Friday, February 14, 2014
The item: Cuisinart Convection Bread Maker
The backstory: This one was bittersweet for me.
I am Rachel-esque in my propensity for returning gifts. It's not that I don't appreciate the thought that went into the gift, but I have no interest in keeping something around the house that I don't like, doesn't fit, or just isn't me. I swap it and still think about the person and the love behind the gift when I wear it or use it. (Honestly.)
BUT, on the other hand, if it was a gift that I loved, I have a really really hard time letting go of it when it no longer fits or gets used. (Chalk it up to a weird personality quirk?) That was the case with this bread machine. It was a gift from my father (Thanks Dad!) when we were living in Japan (The land of loaves of bread that looked like this -- hello, Texas toast.), and it was wonderful to be able to make bread that reminded us of home. Once we were back in the States though, it just didn't get used, so now it's living with a mom who is excited to make bagels in it.
Method of expulsion: Sold online.
Monetary impact: $35
YTD monetary impact: $38.88
Confused? Here's what's going on.
PS: Happy Valentine's Day! Or just Happy Friday! I'm not anti-Valentine's Day, but I am all about these bitter cocktails. And I'm sending a virtual nerdy card to each and every one of you.