Today I washed my Harvard ID card. Surprisingly, it appears entirely unscathed. Also, Harvard is replacing all of our cards next month, so it has to be replaced anyway. The new ones have an RFID tag and two magnetic stripes; God only knows why.
I also attempted to wash the sketchy old blanket that we had lying around the apartment, along with the bathmat, washtowels, and a random pillowcase. I put them all together and washed them on hot, hoping to sterilize them. Instead, they all came out with an unfortunate sort of Rohrshach tie-dye, from what I’m not sure. In any event, I threw them out. After wasting $1.75 to wash them, it was surprisingly satisfying to throw them into the dumpster.