What Do You Do With......??

@pyewacket (44037)
United States
December 25, 2007 9:48pm CST
Belly lint? Yes, you read right. Belly lint. That annoying stuff that somehow manages to accumulate inside your belly button. Now boys and girls it's time to get that grey matter thinking and active and join in this most mind and thought-provoking, philosophical discussion. In one of my other discussions about boredom, I happened to mention that perhaps when bored, one might start pulling out all that belly lint, and thought, OMG...this would make for a most interesting discussion to elaborate on. So how often do you clean the belly lint out? Or don't you and let it accumulate. If you do clean your belly button of that lint, how often, or do you wait until you have a mighty fine collection of it. What do you do with it? Do you simply throw it out? Do you save it for some creative craft project? Do you store it in different containers for each color of belly lint? And just where does belly lint come from anyway?
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@GardenGerty (98075)
• United States
26 Dec 07
Okay, I am too tired to laugh. I saw a lady on Television one time that created art with laundry lint. A kind of textured collage. I suppose with belly lint you would have to create miniatures, because there is less of it. I do not seem to get an accumulation, I will not say it is because I wash more frequently, but more likely because the fibers I wear do not produce much lint. Heck if I know. I think it comes from the fibers in the clothes you wear. Maybe I am too synthetic, and only the natural wonders produce enough belly lint to make a conversation or discussion.
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
26 Dec 07
Hope you had a great Christmas :) Mmm..now that is an idea, to create miniature art with belly lint, if that woman did it with laundry lint why not belly lint...think my creations would ever hang in the Modern Museum of Art??
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
26 Dec 07
Now, I will be the first to admit that these brown sleeping puppies on the avatars are just the cutest thing. But, there are so many of them now, that it is very confusing. Am I missing something here? Should I have a brown puppy on my avatar also.
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@GardenGerty (98075)
• United States
26 Dec 07
We are doing a temporary tribute to a friend who was banned. This was her avatar. Some of my friends can do creative things with them but not I. I am using this week to look for a picture that will make a good avatar for me.
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@BarBaraPrz (19590)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Dec 07
Have you been talking to my ex-husband? He would go around at parties and ask people if they had innies or outies and if they got lint in them. Personally, I don't get lint in mine. I do, however, occassionally get a waxy build-up... Peroxide and a Q-tip take care of that. I imagine the lint comes from your clothing.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
26 Dec 07
Nope never met or talked with your ex...LOL. Waxy build-up huh? Gee, maybe if you collect enough of that you could wax your floors...LOL (okay in a real silly mood tonight--and no didn't drink anything...yet)
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• United States
26 Dec 07
I have never had a belly button lint problem. I have the deepest belly button I have ever seen. I think the lint just can't reach into the depths of it. The only time it has been anywhere near the surface was during pregnancy and even then it didn't really get lint. I am however, an avid belly button cleaner, after all who wants a smelly button.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
26 Dec 07
Mmmm..I've never had a smelly belly button..LOL
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• United States
26 Dec 07
Pye I must be a really odd bird because I don't belly button lint. I never have. Yes I do have an innie.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
26 Dec 07
Well I guess you can consider yourself lucky then, but gee you're missing out on the potential of collecting it for a creative craft project...LOL
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
27 Dec 07
Hi pyewacket,cute puppy. Actually i do not have a very deep belly button,so the lint never gets in it.But my boyfriend i swear i could knitt a sweater with it all.He can actually stick a hot dog in there,its so deep.If he wears a fuzzy sweater it seems to accumulate quite fast.EWW!Thats a turn off! Peanutjar.
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Hehhe...maybe you should enter your boyfriend at top contender for the deepest belly button for the Guinness Book of records...LOL
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
1 Jan 08
Honestly, if he ever does that again, you're just going to HAVE to photograph that...heheee
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@ElicBxn (60810)
• United States
26 Dec 07
I have picked some lint out over the years, but mostly I ignore my belly button & it returns the favor. So, since you brought it up, I'll probably have to root around in it some.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
26 Dec 07
Too bad instead of belly lint we don't find money....heehe
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@ElicBxn (60810)
• United States
27 Dec 07
I had this GREAT idea after I went back to bed this morning! What if we send YOU our belly button lint for you college? That way it won't take as long as it might to collect some for it - it will still be small, but at least you'll have some selection!
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
27 Dec 07
Ewwwwwwww....Mmmm..think I'll pass. I not that desperate for belly lint LOL
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
26 Dec 07
LOL I was waiting for this discussion of yours after you mentioned belly button lint in your boredom discussion. Your too funny, pye, AND your bored again I see. lol I don't really make it a conscience effort to remove lint from my belly button so I can't contribute much to this fasinating discussion of yours. All I know is it ends up on the floor where eventually it gets sucked up by the vacuum. I'm thinking the lint comes from your clothes and that it tends to accumilate in the belly button being it's folds of skin that hold onto it. Ugh!! My brain must still be asleep in front of the fire when my body woke up to come here for a while.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
26 Dec 07
No, I'm not actually that bored tonight..LOL, actually in a silly mood. And no haven't drunk anything..uh, yet. I'm hoping a certain bear around here (although also looks like a puppy now) will contribute to this discussion. He may give the answer to all our burning questions about belly lint..LOL
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• United States
26 Dec 07
Yeah, I noticed the certain bear changed to a puppy as well. lol Had to do a double-take on that one since he is so fond of his bear avatar. He always seems to know about the 'oddities' in life.
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• United States
26 Dec 07
I'm afraid I have to say I have never experienced this phenomena. My belly button and I have agreed that we won't do anything rash, and we have maintained our pact throughout the years.....I am not sure what belly lint is so I am not sure where it comes from but hopefully someone can shed some light on this.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
26 Dec 07
well if anyone can shed some light on this phenomenon, it would be transdisc--where is he when you need him?
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• United States
6 Jan 08
wow..that would make an interesting art project ;) and i bet it would sell. i usually just hit that area with the sprayer when i shower,so i've never seen an accumulation of it. i imagine most of it's from fabric you wear during the day? of course,if you believe ren & stimpy,there's a belly button lint fairy :)=)
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
6 Jan 08
Yes that could possible have potential as a unique art project...mmmm...maybe so unique such art work could hang in the Modern Museum of Art?? LOL
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• United States
21 Jan 08
i don't see why not.. they've had urine art..
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
31 Dec 07
I don't have belly button lint... I do have toe jam a lot and it's actually quite annoying sometimes. I have to rub it out from between my toes and I usually drop it on the floor to be vaccuumed later...
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
1 Jan 08
Ewwww...you drop it on the floor to be later vacuumed ekkk
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
1 Jan 08
It gets all mingled in with the dog hair down there, no one even notices.
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
28 Dec 07
Hi Pyewacket:). You have always something interestin to say hehe. Or something funny, or both-interesting and funny. I don't have belly lint, unfortunately. So I can't collect it or use it to do something practical or creative with it LOL. The only thing I do with my navel is cleaning it with the help of my finger and shower gel, while taking a shower. Cheerio, jazgottt.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
1 Jan 08
Luckily I haven't had belly lint in a long time myself, so alas, can't make any craft projects out of it
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
1 Jan 08
I have asked my boyfriend today, if he has belly lint. He has it and he also tried to find out why he has it hehe. It is the first person with belly lint syndrome;). Maybe I'll find someone else with it:). have a nice day, jazgottt.
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@AmbiePam (48652)
• United States
27 Dec 07
It's not lint Pye, it's GOO! LOL
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Dec 07
You must have different ick with your belly button then..hehee
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@AmbiePam (48652)
• United States
28 Dec 07
I KNEW there was something different about me!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
26 Dec 07
I get it so rarely never thought about it I know when I do I just throw it. and to where it comes from my guess is from the lint out of your clothes that the dryer didnt get.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
26 Dec 07
Yes, I just throw mine away, and yup, guess it does come from our clothes
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
27 Dec 07
lol yup just throw it away and there is just no other place for it to come from
• United States
1 Jan 08
OK, it's official.. you have finally flipped you wig.. the little white van is on its way.. go with the nice men who will take you to a lovely padded cell.. lol.. I do not save my belly lint, and now I can honestly tell my family and friends that, no, I do not save EVERYTHING lol.. now I have an example of ssomething I don't save.. I simply wash mine away in the shower.. I am proud of my second belly button, redesigned by the doc who performed my tubal ligation some years ago.. it is a cute little innie now, whereas for some 28 years I had an outtie.. As to where it comes from I haven't a clue and might not really want to know lol. Happy New Year Pye, to you and Pyewacket from me and Samson.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
2 Jan 08
Oh, I've been flipped out for a long time now, and proud of it. And gee, yes, now you can proudly boast to people that there is one thing in your life you don't save..belly lint...of course if you tell them that they just might think your looney..hehee
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
1 Jan 08
lmao no i never had to experience this before but i do know some people that did.too funny though.pattie
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
2 Jan 08
I can safely say I've been belly lint free for awhile now..hehee
@SViswan (12072)
• India
31 Dec 07
I've never had belly lint...but it was a little dirty (long back when I was in a hostel and had to save on water). I would clean that every week with a wet cloth. I've never heard of any one having belly lint either. Now my belly button is clean and no dirt accumulation either (I can't afford to when I wear saris)
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
1 Jan 08
Yes belly button lint or a dirty belly button just wouldn't look good with saris or hip hugger type jeans..LOL
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Hey Pye, Tell TerryZ hello. As for belly lint well I dont really get any but my boyfriend does, and when he takes a shower at night it is washed down the tub drain. I dont think I would want to save it. Have a Happy New Year, xxoo
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
1 Jan 08
does his belly lint ever clog up the drain...hehee Happy New Year to you too (((((Hugs))))
• United States
27 Dec 07
I have thought of a lot of gross things to say I do with my belly button lint but in truth I throw it away. I do not save it, I do not eat it I do not photo graph it nor do I smell it.
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Dec 07
That just gave me an idea. Maybe I should photograph it. There was once an gallery exhibition of a photographer of her work...it was all photos of toilet seats..so maybe belly button lint would be a good subject for photos..LOL
• United States
27 Dec 07
Ugh, this is absolutely one thing that i cannot stand! I cant stand to have my belly button messed with so i guess i dont clean it out as much as i should. Since im pregnant though its much easier to clean now, lol. I guess it do it maybe once a month. I throw it out. I cant imagine keeping it for some kind of craft project. And i have no idea where it comes from. Ive often myself wondered this.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Ah--the mysteries of life of where that darn belly button lint comes from.heheee
@jam14zen (149)
• United States
27 Dec 07
I usually shower once a day and part of my daily routine when scrubbing is cleaning out the belly button. I never did this until I was 17 and taking a shower with a girl and she told me that if you have a 'inny' belly button you need to clean it daily for hygenic purposes. So, after that...I always remember to clean the belly button. If I do find some belly lint I dispose of it in the nearest garbage can or toilet.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Dec 07
I imagine since you do clean your belly button everyday that you don't have belly button buildup..LOL
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