Monday, November 17, 2008

WARNING: What you are about to see may shock and disgust you

So neighborhood Bunko is playing at my house tonight. It's a fun group, but they are all relatively strangers. Which makes the pressure for the house to look nice (especially among ladies who live in similar houses on my block) especially strong. So when we figured out that our vacuum was fried (and probably had been for a long time, which makes sense since I've been saying it just isn't working) I sent John to the store for a cheap solution. Knowing DYSON was a long way away.

And he came home. With a magnificent, yellow Dyson and a grumbling-but-friendly greeting of "Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday".

So then we stood around all night and watched it transform our carpets. Watched the nastiness build inside the vacuum with every run. What you see below is the first run of the living room. JUST the living room. I was appalled. And fascinated. Apparently, this is not abnormal. But for me, the total clean freak that I am, I was appalled.

We vacuumed each room and came with the same nastiness as the living room. And I'm told if we vacuum again tonight, we'll probably get the same amount of stuff. So after Bunko tonight, I'm doing it. Welcome to my new (literally) dirty little secret.
Also, I've started doing the crazy little thing called Twitter. If you Twitter (or start) please send me a note with your Twitter name so I can follow you! Mine is jandj621.


Emily said...

Did you ever think you would see the day when you get so pumped over a vacuum cleaner?

P.S. I love simultaneously commenting on blogs and emailing. I should probably text you now to make the circle complete. But I refuse to twitter until I get my iPhone.

Elizabeth said...

So Jealous!

Audrey said...

I LOOOOOOOOVE my Dyson! As disgusting as it may be. It gets better. I got mine for my bday about 3 years ago and yes Emily, I never thought I would love my dyson as a present.

Joe said...

Just in time for the baby! But don't be alarmed when the fuzz continues each week. As long as you have a cat, you'll have disgusting Dyson debris... this from a l-o-n-g time feline parent!

not so zen momma said...

I've got you beat on disgusting vacuum residue, I promise.