Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday Confessions 5-17-15

Sunday Confessions
Sometimes (so, like twice), my roommates stray sock has ended up in my laundry and I don't notice until I'm upstairs sorting and putting stuff away. And instead of going downstairs to give her the grimy old sock (or placing it on top of the dryer), I throw it away (oh, and one pair of really sad, embarrassingly worn pair of undies). I feel like I'm doing her a service. So eventually she will have to buy new socks. It's not like they are expensive socks. I know it's a terribly rude thing to do, but the socks are really gross and I'm mostly annoyed it's in my stuff. Not that that excuses my behavior, but this is confession time, right? Worst roommate ever. Me, that is.

With the new regulations for water usage in my state, I have been trying to be more conscience of my consumption. So for the first time I did not pre-wash my dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. I just scraped off the large food chunks, and in they went. I know that soap commercials say you can just toss them in all dirty, but in the past food has still been stuck to the dishes. These were probably old and cheap dishwashers though... SO. With my dishwasher, the dishes came out clean! Yay! This is probably eye roll worthy news, but there you go.

This is also the first time I didn't have my confessions ready a week before. I wrote these yesterday while I was taking a break from laundry and dishes. You know, my favorite Saturday activities. Ha, I actually like the solitude alone time and that awesome feeling after everything is all clean and sparkly.



8 comments:

  1. When I lived in an apartment, there were times random socks would end up in my laundry basket. I never returned them, they just went straight into the trash!

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    1. I've never had this happen to me before! Even when i had to go to a laundry mat. I think if it happens again I will feel too guilty and will put the lone sock on top of the dryer. Maybe.

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  2. I am the exact same way about dishes and dishwashers. I once lived in an apartment that even if you pre-washed them, it would take at least two cycles for them to come clean. Ugh. No. I ended up mostly just doing 'em by hand at that place. I have also found two things that do make for a better load: 1.) Using better (that is, more expensive) dishwasher detergent and also? Weirdly, white vinegar as a rinse aid. I've used commercial rinse aids before, but I never felt like I got what I wanted. And one time I read this thing that said to put a bit of white vinegar in a small cup on the top rack every load and it would help for shine and stuff. Well, I was all "that's too much work" so if I have a "heavy" load, I just pour some white vinegar in that nonsensical extra detergent cup/spot that doesn't have a lid. And every couple months I dump a bit of white vinegar into the rinse aid thingy. Works like a charm. Best rinse aid EVER. I'm a little obsessed with exactly how my dishes are washed. I guess I don't pre-wash everything, but if something is hard-core, like a pan I cooked chicken in...well, it's getting a pre-wash. Ultimately, I'm glad I don't live in Cali. Especially with how demanding my cats are about having their water bowl freshened every hour.

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    1. I might have to try the vinegar trick, but i was pretty impressed with the dishes. but there wasn't very much stuck on grime, so i don't know about that yet. sometimes my roommate with do my dishes, but she likes to handwash everything by filling the sink with water and washing that way which i think is a bit ick. and she puts the silverware facing up in the drying rack with i hate cause when you grab to put away you end up grabbing the parts that go into peoples mouths. place them tine down, thank you very much. and if the tray is too dirty for you to do that, then fucking clean it and don't put just cleaned items in it. that is probably a personal preference.

      i only have one cat that requires running water, so we have two fountains, but i notice the baby kat waits until i unplug the one upstairs (can't stand that noise when i'm trying to sleep) to drink from it. So weird because the reservoir on the top empties out but she is lapping at it. I don't know about her.

      Yeah, california drought is tough... something else i haven't mentioned is the "if its yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down" mentality with our upstairs toilet... we don't flush after we pee. Downstairs toilet stays clean, of course, but upstairs, well. Ha. Gross but something I grew up with doing, cause there is always a drought going on.

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    2. also: i sound cranky in this response. i'm in a cranky mood today. part pms part i get annoyed with having to hear someone make the same noises over and over and my roommate has done her sigh after entering a room, sigh before talking, sigh before getting ice, sigh before going back to her room thing which i also have to listen to for six hours everyday at work and when i'm pmsing it just seems so much more annoying. this reply isn't helping my cause. i still sound like a cranky bitch.

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    3. I didn't really think you sounded cranky, but I can pretend. I am 100% with you on the silverware. Ah! I honestly believe I am the only person in my house who does dishes properly. Okay, actually Shawn does them pretty well, but I feel like he doesn't get the maximum use of the dishwasher the way he loads it and it's like "hey, I did a load of dishes" - but there are so many left. Ugh.
      Don't feel bad about the upstairs toilet. It's much more common thank you think. ;)

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  3. I can't help but giggle at the sock thing....I mean maybe I'd be a tiny bit annoyed (though tbh if a sock goes missing I'm less than likely to even care, esp. a manky one!). Having a roommate is tough, maddening at times. The drought sucks but glad you are trying to do your part.

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    1. I already keep my front yard dry as dirt (which is easy because thats what it turns into, a patch if dirt. The wonders of not watering!) during the summer, so im sure my neighbors think if me in positive terms and dont think my yard is an eye sore at all (lulz). I just figured i should actually start tring on things i do use water for.

      Roommates can be cool (extra money) but the sharing stuff is getting old (fridge and freezer space). I just have to tell myself its not really that big of a deal.

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