Scat Illogical

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  1. Jenn @ Juggling Life says:

    Well, that and how can I make me one of them cool quizzes for MY blog?!

  2. jess says:

    Lan's sakes, Peaches. You don't have to leave the country to get real familiar with tinkled-on toilets. I experienced quite a few on my cross-country road trip. I won't tell you how I deal with it, just let me point out that those squatty muscles in your thighs?? mine are real strong.

  3. Deborah says:

    All right, I'm going to be reeeally predictable here Jocelyn, and totally ignore what you wrote and lather all kinds of praise on you for HOW you wrote it.
    Whether you realize this already or not, I do not laugh all that easily. Or, to put the blame where it properly belongs, very few people are actually so funny as to make me laugh out loud.
    But I could. not. stop. Hilarious. And I do mean slap-my-thigh entertaining.

    And as if dreaming about you weren't enough, now I'll be thinking about you every time I go to the bathroom. You oughta be in advertising.

  4. unmitigated me says:

    There's something right in my world when even Jocelyn is writing poop posts. And, not fair, limiting my choice to one option! I want to see the pictures, but I also want to follow your meandering mind.

  5. Jeni says:

    In the words of Arte Johnson, "Interesting. Veddy, veddy interesting." (I have no "but" response to add to that though.) I don't know how I would survive the toilet turmoil there as none of my leg muscles are anywhere near as strong as they used to be.

  6. secret agent woman says:

    We had those shower/toilet combos on a barefoot cruise. Very efficient.

    The other thing about feeing settled is you lose sight of the fact that life can turn on a dime. All the things you assume to be life-long might not be.

  7. SmitoniusAndSonata says:

    I'm stoutly humming "Candle In The Wind", like a good'un …. or , at least I think I am … . When do I get to see the picture and be spritzed ?
    All over the world public loos range from twee ( scented candles , embroidered handtowels and Vivaldi at a train station near here ) to nightmareish .
    Very mind broadening !

  8. Pam says:

    If it lives, it poops. Yellow brown and red things coming out of everything- yeah I've thought about it before, from royalty, to pets,zoos, celebrities and to the floating cities of cruise ships (a kind of zoo I guess). Watching an ad for a cruise I said to my husband "is it just me, or does nobody else see that as just one mother of a floating toilet?" I think it's just me,(or the unpopular dinner party guest who's forced to admit "I work in waste management".)
    …and imagine two aliens looking at earth and one says "oh yeah, that planet where the living things suck in air, automatically! ..the creatures spend their lives having to earn money, so they, and others who depend on them,have no choice but to eat things just to eliminate, otherwise none of them get to do that sucky-in breath thing!"
    Loved your poop and tinkle post!

  9. Jim Berg says:

    Red pepper in plain yogurt? Is that breakfast for visiting midwesterners?

  10. Robin Preble says:

    I am now thinking that toilets and toileting is a pretty good topic for a blog. Wondering how I can work it into the world of midlife rock. I haven't wet my pants yet, though there is a high likelihood of that if we ever perform outside of our basement digs. Undoubtedly, there is a way and I will find it. As always, you lead and inspire.

  11. geewits says:

    I watch "House Hunters International" quite often and I've seen many toilet in the shower set-ups, but I bet I've never seen anything like in your Fairy Chimney.
    Are we there yet?

  12. haphazardlife says:


    Words fail me. Yep.

    Your mind boggles my mind.

    – Jazz

  13. haphazardlife says:

    Oh, and the tite! I LOOOOOVE the title. It is title heaven.

    – Jazz

  14. Green Girl in Wisconsin says:

    You are hysterically funny!
    Like in my head when I see a "damp" seat! So I would STRUGGLE with a wet seat. And don't even get me started on the floor. Nay, I'd have strong calves and thighs from SQUATTING.
    The quiz crashed on me, so I'm left hanging…

  15. Chantal says:

    you still rock! And I have a toilet story. From Brazil. I will write it someday. I am putting it on a post it note and sticking it to my work monitor now!

  16. Bob says:

    What you didn't mention, and I will do so assuming that the turkish toilets experienced by you are similar to the ones I experienced in Bahrain, is that there is *no* toilet paper – just a sprayer on a hook next to the toilet bow. I'll leave it to you to explain how they clean themselves after "number-2" without soaking their clothes (as I never found out).

    that, and the ritual cleaning before prayers ensures that all bathrooms I encountered had standing water in them.

    P.S. I don't know if it was my browser or what, but I never did see a picture of the spectacular toilet of which you allude.

  17. brokenbiro says:

    What a gripping post – you have kept us on the edge of our seats (ha ha! – just yanking your chain!)

    I went to a loo in Sumatra once which was kept clean by a constant stream from the neighbouring hot springs running between the raised footpads!

    word verification: wringed (I kid you not)

  18. lime says:

    ah yes, travel and toilets are the great equalizers. i thought i was inured to such revulsion since i grew up using outhouses whenever i went to the mountain house with my grandparents and since i'd done hiking on the AT and had used bushes and holes in the ground. but nothing prepared me for an "outhouse" that consisted of a slab of flat rock and a hose.

  19. Pearl says:

    Holy crap but that was good fun!!


    my word verification is potti! 🙂 I shit you not!!

  20. Mother Theresa says:

    That poll was missing the answer I would have chosen, which was: post the photos and keep on blathering, because I love your blathering.

    I too have had many interesting toilet experiences over here in Spain, including the squat type, but the most disgusting restroom, if you could call it that, was one I found in Venice Beach, California. Every inch of the floor was covered with filthy water and the walls were smeared with what I can only assume was human excrement, I didn't stay in long enough to find out for sure. A wet toilet, no matter how clean, is just not appealing to me, mostly because you need a towel to dry off your legs before pulling your pants back up,or you end up with your underpants stuck to them, and that's just kind of a nasty.

    And yep, everybody poops…in Spain they have a saying, "Caga el rey, caga el Papa, del cagar nadie se escapa", which translates to, "The king poops, the Pope poops, no one gets out of pooping."

  21. Christina says:

    It's been a while since I checked your blog, and now that I have all feels right with the world. A great cup of coffee, a view of endless snow out my window, and moments spent in profound appreciation of you. Keep writing, you've got a gift chicky-poo. Thanks for sharing it. xo

  22. heartinsanfrancisco says:

    I am fairly adaptable but I do not care for wet toilets, no matter how they come by that condition. As a young woman traveling in Europe, I adapted to French hostels which employed newsprint for toilet paper, and got a raging infection. Flexibility is not always all it's cracked up 🙂 to be.

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