A thousand belligerent bees

And one undergoes this willingly, apparently:

Last night I got most of the stuff I needed to accomplished. I epilated my legs — like a thousand bees descended onto my legs in a mad fury of activity. I do it because I find when I shave, the hair grows back almost instantaneously. When I epilate, I get a good hour of depilation.

I’ve heard of this phenomenon before: a woman once told me something to the effect that she needed to shave again within seconds of leaving the bathroom after the first shave.

The closest male equivalent, I suppose, was the six-thirty stubble (five o’clock was obviously too early) sported by Richard Milhous Nixon. And my daughter claimed this past weekend that I seemed unusually clean-shaven, which I was unable to explain satisfactorily.

(This is the second post about women’s legs in less than twenty-four hours. Draw your own conclusions.)





10 comments

  1. meggo »

    25 July 2007 · 9:39 pm

    I could never get the Epilator to work.

  2. Gradual Dazzle »

    25 July 2007 · 10:34 pm

    I’m just waitin’ for a post about Brazilian waxes (best invention EVAR)… hehe

  3. Mister Snitch! »

    26 July 2007 · 8:41 am

    (This is the second post about women’s legs in less than twenty-four hours. Draw your own conclusions.)

    You like your women the way you like your coffee – covered in bees?

  4. CGHill »

    26 July 2007 · 8:48 am

    There’s a “honey” joke in there somewhere, but darned if I can find it.

    I have no experience with Brazilian wax, unless they export carnauba from the Amazon rainforest. (Which they might.)

  5. Craig »

    27 July 2007 · 5:53 pm

    “And my daughter claimed this past weekend that I seemed unusually clean-shaven, which I was unable to explain satisfactorily.”

    Charles, you haven’t taken up with a safety razor and brush, have you?

  6. CGHill »

    27 July 2007 · 6:52 pm

    Um, no. Actually, I didn’t do anything different on the road, except use a smaller can of foam. Maybe it was just the timing of it all, inasmuch as I wasn’t getting up at the usual 5:55 and therefore had a bit less time to accumulate stubble.

  7. Craig »

    28 July 2007 · 1:19 pm

    I understand. But resistance is futile.

  8. wheels »

    30 July 2007 · 7:41 pm

    I used to have a friend with a beard so heavy that we’d swear we could see it filling in behind the strokes of his razor.

    Not to mention that his five-o-clock shadow ran almost up to his eyes.

  9. Donna »

    30 July 2007 · 8:11 pm

    I wonder if men could epilate their chins? Charles, why don’t you give it a go. Report back! ;-)

  10. CGHill »

    30 July 2007 · 8:16 pm

    I would sooner try to lick a Weed Whacker. (In fact, I suspect the sensation is much the same.)

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