Wednesday, June 9, 2010


My very dear best friend Shan'tel is visiting tonight, and i could not be happier! we realized that it's been a year since we have seen each other- A YEAR! that is too long for best friends not to see each other! We had a good night talking and reminiscing, good girl talk, while Andy sat their and read a book! Thanks Andy, for letting us two girls talk and for being a good sport while we did! You're an awesome guy for bringing my best friend to see me AND letting us talk all night!
While we were talking, we got on the heated topic of The Sock! There is a big story behind The Sock! When Shanny and i were roommates in Carriage House, we had our own washer and dryer in our apartment, which is a very nice feature! (I recommend it to all college students, unless you're a big fan of quarters!) With your own washer and dryer, you get rid of those annoying inconveniences like not having enough quarters, sitting around waiting to change the loads, walking up and down stairs and outside in the snow, losing clothes, you know all those obnoxious features of a laundromat. Our in-home laundromat afforded us many conveniences and even some extras! On more than one occasion, we found bonus clothes in our dryer-underwear and socks to name a few! No one would ever claim the extra clothes... so they usually ended up in someone's drawer, and when that person discovered the article of clothing they passed it along to someone else's drawer, only to continue the game of pass the unclaimed sock to all the roommates! Shan'tel and i were some of the main players in this game, and we passed around a white and gray sock, this white and gray sock!

We have been playing this game for quite a few years! As you can see, this is Shan'tel's sock! but for some reason, she won't keep it! ;) We have been passing around this sock ever since then! Every time that we see each other, this sock seems to change hands! It's a little game that probably will not end until one of us dies! The last time I had it was a year ago in April- I had the sock when i went to go visit Shan'tel before her wedding. I was dang sneaky and hid that sock in her room someplace i knew she wouldn't look until she cleaned out her room before her wedding! Sure enough, she didn't find it until after i left! The next time i saw it was her wedding day! Aunt Jessica was given the task of getting that nasty sock back to me, but she failed royally! I found it soon after it was passed back to me...which gave me opportunity to pass it right back, stuffed in someone's wedding gift! Thankfully i haven't seen it for a year! And then last week, Shan'tel broke the rules and mailed me the blasted sock! YOU'RE A RULE BREAKER! The rule has always been that you have to change the sock in person! The only reason i'm letting it slide is because you came to see me! and the only reason that i didn't pass it back to you was because i needed a picture of it for this post...and because i'm a good friend, and because i have kind of missed it! but don't get me wrong, you will get that sock back soon Shan'tel Christensen!
morale of this story- love the sock, love Shan'tel, love when Shan'tel has the sock!


Megan said...

I was laughing the whole post! The SOCK! The notorious sock! It won't die and it's better that way!

Becca and Kent said...

Haha! As soon as I saw the title of this post I knew exactly what it was about and I started laughing.

The Tibbitts said...

It's funny, I knew the missing sock existed, but I don't remember ever getting the missing sock; probably because I always ended up with the little girl UNDERPANTS in my drawer! It still is a mystery how those extra items ended up in our apartment. :) I'm glad you and Shan'tel are keeping up the tradition.

Shan'tel said...

I'm so glad you wrote a post on this prediciment! And I'm glad you still have the sock...I seriously was thinking that you probably had your mom stuff the sock in one of our suitcases when we were downstairs talking! I've had that sock waaaay too long, plus it's yours anyway ;) . Also, for those of you reading this, the origional writing on the sock actually says "Jesika's Sock" :) . Love you Jes! I'm so glad we could come visit ya!