Restroom, Toilet, Loo, Potty, Bathroom…

Hello fellow traveler. Thank you for joining me on this magical journey!

The list of names that we call the place that we “do our business” could go on and on, but before you stop and ask the most obvious question, “Why is this guy taking selfies inside a public restroom,” let me give you a little insight as to how this whole blog came about.  A few years ago while vacationing with my family, we took a little road trip half-way across the country.

Circle K – Herculaneum, MO

After staying up all night in anticipation of this overnight drive, my attempts to sleep during the day were thwarted by local traffic, noisy neighbors, and a handsome and fun-loving 2-year old (my son).  Needless to say, my planned 7 to 8 hours of vampiric sleep turned into 3 to 4 hours of tossing and turning followed by an hour of crying on the inside because I knew that I was just going to give up and join the rest of the world.  I suppose it was the lack of sleep mixed with a little bit of slap-happy thoughts that played a large role in this unanticipated journey into the world of public restroom selfies.

Long-story-short, it seemed that every place we stopped for gas or food and a much needed potty break the restrooms were getting more and more repulsive.  I am just glad that since I am a member of the male gender and that “hovering” never had to come into play.  I do, however, feel so sorry for my wife and daughter and women in general in the regards.  So in my sleep-deprived state of mind, I joked around with my wife saying that I was going to write a blog and post photos of my bathroom adventures. Although it made for a good laugh, I don’t think she thought I was serious.  Honestly, I wasn’t until I had posted a few photos on my Instagram page as a joke and had a great response from my friends and family.  I love to make people laugh, so, why not keep on trucking along?

This blog will be updated as time allows. I was trying to determine if I wanted to just post photos and a short blurb on the cleanliness of each restroom I go into or actually rate them based upon specific criteria. Honestly though, if the restroom is horrible, why would I want to take the time to truly get down and dirty with the details. I mean, when it comes down to it, would you want to stay longer than necessary while hovering over a feces-stained porcelain potty while attempting to hold your breath and praying that there is toilet paper? I thought not. Who knows, maybe I’ll even take requests…

Basically, what started out as a joke, has now turned into this little blog dubbed,

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Quotes from the stall:
“May your life be like a roll of toilet paper, long and useful!”