Sun 15 Dec, 2002 07:07 am
Toronto Star, 11-22-02; Boston Globe, 10-13-02
Inga Kosak won the first World Extreme Ironing Championship in Munich in September, beating 80 contestants (from 10 countries), who are judged on the degree of difficulty they can create for themselves in order to iron. One ironed while bouncing on a trampoline, another while surfboarding on a river, and another hanging upside down from a tree. Enthusiasts have photos of themselves ironing in remote mountain locations, where power for the steam iron must come from a generator (or a very long extension cord). The activity's founder, Phil Shaw, says he does it because ironing itself is particularly boring.
Extreme ironing! Do they cover that on ESPN2?
Finding the ironing board in this house is an extreme sport.
Oh, i put it out with the garbage? no wonder i can't find it. <sigh>
I do know where the iron is. Sealed in the box i packed it in when i moved here 6 years ago. Thank goodness for the corner laundry.