This weekend I went to one of those parties where you bring a present, and swap them around... you know, a White elephant/Dirty Santa/Yankee Swap party, which was specifically geared at re-gifting Christmas presents.
Well, after many dramatic turns of events, I managed to score a sweet, sweet Chia Pet (a hippo, no less). Now to be perfectly honest, I'm mainly amazed that they even manufacture these things anymore... its pretty mind blowing that there could be an entire industry based on a product that I have seen many people receive, and never seen one person use. Through the magic of wikipedia, I have deduced that while the first Chia was introduced in 1982 (a ram), the hippo was not actually available until 1995. So, I am clearly on the semi-cutting edge of Chia technology, as you can see here
BUT. This is not even the best part. Only this morning did I realize that the hippo was not alone. No, my Chia Hippo (chippo?) was accompanied by the most awesome thing ever. A Chia Alarm clock, that plays the Ch- ch- ch- Chia jingle.
So, of course, I ripped open the box, set it up, and set the alarm clock to go off. Which was funny for about 30 seconds. The problem is, this thing has a mind of its own. Since then, it has gone off every hour. I was driving, it went off. I was cooking, it went off. I have no idea what makes it think it should do that, but it is entirely possible that activating this thing might be the biggest mistake I ever made. I have got to see if I can defeat it before it is time for bed.
On another note, I will be sure to post any upcoming Chia growth updates...