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You Know You are Getting Old When

October 7, 2009

You know you are getting old when you have to start brushing your eyebrows.

I still don’t have the nose hair problem and my ears seem to be hair free but suddenly my eyebrows look like Andy Rooney’s.


I’m not really happy about this.

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  • Reply Katherine October 7, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    My friend works at the medical examiners office and she says when women get old they lose their hair DOWN THERE. So what I am assuming is that somehow it gets sucked in, moves up through our body and comes out on our face. Niiiiccceeeeeeee

  • Reply Jen October 7, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Katherine, I don’t want to lose my hair down there, though I know it does happen, and I certainly don’t want it coming out of my face. Thank you for keeping me on my diet today.

  • Reply Junk Drawer Kathy October 7, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    If I worked with Andy Rooney, I’d be constantly hovering over him with a pair of scissors. I used to work with a guy who had the longest and most disgusting patch of hair coming out of his nose. He was married and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how his wife could stand looking at that every day. Invest in a nose hair trimmer, man! It is your friend!

    Sorry about your eyebrows. Pluck away, sister. Pluck away.
    .-= Junk Drawer Kathy´s last blog ..Nothing About Post A =-.

  • Reply vicy October 7, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Hello Jen..Sorry for visiting back late..Nways, I am glad I haven’t experience sciatica only indigestion right now which is making me awake until 3am..God Bless and Take care

  • Reply Jen October 7, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Kathy, I’m plucking fiendishly. My father had Andy Rooney eyebrows, which is where I get it from I guess, he was gay so they rarely got out of hand. My eyebrow hair never used to grow long before. I might get a few in places that I didn’t want but they were all the same length. It isn’t the plucking so much as it is the trimming. Nose hair an a guy is a deal breaker in my book, at least the kind that comes out of the nose.

    I hope you get over the heartburn soon. You only have a couple of weeks to go so hang in there.

  • Reply Doug October 7, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    I married a red-headed woman and have always been amazed at how LITTLE body hair she has. Leg hairs are nearly impossible to see and she only needs to shave them twice a year. Pits are about the same. She has almost no eye brow hair at all. I thought this must be how all redheads are.

  • Reply Jen October 7, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Doug, Some are like that. My ex husband has very little eyebrow hair. He was a redhead as a child. He is also losing the hair on the top of his head but I don’t know if that is related.
    I come from a very hairy family. Both my dad and my brother need/ed to shave their backs, shoulders, necks…basically they are/were apes. I do know some redheaded women who have very light and very fine hair which makes it hard to see and feel. I’m not one of them. I need to shave my legs every other day. Armpit not so much. Luckily for me my body hair is blond so it is not visible from a distance. I’m also lucky in that I don’t have a mustache yet.

  • Reply Lin October 7, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Uh, that is weird, Jen. Sorry to hear about those caterpillars above your eyes. I guess you could keep those mall threading girls really busy with those brows, eh?? That is just weird. And Andy? Doesn’t he have a friend that could suggest a trim on those bad boys??
    .-= Lin´s last blog ..Semi-Wordless Wednesday with Grace =-.

  • Reply moooooog35 October 8, 2009 at 8:40 am


    I’m onto ears and nose at this point.

    Kill me.

  • Reply Jen October 8, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Lin, I’ve seen those shops in the mall and always wondered about it. It looks kinda cool but I don’t like the idea of doing it so everyone else can watch. To make matters worse they have a video camera pointed at the client so they can broadcast it on a big screen tv. No thanks.

    Mooog, They have little machines that you can insert into your nose and ears that will trim the growth back. Give it a try.

  • Reply Buggys October 8, 2009 at 9:39 am

    I think treating yourself to an eyebrow waxing is the perfect thing. Hey, get a manicure while you’re there. Those mall thread things are too weird, I don’t even understand what they do. Does it hurt? Yes, and why would you want to be displayed for your entire community to watch you get an eyebrow trim?

  • Reply redkathy October 8, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Can’t say I have the eyebrow problem, but hairs on the chin are becoming visible now…. vision is going too which makes it darn hard to pluck those babies!

  • Reply Jen October 8, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Buggys, I like your idea of getting both a wax and a manicure, maybe even a pedicure. Not the mall thread place however.

    RedKathy, I have a couple of hairs on my chin as well and you are right they are getting harder and harder to see.

  • Reply MikeWJ at TooManyMornings October 8, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    I don’t have this problem yet. But I will. And I won’t like it anymore than I like getting up five times a night to pee. Fuck getting old. Is it OK with you to use words like fuck, shit and asshole on your blog? I hope so, because if it’s not, then I’m fucked. Oops. Better shut up now.
    .-= MikeWJ at TooManyMornings´s last blog ..You Can Reach Me and Adam Sandler On My New Yacht =-.

  • Reply Jen October 8, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Mike, you can swear all you like, I don’t give a shit. I don’t like the C word however so please refrain from using that one, especially if you are referring to me.

    Sorry you have to get up 5 times a night to pee. I remember having to do that when I was pregnant and it sucked. Maybe it’s time to get that prostate checked out?

  • Reply THE GUYS October 9, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Nothing wrong with bushy….uh…. we mean prominent eyebrows.

    Better than hair coming out of your ears like THE GUYS!

  • Reply vered | blogger for hire October 10, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Nose and ears – I thought only men had this problem? I sure hope so…

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