today i scraped up all my change and hauled my down blanket to the laundromat for its all-too-rare washing. laundromats are a great place to be. you can sit in a clean place that smells like dryer sheets and read a book and know that you are currently doing something totally useful that will better your life in a measurable way. your blanket was dirty, but soon it will be clean. you have done well. you are a worthwhile human being who understands how the world works. you have so many quarters in your wallet and you can just keep feeding them into the dryer until your blanket is as dry as you deem it should be.