Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day

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I know you've probably seen this before, but what the heck. It's still funny -- and I don't feel like writing anything today.


All hair removal methods have tricked women with their promises of easy, painless removal - the Epilady, scissors, razors, Nair... And now -- The Wax.

But read on...

My night began as any other normal weeknight. Come home, fix dinner, play with the kids. I then had the thought that would ring painfully in my mind for the next few hours:

Maybe should pull the waxing kit out of the medicine cabinet.

So I headed to the site of my demise: the bathroom. It was one of those 'cold wax' kits.

No melting a clump of hot wax, you just rub the strips together in your hand, they get warm and you peel them apart and press them to your leg (or wherever else) and you pull the hair right off.

No muss, no fuss. How hard can it be?

I mean, I'm not a genius, but I am mechanically inclined enough to figure this out. (YA THINK!?!)

So I pull one of the thin strips out. Its two strips facing each other stuck together.

Instead of rubbing them together, my genius kicks in! So I get out the hair dryer and heat it to 1000 degrees. ('Cold wax,' yeah ... right!) I lay the strip across my thigh. Hold the skin around it tight and pull. It works!

OK, so it wasn't the best feeling, but it wasn't too bad. I can do this! Hair removal no longer eludes me!

I am 'She-Rah', The Queen. Fighter of all wayward body hair and maker of smooth skin extraordinaire.

With my next wax strip I move a little farther ... North (if you get my drift?).

After checking on the kids, I sneak back into the bathroom, for the ultimate hair-fighting championship.

I drop my panties and place one foot on the toilet.

Using the same procedure, I apply the wax strip across the right side of my bikini line, covering the right half of my 'hoo-ha' and stretching down to the inside of my butt-cheek (it was a long strip).

I inhale deeply and brace myself ... RRRRRRIIIIPPP!!!! OH! MY GOD! I'M BLIND! Blinded from pain!!!!

More -- OH! MY GAWD! My vision is returning! I notice that I've only managed to pull off half the strip. CRAP!

Another deep breath and RIPP! Now everything is spinning and spots flash before my tearing eyes.

I think, 'mustn't pass out ... must stay conscious ... must stay conscious'. Ears pounding! Drums crashing! Stars flashing! Breathe, breathe...

Whew! OK, back to normal ... now I want to see my trophy - a wax-covered strip, the one that has caused me so much pain, with my hairy pelt sticking to it.

I want to revel in the glory; that is my triumph over body hair that has caused me all this pain. I hold up the strip! There's no hair on it.

Where is the hair? WHERE IS THE WAX?

Slowly I ease my head down, foot still perched on the toilet. I see the hair, but the hair that should be on the strip ... is not!

I touch down there. I am touching wax! I run my fingers over the most sensitive part of my body, which is now covered in cold wax and matted hair.

Then I make the next BIG mistake (Remember? My foot is still propped upon the toilet!)

I know I need to do something. So I put my foot down.

Sealed shut! My butt is sealed shut. Sealed Shut! SEALED SHUT!!

I penguin walk around the bathroom, trying to figure out what to do. I think to myself, 'Please don't let me get the urge to poop. My head may pop off!'

What can I do to melt the wax? Hey! Hot water!! Hot water melts wax!!

I'll run the hottest water I can stand into the bathtub, get in, immerse the wax-covered bits on my butt ... and the wax should melt and I can gently wipe it off, right? WRONG!!!!!!!

I get in the tub - The water is slightly hotter than that used to torture prisoners of war or to sterilize surgical instruments! I sit.

Now, the only thing worse than having your nether regions glued together, is having them glued together and then glued to the bottom of the tub ... in spite of the scalding hot water. Which, by the way, doesn't melt cold wax.

So, now I'm stuck to the bottom of the tub, as though I had cemented myself to the porcelain!! (God bless the man who had convinced me a few months ago to have a phone put in the bathroom!)

I call my friend, thinking surely she has waxed before and has some secret of how to get me undone.

It's a very good 'conversation starter,' 'My butt and hoo-ha are glued together to the bottom of the tub!'

There is a slight pause. She doesn't know any secret tricks for removal, but she does try to hide her laughter from me. She wants to know exactly where the wax is located. 'Are we talking cheeks, or hole, or hoo-ha?' She's laughing out loud by now ... I can hear her.

I give her the rundown and she suggests I call the number on the side of the box! YEAH!!!!! RIGHT! (I should be the 'butt' of someone else's joke tonight?)

While we go through various solutions, I resort to trying to scrape the wax off with a razor.

Nothing feels better than to have your girlie-goodies covered in hot wax, glued shut, butt stuck to the tub in super hot water ... and then trying to dry-shave the sticky wax off! By now my brain has stopped working. Dignity has taken a holiday, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to need Post-Traumatic Stress counseling for this little fiasco!

My friend is still on the phone talking with me when I finally see my saving grace. The Lotion! Yeah! That's it! The lotion they give you to remove the excess wax.

What do I really have to lose at this point?

I rub some on me, 'down there,' and OH MY STARS! The scream probably woke the kids and scared the dickens out of my friend. It's sooooo burny-hot and painful, but I don't really care because, IT WORKS!!

It WORKS! I get hearty congratulation from my friend ... and she hangs up.

I successfully remove the remainder of the wax, and then notice to my grief and despair...

THE HAIR IS STILL THERE ... attached ... every bit of it! ALL OF IT!

So I recklessly shave it off. Heck, I'm numb by now. Nothing hurts. I could have amputated my own leg at this point.

Next week I'm going to try to color my own hair!

TWISTED LINGUISTICS has a few Words Gone Wild to memorialize today. You might want to see what you can do with them. I'm not in the mood.

Woddy Allen
drug ingestation

Happy Memorial Day, everyone, and if you have the day off, enjoy!


G-Man said...

I sort of like that 'retro' hirsute look!

Gigilo...A greeting in Ireland before dancing.

Pumkin...All relatives of the Pum family..

Against..It's what side your spouse is always on..

A sad prostitute!!

Isn't that some sort of wheat?

How did Proto turn in his Term Paper?

He used to be Woody Allen, but ever since his prostate surgery, he has 'trouble', if you know what I mean...

Drug Ingestation..
Hmmmmm... I've been doing that for years!

You have a very Happy Memorial Day Sherry...
And NO Waxing!!!!!


Anonymous said...

i do hope
that you're
reprinting this
from somewhere else

but, DANG... oh, wait...

butt, DANG! it sure were comical :)

¤ ¤ ¤


G-Man said...

Serena the Red..
The subject of many odes.
And we ain't through yet!


Serena Joy said...

Funny word defs, Mr. G. Happy Memorial Day.:)

It definitely came from "somewhere else," /t. I do think it's right comical every time I see it. Happy Memorial Day.:)

"Ode?" said the wood toad,
"What a load, and a wordy
Mode to speak of red.":-)

puerileuwaite said...

I don't know if this helps for next time, but I did study under Master Miyagi by repeatedly watching all of "The Karate Kid" movies. So I know a thing or two about waxing on and waxing off, if you prefer not to go the "D.I.Y." route ...

Serena Joy said...

Many thanks, Puggy, but I think I'll stick to D.I.Y. I'm a little shy.:) Happy Memorial Day.

Corn Dog said...

That is so freakin' funny. Never tried the wax and never will now.

Serena Joy said...

I've never tried it, either, CD. I think you and I would be okay with it, though. WE can read the INSTRUCTIONS.:-)

Bilbo said...

I was off work yesterday, so this is being typed with my still-garden-stained hands!

And by the way, there are still some of us gentlemen out here who don't mind feminine body hair. I can't imagine going through that wax thing...

gigilo - a gigolo who thinks the whole thing is rather funny.

pumkin - pum's first cousin.

againts - STILL opposed to something (see, "Republicans and the Theory of Evolution")

whoe - a horseshoe with built-in brakes.

vulger - dirty, unprocessed wheat.

proto-type - Times Old Roman.

Woddy Allen - after the Viagra wears off.

drug ingestation - now that the DEA is getting good at locating illegal marijuana patches, the druggies are looking for ever-more ingenious places to grow their crops...

Serena Joy said...

Hope you enjoyed your holiday, Bilbo, grass stains and all. Noooooo, I wouldn't put myself through the wax thing, either.

Magnificent job with those "words.":-)

Anonymous said...

Your post regarding DIY waxing - AKA masochistic self-torture was hilarious. I hope that you're on the mend! FYI - i tried DIY waxing once. Suffice it to say - I had one hairless patch on one leg that I didn't have to shave when I shaved the rest of my legs for about the next 4-6 weeks. Thanks for the laughs, and you're a braver woman than I.

Serena Joy said...

Hi there, Arizonan Amazon, and welcome to my own little loony bin. I didn't try the waxing, don't think I ever will. I did, however, shave my legs last night and yelped like a wounded cat when I carved a chunk out of my ankle. I don't know which is worse. LOL.:-)

Do come back often!