I’m still getting used to the new digs after I moved last September. My new bathroom is awesome, and it’s got a glass-block window in the shower, which I thought was way better than the old rotting pane-glass window with the rusty blinds and makeshift shower-curtain-cover at my old place.

The problem is that the glass blocks do not seem to provide the amount of privacy that I assumed they would, which I learned after I noticed my neighbor, who has the exact same glass-blocked bathroom as I do, showering in the evening. The show left very little to the imagination. What I always assumed would appear to be more like a big amorphous blob from the outside was actually closer to a slightly pixelated JPG porn pic.

Then I remembered that I generally take my showers when it’s dark out. And my bathroom faces the bedroom of a 12-year-old girl. And we live on a busy street with many-a-passerby. And I’ve probably traumatized the entire neighborhood by now. No wonder I haven’t gotten any warm-muffin welcome baskets yet.

So what’s the point of glass-block shower windows then? Because they seem more suitable for peepshows than prudency. I guess it’s only daytime showers for me from now on.

  1. #1 by hannybanny on January 4, 2011 - 6:54 pm

    Or showers by candlelight? :D

  2. #2 by Jane on January 11, 2011 - 3:44 pm

    it depends on the glassblock. some patterns are clear and then there are patterns that obscure what’s behind it, even with a light on. Your neighbor must not care that you get a show.

  3. #3 by jef on January 12, 2011 - 2:39 pm

    o to be that 12-y.o. girl.

  4. #4 by Amy on January 18, 2011 - 6:03 pm

    D’oh! LOL You can buy glass frosting chemicals at Home Depot or any arts and crafts store. Basically, you paint it on regular glass, wait, and then remove it. It leaves the glass frosted, which should give you MUCH more privacy… a bit LATE, but better late than never!

  5. #5 by Anonymous on January 19, 2011 - 4:55 pm

    This blog is like the series Lost. I keep tuning in just to see how it will end. Please give us some sort of closing statement about how your real life has finally become more valuable to you than the time spent submitting to the pressures of blogging. We understand. But nobody wants a Northern Exposure ending where its cancelled and just disappears.

  6. #6 by Hate to say it But... on January 20, 2011 - 9:37 pm

    The last comment hit the nail on the head. Love you PlanetDan…have been following for YEARS…but, is it over?

  7. #7 by Molly on January 31, 2011 - 3:24 pm

    I hate to repeat . . . but I do the same thing!! Following for years. I keep checking back hoping for an update and NOTHING. I agree. It’s better to know if it’s over. Then at least I’ll stop loading the page with hope.

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