Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Day of Diasters

Ok..so it's been more like a 2 day period of disasters, but that wasn't as catchy. So maybe they weren't really disasters, but more inconveniences.

I was doing my hair yesterday, using my hairdryer and curling iron with the adapter for the European outlet. I learned early on I could use my hairdryer on the low setting and be ok and my curling iron was fine too. However, I nixed using my straightener whenever it started smoking after I turned it on.

So, there I was almost done curling my hair when, "sizzle, snap, crackle, pop" comes from my curling iron. Then the electric proceeds to go off. At first I was unsure whether my curling iron had caused it or the fact that they've been working on the electricity on our street off and on for the past month was the cause.

Come to find out my curling iron caused it and finally Sean found the breaker box and fixed the problem.

Fast forward to this morning (after I'd gone to the PX to buy a dual-voltage curling iron) and I realized I must have blown the adapter, because it no longer works. So now here I am, walking around post with craptastic hair. Currently it's in a messy ponytail.

Today, at the request of Sean, I walked over to the hotel to do laundry. Picture all five foot four of me lugging a massive laundry bag over to the hotel. Currently I still have grooves from the strap in my shoulder. Ok..I might be exaggerating a little. As I'm taking the load of darks out of the dryer I notice a pen. Yes, a pen that my husband left in one of his pants pockets. So now...he has black pen marks on one of his good shirts, two of his PT shirts and one of his tan shirts he wears with his ACU's. All of which he asked me to replace while I'm out today. I did apologize, but quite frankly I don't feel as if it's my duty to go through his pockets before I do laundry. I think at 29 years old he's old enough to do that himself.

So this isn't really a disaster, but a big gripe. When I first got to the library today, two mothers were in the computer room with their small children. One of them was at least four and insisted on talking AND yelling at an extremely loud decibel. The other child was much better behaved. Anyway...after 10 minutes of yelling, finally one of the librarians comes over and tells the mother she needed to quiet her child. After all this was a library. Ok, so I understand that children have their moments, they can't be good all the time. Increasingly though I've noticed horrible behavior in the library. Seriously, all of us here do not want to hear your screaming child, so get off the Internet and take them outside. I just think that's common courtesy.

So far I think that's all my disasters, although my back is killing me today. I think it's a result of Turbo Jam. Darn that Chalene Johnson!

I picked up Confessions of a Shopaholic yesterday at the library, mainly to prepare for the upcoming movie and finished it all last night. So after perusing the library shelves for a new book I'm headed to the ITR office to find out if we are indeed going to Florence or not.

Oh...and I didn't mean to make it sound that I wouldn't be going to Florence at all if I wasn't going with ITR. I just thought going with them first would be a good intro to the city. Once I get settled in my apartment I'll be out and about exploring and capturing Italy with my camera. You can bet on that!

Enjoy your Thursday!

23 comments:

Lindsay said...

*R* and I went through the same pen issue. There are 152 pockets on that darn unform, you cannot possibly be expected to check all of them!

His uniform, his pockets, his responsibility.

tootie said...

No matter how many times I check the pockets before I do laundry, something always sneaks through!

I hope your day goes better today. Can't wait to see pictures of all your adventures!

loquita said...

Note to self: Never mix my laundry with LT's. Check! :)

Erin said...

I agree that grown men should be responsible for going through their pockets. Last year, we had bullets in the dryer.

Mrs. Newlywed said...

I am sorry things are down!

However, his pockets his responsibility.

I don't check them. All it took was for me to run Mr. Newlywed's old iPod once before he knew I was serious.

Erika said...

I don't think men will ever learn to check their pockets. Good luck!!

THEhooahwife said...

Those pockets are killer aren't they? I make my hubby clear them out, I've given up on that for a long time now.

Hey, just a suggestion but ink is very easy to get out, just pour regular rubbing alcohol all over the stain and rub around a little bit. Rinse and repeat. It may take a couple of rinses but it should come right out. The last time you think you need to repeat throw it in the washer and that gets rid of the alcohol smell.

Hope that helps!

aka_Nik said...

I feel ya on the library kids thing. There's a special computer center on post now just for families so this problem can be avoided. Grr!

Mary Teresa said...

After a pack of gum found its wat from ACU pocket to my favorite shirt, I boycotted his laundry. He does it himself now like a big boy.

SassyEngineer said...

What a day! I agree that husbands are old enough to empty out their own pockets. We have had that same discussion at our house!

Tania said...

I agree with everyone else here: his pockets, his responsibility.

That Chalene! I thought I was the only one with a sore back after that workout. I thought I was doing it wrong because she makes it sound like your abs are supposed to be doing all the work!

Hope things get better for you!

Jaymie said...

We've all been there with the pen incident, whats worse for us is my 3 year old and her crayons and markers. Her pockets are tiny, I really didnt know those darn things would even fit there! Confessions was a great book, I just finished it Monday. Hope you day gets better! I just always hope tomorrow will cancel out today!

Honey said...

haha, i love your stories. i definitely did the same thing with a hair dryer. only mine shot flames out of the plug. and because i didn't learn my lesson, i did it again later with a lamp. it smelled so bad, i had to leave it outside for two days. lamps will work with just an adaptor, just make sure you get a european lightbulb, otherwise that will blow up too.

Sara said...

I check his pockets no matter what. I'm about to start making him do his own damned laundry. If I hear "baby where's my ____?!" for the 50th time in a day I'm going to freak out on him. And did I mention he's using like 3 pieces of furniture and i get two drawers? What the shit?

Gleatie said...

WHAT? My hair straightener won't work in Europe? This must be some sort of mistake?!?! Do they make a dual voltage CHI??? Now I might go hyperventilate a little bit. I thought I had everything figured out that would and would not work there! :)

Gleatie said...

PS--Thanks for the comment on my post. I am glad I found your blog! and I loved all the shopaholic books. Call me dumb but they made me laugh out loud!

Miss Adventure said...

Those are some truly hilarious...I mean horrible disasters! =] Sometimes when the shit hits the fan (pardon my french) you just have to laugh at the situation in order to keep your sanity. Hope tomorrow is a better day!

jlc said...

Can I just say that I LOVE you for using the word craptastic??

Oh and I totally had my share of traumatic experiences with European outlets. haha. Hope to hear /see more soon!

Kebi Cedawna said...

Matt's notorious for leaving gum in his pockets, thankfully, I always catch it before it gets into the dryer.
I'm so excited for Confessions to come out; if my reading time wasn't consumed with Microbiology and Pharmacology books I'd love to read it too.
Have fun traveling, hope it works out soon. Any news on your car?

The Mrs. said...

hey lady! I need your email address so I can send you a request for following privacy issues :0) have a good one

Megan said...

I don't understand why men have this problem.. most recently we had GUM stuck to the inside of Davids pants..sheeesh.

Kiki said...

Ugh, the pens! At least Sean ruined his own clothes. Somehow, when Stryker leaves them in his pockets, they only ruin mine! And I agree that it's not your responsibility to do pocket duty. Hopefully some day he'll accidently leave a $20 in there :)

Somebody's Princess said...

Hairspray should work on the pen marks. Spray them well then wash the clothes again.

I just recently found your blog, btw, as I've been searching out mil-blogs with the onset of my first deployment. It's great being able to find support without looking far!

Best wishes as you continue to get situated!