Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I think I've led a sheltered life.

...I wonder if it was spending my teens and early twenties in rural, rural Ohio.

Or perhaps it's because I never thought of painful things as entertaining.   

You know?
(and, yes.  I have read 50 Shades...so there!)

When I was going through my nail and Groucho Marx eyebrow debacles last week, I spent a LOT of time talking to Sylvia, my hair styling lady.
After we covered the subjects of cooking in the crockpot during the hot months and what our favorite I-phone apps were...
Yes...We are intensely intellectual individuals...
We started talking about waxing.
It was kind of a natural segue from crockpots and I-phones because she had just informed me that she would wax my eyebrows AFTER coloring them...
And then she asked me if I also wanted a Brazilian.
"A Brazilian what?" I answered.   "You mean one of those big, brown nuts that taste like dirt?"
She giggled at me.
"No, silly.   A Brazilian wax!"
"Ummm...I don't even know what that really is," I replied.
"You know?   When you get waxed DOWN THERE!"
"Oh, heck no.   No waxing for me.  But...ummm... thanks anyway.   I didn't even know you did that stuff here."
"Well, we do."
I pondered this for a minute.
"You know, Sylvia.  I don't even know what the difference between a bikini and a Brazilian wax is."
She looked surprised.
And then she explained.
I'm sure I looked pretty surprised.
I actually was pretty surprised.
"Doesn't that hurt?" I asked.
"Well, yeah.   Some.   Do you want to try it?"
"Ummmm...no.   No, but thanks a lot anyway.  I think we'll just wax my eyebrows."
And I thought the whole concept while she was yanking out my eyebrow hair with little strips of fabric.
I think I'll stick with living a sheltered life.
And think about the fact that not ALL knowledge is GOOD knowledge.
Ha ha!
If you live a sheltered life, too...
And if you have ever attempted this kind of waxing...
May I offer you my sincere condolences.
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summersundays-jw said...


Pondside said...

Me too - a sheltered life. Now I'm off to google Brazilian.

Susan Anderson said...

So funny you should mention this, as the same subject came up this week at our family reunion. As it happens, my daughter, DIL, and apparently most of their friends all do the Brazilian thing.

I had no idea. And I would NEVER go there. Ouch!!


Rocky Mountain Woman said...

There's enough pain in life without adding to it in my opinion...


ImagiMeri said...

I dunno, Mr. Jenny might have taken a shine to the waxing......get it......mwahaha

Love you,

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The waxing of the eyebrows is all I'm doing for sure! I knew a gal that 'shaved' everyday...ick!!! ewww! TMI but hey I'm au natural and will leave it at that! Blush!!!


"Alone again.... naturally!" said...

Oh my, you make me giggle and that's saying something this early in the morning and haven't finished my coffee!

Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma said...

I even stopped having my eyebrows waxed because IT HURT TOO MUCH. So yeah, I don't get how people can take that much waxing, and on a regular basis.

Melinda said...

I would not lwt a "wax technician" anywhere near me.
I don't know that person THAT well!!!


Melinda said...

My comment should have said LET not


Jo said...

This is where i get the whole "generation gap" thing ... i used to think i could keep up with my daughter ... not so much anymore ... her generation waxes everything ... my generation was all peace love and hairy armpits ... what happened???

Theresa said...

No Brazilian for this old gal:) I am chicken for any waxes! Hugs and giggles coming your way!

Janie Junebug said...

I have my eyebrows waxed. No other waxing for me, thank you, but I know what a Brazilian is thanks to Sex And The City.


Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I think I'd pass too!

Moore Minutes said...

Once again...LOL.

Love you Jenny!

Rita said...

Count me in on the sheltered life!! ;)

H said...

The very thought makes me cringe!

EG CameraGirl said...

EW! I think I'd skip the Brazilian too!

Sue said...

I can't think of the appropriate comment other than you made me smile today!

Debra at HOMESPUN: http://www.thehomespun.com said...


Annesphamily said...

I have my lip waxed but my lady business is strictly my business! LOL! One of my daughters has done it. she usually gets her legs waxed in the summer and she has the softest smoothest legs ever! A very informative post! Hugs Anne

Amy said...

Confession: I don't know the difference either. But you are right, the nuts are gross except when used for Halloween as fingernails in a disembodied meatloaf hand. Never mind, that is gross, too. They are just plain gross.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I've heard about it...but I'll NEVER to there. Waxing should stay on your face; that's my motto. :)

Pat Tillett said...

All I can say is.....OUCH!
I grew up in a TOTALLY non-sheltered environment, but I've never heard of this particular brand of torture.