How could I have forgotten to mention this?
I have some cool news! So a few years ago my mother-in-law-to-be gave me an $80 gift card to the Viking Chef kitchen store/culinary school to sign up for one of their $79 one day culinary classes. Well I signed up for one a few weeks later, a chocolate candy making class, and then decided that I probaby shouldnt do that. I was in a bad state at the time... binging on lots of bad stuff. So eventually a year rolls by, and the store closes down! The only one left in the area is an hour away from San Jose in Walnut Creek! I FINALLY got there a few days ago, and used it to buy their super duper blender. It was on sale for $125 instead of 150, and with the 80$ off and tax, it only cost me $55. Awesome! I am so excited to try it out once I get back to school. It better be super duper powerful! And this will last me a lifetime hopefully, compared to a 3 hr chocolate making class that I can probably still learn from through a book.