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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:40 PM

What weird task do you like to do? I love cleaning the lint out of the lint trap. I don't know why.

I don't like doing the laundry. I'm not ocd. I just like it.

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Reply What weird task do you like to do? I love cleaning the lint out of the lint trap. I don't know why. (Original post)
applegrove Mar 2012 OP
hlthe2b Mar 2012 #1
TexasTowelie Mar 2012 #2
Duer 157099 Mar 2012 #3
femmocrat Mar 2012 #4
applegrove Mar 2012 #6
marzipanni Mar 2012 #10
BlueMidwest Mar 2012 #5
NRaleighLiberal Mar 2012 #8
nolabear Mar 2012 #9
stanwyck Mar 2012 #7
Phentex Mar 2012 #11
RiffRandell Mar 2012 #12
marzipanni Mar 2012 #13
pipi_k Mar 2012 #14
auburngrad82 Mar 2012 #15

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:48 PM

1. Watering the plants...

But, I have to restrain myself from OVER-watering.

I don't mind hand-washing the dishes--as long as there aren't mountains of them.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:51 PM

2. Cleaning the bong.

Because the work leads to a great reward!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:39 PM

3. I can understand that

There is a definite sense of satisfaction cleaning the lint trap. One, because you know it's a fire hazard otherwise, but also because it's validation that something is happening in the dryer besides just drying. All that dog hair/cat hair/whatever is being removed from the clean clothes

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:09 PM

4. I love to hang laundry outside.

Everything smells so nice and fresh.

(I like to clean out the lint trap too! There should be a use for that nice, clean lint. hehehe)

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:19 PM

6. Someone once suggested that you are not finding spare socks in the dryer - that is just lint that

has gotten together to form a new sock. LOL!

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:11 AM

10. I once saw paintings (lintings?) done with dryer lint

It's not as unusual an art form as I thought!-

http://tinyurl.com/7ctq8yn

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:12 PM

5. Putting books back on the shelf.

 

Dont know why. I just think its cool I have some neat books.

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Response to BlueMidwest (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:40 PM

8. The morning ritual...feed dogs and cats, grind and brew coffee,

assemble our various supplements, get out the cereal....my wife smells the coffee and joins at just the right time. Just perfect.

(whoops...posted this as a response to a thread post, not the OP...which is where I meant it to go! Clearly bed time for me!)

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 12:12 AM

9. That's the one I like.

Bunny the Cat and Pidge the Parrot both expect a very specific coffee making and feeding morning ritual. The dogs aren't up yet and it's our time to snuggle, talk and get jacked on caffeine. Oh, and check the email and check in with FB and DU.

The best part of waking up is cathair in your cup.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:26 PM

7. Ironing. Seriously

I'm one of the last of a breed - people who iron their clothes. I iron one or two pieces of clothing every morning. It's my way of starting the day by getting one thing to come out smoothly. And - ironing is very meditative.

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Response to stanwyck (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:14 AM

11. I have an iron somewhere but I never use it...

When the boys were little and needed a shirt for an awards' night or something, I might drag it out. I don't have an ironing board so...

My mother LOVES to iron and it's obviously something not passed down to me.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:21 AM

12. Making the bed.

Beds have to be made daily. I HATE unloading the dishwasher.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:22 AM

13. Cleaning keyboards

Usually just wiping all the keys and poking out lint and crumbs with a thin toothpick, turning the keyboard over and tapping bits out. I always liked removing splinters from my friends when I was a kid, a similar task.
For thorough cleanings, which we've only done once each, I made a diagram of this apple keyboard, and my son took a photo of his. All of the keys were popped off and tossed in a bucket of soapy water, washed, and dried on a towel. When all inner clips were dry I put them back on.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:42 AM

14. hahahaha!!! me too...

but the thing I like better than that is untangling stuff.

Necklaces...shoelaces...yarn...

Especially the necklaces. There's something gratifying about undoing those pesky metal knots.



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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 02:34 PM

15. My favorite

Emptying the beer bottles so they can go to the recycle center.

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