Girls Write Out
Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I'm a party animal, I admit it.

We got a new front-loading, LG washer and dryer to replace our sixteen-year-old set. They’re so beautiful, hubby and I grab our popcorn bowls, crowd our chairs around the door of the utility room and watch the clothes dance about in the suds. Hey, around our house, the fun never ends.

Okay, so maybe we need a life, but let me just say the miracle of electricity has afforded us so many pleasures--the fact that I not only get to enjoy clean clothes without ever having to leave the warmth of my home—and get to watch a light show at the same time? Well, it just boggles the mind, that’s all.

You all have known me long enough to know I’m a little weird. Okay, a lot weird. I look for creative ways to have a party, and I think I’ve found a pretty doggone good one. In fact, I’m considering sending out invitations soon. “Party at the Hunts. Food (popcorn, soda, maybe a little chocolate), Fun (flip off the switch in the utility room and watch the lights on the washer pop and twinkle until the grand finale spin cycle), and Games (a rousing game of Scrabble afterwards). Send me your addresses, I’m sure you won’t want to miss it.

It’s the little things in life, you know?
Diann Hunt  
posted at 10:58 AM  
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At 11:36 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Is it a BYOB party?(Bring Your Own Bundle) If it is, I'm so there.

At 11:41 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Oh my goodness, that's HILARIOUS, Denise!!!! Yes, by all means, BYOB!!! LOL!!!

At 11:57 AM, Blogger eileen said...

You are having SUDS at your party? My, my, my....

Okay, it's day TWO of ice in shut-down San Antonio. I would NOT make it up north, just fyi.

Having a solo party here.

At 12:38 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Ice shut-down in San Antonio? Say it isn't so!!! WOW! Is this weather crazy mixed up or what?!

Sorry we can't commiserate over chocolate, Eileen--or at the very least, my new washer and dryer.

At 12:39 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

SHHHH! Di, you cannot tell people how boring our lives really are! It's part of the code! Here's what I've been doing. My daughter (six) loves the Shakira song "Hips Don't lie" so yesterday, I watched it on to see if it was appropriate for her to see (it's not but I let her listen) and I found my mouth dangling open like, DANG, how does she move like that. LOL So yeah, we're a ball of fun over here too. : ) Congrats on the new washer & dryer. : )

At 3:48 PM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

Just got Hot Flashes and Cold Cream in the mail today from CBD. Can't wait to read it! JFYI

Great post!

I use my headscratcher to have fun at my house (my blog post and picture today!) Hahaha.

At 4:08 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

I'm there! Name the date and time! But I'll just watch the rest of your clothes tumble.

I don't do laundry.


At 5:12 PM, Blogger Katy said...

Di--You and your hubby will make excellent candidates for the retirement village. When my brother-in-law worked at one as a security guy, he'd get calls from residents all the time, needing small favors like lightbulbs changed, etc. One night, he got a call that a resident's TV would NOT come on. He arrived on the seen to find the husand and wife, in matching swivel recliners, pointed at the "white screen" of the dishwasher. He clicked on the TV, spun their chairs around, and said, "Fixed it!" They thought he was a bloomin' genius!!!

Hey, everyone, interview with Diann's up over a fallible!

Katy McKenna

At 5:13 PM, Blogger Katy said...

Previous post should read: "he arrived on the scene..." Sheesh.


At 5:14 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I need to call the doctor. NOW.

At 5:14 PM, Blogger Katy said...

It should also read "husband." Sorry!

At 5:22 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Katy, you're a hoot! I read your post and didn't even notice those things! LOL!

I forgot to mention the interview. Thanks! Probably no one will read this blog now, though. It's too late in the day. And it didn't help that I didn't post until lunch time. Totally forgot. Thought it was someone else's day. I think I was too busy watching the washing machine. *g*

At 5:48 PM, Blogger Southern-fried Fiction said...

Uh, girlfriend, we gotta talk.


Laundry is in NO way, shape or form FUN. Uh uh. Nope. No way. I'm gonna have to come over there and help Colleen cart you to the doctor's - fast.

Colleen, call me girl. We need to move QUICK!

At 6:18 PM, Blogger Sabrina L. Fox said...

I don't know you guys...have you seen these washer and dryer sets?
They're actually beautiful. Tell me you were daring enough to get a colored set, Diann? Or did you get the normal old white?

And, Kristin, I LOVE that Shakira song. (And I don't listen to much music other than christian worship or country) Something about that song...

At 8:23 PM, Blogger Tracy Ruckman said...

Does your new set make cool video-game sounds like ours? It's how we entertain our 31-yr-old nephew when he comes to visit! He likes pushing the power buttons for both machines at once - the little trill thrills him!

At 10:29 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I always say find happiness where you can!.
Enjoy everything.
My Mom and I have fun almost all the time,making the small thing's that get looked over fun!
So it look's like you do the same, you go girl!
I live just outside of San Antonio. Like Eileen said , We got a winter storm.
We wanted Snow and we got ice!
It was awful!
They say maybe more ice this weekend, NOOOOO!!!

At 7:52 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

You're right, Colleen and Ane, I probably do need some serious help. *g*

No colored set, Sabrina. But boy does that white shine! And the silver front? Whoohooo!!!

No video sounds, Tracy, but that sounds pretty cool!!!

Sounds like you and your mom have fun, Anna Marie! Ice storm in San Antonio? That's just wrong! I thought that stuff only happened in Indiana! Stay warm!

At 12:56 PM, Blogger Heather said...

ROFL . . . we got a set awhile back and I actually took pictures of the kids entranced with the thing! I never thought I'd say I love a washer, but I do!

Ours sounds like an airplane taking off when it's completing the final spin cycle. tehehe And my 5 year old would like to completely take over laundry duties.

And as an aside . . . I bought and finished Hot Tropics in 2 days . . .loved it!

At 7:59 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Whoohhoooo!!! You made my day, Heather! Glad you enjoyed Hot Tropics & Cold Feet!

At 11:47 AM, Blogger Sassy Style said...

Oh I can't wait until I can get my new front loaders. Unfortunately, I think my old trusty set will last forever.

Katy - that story was hysterical and I totally didn't even catch the typos.


At 12:12 PM, Blogger Heather said...

Diann -- only problem with loving the book is now I'm chomping at the bit for the next one! {grin}


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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