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How to earn an unscheduled half-hour study break [Jun. 9th, 2006|08:47 pm]
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1. Rush to the basement to throw a load of darks in the washing machine.

2. Rush back to basement to throw said darks into dryer.

3. Open washing machine. Pause to notice that, despite this being a load of darks, there suuuure is a lot of white scattered among the wet clothes.

4. Recall that an almost new roll of paper towels had been left on top of the dryer. Remark its noticeable absence.

5. Spend the next 20 minutes or so extracting the shreds of paper towel from the tangle of clothes. Admire just how far one roll of paper towels can go.

6. Realize that the first t-shirt you've pulled out of the washer says, "I'm blogging this." Smile at the irony.

7. Blog.

[User Picture]From: kathrynrose
2006-06-10 01:11 am (UTC)
OMG that's funny.

I'm sorry. I'm laughing at the pain, but damn.

Hurry and finish school. I want to read more from you. :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-10 01:13 am (UTC)
I was actually surprised at how calm I was about the whole thing. I think I'm recovering my balance, despite everything.
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[User Picture]From: kimbyrle
2006-06-10 01:15 am (UTC)

I love your writing style(s). Have I ever mentioned that?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-10 01:23 am (UTC)
Thanks. I tend to be kind of all-over-the-map, style-wise.
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[User Picture]From: elfwench
2006-06-10 01:28 am (UTC)
You have me beat! Usually I just limit myself to washing miscellaneous moneys left in pockets, the occasional leather wallet full of important items, various scraps of paper and used kleenex-on-a-roll that was left in the pockets. The latter makes enough of a mess. But you washed a whole roll of paper towels. I'm impressed, and suddenly feeling more of a kinship with you. :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-10 01:33 am (UTC)
It took a special effort of some kind, to knock a whole roll of paper towels into the machine and not even notice. I must say I'm rather impressed with myself, this time.
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[User Picture]From: mycorethoughts
2006-06-10 01:35 am (UTC)
God, I freaking HATE it when my kids leave tissues or whathaveyou in their pockets. Argh. :(
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-10 01:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, this was like having a nightmare about tissues left in the pocket.
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[User Picture]From: smldada9801
2006-06-10 02:04 am (UTC)
OMG. I can't even begin to imagine.

I can however 'fess up to washing AND DRYING my husband's lighter on occasion because I have not mastered checking pockets.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-10 02:07 am (UTC)
I've done similar things. I try to be good about pockets, but every once in a while I'm in too much of a hurry....
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[User Picture]From: cathawk
2006-06-10 02:51 am (UTC)
LOL...it's good you could use this as a reason to smile and have a "break" to boot.
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[User Picture]From: dhimahi
2006-06-10 03:26 am (UTC)
If you blog it properly, then you will leave all the tiny bits of paper ON the t-shirt next time you wear it!

It will be a great conversation starter!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-10 03:35 am (UTC)
Alas, they were removed - OCD and all that. It would have been amusing in the right crowd, though!
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[User Picture]From: cieo
2006-06-10 06:00 am (UTC)

I'm sure you were just DYING to know this, but

Just last week, I left a teabag in the pocket of one of my pants while doing my whites. Miraculously, all of my clothes came out unscathed. Amazing? I think so.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-10 01:24 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm sure you were just DYING to know this, but

That *is* amazing!
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2006-06-10 10:03 am (UTC)
Wow, I'm impressed. kleenex, even one, makes enough of a nuisance. A whole roll? Hope you had a lint brush handy! (Your attitude is great! Keeps the blood pressure down!)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-10 01:27 pm (UTC)
When you're a blogger, you don't have "disasters." You have "material." ;-)
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[User Picture]From: nuala
2006-06-10 11:28 am (UTC)
Andrew and I both had a chuckle over this. He's got a nasty habit of leaving tissues in his pockets. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: butterandjelly
2006-06-10 01:37 pm (UTC)
that totally sounds like something I would do. at least it got you away from the books for a bit! silver lining, and all that.
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[User Picture]From: kmg_365
2006-06-12 12:31 pm (UTC)
Single-ply or double? Because double, oddly enough, would have been a bigger pain in the ass. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-12 01:05 pm (UTC)
Single, thank heavens. Double would indeed have come even further apart.
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[User Picture]From: miripanda
2006-06-12 02:52 pm (UTC)
hee hee...it's like the universe was watching you study and decided....Well, that clearly needs to stop.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-06-12 03:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, pretty much! I have no idea how I missed it, though I suspect that Ferrett might have knocked it in when he emptied the dryer, rushing around to get packed for his trip home to see family.
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