Carl and his parents were gone this weekend, so i walked in on an interesting scene.
As far as i can tell, he put his suitcase on the bed to pack it originally, removing all the blankets and upper sheet, then slept on the chair in his room or in the living room sleep chair when they got back Sunday afternoon instead of remaking the bed.
Through the morning, i asked myself, do i want to know?
Why he's now leaving the dirty sock in his shoe?
Why the shorts he ignored all summer long are now all off the hanging rack?
(The answer might be he was looking for his swimsuit. Either way, all the shorts were on the floor or in dirty clothes bins and had to be washed.)
Why was the dental floss tangled up with the clean socks?
Why, when he knew he'd be out of town and was told to go buy deodorant, he bought both men's and women's varieties?
Then there were those for which i have no picture, such as, Why was the callous pad stuck to the outside of his sock when you are supposed to put it directly on your foot? Bonus tip, don't do that, you can't ever peel them off the sock, the sticky part stays. Forever.
Or, why is the laundry stain remover in the car?
My habit is to grab the laundry stain remover spray bottle when i sit to sort his clothes and spray them all as i go along. Yesterday, i could not find it anywhere, and finally decided to look in the car. At that point, i couldn't find the spare car key, either.
Turns out, he was cleaning the car and has lost the spare key. Also, he was cleaning the car and couldn't find the carpet stain remover, so he thought the laundry stuff would work just as well.
Please note that it does not, and you can't get it out unless you launder the item in question, which, when it's the carpet or upholstery of a car, you cannot do.
At least his car smells better, like laundry stain remover spray.
Because it's still Cephalopod Awareness Week, a few more octopus funnies.
Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday!
Armed Forces Day -- Abkhazia
Cephalopod Awareness Days: Myths and Legends Day -- celebrating the most intelligent invertebrates in the world; for all the cephalopods of legend, literature and movies
Dia Nacional de la Mujer Boliviana -- Bolivia (Bolivian Women's Day)
Face Your Fears Day -- Stephen Hughes encourages you to use this as a day to try to do something you've always been afraid to do
General Pulaski Memorial Day -- US (celebrating Casimir Pulaski, "the father of American cavalry")
It's My Party Day -- so go have one!
Meditrinalia/Vinalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (tasting of the year's new wine; in honor of Meditrina, goddess of health/medicine, longevity, and wine, and Bacchus, god of wine)
National Sausage Pizza Day
Old Michaelmas Day -- Celtic Calendar
Revolution Day/Uprising Against Fascism Day -- Republic of Macedonia
St. Gomar's Day (Patron of childless people, courtiers, cowherds, glove makers, people in difficult marriages, separated spouses, woodcutters; Lier, Belgium; against hernias)
Sukkot -- Judaism (began at sunset yesterday, through sunset on Sept. 27)
Sunbeam Sliding Sunday -- Fairy Calendar (only occasionally on a Sunday)
Ventiane Boat Racing Festival -- Ventiane, Laos
"You Go Girl!" Day -- in honor of Kathy Sullivan, first American woman to walk in space
William Jefferson Clinton marries Hillary Rodham, 1975
Emily Deschanel, 1976
Stephen Moyer, 1969
Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, 1969
Jane Krakowski, 1968
Luke Perry, 1966
Joan Cusack, 1962
Steve Young, 1961
Dawn French, 1957
David Morse, 1953
Daryl Hall, 1948
Robert Gale, 1945
Ron Liebman, 1937
Dottie West, 1932
Roscoe Robinson, Jr., 1928
Elmore Leonard, 1925
Art Blakey, 1919
Jerome Robbins, 1918
Charles Revson, 1906
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884
Harlan Fiske Stone, 1872
Henry John Heinz, 1844
George Williams, 1821 (founder, YMCA)
Mason Locke "Parson" Weems, 1759
"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"(Play), 1984
"Saturday Night Live"(TV), 1975
"Imagine"(Lennon single release), 1971
"The Silver Tassie"(Play), 1929
The Comptometer (the first adding machine known to be accurate at all times, patented by Dorr Eugene Felt), 1887
Today in History:
Massive earthquake strikes Aleppo, Syria, 1138
Columbus' ship sites land on the horizon (the Bahamas), 1492
Huldrych Zwingli is killed in battle with the Roman Catholic cantons of Switzerland, 1531
Peter the Great becomes tsar of Russia, 1689
Explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee at the Grinder's Stand Inn, 1809
The first steam powered ferryboat, the Juliana, begins operation, 1811
Australia's oldest university, University of Sidney, is inaugurated, 1852
The Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished, 1871
David Houston patents roll film for cameras, 1881
First female FBI "special investigator", Alaska Davidson, appointed, 1922
With the opening of store # 1252, in Milford, Delaware, J.C. Penney becomes a nationwide company, with stores in all 48 states, 1929
CBS's mechanical color system is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, 1950
Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years, Vatican II, 1962
NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, 1968
The NBC sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live debuts with George Carlin as the host and Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as guests, 1975
The Mary Rose, a Tudor carrack which sank on July 19 1545, is salvaged from the sea bed of the Solent, off Portsmouth, 1982
The record high of the Dow Jones Industrial Average occurs at 14,198.10 points, 2007
A ban on fracking is upheld by the Constitutional Council of France, 2013
A TripAdvisor customer poll names The Black Swan in Oldstead, North Yorkshire, the world's best restaurant, 2017
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft makes an emergency landing when the rocket fails two minutes after liftoff, 2018
The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmen for the peace deal with Eritrea, 2019