Not that you need an excuse, of course.
But still, it's nice to have someone to blame, in case you get in trouble.
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