Monday, August 16, 2010


At home we all have these routines and a basic knowledge that left few surprises in day-to-day life. For example, I rarely think very hard about what I'll have to eat. Laundry is an annoyance, but it's a mindless task. Most things are that way. By contrast, I spend a ton of time here feeling super ignorant about the basics.

I've completed laundry for the first time just now. I use the term completed very loosely. My work is done, but I just learned that air-drying pants will take about 24 hours.

In order to start the laundry, I had to ask for instructions on how to use this machine.
Washing Machine
The instructions were mind-blowing, so I'll repeat them here

  1. Turn it on
  2. Put clothes in
  3. Put detergent in
  4. Press Start

Drying is the tricky part. I've never air-dryed anything before, so I had no idea how long it would take when I decided to wash absolutely everything that I wasn't wearing and hang them up on the clothesline. Word is they should be dry by the time I finish training today. Luckily I was stylin' big time yesterday, so my colleagues get to enjoy an encore of my awesome ensemble.
Clothesline 1

The drying seemed obvious, but I wasn't sure what to do with socks because I hadn't seen any on a clothesline. I asked my roommate what to do about drying socks. Again, I'd be remiss to withhold this crucial information. To dry socks here, one should put them on the clothesline.


  1. Well, I'm relieved you were stylin' big time yesterday.

  2. I think we should have had a clothesline when you were growing up!