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I like petrichor

May 5th, 2017 at 06:08 am

Ok, maybe I should write this in chronological order, so my thoughts are not scattered all over the place.

Yesterday was my baby step out into trying to stay in my car full time. Up until now, I've always made pit stops at home or my mom's house because I forgot to get something, wanted to use the bathroom at home, and what not. This time, I'm going to try to stay out almost a full 24 hour if I can help it.

I'll still be hanging around town for this one, and won't actually go out of town until next week.

So I was wardriving last night. It's like the last thing on my list, because this one was highly optional, and even if successful, seems rather extravagant.

Then I headed off to the gym to work out. According to Google, the gym is the least busiest between the hours of midnight to 3am. That's what I decided to try out their shower, mostly because there is actually only one large bathroom (with the shower) at my current facility in town. So, I didn't want to try to hog the bathroom and shower when there are lots of other people around that may need the bathroom. That and it seemed like a good idea to be able to shower before sleep.

Well, the shower experience was... very uncomfortable. Everything felt disorganized. It was kind of dark, I didn't know what I was doing. Did I even pack extra set of clothes? Where do I put the dirty ones?

In all, I didn't like it haha. However, I do think I will eventually get the hang of it. This, despite all the horror stories I've read and seen online about people finding all kind of nasty messes in gym bathrooms. Needless to say, I was reluctant to step barefoot in there... but I guess I need to get over all that.

Another thing worth noting is that I've read that it's not a good idea to workout right before sleep and I think I can agree with that. I would feel sleepy, go work out, and somehow, that sleepy feeling seemed to go away.

Also, after every workout, I always drink a protein shake, and that requires water to gulp down. Unfortunately, the result of that is that I would wake up the next morning with a very angry bladder. This would be OK if I was at home, but it's a serious issue out and about. So, I will need to resolve this scheduling conflict somehow as well.

Sleep last night was actually not as well as I had hoped. It was raining hard last night, and the sound from the rain was loud enough that it even woke me up with my earplugs in. However, I didn't mind it too much, and this morning smells real nice, so that's a plus.

Because I had to pee so bad, I decided to run into a nearby sandwich shop from where I was parked to use their bathroom. Then I felt morally obligated to buy something from them. That and they also had free WiFi, so I was like OK, but I know I can not and will not be doing this every morning. This is simply too expensive and is just not going to work.

Still though, for today's purposes, here's what I hope is an instagram-worthy pic of my morning escapade, thanks to sandwich WiFi.

Despite of it all, I do feel quite well right now. Hoping it will hold for the rest of the day.

7 Responses to “I like petrichor”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Oh look, I'm in your Instagram shot! Well my user name. Smile You may need to get over the idea that you are obligated to buy something to use a restroom. We've done a lot of traveling and I have to say, if a bathroom is public...I use it and don't feel I have to buy something. We do buy things sometimes, and these are often chain places, so we are customers, but just not for EVERY stop.

    So are you taking a hiatus from your job?

  2. Carol Says:

    How about flip flops for the shower floor?

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Had to look up both "wardriving" and "petrichor"! Big Grin

  4. Tabs Says:

    ccf, yes, I am taking a short hiatus haha.

    Carol, yes, I do believe I need to add flip flops and a bag for it into my inventory. I've seen videos of human feces on the floor in some of these public bathrooms. There's no telling what has been there and then hastily scrubbed off, only to be smeared all over the place but invisible to the naked eye. I realize such occurrences may be an anomaly, but flip flops certainly wouldn't hurt.

    ceejay, I promise I am no literary luminary haha. Sometimes, these things only pop into my mind because it sounds funny given the context.

  5. Laura S. Says:

    I also was going to say flip flops, but swim shoes could be even better. The would cover the whole foot (okay this may be a slight issue when washing feet) and would be handy if you ended up finding a pool you wanted to use during your travels. I think this is the first comment I have made on your adventure, but I am enjoying reading the progress.

  6. Tabs Says:

    Hi Laura. Hmm, intriguing idea... I'll look into that. Anyways, glad you like it.

  7. rob62521 Says:

    Carol beat me to it. I was going to suggest flip flops as well, but swim shoes. I think they also call something shower shoes.

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