Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Can You Catch Athelete's Foot On The Chin?

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Is it wrong that I fell asleep in the tub this morning?

I know that I could (maybe) have drowned - I write this as if it's a joke, but I have a strange feeling that someone is going to hit up the comments section with a really sad comment about how their friend (family member, partner, grandmother's roommate at the Home For The Aged) actually did this thing I joke about.  I know that the water got really cold and that's what woke me up.  I know that my fingers and toes got awfully prune-y.  I know that letting the tap drip really hot water until the tub was filled to the brim wasn't the smartest of choices...especially when the water sloshes out the back of Old Clawfoot (that's what I call the tub) and puddles on the floor where I will eventually step in it while wearing only socks.

The alarm just went off so damn early and it was already freezing in the house...ice cube like, really, so I went and did my snooze time (about fifteen) minutes in a very warm tub of water.  I didn't mean to fall asleep - I was thinking more of a groggy tub-in with Old Clawfoot, not a snore-a-thon.  It just happened.

I know that someone (probably more than just a some 'one') is going to chide me for taking baths.  They are going to tell me that if I took a shower then I wouldn't have fallen asleep and woken up with prune-y toes. 

Well, hold your tongue...because I can one-up you on that.  I've fallen asleep in the shower, too, and, frankly, it's nowhere near as comfortable an experience.

But at least said shower was my own, so I didn't have to get all paranoid about catching Athlete's Foot on my chin.












30 comments:

  1. I fell asleep in the shower one school morning, I slipped and bashed my head. I still wasn't allowed to take the day off for 'Shower related maddeness'

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  2. Believe it or not, Amber, you *can* get athlete's foot on your chin. To avoid this, I'd heartily recommend not wearing your sneakers on your face.

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  3. LMAO! Athletes foot... on the chin XD Ok, I should shut up cause I shower with flipflops on. (But in my defence, I have a REALLY gross housemate :p)

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  5. I fall asleep in the bath all the time, luckily the bath isn't long enough for my head to slip under the water

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  6. O Lord hun... its very easy to fall asleep in the tub - my mom has a jacuzzi tub and so every time i go back home (which is like only twice a year because I love on the West Coast and she lives in hillbilly West Virginia) I end up falling asleep...WITH the jets on. And yes - I've fallen asleep in the shower too.... so you are not alone.

    I've always doubted the "drowning in a tub" because honestly, once water hits my lips (and it has before) I wake up. Idk, the feeling of anything on my lips wakes me up instantly.

    And WELCOME TO 2011 - where u can blog, respond to blog, twitter, write school papers, take tests, "talk" a paper into your phone and then submit to your teacher via blackboard mobile, and various other "on-the-go" activities! Have fun!

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  7. Amber... I have fallen asleep many times in the tub. It's just so warm and cozy!

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  8. Amber... I have fallen asleep many times in the tub. It's just so warm and cozy!

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  9. Amber... I have fallen asleep many times in the tub. It's just so warm and cozy!

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  10. None of my friends (family member, partner, or grandmother's roommate) died this way, so I'm not gonna grumble. Well, even if it happened I wouldn't 'cause you can't always be careful not to hurt somebody by bringing up some subject (hello, it's your blog anyway, nobody's forced to read). Everybody's got different experiences and different touchy memories or something, so if you would try to be all sensitive you probably wouldn't have much to say.
    And as I can't wait to read 4th Calliope Reaper-Jones book, I'll read anything, and I'm really glad you actually write a lot lately, 'cause I love the way you write.
    If I sound (look?) strange, don't pay much attention 'cause my English is still in progress of 'learning'.

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  11. I wish I had a tub I could get comfy enough to fall asleep in. Being a large guy makes that kinda hard...

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  12. Why are you worrying about this? Now, if you told us you fell asleep whilst under shell-fire in a God-forsaken bunker somewhere not here, I'd be worried!

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  13. I had a step cousin-in-law whose stomach burst during a hot bath but he did not die. I have never found a long enough tub to fall asleep in so I envy all of you that experience.

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  14. I wish I had a bathtub...any bathtub, let alone one large enough for me to drown in. :-) Of course, being 6', these are few and far between.

    Still, nothing like a nice bath to relax you.

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  15. The last time I fell asleep in a tub? Hm. Well, I took an hour and a half nap, and the thing that woke me up was my sister pounding at the door, demanding that I stop whatever the hell I was doing and get out of the bathroom. Not a fun time.

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  16. Claw foot bathtubs are the best! Your so lucky!

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  17. I've never known anyone that drown in a tub because they fell asleep, but when my daughter was a baby she went poo in the tub. See that little segue back to the baby poo...

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  18. Joe aka AmberAddictDecember 21, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Okay I was going to say something about bath tubs and the you mentioned that you only were wearing socks and mind went 'elsewhere'. I apologise but in my defence you are stunning and well okay can't think of a way to get this so I'll just hope you'll forgive me!

    Ah yes now I remember you named your bath tub that's awesome!

    Okay I do have be serious for a second I'm about what could have happen to you. I know I'm just a fan so it might not be my place but can't help it take care!

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  19. oh, by the way, if you're gonnabe carefull about not offending people; Be sure not to blog about ANYTHING related to mothers :-P

    *would be fun if everyone entered their weird-offending stuff here, then you couldn't blog about anything ever anymore :P*

    jk, we wouldn't want you to not blog!

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  20. Amber- of course you can get athletes foot on your chin. Most politicians find their foot in their mouth so often; it's a common ailment.

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  21. I don't take baths but I know too well the threat of falling asleep during showers. You would think that standing up with pellets of water hitting your body would be enough to keep you awake, but it's not always the case. The one time I did fall over, I did luckily manage to avoid potential injury and the impact of the fall woke me up. Showering can be a dangerous game for the sleep deprived.

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  22. You get the most 'understanding/serious comments'.LoL. My first thought was...It reminds me of Kramer falling asleep in the Hot Tub..and ruining his Core Temperature.
    Sooo silly! hehe


    K*

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  23. I was going to tell you about how I fell asleep in the shower once, until I got to the end. Boy, people like us need to learn how to get more sleep.

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  24. A bathtub? That's so quaint!

    http://www.dailyramblings.com/images/calvintoilet.gif

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  25. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has fallen asleep in the shower.

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  26. amber, i love your new "proactivness" (still can't say proactive without that pub voice in my head) with your blog. though hair don't disgust me as much as it gets you, i enjoy having a new post around midnight every day. usually read girst thing in the morning, your writting always bring a smile to my face - except when you go and do extremely dangerous things as taking a nap in the tub! ;)

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  27. I wouldn't say it is morally wrong to fall asleep in the bath but it probably doesn't do your skin any favours. Did you wake up freezing or was it like that boiling frog metaphor in reverse?

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  28. Can't say I've fallen asleep in the tub or in the shower. I do have an unnatural talent to fall asleep standing up and not fall over.

    On another note, I would love to own an Old Clawfoot but I worry about the sloshing.

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  29. Anything I would post here would get me a "You've thoguht way too much about this." D'C'A'

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