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Old September 21, 2020, 05:49 AM
Millard Grubb Millard Grubb is offline
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Default Re: How I'm relaxing to take a break from the news...

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Originally Posted by Dien Rice View Post
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.
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