Sunday, March 14, 2010

10 Useless Things That I Can't Live Without

When Caro asked me to be a guest blogger for her, I asked if she had a specific topic she wanted me to write about. She sent me a list of topics to choose from, and I finally settled on "10 Useless Things That I Can't Live Without."

I picked the topic, thinking that it would be pretty easy to come up with a list. Once I sat down to start writing, I realized that it was going to much harder than I originally thought!

My first issue was the phrase "Can't Live Without" because let's face it, the only things we really need to live are food, water, and oxygen. So, I had to improvise a bit and modify that part of the stipulation to "Prefer Not to Live Without."

My second issue was with the phrase "Useless Things" because what exactly does it mean for something to be useless? Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines useless as: having or being of no use: a: ineffectual {a useless attempt} b: not able to give service or aid : inept. Based on that definition, there are very few things in the world that are truly useless. So, again, I had to improvise a bit and modify this to "Things That Serve No Important Purpose."

So, I preset to you Eyegirl's list of "10 Things That Serve No Important Purpose That I Prefer Not to Live Without":

1. Hair Dye ~ I think I saw my natural hair color for the blink of an eye a few years ago for the first time since I was about 10 years old. It was a scary sight! I am constantly dying my hair a new color with every visit to my hair stylist. It is an instant pick me up, and I certainly wouldn't want to live my life without being able to color my hair.

2. Make Up ~ I have had so many men tell me how glad they are that they aren't women so they don't have to spend so much time getting ready every day. I always respond that I love being able to put on make up every day! You can hide flaws, and bring out different aspects of your appearance. I think it is amazing what you can do with it all, and I'm so thankful that I am a woman and get to wear make up every day!

3. High Heels ~ I have an enviable shoe collection, and nothing makes me feel more attractive and put together than slipping my feet into a pair of 4 inch red heels for a night on the town!

4. White Noise Maker ~ I have a white noise maker next to my bed that I turn on every night as I fall asleep. Whenever I am traveling, and don't have my white noise to lull me to sleep, I actually have a hard time drifting off to dream land.

5. Orange Peeler ~ When I was a kid, my mom had an orange peeler. It was basically just a plastic stick with a little diamond shaped point at one end that could be used to cut the peel of an orange into strips for easy removal. I few years ago I finally found one and purchased one for myself. I love it! Can I peel an orange without it? Sure. But, it is such nicer to do it with my little orange peeler!

6. Cosmo ~ That magazine is my guilty pleasure! Sitting down to read it is a great stress reducer for me. Within minutes of opening the cover, I'm whisked away to another world where everyone is sexy and glamorous and always having fun. It's a great place to visit when I need to escape my own life for a while.

7. Naval Ring ~ I got my naval pierced when I was 19, and by now it is just a part of me. The few times I've had it out in my life it just looks so odd to me, and I find myself overwhelmed with that naked, "something is missing" feeling.

8. My Blog ~ I love blogging so much! It really serves no important purpose, but I certainly would never want to live without it. It is so much a part of me that going without it would probably feel like severing a limb.

9. Office Organization Gadgets ~ I'm a bit OCD, and own about every organizational gadget possible from pen holders and paperclip holders to drawer organizers and filing cabinets. Could I function without all of these little gizmos to keep my stuff in? Of course! But, I much prefer having them.

10. My Engagement/Wedding Ring ~ Obviously a ring really serves no purpose beyond looking pretty, but I would never want to live without mine because of all that it represents and all that it means to me.

So, what about you? What are some of the things that you wouldn't want to live without?


P said...

totally with you on hairdye - and the way you feel about your belly button ring is the way i feel about my nose stud!

Sara said...

I can't live without my blog either!

Mrs. Lovely said...

With you on the hair dye for sure. :)

Andhari said...

My blog, high heels and make ups. I so can't live without them :)

Christine said...

I have a white noise machine too! and I really could not sleep with out that baby. :)

Little Miss Tiara said...

The make up, for sure. and I actually lol-ed at your orange peeler, that sounds like a fun stuff, hehe

Rach said...

I love that you said RED shoes! I firmly believe that every woman needs a pair of red shoes - it's impossible not to feel sassy!

Annie said...

My blog, make up and high heels.

Have a wonderful week.

Tracie said...

I haven't seen my natural hair color since the 7th grade. And I'm not going to start now! I would say hair dye, books, and chocolate rank pretty high on my list.

sprinkles said...

Umm...I didn't see chocolate on this list anywhere! Other than that, excellent list! I don't have a white noise maker so I'd swap it out for chocolate.