Thursday, November 11, 2004

The Bearded Lady

All right.  I'll admit it.

Every once in a while, we delicate female types occasionally will sprout a hair upon our chins.

A single, lonely little hair.

We pluck it out before anyone notices.

The other day, while washing my face before bed, I noticed such a hair. 

It was about two-and-half inches long.

No, it wasn't the cat's.  It was clearly growing out of my chin.  And, given its length, it must have been at it for a long time.

This concerned me.  Have I been walking around with this big old hair sticking out of my chin for the past six months?  (Have all of my close friends been too polite to mention it?)  Lord, it must've been there during the job interview.  "Gee, she seems like a good worker, but did you notice that huge hair growing from her chin?"  "Give her the job, and try to slip her a pair of tweezers."

Oh man.  I'm dying of shame just thinking about it.  I have therefore chosen to believe that, in violation of everything I know about the science of hair growth, the damn thing just sprung up overnight.  (It was probably stress related.)  That's right.  I had the follicular equivalent of "Jack and the Beanstalk" on my face. 

Yes.  It was magic.  Yuh-huh.


annalisa135 said...

LOL!!!!!  You're a nut, girl!  

I wish I could empathize, but thank the good lord above, I've never had a hair grow on my chin.  (praise god to the highest!!!  lol)

you know if this is happening at this young age, just imagine when you are truly old.  LOLOLOL!!!!   Yeah, I know, I'm not helping, so I'll shut up (well sort of, I'm still laughing my ass off!!)

Much love to you, and I promise when you start working for the circus, I'll be your biggest fan!!!   (((((s)))))

dklars said...

Oh no!! You tweezed.  Now three more will grow there.  Wait and see!  LOL  I can sympathsize.  My first time reading your journal, I'll be back!


olddog299 said...

Stuff happens. I get those mutated over-achievers appearing from a nare or the rim of the ear canal without warning. Just wait until you get a 3 inch alien poking through the material of your blouse . . . and when you go to pick it off, you discover its attached to an extremely sensitive area of the anatomy!

I'll shut up now.

tammyg22 said...

OTOH, it's entirely possible that while it *has* been growing for a while, it's been ingrown, and thus, not visible.  

I'm nothing if not comforting.  <g>

mom23nca said...

Hormones, my dear, hormones.

xzasporated1 said...

It's when they get soft that we know we've been walking around with it for awhile -- for the whole world to see.

I just love growing up!

~~ jennifer

memedecarlis said...

HEY WELCOME TO MY WORLD AND 40SOMETHING YEARS OLD. I got a great laugh out of this.

dangermmm said...

You're hilarious. Good entry.

                                             \m/   MMM

kiskar said...

I used to get one then I got pregnant and now have three. Argh! - K. :)

kathlyna22 said...

Its not magic...its punishment.
It just proves that god has a sense of humor too

st0rmwhispers said...

ROFL...I grew a mustache when they had me on steroids and thyroid pills...either one can cause it (one of the many reasons I won't take my meds)

viviansullinwank said...

OMG I'm so glad you posted this for this week's assignment.   At the ripe old age of 53, I'm constantly plucking hairs off of my face. I'm brazen enough to do it in my the parking lot at work and various other places! This was just hilarious!  


andreakingme said...

I missed this one the first time around. Actually, I read a few more entries from this month and see that I missed quite a few ...

Anyway, I sympathize with you. My ex once grabbed a long hair growing from my THROAT. Freaked me out but good. It's one of those magical moments of romance that I'll probably remember forever.

monponsett said...

Before the dangers of the anabolic steroid THG were made public, you used to see Chinese Olympic Women Swimmers with almost Sasquatchian back hair.

lorileeboard said...

LOL! THis had me belly laughing.  I can definitely identify! My youngest daughter, who does not know yet how to hold her words, asked me if I was planning on growing a beard!  Thanks for making me feel a tad more normal.


fisherkristina said...

Yes, those pesky hairs!
I found you through Scalzi's assignment where he asked us to list our favorite entry of the past year.  You can check out mine if you would like.  It is about my husband, who was recently diagnosed with bone marrow cancer and needs a bone marrow transplant.  Here is the link: