5.22.2009

Hygiene Smygiene

I cannot say for sure why this topic has come up so many times lately...perhaps the cosmos (or the poor, poor people within smelling distance of me) are trying to tell me something. Apparently I have poor hygiene.

Last week I was on Facebook when I saw that a friend of mine was horrified to find out that her husband had inadvertently used her toothbrush. When I read this two things happened to me: First, I realized that not everyone shares toothbrushes with their significant others (which I totally do...especially when we go on trips...because I am OCD about packing light and YES IT REALLY DOES MAKE THAT MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE!). Second, I solidified my place as least-hygiene-conscious-individual-in-the-universe. Seriously. I am totally throwing myself under the bus here, I'm sure, but I did not even fully realize that these things were not completely normal.

I mean really. I wipe my boogers on my husband...and he gladly reciprocates. I am a lifelong nose-picker, but I try not to do it in public. I take 3 showers a week (that's one every 2-3 days, for you math lovers out there) and it seems to do me just fine. At times my leg hair has rivaled even the most gruesome of yeti creatures. I don't really have a problem with eating things off of "unclean" surfaces. And the number of times my dog has accidentally (read: completely on purpose because he is a MOLESTER) french kissed me would probably make some of you throw up a little.

Whew...that feels much better...do I have any fellow hygiene haters out there?

I am sort of a neat-freak, though...does that make up for all of the above nastiness? No? Oh, OK...just thought I would ask.

8 comments:

Shannon said...

LOL I am so totally with you sister! I don't know what the big deal is... maybe we are the normal ones :)

Andrea said...

Or the time you had a competition with Caity to see who could go the longest without taking a shower!! I know it was longer than 7 days!

hebert said...

ditto. i could never NOT pick boogers. how do people do it?? tonight, paul came downstairs with a string of floss and i literally could not remember the last time i flossed. i've never had a cavity so there ain't no shame in my game.

Anonymous said...

Please erase this from your blog before Evie reads it and vows to never take a bath! Lolly

Tran said...

My dog has had dried up poop stuck under its tail and I haven't removed it since I discovered it a couple days ago. How does that rate in your book?

bri. said...

i do all of the above. less showers, stab my boyfriend with my leg hair daggers, dropped a piece of chicken on the floor....yep right back into the skillet. and my finger occasionally wonders to my nose, and i am not even 10% percent embarrassed. i think people that DONT do these things have something to worry about...

Nadine said...

I'm with Lolly on this! ERASE, DELETE IMMEDIATELY!!! You booger picking, hair growing, no showering Girlie-Girl!

Love, fresh smell-good hugs, and sanitary kisses to you ...

Deanie, Mimi, Dink (Indentity Crisis In the Works!)

caity shinnick said...

You know I am with you...and I am so glad Andrea recalled our fun little competition!