Archive for November, 2009
Today should be interesting. We’re seeing my parents for the first time since I started Movember (yeah, shame on me). I’m… sort of looking forward to seeing their reaction, and sort of not.No comments
Late update. I knew I was forgetting something this morning.
In theory I should have slightly more stubble than usual, because it’s been a few hours since I shaved… although if anyone can spot the difference I’ll be very impressed.No comments
Gonna be hot today. I’m wearing shorts to work for the first time this season. Ironically today is Formal Friday (one of the quirks of our workplace), which I’m choosing to ignore for the purposes of not dissolving in my own sweat.No comments
It’s getting close to the end of the month, which means I’m going to push the donation thing again.No comments
Given all the talk of doing something goatee-like after Movember, I went on the market for a new razor. (I’ve pretty much always used disposables.)
I was vaguely aware of the proliferation of razors boasting prowess in different realms you didn’t even know were relevant to shaving, but the extent of it hadn’t really struck home to me until I actually had to choose one. I ended up going with the Schick Quattro Titanium; partly because it has an “edging blade” which could be handy if we go the goatee route (and why have n blades when you can have n+1), but mostly, if I’m honest, because it was shiny. Also it looked less plastic-bulk-y than the others.
The first time I used it was borderline terrifying. This isn’t your “safety” razor. This is your “any part of your face that isn’t perfectly convex better have a bloody good reason” razor. I ended up looking like I’d been beaten by someone intent on getting an even coat of bruising around my neck… although I didn’t actually cut myself more than average. Whether all of this leads to a better shave is something I’ll have to determine once the novelty of the shiny not-quite-so-much-plastic-ness wears off.No comments
Surely I’m not the first person to look at it this way. “Paradox” and “socks” even rhyme.No comments
Who’s reading this?
Who are you people who come here every day to look at the changes in my facial hair?
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[looks up own IP address]
Ah. Never mind.2 comments