That’s not true. I love saying I told you so. I prefer to say I told you so when I’ve given someone great advice or a recommendation that worked out perfectly for them. But saying I told you so in other contexts is also quite enjoyable–and makes me ever so popular on the playground.
I especially love it when I get blog mail saying, “I used you as my maximizer, and I love the X you recommended.” This past week, I had lunch with a friend who recently started using both my OB and my rebate realtor, Khalil–not for the same purpose. Which reminds me, Congratulations to Khalil and his wife who are about to become first time parents of twins!
And then there’s this bit of great news from a reader who asked me for all sorts of advice on her new construction home and ended up putting in an induction cooktop:
In just fourteen days, we have fallen totally, completely, ridiculously in love with our induction stove. Thank you so much for the recommendation! We never would have considered it without you first saying you had one. We are thrilled. Our “al dente perfection in 10 minutes” pasta is ready in 11-1/2 minutes. It can’t be beat!!
All together now: I told you so! Seriously, I can never go back to conventional gas or electric again. The speed, the consistency, the ease of clean up. Induction cooking is everything my children aren’t.
So here is something else that I feel I maximized to perfection. The Crate and Barrel Axis II sofa is the most comfortable lounging sofa I have ever encountered. I mention this now because they have their big furniture sale around Memorial Day weekend, so you can start measuring your space and configuring what you need now. You know what a cheapskate I am, so you can trust that I’m recommending something this expensive because it is really worth all the money. It is actually about as wide as a twin bed and just as comfortable. Their performance fabric has stood then test of 3 year-old twins very well. Every time we sit on this thing Kent and I congratulate ourselves on our awesome purchase (even though I narrowed the entire world’s inventory of couches down to just 2 before involving him. Hi honey, /wave).
And now, if you don’t mind, I need to destroy my ability to enjoy my landscaping by maximizing blossoming trees and shrubs for my foundation plantings. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to be vaguely disappointed.