Sunday, August 2, 2009

Knuckle Shaving

That's right. I said it. Today, I shaved my knuckles.

We'll actually, just one. My left ring finger, to be exact. I am not a hairy person by any standard, but the bands of my wedding rings happen to catch those few hairs just right. Or wrong, rather. It hurts like a bitch, and I just couldn't stand it anymore.

In college, I remember the poorly-hidden horror I demonstrated when a girlfriend confided in me that she shaved the knuckles on her toes. What. The. Fuck. Seriously? Shave your toes? I am not a brunette, so I guess I've never had to deal with that aspect of unwanted dark body hair. I recognized even at the moment how naive I was about the grooming habits of others. Obviously, that conversation stuck with me, and I got over myself. My name in NATUI, and I'm a knuckle-shaver.

12 comments:

Mirth said...

I almost choked on my ice cream on this. I'm a new reader of your blog. I'm also a brunette, but so far my knuckles are safe. The toes though...

Creepy said...

oh man. I lucked out. I'm brunette and Italian and not very hairy at all. I went through a non-shaving stage in college.... never shaved ANYTHING and didn't get hardly noticed...

Patois said...

We joke about the fact that I have my father genes for sweating profusely and having dark hair everywhere. One thing the aging process has done is lighten the load of the hairiness.

My name is Patois, and I was a toe shaver.

thecheekofgod said...

Hello, NATUI! There are cookies and coffee in the narthex . . .

la isla d'lisa said...

I laughed out loud at the toe-shaving. Never heard of it until I was in my 30's and moved to MO, where apparently it is REQUIRED GROOMING. Having grown up barefoot on an island, toe shaving just was not a flaming priority, you know? The things we women think men care about ...

So Not Wishy Washy said...

Ahhh yes! The debacle that is shaving.

One of my toes just happens to sprout two hairs. Just two. Two that GROW LIKE FUCKING MANIACS. Those suckers are PLUCKED. I don't give a shit about the pain. There are some things that just SHOULD NOT have hair.

Well done, woman!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Dude. I'm a brunette. I totally shave my toe knuckles. And you know what? You don't want to know anything else about being a brunette. Trust me. :)

Not Afraid to Use It said...

@Mirth: Welcome! Sorry about the choking, but glad to see you!

@Creepy: It does sound like you lucked out.

@Patois: See? Getting older definitely has its benefits! LOL

@NATUI: Damn, I was hoping it was donut Sunday. :)

@Lisa: So does that mean you caved and shaved?

@Wishy: I'd do some serious plucking, too. Though I find plucking akin to torture.

@CMGD: Hmmm. Sounds like a good conversation for our next round at CCF.

la isla d'lisa said...

Like cheap cardboard, baby!

Gypsy said...

Oh yeah, totally shave the toes.

Vulgar Wizard said...

<----- is guilty of shaving her toes. Usually just the big toe, during summer months when said toe shows while wearing sandals of some kind. :)

Kat said...

Welcome to the club. I shave my toes, too. Who needs hairy man-toes?