Uncool: Shaving one’s legs

September 8, 2005

Second in a continuing (but probably sporadic) series of thing that I used to think were nifty, cool, the bees’ knees…but now? Notsomuch.

Shaving one’s legs:

Then: In Jr. High..we used to eye with envy the girls who shaved their legs in the locker room. They’d carry cute little ‘daisy’ razors in their gym bags while rest of us continued to wait for the arrival of our own secondary sexual characteristics.

Now: I have hacked myself to pieces with cutely named womens’ razors (Daisy, Venus, Intuition*, Flicker) for years and I still have yet to perfect safely shaving my legs…especially the knees. Ladies have MUCH more leg than men have face…what a chore! And the older I get…the faster it grows! Ugh!

*Intuition is the worst razor…the shaving ‘cream’ is basically a piece of soap that surrounds the disposable blade. It suds as you shave a wet surface. Problem is, the soap wears down irregularly due to the natural curve of the leg. Plus the blades cost an arm and a (nicked) leg because the soap is built in!

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  • dr. dave September 8, 2005 at 6:08 am


    I was driving around by meyself in the rental car in California… listening to the radio. (It took FOREVER to find a station in ENGLISH!) There was some commercial on with the local DJ talking about some music festival that was happening that weekend, and I wasn’t paying much attention, but I heard the commercial end…

    “Blah blah blah! Musicfest ’05!! Brought to you by WKYZ, and Chicken Tuition!”

    Chicken Tuition?

    Chicken Tui– OH! Schick Intuition!!!

    It took far too long to figure that one out.

  • Ani September 8, 2005 at 9:10 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday hope its everything you wanted it to be!

  • Cully October 7, 2005 at 7:41 am

    But was the blade itself any good? Personally.. the mach3 razors work the best out of all i’ve found, any girl that’s seen mine has immediately appropriated it for her personal use. They swear by them?