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Musings from the Laundromat: Saturday Edition

Yes, Saturday!

Insert dramatic music and shocked face here.  Or, a dramatic chipmunk will do:


I am still determined to get two entire days in a row of pure movie-watching, snack-eating, guilt-free nap-if-I-want-to debauchery.  But, since I’m the kind of person who can’t sit still – it’s doubtful that will happen even with the opportunity.

I was going to name this post: Random nonsense – until I realized that could be the title of all my other posts (except the interviews.)

First random thing – as I drove here, I did have my reservations about switching up my routine.  Would my table be open?  What about my washing machines I like to use?  Would the place be mobbed?  Then I chuckled at the last thought – it IS Saturday after all, and other people have things that they do – outside of the house – for fun.

The place is pretty empty – but my table is taken.  I’m at the umbrella table.  But, on the upside, the umbrella table is right next to the washing machines I like to use, and they were available.  Color me … um … happy, but not as happy as this umbrella:

Actual view when I look up

Actual view when I look up

There’s something I’ve been meaning to share (and this is when the men who read my blog might want to go do something else.  Wait – there I go being sexist again!  Men could want beautiful hair!  Sorry guys.)  I have been meaning to share it because us ladies know that when it comes to products that actually work and live up to their claims, they are few and far between.

I found something that exceeded my expectations – and it’s only fair to pass on the good news.

AND … it’s cheap.

Here’s the product:


No, I’m not being paid for this testimonial.  (I wish – but I wouldn’t sell out on here) I would never endorse a product I hadn’t tried and loved.  But try and love this pair I did. 🙂

The shampoo has little beads in it – they burst and lather and the smell is amazing.  After I rinse, my hair is literally ‘squeaky-clean’.  It’s prepped and ready for the conditioner.  Usually when you don’t pay an insane amount of money on a conditioner – you can tell as soon as you squeeze some into your hand.  Not this one.  It’s thick – and rinses out leaving the hair feeling almost like you used a sulfate free, more expensive kind.

I have naturally wavy hair – so I straighten it quite a bit when I’m not in a curly mood.  As a result, I have some split ends.  The very first time I used the shampoo and conditioner – my hair looked amazing.  And not weighted down.  Light, soft, smooth.  Here’s me being smug with my freshly washed hair:


Anyway – get it.

I’ll wrap this up with some Butters.  With time on my hands, I’ve been annoying the hell out of her.  Taking so many photos and chatting to her, expecting an answer.  Here she was being adorable before I left with her ‘baby’:


And here she is giving me an increasingly common look. “Get out of my face with the camera.”


I say no.  I’m staying in that wrinkly, adorable face.

But, lucky for her, I’ll be occupied after I get home indulging in some arts and crafts.  I’ll be pulling out the clay and the paint today – I’ll share the results in another ‘Random nonsense’ post.

Until then Happy Saturday everyone!

Breaking News: My table just opened up.  I shall be relocating.  I sit with my back to the wall like a cop.  Like to keep an eye on the place … never know when a sock might try to make a break for it.


Musings from the laundromat – Fathers Day edition

There are more men here today than usual.  I look at them, and wonder – ‘are you a father?’.

One man in particular was checking his phone as I stood next to him at the washing machines, my overactive imagination had him being disappointed that he had not received a text from his children.

Probably he was just checking the time.  But, not in my mind.

We have a couple of patrons that I would love to talk to – first, The Man Under the Rainbow Umbrella.


In person, he looks the sort to still use a cloth handkerchief.  I imagine him refolding the newspaper he’s reading before he leaves.  Taking it home and placing it in the same spot his Sunday newspaper has been set down for years.

Then he’ll carry his freshly cleaned items to his bedroom, sparsely decorated, and proceed to put them away.

He’s tidy.  Efficient.  Probably has his Sunday dinner decided upon when he shops for his weeks groceries.

Of course, now I’m noticing the small pink and white slippers on the table next to him and wondering, does he have an ill wife at home?

If so, I love him more.  He’s doing the laundry and including her slippers.  Bless his heart.

Our next patron is the mysterious Man of Mystery and Adventure.


He’s sporting an Indian Jones hat.  And, no, that is NOT a purse hanging from his laundry cart.  It’s his dusty satchel!  Probably has a map in it.  Yes it does.  He feels safe carrying his documents with him into a small town laundromat.  Of course, the jig is up, as I have spotted him.  He doesn’t know how MUCH I know, but he knows I know.

There really are so very many men here today.  Only 2 women … strange.  Shouldn’t it have been that ratio on Mothers Day??

If you’re a dad, happy Fathers Day.

If you’re the father of daughters, treat women the way you would want your little girl to be treated – we notice that more.   Be the man who takes the pink and white slippers to the laundromat.

Wishing you a day of love and appreciation.