Water Saving Tips: Two for One Bathing & Washing a Car in Under Four Minutes

curly shower

California is experiencing the worst dry weather spell on record and water conservation should be a priority for everyone. I’m doing my part, like no longer brushing my teeth or shaving in the shower. Actually I’m killing two birds with one stone, saving water and getting a lower body workout squatting to reach the faucet knob and to rinse the razor under the spigot several times per shower.

The downside is I’m using more cotton balls, antiseptic, tourniquets, and band-aids, and will most likely require skin grafts before all this is over. Oh, and since I no longer brush the grill while showering, there have been mornings when once out of the shower tooth brushing completely slipped my mind, which in the long run probably saves a few additional quarts of H2O those days.

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Welcome to my first blog entry!

Allendale Park, 38th and Avondale, East Oakland

38th and Allendale, East Oakland

Today is yet another gorgeous Sunday in the bay area. It’s quite awful really, the sun is shining and it’s 70 degrees. Normally this would be awesome summer weather, but it’s winter time, and our rainy season. We’re all out of whack. We need rain, and lots of it. The above picture is from last winter and I miss the normal bay area seasonal rainy days and soggy nights.

The above picture is from last winter and I miss the normal bay area seasonal rainy days and soggy nights.

Speaking of rain, while in the shower I decided to get the blogging juices flowing at a local coffee shop where bloggers blog and coffee drinkers drink. Not wasting water or time I was out of the shower after only a few minutes and jumped into some jeans, hopped on the scooter, and headed over to the World Ground Coffee House on MacArthur in Oakland’s Laurel District.

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Chihuahua’s Nina and Ruth in Pics

Super-Chi is watching you!

Super-Chi is watching you!

Life's a beach for Ruth and Nina!

Life’s a beach for Ruth and Nina!

Chi Nina looks good in red.

Chi Nina looks good in red.

Nina on Wood.

Nina on Wood.

Chihuahua Nina Goes Gaga Over Google

Chihuahua Ruth Goes Gaga Over Google

Guard Dog Chihuahua's Nina and Ruth

Gaurd Dog Chihuahua’s Nina and Ruth

Chihuahua Siesta

Chihuahua Siesta

Chihuahua Ruthie's Point of View at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

Chihuahua Ruthie’s Point of View at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

Why yes, that's a chihuahua on my neck.

Why yes, that’s a chihuahua on my neck.

Help! I've fallen and I can't get up.

Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.