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By Dr. Laundry August 25, 2006

I thought this might be a good time to pause and reflect as we near the end of summer. Can you believe it’s almost over? So much has happened in this time from June to now. I have had so many great new experiences and the changing season will bring even more. Here’s how I have spent some of my summer so far.

First, my Mom just celebrated her 82nd birthday this week. Congrats to her! This year meant adapting to scooter life as the old legs just wouldn’t go as far and fast as they used to run. But she still has her independence and enjoys her retirement community and its activities.

I’ve also been coast-to-coast to help introduce new Clorox® Ultimate Care Bleach. This has included:

  • The opportunity to meet with a wide range of magazine, newspaper and website editors

  • An opportunity to expand my fashion knowledge by meeting and sharing the introduction with Robert Verdi

  • Conducting 14 TV interviews with Robert in LA starting at 4 a.m.

  • Meeting wonderful Bliss Spa team members in NY and LA

I helped develop and produce the demonstrations in the Clorox® Ultimate Care Bleach introductory advertising in Alhambra, CA and the Valley.

I also had an opportunity to helped develop and produce the demonstrations for Clorox® Anywhere HardSurface™ spray commercials that we shot in Auckland, New Zealand. Always exciting to return to such a beautiful place even if it is winter and you cross the International Date Line which really messes with your sense of time.

And this weekend, I join thousands of parents sending our “baby” away to college. My daughter Mallory has spent the past three weeks hunting and gathering everything she will need to start her independent living experience in the freshman dorm at SDSU. It all gets loaded into the van tomorrow and away we go. It is so wonderful to see the anxiety and anticipation as she prepares for the next chapter in her life. From discovering her new roommate’s name and all the things they have in common, to wondering how she will be able to live with such a small portion of all her clothes/shoes; where do you get those extra long sheets for the dorm bed, why do I need something to carry all those personal care items to the shower and of course, the laundry.

I’ll have some great college laundry tips in my post next week.