April 13th, 2009

Margaret - Waterhouse

Looking for Towels

Today, I learned that the technical term for 'big-ass bath towel' is 'bath sheet.'

Mark and I have been using a pair of bath sheets for years. I've decided that it's time to retire them to the linen closet or perhaps throw them out, and buy nicer, new ones, which haven't gotten stained by inadvertently being washed with other items.

I looked under 'jumbo bath towel' and 'large bath towel.' I wasn't satisfied with the results. To my way of thinking a towel that is 27"x54" hardly qualifies as 'large.' You can get larger towels than that at Walmart's, for heaven's sake. I know; I looked there, yesterday.

Bath sheets, though, are 40"x70" or longer--definitely my kind of towel. In fact, mine could pass for a small toga on me, if draped properly.

But man, can they get expensive! I saw a price of $70.99 for one bath sheet from some fancy-shmancy place on Amazon. I nearly fell over. Compared to that, $26 seems almost reasonable, except you can get a complete six-piece standard towel set for that price (enough for two people). Still, the bath sheets are 14 inches longer and 10 inches wider than standard towels, so it is reasonable for them to cost more. I'm just a cheapskate because I know how much you can get a standard bath towel for at Walmart--$7.50.

Anyway, I'll give them a look when I get home.

Amazon Metadata Use

Books listed on Amazon which have metadata tags pertaining to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender, are being classed as 'adult' and are losing their amazon sales rankings. This has caused an uproar among people in that community and others.

This link was provded by xanath in her journal. It at least offers some rational discussion of the situation.
  • Current Mood
    calm calm