Contributor to HGTV Dream Home
Happy Monday! Today, Super Fan takes you inside the laundry room and highlights some of the space’s most important features. Take a peek.
Mary is a contributor to HGTV Dream Home.
Posted at 9:28 am
Good morning Mary, Gail and everybody it's a brand new day. I hope the sun is shining and everyone is thawing out, and is able to see that spring is really out there somewhere.
Yeah a laundry room.. The DIY Blog Cabin will be jealous, since they're still trying to find theirs. Sometimes I can't find mine either..
When I first saw the new blog thread, I thought I'd tuned into the DIY Blog Cabin, and wondered how they'd gotten Super Fan Gail into the laundry room there so quickly. Must be my short attention span. Or just my hope that they do indeed HAVE a laundry room at the Blog Cabin….
Guess my mind is focused on the televised winner's special this coming Saturday, March 19th. After all, I have to get ready for MARY's pop quiz! AND I don't want to miss Monica Pedersen.
Love you Blog Cabin comment. We would be in hog heaven with two stackables!
Yes, laundry room! Love the laundry room!
"You can do it Wyo_Girl…and We can help!"
Can you guess where I work??
-even though they have change there slogan this past year-I still love this one
HAVE A GREAT DAY! *smile*
Oh, is your slogan now, "More saving, more doing?" I would LOVE to work there, but I'd be afraid that I would owe THEM money at every paycheck, because I'd buy so much!
My first thought was the slogan "More Saving. More Doing." was about the HGTV Green Home, since it's LEED Platinum and so energy efficient, and there's so much to do around the Stapleton Community, but then I quickly realized that you were talking about another company. Next visit, I'm going to ask if Cindy's in. I'm always hanging around the garden department, and I might be ready to trade in my old wringer washer for something newer! Do they have front-loading wringers now?
I just got a front loader DBCoop, at Home Depot, because the top loader went kaflooey. It has all the bells and whistles, and even whistles some kind of tune when it's done. I am not so much into all these fandangled machines, but clean clothes are a necessity, so sometimes I take a shower with a bucket of water to conserve , and in the summer swim in the lake so I can get those clothes clean.
"You can do it" reminds me of what a convict said in the second Longest Yard Movie. That's the only slogan that came to mind Cindy. Also heard that saying in the "Waterboy."
The television slogan for Home Depot is "We Can Help", and since the topic is the laundry room, I would say you are a Home Depot girl. Every time I walk out of the nursery where I'll be getting a desert apple for the Nevada home, I always hear the very efficient and friendly Home Depot pals say "have a great day, and they mean it.
Wow Mary, a new post! I'm very impressed. Thanks!!!
Impressed…by what?? I am confused…this is crazy. I have not been on this blog since much more important things have been happening…….but really….impressed????
For some, yes. For others, it won't be a problem at all, BluSky!
Mary, do you have any vlogs of the storage space in the Dream Home? I know I'm not the winner but I'd sure like to see those spaces.
Lessie, I mentioned this to Gail on her Facebook page and she replied that the closets were good sized but not exceptional and they had not filmed the insides of any of them. Sorry, I know I was disappointed too. I had hoped to see the inside of the Master BR closets and maybe the storage under the stairs.
Speaking of the Blog Cabin just reminded me … I'd better get over there and check out the new poll this morning. It could be another busy day of voting.
And in case I haven't mentioned it recently, how about a poll whether we want the Urban Oasis location announced this week or next?!
Thanks for the reminder, Coop. We're voting on housewarming gifts for the Blog Cabin. I can't believe that one of the housewarming gifts is a refrigerator. That's different.
The title of this new thread reminds me that I should try exploring my own laundry room one of these days. I'm sure I'd be surprised by what I could find in there! ^_^
You might dig up a washboard to send over to Twin Coves– they may need it !
The front load HE efficient washers and dryers work great. We chose those for our loft when we moved in about 7 years ago. Having two sets will be a perfect compliment for entertaining those 14 lucky guests…
So true. It always comes out in the wash and it's okay.
And speaking of laundry rooms, which to my mind equates to work, I'm thinking leisure and vacations, which translates to tropical sandy beaches, palm trees, and pineapple.
That naturally leads right to Hawaii. More specifically, Kauai. Since construction has started (last November) there's an opportunity for Jack T to lock in one of these gems for 2012. After all, Kukui‘ula’s Club Cottages start at only $2.35 million for a fully furnished residence. Not out of range for a Dream Home, is it?
Don't you think that's comparable to the Stowe Dream Home? I seem to remember you thought the Stowe Mountain Resort was too expensive for a Dream Home. Anything's possible with Jack Thomasson, house planner extraordinaire, on the case. We are rooting for you Jack keep charming Hawaii with your nice tan and charismatic style.
Don't give up on your Kukui'ula dream Coop. Keep your tiki torch burning, just in case Jack's right around the corner.
The more I think about it the more I think I'm smelling a Humuhumunukunukuapuaa fish. and it's not just 'cause we're standing in the laundry room.
We've been blessed to take two vacations to Kauai. What a dream home that would be!!! Come on Jack!
I was thinking after alicesoneysmom posted a link to some of the other past homes in the previous Dream Home blog. What if HGTV did another show in addition to the Green Home, DIY Blog Cabin, Dream Home and Urban Oasis.
Here's my thought: With all the foreclosures occurring around the USA and people struggling, why not HGTV explore the possibility of buying their own past Dream Homes that are unoccupied; since, most of the homeowners didn't keep their past homes. Call the show, "Dream Home Again" (or a better name – just a thought). Put in place an awesome package along with the house; so, that the average family could actually afford to keep it!! Most people are looking for a "Fresh start on life". HGTV I don't know what your financial capabilities are, but I think this might be a good idea for the public and your ratings!!
Great idea Lucy. The average family would have a dream and HGTV could save face.
Hi BluSky! Well, that's one way of looking at it; but, that's not what I was implying from my perspective. A lot of bloggers ask what happened to the past Dream Homes and their owners. My first post above I was simply referring to starting a "New Show". We love the HGTV Dream Home sweepstakes. My idea would just compound to the existing show in the future.
Ludog, great idea; easy peazy lemon squeezy, but probably won't happen if the home was in a development (most if not all, were) and the homes were sold back to the development–or repossessed by them (? ) Just my guess.
I love that idea Lucyourdog!! What about Dream Home Remake, Buy a older home in an nice existing area of a town, that is coming back to life. I have a few in mind that need to be gutted and redone. They are large homes that just need love, attention and lots of new appliances. I love the Dream Homes but you are right, we need something we can afford to keep.
The only way I will ever own a home is if I win it, so here's to dreaming.
Good Afternoon Group Bloggies: Me too! I am in the laundry room today. Ashamed to tell you the first time in two weeks. So it will be a whole day affair for me. Then bang, haven't been here for over a day
and I rest a moment and LAUNDRY. I am not so sure about those high cupboards. I for one could not reach anything inside either of them so it would have to be storage for something I really don't need now. Let's see, I buy the large detergent liquid, and softener because our water is too harsh. Then there's the dryer sheets and clorox bottles and soft soap for the delicates. Will all of it vif the the cup-board below. Gail you didn't show us any of that. Could we have shown us the depth? You know how curious we are. Well my cats stuff is there too, but I guess the mud room is where that would have had to have been.
You know while I was talking to myself I actually forgot that the house was alreafy some-one elses. Be happy – what is the rest of that one?
Could it have been this, SandyLA?
Oh Lessie thank you thank you! You gals are so quick and know just the right thing to look for.
You knew exactly what I was thinking of and I just adore Marley. So, yes yes yes that is what I
was trying to say! So……..DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY
Glad to be of help, SandyLA! Happy I will be!
I am so sorry, I sounded real down and negative (BLAH). Laundry just isn't my thing and after that
there will be some ironing. Does HGTV ever give away an iron and ironing board? That would be
a good House Warming gift. I sure do hope that people who ski or play in the snow a lot win those
poles or boards. Can we see the depth of those cupboards please????
SandyLA. let's be real. My mother did not name me LessieHomemaker. In no way am I related to Suzy. Didn't I say my reason for loving the Urban Oasis was because it would be easy to keep clean? Therefore, I understand you perfectly!
That is why I would need lots of deep cupboards so that everything has a place and a place
for everything.!!! Thank you fof understanding me and my needs. I will put things away as
long as there is a place otherwise it is on the floor , on a table, or on a chair.!!!!
We must be sisters!!! I understand everything you've written. BTW: with my personality, out of sight is out of mind.
Excuse me but if you were out of sight, everyine would wonder where you were!!!
Let me rephrase, SandyLA. If the cabinets were too deep, I'd forget what was there.
OOHHhhhhh!! yeah that is right. I see your point unless I am deep inside the
deep deep cupboard!
Sheer genius wisdom, Deerspring. "Who wants to wash clothes on the last day of their life?: I can think of much more interesting and fun things than that.
The anonymous author is wise, Deerspring, very wise.
I went to take the poll, but can't find a pic of Eric. I didn't really get to see his face in other pics cause his face was turned. I'll have to search for it.
His picture was on the main page yesterday Cami but it's not there today. What a way to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Dream Home. I expected something out of the ordinary but never this!
Who really bet it would have turn out like this Lessie, being the 15th year and all..A wedding gift for the 15th year is CRYSTAL—if they had gotten a Crystal Ball for this house I bet they would never have seen this one coming–"Auntie Em" rather boring the whole process now
Crystal is a common stone, but a powerful one. It is mainly used in healing as amplification for the energies of the other working stones. In healing, the crystal point is best and the size can be important.
For meditating the crystal ball or point can be used. As it is a powerful stone the user should experiment with each to find what is best for him.
The Quartz Crystal has a similar vibration as humans. This is why using Crystal to meditate and keeping a Crystal helps one to know oneself. It will sometimes not work for a negative person.
Cindy, you are WAY OVER MY HEAD! Need to ask my sister to break this down for me.
Never mind I found a good one. They're so cute. I wonder how tall Eric is? http://triblocal.com/hinsdale/galleries/2011/03/h…
Darn it.. It looks like they won't be able to cash their check until the 19th. Don't you hate it when people post date your check. I would wanna put it in the bank now. ; )
Not only is the check postdated, but it's far too big for the ATM deposit slot!
That's HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL LOL LOL, I just about fell off my chair laughing
Drat! I hate going inside the bank unless absolutely necessary. Do you think Eric feels the same way?
LOL whyo, I've always wanted to receive a big check to hang on the wall. I never made it to The Price is Right though. Is that still on?
My son has a huge check like that – his scholarship was awarded by two beautiful Marines in full dress blues – metals clanking – in front of his graduating class. I have it mounted over his bed and go stare at it often. Checks like that are so cool no matter who gets them!
Did your son accept the Marine scholarship, ShadySideT? My daughter got one of those too, but she didn't accept it.
Too funny Cami!
The weather today was warm and beautiful here in Georgia, I got to take my horse on a 10-mile trail ride, and I get back to find a new vlog from Gail — the perfect end to a perfect day! I love the colors in the laundry room! Since laundry is my second least favorite chore (cleaning bathrooms ranks as number one), does the room also come with a laundry elf who will wash, dry, fold, and put away all of that laundry? Hey, it's possible — if they can make robotic vacuum cleaners why not a robotic laundry elf?
I agree with you 10000% CplusE!!! It's past time for a robotic laundry elf!
Then next maybe the bathroom-cleaning elf! That would be my idea of the perfect home!
You're on a roll, CplusE! How about a cooking elf for those times you're out all day.
I think the problem with a robotic laundering helper, CplusE, is that it couldn't tell the difference between front and back, whether the item is inside out or not, or which socks match one another. Now, if minor issues like that are not an issue for you, I'm sure someone must have a model in the works that you could test drive by now!
LOL! Sounds a lot like my husband when he puts away laundry! I could test out that model on him first, and when they finally "iron out" the kinks we can get the new and improved model for both of us!
Easy solution Coop. Programmers and Engineers. Gather a test group of 50 people who hate doing laundry. Hire the best programmers and engineers to interview them and then write programs and design the best robot to do ALL laundry chores according to the needs of those in the test group–10 college students, 10 single parent mothers, 10 single men, 10 working moms, and 10 single women. Once the programming and designs are completed, the experimental robots are given to the testers for a year. Each month testers must submit improvement recommendations. When improvement recommendations cease, laundry robots are ready for public use.
See, easy solution Coop.
Great idea Lessie. So what if this robot character looks like the original Lucille Ball, and she get a little misprogrammed and starts to overload the washer, and of course the sudz come out like Vermont pancakes piled high to the ceiling, in fact when one of us comes home to the washing machine the whole room is filled with sudz.
Hiya CplusE, everytime I hear about your long trail rides and the fresh airness of your rides and stories, I dreamily drift off, and think about sketching horses and the love for them that I have always had. Thank you for always bringing this dream back. I just saw something on you tube that's been on tv- I think you would love this. Pass it on to anyone that would get a kick out of it. Go to utube: Budweiser Clysdales American Dream
lol…lol….well,,,,it's a reality check for me my fellow bloggers!!!!!!!…..again….lol….sad I won't be the one ranting and raving on facebook about all the laundry I'm having to do….not that I would….complaining is just not in me….I might have bragged about cutting my laundry time in half with the double washer and dryer…Thats it…..So sad I won't be bragging….lol..lol..oh my,please don't get offended with me just having a little fun with it .;)…,,you know they wanted a response outta me don't ya know ;)
I don't think you're complaining Violetrose. Would I be complaining if I said I wanted that $500,000 check?! Don't think so. Who wouldn't want it? If I had to choose between me getting it and him, I think I would choose me every time!!!! Just saying….
Anyone wanna guess how tall Eric is? I think he's 6'4". I wonder if we can get a confirmation on that.
Can you tell I don't want to go do laundry… Lets see what other trivia I can come up with.
What kind of remodeling projects does Eric like most?
Do they have a dog?
And most trivial of all…… I'm going to bed. Goodnight
He could be 6'3" or 6'4", Cami. I hope they tell us. I saw online that Monica is 5'8", so depending on her heels, he might be that tall. Are you tall, Cami? I'm 5'11" and my husband is 6'8", so we always notice people's height.
Holy Empire State Building Wyo. I could tell that you were probably tall, but oh my, and your husband is 6'8"? My husband is 6'2". My twins are the shortest in their class, I'm hoping they'll catch up (I don't mean out of 30, more like 300). I'm 5'8". Both my husband and I are over 40 so we'll start shrinking soon.
I don't think this is "damage control." I would bet money that all these videos are shot the same day and they post them in stages. Maybe this one was suppose to post last week, but due to the untimely surprise we all got, it was postponed.
What you and I think don't mean a thing, but logic says I'm right in light of the very negative reviews and the timing of this blog.
Please don't take offense but a lot of people love to be HGTV's apologist no matter what. I'm merely stating what appears to be obvious. Just my opinion nothing more.
I think it is really tacky!! OMG!!
Speaking of cake how about a little break. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F66SApyDKa8&fe…
Hi alicesoneysmom, that was a great link to start my day!! Made me laugh, THANKS!!
LOL!!!! I LOVE this!! Thank you!
Ali Ali, ya just gave me my next vaudeville act for a talent show. Who says cake slices have to be on an angle or square. And that Cosby sure knows how to fill in the gaps.
Genious—-to come up with this material, find these songs, tell these stories, you really have it going Miss Ali and soney boy. We LOVE YOU!
What??? I just logged on after a couple days….what??? do we really care about the laundry room?? Where were the other post when we really wanted them….I am confused. why this now?? do we care??
Hi JenniferHI, in response to your reply to me, "Impressed…by what?? I am confused…this is crazy. I have not been on this blog since much more important things have been happening…….but really….impressed???? " Yes, I'm impressed because HGTV has been slammed because of the early reveal. It takes courage to stand, especially when you know others fault you, and continue prior plans which may very well be rejected. For that, I appreciate and respect Mary and HGTV.
I wholeheartedly agree with you that much more important things are going on in the world, especially in Japan. On a scale of 1-10, a look at the laundry room is probably 1. However, for those this blog reaches, I would say it's much more important than that. For example, take Alice. She served in Sendai. Along with others who served with her, they met and prayed for the Japanese people. Because I know, respect, and love Alice, I can join her in praying for the people of Sendai and doing what I can to help them. That's the camaraderie and friendship I find on the blog and that's very important to me.
That's why I'm impressed that Mary posted a new blog, not because I care about the laudry room since I won't be using it, but because HGTV is continuing to provide a place bloggers can gather to support and encourage one another.
I take "The Laundry Room' blog as this, Lessie:
"It may look like a huge mess now, but I expect that it will all come out in the wash as time goes on."
"Out with the Wash" means=1.(idiomatic) Of problems or difficulties, to work out, resolve, or become understood eventually and naturally.
Works for me Cindy. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Lessie.
Just got word my friends daughter, who is teaching in Japan, is safe. She was out of contact for a few days and everyone was sooooo worried.
So glad your friend's daughter is ok Nebraska. Hope that her parents are able to see her soon.
Sorry….I still think its weird to post this AFTER someone already won the home. It as if it was already pre-installed BEFORE we knew someone had won and they FORGOT to remove it. How about a post INSTEAD saying "Thank you everyone for the great response-all your entries were the MOST ever!!- of the HGTV Dream Home giveaway. Even though things did not go down as we all wanted them to.. still a deserving family won the home. Again, thank you to call our HGTV viewers for making the 15th year anniversary…can I say…memorable!!!"
JenniferHI, I understand your point of view. No problem. I love your HGTV speech. Too funny. Thanks for sharing it.
Let's have a party and dance the night away. The next Dream Home is right around the corner. The laundry can wait! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRcI-vGdXD0&fe…
I love this movie, alice ! So proud of the director, Luis Valdez, who was from Monterey Co. in N. California and founded a theater troupe, Teatro Campesino. He went on to direct 'Zoot Suit' and did a great job with this movie, too.
I think you just gave me an idea for my next vaudeville routine Ali
Love, love, love it, Alice. For those who may have a problem keeping up, here's something a little slower:
Thank you Lessie Soney and I love Sam Cooke. Rebuilding Seattle is dropping by this afternoon so I need to get busy. This blog is like a family to us. We enjoy your company and all the fun that we have here. Thanks will report back about my visit with Rebuilding I have to sign some papers just like the winners have to do when they win HGTV's DH.
Well, well, well…..seems like we have a blogger winner after all! When the papers are signed, we'll celebrate with you Alice, provided you don't have a non-disclosure agreement. Wouldn't want it revealed until the right time. You know how some people can get…;)
Great idea ali, throw up those rainbow colored fresh towels. Then they land on soft meadow grass, and we'll party and then have a picnic.
ALOHA, Bloggies! I think Hawaii would be great – but I'd prefer Kaneohe (Windward Oaho) or Tantalus (HUGE dream with beautiful dreams looking down on Honolulu) or Wahiawa (quietly living in the center of Oahu). i really would prefer just about any location on Oahu because it's more convenient than Kauai. If I were to go outer island – I'd vote for Hilo.
I just want to GO to Hawaii!!! Aloha!! *laughing*
Katie, Cami loves Hawaii also. So does Coop.
I'll bet Hilo has the most rainbows. <3
I'll also vote for Hilo or any other place in Hawaii. I could sure use the climate change.
You always seem to amaze me Coop!! I'm getting free Latin lessons, lol. If TERRINOVA howls tonight night it may have something to do with the bright light above: unless of course, you're related to Caesar. I'm sure she's got your back!!
SuperDogs! Wouldn't it be nice if we all had them.
I'm sad that Mary didn't ask us this year what we would ask the winner. That was always fun. Also, in the past, Gail would answer our questions on some of her vlogs, even naming certain bloggers, and I don't think she did that this year. I guess we all helped one another out so much that she felt she didn't need to answer, although Mary did ask for our questions early on. She just never answered them.
Don't answer to anyone who hollers Julius or Caesar today. Don't eat anything with the name of Julius or Caesar in the name. Wash clothes daily, and be sure to walk backwards. As long as you wear green on Thursday, you'll be fine.
You didn't say how hard it would be to walk backwards holding a laundry basket!!!
I was wondering if a super dog or cat is moving into the DH, and if the doggie DH is equipped with a washer and dryer.
I posted before that I would not be watching the HGTV special Saturday night. I will be partying instead. My oldest son, who also entered the giveaway, will be turning 30. Boy its really hard to say that because of course everyone must know that I am wayyyyyy older than 30.
This home would have been a great birthday present for him.
Have fun at your party, OmahaLady! Don't forget to TiVo the special so you can see if you won the housewarming gifts — that could be a pretty good birthday present for your son, too!
Oh I just noticed- my personal gremlin is back!
I just came back to remind you to be nice to that guy who's always standing behind you. Show Me,:o
Best if you don't go to the theater today to watch a movie. Keep all the knives and letter openers locked away, lest Show Me has jealousy or revenge in his heart. Has "Show Me" ever had an alias before?? Perhaps, Brutus, Cassius, Ligarious, Metallus, Casca, Trebonius, or Cinna??
If I were you, I'd sit with your back to the wall and the phone in your hand, in case you need to call 911. If you must wear a costume today, don't choose your Roman costume. Perhaps your peasant costume would help you blend in a bit.
Hey there, Deerspring! Thanks for making me laugh today! :p
As for me, I would at least want a pair of clean undies on my last day! LOL
My official congratulations go out to Eric, Catherine and their two children on winning the DH 2011! May you continue to be blessed with health, happiness, and good fortune.
I am very saddened to read the negative comments on here (especially the previous blog) regarding this contest, HGTV, and the winning family. Shame on those who feel these people don't deserve it, who feel HGTV isn't fair or builds homes for real people. I continue to be amazed by the brazen nature of people who are so quick to judge. I think HGTV should patrol the blogs for these comments, remove them, and disqualify them from winning.
Isn't it amazing how some people reason things out? Gimmee, gimmee, gimmee! Can you imagine if someone that was truly wealthy won? Oh my, I'm sure that would not be pretty!
They do it EVERY year….The complaining, the-all the reasons why they should have won it and why the family that did win should not have……This world would be a little better place to live in if people could just be "happy" for someone else. A positive outlook only produces a positive outcome….Some just have to wait longer then others…But it all comes full circle….eventually……..B)
It seems that most of the negative comments are on the previous blog, and I hope they stay there. Even though we're mostly chatting about laundry (with Cami's great puns!) at least we aren't seeing as much of the craziness on this thread. Good move, Mary, for setting up this safe harbor for us. Sorry, I couldn't come up with a laundry metaphor, but I appreciate being on this thread and away from the last one! Have a good day, everyone!
Safe harbor, LOL You brought back memories… Mary must hide in her laundry room too. When the kids are making too much noise or are fighting, I've had to run to the laundry room and shut the door. Sometimes I can't find anywhere to hide.
I'm very happy you posted this!! We should be happy for the winners, they deserve to win just like any one else!!!! Congrats to Eric and Catherine!!!! Not only for the home but also for their new baby!!! I can't wait to watch them on Saturday!!!
Et tu, Coop? Friends, Romans, countrymen — keep your distance until after midnight, please!
I like that, CplusE — Et tu, Coopus?
On a side note: although I doubt the historical accuracy of the statement, some claim that Julius Caesar was the first patient to go to his doctor complaining of stabbing pains all over his body.
Oh my, I haven't thought about this in decades — "the noblest Roman of them all"!
Hi CplusE!! Spanky really is a noble Roman in that video. He won't need the spin cycle for what he's wearing because all that metal would just CLANK and without a tag on the back how would he know which cycle is best?? Maybe his Superdog Pete could give him directions.
ROTFL. That's a good one Coop.
I think some of this Ides thing had something to do with the lack of bathing until the baths opened. Some folks were so slippery that they slipped on banana peels, thus the comedy and superstition.
Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny!
Excellent, SandyLA! Thanks for sharing.
I think that's why we have laundry rooms.
This IS a True Story…..just sayin…..
I know Caesar was killed for different reasons I just didn't have time to research the best word before school. The names, I thought could be a bit iffy too. I know areeve would probably give me a C for the 2 min. research effort I put in. Plus my resources, were about.com and wikipedia. LOL
So good old Julius was stabbed 23 times they say. I'm just wondering who was counting? I mean, was it like "one for you, and two from me, one from him, and three from them?" Were they keeping score on a chalkboard? How did they decide what order to go in, draw knives?
And the Caesar Salad? Did they name it after poor Julius? And Romaine Lettuce —did it originally come from Rome?
"No" and "sort of" are the suggested answers to those last two questions. The salad's creation is generally attributed to restaurateur Caesar Cardini, an Italian-born Mexican who was living in San Diego back in the 1920's.
Most dictionaries trace the word cos (or romaine lettuce) to the name of the Greek island of Cos, from which the lettuce was presumably introduced. Others trace it to the Arabic word for lettuce, khus.
It apparently reached the West via Rome, as in Italian it is called lattuga romana and in French laitue romaine, hence the name 'romaine', the common term in American English.
In the world of salads, it's a toss-up, apparently, between Arabic and Greek. And now, lettuce leaf well enough alone at this point…. Oh, and no tomatoes please, this is a clean blog. Food fights are only tolerated in the previous thread, along with lots of serious w(h)ining.
With the previous post, I was inclined to think…Wow…A….Then I saw your resources….You know me too well!!!!! LOL…:p;)xD
Aha there's my grade. Yes no wikipedia and especially no about.com. So I guess I'm not getting an A.;)
Well I see we're all still locked in the laundry room…. Anyone wanna go for a spin?
You are the funniest character Cami. I totally love your jokes and humor
lol…lol….2 is always better then 1…..when it comes to doing laundry anyway……;)
I was a little slow on the "spin" line! Finally got it. LOL
Q: What did the first sock say to the second sock in the dryer?
A: I'll see you this next time around
Q: Why don't men do laundry?
A: Cause the washer and dryer don't run on remote control!
Q: What happens if a wolf falls in the washing machine?
A: He becomes a wash and werewolf.
Q: What happened to the leopard that fell into the washing machine?
A: He came out spotless.
Clearly you have a very positive outlook about laundry:-) You are a laugh riot!
Cami, you always put a smile on my face! What a ray of sunshine you are!xD
Hi Cami, I just read your jokes from 4 days ago, I REALLY like the one about men and washing, soooo true.
Always Read the Label
One day, a housework-challenged husband decided to wash his sweatshirt. Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to his wife, "What setting do I use on the washing machine?"
"It depends," she replied. "What does it say on your shirt?"
He yelled back, "Texas A & M."
A blonde buys a box of laundry detergent, and it says on the box, "20 uses". A day later, the blonde calls the laundry detergent company and says" I bought your product and the box says '20 uses', but all it does is my laundry!
See, I would've answered, "It says made in China". Some of us guys do know the answer to this…..just saying. LOL
LOL, Cami. Thanks for the jokes.
The Top 10 Signs That Its Time To Do The Laundry
You're wearing your last pair of underwear in the shower consistently.
You've worn your sheets to school because you can't get them off of you.
Your socks act like a shirt does when its heavily starched and emit a serious funk.
Your roommate walks around wearing a full body medical suit
the Snuggle Bear on the softener bottle officially died last week.
Even after sewing 28 spring scented dryer sheets to the inside of your shirt, your friends still say you reek.
The phrase "Wash Me" is visibly written in your jeans.
Your red T-shirt is now green.
The boss pulls you aside to remind you that your company's casual days does not include your college graduation gown and scuba diving fins.
Too funny, Cami.
Love this, Cami! I might even be inspired to do MY laundry today. No….I still have dryer sheets I can sew into my clothes….
Cami, this is better than watching David Letterman , LOL!
Hi Cami, man this is funny stuff, love it,
I wonder how many bloggers would fit in the laundry room? If we had 20 bloggers in the laundry room at one time, how long would it take to separate the clothes, wash, dry and fold two loads of laundry? Remember, bending over might take up too much room, so don't drop anything.
Like Zep would say, "No Dart throwing either". The would be POO POO!
We'd have to get the dryer sheets out and spread them around a bit. Or just clothespin them to our noses.
If we're sorting my three son's clothes we might want to pin dryer sheets to our noses anyway.
Forever, we'd be too busy talking and having fun, plus would have left the laundry room after checking it out.
Oh your too funny for your pants, socks, and jeans. There is an old NY joke, which goes " how many people can you fit into a telephone booth?" We sure do need this humor right about now- HGTV and our bloggies offer this reprieve. Thanks Cams.
Mary, Mary, Mary how in the world you kept your job, after this…Why someone will like to see someone else laundry while my washer is broken and old. No hope, no more. Thanks for reminding me how lucky I am.
Why wouldn't Mary keep her job? After what? Posting a blog about the laundry room. Oh, how could you Mary… you know how much we hate doing laundry.
Mary is wonderful and isn't responsible for anyone's negative feelings, or expectations that everything should be the same–same every year. I hope HGTV changes things up every year. People need to relax, go with the flow, and enjoy the ride all the way. Why cry and be miserable, when you can choose to be happy– and be happy.
ALOHA, Cami. Amen to that! Although, thank goodness I wasn't ambushed early – the house was a mess and I was schlepping around in grungy clothes on the day that the winners were ambushed. It would have really caught me by surprise – but I'd have loved winning that beautiful Stowe home!!!!:)
And I am sure that there is someone out there who has to go to the laundromat to do their laundry who would love to have that "broken and old" washer. I, myself have been there. And if they wouldn't want it, I know for sure that some of the people who still use what's called a "washtub" and a "clothesline" would take it off your hands in a heartbeat. I know this thought helps me to remain "Thankful".
Thank you Gail and Mary!!!
Oh look our first load of laundry. Best not to leave you in the hamper, that just gets stinkier. In ya go….
Too funny ShadySideT–salute her little brother and then beat the tar out of him. Even though my daughter successfully defends herself against her brothers, I didn't encourage her to accept the Marine scholarship. Instead, I supported accepting the track scholarship she received.
It's way easier to make jokes about the laundry than actually doing it. LOL
What other household tasks might Mary bring up next. I'll be ready.:D
I think we're scheduled for a session cleaning the floors with the Bissels!
Well, I call the Spot Bot. Put it on the spot, push the on button, and sit and eat apple pie and ice cream until Spot barks… Is that how it works?
You are too funny Cami!!! The apple pie and ice cream sound good. Any other tasty pastries come to mind?
Cleaning the floors with a Bissel, not a bad idea but……..Ask your neighbors kids for more jokes Cami.
That's why I want more jokes or a new vlog Cami, otherwise I've got to do laundry and cook and clean and…… Got any more jokes Cami?
Howabout the ideas of March. You never know what faskinating ideas come from the piles of clean laundry.
Ok I just got a "your comment must be approved by the site admins before it will appear publicly" so are the blogs now monitored and they weren't before? Interesting.
Did you write the word shoe s (plural) We don't know why, but we cannot write shoe s we can only write shoe. This is an improvement however, because before they wouldn't even let us write shoe. Some day we hope to have a whole pair of shoe s. If I had connected the s to the word shoe, you wouldn't be seeing this post, it would be in the admins office, never to be seen again.
Maybe they remove shoe s from posting because they too can be stinky.
Hey! I think we are onto something…
I thought it had to do with horse shoes. Not just the word shoes.
Why horse shoes, Sweet Liz?
<DIV>Well I think it was during the Bethel Blog Cabin and there were some horse shoes that they took from the barn and when someone would try to comment about horse shoes I think it got flagged because it was close to horse sh_ _. Sorry not sure this will go through! lol This is just my thoughts on why…may not be close at all.</DIV> <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”> <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”>
SHOES, Shoes, shoes!
Hilarious. I'll be careful and just post flip flops.
Dooby many of us have received the same comment from time to time sometimes knowing why
and sometives not knowing why. So I guess it isn't the word shoes. Don't know what you wrote
but they may allow it it and then again maybe not it all depends. We still don't know what it
depends on. Sorry no more information.
it always says that – just usually goes by really quickly for me. Except for the time I said " I bet" you could find something at Stowe Hardware …figured it scanned for potential gambling activities
Lucyourdog, Cams is a student of history, is a well read thespian, and a music teacher. The is no end to the talent on this blog. Ask any question, and all of us typically have an answer even if we have to make it up. It sounds pretty good
Hi Janzee, sounds Great!! Pondering??
My husband and I have been entering the Dream Home Give Away every day. Today when I told him someone has been announced as the WINNER, he said "Thank God!" Apparently my hubby has been stressing out a bit. You see he works for a ski resort and he was worried that the "owners" would think he preferred Stowe over his resort. Silly I know, but maybe things do happen for a reason? Just trying to stay positive and laugh a little. Have fun all!
That was funny. A day later and I'm still laughing.
lol….poor hubby…..yes….rolling in the floor having loads of "FUN"……I love it!!!!!!!!!!;)
LOL! My hubby was thankful too … so I'd stop OBSESSING! When I told him that the winner had been revealed, he said, "FINALLY!" … men. :p
actually my hubby's relpy was….."well that can't be…..I thought you won"….lol….I think that may be because as soon as the entering process was over, I told him we were moving to Vermont because I had won the house and the new car and the money……I believe a positive attitude brings positive results………..if you are wondering..I still believe….It ain't over till I witness the Ambush…and I ain't seen nothin yet….just sayin…..lol=/
March 19th is right around the corner, Violetrose39. We can all see for ourselves what happened.
Gail thanks for the new thread. Your happy face laundry room visit, is perfect timing for a a room in the DH that we haven't fully explored. Alas the laundry room– a great place where the best business,and phone conversations are held while folding and sorting. And right behind the organic laundry soap is a stash of luna bars, that are healthy and worth the snitch. Once a day I'm told, the fig, date and nut confection is more than delicioso.
I am lookin forward to the ambush, because the surprise element for a person/ people who've won is imminent, and that's what keeps me tuning in. And P.S. the evenings for me on this site, are a calming end of the day treat. Some things you can count on– no matter what's going on, HGTV offers a place to hang out where you can watch home videos, reach out to our friendly bloggamadillas, and find out the very next opportunity to enter to win the Blog Cabin, Green Home, Urban Oasis, and Dream Home. I know the odds are odd, but it's soo much fun to dream big. At the end of the evening, I feel like I've had a spa treatment.
That was a lovely post. I agree, this is where I come to regain my sanity (non clue seasons only) and relax.
Thank you Cams, your comments are like a big fresh salad with lots of greens.
This is where I come for fun, fellowship, and friendly advice, Cami.
Spa treatment, Janzee?! I've been jipped! I want my spa treatment too but at a real spa with hot stones. Then I'm ready for all that comes next…..maybe!
Thank goodness I love double entendres and read Gui de Maupassant when I was fifeteen. A real spa with hot stones is just up our alley — oh the luxury!!!!!
I've been watching the news about Japan a lot… The most impressive thing I've noticed about the Japanese is that there isn't any looting of the stores or running down the street with TV's or whatever else they can steal.. They are calm and quiet, and they seem to be accepting of their current situation, while they grieve for their loved ones. They are peacefully finding what food and supplies they can for what they see as other possible trials coming their way. What a heartbreaking but peaceful example of a catastrophic event.
Washing their clothes is probably last on their list of priorities.
Wow Cami, you bring me to tears, then make me smile. Thank you
So very true, Cami.
Cami so true. In my time there in the Army I was so impressed by the cleanliness of the people. No litter on the street. No one begging for money no drunk people no sleeping on the streets. Our Japanese friends told us that if a wallet was found on the bus it would be returned to the owner. This goes for anything else that was found. What remarkable people are the Japanese and they are handling this terrible event with the same grace they do in their everyday lives.
What a great testimony to Japanese people, Alice. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for this profound comment Cams. You always have a way of telling it like it is. I trembled and cried when I heard the news, called some of my Japenese friends, and then heard several commentators on Fox news reporting on the surreal peace and calm of a nation in severe crisis. The cooperation of the Japenese people is a construct that should be regarded for the all nations. I'm still researching what way we can help in the U.S. with food, materials, clothing.
I found some web sites that are helping the Japanese. http://www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS ;www.savethechildren.org/japanquake or call1-800728-3843; http://www.interaction.org; and the last one I found is http://www.worldvision.org. Ihope thes are what you're looking for. Lord knows they need all the help they can get.
Hi AKDad, bless you for this information and the wonderful research you pulled together. All organizations are viable and will choose one of your suggestions for a donation and then will participate in a church group program. I am back in Vegas for a few weeks, and will check in with my Japenese friends to accomplish a local network and support campaign. Having a direction for this world crisis, and doing something that one person can do is giving me some hope.
Can you post your findings on the main board so the entire group can read your suggestions.
I would love to post the web sites onto the main board! Now how do I do that.
Hi AKDad you replied to me, under my name. If you scroll down to the last comments on the page, you simply open the comment box and post on the "main page" so that your comment is obvious for everyone to see.
After your post last night and your inspiration, I called my friend and neighbor today, and spoke to her husband who served in the Navy. They are members of a church group and said he would ask his buddies about local programs which we could join in as neighbors. He mentioned that Costco was collecting supplies I think.
Thanks for the links, AKDad.
A freind has a daughter teaching there and she was out of contact for a few days. It was a stressful time when that was happening. She sent out a text first – then she got computer and telephone working. Sad situation for folks. I am worried about the meltdowns.
The meltdowns, and the reports of snow in the Sendai area— I am going to make some children's hats and warm baby blankets to send, besides $ donations. We can't take for granted that we have a roof over our heads, access to water, basic food, some warmth !! I pray for everyone there who have lost so much.
I belong to a Lions Club and our foundation has sent millions already- I send money through them because I know 100% of the donations go to charity. We have a Lions City in Haiti that we are building 600 new houses- not enough of course but we are helping. <3
Good for you, Nebraska. I love charities that donate 90-100%.
I'm also praying that the people are evacuated and not left in harm's way, LLColeman.
I'm definitely worried about the meltdowns, Nebraska. I hope it doesn't happen.
I was in India right after the tsunami there, and noticed the same thing. Families were living in tents near the beach because their homes had been swept away, but everywhere you looked, freshly scrubbed children were happily playing with makeshift toys and the Moms were washing the clothes in the sea and spreading them to dry on the beach. People are so resilient. Thanks, Cami, for reminding us what really matters in life.
Cami, I have never witnessed such discipline by anyone, let alone a nation. This is the first time I've seen so many people controlling their emotions, even when faced with potential harm to themselves and their families or when dealing with lack of food or water. Shows me that people have the power to control themselves regardless of situations or circumstances.
I guess you never know what is going to set them off! I wondered if my reply was going to disappear.
SweetLiz, how did you get them to give us our shoes back? I had no idea we could write shoes. Cool, now I can blog about shoes all day.B)
It's a mystery to me. Who knows how these things work from time to time or what sets them off.
This is liberating! Now I am going to try it without the word horse, or house, or a closet full of shoes.
Shoes shoes, no blues, got the news, pay the dues. No loose fuse, Get the goose, two by twos SHOES!!!
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