Wednesday, July 11, 2007

On coworkers, chickens and showering

Today, Cate over at Snozzberries asked whether we dry off in the shower or on the mat. This reminded me that I am very particular about my showers so I thought I would share my ritual.

I shower every night. Always. I have been shit faced can't remember anything drunk and still insisted on a shower. I will skip this if I am camping or is I am at a sleepover, but most of my friends know so they automatically point me towards the bathroom when it is bed time so I don't even have to ask. There are reasons for this that one day when I am feeling particularly open I will share.

I always brush my hair before my shower. It's long. Really long. and I hate clogged drains. If you have ever pulled old hair out of a drain you know why I brush before my shower. I like hair catchers. ick.

If my hair comes out in the bath, I stick it to the wall and deal with it later. Regardless, I make sure this is done before the housekeepers come. That's one of those things I don't think they should have to deal with.

I wash my hair and condition. While the conditioner sets, I brush my teeth with my electric toothbrush. It's a messy contraption, I don't like toothpaste on the front of my clothes or on the mirror.

I always rinse my hair before I soap up. I always work from top to bottom. It just makes sense.

I towel off in the shower, drying everything but the bottom of my feet. Growing up, we weren't allowed to leave a wet bathmat. At all. so generally the only "wet" on my mat is two footprints. I always hang the mat to dry immediately. Another childhood habit, I suppose. I'm almost militant about it. If my bathmat is on the floor, something is off.

then off to bed I go!

today is my favorite Chicken Pie's 21st birthday. I can't wait to see her on Tuesday (maybe she can join me for Taco Tuesday!) and I REALLY can't wait to take her to Vegas next weekend. Happy Birthday Pie!! I will call her later.

Coworker is having another crisis. I don't know what, I just recognize the tone. I'm not going to miss her drama.


Rich | Championable said...

That was more interesting than I expected it to be. Also, although I sure don't do it, top to bottom does make sense.


Ginamonster said...

It was fun while I wrote it, and then I was worried that it wasn't so good. so thank you. I figure that in the shower, everything is running down, so if you started bottom to top, your feet would get dirty when you washed your face.

Sensei Ern said...

In boot camp, we learned to take a 30 second shower, from a guy we called Drill Sargent Teeth.

It starts by getting wet...3 seconds.
Put 'poo on hair and lather...5 seconds.
Rinse hair, add conditioner...5 seconds.
Grab soap and soap up the scrunchy thing that you use on the body...2 seconds.

Start with face & neck, and as you work down the body, rinse the soap off with the shower spray, so that the soap washes to the next region.

2 seconds for face and neck.
2 seconds per arm, 4 seconds total.
1.5 seconds on fronnt of torso, 1.5 seconds on back...3 seconds
1 second for rear.
1 second for front private area.
2 seconds per leg, 4 seconds.

We showered twice per day...once in the morning after PT and once before bed.

It has come in when my wife takes an extended shower and there is only a few seconds of hot water left.

*kb* said...

I'm the same way with the bath mat! It drives me crazy when friends shower at my place and leave the bath mat on the floor! :) I also have serious hair issues...I hate hair anywhere other than my head!!!!!!!! I also have to comb my conditioner through my hair to deal with the tangles. while my conditioner sets, I too wash top to bottom! :)

shqipo said...

you stick your hair to the wall?! yikes!

i dry off in the shower too, I don't like wet mats. no teeth brushing in the shower for me though, nor shaving (like many other men do).

i used to shower at night when i had long hair, but ever since i cut it, i do it in the morning.

Ginamonster said...

Sensei, some day I would like to know why you called him that.

*kb* I don't comb my conditioner through. i know I should, but i'm lazy like that.

shqipo, what else am I supposed to do with it?