I received my first blender as a Christmas gift complete with a bottle of tequila. It was supposed to produce copious amounts of liquor drinks. It did and died a sticky strawberry-marguerita flavoured death.
I just bought my second blender (it cost about 3 times what the first one did) today. It is supposed to make yummy smoothies full of fruit and yogurt.
Hmmmm....it seems something about my lifestyle has changed in the last 10 years.