Thursday, January 17, 2008

Eulogy for my brown tunic top...

This is a completely pointless thing to write about, and I feel that I should warn you of that from the start. Marley was dead, as dead as a doornail...sorry, that was the wrong warning. Warning: Stupid, completely pointless and arbitrary blog to follow! (That was for all you CPaPs from Ravelry, if there are any reading!) Here goes!

My mother bought me the most adorable brown tunic top a few weeks before Christmas. It is (was) long-sleeved with a satin bow, and long enough to wear as a very short dress. Note that I did NOT wear it as a very short dress, but it looked excellent over jeans. I wore it for the first time last week.

I should stop and say, for those who don't already know, that proper laundry etiquette is practically an obsession with me. Loads are sorter by material, color and ability to hold onto cat hair. All stains MUST be pretreated, then checked after washing but before drying to ensure proper stain removal. All tags MUST be read. This being said, last week I committed a laundry faux pas of epic proportion. I sorted laundry one day, but didn't finish until the next. Because of this, I forgot that my brown tunic top was in a load with Chris' dress shirts. As a result of my forgetfulness, I failed to take the top out of the washer and "lay flat to dry" as instructed. Instead, I dried it with the dress shirts. When I took out the load, I was dismayed to find that my brown tunic top is now only long-sleeved and dress-length if a munchkin is going to be wearing it. It is now half-sleeved and hip length.

Oh, poor brown tunic top! How I will mourn you! How I enjoyed the day I wore you! How I wish I hadn't forgotten and dried you like a common dress shirt!

There, that's enough eulogizing, if that's a word. Hmm...spell-check recognized it, so I guess it is. There's a lesson to be learned here. Never dry rayon! (Unless of course, you have some munchkins you need to clothe!)

6 comments:

Josh and Brooke said...

First of all, my condolences.

I think that is a pretty common thing! I know I inherited quite a few clothes when I was younger because my Mom dried them... and I have had to give Payton several of my sweaters. I think Payton may even have some of April's clothes... It is always nice to have a munchkin in your family! :o)

Christina said...

Firstly - Now you can wear it as a VERY short dress as opposed to a very short dress.

Secondly - I enjoy how you labled it as "laundry accident." It's as though you are anticipating more so that you can have a collection of laundry accident labled posts.

The Almighty Betherson "Ninja" said...

i feel your pain. i've got about ten shirts that need a eulogy. can i hire you?

Lista said...

Certainly, you can hire me! Could you pay me in woolite?

Andrea said...

maybe if as a child you would have stayed home more saturdays to help me with the laundry instead of flying around in a tutu you would be as schooled in laundry as i am. you know i'm an expert at it. you can tell by my bedroom.

Amy said...

My deepest and sincerest sympathies. Might I suggest selling off your dryer? With the money you could buy many replacement shirts! Who needs dry clothing?