I Want My Own Personal Zamboni

One of my favorite aspects of Blissdom is the interaction with the brands who sponsor the conference and attend the event to reach out to us – their customers, their potential customers – to teach us about who they are, what they do, and how they may fit into our lives.

I have a marketing degree, remember, so this kind of thing kicks me to my happy place. Especially when it’s done right. I want to learn about products, I want to learn about its features and benefits — getting the personal attention from the brands themselves is amazing from that standpoint — because getting something more personalized than a 30 second spot on television or a full page ad in a national magazine tells me VOLUMES MORE about the product.

I had the opportunity to spend a few hours with the group from iRobot this year. I met Nancy from iRobot last year – and received my first introduction to the Roomba  – y’all know it as the robot vacuum cleaner. This vacuum can basically be PROGRAMMED TO VACUUM YOUR HOME. You don’t even have to be there. Like, whoa? I’m a huge advocate for cleaning that I don’t actually have to do myself.

This year, not only did we get to learn more about the latest versions of the Roomba (oh, how I desire you, Roomba) – we learned a bit more about the Scooba — which, from the ad-spot they showed for us, looked like a little Zamboni, automagically scrubbing up the bathroom floors. The Scooba works on hard floors (kitchen, bath, basically – the noncarpeted stuff), and as a person who HATES SCRUBBING FLOORS, my eyes popped to attention at this sucker. Especially when they described how it works and that, yeah, your floors really DO get clean. As I type this, I’m still a little bummed that I don’t have one. And that my floors look gross.

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. Yeah, I had lust at the Roomba booth as well. I’ve always wished our floors would magically clean themselves!

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