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Queen of Clean

By Thursday, May 10, 2007

Hehe... I guess I might be stretching the truth a bit with that title for this post, but it sounds good so that's what ya get. So my roommate has been out of town for a couple days and I have become very lax about doing my dishes. So lax in fact, that I haven't done dishes since she's left. I finally broke down tonight when I realized that my two choices of activities were (1) epi homework or (2) cleaning up the kitchen. After getting my midterm back for epi and while my score was above the mean (even in the top quartile) it was still a 46% and I was not in the mood for thinking about epi. Cleaning up won. And then I thought, what could make cleaning up more fun? Well, it's always better to show of your handiwork, whatever it may be, and being that my roommate isn't here to share in the enjoy of my cleaning I thought I'd take a few pictures to show off my "house-wife" skills.
First there's the before pictures. I messed up and didn't get a really good before picture. Really, the sink was over flowing with dishes at the beginning. I had to move some over the the counter that already had quite a few dishes on it too. Here's what's left in the sink that I felt I could clean around and still be able to fit the dishes under the water faucet. This picture just doesn't do it all justice! The task really was very very daunting and just made me want to keep putting it off for ever. But... believe it or not, in no time at all I was making great progress on making my kitchen sparkle again. First, I wiped down the dish drainer - 'cause it's always better to start at the bottom and work your way up and it needed a good wipe down. Then, I started in on the dishes. Wow, I didn't realized it until they started stacking up in the dish drainer but I had only used bowls the last couple days. All my meals it seems had been in a bowl -- either normal or Tupperware.
Here's my art-sty shot of the first bowls into the dish drainer. My roommate is very into these two colors - she had our bathroom walls painted pink to go with the old blue tile that was already there. Well, in no time at all the kitchen was visible again - not hidden any more by piles of dishes. Quite proud of myself, I dried off my hands, hung up my apron, took one last picture, and began to think of what I was going to cook for dinner (to begin the process of dirtying up the kitchen all over again).

I hope you've enjoyed my little post. Not the most exciting of all posts, but knowing I was going to post about this before I started helped to get the work I needed to get done done. That's all for now. Time to do some homework.

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  1. are you sure it was you that cleaned up? i bet you just hired a maid.