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January 28, 2007

Don't say I haven't been warned....

I was downstairs doing the laundry right now and was reminded of an amusing story.

I hate doing laundry. I hate folding it. I hate putting it away. So I don't pay much attention to what I'm doing when I am folding it. As a result, I often come home from work to find one of my socks, tossed unceremoniously on my bed, obviously by Brian who found it mixed in with his t-shirts. One day I came home to find a pair of panties hanging from one of the bathroom light fixtures. OK, Brian, I get it. I have to pay better attention to what I'm doing.

In fact yesterday, I took my car to Jiffy Lube and when I got back in after they vacuumed it, there was a black sock covered in pine needles placed on my passenger seat. I started laughing, at the thought of the sock being stuck to my pants and falling off in the car, and how long had the sock been stuck to my pants to begin with.

Anyway, one time a few years ago when Brian was working at either Pinnacle or Ward, he was walking through the office when he noticed something down by his feet. There was something dark sticking out of his pants leg. He shook his leg and one of my black socks popped out on the floor. He snatched it up and shoved it in his pocket, looking around to make sure no one had seen. When he got home, he threw the sock at me and said, "Guess what I found coming out of my pants leg today?" I started howling with laughter, and those of you who know me, know how hearty that is. As I doubled over, slapping my knee, he went on, "I do NOT need to pack socks! And I swear, if a pair of panties EVER comes out of my clothes, I WILL hunt you down, and kill you."


  1. Lizzard7:32 PM

    Use Liquid Fabric softner! It works better than unhealthy dryer sheets!

    I bet he wouldn't complain if it were really racy undies!

  2. I don't use either....I can't possibly remember to use softener!

  3. that's too funny! i actually luv laundry. it's the one chore that i feel some semblance of accomplishment when i'm done. i wash and dry 3 or 4 loads and then pile them all up, pop in a movie and sit and fold. then i make all the kids put their own stuff away, yes even the 3yo. (i'm so mean!!)

  4. Anonymous10:29 AM

    hysterical, JoJo. I laughed very hard at this one.

  5. Now you've reminded me of a story I'll have to put on my blog (especailly as I cannot get on to Photobucket).

    BTW, dryers are one of the worst things you can use vis-a-vis use of electricity - why not do your bit for the environment and dry your clothes on airers, radiators, or in fine weather on a washing line? And save money to boot!

  6. val: just remind me, what is a washing line...

    jojo: I love this story... was it a g-string or did it play some other note... it sure hit a chord with you... LOL

  7. I can barely manage to get the stuff in the dryer, much less trudge it out to the back yard to hang it! But I do love the way freshly dried clothes smell when taken in from outside!

    We don't have radiators in our house; we have vents in the ceilings/floors with forced hot air.