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post #1 of 64
Thread Starter 
I asked people on my blog to post what the stupidest stuff is that they own. What about you guys? What is your absolutely lamest thing that you own?

Mine was my treadmill, until I got rid of it and stated walking outside.

What's your's?
post #2 of 64
My friend gave me an "Eggstractor". You boil and egg, pierce it on this thing and then it supposedly peels the egg for you. Im keeping it around a month and then plan to get rid of it.
post #3 of 64
I love my treadmill I use it at night, when it's too cold to go out for a walk and when DD is sleeping.

I own a Healthrider which is sitting in the garage, I need to get rid of it ASAP. I also own a rice cooker which I never use, I cook rice on the stove.
post #4 of 64
Thread Starter 
I'm not anti-treadmill, but for me it was just soooo boring. I could not force myself to use it, but could go for even longer walks outside...until I quit exercising months ago :

The Eggstractor sounds absurd.

Keep 'em coming!
post #5 of 64
I was helping my mom rearrange her kitchen and I found a box of powdered calcium-- I'm 31 and she gave it to us when we were kids and had "growing pains"-- she thought it would help. Nasty stuff- it never did help either. I made her throw it away.

For me:
I have 2 things, both of which are leaving on the next trip to the Rescue Mission--

1. A paper log roller. http://www.lehmans.com/jump.jsp?item...CT&itemID=2863
I am annoyed with it-- but apparently people still like them. Anyone interested??? (it was inherited)

2. 50th Anniversary Wedding cake topper from DH's Grandparent's anniversary.
Why??
...because MIL and FIL got married
later in life so MIL wants us to keep it, because we're the only
ones likely to use it!! (we have been married for 5 years) So.... I'm supposed to keep it 45 years....
Just so you know, it's plastic and lace with 2 swans...
post #6 of 64
A manequin leg.
post #7 of 64
Thread Starter 
Well see, Vancouver Mommy, I think THAT sounds brilliant--not stupid!
post #8 of 64
Thank you! Finally somebody who gets me. When DH and I moved in together he thought I was nuts.
post #9 of 64
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Originally Posted by Vancouver Mommy View Post
A manequin leg.
Well, now you just need a light bulb and lamp shade and you'll have light for the front room window



We had a used CPR dummy at my parents for years. We put it to good use though. My brother and I tied fishing line to the arm and made it wave to cars going by. I took him in the passenger seat of my first car when I went on my first big trip by myself to visit a friend in college. I thought it would look like I wasn't alone for safety's sake. I think I just made people laugh a lot though.

What do you have just a leg for? Be more fun to have the whole thing.
post #10 of 64
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Originally Posted by simonboy'smommy View Post
Well, now you just need a light bulb and lamp shade and you'll have light for the front room window



We had a used CPR dummy at my parents for years. We put it to good use though. My brother and I tied fishing line to the arm and made it wave to cars going by. I took him in the passenger seat of my first car when I went on my first big trip by myself to visit a friend in college. I thought it would look like I wasn't alone for safety's sake. I think I just made people laugh a lot though.

What do you have just a leg for? Be more fun to have the whole thing.
**snort** Thats too funny!
post #11 of 64
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Originally Posted by simonboy'smommy View Post
Well, now you just need a light bulb and lamp shade and you'll have light for the front room window



We had a used CPR dummy at my parents for years. We put it to good use though. My brother and I tied fishing line to the arm and made it wave to cars going by. I took him in the passenger seat of my first car when I went on my first big trip by myself to visit a friend in college. I thought it would look like I wasn't alone for safety's sake. I think I just made people laugh a lot though.

What do you have just a leg for? Be more fun to have the whole thing.
post #12 of 64
I don't have anything really ridiculous anymore. Not since moving 3,000 miles from "home" because I had to get rid of almost everything.

f I haven't snuck it into the trash bin yet, in the garage he has a funky racoon tail thingy. *shudder*

Something I find fairly ridiculous is my MILs gift to us last year. A popcorn bowl with small bowls.. okay, not that bad, but space killers. But the ridiculous part was a box of toxic microwave popcorn and a wooden dispenser for packaged bags of popcorn. 'Cause we eat that stuff, right?

Once I start decluttering the kitchen, that will have to gooooo!
post #13 of 64
Thread Starter 
OT: GinaRae I LOVE the picture of your husband and your peanut butter Picasso! My daughter, at around the same age, thought it would look and feel wonderful to smear a stick of butter all over the kitchen floor as we were scurrying around getting ready for a trip...
post #14 of 64
I have gotten rid of so much lately, but I still have our curly fry maker-purchased from shop at home when I was 12 years old, BTW. I couldn't get rid of it, and now my kids think it is the coolest thing ever! And its probably healthier than buying bagged frozen fries!
post #15 of 64
My juicer is pretty ridiculous... I bought it when we were trying to follow the "You are what you eat" diet. I think I've used it 3 times, but I'm never getting rid of it since I paid too much.
post #16 of 64
I'll go along with the needless small appliances. DH bought a juicer and breadmaker last year. Both take up a lot of space and neither is ever used.
post #17 of 64
I have dozens of Welch's jelly jars from the 70's with like Looney Tunes characters on them.

I don't want these things yet I can't get rid of them.
post #18 of 64
I think we have a lettuce spinner or two somewhere in the garage. Who needs dizzy lettuce?

The previous owners of this house also left behind a vintage black metal TV tray with pink poodles painted on it. I should clean it up and try to sell it, now that I'm thinking of it.

I had a broken accordion that I only got rid of a couple years ago. I actually bought it broken. Oh - and I don't play the accordion. One of my many, "WTF was I thinking?" purchases.
post #19 of 64
[QUOTE=simonboy'smommy;10247216]Well, now you just need a light bulb and lamp shade and you'll have light for the front room window

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LOL

That movie always makes me cry.
post #20 of 64
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Originally Posted by Authentic_Mother View Post
My friend gave me an "Eggstractor". You boil and egg, pierce it on this thing and then it supposedly peels the egg for you. Im keeping it around a month and then plan to get rid of it.
I want it!


My wierdest thing hmmm, could it me the painted doll head in my darkroom? Yep, I think that may be it.
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