I really don't mind playing minion to the girlfriends. It's usually pretty fun. These few weeks are all about my two bffs. R had the wedding (of which the wedding planner probably wanted to kill me), and D's moving into her new place and I volunteered to deck out her kitchen.
D's outfitting a brand new apartment and needed plenty of electrical appliances. In addition to the necessities (i.e. washing machine, dryer, fridge, oven, etc), she was fixated on getting a smaller than 1-liter kettle, which is virtually impossible to find. This kettle is separate from the gooseneck coffee boilers. It's just for boiling water, and she didn't want those 'country-style' versions. She's more of an industrial-design girl. HOWEVER, she was completely distracted by the 800ml 'Hello Kitty' kettle. I refused to get her that. NO WAY. There're so many choices of a kettle. She isn't particular enough to want to import one. A plain black one is cool. Luckily she likes black. If she can deck out the entire kitchen in black, she will.
D didn't bother to buy a television set for the apartment. Whatever for? Between her iPad, MacBook and iMac, she has more than enough screens to look at. But we both love a good sound in the space. Before she decided on a full stereo system or amps, she wanted a basic one. Choosing a soundbar is certainly easier than choosing kettles. We spent like 20 minutes talking about kettles. Within 10 minutes, she decided on a Sonos Playbar. Great choice. I'd be a beneficiary! Hurhurhurhur. So I also got her the soundbar plus the extended warrantee that would hopefully work if the distributor doesn't close down in the next five years.