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May 2nd, 2010


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11:22 am - Metaphorically Speaking
It's laundry day today, and after workout this morning I was hard-pressed to find something clean and moderately comfortable for the day. (It's also hot hot HOT outside, and not so cool in.)

In my rummaging around I found an old pair of cropped khaki trousers. "Aha!" I said.

(The Blonde Dog of the House snorted and trotted off into another room where I wouldn't disturb her.)

The trousers seemed perfectly presentable in the dimness of the bedroom. Just a regular pair of khakis, in fact.

When thirty minutes later I went outside, however, I remembered why these trousers had been put aside. At some point, on some bad laundry day, the trousers had been blotched with bleach. The damage isn't visible in interior light, but when the sun shines, the problem areas flare white.

I don't want to make this a metaphor. I keep making it one anyway.

May your days be much less free of old damage, may your days be comfortable and clean!

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From:paratti
Date:May 2nd, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)

Mental recasting

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Acid wash? An Ashes to Ashes homage:)

((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:May 2nd, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)

Re: Mental recasting

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I wish the damage looked as purposeful as acid wash!

(But oh, if only I could pull off an Alex homage...)

Hugs and a good Sunday, L!
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From:mamculuna
Date:May 2nd, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
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You can't have too many comfortable pants to wear for messy events like painting, cleaning, etc.! I started to write that you can't have too many pants to get dirty in. But maybe you can!
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From:laurawise
Date:May 2nd, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
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Hee -- actually, I just recycled a couple of pairs of painting trousers. I guess that they left a hole in my wardrobe... ;-)

Happy Sunday, with good May light!
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From:wildrider
Date:May 2nd, 2010 06:25 pm (UTC)
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I have a pair of black/stonewash jeans with some bleach damage, but they're comfortable, so I call them my "weekend jeans" and just be sure not to wear them to work! (Of course, it is fairly mild damage, not large splotches on khaki... but hey, if they're comfortable, maybe you can use them for "around the house" work, like cleaning and painting and the like!)

Happy Sunday! {hug!}
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From:laurawise
Date:May 2nd, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
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I think these will become 'around the house' trousers, and therefore placed in a different drawer. ;-)

Hugs and a happy Sunday to you and yours (including Mr Bo)!
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From:wildrider
Date:May 2nd, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
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Mr. Bo is sleeping the lazy Sunday away!

(Which seems like a good way to spend this rather blustery day!)
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From:headrush100
Date:May 2nd, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
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LOL. Sometimes, 'clean' is quite enough. May your Sunday be a restorative one! *hugs*
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From:laurawise
Date:May 2nd, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
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Alas, my Sunday is full of Work. This is not restorative, even in splotched trousers. ;-)

Happy Sunday to you, and a good Bank Holiday! [hugs]
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:May 2nd, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
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Much sympathy on the clothing issue. I was at an event today, expecting sun, and it was cold, cold, cold. Fortunately there was a stall selling promotional items, and they had one hoody left in my size.

I should bear in mind that May in the UK isn't supposed to be hot.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 2nd, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
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Oh dear for unexpected cold! But hurrah for one last hoody. :-)

Hugs and a good Bank Holiday!
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From:laurawise
Date:May 2nd, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
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I will happily share a few degrees of heat with you. :-)

Alas for discovering a bit of oil on your good jeans -- may it wash out with ease.

Hugs and good cheer, Rainkatt!
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From:laurawise
Date:May 2nd, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
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Happy Sunday, C, and may YOUR stacks of Things to Be Done wash away too. :-)
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From:anne_d
Date:May 3rd, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
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Consider those trousers a fashion statement - some people pay good money for bleach-blotched pants. Wear them with insouciance.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 3rd, 2010 11:40 am (UTC)
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Oh, if only I could pull off insouciance! Alas, on me it looks more like absent-mindedness. ;-)

A good Monday to you, without blotches!
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From:stateless82
Date:May 3rd, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
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Yes. Hot hot and hot.

And I just realized my favorite jeans are starting to fray at the knee. :-(
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From:laurawise
Date:May 3rd, 2010 11:41 am (UTC)
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I send hugs and sympathies for unexpected fraying. :-(

Also, iced tea and sympathies for the HEAT OMG.

[hugs]
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From:heron_pose
Date:May 4th, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
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You are so going to bring the bleached-spotty look in! You rock that!

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:May 4th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
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Hee, no, I looked dopey. (I keep thinking I should just go all-in and tie-dye them, poss. in an outrageous color like purple, so it TOTALLY LOOKS INTENTIONAL and FASHION. But I haven't committed to that.)

Hugs and hi and good thoughts, H_P!

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