Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ped Egg-rees

My mom is the queen of bathroom and laundry room gadgets. While the rest of her house follows the preppy credo "Use it up, wear it out, make it work or do without," the bathroom and laundry rooms are exceptions. First, there was the Tub Scrubber (which got used exactly once, and then stuffed in the linen closet to be joked about by the rest of us for years to come), then came the steamer (which steamed a single shirt and then was given to my grandmother), followed by the this-and-thats that line the bathtub and the gadgety notions that have been retired to the shelves above the washer and dryer. So when my mom says she actually loves something for the laundry or bathroom, I listen.

When she raved about the Ped Egg (a gift we'd each received for Christmas last year), I started using mine more frequently and I too fell in love with it. The miracle tool saved me from having to get bi-weekly pedicures (if you knew how much I hated feet, you'd understand why I loathe this particular service) and saved another batch of chemicals from entering the world through salon waste disposal.

Not too long ago, I answered the phone to a jubilant, "Have you heard there's a new Ped Egg???" I had, in fact, not heard that there was a new Ped Egg. I was informed that this new and improved Ped Egg was not so much improved as it was new. And colorful. I politely reminded her that she already had not one, but two Ped Eggs (they also make a handled version, which she bought soon after its release) and probably did not need another. Her reply: "Yes, dear, but this one is pink!" Touche, mom, touche.

Ped Egg has released a pink version of their standard version in honor of breast cancer awareness, a cause close to my heart since my grandmother is a breast cancer survivor. So if you don't have a Ped Egg yet, I highly recommend it. And if you're going to have one, you might as well have a pink one. Now if only we could convince them to make a pink and green version.

1 comment:

Lauren said...

At first I was skeptical of the ped egg since it was advertised on late night TV infomercials. When I finally bought one at Bed Bath and Beyond, I quickly fell in love with it. It was $8 after the coupon.