Wednesday, June 20, 2007


So, summer has arrived. Daily temps in the high 80's to low 90's, with projections of much hotter temps coming up.
Living in Southern California, this should make me happy, right?

Well, this is the time of year where my Mediterranean Heritage comes to haunt me.
Where do I begin? Well, I didn't inherit the beautiful olive skin of my Italian ancestors; nope, I inherited the curse of dark body hair...ugh! If I had one wish, it would be to never, ever have to shave my legs again!

Nair or Neet, razor or laser, it doesn't matter... all the methods just plain suck!

Depilatories stink and sting.
Razors burn and nick.
Lasers, well, they are just too expensive.
Waxing works, but hurts like heck, and bruises.
Electrolysis? Can't even spell it, and I am not poking needles into my skin just to electrocute myself...

My waxer even commented... "boy, you do have a lot of hair!"


To be young and Norwegian.

1 comment:

Janet C. Fish said...

I used to be an electrologist. You don't really break the skin when doing it. What we did was, with the needle, follow the pore opening to the bottom of the hair shaft and zap the hair root dead.