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Glory Hallelujah!

As many of you know, I had an – ahem – female procedure about 10 years ago and was shot headlong into menopause at age 40.

Oh well, easy come, easy go!

One thing you don’t hear about often as a young woman is the rate at which you slip into bearded lady-dom post menopause.  Who knew?

Aside from a brief scene in Crossing Delancy, I’d never seen a woman plucking on screen (where I learn all my life lessons) so I was unprepared for my transition into Shaggy from Scooby Doo.

Well, I’m taking a leap today.  I saw a Groupon for laser hair removal just a few blocks from my house, and coincidentally had run into a friend who’d had a good experience with the same office.

So I purchased it.

And today I’m going for what will probably be visit #1 of 6.  I wanted the appointment to coincide with the anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination, but that was impossible.  So today’s the day, and hopefully we’ll ‘John Wilkes Booth’ all those little chin hairs that are driving me SO crazy.

The worst part?  I was told by the office, “DO NOT PLUCK” for the 2 weeks before my visit, so I’ve been sporting scarves everywhere so I can elegantly dip my chin down into the folds of fabric and not scare the children.

To make my Groupon day complete, I intend to bike over to Minneapolis to visit a furniture store where I have another Groupon to use up.  I’m looking for a side-table type of thing I can use in the bathroom on which to rest the sink I bought at Ikea last year (we don’t like our pedestal sink very much…)

If the biking gods are with me, I’ll be able to get it all accomplished before it starts raining this afternoon (if not I’ll be taking the bus home!)

Yesterday I was biking and hit a bump and my wallet leapt out of my bag and I caught it between my knees in my skirt.  THIS is why I like to ride my bike in a skirt!

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9 thoughts on “Glory Hallelujah!

  1. Helen (of troy)

    lazer hair removal doesn’t work well on blonde hairs–I have a tweezer with me 24/7 sometime it seems a hair grows from Zero to an inch in an hour.

    (and i know, i can see them, so can everyone else!) good luck going beardless. I am still like one of the billy goats gruff (with hair on my chinny, chin, chin!)

    1. Annie Post author

      Yeah, somehow I missed the whole “blonde hair” thing until I read about it this morning. Well, it’s worth a try!

  2. Janice in Ga

    I hate the chin and upper lip hairiness SO. MUCH. So very, VERY much. So I feel your pain.

    And good catch on the wallet! I don’t bike in skirts, but I can sometimes see the benefit!

  3. Debra

    Have you seen the French cooking show that begins with the host biking,always in a skirt? I love that image.

    1. Annie Post author

      No, I haven’t seen that, but I really love being able to wear skirts OR pants when I bike. I’m amazed by folks who think you can’t bike in a skirt, but unless you’re really speeding, it’s not an issue. I’m slow…

  4. Candace

    Oh, no! Thanks for the warning/tip – so much to look forward to as I enter the abyss of later life! I laughed so hard at the Lincoln-as-you-as-Lincoln photo. Thanks for that.

  5. Susan

    Yep. My TomSelleckEffect is way better on him; my upper and lower lips and mouth corner sprouts are not gray–of course, they stayed very dark brown on my British Isles skin. Two things: the young ones can see so well…ya’ll out there do what works to preserve security about the ol’ body image (much easier than controlling chocolate binges) and keep the young ones listening rather than looking at the wrong body part.
    Other thing: dentist lights are merciless, even if your dentist is an angel: you will forget any dental anxiety when you realize, upon being handed the mirror by the tech,you forgot to “shave”.
    Oh, and I finally got my bicycle a simple indoor trainer and it is soooo great…no reason not to ride… Ruh-Roh!

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