Another milestone - Tactical Ninja
May. 1st, 2014
09:23 am - Another milestone
Today is my birthday. I am 44. I am not geeky enough to have worked out how many kilometres this means I have travelled while clinging to a chunk of rock that's floating on a ball of molten lava hurtling through space at thousands of miles an hour, but it's probably quite a lot. Feels like an achievement.
Speaking of achievements, early in the new year I was observing my friend's legs. They're nice legs, you'd totally observe them too! Anyway, she has lovely leg hair - it's dark and lays flat against her skin, and its growth curves in such a way as to enhance the shape of her muscles. I was admiring this and decided I'd have a go at growing some myself. I've no idea what my leg hair looks like because I've been a shaver since I was 12*.
When I made this decision, I figured I'd give it 4 months, leg hair being somewhat slow-growing, and take a photo on my birthday of what I'd achieved.
So there you go - turns out the powers of hair growth are not strong with this one. I was envisioning something like my friend's, instead I get bum fluff in the same colour as my pubes. I guess that's to be expected when you think about it... but there's nothing shapely about this hair - it sticks out randomly rather than laying flat, is in patches instead of a flattering pattern, and while it does keep my legs a bit warmer, it's not enough to not need stockings under a skirt by May 1st.
Now I'm trying to decide whether to keep it or not. Honestly, I can't see much reason to. I guess I'd be standing in solidarity with the hairy-legged variety of feminism*, and it makes my showers about 30 seconds quicker.. but that's about it. On the other hand, the only reason I can think of for shaving is how nice it feels to rub freshly-shaved legs on, well, anything. But IMO that's a pretty good reason.
So off it comes! Yep.
For my birthday, one of my presents was The Ultimate Kayak Fishing Guide. In it there is a section called Think Like A Fish.
Dr Wheel *thinking like a fish*: "Where'd the water go? Can't.Breathe...."
Me: *flaps flippers alluringly*
Dr Wheel: *blows load on pile of eggs and swims away*
Both of us: Yeah nah, thinking like a fish, not that much fun, eh?
* It wasn't any kind of a thing about being more feminine or anything, it was just what 12 year old girls did to feel more grown up. And it's so quick and easy that I never found it to be a hassle to keep doing, so I did it. Personally, I think choosing whether or not you want to have leg hair is more of a feminist act than shaving or not shaving, and anyone who judges other women's level of feminism based on whether or not they have leg hair is probably missing something important.