Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Toilette TMI

What is the internet for if not for sharing intimate grooming and hygienic habits with complete strangers? The latest scheme to make people open up is a meme created by Jeff of View From The Cloud. He came up with sixteen questions that fall just short of anything too graphic. Since I have sung the praises the Washlet toilet, I have proven I have no shame and have no excuse to not play along.

1. Conditioner y/n?
I use Pert Plus Shampoo and Light Conditioner for Fine and Oily Hair. So, technically there is some conditioner in there, but I don’t do the whole Lather, Rinse, Repeat routine.

2. Razor - manual, electric?
I used cheap disposables for years, but since I never bothered replacing them, my wife got tired of me leaving the house with a face full of tissue. So I have gone electric.

3. Shaving cream - foam, gel?
Bareback. I shave right out of the shower, so it is plenty soft and supple enough to shave without any additional emoluments.

4. After shave - y/n, brand?
I had a boss once that wore heavy aftershave and would come into my cube and use my phone. The rest of the day my phone reeked of cheap aftershave. I swore I would never get there.

5. Toothbrush - regular or electric?
Plain toothbrush. My wife is in charge of changing it out when it wears out. My dentist gives me a new one with every visit and they just accumulate in my car.

6. Toothpaste - regular or gel, whitening etc?
Our latest brand is the cinnamon flavored gel. Delicious.

7. Floss - y/n, flavored, thick/thin, waxed?
Maybe twice a year, usually just before a dentist visit. I was told a long time ago that I only needed to floss the teeth I want to keep.

8. Mouthwash - y/n, brand?
No, but I never refuse a breath mint or a stick of gum.

9. Toilet paper - over or under?

Over. Anything else is heresy that risks eternal damnation.

10. Magazines?
No. My morning constitutional does involve the Washington Post Style section. We have now entered the TMI Zone.

11. Hair dryer or towel dry?
The benefit of thinning hair is that the availability of hair dryers is never a factor when I am booking lodging for myself. My wife still needs the full blowdry.

12. Hair "products" - moose, gel, hairspray, etc?
I have a pump bottle of hairspray called Consort that I use only on formal occasions when the hair has to stay in place.

13. Cologne or body spray - y/n, brand?
Who am I trying to impress?

14. Deodorant - Spray, roll-on, stick (gel or white), scented etc?
The only thing that keeps the swamp that is my armpits under control is the antiperspirant formula of Brut. The great smell of Brut is definitely old school and not carried at Tar-Jay or most grocery stores. Wal-Mart is the only reliable source.

15. Sink and shower soap - liquid, bar, bodywash, etc?
Sink: Liquid hand soap.
Shower: Always some flavor of the shower gel that Bath and Bodyworks carries. The current one is pink grapefruit.

16. Sink cup - disposable Dixie type, regular?
We don't keep one in the bathroom. My wife has a large plastic glass she keeps on her nightstand. It’s my job to fill it up with ice water every evening. A job I frequently neglect.

BlatantCommentWhoring™: What is your favorite bathroom product?


The Mistress of the Dark said...

Anything that smells pretty from The Bath And Body Works. I do have a preference for Vanilla and Freesia scents.

yellojkt said...

My wife likes fresia too. They just keep discontinuing it and bringing it back.

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

There's something strangely interesting about this meme - kind of like being a fly on the bathroom wall - without having to actually "experience" the bathroom of course.

Mooselet said...

My Colgate Vanilla Mint toothpaste. The Hermit won't touch it so it's all MINE!

I miss Bath & Body Works - I stocked up on 20+ bottles of stuff last time I was back in 2004 and am almost out now.