Monday January 04th 2010, 11:08 am
Filed under: Life

Woke up this morning to find my Christmas-present Roomba (it SO needs a kitten tackling it as an accessory) under my footrest, pulling on the edge of the fringe from Robert’s medicine blanket as if it were a child sucking its fingers, a missed Christmas tag wrapped around its wheel.  It couldn’t have what it wanted, so it had shut down and was hiding under there with its security blanket.  My lazy kate, which had been several feet away, was tucked right by it under there. Spinning, weaving, yarn–it’s got good taste.

Hey! Who let that go out of the living room? I had it turned off, too. I thought.

Don’t look at me, I’m not a trained Roomba-tologist.

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Roomba-tologist. HAHAHAHAHA! Enjoyed all your holiday posts even though I’ve been light on the comments.

Comment by LynnM 01.04.10 @ 11:43 am

Good one, Alison. I keep thinking I want a Roomba…

Comment by Channon 01.04.10 @ 12:48 pm

Does it do the Tango? Ya gotta be careful with these robots. They could be ANYwhere!

Fun –

How do monkeys make toast?
Stick some bread under the gorilla.

Comment by Don Meyer 01.04.10 @ 12:56 pm

We have both cats and roomba. Mostly, they ignore it!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 01.04.10 @ 5:32 pm

I loved my roomba–so much that I totally wore it out. Does not digest fringe very well, though.

Comment by sherry in idaho 01.04.10 @ 5:54 pm

I bet you can jive with the best of them though. 😉

Keep that blanket close! The new year needs to get off the right foot – roomba or otherwise. hihihi

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 01.05.10 @ 9:21 am

If you want to see something as funny as … roomba-toligist (oy!) … find ‘silent monks sing’ Handel’s Halleluja chorus. On youtube. 😉
HAPPY New Year!

Comment by Karen L 01.05.10 @ 6:09 pm

I had (have) a roomba and loved it, except the price to replace the battery when it died! And then, using a regular upright, I discovered it was not removing the fur from 3-4 pets as I had thought it was. I think in a pet-free zone it should be fine!!

I agree with Karen L – that chorus vid is great!!

Comment by Cathy (catsandyarn on Ravelry) 01.05.10 @ 11:02 pm

I think a Roomba in my house would go absolutely NUTS! not to mention what my lab would do (and I can just picture my daughter’s Cairn ridding the thing!)

your comparison of it to a child sucking its fingers is awesome

Comment by Bev 01.06.10 @ 9:25 am

I love my Roomba. It’s my partner in cleaning..when it works I work.
A truly genius little tool and fun to watch.

Comment by Sheila E 01.06.10 @ 9:47 am

hee hee! I used to say that our Roomba was the closest thing we had to a pet. I was tempted to knit it an outfit or two, in fact.

Comment by RainyDaisy 01.06.10 @ 3:02 pm

My husband bought a Roomba, thinking it would quit me of my housecleaning stress. (I guess he didn’t notice that we have house above floor level.) His “pet” often escapes and we find it in the oddest places, hiding behind and under chairs, once even stuck in the bathroom. Maybe he thought the laughter would relieve the stress!

Comment by twinsetellen 01.07.10 @ 7:03 pm

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