Tuesday, November 01, 2005

" Cell Block D" or "Just Call Me Domestic Goddess"

My latest experience of bliss is...you'll never guess...doing the laundry! I am reveling in the freedom to do laundry WHENEVER I want and with the Greatest of Ease. This is a phenomenon totally new to me. Never before have I had my very own washer and dryer. They are not the most spectacular of specimens, but they are MINE. No more carting laundry around in the car and doing it before and after church...

When the washing cycle ends, the machine gives out a piercingly loud buzz. It sounds, to my inexperienced ears, like the harsh, alarm sound of a jail cell door closing or opening...especially when the door to the laundry room/garage entry way is closed and the buzz reverberates in a hollow, empty echo. Brad and I were talking about it yesterday and when the noise shattered the peace of our kitchen again, later in the day, he yelled out, " Cell block D!" as if he was some sort of guard, calling the prisoners to their daily exercise time or something. I think that's what I'm going to do every time I hear it: yell, " Cell Block D!"

Okay. Yes, I know. We're weird.

7 comments:

Loreo said...

What's wrong with weird?! "Cell Block D" is totally funny! :)

Amy said...

That's great. :) I had the best time doing laundry at home when we got our house. A couple years later and I still don't take doing laundry in the same building as the closet for granted!

Kristi said...

Ha ha! We used to have a dryer like that, but it never entered my head that it sounded like a cell door buzz. Hmm...how does Brad know what that sounds like? Something I don't know here? Was Cell Block D his living quarters?

redsoxwinthisyear said...

Yes, I echo Kristi's question. Just how do you know what the buzzer of a cell door sounds like?

And Brad (or anyone who knows), I have another more serious question. If I am able (let's pretend hypothetically) to pick up a neighbor's wireless internet signal, is there a security risk to me in using it? Like, for example, can they hack into my computer and steal information on it? I'm not techno savvy enough to know these things...

DJ said...

not if you ennable a firewall on your system. and just make sure that no folders are shared on your harddrive. I share a connection with alden and we don't see eachother's computers :) at least not that I'm aware of :)

Shay Dawg said...

Ahh, I remember a year or two ago I was in the press room and saw the little laundry schedule about the washing machine and I was so amused.

Claire said...

Ah, yes, them were the days- the BAD OLD DAYS of hauling laundry about...