Friday, June 13, 2008

Not by the hair on my chiny, chin, chin

I was driving to a business meeting today and as was customary for me, I started to put on my makeup in the car while I was sitting at traffic lights. Part of what I do when I put on my makeup is look for this one nasty, coarse black hair to pluck that I have had on my chin for years. I pluck and pluck and pluck, yet it always returns.

So today I flipped down the mirror in the bright beautiful sun to check for that hair. I was shocked at what I saw! It was a good thing I was stopped at a light because had I have been driving, I probably would have driven off the road. There on my chin, was not one hair...there were SIX! SIX ugly black course hairs; three on each side gleaming in the bright sun like they were proud to be sprouting from my chin.

I wiped at my face thinking maybe a few eyelashes fell and got strategically stuck on my chin. No dice, those suckers were stuck. I looked in the mirror again. My mirror betrayed me. Instead of me, I saw a prepubescent teen who was proudly bearing his six chin hairs while attempting to channel his inner beatnik. One chin hair was so long I swear I could have hung a bead from it.

How did this happen? Where did these come from? Will they come back? Will they bring friends? I need some answers.

Someone know a good plastic surgeon? I'm in need of some laser hair removal and lipo before my beard and post-baby belly starts having people confusing me with the Pregnant Man.

29 comments:

glassbeadfairy said...

I hear ya sister! I always keep tweezers in the car for that very reason! I hates them, I do!

Mrs. R said...

I swear they pop up overnight. I have one on my chin and one on my neck. GROSS.

I loved your Fab Five comment. I debated Coach purse...(your comment reminded me that I need to use my 25% off Coach invite by tomorrow!!!) and I LOVE SPANX. Magic cream.. what the $%#@? I am off to google that!

Elisa said...

dude, it's estrogen dominance. check it out: http://www.johnleemd.com/store/estrogen_dom.html

unfortunately it's no longer reserved to menopausal women, thanks to the hormones in meat and dairy and to the synthetics in packaged foods *sigh*

Jane @ Kidzarama said...

Hang a bead on it?
OMG! You crack me up :D

Heather said...

I am laughing so hard right now BECAUSE, I know those hairs. Yes, I do. I refer to them as my misplaced gnarlies. Seriously...WHERE DO THEY COME FROM? They're not even normal looking type of hairs.

Mountain Mom said...

Ugh. Getting old sucks. Not just for the random hairs on your chin and elsewhere. Gravity is also no longer a friend of mine.

Deanna said...

They do multiply!! And no matter how many times you pull them, they come back! I hate looking in the mirror to find one waving at me.

Good post!

Cookie said...

SITS girl here! I have done that same thing. At a stop light even! Not six though! Just two for now and blonde. I have to stop at my girlfriends house for her to pluck them out because I will pick until I've made a sore! The horror of it all!

American in Norway said...

OMG...LOVE IT... Love that you are willing to talk/write about the chin hairs... I thought it was just me... & my mother in law (who doesn't pluck) (that sounds wrong...I do pluck... I do, I do...)

Candid Carrie said...

Well, ladies, wait until you are my age and you need bifocals to pull out chin hair and you can't get the correct angle in the mirror. Oh, it only gets better.

Apple Joos said...

ACK!!! This happens to me too. I remember calling my mom and saying "What is this? You never told me this would happen?! Aren't you supposed to warn me about these things?!" She said "I don't know, honey... I don't get them." Bleh.

Chandra Stauffer said...

I have one. My 12-year-old daughter pointed it out to me the other day. Actually, she tried to brush it away, but then when it didn't flee, she was all like "What IS that?" Plucking them alone is MUCH MUCH better.

Your blog is very easy on the eyes. Nice!

Memarie Lane said...

I have one of those hairs too. At least there WAS only one, I'd better go check...

Amy said...

OH my goodness, I feel the pain. I don't ever have one, it's more like 20 or so. They just keep popping up at random moments. I sometimes sit out in the driveway in my van (where lighting is better) and pluck away. My eyebrows too!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Just hopped over from SITS...I have to say taking two small kids in the car is the CRAZIEST thing to do...I stopped traveling with my kids when DD was 2 (she's 8 now)...we just did a road trip from IL to CO...and rented a van, so each could have their own row and fill it with their own stuff...I never thought it would happen...

Jen said...

visiting by way of SITS. I agree with you. I don't remeber signing up for the hairy chin but here is it in the mirror almost every morning.

Rhea said...

It's just wrong. Women should not have to deal with facial hair on top of pregnancy and childbirth and everything else!!

Joanna said...

I'm starting to think that you shouldn't have posted this. I'm afraid that if too many women confess to these little chin hairs we'll have to go from plucking them in secret to styling them. I do not have time in my life to style those stupid little hairs.

Laura said...

LOL. It never fails. Funny story though - and you are not alone!
I keep tweezers in my purse for just such a fun occassion.

Me said...

it's hormones. happens to the best of 'em.

not me. but it happens.

:)

Jill said...

I resemble this post... sadly, I feel your pain!

BTW - You're hilarious!

The Mom said...

Happy SITS love day!!

Ann said...

I can totally relate!!!
Found you through SITS.
Have fun today!

Swirl Girl said...

Check carefully...when my errant neck hair shows up (seemingly overnight) I check the rest of the well-worn body parts and usually find a few more. How they grow to like 2 inches without detection is beyond my. Weird science.

www.swirlgirlspearls.blogspot.com

insane mama said...

I get them too, my mom calls them which hairs... They totally suck!

Mamasphere said...

The visor mirror on a sunny day is a dangerous place to visit. It's more revealing than a brightly lit makeup mirror.

Lane Boyz Mom said...

I swear my heart stopped for a split second...I thought you were going to say you started plucking them at a red light, because I happened to glance over the other day at someone next to me doing just that! YIKES...I thought I mighta saw you;)

Sheri said...

I am SO glad to hear I'm not the only one that keeps tweezers on hand JUST for plucking stray hairs! The daylight is always much more brutal than my bathroom light!

Pam said...

Great post! I blame my chin hairs on my kids, thats what my mom did. Love your blog.