I've always been a low maintenance kind of guy -- when it comes to soap at least. Most of my youth, my mom would transfer the soap that my dad had grown tired of to my bathroom for me to finish. Stone Groove is a weird guy. He doesn't like to use soap once it gets past about the halfway point. Rather than throw it away (I guess my mom used a different soap) she would give it to me. I could have cared less.
Once I was on my own, I started buying whatever was cheap. I ended up settling into a Dial or Lever 3000 rut. Upon moving to NYC, I dabbled in liquid body soap -- with bubbles to boot. But I've never been a washcloth kind of guy, even though I know a guy named Washcloth. Eventually, I settled on Dove soap. I always have liked the way it smelled but it was nothing terribly exciting.
However, recently things have been changing for me on the soap front. Very exciting things have been happening. First, Youthlarge and I stayed at the Salish Lodge near Seattle. Handwashings couldn't stop raving about the soap from a previous visit. He was right - the soap was fantastic. But not life changing good. I had to wait two more months for that.
For my birthday, Cousin Leah bought me soap from Lush where she works. And holy shit, I had no idea that the simple matter of a bar of soap could so dramatically change my quality of life. For a few weeks, showering with it started my day off on the right note. I tried two bars -- "Red Rooster" and "Demon in the Dark." How can you not like a soap that has this description? "Peel the wax, lather and wait for your dark side to appear."
Demon in the Dark!
Youthlarge admitted that she had stolen the "Honey I Washed the Kids" bar. So I might not ever know what it would have been like to bathe with soap described as "Mouth-watering honey soap for washing you, the kids, the dog and the granny. Real honey hand and body soap to soothe and sweetly scent your skin."
But now I'm out and I haven't bought more. I'm currently slumming it with some Salish soap. But if I run out of that, what am I going to do? I can't go back to Dove after reaching such great heights. Cousin Leah, please help! I have to continue using soap that has two different colors in it!
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