Real Men Shave Their Legs…..or So I Thought


So today I had a day off of work.  What a needed break.  LOL!  If you don’t remember I just had a 3 day weekend not too long ago.  But hey, who am I to complain?  Since I have been going hard with exercise I decided to take today off completely and let the body relax.  Plus it was wicked hot out and the wind is blowing like a hurricane.  That combination of weather makes running or biking unfun.  Yeah, I just made up a new word.  Add that to your Webster’s Dictionary and put it right beside google, bling and getting chocolate wasted.

Like this but different 🙂

I decided to make good use of my time off.  I ran some errands to include grocery shopping….at my place of work.  I know, I know.  Why would I do that?  But the prices are the best around and it’s so darn close to my house.  That and all day yesterday at work people were buying some awesome looking veggies and fruit.  I wanted some!  I had to pass on the $7 a pound cherries but grabbed some nice looking Macintosh apples for mid day snack.  We have this really great pepper in the store called the Hunky Hot.  It is basically a really long pepperoncini.

Speaking of Hunky Hots…. 🙂   Great segway if you ask me…

I read an article online today about body grooming.  I thought the article was funny.  Only because someone is trying to tell me whether or not it was OK for me to shave my legs or if I shaved my arms I needed to shave my shoulders and back too!  Who is this person to tell me what to do?

Now before I share what was really in the article, I have learned that there is a secret to body grooming for both male and female.  The secret is….you don’t tell anyone you do it or it will seem weird!  Or in my world; funny, good blog material and a true story!

I think I have already told you that I am a cross between an ape and Robin Williams when it comes to hair coverage.  I don’t know why.  It could be because I ignored and tempted fate on all the old wive’s tales about stuff like that when I was little.

  • I ate the crust on bread but never got curly hair.
  • I stepped (jumped really hard) on every single crack in the sidewalk and still never broke my mother’s back.
  • My face never stayed in the funny face position.  Well, that one may have come true…..
  • And when I found out about my sexual ability, I never went blind! 🙂

OK enough about me….time for the article review!

Do — Trim armpit hair  /  Don’t — Shave armpits bare

If his head looks like this..Imagine what his armpits look like!

Their take: Short armpit hair is good unless you’re a model and you will sweat less…

My take: They start the damn article off with a lie!  Less hair does not = less sweat.  It does however mean less stink!  I want equal rights too!  Who made models so special?

Do — Groom chest hair  /  Don’t — Go Brazilian or bare everywhere

Good use of manscaping but Hugh, you still don’t have anything on me buddy!

Their take: Some hair on the chest is good for finger running but not wooly mammoth length. But no hair is OK too.

My take:  Will ya make up your mind, please?  Some, a little, none but not all.  WTH!  And since when did the Brazilians get the corner of the market on being hairless?  Didn’t the Mexican Hairless dog start the trend?  Either way, I’m not so sure if I want to follow the ideas of a country that only has cocaine and being hairless going for them.

Do — Get rid of shoulder and back hair

And NO! This is not me!

Their take:  It’s unsightly at best!  Get rid of it all!

My take:  OK, I can see how it could be gross.  Especially in the throws of passion, to grab a hand full of soggy back hair…LOL!  I’m glad I’m not a woman….I’m also waiting for the cops to knock on my door to warn me to stop walking in front of our windows with my shirt off.  You’re scaring the children, sir!!!  Look mommy!  Sasquatch!  EEEEKK!

Do — Keep it trimmed down there  /  Don’t — Shave patterns

Their take:  A clean playing field is good to go!

Again NO! This is not me!

My take:  I get it.  A clean field is gtg for me too.  The twig and berries will look bigger and cleaner with less shrubbery.  But look, I believe in keeping a good appearance but if I want to shave an arrow pointing down at my Mr. Happy…I’ll do it!

So what’s my total take on Manscaping?  It’s great but don’t take it to extremes, I guess.  The word is also way too close to sounding like a chore.  And my honey-do list is long enough, if you know what I mean…wink! wink!

Now go away!  I need some privacy……..I’m Manscaping!

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9 thoughts on “Real Men Shave Their Legs…..or So I Thought

    • When I first started cycling I used Nair (the banana smelling one). I had to stop because it was either burning my skin or I was allergic to it. I then graduated to using a razor on the legs. Much easier!

      The store I work at has Veet for women. I may try it just for the sake of trying it. What’s the worst it can do? Give me a rash like Nair?

  1. I had a hairy friend… I remember hearing stories of how he tried using that cream that burns off hair on his back and shoulders, and the whole place stank of burnt hair for a while.

    I personally have hairy knees. Mostly hairless legs, but somehow the hairs congregate on my knees. Weird.

    • Well Drew, your situation is kinda weird. Although I have friends with the same affliction of hairy knees.

      I had a friend in college that got a little too “high” and decided to try and light his beard on fire. Let’s just say that the smell of the teenage man-cave dorm room, pot, laundry, stale beer and burnt hair was not the most pleasant smell in the world. I think they ended up burning that whole dorm down because there wasn’t enough Febreze in the world to cure the smell!

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