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To Shave or Not to Shave? (The Legs)

Posted by adamswife on April 26, 2008

I was intrigued by a comment over at zazamataz.com about shaving your legs.

Consider the following statements – all of which I have personally heard on numerous occasions.

“I couldn’t sleep with him, I hadn’t shaved my legs!”

“She’s one of those women, she doesn’t shave her pits or legs.”

“Oh, I’m glad I’m not dating anyone, I don’t have to shave above my knees.”

Shaving is a choice but there are personal and social repercussions to choosing not to follow the cultural norm. I think over time it has simply become something most of us don’t question. It’s just a part of grooming, right? Yet women in many cultures don’t shave their legs. Men don’t typically shave their legs so there’s probably not a real health benefit to it. So exactly why do many of us do it?

Being the naturally inquisitive person I am, and enjoying a good “discussion,” I decided to see if I could find where this practice began.  Of course, the first source of internet information is Wikipedia which had this to say

The reasons for this cultural standard are debated, but it is sometimes seen as an example of a cultural mechanism for increasing sexual dimorphism. Others have suggested that it was promoted as a means of selling razors to a broader segment of the populace.

Research also suggests that women who do not shave their body hair are “characterized by higher global self-esteem.” [1][unreliable source?] Scholars suggest that this is because women with lower levels of self-esteem are less likely to be satisfied with their natural bodies, and thus more likely to alter them. [2][unreliable source?]

So, what do you think?  Is shaving your legs a sign that you lack self-esteem?  Or is it a way to differentiate between the sexes?   Or just an advertising ploy to sell more razors?

Snopes has some interesting discussion here.

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A Bunny Joke

Posted by adamswife on March 24, 2008

A lady opened her refrigerator and saw a rabbit sitting on one of the shelves.

“What are you doing in there?” she asked.

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The rabbit replied: “This is a Westinghouse, isn’t it?”

To which the lady answered, “Yes.”

“Well,” the rabbit said, “I’m westing.”

Sorry … I couldn’t help myself.

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Sorry!

Posted by adamswife on March 11, 2008

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This is pretty much the way I’ve been sleeping the last couple nights.  I apologize to all my friends and regular readers who came looking for a new post today.  I’m just too tired to be witty or philosophical.  Would you believe Boniva can cause very bad reflux that can wake you out of a sound sleep?  It can.  I’ve learned something new today.

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Diet and Exercise Tips

Posted by adamswife on March 1, 2008

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Every time I hear the dirty word “exercise,” I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

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We all get heavier as we get older because there’s a lot more information in our heads. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

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Random Bits

Posted by adamswife on February 15, 2008

While roses may be red,
And violets certainly are blue,
Today surely is Friday
But this is no Haiku!

Good Morning I’ve looked at all my usual Friday memes – Fantasy Friday, Haiku Friday, Fridge Friday – and decided I don’t want to follow any rules today. So today you get whatever pops into my mind. If you’ve ever been inside my mind you know that could be frightening.

Martha Stewart is visiting “The View” this morning. She’s showing the ladies the proper way to make a bed. I haven’t made my bed yet today. And she has just reminded me that I really need a new mattress. I didn’t need that reminder right now. *turning off the tv*

Did you miss me while I was gone? While I was up I put away my breakfast things and took my morning pills.Old Broads Now there’s a phrase that lets everyone know I’m ‘way past 30 – “my morning pills.” When you’re young you don’t have morning pills. That is another of those things reserved especially for those of us who have reached a “certain age.”

Yesterday was Valentine’s DayRingOHearts a time for hearts, and flowers, and all kinds of love. To show my love for Ed, I went clear across town to his favorite fish and chips joint (Aussie Eats) and got him a big order of same. When I got to the home I found that he was not feeling well and had refused to go to the dining room for supper. So, I cranked up the head of his bed and presented him with his Valentine dinner. It was a big hit – he does so love his fish and chips. And I got him a card that plays “Do You Love Me.” So I played that for him and danced while he ate. It made him smile and laugh a bit. A good day!

The weatherman says we will have some thawing again today. It is certainly bright and sunshiny with clear blue skies. Plowed and shoveled However, my weather minder in the corner down there says it is only 9F. I don’t think I’ll be going out for a few hours. But I will be going out today. I want to take a walk in the fresh air. It’s not that I don’t enjoy making laps through the house, but I need some sunshine. I think I’m getting low on Vitamin D.

HaroldMy son-in-law, Harold, has been out of town on business for nearly two weeks. He is coming home today. Let the rejoicing begin! At least he has a nice, clear day for flying in. His flight was held up when he left because of the bad weather.

So, that’s my day all mapped out for you.Joshua Not very exciting, is it? I do get to babysit the almost-4-year-old while mom goes to the doctor in a bit. Seeing as I have let him live this long, I guess it will be fun. He put his life in danger – again – at 7:00 this morning when he started yelling “Gramma, Gramma” and then told me he couldn’t see because it was dark in here. I tried telling him I was sleeping and he should go away, but that only lasted a few minutes. “Gramma, Gramma, I can’t see.” “Well then, turn on the light,” she grumbled as she reluctantly rolled out of bed.

 

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My Valentine Obsession

Posted by adamswife on February 12, 2008

Hearts ‘n Elephant I got some really cute Valentine pics and I wanted to share them.  I’m like a little kid – I love the corny Valentine cards and wishes. 

RingOHearts These are two of my favorites this year.  Don’t forget to give your sweety some extra love.

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A Brief Political Announcement

Posted by adamswife on February 5, 2008

Republican vs Democrat
I generally avoid discussing politics, but I love political humor.  It is, after all, election season in the USA.  I hope some of these quotes will make you laugh.  I hope equally that they will make you pause and think for a moment.

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.
– Clarence Darrow

I can’t quite decide whether that is a good thing.  I guess it depends on which anybody is elected.

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
– Henrik Ibsen

Journalists and politicians seem not to be very popular.  I wonder why that is.

Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.
– Mark Twain

Well said, Mr. Twain.  I’ve had similar thoughts from time to time.  I’m nearly certain it’s the imbeciles.

“Scientists announced today that they have discovered a cure for apathy. However, they claim no one has shown the slightest interest in it.”
– George Carlin

George Carlin – the older I get the more I agree with his views.  That’s rather frightening.  Has he changed or have I?

“Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives itself from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.” –from MontyPython and The Quest For The Holy Grail

I can’t help wondering:  Which is the bigger farce?

“Politics consists in the art of taking votes from the poor and money from the rich under the pretext of protecting each from the other.” –anonymous

Is, or should, that be our greatest priority?  Protecting ourselves from ourselves?  Are we not one country united?  Do we not all long for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?  

“The direct use of force is so poor a solution to the problems of limited resources that it is commonly employed only by small children and great nations.” –David Friedman

How different would our world be if we had all learned to “play nice” and to share our toys when we were children?  I fear that selfishness may bring about the downfall of our society.

“History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.” –Abba Eban

Perhaps there is hope ahead.  I think we have just about reached the point of exhaustion.  Now we will be forced to behave wisely at last.

I welcome other comments and opinions  – political or otherwise.  Just, please, remember to be polite and respect the opinions of others.

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I’m Crushed

Posted by adamswife on January 28, 2008

Dreamy Goodnight

What can I say? It’s nearly 3:00 pm here. My ‘day’ ends at 5:00 pm (for counting stats). I have only one new comment today – ONLY ONE – 30 visitors and 1 spam. Even the spammers have deserted me on this cold, blustery day.

I got a nice video of our blizzard this morning, but can’t seem to post it for you. I wanted to share. *tear drop* Alas! Apparently I don’t have the right stuff – for only a small fee I could blah blah blah. Everyone needs a good blizzard in their day. Shall I describe it for you? The trees swaying in the wind like Hawaiian dancers, the snow swirling in the air and into my face, the cold, the short visibility, the door I slammed against it. Ah, yes. It was a good one.

So, what has happened to my legions of loyal listeners – err readers? Have I let you down? Have I failed to fulfill my faithful promises of mirth and merriment? Where, oh where, have you gone? Please don’t stay long, wherever you are. I miss you. (Cue violin music) If you come over I’ll let you play with my new toy. Oh, sorry, I’ve been listening to my grandchildren again.

Hope to see you back tomorrow. I’m thinking about a word of the day post for tomorrow. I’ll have to find a really good one.

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At Your Age

Posted by adamswife on January 18, 2008

The doctors keep using this phrase to me recently. At my age? What about my age? They make me feel as though I’m 95 when actually I’m not quite 59. Maybe they’re all dyslexic – they read the chart and think 95 instead of 59.

The reason I bring this up – I was just contemplating the inequities of metabolism. My son-in-law evidently has a very high metabolism. Everything he eats turns immediately to energy. He is 6’2″ tall and weighs around 145 pounds soaking wet. (I was thinking I should have posted his picture for the theme “Skinny” last week.) I, on the other hand, have a very efficient metabolism. Everything I eat is stored against a time of famine.  I’m sure that “at my age” it has become even more efficient than ever.

Another thing: S-i-l never has the urge to overeat. He eats when he is hungry and stops when he is full. He cannot be tempted by yummy treats to take even one bite too many. While I find food to be one of life’s greatest pleasures and indulge in it as often as possible. However, in recent years I find that if I eat that one bite too many I end up with stomach pains, bloating, and other such unpleasantness. This is where that phrase comes in – is this a function of “my age”? Do I have to forgo the pleasures of food as well as the pleasures of sex because I have passed a set number of years? Oh, the injustice of it all!

And even with not overindulging because of the resulting unpleasantness, my body maintains its efficient storage of nutrients.  “At my age” you’d think I might become somewhat less robust-looking.  Not so.  The smaller portions forced upon me by “my age” don’t make a bit of difference in my physique. I’ll see you on the other side of the famine. Perhaps when it’s over I’ll be thin again.  Even “at my age.”

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Ever Have One of Those Days?

Posted by adamswife on January 15, 2008

Mice in Trouble

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