Well, not always…
When I’m not chasing Jack through the park or asking him to keep his clothes on (seriously), I’ve been attending a few blogging and media events. As always, I’m behind on posts, photos and updates, but I had to share this latest event.
Last night, I attended the Bubbles and Bubbly event hosted by Wisk HE, where I had the chance to taste some delicious champagne, get my bubbles read and yes, learn about bubbles and how it relates to laundry. It’s kinda ironic for me to be attending a laundry-related event with all the bitching I do about not having a washing machine! But I will…one day. And there’s still plenty of laundry to be done in the interim.
Bubbles, it turns out, are important in sparking wine and champagne. Belinda Chang, the sommelier in attendance, advised us that we want to look for bubbles that “dance.” The more, the better, she said. The four different types of champagne that we tried were all equally delicious. Though I had to crack up that the “cheap” champagne was a $30 bottle. HA! You’re talking to a gal who thinks $20 for a bottle of booze is pricey.
As for the bubble reading, my bubbles were plentiful. From that, I learned that I’ve been busy for the past few months (duh) and that time is on my side. Even better, I should be getting good news in early December…a house? a bag of $100 bills?
After the fun stuff, we tested out the Wisk detergent on a grass-stained cloth. We did several experiments to learn that the wash DOES NOT need a ton of bubbles to work well. In fact, too many bubbles may leave soap residue, which could be an irritant, among other things. I’ll be honest, I’m one of those people that dump tons of detergent into the washing machine to make sure there are a lot of bubbles. But after the experiments, it was interesting to see that even with only a few bubbles, the detergent worked just fine. And truth be told, in some cases, the ingredients that create bubbles in soaps and detergents is usually not a good thing.
Because of Jack’s skin and personal greener preferences, I’m big about seeing ingredients lists, not to mention we tend to use plant-based detergents as often as we can. Though, right now, we’re still working on a few bottles of a baby detergent that Jeff brought home from work.
All in all, it was a fun night to sip bubbly and meet a few other bloggers, some of whom were from out of town. I wish I could’ve stayed much longer to mingle, but I had to jet to attend the Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower event. The highlights were definitely the bubbly, enjoying a night out and learning about the significance of bubbles. Oh, and I can’t forget: I enjoyed the car service that picked me up and dropped me off at the event, which was a Hybrid Lexus. It took 15 minutes to get into the city. Uh, awesome!?
*As a full disclosure, we don’t normally use Wisk, but will probably give it a whirl (on mine and Jeff’s clothes) since they gave us a bottle as part of the generous gift bag. Thanks, Wisk. Also, not all of the above photos are mine. The two that you can’t click on are part of the Bubbles and Bubbly set from LaundryHE.