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    Talking Extreme Ironing

    I hate ironing but apparently some people just want to take it with them everywhere.

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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?

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

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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.

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    That article and video clips is just bizarre!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nubka View Post
    I destest ironing, and avoid it whenever humanly possible...
    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatieC View Post
    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.
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Japanfan View Post
    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?
    I've never thought of doing this.

    I would probably set the thing on fire!!

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    heh. Keep the iron lower than 451 F!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holley Calmes View Post
    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!
    Yeah, same here. My mom irons sheets, too! What's the point?

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Japanfan View Post
    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?
    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.

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    But I can iron while watching TV - doing it while boating or rock climbing just doesn't appeal.
    I kept hoping that kayak in the video would tip over mid iron stroke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatieC View Post
    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.


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

    But I can iron while watching TV - doing it while boating or rock climbing just doesn't appeal.
    Maybe you should try Katie C. Given your experience with fragile materials, you're probably a much better ironer than most.

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    Love to do laundry, love to fold laundry, HATE ironing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Japanfan View Post


    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.

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