QUOTE OF THE DAY (OR MORE): "No, no. You don't understand. This is an '89 Calico. I'm pretty sure that exceeds the Kelly Blue Book value. The cat's totaled." --A comedian whose name I forget talking about a vet who presents a $3,000 bill for a 12-year-old cat

Friday, June 26, 2009

Loathing laundry

Dearest members of my immediate family (all of whom read this blog, I know...):
See the maid in the picture in a uniform with the nice, clean, folded towels?
Not your life. It's from a dream you had.
From hence forth, any dirty clothes placed into the hamper inside out will be returned clean, yet in the identical inside-out position. Capiche?
My preference would be to do less laundry altogether, so if you would all go around naked I would greatly appreciate it.
Sincerely and with utmost love,
Your wife and mom


  1. I tried mandating that anything not put in the hamper would not get washed. I was just left with piles of dirty clothes everywhere. Gave up. I do not have kids, so just the hubby to be annoyed with.
    I passed on your award as an addendum on my last post. Thanks again!

  2. Oooo, remind me not to tick you off on a Friday! ;-P

  3. Funny, or using the pronounciation of my youngest:

  4. You my dear have hit the nail on the head.

  5. Remember to check pockets for cash.

  6. I have to go to work tonight.... and I do believe I've broken a rib laughing!!!!!!!! You need to give up your day job, and Head over to David Letterman with this stuff!!!! I'm not sure what made me fall, head first, into this blog World..... but thanks to you, and about.... oh... 30 others...... I'm giving thanks for it!!!

  7. Yeah. I just have the Hubby but I'm not picking up after him. I think I generate more laundry than he does because his gym washes his workout clothes.

    Good luck with your mandate!

    I can't remember how I got here but if you run, you can't be that bad! ;-)

  8. The irritating thing about laundry is that it's never done. There's always more waiting for you even if you think you just did the LAST LOAD. Because there is never a last load.

    I loathe the laundry to. And making dinner.

  9. Yeah. That's right - mama-face.

    Yes, I run. I started running in college for exercise but didn't do much with it. I stopped and finally got back into it a few years ago. I've done two half-marathons but a full marathon seems elusive right now. I'd like to eventually do a triathlon if I can ever get the swimming thing going!

  10. How about folding the dirties and seeing if anyone notices?

  11. My Fave? I know you want to know...the underwear attached to the pants.
    How lazy do you have to be to not bother with removing them from your body one at a time?

    How stupid do you have to be to keep on separating them...?

  12. I've said it before and I'll say it again...laundry is the devil!

    I love when I find folded clean clothes in the dirty basket. Being too lazy to put clean clothes away is such a "load" of crap! Or is having the opportunity to wash, dry and fold them again a privilege?

  13. Oh come on, if it's near the hamper you know it's supposed to be washed. Do we have to do EVERYTHING for you?


  14. I would be pleased to have someone do my laundry whether it was returned inside out, outside in, or pink.

  15. ..."Not your life..."
    I love that and am going to swipe it. How do you feel about inside out socks in little balls? ugh!


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