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Shave and a Haircut Five Cents

Posted Aug 23 2008 11:05pm
Well, a little more than five cents...more like 3,000 yen, but still a good deal.

I'm noticing that as estrogen levels are down (the chemo seems to

have stopped the menses this time around), my hair (now that it's

grown back) is nowhere near as thick as it used to be yet is

prolifically growing in unnecessary places. Of course half of the usual volume is still more than most people, but my hair line is a little farther north than I seem to remember and a few stray eyebrow hairs showed up farther south (on my chin!) and I had a peach fuzz lion cub face that didn't feel too sexy.

I finally decided to do something about the pelt on my head so I went

to the local barber shop today and got a very short haircut to shape

and control things a bit and I also had them shave my face for an

adventure (included in the cheap haircut). The haircut took about 4

minutes but the shave was a 20 minute mini-spa for the rest of my


This guy caressed my face with his straight razor so thoroughly that I'm surprised I still have my recently regrown eyebrows (they're slightly more precisely shaped than before). He even did the bridge between my nostrils, my eyelids, the bags under my eyes and my ears. Then he massaged my face, head, neck and shoulders. I kept thinking of Sweeney Todd as I submitted myself to the barber's blade. Thoroughly chilling...which was good as today was meltingly hot.
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