Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I totally get it now.

If I'm perfectly honest there are a lot of lifestyle choices I have never understood.
  • vegetarians. I'm sure it's very healthy but I love hamburgers so much I don't think I could live without them. The juicy burger, the pickles, the onions and ketchup. I might have to grill me up one right now.
  • not taking medicine. Again, I'm sure they have perfectly legitimate reasons but my allergies are so bad I think my quality of life would be dramatically reduced without a good dose of Flonase and Claritin.
  • nudist colonies. Ok, this one's a biggie. I just don't get it. It's so hot outside and without my shorts, my legs would fry on the seat in my car. And what about all the great fashion out there? At least if I'm having a bad hair day, I can put on a cute outfit and feel like it makes up for my ridiculous do. And the cellulite? What about all the cellulite and body hair? I spend a LOT if time addressing both of these issues, but clothing is for sure a necessity. Does anyone remember the Seinfeld episode when Jerry was dating the girl who never wore clothes? They talked about "bad naked". i.e. opening a pickle jar, having a coughing attack, or worse, vomiting. That's BAD NAKED.
The other day, after a week of crazy, end of the year festivities, I attempted to regain control of my already dirty and messy house. I walked into the laundry room to this scene right out of a stay-at-home mother's horror movie.

I'm thinking those nudist colony folks never have to look at this.

By the way, all the clothes on the floor are clean, just waiting to be folded. That's nice.

I may be changing my opinions on nudist colonies. They might not be all that bad. No laundry, no folding, no putting away, and none of my all time least favorite, ironing.

As long as my neighbors weren't the same people who refused to take medicine and I could avoid witnessing a coughing or sneezing attack by a naked person, it might not be terrible.
And for sure no hamburgers because, you know, who would open the jar of hamburger dills?



MissHannah said...

I just have one thing to say...Naked about vomiting.

Holli said...

heck if I could I would go nude right NOW(NO LAUNDRY!!!)- and I promise no one would be lusting over my bod.(well besides my hubby) :)
Let me know when you start a ministry in the nudest colony! I am there!:)

emily said...

Eeeewwww! Naked wii?? Nice!

S. said...

no laundry is a big plus for the nudist camp...

I don't iron (luckily they do dh's stuff at the hotel). I told my mom not to give the kids anything to be ironed b/c it will be worn once and go in the ironing basket never to be seen again.

Pattie & Rob said...

I can relate...Thanks for making me laugh!!
Sometimes there are nudest in my laundry room, does that count? As the kids seem to think it's easier to strip down in the laundry room in front of the washer and then streak to thier bedrooms for clean clothes. However the clothes still end up on the laundry room floor instead of in the washer....LOL

Sarah said...

I have been guilty of your first two "annoyances" at times in my life...but the third one? NO WAY!
I was just discussing nudists with a friend....I would get kicked out of a nudist colony because I would be gawking shamelessly (and yet in complete horror) and all of the other nudists would get annoyed with me. :-) Kind of like when you drive by an accident, and you don't really want to see anything bad but you can't tear your eyes away......

And good point about the laundry--maybe we could just be "closet nudists" and save on clothes around the house?

Send your kids on up to Camp ToddlerWorld--we are taking campers (as long as they don't expect too much!)

Abbie said...

Oh I'm totally with you on all these points sister! Medicine is my friend. Enough said. :)
Although, at times I DO feel like I'm living in a nudist colony, the way Liv hates wearing pants. Any pants. Please tell me that will stop before preschool. I'm pretty sure wearing pants is a bit of a priority there....

JB said...

Yeah...never did get the vegetarian thing...I'm sure it works for a lot of peeps, but all the vegetarians I know eat worse junk than I do. And that's scary.

Nudists??? Well that's crazy talk. It's one of those things that I"m told they are out there, but in my little bubble, I don't ever want to believe it. Yucko. All I picture is an elderly man lounging on a beach towel. Grossness!

Colored With Memories said...

I think you have put it all in perspective quite hiliarously!

Mrs. Troop said...

Too funny!
Laundry is certainly one of the necessary evils of life.
Thanks for the laugh!