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4.29.2010

whirlpool.


yesterday something hideous moved through me.

a mood.

a bad mood.

a bad mood to end all other bad moods.

i walked past the bathroom in the new apartment and stopped.

my love for this new bathroom knows no bounds. our tuscan bathroom, i call it. (something about the tan stones has led me to dub it as such).

our tuscan bathroom has a whirlpool bath. and because i've long longed for a bath in which to fall apart, i thought, hmmm... this tub will do. this tub will definitely do.

and so i ran the warm water. climbed in. prepared for some kind of release and pressed the whirlpool button.

rumble. bubble. rummmmmble.



and dirt.

an explosion of dirt.

yes, dirt.

i quickly turned the whirlpool button off.

and remained in the warm water as the brown chunks outfitted in various sizes and shapes swirled and pooled around me.

and i thought, yup, this is about right.

after all, it was release i had been in search of. and beggars can't be choosers.

19 comments:

Claire Kiefer said...

hilarious! I take a bath every day, and although I don't have a whirlpool, most days my bath is full of bubbles. Baths are the most comforting, relaxing, delightful thing in the world. I could never live in an apartment without a bathtub!!

Noodles and Waffles said...

I wish my house had a tub. I long to soak.

Ashley said...

Sometimes you have the best of luck and other times you have the worst. This was a worst of luck kind of a day!
Thanks for the sharing! :)

Angela said...

Oh no! You poor thing... I've never had a whirlpool tub, I had no idea they could do that! I hope today is better for you than yesterday <3

lindsey said...

words cannot express how much i ADORE you. and your stories. you always find a way to move me.

xo

laura marie said...

^^^ i second what lindsey said :)

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erin elder said...

There was indeed something about yesterday that was particularly BAD... I am rarely clumsy, but yesterday I managed to trip, stub my toe, scrape my hand, and slam my finger in a drawer. There was also a moment spilt coffee...

So yeah, I was not fond of yesterday. But that is the beauty of it. It is over... on to the next day!!

{Great story though. I hope your luck turns around and you find that bath tub therapy you need}

Ashley said...

I can't help but laugh...its like the icing on the cake of a bad day...priceless!

JKreids said...

hahaha! oh that made me snicker. :p

JKreids said...

p.s. I like the new font and to see the old banner back.

for what it's worth.


:)

christine said...

Oh dear. I've actually had that happen to me before. Apparently, if the jets haven't been used for a while stuff settles inside them. It's a good idea to run them every once in a while.

Sorry, your moment was ruined.

I like the new font and banner too.

Fairfield said...

hahaha.

oh man.

Jalene said...

oh. my. gosh.


quite hilarious.

and disturbing.



i love the banner. btw.

Cassie said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe you were so calm sitting there!

What a funny memory, though. :)

Jacob said...

that would stink :(
Sorry you were having a bad day!

Dia said...

=)) This reminds me of "Under the Tuscan Sun"!

runningfiance said...

oh no! I once lived in a house that had a hot tub and had that exact thing happen. Such a letdown (((hugs)) Sorry about your bad day!

like a rolling stone... said...

O MY WORD!!
please tell me it was JUST dirt???

ah. life can be ironic. you wanted a release and it came!
reminds me of the month i spent in uganda sans shower. i was to stay at a hotel with a REAL shower on my last night. i giddily undressed and stepped in, just WAITING for the fresh pour of clean water.

the tap ran black. LITERALLY, black.
i sighed. got out. and thought, "such is life..."

xo.