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“Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the
person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something
about it that makes a difference.”
— Nolan Bushnell
I like this quote because I often have ideas pop into my head while in the shower. Probably because I am relaxed and focused on nothing in particular.
Some of my best work began in the bathroom. I’m not sure how I feel about it, but that’s how it is. Maybe I need to spend more time in there. I have many drafts but no entertaining posts lately 😉
How long can I go without a shower? Not long. After 24-hours my hair is greasy and stringy, which makes me feel grubby and gross. I have, for various reasons, gone as long as 4 days without one. The first 2 were not too bad, but by the 4th I was a raving loony. Every inch of my skin itched. Especially my scalp. I had to wear a do-rag to hide my mess of a head.
I was ugly and I wanted to hide under a rock. I fantasized about hot steamy showers, big fluffy white towels, and shampoo suds. The bottoms of my feet itched so bad that I had to jump up and down, stomping hard on the floor. I looked like a bad tantrum happening.
So to answer your question – 2 days.