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May 23, 2007
Closet capers

I am hiding from my closet.

Yesterday, Andy's entire wall of hanger rod and shelf in our walk-in closet fell down. Actually, I think it jumped, weighed down by hundreds and hundreds of short-sleeved plaid shirts. Whatever the motive, it was a huge mess and I spent the morning sorting through his clothes and making neat piles: Goodwill, trash, and current.

Tonight he speedily installed a new rod and shelf, and we hung everything back up and he hauled the garbage away. I keep my clothes pretty well weeded-through, so I had nothing to get rid of, but then I decided to go through all the stuff in garment bags, and now I'm in a mess that is compounded by the Goodwill piles still all over our bed.

And all I want to do is go down and watch today's View with the latest Rosie/Elisabeth smackdown. And don't you all even start about Rosie with me. She can do no wrong, hear? We are BFF because I've had like five questions answered on the "Ask Ro" section of her website, including one today. So...everyone who has an insult to share with the class about her (that will of course mention her weight, as that is relevant to her worth as a human) can SUCK IT.

What can I put in the closet to get rid of that musty smell? I don't want to use something really strong and fruity, but it needs to smell more like summer in a bowl than it presently does (tm Joey Tribbiani).

Posted by Amy at May 23, 2007 09:08 PM

First, to get rid of the musty smell, you need to put some charcoal briquettes (spelled wrong, probably) in a plastic bowl lined with foil. Just set it down in the bottom of the closet and it will absorb the dampness. Then, you can try to get that "summer in a bowl" smell after the moisture is gone.
Good luck!
*and, yes, I do mean the charcoal bricks that are used in grills.*

Posted by: Nina on May 24, 2007 1:11 AM

You can try just plain dryer sheets to keep things smelling fresh; they don't add too much of a scent.

Posted by: Jill on May 25, 2007 9:18 AM

I have no useful suggestions for the musty smell (sorry), but about Rosie: I have to say that when I first heard about the argument on the news, my reaction was "oh please, not again!" And then I actually saw the clip and man, Rosie was right (also, good for her for saying what a lot of people are thinking but don't have the platform to be heard like her)! I'm not a big Elisabeth fan at all, but she really crossed the line this time. Like Rosie said, Elisabeth is a coward. Did you see Alicia Silverstone totally snub Elisabeth after the argument? Nice!

Posted by: erin on May 25, 2007 11:17 AM

"weighed down by hundreds and hundreds of short-sleeved plaid shirts"

I lol'd.

Posted by: Mia on May 25, 2007 3:54 PM

"weighed down by hundreds and hundreds of short-sleeved plaid shirts"

I lol'd.

Posted by: Mia on May 25, 2007 3:55 PM

I love Rosie more than you. Any fight she gets into I'm on her side - right or wrong. In this case, she was RIGHT. WTG Ro! That fight was scary though.

Posted by: jamie on May 25, 2007 9:30 PM

Im SOOO jealous! Rosie hasn't answered any of my questions yet. I felt SO sorry for her the other day and I cannot believe she's gone now, not that I blame her. I dont think I'll be watching anymore.

Posted by: Karen on May 25, 2007 10:56 PM

I am in shock that Rosie is leaving early. You know that my love for her is blind. My sister and I lay in bed together last night huddled around her laptop watching the latest video with Rosie and Helene. I still can't believe that it has come to this. I really do feel like both Rosie and Elisabeth tried to get along and even be friends. And even though I think most of what Elisabeth says is idiotic, I don't think she's a bad person. I don't even know. I can't believe I care so much about this, but I do. I never missed Rosie's show, and I haven't missed a day since she joined The View, and all I have to say is thank God for her blog. Anyway. Love you!

Posted by: Eliza on May 27, 2007 8:54 AM

Rosie once was funny, now she's just noisy and over the top. She really doesn't have any tact. I mean her comment about US Soldiers being the terrorists? There's a certain way to say what I think she was thinking...too bad she doesn't think twice b4 speaking? I 'd like to see her say that to a parent/relative/spouse of a soldier in Afg or Iraq.

She's funny, but she needs to learn to filter on more sensitive topics.

Posted by: mg on May 30, 2007 9:18 AM
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