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...a sweatshop of moxie

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

In Search Of...Irons

Not Jeremy Irons, no.

Although a couple of years ago, one could have legitimately searched for his lost career. Heh.

(Is it bad form to "heh" for your own quips? Paging Glenn Reynolds)

Instead, I'm asking for your opinions on such a mundane household object as an iron.

My own just conked out (as well as my toaster, but that's another story) this weekend, and therefore, I need blog-pinions...another coinage!

So far, I like this, or this.

Any thoughts on the matter, would be very appreciated by my wrinkled Vera Wang microskirts.

P.S.: In case of trivia interest, I had an auto shut-off Sunbeam before. It was no great shakes, but it did the job.

Here I am, wearing my usual uniform for ironing.

22 Comments:

  • This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    By Blogger Ron, at Tue Mar 21, 08:16:00 am GMT-5  

  • Let's see...thong for ironing, french maid outfit for dusting, catsuit for vacuuming, Playboy Bunny outfit for scrubing pots, schoolgirl outfit for making the bed...just on outfit changes alone, cleaning sounds tiring!

    Ah, well, the webcam customers expect it...

    By Blogger Ron, at Tue Mar 21, 08:18:00 am GMT-5  

  • You? Ironing? don't you have someone to come in and do that for you?

    If that's well and truely you, then I all can say is we're not worthy, we're not worthy.

    By Blogger I R A Darth Aggie, at Tue Mar 21, 08:43:00 am GMT-5  

  • Normally I would not opine on irons. But, after seeing that picture of you I think you should go with T-Fal 1769 Ultraglide; it just sounds right for you.

    Victoria, about that cortadito....

    By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Tue Mar 21, 09:26:00 am GMT-5  

  • We bought a T-Fal iron a few months ago and highly recommend it. It's so smooth you hardly need any effort when ironing. It gets hot fairly quickly and my shirts come out nice and sharp. Two Thumbs up from me.

    Can we get a pic of those microskirts?

    By Blogger Renato, at Tue Mar 21, 12:09:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Let's see...thong for ironing, french maid outfit for dusting,

    I actually wanted a sexy French maid pic for this blogpost!

    But alas, if you Google Images "French Maid ironing" you'll get photos which sadly, only National Geographic can get away with publishing.

    And even then, only with black ladies.

    catsuit for vacuuming,

    Close. Wonder Woman.

    My iron cuffs attract the hairballs.

    Playboy Bunny outfit for scrubing pots, schoolgirl outfit for making the bed...just on outfit changes alone, cleaning sounds tiring!

    Ron, woman's work is never done.

    That's why we have to shop.

    Ah, well, the webcam customers expect it...

    Which reminds me -- I need a new Shower-cam, thanks!

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Mar 22, 01:19:00 am GMT-5  

  • You? Ironing? don't you have someone to come in and do that for you?

    We used to in other countries.

    But since I am not working during my sabbatical, I have to help out the 'rents somehow, you know what I mean? ;)

    I have also posted about this earlier, but I am in charge of the laundry, and of doing the washing up.

    There's a lot of the first, since I'm the kind of gal that wears an item, takes it off, and has to wash it before putting it on again.

    As for the washing up, it calms me.

    Some do heroin. I Palmolive. :)

    If that's well and truely you, then I all can say is we're not worthy, we're not worthy.

    Oh you are so cute, bless your innocent soul, mwah!

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Mar 22, 01:22:00 am GMT-5  

  • Normally I would not opine on irons.

    I didn't have you down as an ama de casa snob, Jose. Fancy.

    But, after seeing that picture of you I think you should go with T-Fal 1769 Ultraglide; it just sounds right for you.

    Sounds like a move best practised during the Winter Olympics, doesn't it?

    Victoria, about that cortadito....

    I'm way ahead of you. Bustelo, o Pilon?

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Mar 22, 01:23:00 am GMT-5  

  • We bought a T-Fal iron a few months ago and highly recommend it. It's so smooth you hardly need any effort when ironing. It gets hot fairly quickly and my shirts come out nice and sharp. Two Thumbs up from me.

    Two unburnt thumbs, I take it? ;)

    Well that clinches it for me. I'm getting the T-Fal.

    Thanks for being the only guy not to drool and give me a tip, Renato!

    What's the matter with you???

    Can we get a pic of those microskirts?

    That's more like it, fairycakes.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Mar 22, 01:24:00 am GMT-5  

  • But since I am not working during my sabbatical, I have to help out the 'rents somehow, you know what I mean? ;)

    Doh!

    Oh you are so cute, bless your innocent soul, mwah!

    Cute? yes, I suppose. Innocent? ummm...let's not go there. No, seriously. There's a reason I say Vader is a wuss...

    By Blogger I R A Darth Aggie, at Wed Mar 22, 08:11:00 am GMT-5  

  • Alabaooooo!!! Tu con tantas curvas y yo sin frenos!

    :-)

    By Blogger Val Prieto, at Wed Mar 22, 10:46:00 am GMT-5  

  • *falls over*

    Tefal do good stuff..amongst other brands.

    By Blogger MuppetLord, at Wed Mar 22, 07:41:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Cute? yes, I suppose. Innocent? ummm...let's not go there. No, seriously. There's a reason I say Vader is a wuss...

    Dude, you're just the man we need in Iraq!

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Mar 23, 01:36:00 am GMT-5  

  • Alabaooooo!!! Tu con tantas curvas y yo sin frenos!

    :-)


    Caballero, como lo tengo todo alborotao. Que nice!

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Mar 23, 01:37:00 am GMT-5  

  • *falls over*

    You all right, pet? ;)

    Tefal do good stuff..amongst other brands.

    I've decided to go the T-Fal route, thanks to the Sundries' reader replies.

    Thanks, ML. :)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Mar 23, 01:38:00 am GMT-5  

  • I forgot the obvious! "Moon over Miami!" [Claude Rains in Casablanca voice] Serves me right for not being musical!

    By Blogger Ron, at Thu Mar 23, 09:53:00 am GMT-5  

  • Victoria:
    I fear something is being lost in translation. If that picture of the woman ironing is indeed you, then I suggest in the strongest possible terms that you reconsider the photo attached to your profile and substitute this one.

    But you've been very coy about showing your real self all along. I can hardly believe this is how you'd reveal yourself. PLUS the photo says "kidding" in its properties. So I've looked.

    Say it ain't so.

    By Blogger Ruth Anne Adams, at Thu Mar 23, 06:51:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Me and my hunches.

    After seeing the My Ex post I suspected that this blog's hostess 'borrowed' the ironing photo from one of those shots (something about the room said South or Latin America to me)

    (alright that something was the door, and the blue paint, and the thong, and the nice, round culo on the woman pictured)

    (and I suppose nice, round is redundant since rear-ends generally don't merit being called culos unless they are nice and round)

    To make a long story, slightly less long and digressive than it already has been to this point, here's the mostly SFW link to the (very) NSFW site that Victoria mentioned before.

    (of course there is the possibility that one of her exes posted that picture to that site, but as she states her exes are gentleman, that's doubtful)

    (My Spanish isn't sufficient to understand the caption for that foto, but what I do find interesting is the Spanish language internet shortcuts that are developing (like 'q' or 'k' for que))

    As far as why I didn't add to the conversation earlier, I live my life mostly wrinkled, so I'm not much help in the irony (I mean ironing) department.

    By Blogger XWL, at Sat Mar 25, 12:26:00 am GMT-5  

  • I forgot the obvious! "Moon over Miami!" [Claude Rains in Casablanca voice] Serves me right for not being musical!

    I could also put a do-rag on my head, and then you'd have "Moon over My Mammy".

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Mar 25, 01:51:00 am GMT-5  

  • Victoria:
    I fear something is being lost in translation. If that picture of the woman ironing is indeed you, then I suggest in the strongest possible terms that you reconsider the photo attached to your profile and substitute this one.

    But you've been very coy about showing your real self all along. I can hardly believe this is how you'd reveal yourself. PLUS the photo says "kidding" in its properties. So I've looked.

    Say it ain't so.


    WTF, Mrs. Adams!

    I never took you to be such a bad judge of character as this.

    You think that I, vbspurs, would post a photo of my butt-cheeks on my blog?

    With my political pretensions??

    Well, boo-hoo to you.

    Although it's true you figured it out, without needing to be explained, unlike SOME men who will remain nameless, Val.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Mar 25, 01:53:00 am GMT-5  

  • Me and my hunches.

    Oh yes, Quasimodo.

    After seeing the My Ex post I suspected that this blog's hostess 'borrowed' the ironing photo from one of those shots (something about the room said South or Latin America to me)

    Yes, it did me too. :)

    I typed "planchando" (ironing in Spanish) on Google Images, and lo and behold!

    (alright that something was the door, and the blue paint, and the thong, and the nice, round culo on the woman pictured)

    Yeah, even in Spain you get these odd electric blue painted walls.

    Debbie Travis would be appalled.

    (and I suppose nice, round is redundant since rear-ends generally don't merit being called culos unless they are nice and round)

    Note that in Portuguese it's just "cu". ;)

    To make a long story, slightly less long and digressive than it already has been to this point, here's the mostly SFW link to the (very) NSFW site that Victoria mentioned before.

    Just call him Ellery Queen, ladies and germs.

    I didn't even click ahead past page 8, so I know you must've been PRETTY occupied with your mouse, meester. ;)

    (of course there is the possibility that one of her exes posted that picture to that site, but as she states her exes are gentleman, that's doubtful)

    Precisely.

    My semi-naked wearing green wellies photo would be posted on the Tatler.

    (My Spanish isn't sufficient to understand the caption for that foto, but what I do find interesting is the Spanish language internet shortcuts that are developing (like 'q' or 'k' for que))

    I was going to mention that in a future post!!

    I am "collecting" these 'sms' shortcuts from around the world.

    It seems quite prevalent in Spanish, though.

    Like bweno, hence my usage in another thread.

    As far as why I didn't add to the conversation earlier, I live my life mostly wrinkled, so I'm not much help in the irony (I mean ironing) department.

    Drat. That's a jagged little pill to swallow.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Mar 25, 02:00:00 am GMT-5  

  • Victoria:
    I asked because one I know lurks here. He told me if you confirmed it was you, he'd be high-tailin' it to Miami pronto!

    Best not reveal your pic. Guys are still droolin' here over your multi-ligual voice.

    By Blogger Ruth Anne Adams, at Sat Mar 25, 08:17:00 pm GMT-5  

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