Saturday, July 23, 2005

Bate or Bait

Bate: to reduce the force or intensity of
Bait: something used in luring especially to a hook or trap
Somebody needs a spelling lesson!!


We are dog sitting for the weekend. This is Duke. He poops in the basement and has a wicked case of separation anxiety.



Dahlia Backside

Monday, July 18, 2005

Day 16

I hate shaving! - I can remember waking up one day, looking in the mirror, and coming to the realization that it was time that I start shaving my face. I talked it over with my Dad and he showed me what to do. I used a normal disposable razor, probably a Bic, and was worried the whole time that I was going to cut my face wide open and begin hemorrhaging into the bathroom sink. Luckily, I finished my first shave with no injuries. Had I known what was to follow, I probably never would have begun shaving. What followed was more shaving (at first it was every 4 or 5 days, now it's every other if not every day), and irritated burning skin. After years of shaving with shitty disposable razors, I switched to the trusty Mach3. The Mach3 was an improvement however; it still gave me irritated skin and ingrown hairs (ahhhhhh!). Then I noticed that my Dad had been using an electric razor as opposed to a disposable. So like every good son who wants to be more like their Dad, I decided that I should try an electric. Now, you might ask, "doesn't the electric razor burn you skin more?" My answer is, yes much worse, that is at least for the first 3-4 weeks with new heads. With a little conditioning though, my face has become used to this irritation and long gone are the ingrown hairs and most of the burning itchy skin. Until lately the electric razor has been great, but ever so gradually shaving has been working it's way closer to being put on my "Things I hate doing" list. On this list are tasks such as: laundry, cleaning the basement, filling out thank you cards (wedding, shower, graduation...etc), and urinating. I have to shave my face every day mainly because if I don't I look ridiculous. My facial hair seems to grow in patches and my "mustache" grows in such a fashion that if I were to let it grow out, it would look like I have patches of alopecia affecting my lip. There are actually spots on my lip that completely refuse to grow any hair. For years women have been using a much better alternative to shaving...Wax! Some women wax their lips and they don't have to do it again for weeks or even months. I'm not sure if that's because their facial hair grows slower, or if waxing is just awesome and totally removes the follicle. I've begun to think that maybe I should try waxing; if not my whole face, maybe just the "mustache". What's stopping me is the fact that I would probably end up burning my lip and getting huge, nasty blisters, or actually ripping the skin right off my face. I think that I will settle for my electric razor and shaving every day. I will just mark it down as something that I will always have to do along with: laundry, cleaning the basement, filling out thank you cards (wedding, shower, graduation...etc), and urinating.

See ya.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Day 15

I love the beach! We decided last night that we sould get up "early" and head to Caseville for the day. After a somewhat late start, we were finally on the road. The weather looked a bit questionable, but we kept on going. When we arrived at the Sleeper State Park beach it was overcast but very hot and humid. Then it rained like hell for ten minutes and soaked all of our beach gear. The great thing about the rain was that everybody packed up and headed home. We however decided to stay, and we had the beach to ourselves for a little while. I'm glad we decided to stay because the sun came back out and the day became beautiful! Any day at the beach is a good day!

Thank you agian to Chaco for making such a grat product. You helped keep our feet safe today even on the slippery, wet rocks. I love your product and will continue to recommend it to all my friends!!!

See ya.