog, you keep turning the pages because maybe, just maybe, you hope you'll find something that is unusual enough, but hits enough of your buttons that causes you to part with some of your cash.

Hi Millard,

Just for fun, I tried to find the most expensive item in the current Hammacher Schlemmer online catalog...

This is what I found! (Though who knows, there may be something higher...)



The five-person exploration submarine...

For you, today - because I like your face - a special deal of just $2.7 million dollars!

https://www.hammacher.com/product/fi...tion-submarine

Best wishes, :)

Dien

Millard Grubb September 23, 2020 09:05 AM

Re: The most expensive item in the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog is...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dien Rice (Post 41146)
Hi Millard,

Just for fun, I tried to find the most expensive item in the current Hammacher Schlemmer online catalog...

This is what I found! (Though who knows, there may be something higher...)



The five-person exploration submarine...

For you, today - because I like your face - a special deal of just $2.7 million dollars!

https://www.hammacher.com/product/fi...tion-submarine

Best wishes, :)

Dien


I'll just have to get my change purse out and pull out some moolah for this nifty little vehicle.

Yep. This is typical for the catalog. :)


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