The Ins and Outs of an Ordinary Life

Friday, August 07, 2009

Flat v. Fitted Sheets

I went to a meeting at SUNY Delhi. This was a meeting on a shoestring, so most of us stayed in one of the dorms. No, there were no wild parties. Most of the people in attendance were (and still are) geeks, so I imagine everyone took advantage of the available wireless and then went to sleep. The Delhi residence life folks provided sheets, pillows, blankets and towels, so there was no need to bring that along. I looked at the bed and it brought back a flood of memories. I can't believe how many nights my boyfriend and I shared a bed that size. But I digress....Now, how long does a flat sheet stay on a dorm room mattress once one person lies down on the bed? The answer is 2-5 seconds. As soon as I moved a body part, the sheet was sliding off the mattress. The room was hot and staff people had very loud conversations beneath my window at 6 am. That's when I gave up, got out of bed, put on some workout clothes and headed for the gym. Just about every college has a gym that rivals the best health club, and this one is no exception. Plus the cardio equipment is lined up in front of huge glass windows overlooking the Catskill Mountains. Except it was so foggy this morning that you couldn't see anything. It was like working out in the Twilight Zone. I was hungry by the time I got to breakfast, which was a good thing because that was the best meal the food service served up. The meeting was interesting and the peopl were friendly and I would do it again, but next year I'm bringing a fitted sheet.

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