Thursday, August 17, 2006

You're Not Fully Clean...

Tomorrow marks the arrival of our First House Guest. Our friend Dr. Machiavelli is coming to the ATL for a wedding and he is going to stay at the new Casa de Queso. Here's the catch: Dr. Machiavelli's mother is the cleanest person that ever lived. Ever. I mean it. We went to Brooklyn over the holidays and stayed at her house and I swear to god you would have thought you had entered a parallel universe where dust doesn't exist. When we lived in Philly, she would routinely travel from Brooklyn to her son's house because she was sure he wasn't cleaning enough. Even though his house was always spotless, she always complained that it was filthy. Once when we were over I saw one of Dr. SOB's hairs on the floor and I picked it up so she wouldn't yell at him. Although Dr. Machiavelli knows his mother is a bit more fanatical about cleanliness than every other living creature on the planet, I know that he is used to a surgically clean environment. So I have been Cleaning with a capitol C. That means I am actually using cleaning products and cleaning tools. Today I have utilized the following items: glass cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, clorox tile scrubber thingie, a toilet brush, a broom, a sponge mop and paper towels. I'm actually planning to drug Sam so he'll sleep longer, giving me more time to scrub things. The only reason I'm writing this now is because I mopped myself into a corner. Novice.

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3 comments:

Susan said...

As long as you're not walking around in the dead of night, frantically rubbing at your hands and muttering "Out! Out damned spot!" :)

Have a blast with your company... I am more than just a teensy bit jealous!

Valerie & Quang said...

I could send Quang down to you and he would do a wonderful job. He is a real freak with bleach... so very anal retentive.

Amy Jo said...

Val, you are a lucky woman! Oh and Dr. M just decided that he'd catch up with the blog before he came down, so he got to read all about my insanity! All morning he kept making little references to this post, and then giving me knowing looks. I hadn't had my coffee yet so it took a while for me to figure out what was going on!

Susan - Dr. and I were Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in our high school Shakespeare drama club, so he enjoyed that reference!