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Saturday, November 28, 2009

I'm So Behind the Times!

There's nothing like having a conversation with your teenage granddaughter to let you know how little you know, or how far out of the loop you are. I learned Thursday that I'm way behind the times.



I had never heard of No Shave November. Where have I been? Under a rock, apparently. I thought surely she must be making this up! There can't really be such a thing, can there? Well, I did a little research and sure enough, I found there is a No Shave November . I can't believe I missed this entirely. As I understand it, there's a resulting fad called NO SEX November, which was started by the mates of the males who participate in No Shave November, in protest.



There's a cause for my consternation that this whole movement escaped my attention: In an attempt at being "Politically Correct," this celebration of hairiness has been declared gender-free. Yes, ladies. This means that for the entire month of November, many of us have been needlessly trimming the tresses from our underarms, legs, and our hoo-hahs. Who knew?



Instead of laboring with those razors to erase the fuzz, we could have been letting it all "hang out," so to speak. This could be me! (Well, with a few more pounds, black hair, cellulite, and glasses!) But I can't win. Just as I was about to trash my trimmer Thursday at twilight, I heard yesterday was Fur-Free Friday! Now I don't know which way to go!

14 comments:

singedwingangel said...

roflmbo ummm well sorry but I cannot stand the hair so no no shave november for this ole girl.. even the picture makes me get the willies .. and my ho ha thanks me for being so kind as to keep it fur free lol

Jen said...

No Shave November !!!!???? It definatly would have been ..no sex, sleep in the dog house...!!!!How can anyone stand it.....good luck, have fun, when shaving does happen!!!!lol

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

So funny, good post! Cracked me up!

jules said...

What is the point of it? I had not heard of this , nor would I be interested in participating regardless. That would be so uncomfortable. Not to mention, gross!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

No shave November? Where have I been? In Canada or something? Imagine the Gillette company posting it's November bottom line: ... No...wait... I'll think I'll post on that today myself!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

I just posted a link to your Blog on my Blog. You are too funny girl! Keep up the good words!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

That is too funny!!
Hope you're having a great and safe week-end!
:)

DJan said...

Um, I've got news for you: once you get to a "certain age" there isn't any hair to shave! I think I have maybe three under my arms and maybe six on each leg... I do have a few pubes left, but the old chin hairs have multiplied enormously. Is this just mission creep? Came over here from Almost Retired...

The Retired One said...

LMAO...that was funny. And gross.
And funny. ha

Mommakin said...

As the bohemian that I am, I just shrug - meh - whatever makes you happy. Shave, don't, whatever, man.

I knew about No Shave November, but that's because I grew up around hunters... I never knew it was an official thing...

K a b l o o e y said...

Ew. I wish I was less biased about this. I'd like to be all feminist about it and give up the shaving, or at least not get the heebie jeebies looking at the photo because she's a "strong beautiful natural blah blah blah" but I don't. Can't. Whatever. It bothered me in college when I used to watch that 99 Luft Balloons video and cower (to my friends' delight) and it bothers me now.

ethelmaepotter! said...

Here it is the end of November and we're just learning of this?! Agghh! But yes, NEXT November, no shaving and no sex for me! Yippee!!

Kate said...

There is a charity event in the UK caled Movember - about growing a Tache for charity.

Kate x

Tam said...

LOL, Eva! I am surrounded by teenagers and I've never heard of this, so maybe it's like a Maine thing? To keep warm?? Either way, I couldn't participate. I always wanted to be Bohemian, but I could never get there.