The Remington Pro Air 1875.
Before Bossy learned to embrace her inner curl, she gave this hair dryer hell. Here’s how she discovered it: in the early aughts-which-are-more-like-the-aught-nots, Bossy belonged to a health club, and she belonged to this health club so she could go there and dry her hair with this dryer.
Not actually this dryer, but a dryer that lived near a mirror at the gym — but anyway, inside of six months Bossy realized she could save herself the gym fee by purchasing the hair dryer because Bossy is quick like that.
The problem remained, however: Bossy could never remember the name of the hair dryer while driving the distance between the gym and her house, and she could never remember a piece of paper or a pen, and hi, have you met Bossy’s lead poisoning?
Finally one day Bossy, a history buff, looked at the hair dryer and chose not to see a model number, but a date. 1875. Ten years after the close of the Civil War. This Bossy was able to remember, and so she went to the store and located this date among the other dryers on the appliance shelf.
The Remington Pro 1875 is a little different now, but still favorably rated. Or you could just borrow Bossy’s, which doesn’t see much action anymore.
Reeb saysJanuary 13, 2009 at 1:19 pm
Thanks for the tour through Posts of the Past, as well as the favorite thing of the day.
1875 = ten years after the Civil War and that’s how you remember it — sounds like a perfectly reasonable way to remember the model number to me!
kristin saysJanuary 13, 2009 at 1:45 pm
Yeah, that method would be about as useful to me as telling my husband to remember it for me. That is, not useful at all, because I am a complete moron when it comes to dates.
Thankfully, I embrace my inner curl (and outer curl, of which there is a large, frizzy amount), so I have no need to remember the number of a hair dryer.
Hokie Deb saysJanuary 13, 2009 at 1:50 pm
–>I embrace my curls every day and am too lazy to blow dry my hair.
jen saysJanuary 13, 2009 at 1:54 pm
I would kill to have some inner curl.
grandma J saysJanuary 13, 2009 at 2:09 pm
I couldn’t live without my blow dryer….which shares some of the same DNA as Bossy’s. Mine is a Bed Head 1875.
David saysJanuary 13, 2009 at 2:29 pm
You can’t remember a hair dryer model but you can remember Civil War dates? I knew what century it was in and that’s the best I could do. The war, not the dryer.
Jami saysJanuary 13, 2009 at 2:36 pm
I probably would have bought the Model 1955.
Laura saysJanuary 13, 2009 at 2:56 pm
Ummm, yeah, the 1875 is the number of watts, so it really could have been any brand you saw at the gym.
Ris saysJanuary 13, 2009 at 3:00 pm
I have that exact hair dryer, purchased way back when I was in high school…many years ago…and it still works something awesome. But then again I am of the very straight hair persuasion.
Kelly at The Glass Dragonfly saysJanuary 13, 2009 at 3:30 pm
My daughter fights her curl (and she has lots of it)…not with the blow dryer, but with expensive flat irons. Okay, well a combination of the two, but the focus is on the flat iron!
Domestic Goddess (in training) saysJanuary 13, 2009 at 5:47 pm
I ditched the dryer when I had kid number two. No time for it. I air dry and then go back and use “THE GREATEST INVENTION OF ALL TIME” my Chi straightener. I would like to divorce my husband and marry the Chi, but I think my kids would find it odd.
Kelly at The Glass Dragonfly saysJanuary 13, 2009 at 5:59 pm
Oh, DG in training…that reminds me: I totally meant to label dear daughters flat iron of choice…Chi!!
Alwyn saysJanuary 13, 2009 at 6:04 pm
I am a blow dry addict, so now my interest in this Remington model is seriously piqued. A good blow out is like gold. Nora Ephron wrote a funny bit about the luxury of getting hers done a couple of times a week. If I had one task that I could afford to “outsource”, it would be the blow dry.
krg saysJanuary 13, 2009 at 6:10 pm
if you had my hair, you would wish you had yours.
Kim saysJanuary 13, 2009 at 7:20 pm
I have that hair dryer and I love it. Tis All.
But it really is fantastic.
Ree (the other one) saysJanuary 13, 2009 at 7:46 pm
I have a very gently used 1875 AND an almost brand new $150 flat iron. Neither see much use anymore.
Jessica saysJanuary 14, 2009 at 10:59 pm
Hey, that’s my rusty trusty model of hairdryer!
My hair is really fine and curly, there’s a metric ton of it, and that’s why my Remington 1875 has been battling The Serious Hair since at least 1999.