Extreme Ironing

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by mpal2, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. mpal2

    mpal2 Well-Known Member

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  2. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    Ah yes I once festered bizarre ambitions of becoming an EI competitor...but is ironing really any more exciting when done next to an exploding volcano? :yawn:
     
  3. nubka

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    I destest ironing, and avoid it whenever humanly possible...
     
  4. KatieC

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    I have fond memories of my mum doing the ironing while watching old movies after midnight. Sometimes she let me get up and watch them with her, but I didn't have to iron at the same time. Now I watch movies while ironing, but I don't do much. Except for tissue paper. (I'm cheap - why buy new, when you can just iron the crinkled stuff and reuse?)
    Don't think I'd want to climb halfway up a mountain to do it though.
     
  5. Civic

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    I don't mind ironing which is just as well since I wear mostly natural fibers that require it. I've even been known to use ironing as a form of procrastination. I'll earn several days of outfits for work instead of doing my income taxes or washing the car. That said, I wouldn't travel around the world to do it. My ultimate fantasy is to be able to afford the hotel's valet service when I'm travelling instead of having to iron myself.
     
  6. shan

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    That article and video clips is just bizarre!
     
  7. Holley Calmes

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    My sentiments entirely. My Mother lives to iron. She is 83 years old and can't always remember who I am when we talk. Yet she irons my Father's underwear. She irons sheets. She uses the task of ironing as a symbol of her domestic martyrdom.

    I have not picked up an iron in a year I don't think. Viva la Revolution!
     
  8. Kasey

    Kasey Loving on babies!

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    That's just......psychotic.
     
  9. Japanfan

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    Seriously - ironing tissue paper? Sounds like a lot of pointless ironing to me. And I'm wondering whether a piece of tissue paper can even survive being ironed?
     
  10. shan

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    :eek: I've never thought of doing this.

    I would probably set the thing on fire!! :lol:
     
  11. slicekw

    slicekw Poster of Pet Vines

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    heh. Keep the iron lower than 451 F!
     
  12. oleada

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    Yeah, same here. My mom irons sheets, too! What's the point?

    My iron doesn't even work, I don't think.
     
  13. KatieC

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    Sure it can survive. And people use tons of the stuff in gift bags nowadays, and I don't like using something once and throwing it out, so you just run a warm iron over it, fold it and put it in a box for next year. (Mostly do it for Christmas.) Especially if you're going to just use it to fill up the bag, or provide protection for something fragile. I reuse bows and ribbon too.

    But I can iron while watching TV - doing it while boating or rock climbing just doesn't appeal. :)
     
  14. shan

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    I kept hoping that kayak in the video would tip over mid iron stroke! :EVILLE:
     
  15. Japanfan

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    :confused:

    So you iron a tissue then scrunch it up to fill up a bag?

    Maybe you should try Katie C. Given your experience with fragile materials, you're probably a much better ironer than most.
     
  16. MOIJTO

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    Love to do laundry, love to fold laundry, HATE ironing!
     
  17. KatieC

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    :lol: