By: Revanche

Why I can’t have nice things, Reason # I’ve stopped counting

November 13, 2008

Because BF is sweet and loves a useful bargain, he gifted me with a lovely vanilla white fleecey jacket for no reason whatsoever. Because I’m me, I wore it to work today, and promptly got a smidgen of purple ink on it. I don’t normally even keep uncappable pens at my desk for fear of this of stupid problem, why would I do that on the first day I wear a brand new white jacket?? Honestly. At least it matches my shirt and socks?

Never mind. I should have these sorts of things memorized by now, (and should carry my Tide to go pen!) but since I don’t and didn’t bring the pen, this is courtesy of HowStuffWorks.com:

Remove Ink Stains From:
Acrylic Fabric, Cotton, Linen, Modacrylic,
Nylon, Olefin, Polyester, Spandex

Try a light spray of hair spray to loosen the laundry stains. Soak in a solution of 1 quart warm water, 1/2 teaspoon dishwashing detergent, and 1 tablespoon white vinegar for 30 minutes; use care when using vinegar on cotton and linen. Rinse with water and allow to dry. If Stain persists, apply rubbing alcohol to the stain and cover with an absorbent pad moistened with alcohol (use alcohol sparingly on acrylic and modacrylic). Let stand as long as any stain is being removed. Change pad as it picks up the stain. Keep both the stain and pad moist with alcohol. Flush with alcohol and allow to dry. If any trace of stain remains, soak in a solution of 1 quart warm water, 1/2 teaspoon dishwashing detergent, and 1 tablespoon ammonia for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water and allow to dry.

And I’m banishing the pen to the bottom of my desk drawer. Again. Let’s hope it stays there this time.

2 Responses to “Why I can’t have nice things, Reason # I’ve stopped counting”

  1. I just broke the chain on the necklace I got for christmas last year. I also broke the chain on the one I got the previous year, but decided the pendant part could share one chain. Ug. I need to stop fiddling with my jewlery.

    I don’t know how to tell T that I destroyed yet another gift.

    Good luck with the ink stain!

  2. Revanche says:

    stackingpennies: oy, does he know about your penchant for fiddling? I felt SO bad telling BF that I lost the necklace he gave me years ago.

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