After giving up on my half-hearted search for them, they found me: old-fashioned military-issue-style earplugs. I lost one of my pair several years ago and I've only been able to find the newer triple-flange style since. I look forward to reintroducing them into my rotating selection of earplugs.
Vogon got tired of our Brita filter not doing much for the fact that tap water in the Dallas area tastes like dirt at its best, so he shelled out for a ZeroWater filter. Regardless of what you think of it removing all dissolved solids (mostly stuff you should be getting from a daily multivitamin anyway), it does wonders for the taste at a better price point and convenience than buying reverse-osmosis filtered water. They also have great customer service, quickly replacing a pair of filter cartridges for us when one popped open in shipping and dripped little resin beads on the kitchen floor when we opened the box.
Ziploc Big Bigs have become my secret weapon in organizing art supplies, things for Cub Scout den meetings, and paper products waiting to be shredded.
And I adore everything that comes out of our DeLonghi panini grill, like the delicious Muenster grilled cheese Vogon made me for lunch today.