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Famous face in an endless line

Today I went to see the new Christopher Durang play Sonia and Vanya and Masha and Spike…

…and who should I happen to meet in the line for the ladies room?

alexis-bledelRory Gilmore

I believe she goes by Alexis Bledel these days — since Gilmore Girls sadly is no more — but she sees Broadway shows and uses the restroom..

Just Like Us.

The line for the ladies room before the show today was epic, it was so long.  And when Alexis entered the lounge, she walked up to the midpoint (where I was standing) to confirm that she was in the right place.  When I showed her the end of the line, she commented — in true Rory fashion —

“Geez.”

She headed that way — seemingly not expecting or requesting special treatment — but soon abandoned the line and headed upstairs to the theatre.  Perhaps her fiancee was waiting for her….with a Port-A-Potty.

Celebrities have all the luck.

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The view from above

File this one under TMI-Interesting.

Crouching down is good for your health…well, in certain situations.

This baseball catcher’s low stance may not improve his health in the long run. You could argue it might eventually hurt his knees or back.

And this throwing arm? Don’t get me started.

But people can realize health benefits from assuming a squatted position…

In the bathroom.

I know, I know — but hang with me.  This is pretty fascinating stuff.

A 2003 study found that people who did not sit down on the toilet to do their business — but instead crouched above —  were able to do the aforementioned  business faster, more thoroughly and at less risk of hurting themselves due to excessive strain.  Turns out the squatted stance gives you the best angle for — well, business — compared to being seated or standing up.

Ya gotta admit — that’s pretty amazing…and might come in handy some day.   Of course, we ladies have been practicing this stance for years in public restrooms…

Time to bring it home!

Potty time

Love potty humor?  How ’bout potties themselves?

Cintas Corporation, provider of specialty services to businesses — including bathroom sanitation — is searching for “America’s Best Restroom” in their ninth annual competition.

Nine times they’ve done this?  Where was I — in the john?

They started taking nominations in February and recently announced 10 finalists. Now it’s up to all of us to vote for our favorites…and in September, they’ll name “America’s Best Restroom.”

I’m proud to say that two of the nominees are right here in New York City — the public restrooms at The Muse Hotel and Bryant Park.  But there are toilets on the list from Wichita to Louisville to Fort Wayne to Las Vegas.

And these potties — all public restrooms, mind you — are pretty spectacular.  Even if you initially thought “Why is the Egg talking toilets?” I think you’ll enjoy a tour of the Top 10. Vote while you’re at it, too.

If you’ve ever needed a public restroom and couldn’t find one, you know how truly important this topic really is.

May the best potty win!