Oh, what a thing, shaving…
You know, it usually takes me two to three days to shave my legs effectively.
The first day happens when I 1) have decided to shave and 2) have remembered actually to bring my razor to the shower with me.
You see, I keep all of my things out of the shower, so that everything stays clean… I was already looking for a solution better than having to keep the water really low, so that it wouldn’t splash and get anything else wet while I showered, when I read Marie Kondo’s fabulous recommendation of just removing everything after each shower…, and I accepted.
Therefore, I must remember to bring a razor with me to the shower before I am in the shower and washing my body, suddenly recalling that I had intended to shave three days ago already…
So, that’s the first day of actual shaving – if we counted all the days I forget to bring the razor, we could get into months of waiting around, so we’re going with the days on which I actually do the shaving.
Now, I typically shower before bed.
I also typically have lower lighting on in the evenings and at night, as a sort of preparation for bed, allowing my eyes and mind and body to calm down in the lower, softer lighting that would be terrible for daytime hours but that is perfect for bed preparation.
Therefore, when I finish shaving the first day (night, really), what looks like a job well done, I can usually expect not to be so.
And so, the following day, in daylight (or, at least, daylight lighting), I examine my legs – it originally was on accident, and still usually is, but I occasionally remember and check intentionally – and almost always find hairs here and there, and occasionally even a whole chunk or strip of missed hair.
Oops… oh, well… I’ll fix it tonight.
And so, remembering where the missed areas and spots were, and also doing a bit of a close-up look under the lights before I get into the even darker shower, I shave a second night.
That’s the second day.
Usually, at this point, I’ve gotten all the hairs off my legs.
However, there are the occasions where I have yet again missed a hair or fifty.
And so, on the third day, upon discovering the again-missed hairs, I typically go directly to a razor and dry – extremely carefully, of course! – shave those missing hairs in the good lighting.
Thus concludes my monthly or quarterly or, on extremely rare occasions, weekly leg shave.
If I ever have forgotten too many days in a row, and I have an event that night or the next morning, the whole thing happens in fast forward: jump straight back into the shower (if I’m even showering, and not just shaving my legs directly from the side of the tub), and then do the cautious dry shave for the final stragglers I notice while dressing.
So, in a sense, shaving is quite the event in my life. 😛
Therefore, if I shave for you, you can know that you are really important in some way. 😉