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#264870 - 12/02/08 12:08 PM Hirsute issue
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Ok. I know as we age, that as men, we tend to develop hair in some rather unsightly places. Nose hair seems to develop a life of its own, and never really bothers you until that important moment in your life, when during an intense episode of social intercourse such as a job interview, marriage proposal, bargaining for a good price on a car, an errant hair suddenly, and without any warning prongs you in the nostril causing intense pain, tears flowing sometimes, and an otherwise overwhelming feeling that one has just participated, however unwittingly, or unwillingly in one's own temporal lobotomy. This I have come to know as just part of life. It happens.

Well! As it happens, I was seated in the chair of my barber late last week, when I caught her using her clippers on the top of my ear! I asked her if she had suddenly gone blind and could no longer find my scalp, but she said, instead that I had a few wayward hairs sticking out from the top of my ear! I asked her if she was kidding, and she said no. She also made a comment about a few hairs inside my ear as well...! Needless to say, this came as somewhat of a surprise being fair skinned and fair haired all my life. She would have had to use a nuclear micrometer to get me to see it and then dyed it as well!

Mother Nature can indeed be a nasty old thing turning me into a aurally hirsute individual so late in life. It ain't fair! Its just another thing my wife can make fun of me about! I tell ya it ain't fair! cry

What's that you say? Speak up! My dreadlocks are in the way! crazy

Jim

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#264881 - 12/02/08 01:24 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: Geeders]
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I know what you mean; though only in my mid-thirties, i've managed to once find the odd single, long, crooked, thick hair growing out of my earlobe, of all places...
and, yes, i'm also familiar with the "sudden blinding nasal-hair pain" thing.

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#264883 - 12/02/08 02:23 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: dgoods]
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Edited by Niels (12/10/08 07:48 AM)
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#264886 - 12/02/08 02:42 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: Niels]
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I can relate in the last ten years. I have develop a patch of hair that grows just below the base of my neck and right between my shoulder blades.
What it's purpose is I have no idea.
I just don't understand why it could not have chosen my head where it is really needed or my chest where they are few and far between.
Life is not fair.

Mike

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#264888 - 12/02/08 03:16 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: michael banks]
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Edited by Niels (12/10/08 07:48 AM)
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#264892 - 12/02/08 03:55 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: Niels]
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Registered: 09/11/08
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For the love of self-grooming what is the matter with you guys?
1) Tweezers,
2) Hot wax,
3) Nair cream hair remover for men (yes they make that!)
4) Lazer hair removal, and finally....
5) Shaving!

Please tell me I'm not the only girl here who is aware of these options.....

The worst of it all for me was in the shower one morning and didn't I find THREE white hairs where no white hairs should be - yep, you guessed it, out came the razor baby!

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#264893 - 12/02/08 04:11 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: joelRT]
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Ok Joel, you asked for it! wink

How the hell am I supposed to do anything of what you suggest if I can't see the offending follicles? And seriously, take a razor to the top of my ear? I'd likely cause more harm than good. If I could see the damn things I'd just use my trusty nose mower. But alas, I can't see them and no matter what I do, that ear of mine always seems to follow my movements! laugh



Edited by Geeders (12/02/08 04:14 PM)
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#264894 - 12/02/08 04:13 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: Niels]
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Originally Posted By: Niels
Strangely enough the conversation then turned into a discussion about who the lady in "Gorilla in the mist" was! I can´t believe how hard it is to get a little empathy here on this site!!!


Sigourney Weaver!

Do I get a prize Niels? grin
Jim

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#264896 - 12/02/08 04:35 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: Geeders]
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Having been a furball since I was sixteen, I'm not sure what this all has to do with aging.

Tweezers for the ear-tops and unibrow
Rotating nose thingy for the nose and ear-holes
Razor for shoulders and reachable back
Nair for Men for the more difficult back
Cultivating the serenity that people pretty much like the fur everywhere else.


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#264906 - 12/02/08 06:32 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: MemoryVault]
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Edited by Niels (12/10/08 09:22 AM)
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#264917 - 12/02/08 07:32 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: Niels]
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Mother Nature can be a bitch regarding this issue.
I was driving to lunch with a friend and realized I forgot to shave the front of my nose.
The worst part is she takes them from my head to place on other inappropriate parts of my face.
Dusty


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#264941 - 12/02/08 09:33 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: Dusty Boy]
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Thank for the laugh, Guys! I needed it laugh

I can also relate all to well frown lol

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#264976 - 12/03/08 12:12 AM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: WalkingSouth]
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I too have sprouted hair from my nose and ears.

My arm hair has retrogressed to early teen density.

I have heard that however the hair on the top of your head was when you were 18 months old is how it will be when you are an old man.

What I hate most is getting ingrown nose hairs and infected hair follicles in the nose. I am just getting over one of these. sick It is not easy being green. I wrapped a small band-aid laced with neosporin around the tip of my nose for 2 days. This worked, but I felt a bit awkward. I decided that the easiest explanation would be to tell them I had been putting my nose to the grindstone.

Allen

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#265001 - 12/03/08 06:14 AM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: pufferfish]
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Originally Posted By: pufferfish
I decided that the easiest explanation would be to tell them I had been putting my nose to the grindstone.

Allen

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Bravo! At least you weren't putting it somewhere you shouldn't!

Jim

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#265003 - 12/03/08 06:22 AM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: Geeders]
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Jim and others,

Oh man - what a treat. Thanks for this one! laugh

Much love,
Larry

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#265016 - 12/03/08 10:34 AM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: pufferfish]
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Allen,

That explains why as I get older I look more and more like the cue ball on my pool table.

Mike

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#265029 - 12/03/08 12:28 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: Niels]
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It's called "Manscaping" gentlemen. smile We take care of our lawns and gardens... we have to do the same with our bodies. they are now making these wonderful clippers that you can use pretty much everywhere! I have to say... I love laser hair removal, a little waxing now and then, and if I must the razor.


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#265057 - 12/03/08 03:32 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: Roofus]
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I'm afraid trimming the rogue nose and ear hairs is a fact of growing older. My wife asked to do my eyebrows just the other day because I was getting some odd long old-guy eyebrows out toward the ends. And for years I have had one rogue hair on the left side of my jaw that grows 10 times as fast as the hair around it. That one hair can grow a couple of inches in a few weeks. Like almost all of my hair my one rogue hair is bright gray these days!

Now if I could just trim off those unsightly old-age skin tags!!!

Mark

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#265200 - 12/04/08 12:25 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: Trucker51]
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I use fingernail clippers for those Mark. Ouch... but effective hehe


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#265204 - 12/04/08 12:36 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: Roofus]
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What I hate is when those nasal hairs start tickling. It makes you feel like your nose is running. And does anyone else have to trim their eyebrows?

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#265212 - 12/04/08 01:16 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: ceegee]
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Originally Posted By: ceegee
What I hate is when those nasal hairs start tickling. It makes you feel like your nose is running. And does anyone else have to trim their eyebrows?


My barber calls them "feelers". I'm not going to touch this one!

Jim

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#265264 - 12/04/08 07:12 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: Geeders]
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Hi, Jim:

Thanks for the levity, I appreciate it.

Since I've only just begun to reveal what happened to me as a boy and teen, I've had too many hours of crying and anger. (As a matter of fact I cried in one of my professor's offices today!)

She's wonderful and now knows what I've been going through.

Your post gave me a much-needed laugh!

Thanks!

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#265286 - 12/04/08 09:17 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: Geeders]
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Originally Posted By: Geeders
Originally Posted By: ceegee
What I hate is when those nasal hairs start tickling. It makes you feel like your nose is running. And does anyone else have to trim their eyebrows?


My barber calls them "feelers". I'm not going to touch this one!

Jim


So, who wants to touch them anyway? lol laugh

Allen

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#265359 - 12/05/08 07:46 AM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: pufferfish]
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The feel-ee perhaps? laugh


Je feel, tu feel, Il feel, nous feelons, vous feelez!

I love the feel of chaos in the morning! grin

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#265774 - 12/07/08 10:30 AM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: Geeders]
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Howdy, to you all on such a hairy topic in life. har har. Now this is from an (Irish Moose), Ever see a bald moose?, ok so far? Well I am as bald as an 8 ball, but I have the heaviest crop of dark hairs growing out from my ears, inside & outside, now one of the problems that I also have is that I have to wear 2 hearing aids, the ones that stick in your ears. Now years ago I was supposed to amem.. pull or pluck (your choice) them out, what ME? Macho man? Hell I couldn't stand the pain, (so much for MACHO man). And my wife who is a very frequent tweezers user just laughs at me, for being such a sissy. But at my last visit to Texas and the veterans affairs clinic for some work on my 'aids the audiologist trimmed my hairs with a (sort of) ball pen type razor, did a great job, and she told MACHO man just where to buy them. So the moral of this particullar post is, "if you want to hear real good with hearing aids, get those damn hairs out of the way" it makes for a better seal. So another of those HAIRY posts or a hair raising post by an (Irish Moose). Heal well my friends/brothers.
Pete (Irishmoose)



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#265798 - 12/07/08 02:19 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: petercorbett]
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Pete, invest in some lazar work. works wonders. smile
allen


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#265879 - 12/07/08 10:15 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: Roofus]
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Posts: 106
Loc: Long Island, NY
Dear god.... how'd we get on this one? It certainly is good for a laugh, you guys. I'm a hairy dude, but have been spared the back. But then again, we're guys, and we are supposed to have hair on our legs, chest, ass, whatever. I always was under the impression that the girls liked us that way.... lol.

Oriolesguy


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#298727 - 08/10/09 01:39 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: oriolesguy]
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In an effort to show all the new guys we've had lately that life here at MS can be humourous, as well as serious, I am resurrecting this post.

The truth is that mother nature gave me an unscheduled frontal lobotomy about half an hour ago, reminding me once again, that its time to mow my nose.

Dignity, and aging gracefully are oxymorons. I'm sure of it.

Jim

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#298779 - 08/10/09 09:16 PM Re: Hirsute issue [Re: Geeders]
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Hi guys.

Oh no! Here we go again.

And leave it to Jim, who incidently has more hair on one arm than I probably have on my whole "mooses" body.

Heal well my brothers.

"I will take that lost boys hand, and I will lead him from the depths of darkness into the sunshine, forever into eternity".

Little Pete & big Pete. but 1 (Irishmoose).

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