Monday, December 1, 2008

Pass the Clairol

We had a very nice and quiet Thanksgiving. It was a smaller crowd then we normally have with my sister & BIL in Florida. My niece was there as she’s living with my Mom to complete her final year in high school in Washington. Really pretty simple all around.

Lolli & Jay made a second turkey dinner on Friday so we have tons of leftovers to eat this week. Friday for me, was a perfect lazy day watching old movies on TV and puttering around the house. Jay managed to fit in getting the lights up on the outside while helping with dinner. I was a slug. TMC had a marathon of Betty Davis & Joan Crawford films. What holiday would be complete with out watching Mildred Pierce?

On Sunday my friend Lorrie and I took her son out to lunch and a walk to look at the holiday Christmas decorations. We ate at a sports bar near the Seattle Center. Son had never been shopping downtown for Christmas so this was supposed to be a treat. Unfortunately it seems the retailers have really scaled back on the amount of decorations. There was also a noticeable lack of customers with out any lines at the registers. We walked around Seattle Center’s Center house and looked at the model train Christmas Village (cool) and watched the Japanese dancers (huh?) Next was the gingerbread houses annually displayed at the Sheraton Hotel, this years theme was ‘Superhero’s’, Superman, Batman and the like, which didn’t make for very Christmas-y ginger bread houses. Maybe they were trying to be multi-cultural – I’m not sure but it was strange.

I spent Sunday evening in the bathroom doing some manscaping. Now don’t get me wrong, if you’ve read me for a while you know I’m not a Metrosexual. Hell, most of my clothes are in drab shades of blue, gray or black. If I want to get wild with color there’s always green. I’m considered dressed up if I have nice gray wooly socks on with my sandals. I sat down to read the Sunday paper and noticed the hair on my chest was tickling my chin when I looked down. Now I’m not what you would normally call a hairy man but I do tend to grow quite a bit on my chest. It has at times been referred to as a pelt. So I took myself into the bathroom and whipped out the old beard trimmer and started to trim up my neck. Once I started there it just made sense to thin out the pelt a bit. After trimming off a good inch and a half I stopped and took a look. It seems that the hair on the top of my chest has gone gray. And by gray I mean snow white. So now I look like I have dark hair in a semi circular pattern from nipple to nipple looking like a large smile. The hair above it is white and doesn’t really show up.

The indignities of age.

I think I’ll dye it punk-rocker neon blue and see how long it takes Jay to notice.


simonsays said...

Now THAT is an awesome idea!

Hmmm... I guess I have never thought of a man having to trim his chest hair before. I will ponder that and get back to you. :)

Happy to hear that your holiday was a great one.

You have lights on your house, and even before Christmas? Jay really is the perfect man, isn't he? Other than you, of course.

Hugs. :)

Smocha said...

As long as you don't need to be waxing back hair , your doin' good.LOL

Stockholm and Chicago really do great with the Christmas displays.

Glad you guys had a good holiday.


Cheryl said...

I love a post that has me laughing out loud. Thank you for that! Any chance we could see a picture? Yeah right, I know.

meno said...

I saw a man get his butt waxed on National TV last week.

Man, that looked like it hurt. Consider yourself lucky, you got off easy.

Mo said...

Glad you had a good holiday and were able to enjoy some down time.

With a lead in like that, a picture would be appreciated but I know better than to ask. Just sayin'....

Scarlet said...

I'm with Mo. Where's the picture to go with the description?

I'm glad you had a nice, quiet Thanksgiving. That's how they should be. We save LOUD for Christmas Eve!

happyone said...

Glad you had a nice holiday.
Funny story about your hairy chest. :-)

A.B. said...

I'm planning to go D/T this Friday to see the lights/decorations.... I'm sorry to hear things have been scaled back, but I guess I understand.

I'm glad to know even MEN have to spend some extra time in the bathroom at times.

Golden To Silver Val said...

I think it was Bette Davis who said "getting old is not for sissies" and she sure is right. Speaking of her, I had fun watching the old movies on cable too. They always remind me of my mom. She and I would stay up late on the weekends and watch these terrific films. I watched "Laura" the other night and was really struck by something. You ever notice how often the actors "light up" in those movies? Movies out now rarely show that anymore. I love those old black and white flicks. Is there anyone alive who can watch Madame X and not start sobbing? Sigh.

Leann said...

Oh my goodness sunshine!! What a funny story regarding your chest hair.

Aging sucks for sure, but whatcha' gonna' do??

Kelly Jene said...

LOLOL... ok.. I have to demand pics of that one. LOL

fiwa said...

Ok, Mr. Manscraper, I saw your smartypants comment on Ginni's blog. Don't forget I'll be seeing you soon, so I can kick your ass in person.

*grumble, grumble*
But I still love you-

zirelda said...


I was in a very long telephone meeting and french braided my hair because I couldn't stand sitting there anymore. After I went into the restroom and noticed how much grey there was showing...

I went and picked up some blonde dye that night and I've been having fun ever since.

I certainly didn't have anything as much fun as a large smile though. :)