Things You Don’t Know You Need Until You See Them
It seems like whenever we have friends or family visiting from the East Coast, they want to eat Mexican food. I guess they just don’t know how to make it out there or something? Or maybe it’s just very expensive? Not sure. But when my sister-in-law and her family came out this weekend, they specifically asked for Mexican food.
We took them to this strange restaurant in downtown LA called Yxta. As I tweeted Saturday night, the food at this restaurant was unbelievably good. Mr. Right-Click and his sister ate there a few months ago and they both wanted to go back. I admit I was skeptical. I like Mexican food a great deal, don’t get me wrong: but I was really unsure about how good it could possibly be. Most Mexican food seems pretty much the same–beef, cheese, maybe some lard and tortillas here and there and you’re done. I’m no connoisseur of food anyway. Mostly, I just like to get my carbs and get them fast. . . but let me tell you, this place was excellent. Excellent. If you have the opportunity and you’re somewhere near downtown LA–right by Skid Row, in fact–you’ve got to visit Yxta.
More important in my mind than the quality of Yxta’s food, though, is the fact that Yxta has installed the Dyson AirBlade hand dryer in its bathrooms. Now, I never thought a hand dryer would be worthy of comment, mind you. This one is. Like the Dyson vacuum cleaner, which I own and love, the Dyson AirBlade is a truly unique product. Ordinarily, I hate hand dryers. They are inefficient, loud, and leave my hands wet most of the time. Also, how do you keep the button clean? Hmm? Yeah, little bit of a design flaw there, hand drying people. Well, anyway, the Dyson AirBlade takes care of all that. You just stick your hands into it and a gale force wind comes out and scrapes the water off you hands. It is SO COOL. I am totally ready to give up paper towels in public restrooms if–and only if–everyone will just go out and buy one of these things right now. It’s so cool, I want one in my house. I’m not kidding you. After visiting Yxta’s restroom and discovering the Dyson AirBlade, I cam back to the table and informed everyone that they just had to see this hand dryer. As usual, everyone assumed I was crazy. But my nieces were game, and they came back raving about it as well. By the time we left, the only person who wasn’t in love with the Dyson AirBlade was Mini, who was too busy running laps around the courtyard outside to be bothered with washing his hands. Though, in retrospect, he needed it much more than the rest of us.
So what I want to know is, how do I get one of these in my house? How do I encourage home depot to stock them? Do they have a full-body option? Will somebody (a PR rep, perhaps) please talk to AMC Theaters, Target, and Nordstrom about getting these installed? Seriously. Somebody is shirking their responsibility because this thing ROCKS.