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sweaters, family time, cleaning

I really don't like acrylic, as a fabric. I always used to buy sweaters made from it, it's a popular medium for sweaters because it makes them very soft, but it wears horribly. Pills up and runs together and all that, and it's not soft for very long after you get it off that store shelf. pleh. I'm not buying any more acrylic. My sweaters this year will be cotton and wool. Cotton sweaters last forever, and they breath so nicely, and are always soft. And wool just looks nice. That's what I've decided.

Mum seems to have a similar issue with rayon, I'm not sure what her story is but ever since I can remember she's been discouraging me from buying anything rayon, she says it wrinkles easily. It doesn't so much, at least not in my experience. Who knows? I guess we all have our quirks.

Yesterday I went to see my sister in Hutchinson, she was at a debate tournament. I was so proud of her, she won extemp! My sister rocks so much. It was weird to hang out with college kids all day, and college kids in suits at that. Mostly black suits, it was funeral-esque. Anyway, I talked to her about everything, the job, life, our parents, the car situation, and she told me all about debate and explained some things and we watched a round of After Dinner Speaking together. ADS is entertaining, it's a funny speech about a serious topic, I heard speeches on toilet paper, guerrilla advertising, talk radio, hell, and shopping rage. My sister said they were the worst she'd heard and didn't like the topics but I thought it was fun because I'd never seen the event before. Afterwards, we all went to fazolli's and I had a panini sandwich and it was wonderful. There were about eight people on her squad traveling this weekend. It was funny to hang out with debate guys, they're so different than engineers, so much more... I'm not sure how to describe it. Just crazy maybe? Flamboyant, that's a good term. I miss my sister, we could totally live together and be thrilled, I hope she visits soon.

I just took a bath and it was wonderful, that was the other thing I was going to say. Baths rock.


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Oct. 21st, 2002 05:37 pm (UTC)
rayon does wrinkle easily. and it shrinks if you dont keep an eyeball on it. i dont like wool for sweaters. or in general. its itchy and it will shrink in a minute. i dont mind a wool blend though. put some polyeseter in there so it keeps its size and its all good.
Oct. 21st, 2002 05:45 pm (UTC)
yeah, I'll give you that. anything that's not machine washable kinda loses points, and most wool things are dry-clean only, and if you don't dry-clean them moths eat your clothes.

Polyester is nice, sort of a compromise, nice polyester can look just as good if not better than wool.
Oct. 21st, 2002 05:46 pm (UTC)
And she has yet to answer my emails or anything!
Oct. 21st, 2002 06:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, sorry, I meant to talk to you about that. I told her you'd emailed and she reminded me she had her hotmail junk mail folders turned on exclusive so if she doesn't have your address, it gets filtered out. She also said she was really sorry to have missed you last week, but Wednesdays are her super busy class-filled days and she's never in her room.

E-mail me at your address and I'll forward it to her, okay?
Oct. 21st, 2002 07:31 pm (UTC)
Dude, I email you from that account almost daily, it's where all the Spacefem's Boyfriend stuff comes from, remember?
Oct. 21st, 2002 08:35 pm (UTC)
okay, settle, I just wanted to make sure it was the right one.
Oct. 22nd, 2002 01:10 am (UTC)
Aw now why'd you have to go and do that?! Now I'm missing debate like hell. I did it all through high school and am now attending a school that has a very unorganized team that I really wouldn't enjoy joining.

I did Cross-X debate for 3 years, Extemp for 1. ADS was always great fun to watch :)

Did your sis place in the tournament?
Oct. 22nd, 2002 02:52 pm (UTC)
I miss debate often, but never tried for it in college because it's a completely different style for me. It was weird how nervous I would get at the beginning of a season, and then by the end it was just fun. Mentally draining, but fun.
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