The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

25 July 2007

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.)

Posted at 7:39 PM to Dyssynergy


I could never get the Epilator to work.

Posted by: meggo at 9:39 PM on 25 July 2007

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

Posted by: Gradual Dazzle at 10:34 PM on 25 July 2007

(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?

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 8:41 AM on 26 July 2007

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.)

Posted by: CGHill at 8:48 AM on 26 July 2007

"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?

Posted by: Craig at 5:53 PM on 27 July 2007

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.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:52 PM on 27 July 2007

I understand. But resistance is futile.

Posted by: Craig at 1:19 PM on 28 July 2007

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.

Posted by: wheels at 7:41 PM on 30 July 2007

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

Posted by: Donna at 8:11 PM on 30 July 2007

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

Posted by: CGHill at 8:16 PM on 30 July 2007