Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Eavesdropping, cussing, and threading my eyebrows.

Blogger Chix Designs hosts a party each week, called Talk About It Tuesday. It's an excuse to talk about anything you want.

Not that you need an excuse, of course.

But still, it's nice to have someone to blame, in case you get in trouble.

Talk About it Tuesday

Today, I'm talking about my eyebrows.

My office is right next to the lunchroom. Since my desk isn't visible from the hall, I think people forget that I'm here. Which is awesome, because when they stand out in the hall and gossip, I can hear every word.

My favorite line so far?

"Yeah, this hot Asian surfer chick. And she totally wants me. I can tell, man."

.....sure she does, buddy.

I usually spend my lunch hour at my desk. Because I'm cool like that.

Also because there is a tv in the lunchroom, and every time I wander in there, a group of 50-something women and men are watching a soap opera. And if you make any noise, you get death glares.

Which is probably why so many people stand in the hallway to gossip.

Today I spiced up my lunch routine a little bit. By threading.

Yup, that's right, threading.

Who knew you could do it yourself?

I know some of you are scratching your head, wondering what the heck threading is. That was me, a week or so ago. I'd never heard of it.

Turns out, it's an ancient Middle-Eastern hair removal technique, which has recently become popular in America.

All you need is a spool of thread.

(This isn't actually my thread. Mine was much less shiny. I found this picture here.)

So today I sat at my desk, hunched over, with my compact mirror balanced against my monitor.

That's a pretty good example of what not to do.

But I kind of got the hang of it after a while. And I felt very sophisticated and cultured.

Except for, you know, that hunching thing.

(I found this picture on Google Images. But we can pretend my eyebrows look that pretty.)

I didn't mind doing my eyebrows. It was much less painful than plucking, which is my usual grooming technique.

I don't really recommend doing the upper-lip, though. That hurts like heck. And by heck, I mean,

"holy mother f*#$%!&*$@#*!!!"

Abrupt silence from the hall. I bet those guys weren't expecting that reaction to their Hot-Asian-Chick conversation.

Here is a how-to video I found on YouTube, in case you are thinking of trying it yourself.

There was no embed code, so you'll have to click here


Shayna @ Texas Monkey said...

WOW, I've seen little booths set up in the mall but never really stopped to see what they were doing, thanks for sharing, I'll thread my own now! So cool.

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Oh no no no no no no no NO! I heard all about eyebrow threading so I went to the mall and had it done. I almost didn't let her finish, but i dind't want wonky eyebrows b/c she'd done one but hadn't started on the other yet.

"holy mother f*#$%!$@#*!!!" right. Woweee it HURT.

I was so embarrassed b/c I was actually crying it hurt so bad. Maybe they were taking too many hairs at once, but I wanted to die. It was the most painful thing ever.

I'm glad you had a better experience. For me, I'll stick with waxing.

Unknown said...

threading of the upper lip is the most painful thing ever!

the thrifty ba said...

im a hairy italian and i have been useing some sort of removal since i was 9.
stick with waxing...it is done fast.
then you can go back out to your car to cry.

Kristen said...

I swear by threading. I have been doing it for about the past 5 years. Not brave enought to do it myself yet though!

Unknown said...

I'll have to check that out. I get mine waxed now. Only the eyebrows, though, it HURTS like hell when they wax my upper lip.. I do that myself. :-)

the thrifty ba said...

once you are done drugging yourself up from the threading, come on over to thethriftyba.blogspot.com because i have awarded YOU with the sunshine award.
yea-its a big deal...

Chantel said...

Wow, I may have to try this. Plucking hurts me so much. I don't do anything with my eyebrows anymore because of how painful it is for me. SO, maybe I'll try this :-)

Sarah said...

Yes, you were right, I totally had no idea what threading was! That's really interesting. I wonder if I will be able to pull it off...

Thanks fof linking up to Talk About it Tuesday :-)


Christy said...

I have to wonder who thought "Let's take a piece of thread and yank our eyebrows out with it?" Wow. I must be old or something b/c I just use tweezers......

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I just got my eyebrows threaded yesterday. I love it. It's cheap and fast! I think it hurts less than waxing or plucking. I've never tried to do it myself though.

The lady always asks me if I want her to do my upper lip so I'm wondering if I'm getting a 'stache!

beka said...

"she totally wants me. i can tell, man." --LOL.
Oh man, I checked out that link.
Ay yi yi!! I...think I'm...sticking to the normal tweezer thingys. Thanks, though. :D

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