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By 606 (Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 08:37:31 PM EST) rmg's laundry day, fun loving cowwqas., laundry, roommates (all tags)
In accordance with rmg Laundry Day, observed today April 6, 2006, I did laundry. My findings are within.


I even took pictures of the momentous occasion but as my roommate has stolen my camera's USB cable you folks will sadly have to do without for the time being.

rmg's Laundry Day could not come soon enough. The pile of dirty clothes in my room was just shy of epic. Last week I only managed to wash the blue-ish clothes before losing interest in laundry, and after a monochromatic week I decided it was time to do something about it. I tackled the warm reds and browns today.

The load consisted of three t-shirts (one tan, two burgundy) two collared shirts (burgundy and brown), one pair of cargo pants (brown, fraying at the feet) and one pair chinos (grey). Into the machine they all went.

As the machine worked its magic I watched the opening episode of The Ultimate Fighter with my roommate (a drole reality television show about the interpersonal relationships of large, muscular men who seek to beat each other up at the end of each episode). While this was on, melting my brain, I composed a short poem about the washing machine:

Washing Machine

Churn, bubble
Clunk, churn, bubble
Grumble, tumble, hissssssss
shh, shh, shh, shh, clunk
...
chug-a chug-a chug-a chug-a
clunk
hissssss
clunk
whirrrrrrrrrrr
rrrrrrrrrr
rrrrrrrrrrrr
rrrr!!!!!
RRRRRRRR!!!!
Chunga chunga chunga chunga
Ahhhhhhhhhh....
Whirrrrrrrrr.....
Buzzzzzzzz
Click

At this point I fed the soggy clothes into the gaping maw of my ancient dryer. After cleaning the lint trap (why does my roommate always forget to do this?) I set the beast in motion. It groaned and shuddered to life.

45 minutes later I had dry clothes.

All in all a peaceful and meditative rmg Laundry Day. I look forward to the next one with anticipation.

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i like your poem by 256 (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Apr 07, 2006 at 03:49:34 AM EST
it reminds me of Big Sur
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I don't think anyone's ever really died from smoking. --ni
poetically onomatopoetic by ad hoc (4.00 / 2) #2 Fri Apr 07, 2006 at 07:00:31 AM EST

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you colour code your clothes before washing?!? by misslake (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri Apr 07, 2006 at 11:40:07 AM EST
that's nuts.
i can't even be bothered to determine if the clothes are mine before i toss everything in the machine.
sorting laundry is for suckers.
survival of the fittest clothes is the way to go. anything that can't take washing with everything else i own doesn't belong in my wardrobe.

i do try to colour code my clothes before wearing.

oh, i suppose i do own a few fancy dresses and i don't wash them with everything else. i wash them separately, on gentle.

i only have two code divisions by 606 (2.00 / 0) #4 Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 04:57:00 PM EST
The warmtones (red, brown, yellow, ochre, corral...) and cooltones (blue, navy, green). And there are notones like black and grey which I put in with either colour code when I feel like it.

Doing blue and red together over time make things fade and look icky.

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imagine dancing banana here

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like apartheid in south africa, by rmg (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 01:40:26 PM EST
my laundry scheme divides clothes into two types: white and non-white. (as it happened, though, i only needed to do blue and purple stuff, so this time i did a fairly homogeneous load.) even so, i support diversity and admire your fine laundry sensibilities.

i would also like to remind you that cleaning the lint filter is the best part of doing laundry. if your roommate doesn't do it, that just means you get to do it twice. bonus!

in any event, i hereby thank and congratulate you for participating in what i think we all agree was an exceptionally meditative and peaceful rmg laundry day!




[t]rolling retards conversation, period.

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