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The Hairy Legs Report

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Editor’s Note: This past week, Mile High Mamas has been dedicated unto the joys of blogging. We have discussed why and how to start a blog. Now it turns personal as each of our bloggers shares the reason they started blogging and their favorite post.

My adventures in blogging started just under two years ago. I had a ton of ideas taking up space in the gray matter but I didn’t have the forum to put it all out there to share with others. My husband, Secret Agent Man, can attest to the precious hours of sleep he lost because I kept him up with conversations such as,

“Honey, do you remember Jello Pudding Pops? How come they don’t make those anymore?â€?

Then, my cousin introduced me to Blogger. She started a blog to plan our up-coming family reunion. We were able to go to her blog and leave comments on the posts she had written about the details of our reunion. It was like having the convenience of a chat room, without having to be present for an on-going conversation.

Finally, I had found the forum for the mindless drivel that was occupying my mind and keeping my husband up at night. Secret Agent Man would never again have to say,

“Honey, I love you, but I don’t care about who is going to win Dancing with the Stars. Please, go to sleep.â€?

Our Mile High Mama assignment for this week is to share one of our favorite posts. Mine just happens to be the second post I had ever written.

The Hairy Legs Report

For my own amusement and a little for yours, I have decided to conduct a test on my main man. I am going to stop shaving my legs and see how long it will take him to notice and say something like,

“Wow, those are some hairy legs!â€?

“Are you going to shave those?”

Or, “Are you wearing socks?”

I have already started out with some good growth. The last time I shaved my legs was Sunday. If you don’t tell him, he won’t know about the experiment because he does not read my blog. I will update you daily on my progress!

Day 2: A little more growth. It’s definitely prickly to the touch and more concentrated around my ankle. The stubble is visible to the naked eye. I rolled over to his side of the bed last night and put my leg against his. He had no comment, nor complaint.

Day 3: One-eighth of an inch hair growth. It is snagging a little on my spandex yoga pants. Again, I threw my leg over my main man in bed last night. He touched it and said nothing. Hhhhmph!

Day 4: I think he’s on to me! He dared me to quit wearing make-up this morning! Then, he gave me that look, like he just threw in all his chips. Could it be that he read my blog? There is one-fourth of an inch of growth. It’s feeling a little softer. I am going to have my legs professionally waxed when this is over.

Day 5: THE STAND-OFF HAS ENDED. I wore capri pants today. I went to a birthday party and a soccer game with my white, hairy gams. (I’ll do anything to entertain y’all!) On the way to the soccer game I put my leg up on the dashboard of the car. My main man looked over and said,

“Sexy! You are looking like a mountain woman!”

Finally, he said something! I wasn’t looking forward to looking like a cactus in my pantyhose at church tomorrow. I asked him if he knew what I was up to and if he had read my blog. He replied,

“I have to read and answer over a hundred e-mails everyday. I don’t have time to read that drivel!”

See? There ya have it. That’s why I have a blog! My main man doesn’t want to hear about Tori Spelling, the Flylady, who I think is getting kicked off American Idol, or what I bought at the Thrift Store.

Thank you all for love and comments! I am overdue for a date with a bubble bath and a Schick Quatro!


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  • comment avatar Carrie November 17, 2007

    An oldie but a goodie.

    I currently have week’s worth of stubble on my legs. I shave once a week in cold weather. I’m a bonafide mountain woman

  • comment avatar rachel November 17, 2007

    I haven’t shaved in two weeks. I am a firm believer in going natural during the cold winter months. I wear thick tights to church and no ones knows the difference. I think of my legs as my own little Chia pet. Once you get past the first couple weeks it really does get soft and cozy.

  • comment avatar Millie November 17, 2007

    Ah, the seeds of greatness showing through on your little second post.

    I might have to conduct this experiment sometime soon. I think I’m on Day 2 of not shaving. Or 3.

  • comment avatar aubrey November 18, 2007

    i love that being out of town and away from my man allows me that time to not shave at all. it is the ONE feminine thing that he encourages me to do. makeup-no, hair-no, but shaving-definitely. thanks for a funny post, annie!

  • comment avatar Nancy Face November 19, 2007

    I just got back from a romantic weekend with Hubby, celebrating our 25th anniversary…and I haven’t shaved in over a week, muahaha! True story.

  • comment avatar elasticwaistbandlady November 19, 2007

    As I age, the hair on my legs become less of a priority because the hairs on my chin and neck are plotting to take over.

  • comment avatar Lisa December 6, 2007

    I almost wet myself laughing so hard at elasticwaistbandlady’s comment!! I’m right there with ya sistah!!!