Well ok, the title is... slightly misleading. I'll tell me story and cut to the chase rather quickly.
I was getting ready for bed just a few moments ago and was going through the whole night-time routine. Basically I started watching some good ol' tv
show from a decade ago on the computer--a re-run most definitely. I brushed my teeth, slipped into more appropriate clothing, and turned off the
I felt like sleeping on the floor, so I put my blankets and stuff on the ground and set up my lap-top near my bedding. I have been trying to keep
myself looking presentable in college in case I meet a lady sometime during the day, or whatever... so I try to do a nominal amount of exercise before
I nod off. The light from my laptop provided just enough light for me to do some crunches and push-ups in my makeshift bed (really something that
could be done in the dark I suppose), so I did.
Anyway, after a little bit of work perspiration came about and I noticed a slight odor...
I smelt my blankets, looked around the room, then noticed the smell followed my wherever I turned.
I grab my shirt. Well, ok, its actually a pretty nice smell--familiar too. The smell is just a little sweet and then there is a human linger to it
that makes it nice and natural. Then, it halts my curiosity and I know exactly what I am smelling.
Turns out, last time I did my laundry I was with a few of my lady friends and a shirt or two of mine got mixed in with their clothes during the
"dryer" phase. Of course I used my own detergent during the wash phase but I did not use my own dryer sheets. I guess the combination was just perfect
enough, perhaps equivalent in fact, to mimic the smell of my past girlfriend of almost a year--my only love.
The smell of the clothing, coupled with just a little bit of my own sweat proved to be reminiscent of... well... rather good moments I shared with her
from a relationship that just recently came to a definite end.
I think I am over her, but that doesn't mean memories go away forever. Ah well though, eh? It was nice to express my in-the-moment surprise to a pair
of eyes or two on ATS.
Please, feel free to share any times this sort of thing happened to you. It is nice to remember that you aren't alone in this kind of inconvenient
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