Thursday, February 12, 2009
I guess I should start at the beginning.
It all started almost a year ago when I searched high and low for a plain razor. A no-muss, no-fuss, no extra-moisturizing strip. A plain ole' razor.
After finding myself looking through every department and drug store within a 2500 mile radius, I've come to the conclusion that they just don't make them anymore.
Ok, maybe that last statement was a bit of an exaggeration. The exact mileage from my front door in Arizona to the front door to where I live now is only 2105.57 miles. And they do, in fact, make razors that don't have a strip. It's just that those razor's are always a generic brand, and they will cut you up like a wood chipper on a good day.
Oh, and if you leave them in the shower for half a second, they rust.
I'm not even kidding.
You can imagine I was getting tired of shredding my legs to bits with rusty razors, so I bit the bullet and bought those expensive ones with the lubricating strip. Which I personally feel is a gimmick, but what could I do? The people at Gillette had me by the legs.
I don't like that sneaky, slick strip for one reason alone: I swear they dull the blade quicker, ensuring that I will go through them twice as fast, forcing me to buy more! I know what you're thinking. Your thinking that my corse, crazy-growing hair could be the part of the problem, but I am telling you, it's just not so.
I could cry defeat, wave my white flag, and turn my eyes from a scheme, but its the principle, you know? You have to know what to fight for.
About three weeks ago I decided to take a bold stand... if you saw my legs right now, you would know how bold.
As some of you know our home in AZ has yet to sell. As a result I have resorted to waxing my own eyebrows. My sister-in-law, and AZ hair guru, told me what to buy and it's been working like a charm.
There were a few times I wasn't sure I would walk out of the bathroom with all my eyelashes, but for the most part, my gig working with wax has been successful, and has saved me a monthly expense.
I got to thinking... if I could wax my own eyebrows, how hard could it be to wax my own legs?
Famous last thoughts.
Let's just say its not exactly easy. Which is why my left lower leg now looks like a sorry dog with the mange.
Oh, and my fingers keep sticking to the keyboard. Honee Wax is sticky stuff.
So here is my dilemma, do I just call it quits, and go grab a lubed up razor? Or should I go see a professional and ask for a discount since she'll only have to do one-and-a-half-legs?