Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sleep-shopping (or "Oops, I purchased what???")

Once per week, I take 20 mg of dexamethasone, which is a steroid. As a result, I won't sleep at all if I don't take Ambien twice a week-- on the day I take dex and the day after. When I take Ambien, I mostly don't remember what I've done. Which means texting and phone calls can be comical.

But last week, I encountered something potentialy not comical. After an Ambien night, I woke up the next day, checked my email, and discovered that I went shopping in the middle of the night and bought things that I didn't want or need. I mean, they're kind of cool, but it was a big "I did what?" moment. So my shipments have arrived and here's what I ended up with:

1. (2) LadyMate Berry Ball Bra and Underwear Washers
The Berry Ball encapsulates delicate undergarments to keep them safe as they tumble inside a washing machine or over the edge of Niagara Falls. A bra fits inside the durable plastic orb, and a small, textured ball is placed in the cups to help the bra maintain its curves. Delicate underwear, hosiery, or rough drafts of romance novels tuck into the included Berry Bag—a small laundry bag that prevents items from being lost or damaged during the wash. Water and soap flow in through the ventilated slots of the Berry Ball and the pores of the Berry Bag's durable mesh. A strong closure and backup clasp keep the Berry Ball from popping open as it swirls around inside the washing machine.

2. A pair of black diamond and white diamond earrings

Black and White Diamond earrings in Solid White Gold

3. A DermaWand

Specialists use for treatments to help manage the signs of premature aging. The difference: DermaWand uses lower amplitude that's perfect for everyday in-home use. Like the big machines, DermaWand provides instant stimulation, thereby providing a massage effect while at the same time delivering thermal energy and enriched oxygen. The results – younger looking skin with only 2 three minute treatments a day. Best of all, you can do it in the comfort of your own home at a fraction of the cost of going to a doctor!

4. A one-hour massage

5. Microdermabrasian package

I tried to cancel some of the orders but to no avail. The good news is that I discovered in my attempts to return the items, that I had purchased a couple's cooking class that was set to expire.

The damage could have been far worse. I've been eyeing a few get-aways on Groupon-- Ireland, China and Fiji. If I had "accidentally" decided on our next trip during an Ambien night, that would've been most unfortunate.

Lesson learned? I now hide my phone at night.