This Sunday is International Waffle Day. It’s a day that lives on, one we all celebrate, because it doesn’t matter who you are – you simply cannot live without Waffles. I’ve petitioned to have waffle makers installed in convenient locations throughout the Slap Watch offices but apparently some are concerned about the mess.
They’re so easy – can you imagine the convenience of a waffle machine with the little batter dispenser like those cheaper hotels boast? It’d be a continental breakfast all day long.
Since we’ll be celebrating this most joyous and delicious occasion, because I’m one who simply cannot live without my waffles, I thought I’d post a few other things that a lot of us just cannot live without.
1. Portable Computers & Smartphones
We’ve become such a socially connected herd of sheep that if we didn’t have access to these, we would actually be forced to talk to other people at Starbucks or at the dinner table. You don’t have to type “baaa-a-a-a-a”, you can actually bleat and they will hear you.
2. Comfortable Jeans
Why has it become so hard to find comfortable jeans? Even worse, it’s nearly impossible to find comfortable jeans that last more than a single season. This is why I cling to old jeans that should have been retired ages ago. Yes, I still have mom jeans hiding somewhere, with the high-butts sported by Jessie from Saved by the Bell. You show me a long-lasting comfortable pair of jeans and I’ll replace my wardrobe.
3. Electric Garage Door Openers
When I was young, we still had an electric garage door opening. Our version included my father pulling up to the house and laying on the horn until I would wander out and lift it for him. I like the new models better.
Last summer there were wide-spread storms that knocked out our power for three days. That means THREE DAYS without a blow-dryer, a crock pot, cold drinks, Facebook, electric garage door opening, charger… I’m not down with that. Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman was fun to watch – but I don’t want to live it.
5. Remote Controls
As much as I loathe having a remote control for my flat screen, another for my mounted soundbar, one for the stereo, one for the lights and ceiling fan, another for the Blu-ray and a universal that’s supposed to run it all (but can’t be programmed by any of us), I can’t live without them.
Mainly because if I want the family to pay attention to me, I can ‘misplace’ them and suddenly everybody in the house remembers life beyond the television.
If you’ve ever found yourself in the position that life is rolling by far too quickly, I urge you to get in line with everyone else attending a baseball game. The national pastime will demonstrate that even a few hours can be made to seem like an eternity.
Be honest now – which would you give up first; your smartphone or your plumbing? What’s amazing is that some people have phones and mobile devices with “flushing” apps. If you’re willing to give up plumbing then I pray we don’t share the same neighborhood.
8. Slap Watch
There might be people willing to go watchless out there, grabbing the time from their smartphone or guessing it based on the relative position of the sun to the prime meridian of the Greco-Roman star dial of Olympus… I prefer my Slap Watch. It ranks right up there with Waffles.