Are you a short shower person or long? I used to consider showers more of a necessary inconvenience than anything; I'd jump in, do a quick wash, jump out...the whole process rarely lasted more than five minutes. I saved my luxuriating for baths, where I could immerse myself in bubbles and hot water until I was limp and useless and parboiled while the pages of the novel I was reading drifted away in little gray wrinkled bits, one page at a time.
Now I find myself lingering in the shower, only getting out after my fingers start wrinkling (or Jeff starts pounding on the door).
Other fascinating shower questions:
Do you sing in the shower?
I've never been a shower singer. Partly because my voice isn't the greatest, and partly because I'm half-convinced that our neighbours on the other side of the wall would be able to hear me. "Dear lord," I can imagine one them moaning, "There she goes again. If she sings Shannon one more time, I swear I'm going to jump out the window."
Do you wash your hair every time you shower?
I always used to until a hairdresser reacted in horror at the idea. Now I'm worried about all my hair falling out someday (at once), brittle as spaghetti noodles. Then again, this was the same hairdresser who pushed me to get "plum highlights". (doesn't the word "plum" scream purple at you?)
Do you use conditioner?
I'm somewhat convinced this is a guy-woman thing (that women tend to use it, men tend not to), but I'm willing to be convinced wrong. I am genuinely interested in finding out. Maybe because I've been immersing myself in women's magazines lately (a target market for my freelance writing).
Post your answers in Blatherchat if you dare.
I'm ordering from Grocery Gateway again. I had quit using them for a couple of years because I got irritated by the vague 4-hour delivery window. The nearby mega-Loblaws, however, has jacked up their delivery prices considerably. Plus I'd rather use the extra time to write.
Grocery Gateway's user interface has vastly improved, and their delivery window is only 1.5 hours now. I'll still visit the St. Lawrence Market for the atmosphere and the smaller grocery stores for occasional quickie items, but if the delivery tomorrow goes okay, I think I might do our bulk grocery shopping online.
I'm impressed that the online service is still in business, to be honest. Since they've survived the bursting of the dot-com bubble, hopefully this means they'll be around for a while.
Funny how I take the option online grocery shopping so much for granted now. Quite the contrast from those days when I got all excited about Pong, really.
Ruth has been invited to develop TD Summer Reading Club theme materials for the Toronto Public Library as well as libraries throughout the province. The TD Summer Reading club is a popular event which promotes reading and the enjoyment of books to children and young people over the summer months. Last summer 150,000 children registered in the TD Summer Reading Clubs (last year, the chosen artist was Barbara Reid). Ruth will be
creating a full colour poster, 8-10 different stickers, line drawings for promotional materials including an invitation, flyer, log book, bookmarks, newsletter and Web site.
I only caught part of the Golden Globe Award results last night. Although I can see why A Beautiful Mind took 4 Globe awards (including Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress) and Moulin Rouge took 3 (including Best Actress, Best Film Score), I do admit being disappointed that Lord of the took home none despite being nominated for four. :-( You can find some pics of Cate Blanchett and Sean Astin at the Globes at TheOneRing.Net.
- Boxed set of Metallica action figures at Silver Snail. They had every kind of action figure imaginable. Even Reservoir Dog action figures...I haven't seen the movie, but I've heard enough about it that the idea of action figures is even more bizarre than Metallica. Though the Metallica box did promise lots of cool flashing lights and noise.
- Scary close-up of one of the Metallica guys.
- Sign outside Azul, the place we had brunch with Parki on Sunday. I was amused by the tagline along the bottom: "Juice - Caffeine - Damn Fine Food".
- This large ceramic figure was displayed proudly in the storefront of one of the shops we passed on the way to Azul. I'm thinking of buying this as a surprise gift for Jeff's birthday in a few weeks. He's always been into tasteful and subtle household ornaments.