When you can’t think of anything good to blog about…

I’m having writers block again… I think the Pacific Coastal Highway is calling my motorcycles name, but that will have to wait until the Fall passes and the leaves are cleaned with the Irobot Looj gutter cleaning robot with free shipping.

Until then I’ll just pretend to have something interesting to blog about, like Powr-Flite floor dryers… okay so maybe that’s not interesting, but if I don’t blog, I don’t get a paycheck… so, blog, blog, blog… Yippee! I get paid! Now grab that vacuum cleaner and GoVacuum or I’ll turn in to a Monster Steam Mop EZ-1!

Oh… yeah, a misfit had a Birthday also, how did I forget that? “Mark” is one of our marketplace specialist. He has been in the vacuum business for 6 years. He is the backbone of Govacuum (yes, he forced me to say that). He claims to only be 26 (I claim 26 also) HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHIRAN! (Mark is his nickname after we caught him watching Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch on Youtube, yes in 2011! For a while it was Marky, but just as Mr. Whalburg, he prefers Mark to Marky)

Nonetheless, we like the guy and we celebrated his 40th Govacuum style with a lunch of pizza and hot wings :)

Ideas people… I need ideas! justin@govacuum.com

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Or is it?

I woke up the other morning at 1:11 pm and smiled, as this was obviously a sign of good luck and a great day ahead!

Like the commercial they play on the radio all the time, it was… Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Was there a great sale going on at the Dulles Expo Center? Nope, but there was the Capitol Home Show and seeing as how I had free ticket, I figured… why not go?

I got out of bed, played with my Looj. Get your mind out of the gutter! That’s where the Looj belongs. You don’t know about the Irobot Looj automatic gutter cleaner? Then you should check out my previous blog about it here (it’s such a cool toy) or buy one as they are now 10% off and with Fall just around the corner leaves will be falling soon, now is a great time to buy a Looj!

If you’re not familiar with GoVacuum we are located just outside the Nations Capitol of Washington D.C. where the clouds are lost (not just the politicians). The overcast morning was not aware this is Washington the city, not the state… Seattle is on the west coast, clouds please go away!

It started raining here one day in early September and it seems like it hasn’t stopped since. I figured taking advantage of the big Dulles Expo Center and its nice bright indoor lights with beautiful non leaking roof, as this would be a great way to spend a gloomy Sunday.

I arrived at the Dulles Expo Center, handed my ticket to the bouncer at the door and he looked at me like I was crazy or something. The ticket was valid for Sunday only, this I knew. He proceeded to say some very lucky words, “It’s not Sunday, it’s Saturday!” What the heck? Did I really loose track of a whole day? Did a day really lose me? Apparently so!

I smiled. Always an opportunist, never allowing any day to get the best of me and always attempting to live life to the fullest like Garfield the cat does. I drove back home and decided to go back to sleep until it was Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

Ever lost a day? email me and tell me about it! justin@govacuum.com

Me, Myself & Irene… & a Looj…

So… after the great earthquake shook us just outside the nations capitol in Virginia, Hurricane Irene decided she would make an appearance (The striking of both at the same time shall be known as a QuakeAcane from now on).

We got some pretty good rain and a lot of wind, but we can’t complain as no one in the GoVacuum family was hurt or got flooded. There is damage around the area (checkout the neighbors new car across the street from my parents house about 40 miles away), but the worst we got here at the GoVacuum World Headquarters was a lake outside the office which is suppose to be a “drainage system”.

Hurricane Irene was not a joke, many people have died and lost their homes. We are very blessed that we didn’t get the worst of it. Due to the damage and flooding, we have had a huge increase in extractor sales and have place one of our best selling Royal 7910 extractor on sale at $100 off & 10% off the sale price (use coupon code royal10) to help in the clean up.

In an effort to always try and look at the bright side and turn a negative into a positive, I took home a very cool product to play with last night! Yes, maybe I’m still that 16 year old kid who works at KB Toys, who is just happy because I got to play all day at work (somethings never change), but this toy is awesomely cool by everyone’s standards!

OK, drum roll please… the product I’m blabbering on about is the remote controlled gutter cleaning robot! Yes, IRobot the makers of the Roomba 560 robotic vacuum cleaner and the Verro 330 robotic pool cleaner have come up with it! Officially known as the IRobot Looj 125 Gutter Cleaning Robot, but unofficially known as the funniest thing we sell on GoVacuum.

Here is how my night went down, I got home and took it out of the box, it was only then I discovered how radical this robot is! It… it’s… it’s got a wireless remote control!

I was instantly taken back to a time when I raced my Tyco Zero Gravity tack cars and my Tyco Turbo Hoppers!

Yes, I was reminded of a younger youth, but now I’m older and my toys are much cooler. I mean the Irobot Looj 125 has tank tracks on the bottom nothing from the late 80′s had that, did it? I placed the little Looj on the floor and started it up. It zipped across my floor and the front auger that was spinning at 500 rpm’s slapped and smacked the tile. My eyes lit up and I immediately ran (yes, I actually ran) to the shed to grab a ladder.

As I placed the ladder up on the gutter I thought to myself, I don’t know if it will actually clean the gutter really well as we just had a little taste of hurricane Irene and the leaves are wet. Nonetheless, I zipped up the steps and cleared out about a two foot section of leaves, then I lowered down the Looj and grabbed the remote (this is where I will recommend not have the Looj aimed to cross under the ladder or you will end up covered in wet leaves and debris, not cool, but something I did).

After saying a few things that would cause my mom to grab a bar of soap to clean my mouth out, I proceeded to clean my face off. Then restarted the little Looj. I was in awe as I watched it crawl down the gutter. I can’t describe how cool this thing is! It’s like you are a coal miner tunneling for diamonds or coal. It’s just flat out FUN to use!

As a gutter cleaner this thing is fantastic! The front end flaps around and the leaves fall down and on the ground, I would buy it alone for the fact it works, that and my fingernails take forever to get the grime out of after gutter cleaning. I mean forget the fact it’s really cool! As an actual product the Looj is worth every penny!

The only problem was my gutters were cleaned in a couple of minutes. I was kinda disappointed that I had to stop playing with it… or did I?

Before I knew it I was racing it on the driveway, the farm cat and turkeys thought it was fun too! I tried to shoot a video, but it was dark out by that point, but here is the official video.

Ladies, wives, girlfriends, do yourself a favor… buy this for your man! He will leave you alone for hours playing with the new beloved toy and your gutters will be clean, all year around (just because it’s fun) and for just $129.95 how can you not buy it? It makes the perfect Birthday or Christmas gift… Just be warned of karma, for you might receive a vacuum as a gift on valentines day!

If you have a Looj and shot a cool video? Have a Irobot Looj 125 review? email it to me justin@govacuum.com, or if you want to buy one, or ask me any questions… email me! got an idea? Email Me!!! :)