Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mysteries of My House.....

Tuesday, November 17, 2009....

You know how people refer to the "Mysteries of Life", well, I'm more curious about the "Mysteries of My Home". I often wonder about the following:

1) Why is it that the laundry is never ending? Can anyone explain it to me? I won't even talk about how the dryer eats socks because I've finally accepted there is a monster who lives in my dryer and lives off socks.

2) If we take a shower to get clean, why do we need to clean the shower? Doesn't the soap and water have the same effect on the shower as it does on me?

3) Why is it all the leaves off my neighbors' trees land in my yard and the leaves off my tree don't fall into their yards? Apparently my trees are the only ones in the neighborhood that understand the concept of boundaries.

4) Why do I own an obscene amount of some obscure spice? Marjoram? Why?

These are only a few that come to mind. I'd love to know if anyone has answers for me or mysteries of their own....Share....I can't be the only crazy person out there thinking this stuff is just weird. Can I?


iasa said...

sounds like your shower, is a dirty, dirty girl.

kk said...

I find I have very little use for cream of tartar.

blueviolet said...

I've been watching my neighbor's leaves blow over to my yard this year and thinking that very same thing!

Badass Geek said...

I bought a spice rack for my wife, and there is probably only 3 out of the 20 in there that she uses. The rest is just weird stuff.

It doesn't make sense.

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh I love this. I always wondered that about showers...the leaves, well...I dunno bout that. My grandparents neigbhor's tree fell in their yard & broke our fence, yet they had no damage. lol. It's irony. My mom has soo many spices that seriously I can't even fathom using them in anything. There's one called Horehound...yeah I just knod my head & don't ask questions. =P

Anonymous said...

1) Shame, isn't it, that we have to just keep wearing clothes?! The Russians have a pretty good system for reducing laundry: they have a set of "house clothes" that they change into whenever they get home. Then, because you're wearing your "out of the house" clothes for so much less time every wear, you can squeak in a few more wears because you have to wash them. Of course, this only works if you feel comfortable wearing your house clothes multiple times between washings. (And oh, I do.)

2) Soap and water from showering would probably do just as good a job cleaning your tub as it does you if you were loofah-ing the tub and putting as much concerted effort into scrubbing it as you are yourself. It's all about the elbow grease. Although, your soap might have extra moisturizers and softeners and stuff that, while great for your human skin, can't get soaked into the tub's enamel and thus only build up unpleasantly.


Heckety said...

Oh yes to all except the leaves- our leaves disappear every year and can't be found anywhere- since I've read that leafmold is good as fertilizer on veg beds, I'm still waiting to try it out. You could post me your leaves?

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I posted about using my husband's blow torch on soap scum in my shower once.
I have to do the laundry for 6 people. If I had a dollar for every load I've washed and dried, I'd be a freaking millionaire. I think the socks get thrown away here because there is a garbage can in there for when I empty all the pants pockets.
After your comment to me today, I guess the biggest mystery in my house is do we have enough duct tape?



That corgi :) said...

loved thee mysteries of life; the shower one was my favorite

one of my mysteries of life; how can I go into the store with the purpose to buy one item I need and come out with a shopping cart full of food and forget that one item?


Jen said...

The laundry never ends in my house because a 16yr old male doesn't understand that towels can be hung up to dry and used again. Foreign concept, and a little scary I know. It also doesn't end because the 6 yr old daughter already thinks she is a teen and must dress appropiately for every occassion such as SpongeBob, iCarly and lounging in her yoga pants. I am sure she goes through her entire wardrobe each day and since they get thrown on the floor where I keep all the dog and cat hair they must be washed.

I don't clean the shower for that very reason.

What I would like to know is why is it the above family member can get the dirty dish to the sink, even rinse it off ( I have trained them well) but are completely incapable of getting the dish another 8 inches into the dishwasher?

Titania said...

I always wondered about the shower too. And since I got my house, the leaves, why do i get more leaves than my neighbors? I don't get it. In addition, I wonder about my dogs' shedding, how come they are not bald yet with all the fur they lose? It seems impossible to grow so much fur so fast.

Unknown Mami said...

OMG! The laundry! It's never ending I swear it reproduced like bunnies.

rxBambi said...

This made me giggle. Our whole neighborhood comes to my house in the middle of the night and dumps their leaves into my pool. I'm convinced. I need to set up a camera and catch them in the act.
Interesting point about the shower, and as for the spices: I have so many that I've had for years and I don't even know what they're for!

Zoe Right said...

I stayed home yesterday to work on the laundry....BAD IDEA. It's never-ending!!!!

Do they breed and if so why can't I ever find a matching sock?

Dan said...

What about wash clothes in the shower. If we are washing them in soap every time we use them, how come we have to launder them?

BTW, empirical evidence suggests that the sock monster only feeds once the herd (number of socks) reaches a critical size somewhere above 3. Research continues even as we speak!

Midtown Girl said...

Why do I have 20 coats/jackets but 2 pairs of tights..WTH?

ps - I am def charging a fee next time for my therapy services lol!

Kristin said...

If you figure out the laundry mystery, I would love it if you would let me in on it. It NEVER EVER ENDS!!!

FunnyGal KAT said...

For some reason, the dryer only eats my socks that have enough uniqueness that they must be matched, and not my husband's all-black ones. I am forever looking for my socks.

And I'm guilty of all sorts of things that sit around in the cupboard (corn syrup, cream of tartar, cornstarch, baking chocolate), but I've been on a baking tear lately and have been actually putting them to use (now, it's the healthy stuff like fruits and vegetables that are just sitting around!)

LiLu said...

I don't even know what marjoram is. Off to google...

Monkey Man said...

George Carlin did a bit on stuff like your shower anecdote - Why do we park in a driveway and drive in a parkway; if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight; or fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.

Constructive Attitude said...

hahaha. so true about the shower.

Anonymous said...

I have a lot of marjoram too. And I've never used it. And I don't cook. Want me to send you mine so you have more?

Matty said...

This is hitting home. I actually have been thinking about dedicating an entire post just to laundry socks. I am ALWAYS losing socks. I think it's a sock conspiracy. Your other points are on target too.

New England Girl said...

hahaha... these made me laugh so much! I often find myself wondering some of the same things- especially the laundry!

Ice Queen said...

I think it's obvious that your yard is where the party's at and all the other leaves of the neighborhood just want to be a part of it.

otin said...

Why is everything that is fun either illegal or bad for you? lol

I am doing Rant and Rave this week!

kys said...

Good questions, indeed. My shower never gets too bad but Hubs'? Yikes!

Jaime said...

1. laundry is a process... in my house, it never ends. hubby doesn't believe that laundry needs to be put away after it's been washed and dried. so i protested this idiocy by not folding his clothes, which literally took over our spare bedroom. his parents are coming this weekend. so he put the clothes away. i may have to invite them down more often...

2. now that's a question you don't really want answered. kind of like if you like sausage, don't ask how it's made.

3. you're just lucky, i guess

4. i own about 8 different canisters of cayenne pepper. i HATE cayenne pepper. i think the containers multiply in the dark of the cabinet...like bunnies.

Sunshine Mama said...

Or how about this one...How does the countertop always get messy even only a few hours after I've cleaned it?

And where the heck are we suppose to put all the paperwork that keeps coming into our house? ok...these are beginning to sound like rants and it's not even Wednesday.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I have Marjoram too. What's it for anyway???


Gillian said...

Love your Rant and Raves. I'd love to use this idea on my blog. If I may.

Little Ms Blogger said...

Iasa - LOL…I share it with my husband.

Kk – Funny, I have a lot of cream of tartar – isn’t it used as a stiffening agent in frostings?

Blueviolet – it’s not fair. Maybe you’ll put on another show for the elementary school.

Badass Geek – LOL. There are a lot of spices like that. Funny thing, you’ll wife will find a recipe that calls for the weird spice, forgets she has it and buys more.

Melanie’s Randomness – Horehound? Hmmm…..I have a lot of spices, but not that one.

Nothatkindofgirlblog - #1) please tell me you don’t recycle underwear? Gross…..2) so the only way the shower thing could work is if I showered using ajax or soft scrub – ain’t happening. 3&4) What? Marjoram is purchased every year for turkey seasoning….that’s why I have so much.

Heckety – Leafmold? Hmmm…going to google it.

Green-Eyed Momster – LOL…that is funny. I’ll have to read it. No help on the laundry? Do they fold or put away? I do it for 2, but I’m not working so it’s okay. Can you ever really have enough duct tape?

That corgi – that happens every time I go to Costco. Actually, every time I go there I spend far more than intended. Now I stick to the list and LEAVE the store.

Jen – LOL. Sorry for the pain. About the dishwasher they could have the same thing my hubby has – dishwasher fear. I think he believes his hand will be eaten if he reaches into it to put a dish in it.

Titania – I had a cat and I used to wonder that same thing…even after brushing her for hours.

Unknown Mami – I think you’re confusing laundry with dust because dust bunnies are real.

rxBambi – LOL. They could and I think you should put up the video cam.

Zoe Right – Exactly – why can’t I ever find the missing sock????

Dan – If you wear the clothes in the shower then you can’t wash your underarms. I hope you keep us informed about the sock monster – does he have a real name?

Midtown Girl – LOL. That’s funny since you live in NYC and closet space is a premium. Definitely charge or wear ear plugs (oops, I said that with my outloud voice)

Kristin – The only solution I have is paper clothing, but this could cause problems if caught in the rain although you’d never have to worry about stains.

FunnyGal Kat – I always question if I have the corn syrup or molasses and because my pantry is so dang small and unorganized, I buy more.

LiLu – Marjoram is used once a year in my house as part of the turkey seasonings.

MonkeyMan – I didn’t know – I’ll have to check it out.

Constructive Attitude – Isn’t it? Sucks.

Jules – NO….Marjoram is only used with turkey in my house and I don’t cook 15 lb birds on a regular basis.

Matty – You should. I’ve dedicated an entire bag to lost socks in the hopes they match the other strays in the bag.

New England Girl - why can’t the laundry magically disappear?

Ice Queen – LOL…the leaves have A LOT of friends that I don’t like.

Otin – hmmm… this is a mystery that goes on in your home? Hmmmmm… makes me question what you and steroid man do other than sing on Tuesdays….

Kys - Unfortunately I share the shower with hubby.

Jaime – Okay, this story cracked me up about the laundry. I LOVE cayenne pepper and if you have a garden, if you sprinkle it on plants it’ll keep away the bunnies and deer.

Sunshine Mama – The countertop can get messy within seconds of cleaning – I forgot about that mystery.

Joanna – Marjoram combined with other spices (off the top of head) makes a mock bell seasoning which is used with cooking turkeys (at least that’s what I use it for)

Gillian – Absolutely - posting tomorrow so just link to it.

AudreyO said...

I'm laughing so hard. I swear I put 2 socks in the wash and I could've sworn the same two made it to the dryer, but when I go to fold clothes, there is only one. I love all of my spices. Though a few I've only used a time or two.

Miss_Nobody said...

Our Tv,its just keeps turning on by itself.Creepy.You aren't the only one who thinks of such things,you are one who is not lazy enough just to keep them in their mind. :P