a while ago i wrote of my ambition to learn to pee standing up.
i know you have been wondering how that's going.
i made some initial progress, but it's never really convenient to test those skills, because if you're wearing pants or even shoes mistakes will cost you a large portion of your day unless you're located conveniently near somewhere it doesn't matter if you miss and also you can change clothes.
so a few weeks ago i decided to do a diagnostic kind of test run, working barefooted in my bathtub.
i had a disturbing amount of leakage.
the matter of aim is kind of critical for women, because there's no obvious spigoty thing to point away from the body, and it's frighteningly easy to get a split stream, one of which just runs right down your leg.
and that's no good.
so i've made it a bit of a discipline to practice every day in the shower, sans pants, until i can start and stop the stream without any running down my leg and then i'll try again with pants.
the reason why is that i am TIRED of being places where a quick stand-up pee would be easy, but i can't quite find a place to squat, plus it is a PROJECT to have to drop flaps to squat on a january morning at twenty below.
less exposure of my big naked butt is a thing i look forward to.
plus it's badass.