Hey! Welcome to 52 weeks until I’m 50 years old! Actually it’s now 48 weeks! If you are new to my blog, below are other subjects I’ve pondered and written about. Some may resonate with you or at least give you a chuckle. If you are counting down with me, thank you and let me know how I’m doing!
Do you remember the show “Hair?” The tune that was sung so often…”She asks me why, I’m just a hairy guy, I’m hairy noon and night, hair that’s a fright, I’m hairy high and low, don’t ask me why, don’t know..It’s not for lack of bread, like the Greatful Dead!”
We all…both sexes… want shiny, thick beautiful hair. But let’s face it, we are starting to find the stuff in places we don’t want it! Yes, you know I’m right. The first time I saw hair growing out of my big toe, I remember thinking…this is soooo not sexy! And now the one in-between my eyebrows that is always just coming through my skin…that one…you know…that freaking bad boy hair that shows up in the same place and is too short to tweeze but you can still see the damn thing even with our over almost 50 eyes! When I see my face in the mirror in the car when the sun is shining, I believe I may actually be growing a beard and now I can even see the peach fuzz on my cheeks. One of my girlfriends fights with a hair that seems to reproduce daily out of her chin! I find myself cracking up initially and then having dialogue with myself about hair. I love having long, thick smooth hair on my head. I’m grateful that I have it there. But, come on, really, I don’t want to negotiate with it on other areas of my body that are just not supposed to have it! My male buddies share that their hair has just re-located from their head to their ears, nose, fingers and back. We start to laugh about all the places that hair has decided to call home these days.
What is the deal with this hair thing? Men and women both have more sprouting up then when we were younger! All these hormones flying around us between “menopause” and “manopause” are causing more vigorous hair growth particularly in the areas that we don’t desire! Some have even shaved their heads and feel liberated as they would never want the “comb-over!”
Body hair and me, we don’t like to share space. I decided to do the laser deal. I paid the doctor and began the five-week cycle of 10 minute per week removal rounds. This is when the weak are weeded out from the insane. Oh yeh. This is not for wussies. The doc neglected to share how truly painful specific areas of laser hair removal are. And, you sometimes have to expose yourself in a way some people can never get over! I manage to find a way to get over almost anything once I find humor in it. I did in this one. And, I became very close with my hair remover. There’s no way you can go that far and not have some kind of friendship. One of my other friends decided to go after I started. Yup. Her husband thanks me often. We use to text each other words of encouragement before our 10 minute sessions! She once told me she thought she heard me cursing from the office 10 miles away! Brutal, just brutal. But, I will say, and this is of course after pain killers and cortisone cream…how grateful I am that it’s over! Now if I see a hair anywhere that was once visited by the laser, I quietly say to it…”Hasta la vista mother follicle!”
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