ASAP Showers

Do you dash out of bed everyday and jump in the shower? I don’t. The guy I stayed with this past weekend was a mandatory shower first thing in the morning person.

I shower everyday but consider it optional on the weekend unless I have social plans or sweat a lot.

When I wake up, I have these pleasant and relaxing alpha waves still lingering in my brain. Combine that with some good coffee and some oral composting and I’m a happy camper. I don’t jump up and move, I relax and enjoy the morning and apparently my filth.

Morning is the time when I have “me” time, when I blog, when I think and read the news.

I certainly don’t splash this all away with water.

When I think about it, I don’t like to be wet. I dread bathing but do it. I avoid rain, yet I like to swim and don’t mind being soaking wet from sweat.

I always feel good after bathing, especially if I am sick. Bathing feels so refreshing after the fact. I guess I’m lazy and dread the effort required.

My showers last 4 minutes or so, longer is the winter to enjoy the hot water. RV showers are very short to conserve water. I am amazed how little water you really need to effectively bath.

I’m not sure where I’m going with this except to say, first thing in the morning showers run contrary to my being. There, I’m done.


Anonymous said...

I am with ya. I shower in the afternoon or night. I don't need to jump out of bed and immediately be sparkling clean. I don't smell bad. I just don't need to always smell so good :)

Ali said...

The only time I don't shower right away is when I'm home on a weekend with nothing to do - and even then, once I've been up for an hour I'm fantasizing about how nice it will be to feel clean.
Not that I've particularly's just, well, I don't know. Plus, my head always looks like I just had a romp between the sheets - not always sexy.

Anonymous said...

I bathe at night. It helps relax me. I wash my hair in the sink in the morning but only after coffee, the news paper and breakfast. I too like to ease into the day. I get up extra early so I don't have to rush to get ready for work.

mr zig said...

I'm a morning shower guy - but I don't jump up and into the shower - I take my time, I take LONG showers, and I'm still half asleep during them. When I come out i'm all warm, toasty red, and ready for the newspaper, and coffee - while still only in a nice big towel... (but I do have a shower obsession - I also shower when I get home from the office, and before bed. - Yes ladies and gents, I shower three times a day...

Anonymous said...

I wake up, dress, pack lunch and am out the door in 15 minutes.

Judy and Reg, what time do you guys get up and what time must you be at work?

Anonymous said...

I have to be at work at 8:30. I get up around 6:00 and never set the alarm clock. I just wake up. I leave the house at about 8:10.

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

I just wake up too. Anywhere from 5:30 to 7 AM depending on my schedule. I set a mental "Cramer" clock in the morning. I do not have to be in any time but usually get into work by 9 AM.

With this new bed I can see trouble coming. I fell asleep at 8 PM last night watching TV and woke up at 7. I may sleep the winter away.

TerryC said...

OMG there's WAY too much to do first thing in the morning. If we'd shower first, we'd need another shower before going to work.

Michael must make coffee while I prepare dog cookies (putting meds in 3 of them). The cats need feeding and while I'm there, plants need watering. Coffee's ready, I have a sip, then prepare vitamin cup(s). Have another sip of coffee and then start cooking breakfast. After we eat and get massage bags together, we may have time to check e-mail. JUST before leaving for work, we shower, and are still sweaty when we get thee most of the time.

Showering often seems like a waste and frequently, since we're going to sweat again very soon, we'll just rinse off in the pool.

One of our friends from the states who comes down for the winter has confessed to doing that, too. We're just grungy island folk, but we do always clean up in some way before work.

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

I kind of like the natural cooling system of sweating.

Michael said...

The only time I can remember getting up and heading straight for the shower is when I have had to get up at some ungodly hour to catch a plane or something. It still feels like the middle of the night and the shower helps wash some of those cob-webs away so I can focus a little better on getting everything together before getting out the door. This rarely happens any more.

I much prefer Reggie's method. I like to make coffee first and ease into my day. That usually only happens on weekends now. As T said, things to do in the morning, and its too hot here to shower first.

Sometimes, if I know I'm going to work up a sweat during my first massage of the morning, I'll just dip in the pool before leaving home, take an extra clean shirt with me, and shower once I get to the office after the massage.

If we don't go out, or have any massages, I'll slip into Mr. Scruffy mode and go a whole long weekend without a shower, just pool dips a couple times a day. Monday morning (or Tuesday, if its a long, long weekend) I'll shower and shave and revert to groomed Michael.