When I was a kid, I would often lie in bed at night thinking about the future. More specifically, I would fantasize about all of the wicked gadgets I intended to invent when I grew up: A mini-computer that could fit into my pencil case… A reverse microwave that could cool down soup… TUBES that could carry TOAST and TOASTER STRUDEL and CINNAMON TOAST CRUNCH from the KITCHEN into my BEDROOM!!!

Most of those big ideas are still trapped inside of my head, long forgotten, or half-cooked by Japanese scientists. Sakura the robot bestie is cool, but she’s no Kevin… know what I’m saying?

Some of those big ideas DID end up actually coming to fruition (Hellllooo, video phones!) but, regrettably, I had very little to do with that.

And then there are all of those other ideas… the ones that weren’t mine but should have been. The technologies that make my life so much better, so much easier… the ones that I could never have imagined on my own. Seriously – How could I designed something that lets me print documents on the go from the palm of my hand when I didn’t even know about smartphones yet?

I should be careful to note that HP’s ePRINT technology doesn’t actually allow you to print documents from your hand, Spiderman style (Talk to me in 10 years).

What this sick feature DOES allow you to do is send documents, photos, emails and other printables to any HP printer equipped with ePRINT, from anywhere in the world. The possibilities are endless, and I intend to explore them more this week!

You see, HP was kind enough to send me an HP Officejet Pro 8500 A Plus to review – and (wait for it) ANOTHER printer to give away on my blog!

The specs are tight (I love that it lets you create professional-quality color prints using 50% less energy than laser printers) and I needed a new printer like woah so, I was like “HECK YES SEND ER ON OVAH!”.

I unboxed the big beautiful beast last night (with the help of two very gracious gentlemen). Watch and see:

All you need to do for a chance to win your own HP Officejet Pro 8500 A Plus is GIVE ME SOMETHING TO PRINT.

Drop a comment in this post with a link to a funny photo, a poem that you dig, a mantra that inspires you, some ASCII art…. Whatever you like.This weekend, I’ll actually print off your comments and hand select one piece of paper. Then I’ll announce the winner on my blog right hurr.

Soooo what are you waiting for? GIVE ME YOUR PRINTABLES! You have until Saturday morning, July 25th to enter. GOOD LUCK!

PS: I actually discovered this particular printer through HP and Sprouter’s Officejet Challenge. Six small business owners have been documented their experiences using this very printer in a series of blog posts for the chance to win a grand prize valued at $2,500. The posts are actually quite good! Congrats to RateHub on the win :)

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