Short post (for a change) to announce a recent discovery that may change my life. Or at least partially fix my laundry woes, which right now kinda consumes my life as I worry that I`ll smell bad every day and lose/not gain friends, which would impact my life negatively. Important stuff, this!
I was already *very* familiar with the word umeboshi (梅干し), the dried plums (ume=plum) that are the stuff of my dreams and a flavor that is found in lots of things here (joy!), so when my friend told me about such thing as heyaboshi (部屋干し), I already liked the word right off the bat, associating words in the way that I do. Boshi just means dry, not all that exciting, I guess, unless your laundry isn`t drying properly and you have reason to think this might help. Basically, heyaboshi laundry detergent is designed for drying clothes inside (like in a room, which is what the heya part means) or on rainy days or at night or other similarly difficult to dry times.
And I found it. Here in Tiny Town. Tonight, laundry night! Hope it works.
Now if I could just stop sweating...
Oh, and yesterday I finally got my "gaijin card," so I can quit carrying around my passport like a tourist who will return soon to a land where dryers are plentiful.