Posted by: granny1947 | November 30, 2010

Granny gets personal

Good Morning Everyone.
From a beautiful day in Cape Town.
Far too nice to be at work.

So….why am I going to get personal?
I want to know about your daily ablutions.
Not about how often you bath.
I assume all you lovely people do that on a daily basis.
I want to know how you dry yourself.

I have often thought I am a bit strange.
OK…that is opening myself to a few comments.
I dry my face first.
Makes it easier to see when I dry the rest of me.
Then I dry my legs.
I have no idea why I do that.
Obviously don’t like wet legs.
Then I do my arms.
Then the middle section.
By this time water has again dripped onto my legs so I have to them again.
Nine times out of ten ,as I climb into bed, I discover I have forgotten to dry some part of my anatomy.
How do YOU dry yourselves?
I am really interested.

We had grilled sausage,cauliflower and salad for supper last night.
I am starving.
Thought I would just mention that.

My brother sms’d me last night.
Wanted to know when I am coming up to PE.
I replied saying early in the new year.
He replied saying he thought I would come for Xmas.
I know my parents and my brother are family.
However, I have MY family.
Am I being unreasonable?
Want to spend Xmas with my kids(well some of them) and some of my grandkids.
I want to spend Xmas at home.
Damn I hate emotional blackmail.
Morgue…send those Prozac cookies by express mail…catnip and all!

Now I had better do some work.


First a joke.
Haven’t posted one for ages.

After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, British scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 200 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 150 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the Brit’s, in the weeks that followed, an American archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story published in the New York Times: “American archaeologists, finding traces of 250-year-old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 50 years earlier than the British”.

One week later, the Cape Times , in South Africa , reported the following:

“After digging as deep as 30 feet in his backyard in Thabazimbi , South Africa , Lucky Simelane, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely f–k all. Lucky has therefore concluded that 250 years ago, Africa had already gone wireless.”

Just makes you bloody proud to be a South African !


  1. Okay, here goes… I am a bath person. I wash my face in the basin before I get into the bath. I dry my arms first, then front and back, then legs and feet. Hope this was helpful/interesting/enlightening 😉
    You are entitled to spend Christmas where you want to.
    Have a lovely day.

    • Good Morning 40….your order of drying is much more logical than mine!!!!

  2. Bath:
    Dry face. Put towel over toilet and sit down. Use 2nd towel to dry back, arms, middle and then legs. Spend a bit of time doing the toes.

    The joke is very funny.

    Just say no to your brother.

    • Good Morning Again Cindy…why am I not surprised you are so organised????

  3. You’re so funny, granny. I just streak around the complex, arms outstretched, wind blowing in my hair. Really saves on washing towels. Just joking of course. Have a happy day. Hugs xx

    • Oh Dear AD…that image is going to stay with me all day!

  4. morning K,
    Firstly it must be a sun dried towel, do not like soft fluffy towels;)
    Order of drying very much like 40 something – hope you are well.

    • Good Morning Napier….am with you on this one…don’t like soft towels either.
      I am fine..all things considered….and you love?

  5. LOL – I think I’ll do a post for you -because my process is a bit involved.

    • Hehehe…can’t wait to see it Frog.

  6. i usually shower, dry my face and that towel goes over my hair, second towel goes from the top down, it’s the most efficient way i think

    • Very efficient Sidey….don’t know why I have to be so strange!!!

  7. Interesting poll Granny, don’t think I’ve seen this topic covered before LOL! I dry exactly like viewfromtheside. I agree that I hate emotional blackmail; I get it every holiday from my parents 1200 miles away, but we only give in on Christmas. We haven’t spent a Christmas at home for 20 years and can’t say that we enjoy being there. But we do look forward to coming home and having our own late Christmas here! I’ll say one thing for my parents – they truly make us appreciate our little family even more! I agree that you should spend time with your kids/grandkids – why can’t mom and siblings join you where you spend Christmas?

    • Good Evening RD…wish I could get them here but cash is tight and my Mom does not travel well….I will HAVE to go but will be glad when I am home again.
      I think you can only truly rest in your own home.
      Also, while I am away Jasmine is going to miss the beach SO much!

  8. How we dry ourselves? Are you that bored,woman? With me, it’s always the hair first,otherwise everything else is futile with the long drippy mop redistributing. From there I just work my way down. Before I got the bathmat,though,I would start with the bottoms of my feet because,ya know, trying to stand on tile with slippery drippy wet tootsies is way beyond my skillset and usually resulted in a loud crash,swearing,and hubby rushing in,worried,only to walk away to hide his laughter.
    And I owe you a Prozac the size of a hubcab, cos I was laughing my booty off reading the Felinity thing you sent me,reminds me so much of our cats. Then I read your joke here,and though I am not from South Africa, I still let out a very loud guffaw cos that’s just funny stuff. So thanks for making my day start out with much laughter,you and Jasmine are forever on the Christmas Proznap list. (Prozac+catnip=proznap)

    • You caught me out Morgue…I am THAT bored!!!
      Mex dries himself in the shower but I,happily, drip all over the place.
      I am so glad I made you laugh…when I saw it I,immediately, thought of you.

  9. Hehehe, I usually plonk some goop on my face before I get into the bath and that gets washed off and my face dried once I’m out the bath with a separate towel. I start by drying my neck off, and then twist the towel slightly before doing the twist with it grasped in both hands to dry my back first. Then my arms, the front and all the way down to my tootsies. Might explain the strange looks I get from Lucyanydots and Thomas!
    I have my BiL coming to us for the week of Christmas and I’m dreading every single minute of it. He’s in bed by 7pm and is a regular party-pooper. Strongs to you with the family.

    • Hi HP…are you better my friend? Have been thinking of you!

  10. Usually too lazy to dry myself properly and inevitably have ‘wet’ bits! LOL!

    • Thank heavens BB…thought I was the only one.

  11. Love the joke.
    Face, neck, left arm, right arm (including armpits of course), tummy, back, wobbly bits, left leg that balances on bath edge, step out, balance right leg on edge and dry that.

    • Good Morning Madmom….very important that we dry the wobbly bits!

  12. Granny – the video is in the post. It’s titled, “Ensuring Celibacy”

    • Good Morning souldipper…I am slow today…you have lost me…I said i want to be celibate?????

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