Decisions, Decisions

Our Hammacher Schlemmer catalog came in the mail this week, and I’m having trouble deciding what to buy. I don’t have unlimited resources, so I need to be selective. I’ve narrowed it down to three items. Maybe you can help me choose.

First up is the Fish Catching RC Boat. It is a 17-inch remote-controlled boat that can catch up to a 2-pound fish. It has prerigged tackle that secures to the boat’s faux engine. You stand on shore and direct the boat back and forth over the area you want to explore. When a fish is caught, you bring the boat back to shore with the remote controller and snag it and the fish with the provided grappling hook. Couldn’t be simpler–except maybe if you sat on the shore with a fishing pole. But where’s the fun in that?

The next item I’m considering is the high-definition camera drone. It captures pictures and video from up to 300 feet away. The images are saved on a 2GB microSD card. Is that cool or what? Think of the possibilities. I could keep an eye on what’s going on in my neighborhood. Make sure everyone’s on the up and up.  If they’re not, I’d have video to expose their nefarious activities. Of course, that SD card can get erased–for a price. It’s not too early to start my Christmas fund. I wonder if this technology is something the government would be interested in?

What about the smartphone controlled electric skateboard? A person’s leg must get awfully tired propelling that skateboard forward. Brilliant idea to make an electric skateboard.  I’m sure it’s perfectly safe maneuvering around pedestrians and through busy intersections while looking at your smartphone. It’s not like you’re driving a car.

The item my husband wants to get for me is the bug vacuum. It can vacuum 24 crickets in 15 seconds. Then what?

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33 Responses to Decisions, Decisions

  1. mrngstr333 says:

    I think the drone would be the most fun. But then, since what goes around comes around, I would have to give up skinny dipping in my pool! LOL

  2. oldereyes says:

    As a former fisherman (who’s given it up because I feel sorry for the fish), I’d vote for the RC fishcatching boat. I remember many times as a young man not being able to cast my line to some remote spot in which I was sure a prize fish was hiding. Then again, if it was a prize fish, it would probably weigh more than two pounds. Then what? I guess I’d lose my RC fishcatching boat.

  3. I think if you’ve got that many crickets, you’re gonna need more than a hoover! 😉

  4. judithhb says:

    Decisions, decisions Susan. My advice unsubscribe from that catalog and go to the mall. There you can make instant decisions and you can see what you are getting. Imagine having to send the cricket thing back. Great post Susan.

  5. dorannrule says:

    I would like the high definition camera drone! Would love to spy on my neighbors and not have to lug around “Pal”, my unused misunderstood fancy camera! I could just send the drone out and tell it to focus. 🙂

  6. I’d go for the bug vacuum for sure. Snuffing up those creepy spiders that somehow make it into my house. Ewww.

  7. Well, sitting drinking my first cup of coffee… yes, I know it is late… I would most likely go with the cricket catcher… After you catch them, you coat them in chocolate and sell them at a ridiculously high price so then, you don’t have to decide on just three, you can buy a whole page of stuff!! Great post!

  8. Lynn says:

    I would definitely go for the Fish Catching RC Boat. That way you can just sit & enjoy a lovely bevy while the boat catches dinner.

  9. Amy says:

    300 feet away, a 2GB microSD card, Wow! I had no idea it’s available. 🙂 I’m still trying to learn to use my canon. 🙂

  10. notquiteold says:

    I don’t think you can beat 24 crickets. You will probably have to wait until they have their weekly meeting to get them all together.

  11. rokaty02 says:

    I love starting my day by reading your entries!

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