Alternative Title: Eating my hat
I don’t want to name any names *ahem*My Bestie Amelia*ahem* but a friend and I have a favourite pastime.
And that pastime may be to call one another up after seeing something on Facebook that has made us laugh.
Like laugh so hard we just couldn’t contain the laughter and had to call one another.
And I’m not proud of it, but sometimes that laughter is directed towards a certain group of people.
And that group of people used to be Thermomix owners.
Like the time we saw a friend of ours make a chocolate milkshake in the Thermomix and we couldn’t stop laughing (if this was you, we are sorry we laughed at you and your milkshake).
Because all you really need to make a chocolate milkshake is some chocolate drink powder and some milk – and then you put it all in a shaker and shake it.
Or just shake the crap out of the milk and then pour and stir.
WHO PAYS $2000 FOR A MACHINE AND THEN USES IT TO MAKE MILKSHAKES? WHO? Who does that? $2000 is a HOLIDAY! Not a milkshake machine!
And we laughed and we laughed and we laughed at the $2000 milkshake.
Or then there is the time everyone was making their own hazelnut spread* and peanut butter* in their Thermomix.
And MBA and I had questions about this.
Like: was it really cheaper? I mean, nuts are EXPENSIVE.
And: BUT WHY?
And: $2000 for nutella? Seriously? It better be bloody good $2000 nutella.
The butter making* also made us laugh. Because you can buy butter. Cheaply. Cream is more expensive than butter and you need cream to make butter. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE AND THEIR BUTTER?!
*All things I have made at least once in Uma
We gained much mirth from all these silly Thermomix owners and the many ways they used their Thermomixes for everything.
My Bestie Amelia (MBA) on the Thermomix – this isn’t my image, but it sounds a lot like something she would say.
Also, Tash, I am looking at you.
Obviously to justify the cost of the machine and because godforbid someone tell them it was a waste of money.
I mean, have you ever suggested to a Thermomix owner that you don’t agree with their purchase?
All I can say is that you are lucky the TM31 doesn’t have a machine gun function.
And then I went to a friend’s demo – to be kind and because she was excited and I was a *little* jealous she had $2000 to spend on anything and maybe just a little bit because I wanted to go home and call MBA and laugh about it.
I love you Amy. Really I do. But I thought you were a crazy person.
I had to leave half way through the demo, but the seed had been planted.
A month or so later, another friend in the same circle also bought a thermomix. And I rang Amelia:
The crazy is spreading. Now it’s only 3 houses down the road! I’m frightened.
I love you Bianca. Really I do. But I was sure you were a crazy person.
And then Bianca had her demo. And I got to attend all of it.
And I fell in love.
Over. And over. And over.
With the machine and the consultant – but that is another story.
I had been converted into one of those Thermomix cultists the world keeps talking about.
That I had been laughing about.
I only had one thing to do. Call MBA and tell her:
Get ready to laugh, Aunty. But I think I’m going to get a Thermomix.
If you get a Thermomix I will never speak to you again. I will not come to your demo. I will never attend a Thermomix demo EVER. Don’t you dare become a consultant, because I WILL NOT HAVE A DEMO! You are a crazy person. CRAZY!
Or something to that affect.
MBA likes to tell me she’s never going to speak to me again quite often, so I only take her seriously if its about really important things.
Like wearing socks with sandals and keeping stray cats.
It’s totally OK if the socks are frilly, right?
Now MBA has to laugh about Thermomix owners with someone else.
Actually, that’s not true. She just calls and laughs at me to get her fix.
But I’m pretty sure if I start touting the benefits of making chocolate milkshakes in Uma Thermie, she may actually divorce me as her best friend and Aunty to her children.
Are you sure you don’t want me to weigh your baby, Aunty?
In all seriousness though, if you want to read some good, thorough and (mostly) unbiased reviews on the Thermomix – and trust me I read a LOT of reviews because I was about to lay down just shy of $2000 on a kitchen appliance and WHO DOES THAT?! – definitely start here with Be a Fun Mum.
And then maybe hop on over here. Sally Wilson’s review is the one that got ME over the line because a lot of her thought processes going into the decision to buy a Thermomix were similar to mine.
The next best review I read was this one by Iron Chef Sally.
If you want to continue to laugh at Thermomix owners, I suggest you start here. With Mrs. Woog. Who was laughing at and with TMX owners before I even knew what a TMX was.
Also this, by Hugzilla which has been suggested is mean and offensive to TMX owners, but I find hilarious despite being infected myself. This one went viral recently – for good reason.
Then you can go here and read about my own Project Uma. It’s not funny but it explains a bit more about how I plan to continue to use her.
Do you own a thermomix? Are you a cultist?
Do you laugh at milkshakes? Or just Thermomix milkshakes?
Do you need someone to laugh with? I hear there’s a position open…
Stay tuned for a post later this week on how Uma Thermie’s first month in the house has gone!