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Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

07 May 2006

Rainy days and laundry

Yesterday we rode our bikes in the rain. Well, to call it rain is a bit much. At most I would say it was a very heavy fog-- so heavy that my glasses were coated with water droplets. After drying my glasses twice, I gave up and rode the last mile without them, much to the alarm of Chad, who is convinced that I am as blind as a bat without them. However, it did me no good whatsoever to be able to see everything clearly, when all I could see clearly were the raindrops. Better to see slightly blurry cars than not see them at all, I say.

I was, in fact, delighted with the weather yesterday-- it was such a Scottish day. If I could have just convinced all the cars going by to drive on the left, my joy would have been complete. But they didn't. I read a blog from one of the AIM students currently in Scotland yesterday, in which she said that the temperature was over 60 degrees one day last week, and so she was able to wear a T-shirt outdoors for the the first time since her arrival one year ago. I'm presuming that last summer she was not acclimated enough to the weather to go out in short sleeves, because they always get at least a few nice days. Anyway, apparently Scots were bringng out the shorts and sandals for the 60-degree weather, to which I say: I remember those days. I used to lie in bed listening to the radio in the morning, waiting for the weather report to see if it was more that 15 degrees outside (translation: 15 C= approx. 60 F). If so, I was excited.

(This next thought may turn you all off from every reading this blog again, but I'm going to say it anyway, so you have been warned.) I'm puzzled a bit this week with the American need (possibly obsession) to continually be doing laundry. For instance, the clothes that I have on right now will be worn for 4 hours, tops. Presuming I don't spill anything on myself at lunchtime, when I get home, I will take them off and hang them back in my closet. Yet there are many people who would be horrified at such an action. Why? All I'm going to do in them is sit in church, and possibly have lunch. I do the same with my work clothes-- all I do is sit in them at my desk. Unless they get actual dirt on them at some point during the first wearing, I wear them all twice before washing. Saves water, soap, time, energy, and electricity. None of which would I so lightly throw away on anything else. So there's my thought on doing the laundry.


sparquay said...

Ach, I do that all the time with my laundry. Alrhough, I use the sniff technique... if they're ripe, then they are ready to be washed.
As far as camera's go, Kodak, Canon, Nikon are all well established camera names... you can't go wrong with them... well, Kodak can be a bit "ehhh". I'd stay away from Sony, because then you'd have to have a memory card that is only used by their cameras, and if you get a new camera down the line... it would again... have to be a Sony.
Do some research online and read the customer reviews on sites like Amazon.com and cnet.com. That will give you a good idea of how to narrow it down.

Lita said...

Ack!!! Dirt!

Just kidding. I would guess I wear my shirts on average two or three times before they get washed. Jeans can go a lot longer. (I do actually check to see if it's actually dirty and how much, too.)

My basic rule of thumb for wearing is more ridiculous: Did I wear it yesterday? Or, okay, honestly--Did I wear it yesterday and who saw me in it?

Though honestly, I am getting more rebellious about the "who-saw-me" factor. I mean, c'mon--if it's clean, it's clean. What're they going to do? And is it really going to matter?