Thursday, September 15, 2011

a prickly question

It's colder now, long pants weather. We had our first frost advisory last night. I lose any inclination to shave legs that will be covered, and by day 3 the stubble reaches that point where it's scratchy and bristly and itchy. If I wait 3 more days it becomes soft and unnoticeable, a downy layer of insulation. If I shave, in 3 days I'm back to where I started--scratchy, bristly, itchy.
So I stand with razor in hand wondering what the long-range forecast looks like--to let nature take over or shave...

Such a conundrum.

18 comments:

  1. The perpetual end-of-summer dilemma. I am not ready to throw in the towel; I'll keep at it for a few more weeks.

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  2. ha ha ha... we women all have such a dilemma when it comes to shaving body parts. LOL

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  3. I only shave once a week anyhow. Year round. (blush)

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  4. I'm a once-a-week shaver as well. In the summer, I just don't see lots of people noticing my almost-50 year old legs (they were never my good part), and in the winter I do it just so I don't have to go through multiple razors during the first shave of the spring :-)

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  5. I quit shaving altogether when I moved offshore and had to carry all the water we used, ALL the water... I could shower myself and my toddler daughter with two and a half gallons of warm water. We were so proud of our tiny footprint.

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  6. i rarely shave my legs. what hair i do grow is very fine and hard to see. since i rarely wear anything shorter than my knees in the summer, if i do need to shave, it's only 1-2 times and only to my knees. makes things much simpler.

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  7. I am the worst about shaving, no one is looking at my ankles anyway!

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  8. My legs are pretty hairless at this stage in life, for which I am grateful.

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  9. I live alone so I can do what I want. That means shaving is done for the year. Yea!

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  10. If I suspect there's a chance that hubs and I are going to [insert certain words and phrases here], then I'll shave. Otherwise, I'll happily skip a day or two during the cold months.

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  11. I'd keep shaving until pants stopped being optional.

    Have you ever waxed your legs? I haven't.

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  12. It's not always tomatoes that make us wonder if this frost warning is serious.

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  13. let it grow, baby. au natural is where it's at!

    that said, there's nothing like the feeling of smooth, shaved legs, even while wearing pants. Ok, now I'm convinced the other way - keep shaving! don't stop!

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  14. Every other day since I was 12-years old--it's as much for me as it is for anyone else.

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  15. Oh yes --just a LITTLE bit of irony in watching a film about pedophiles as strangers when you're volunteering at a Catholic school, huh? :-)

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  16. Having the option of not shaving must be a benefit of married life. Lucky girl. ;)

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  17. I wish I could even get to day three. Just can't do it.

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  18. I'm not worried about my legs...it's the other spots that have suddenly sprouted fuzz now that I am in the decade of my 40s. Age is just a number...

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