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A Lil Bit of Extreme Girlyness

Posting while I've got a signal...

Back when I was 17 and this was all green fields, I was asked what I wanted for my birthday and I said, a nice cassette player. Upon being pressed further as to what type I wanted, I replied: one that had a hydraulic opening/closing action. I was duly delighted to receive, upon my birthday, a fine Phillips cassette player/recorder. I was positively ecstatic to observe that it did indeed have a hydraulic opening/closing mechanism. It produced a smooth, quiet opening action. Like the doors on the starship enterprise, it was. None of that clunky ba-doioioiong- it truly was the most satisfying and beautiful thing to behold in action.

I should point out, I hadn't really had the chance to discover boys back then. I was a late starter, though I've made up for it since. Point being, my total oblivion as to the other more essential attributes of the cassette-player, such as sound quality, durability, portability, whatever, was right up there on the scale of Girly Patheticness.

But I think I reached that same pinnacle of Extreme Girlyness a couple of days ago, when I got myself an external dvd writer. I'm sure it's a fine and worthy dvd writer. However, the main reason that I've fallen in love with it is that it's got a gorgeous matt finish. Like suede, it is. A thing of tactile beauty. I just want to keep stroking it.


I couldn't be more Pathetic or Girly, if I dressed myself up in a pink gingham frock with a ribbon in my hair and started singing On the Good Ship Lollipop...


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Jul. 24th, 2011 01:31 pm (UTC)
I am completely and totally with you. Most of the time my tech purchases go something like this:

"Honey... can you find me a whatchamahoozie?"

"What kid of whatchamahoozie do you want?"

"I'm not sure, but I NEED it to have feature A, B, and C, I'd like it to have features D, and E, and I really don't care about feature F."

"I found one that's pricey, but it does everything you want PLUS G and H!"

"I don't even know what G and H mean, honey. Don't care."

"Well you see, feature G is useful for this totally obscure task that you might want to do some day in the future and feature H is useful for this totally commonn task that you never do anyway, but that *I* think is neat" (feature H is probably gaming-related)

"Really, that's not necessary... let's come down in price an scrap G and H."

"Okay... found one! Should I order it?"

"Not yet! Let me see! Is there a picture? It has to LOOK nice too! Does it come in blue?"

.... and I watch the tech geek man of the house roll his eyes.

Best. Game. Ever.
Jul. 24th, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
Jul. 24th, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
See, I don't even care about features A, through to H, so long as it looks nice (or in this particular case, feels nice).
Jul. 24th, 2011 01:46 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, I am totally seduced by packaging.
Jul. 30th, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
I just bought a new laptop and am totally in love with the shiny woodgrain-looking deep *deep* red casing of it.
It's so sexy.
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