September 14, 2006

The All-In-One

What could possibly be better than the "all-in-one?" The blender that is also a juicer that is also a smoothie dispenser. The Black Eyed Peas. Concealer that is also moisturizer that is also sunscreen. The notary that is also a chaplain that is also a D.J. The Swiss Army knife. These are the things that make life worth living.

I just ordered an all-in-one printer/fax/scanner/copier and am trembling in anticipation of its arrival. With such a machine I can rule the universe. I'm all, "Okay, Sally. You need that document by five o'clock? I'll fax it over and send a scanned version to your email. What the heck, I'll overnight 20 copies to you just in case." Yeah, life is going to get a whole lot sweeter. No more driving aimlessly around looking for signs in dingy windows advertising outrageously overpriced fax services. No more stealing Spike's keys and breaking into our church to use their copy machine for my projects. No more photographing important documents and spending 1/2 hour in Photoshop to make them printworthy. It's a dawning of a new era. The all-in-one will save us all.

What are your favorite all-in-ones? And don't bother saying mothers - that's too obvious!

9 comments:

Torchness said...

Dude... I have one of those all in one printer things. They absolutely rock my socks off. Blogging will take on a whole new form as you can scan nifty things and post them. It's one of the greatest inventions ever.. behind tampons and the fat free Eggo Waffle!

Anonymous said...

martha stewart. always has always will be

Adrienne said...

Man, I HAD one of those printer/scanner/copier all in one's before our neighbors broke into our house and sold it for drug money...

I am also a fan of the Multitasker (copyright Alton Brown) and my favorite? Bisquick. Or, rather, reduced fat knockoff Bisquick. Biscuits? Check. Fluffy pancakes? Check. The best banana bread ever? Check. A very reasonable approximation of shortbread? CHECK.

I am almost completely convinced that with a box of bisquick (or bisquick alternative), some sugar, and enough time, I could whip up about any confection you'd want.

Lisa M. said...

All in one...

hum.. *thinking*

No idea. I suck. I do like electric skillets, I think they rock, you can fix anything in them, with just a plug in power source.

I am a huge fan of velcro, diet sodas, and I am mesmerised by that new mr clean eraser sponge.

*smile*

Anonymous said...

Singer/songwriter/actor/dancers.

Silly Marie said...

Walmart

amanda said...

I love our printer/copier/scanner too for all of the reasons you are anticipating you will love yours.

BTW, those smoothie makers don't deliver the anticipated results. I got one for my birthday, and it broke within a few months, so I took it back under warranty for a new one, and the same thing happened FOUR TIMES!!! I found out that there is basically one company that makes smoothie makers (Back to Basics), and all they do is make a really cheap blender and stick a smoothie spout on it and charge twice as much as you would normally pay for a crummy blender. My last one broke under warranty, but I was tired of taking them back and got a really nice glass jar, all metal parts Oster blender instead. Not an all in one, but at least it won't break every few months.

Anonymous said...

A machine gun. Think about it... you can defend your home, rob banks, punch holes in stuff, use it as a potholder, a choir conductor stick, a brandy flask...

Anonymous said...

i had the exact same experience with a smoothie maker. Cheap plastic junk with a spout. unfortunatly i dont keep paperwork and didnt have the warantee when after about 4 uses i realized that it was junk and couldnt blend juice let alone crush and blend various smoothie components. *sigh* udder disgust