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Fri, May. 20th, 2011, 04:38 pm
Wandering in Circles, Counter-Clockwise

I am literally going in circles in my apartment today. First a stint at the desk, to read emails, organizing electronic flotsam, and play "stalkbook" games. Then, after my already sore back starts to hurt from hunching, I go to my bed to lie down (which is where a dining room would be in a normal place). It's a book I've read dozens of times and usually enjoy rereading, but today it isn't holding my attention for more than a few chapters.

So, after thirty minutes of reading interspersed with gazing off into the kitchen, I get up and cook something or clean something. I want to do a full Cinderella of the kitchen, on account I need to check every grain productand wipe down all the shelves after I discovered a weevil-infested bag of flour. Next time, I'll remember to freeze my incoming flour bags. Cleaning out the freezer and fridge are extra penance, since I should know better.

Well, I can't clean for long (that durn back again), so when the scrubbing slows to a painful crawl I head out to the couch to get some movie watching done. This film ain't gonna watch itself (although, it's a Kaufman, so maybe it could).

From the couch, the desk is just a quick glance away. Then it's on to wondering what my guild is up to in Castle Age, and if Frontierville is working yet, and how I really need to track down a butterfly in Fairyland. Next thing I know, I'm at the computer, cursing my hands which already ache.

Sat, May. 21st, 2011 12:34 pm (UTC)
jadxia: Re: FYI

yes, I'd thought about going to some of the films earlier in the month, but didn't. Today would be a lovely day for a street fair, unfortunately I still have to do laundry and finish cleaning the kitchen.

Sat, May. 21st, 2011 04:15 pm (UTC)
lather2002: Re: FYI

"I still have to do laundry and finish cleaning the kitchen." - Jade

Chores like that are not worth using as an excuse, or even if they are not what one would define as an "excuse", missing out on the better aspects of life that are but moments in time that shall never be able to be experienced again. Think about that. ;-=)

Sat, May. 21st, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
jadxia: Re: FYI

there can be no enjoyment when you have weevils in your flour

Sat, May. 21st, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
jadxia: Re: FYI

or, for that matter, clean pants

Sat, May. 21st, 2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
lather2002: Re: FYI

Almost two thirds of British people wear dirty clothes fished out of the laundry basket, a new survey shows.

One in five men also admitted they occassionally wear dirty underwear because they can't be bothered to do any washing.

The research, by Persil, also found 54% of workers feel their colleagues can be slack about their clothing hygeiene, while one quarter said they would go to work in a dirty shirt.

When seeing families, one third of men would wear a dirty shirt to see the in-laws, while just over half of 18-24 year olds wouldn't bother to change into clean clothes when visiting.

Half of Brits also avoid wearing white clothes because they say whites get dirty more easily and involve more washing.

When compared to other nationalities, Britain also fared poorly.

The survey found Britons think they are more prone to wearing dirty clothes than the Germans, French, Italians and Japanese. Only the Spanish and Americans were percieved to have a more lax attitude to clothing hygiene.

Young people were the worst offenders being more likely to wear dirty clothes to work, to see friends or to visit their family.

In addition, only one fifth of those aged 18-24 were aware of the need to separate washing into different loads.

Spokesperson for Persil, Andrew Watson, said: "Even though many young adults think it is no big deal to occasionally walk out of the house in a white shirt that isn't pristine, that doesn't mean that they don't care about how they look."

"Today's young adults might not wash their clothes before going to see their parents, but the chances are they will do so before going on a date, or going to a club with their friends."

Sun, May. 22nd, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
jadxia: Re: FYI

I wear my pants 2-3 times before washing, unless I do something to get them really dirty. If I'm wearing a tshirt in the day, I sleep in it. My pjs get washed once a week.

The real problem is I either need to a)lose a few inches from my waistline, or b) buy more pants.

I only have a few pairs that fit me currently.

Sat, May. 21st, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
lather2002: Re: FYI

Weevils are good protein, actually. In fact if you eat 100 grams of weevils it will net you 6.7 grams of protein. Just remember: if you have a choice, always eat the lesser of two weevils.

Sun, May. 22nd, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
jadxia: Re: FYI