My friend Leah sent out a plea to Facebook this morning: how do I fold a fitted sheet? It’s been one of mankind’s most pressing questions, up there with “What’s the meaning of life?” and “Where have all the cowboys gone?” I mean, it’s a lowly linen. Surely it can be folded!
But the fitted sheet is the asshole of all sheets. It curls up, turns in on itself, and ultimately refuses to be tamed. Most people just ball it up into some puffy mess, maybe even going so far as to fashion that blob into a sloppy square of sorts. Let me tell you something: I’ve been there. But I have been enlightened. I now know how to fold a fitted sheet.
Like many people, I turned to YouTube to show me the light. There are dozens of videos on the subject, but all of them are confusing. They start off easy — put your hands in two corners and then fold one corner on top of another. Great! But then every. single. video just BREEZES through the next part, which is the trickiest part of all. The experts tell you to just “feel along the way” and place the next corner on your hand. Or tuck another corner into another corner. But which “way” do we feel upon? And what happens when your sheet has already turned into a jumbled, inside-out mess?
No need to panic at the disco. I have come up with a method that is simple and easy to follow, and I feel reasonably confident that my video explains everything clearly. It’s basically a variation on the corner-grabbing technique, except I use a flat surface to help out. I’m sure if you get really good at this version, you can probably fold the fitted sheet without ever having the place it on the floor or your bed. But for the rest of us, this will have to do.
Watch the video above, and let me know if it works for you. And if it’s still tricky, I’ll go and make another one! I just want to help the world with one of its problems. Help me help you (and the world).
The TV Clique is back to review week 4 in the Big Brother house. Pull up a chair and join us as we dissect everything from Aaryn’s racism to Jeremy’s tattoos. Oh yeah, and there’s talk of gameplay, MVPs, and all sorts of other good stuff. Get your fix here! Join the clique!
I know you’ve all been waiting on pins and needles to see the latest edition of #tomatodramz, and here it is. In this episode, Tara hatches a nefarious plan to turn Cyrus against Candice, but little does she realize she’s about to crush the dreams of one of her dearest friends…
Remember you can subscribe to the #tomatodramz YouTube channel here.
Big Brother is back! A photocap of the season 15 premiere episode will be up later today, but in the meantime, check out the first episode of The TV Clique: Big Brother. It’s a new web show starring me and my Watch What Crappens co-hosts Ronnie Karam and Matt Whitfield. We’re hoping to establish an RSS feed in the coming week or two in order to make these shows available via the iTunes store in podcast form, but in the meantime, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel!
Is Vine dead? Not sure. I hope not. After all, it was Vine where I launched my impromptu video series, #tomatodramz. I posted the first “full-length” episodes last week on YouTube, but in case you never got around to checking out all the original Vine videos, I’ve happily uploaded them all to YouTube as well. In fact, you can view them in the handy-dandy playlist above. The bad news is that the videos don’t loop à la Vine. The good news is that they’re all right here in one place for your viewing pleasure (the pleasure is an assumption).
Instagram rolled out video functionality late last week, and while 15 seconds feels awfully long in this post-Vine age (aw, sorry Vine), it is good for at least one thing: zippy recipes. Check out the video above to see how I make my quinoa. Measurements and instructions after the jump.
Oh, and of course, be sure to follow me on Instagram and Vine too. Username for both: bsideblog.
Since I know you’ve all been waiting on pins and needles to find out what could possibly happen next in the world of cherry tomatoes, here’s the latest episode in the #tomatodramz series.
Fun fact: there’s now a YouTube channel devoted to the #tomatodramz. Be sure to check it out and subscribe and all that fun stuff. It’s conveniently named http://www.youtube.com/user/Tomatodramz. Perhaps if I have the patience I’ll even upload all the Vine videos to the channel too.
(And if all this totally confuses you, the back story is that I started making little cherry tomato videos on Vine a few weeks ago and have now posted two “extended-length” episodes on YouTube. If you follow me on Vine — hint, hint — it will all make sense. Username: bsideblog)
Anyone who’s been following me on Vine (username: bsideblog) has perhaps seen my ongoing series, #tomatodramz, which follows the random exploits of three cherry tomatoes, one of whom — Candice — is perpetually a persona non grata in all activities. Why I make this videos is beyond me, but it’s the form my procrastination has taken, and as such, I’m rolling with it.
Nevertheless, while I do love the quick, six-second Vine format, I felt it was time to branch into the longform filmmaking of YouTube. Up above, behold the feature film debut of #tomatodramz.
For those of you wishing to see the backstory, I highly encourage you to download Vine and follow me @bsideblog (or at least look up the hashtag #tomatodramz on Twitter and follow the links there).