Sunday, 1 July 2012

#292: Life Changing Innovations (Part II)

No more PEZ-like preferences.

My serious, grown-up self just had to have:
  1. Ball point pens -- I learned to write using a straight pen (with a nib!) and bottled ink. The ball point was almost too good to be true.
  2. Birth control pills --  No brainer.
  3. Disposable diapers --  We couldn't buy them when we lived in NZ,  but that that didn't mean I didn't want them.
  4. "Umbroller" stroller -- This was the Smart Car stroller as compared to the SUV strollers that today's young moms are lumbered with.
  5. Wheeled luggage -- Brilliant
  6. Hand-held hair dryers -- Hair care expedited! (My search for hair heaven could fuel a list all by itself.)
  7. White-out -- Pre--Spell Check, but a godsend when I needed it.
  8. Paper towels -- I know there was life before paper towels, but it was so much yuckier.
  9. Portable tape recorders -- Entertainment mainstay for kids, especially.  There are songs I only associate with a tape deck.
  10. Dishwasher -- I never wanted a dishwasher until I had the use of one for a year.  Wow!  So that's what all the fuss was about!
Sherlock Holmes would deduce that the person with this list was clearly a young mother who occasionally tidied up so she could perhaps work on a course or do something job-related.  And he would be right.

My family argued a bit about this list with me.  Colour TV!  Polaroid Cameras! You are missing out the good stuff!   But it was my mid-life, and it's my list. 

1 comment:

  1. Nancy, I do look forward to List #3, the Later Life List.