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hints from heloise

well. can I just say thanks to aimgrrrl for passing on the Safety Pin Your Socks Together hint. I swear it saved me an hour in laundry-doing time not having to pair my cache of socks which as we know is near the legal limit of how many pairs of socks a person is allowed to own in the US. if you pin your socks together when you take them off at night they stay paired through the whole process so that you just pick them up and fold them together when they come out of the dryer.

thus I have the entire day in front of me to freak out in. aaagggghhhh. begin now.

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eriktrips
Jan. 25th, 2006 06:57 pm (UTC)
it's just because I have to focus the nervous energy somewhere. if I weren't writing about my laundry I'd be making endless to-do lists or describing every meal in detail.

maybe that would be better?
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eriktrips
Jan. 25th, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC)
ok yes you are right about the fresh air. I drove to the other side of town today. still here actually. don't know if that counts.
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eriktrips
Jan. 26th, 2006 04:03 am (UTC)
I did get out of the car and walked a couple of blocks.

and I sat in the cafe at the Art Institute, which is constructed so that very little of it is actually indoors.
daisydumont
Jan. 25th, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC)
what a good idea! i've had the job of sorting gerry's socks for years, and i loathe it. trying to see the difference between dark blue and black just about blinds me. thanks!
eriktrips
Jan. 25th, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC)
oh yeah that would be annoying. my socks are just about all gray and various brands of hiking socks so at least they are easy to pair in that way.
plangge
Jan. 25th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
So smart! My one nervous concern - the safety pins didn't rip or put holes in any of the socks?
eriktrips
Jan. 25th, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC)
I was a little worried about that but as far as I can tell they are all ok. but I wear very thick hiking socks most of the time. if you had dressier socks I don't know how well they would hold up.
aimgrrrl
Jan. 26th, 2006 02:36 am (UTC)
nope! even in fancy silly girly work socks that I sometimes wear under work pants (when I can't get away with my oh-so-dykey smartwools I sometimes bust out those "trouser sock" things that are like pantyhose up to your knees, but slightly thicker)

They even hold up! I try to use the tiny little gold pins so they make smaller holes and are less likely to ever snag, but even with big pins I've never had an issue.

Bonus: never getting my regular sized smartwools mixed up with my girlfriend's kids' sized ones. Cuz even though we both can wear each, it sucks to actually GET one of each in a "pair" and have one tight foot and one loose foot all day... heh.
aimgrrrl
Jan. 26th, 2006 02:37 am (UTC)
de nada dude.

Saving you from searching out pairs of socks for hours is only "paying it forward." Someone told me the tip years ago.
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