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You know those loose-weave cotton blankets? In addition to having the perfect construction to keep me sufficiently cool and sufficiently warm through the fluctuations in body temperature of a summer night -- I've always wanted to write, "of a summer night," being a fan of the genitive -- they also possess an astonishing capacity to absorb liquids. To hell with the "quicker picker-upper": one king-size blanket can outdo dozens of rolls. And you can wring it out and get a lot of mileage on the second or third pass too. I do so love a loose-weave cotton blanket, particularly when they come in ecru or powder blue.
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From: ex_benlinus Date: July 8th, 2006 08:49 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Did you pee in the bed?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 8th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
frostedfuckhead From: frostedfuckhead Date: July 8th, 2006 09:44 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
i just want to say on behalf of the livejournal community that we are all here to support you in your time of bladder woes.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 8th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thank you. Your absorbent support means a lot.
flw From: flw Date: July 8th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)


Well, I know that we are having a "monsoon" here in Tucson, so I will refrain from making pee comments... I know exactly what you are talking about. Exactly! They are a great invention. If you stay very, very still they keep you very, very warm. And if you move every few minutes, they let a little air in. It is so easy to maintain a consistent comfortable temperature with one of these blankets that you can do it in your sleep. They don't look like they should work as well as they do. These suckers are on my list of objects that do their job so well that we don't notice them. Like T-shirts, blue ball point pens, Shure SM-58 microphones, blue jeans, CDs, etc... They work so well that you only notice them when you try using something else.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 8th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: check!

Exactly. I did have a crisis use for them. But it's their everyday goodness that got me thinking I could. It goes to show you that it's not just the fiber but the weave. The combination of gaps for air to pass through and the alternation between thick and thin patches works superbly.
chefxh From: chefxh Date: July 8th, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
oh, I had one of those in Tucson and loved it.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 8th, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Perfect for here. When it's really hot I sleep on top of it and it keeps me from getting sweaty.
tpratt From: tpratt Date: July 8th, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

the beating of a dead horse

Don't you hate those dreams where you're peeing in one of those long trough-style urinals? I find it helps to urinate before getting into bed.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 8th, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: the beating of a dead horse

Performance anxiety!
nondescriptgirl From: nondescriptgirl Date: July 8th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)


I've slept with one of those kinds of blankets since the day I was born! It's what I came home from the hospital in. I love them.

I'm like Linus with mine. It goes everywhere with me, air plaines, field trips with students, camping, car trips ... everywhere!

I've owned one in every color but my favorite is definitely the light blue. Something about it's texture is different from the others. Mmmmm, blanky.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 8th, 2006 06:40 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Blanky

My sister had an aqua version when she was a toddler. She was devoted to it. It's name was "Meese," oddly.

I've always loved them, but never fetishized any particular blanket too much. Come to think of it, I fetishize almost everything, which makes the specialness of any particular object recede.
hollsterhambone From: hollsterhambone Date: July 8th, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
*raises hand*

Another cotton blanket devotee here. I can't stand the synthetic stuff. In fact, in bedding in general, it's all cotton all the time.
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