Poor Poor Pitiful Blender

One of the side effects of starting the Carb Lover’s Diet during the summer was a noticeable increase in the number of smoothies consumed in the house.  Don’t get me wrong, I love smoothies.  But J.D. decided that he really loved smoothies more than any other breakfast option.  Six months later and you can see the outcome.  That would be our ex-blender.  I wish I had taken a picture of the parts that actually disintegrated.  There was no salvaging this baby.  I actually stepped out of the shower and wondered what was on fire.

The good news is that we had one on standby.  Apparently I moved it around, house to house for an entire decade, just for this moment.  (Please ignore the messy counter top.)   I believe that last real action this bad boy saw was blending Slim Fast powder with milk in 1982.  (Mmmm, chalky cocoa flavored goodness.)  Who knows why my grandparents bought it in the first place.  And dear god is it loud.  Bean cover’s her ears the runs by the kitchen in an effort to make it to the living room without doing too much permanent damage to her eardrums.  I’m inclined to get her noise cancelling headphones for the holidays.

In the meantime, here is a lovely close-up so you can truly appreciate the harvest gold mellowness of the old girl.  And also see that it is a Waring blender, you know, like the one made famous by the Warren Zevon song.  Does Waring even make blenders anymore?


2 thoughts on “Poor Poor Pitiful Blender

  1. LOL. I eat a lot of smoothies too–at least one a day–and I go through blenders like crazy. I have to replace mine every 4 months or so. I have tried buying more expensive ones, but they last as long as the GE blender I get for $20 at Wal Mart.

    • I imagine that a newer one is going to show up under the tree this year. The amount of noise this one cranks out is almost punishing at 7am. Good tip though about the expensive ones. Thanks!

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