Thursday, July 11, 2013

Bathing Brag

It is all about your bathing habits. John wrote of lighting a fire to get hot water to have a bath, and just a little earlier I read of M asking whether you shower morning or night or both.

As I answered M, while R showers morning and evening, I only shower in the morning, unless I am either going out in the evening or .....nudge nudge, how's your father. I can't quite remember which year that last was.

In my teen to late twenties, I used to only shower in the evening. I can't recall why I started to shower in the morning instead of the evening.

R's Sister's husband became a shower convert while he was here and vowed to shower often once back home in England, rather than have a bath.

The brag? We have tried water saving shower heads and hated them. We have probably spent an equivalent of a year's supply of hot water on water saving shower heads and flow restrictors with no satisfaction. Our luxury is steaming hot water coming out of the shower head full pelt straight from an unrestricted pipe.  We don't care how much it costs or the cost to our state's water supply. I will stamp my foot and hold my breath until I go blue and say we just shan't have miserable tepid low flow showers.

My shower is usually less than three minutes, unless I don't have to go off to work and I need some thinking time. Under the shower is a great time to think and plan. You are doing something you don't have think about, and there are no distractions.

So do tell me about your personal hygiene habits, or leave an opinion on M's post. Um, though if no water is involved, maybe I don't want to know.

29 comments:

  1. I'm profligate with my showering enjoying a hot full drenching flow for more minutes every morning than I care to admit.

    I'm less consistent in taking evening showers which depend on the time of night. Sadly the days of me needing to be at my freshest at night for whoever was the 'paramour a la mode' have long since passed.

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    1. Oh Victor, speak more French to me.

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  2. Both.

    A 1.75 minute shower in the morning to wake up and wash the sleep out of the body.

    And a 30 minute bath at night, complete with relaxing bath salts.

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    1. A bath Hels, every night, for thirty minutes? You are so Vienna decadant.

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  3. I shower when I need to in summer a lot and only quickly, in winter not so much and a bit longer.
    A bath never happens now.
    Merle.......

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    1. Nice to know your clean habits Merle, but you actually said nothing

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  4. oh we are definitely of the same opinion when it comes to water saving showerheads!!

    I have to admit I'm not great at the quick shower. I have tried the 3 min song, the sand timer that we all got for free in the post, phone alarms, even counting... but to no avail. I MUST wash my hair and hair washing takes longer, or perhaps I'm just slow.

    In any case. I'll always be someone who showers in the morning simply because it's absolutely crucial no member of the general public ever see me in my full terrible unwashed glory. However I've unfortunately gotten used to also having a night time shower these days. It's not looking good for the water supplies..

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    1. Shower M? Surely it is more about make up.

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    2. haha, unfortunately I completely fail in the girl department. I do my make up in the car at the traffic lights. Yes, very bad I know. I actually don't have any make up in the house - it all lives in the car.

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  5. I'm a morning lad here Andrew... about 3 minutes. I like an occasional bath if I've been in the garden too much to relax the muscles. Now we've added the hot tub on the patio, we usually partake of a nice soak in summer in early evening.
    And as for How's your father... my memory doesn't stretch that far. Now where's that Grindr app again?

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    1. Lordy Craig, a hot tub. You will be attracting lads from far and wide. Fire Island in Scotland, no less.

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  6. A bore water supply is DEATH to shower heads - particularly for lo-flo heads which clog up faster than an aged care facility on pizza night. Maybe having an actual plan for dealing with run-off/grey water; being creative with water storage and incentives for increasing domestic water storage would be more effective than pushing the problem down to the home consumer??

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    1. Red, that is funny, like about the aged care facility. Recycling sewerage water is good, as is storm water cleaning. State by state, our capital cities use something like 10% of each states water.

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  7. Oh one day I shall have me a decadent shower head. But for now I have a crappy one that will do. I have about a 5 minute shower and I don't do much thinking in there. I bath once every few weeks, but I have one of those smaller baths, so my knees poke out and get cold.

    Oh and I shower in the mornings and occasionally at night. I can't wake up properly if I don't shower in the morning.

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    1. Fen, they are the ultra cheap shower heads to buy in the big shed hardware store. Just remove the restrictions from them.

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    2. I don't have the water pressure to sustain them, it would come out in a trickle. One day I will move somewhere with decent pressure!

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  8. Too many showers are bad for the health, lol !

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    1. Gattina, in Australia we don't store coal in our baths.

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  9. In winter I shower at night because it's too cold in the morning but other than that, I'm a morning shower girl. Almost never have baths at home as I have a plethora of hot springs to choose from!

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    1. Ah yes Wombat, the onsen. I like a shower in the winter mornings because it is cold and it warms you up.

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  10. Mine is a full blast showerhead which replaced one of those useless water savers. TO uses a water saver, in the morning and to wake up. I'm definitely a night person. A shower does not wake me, it helps me achieve a blank state and occasionally I manage to turn the taps off before 15 minutes are up. Night time is also best because it takes me hours to get moving in the morning and must be ready to get up and go. [See above comments about 15 mins minimum.

    I do not "get" the bath thing at all.

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    1. FC, my morning showers are kept short because I usually have go to work. I think I would get bored in the shower if I was there longer than five minutes. I am not much of one for a bath either, maybe one a year.

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  11. I hate those water saving shower heads, I prefer a good strong water spray. Really having a strong spray is faster because the soap etc rinses off more thoroughly and quicker. I shower in the morning in summer, then again in the evening because I can't stand that sticky dried sweat feeling. In the winter I'm more likely to shower in the evening when I've warmed up enough to not freeze when I get nekkid. The mornings are just too cold to strip off. If I'm not going anywhere and I've showered the day before I'll skip the shower altogether. I'm reasonably quick with the washing, I've never understood people who spend 15 or 20 minutes under the spray. How long does it take to wash over one body for criminy's sake?

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    1. River, those people who spend so long under the shower should probably have a bath. You must have some childhood washing/bathing experiences?

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    2. Seriously entertaining comments above Andrew..I'm not telling haha!

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    3. Grace, I shall assume the worst then.

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  12. Assume as you like Andrew, i'm still not telling haha!

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  13. Morn and night I do take a shower, the building I live in is 1930 vintage, and the hot water is endless and common to all apartments, thus there is no separate bill for hot water, am not deluded tho, it does get paid for somewhere along the line, but, as I effectively see no bill, I do stay in the shower for some time, I have a 'rain' shower head, lots of water, and in the shower I do shave, brush teeth and floss and contemplate life in general. Plenty of water in New York, no probs there.
    There is no bath where I live, alas, I do miss a good bath, tho not having one helps me justify the expense of a visit to the Korean Baths, very nice, out in Queens, bit of a trek but well worth it.
    As a wee lad in Scotland I do recall bathing only one a week, and sharing bath water with brother and sister, ewww, how times have changed, thank goodness

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    1. Very decadent Ian, but how wonderful to really enjoy a shower. Yes, we did the bath water sharing thing as kids, but it was daily. Me being the oldest, went first.

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