May 27 08

among my many genetic gifts is one i’m actually quite happy to have (thanks mom and dad!). i am relatively un-hairy. as a woman, this is certainly something to be thankful for. it doesn’t stop me from shaving the blond hair on my legs every. single. day. though (yes, i am freak…) but i’ve never had a unibrow,

i’ve actually never done anything to my eyebrows at all. i don’t, like some of my friends, have to get waxed, or worse, electrolysized (word? possibly?) on my face. so, i was taken aback yesterday at my waxer when she said, mid-brazilian:

“do you want me to thread your eyebrows?”

(hi, i’m ali. i’m dumb. what’s threading?)

(hi google…oh, thanks, that’s what threading is! google, i love you. we are total besties.)

“um, sure, if you think i need it”

little did i know what i was getting myself into. holy fuckerfucker. in the end…i’m happy with the results. i have very TIDY eyebrows. although, for serious, that shit hurt worse than the brazilian. i’m not even joking, i was crying underneath my closed eyelids. YEEOUCH.

last night i spent the entire evening in front of my tv. i watched, um, i think EIGHT episodes of How I Met Your Mother.

am. in. love.

(and NOT just because they quote one of my all-time favorite movie quotes EVER on it. seriously. i even have it on my facebook profile. from Ghostbusters: “Ray, if someone asks if you are a god, you say YES!” sadly, i use this line all-too-often in my real life. read: ali is a loser.)

(and not just because Amber from House – may she rest in peace – did krav maga on Ted)

(and not just because i have a total unheatlhy girlcrush on Cobie Smulders)

  1. Threading makes me sneeze. I hate it.
    But, I go to a little spa near my office to get my eyebrows done. Threading hurts, but you are far less red after than waxing which doesn’t hurt as much. And, apparently you get less wrinkles.

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    Comment by LD on May 27, 2008
  2. I have to pluck my eyebrows weekly to keep having two of them. All I can say is take an asprin before and try to not book appointments when you’re pre-menstrual (it hurts more then).

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    Comment by Rebecca on May 27, 2008
  3. I shave my blonde-haired legs everyday too! You’d think I’d told people I was a leper with the looks they give me when I mention that.

    I just hate the itchy feeling of the hair growing back in.

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    Comment by AndreAnna on May 27, 2008
  4. do we get a before and aft pic?

    btw .. um.. do you wear underware for a brazilian? It just seems way too invasive .. no? Just wondering .. I’m sure others might want to know too :)


    Comment by sarah on May 27, 2008
  5. Sarah…
    oh no no no no…you wear NADA to get a brazilian. you just strip down to nothing but your shirt and hop up on the table. and then you sit there while she goes to work on your holiest of holies.

    if you are squeamish about being naked…i wouldn’t recommend it. hahahah.

    for me, after having three babies, nothing shames me. i just hop right up.


    Comment by ali on May 27, 2008
  6. Try getting your upper lip waxed. OUCH. Goddamn my mother’s Italian heritage.

    My favourite line from Ghostbusters: “That’s a big Twinkie.”


    Comment by mamatulip on May 27, 2008
  7. Oh my. Amber dies. We Were Shocked. She must have seriously wanted off the show to have gotten killed so gruesomely. Are you saying she was on the ‘mother’ show?

    NO WAY on the threading. Thanks all the same.

    Good&Crazys last blog post..Overheard, the next installment.


    Comment by Good&Crazy on May 27, 2008
  8. I got my brows threaded once, Holy Hell… I had tears.

    However, they looked a million times better than after waxing. I, unfortunately, have a uni-brow. A rather profound one. ;)

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    Comment by ohmommy on May 27, 2008
  9. My best friend (and avid unibrow hater) married a guy with a unibrow. I don’t think she realizes that her husband has on. Can love can make you THAT blind? Someone needs to tell this guy about his offense, and since his wife hasn’t done it, maybe I should.

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    Comment by Britt on May 27, 2008
  10. I have to get my eyebrows waxed every 4 weeks. They say that if you keep doing it, your hair will not grow as fast.

    Ten years later, I’m still waiting for that to happen.

    And I think the threading hurts WAY WORSE than waxing.

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    Comment by Kristabella on May 27, 2008
  11. I learn something new all the time thanks to blogs and today it’s your turn. I had never heard of threading. I am pushing for a before and after shot!

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    Comment by Chantal on May 27, 2008
  12. Poor Bert. Balding, big nose, uni-brow… at least Ernie got the big ears…


    Comment by Giblet on May 27, 2008
  13. I’ve never tried threading. I quite like plucking. I once got burned pretty bad from an eyebrow wax and have been scared ever since. And I stupidly got my 1st brazilian while I was pregnant- incredibly painful, but mostly it was just humiliating maneuvering in some of the positions while preggers. ACK!

    PS. I have a girl crush on Cobie Smulders too. She’s so cute!

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    Comment by 180/360 on May 27, 2008
  14. I tear up when I pluck my eyebrows, no way I could handle the threading. You are my hair removal hero!

    And really, House? Holy crap was that intense!

    I heart How I Met Your Mother. That has been a must see in our house since the pilot. Barney totally makes the show for us.

    Favorite Ghostbusters moment…”Yes, it’s true…this man has no dick.”


    Comment by AJ on May 27, 2008
  15. That post was legen…wait for it- dary! Cobie not only plays a Canadian on the show but she is actually from here which makes the jokes at Canada’s expense far funnier!


    Comment by Steph on May 27, 2008
  16. oh man, i can believe that hurt. i used to tweeze my eyebrows…i still remember the pain and the tears…sniff sniff…

    isn’t that show hilarious? i’ve loved that show for a while, but i knew it was forever when they mentioned “Manos: The Hands of Fate” when Ted and Stella were naming the worst movies of all time.

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    Comment by cate on May 27, 2008
  17. I’d never heard of threading either, but… ouch! I also had never done anything to my eyebrows – they have a good shape, and no-unibrow thing going on, so I left them alone. About 2 years ago, I had them waxed and the result was nice, but even so I only get that done about every 6 months or so.

    JMCs last blog post..Television stardom and swimming videos (FINALLY)


    Comment by JMC on May 27, 2008
  18. Robin is awesome…as long as she isn’t romantically attached to Ted.

    My favorite Robin line was last week when she said, “I love Bruce Springsteen! He’s the American Bryan Adams!”

    Stacys last blog post..Never Date a Man Named After a Cracker


    Comment by Stacy on May 27, 2008
  19. I told you that shit hurts. Not for me. I’ll take hot wax any day.

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    Comment by Miss on May 27, 2008
  20. I’m a blondie too, and I not only don’t pluck my eyebrows, I have to DRAW THEM IN. Otherwise I look like I’m doing chemo or something.

    Miss Graces last blog post..Is it wrong to drink on my lunch hour?


    Comment by Miss Grace on May 27, 2008
  21. While I am (Shockingly!) very blond with the body hair (Helloooo pasty skin), I, um, had a unibrow. Also – BIG BUSHY (Heh.) BROWS.

    It’s quite humorous, actually :)

    Angellas last blog post..Even Superman Gets Tired


    Comment by Angella on May 27, 2008
  22. I keep hearing about how much eyebrow jobs hurt, so I keep not doing it. I’ll stick to my tweezers, thank you. Like I get out of the house much anyway?

    And a brazilian? Are you mad?

    Queen of Shake Shakes last blog post..Ask Me No Dumb Questions & I’ll Tell You No Lies


    Comment by Queen of Shake Shake on May 27, 2008
  23. I wish I had the guts for a Brazilian – I’ve been dying to try it.

    Confession: I too am a daily blonde leg-hair shaver.

    Thanks for the reminder: my eyebrows need a plucking – badly! No thanks on the threading…

    Sarahs last blog post..Movie Quote of the Week: Tuesdays with Morrie


    Comment by Sarah on May 27, 2008
  24. Mother of God, I had my eyebrows threaded, and I agree — more painful than the actual Brazilian! (My waxing lady (waxist? waxer?) also suggested it. I normally get my eyebrows waxed, but use Retin-A on my face at night, and apparently you aren’t supposed to get waxed if you use topical creams. No one ever told me this, and I have been waxing and Retin-Aing for more than a decade. That could explain why it’s taken up to two weeks for the skin under my brows to heal, I suppose!)

    Also, how jealous am I that you are one of these people who doesn’t need to pluck her brows? Mine grow like weeds, and like you with your legs, I obsessively pluck them (nearly) every day!

    Bert and Ernie pic, too cute. When my parents moved last year, my mom found my Ernie that I wouldn’t let out of my sight for the first four years of my life, and now he sits on my bed once again, haha.

    Camels & Chocolates last blog post..Here’s to Hoping Your Weekend Was Warmer Than Ours


    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on May 27, 2008
  25. P.S. I totally forgot to comment on the fact that you’ve broken the HIMYM seal. Congrats!!!! YAY!!!! And I adore Colbie, too, and Neil Patrick Harris (even though he’s gay). And Marshmallow (met him in real life, had to take a pic for my mom!). And mostly Ted!!!! All so adorable.

    Camels & Chocolates last blog post..Here’s to Hoping Your Weekend Was Warmer Than Ours


    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on May 27, 2008
  26. We love that show at Casa Earth! I have been compared to Alyson Hannigan many times. I’m very flattered, but she is MUCH MUCH MUCH prettier than I am. (I still want to play Willow on Buffy, though…especially Bad Willow)

    nomotherearths last blog post..The Silence of the Babes


    Comment by nomotherearth on May 27, 2008
  27. I have to wax off half of my eyebrows just so I don’t resemble Burt.

    I’ve never tried threading but I can imagine it. I hate having my lower brow waxed. HATE IT.

    I’ve been wanting to try Brazilian as well, but dude…If my eye hurts I can’t imagine how my hoo-hoo would feel!

    Loralees last blog post..Sideblog: If you are going include edits in your posts, you should strive to make them THIS funny.


    Comment by Loralee on May 27, 2008
  28. I am a god. A rather minor one. Well, it’s more an honorary title.

    (Best line ever.)

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    Comment by Moose on May 27, 2008
  29. I’ve been intrigued by the threading. But I’ll stick to waxing or, as I’m doing these days for lack of time…, tweezing strays. I HAVE to have clean, shaped eyebrows or I’m TRAY sad.

    Haley-Os last blog post..Bah Humbug!


    Comment by Haley-O on May 27, 2008
  30. I’ve never done anything to my brows. I am not a hairy gal. I only grow leg hair on my ankles, and that’s just about 5 hairs. My husband’s family is very, very hairy. I hope Allie has my non-hairy gene.

    Shamelessly Sassys last blog post..It’s Never ‘As Seen On TV’


    Comment by Shamelessly Sassy on May 27, 2008
  31. Well one of the movie quotes I use the most is from Anchorman. Threading?! I don’t think I could muster the courage.

    She Likes Purples last blog post..Life Is Short But Sweet For Certain


    Comment by She Likes Purple on May 27, 2008
  32. I am a victim of the overwaxed 90′s. I WANT my brows to grow in more, but they won’t. They’ve been too damaged. So I never have to pluck. I actually have to use eyebrow pencil…a piece of makeup that I thought was absurd just a few years ago.

    Dis last blog post..More Decline and Fall of our Language


    Comment by Di on May 27, 2008
  33. i have albino coloured eyebrows hahaha!


    Comment by LAVENDULA on May 27, 2008
  34. Hi, I just linked over to your blog via Greeblemonkey and you are totally cracking me up.


    Why do I feel like we would make great friends??? ;)

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    Comment by Kathy on May 27, 2008
  35. OMG…”holy fuckerfucker”…I laughed right out loud! Oh, sorry and also felt your pain! :-)

    Good to know about the threading. I walked by a demonstration in a mall one time and the women were just calmly laying flinching or anything so I’m glad to hear someone’s opinion. I almost considered it…briefly!
    Brazilian..yes, really should..but good god..not.a.chance!!

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    Comment by Judy on May 27, 2008
  36. Normally just a lurker here, but had to comment: I have the ultimate brow in need of attention:

    Jonathons last blog post..Goddamnit why did I cut my goddamn hair? Now it looks goddamn stupid


    Comment by Jonathon on May 27, 2008
  37. I love How I Met Your Mother and I’m sure you appreciate the Canadian jokes, so much. It is such a funny show,


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    Comment by Jenn on May 27, 2008
  38. Do they do that for guys like me?


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    Comment by Mike on May 28, 2008
  39. I first learned of threading when I was teaching in a community where the mothers would congregate in the school yard and thread each other’s faces.

    Because I can’t get waxed (which really sucks) due to sensitive skin–threading is my only option.

    However, I can’t seem to find anyone where I live that does it, which really sucks, so it’s just me and my own tweezers, which sucks more.


    Comment by Multi-Tasking Mommy on May 28, 2008
  40. I am jealous of girls with blond hair on their legs because I am the girl with black hair on my legs.

    You have definitely freaked me out about the threading though. Definitely not ever going to do that ;)


    Comment by Amy on May 28, 2008
  41. Okay, I’m not sure if we’ve met, but we might be blog-twins. (Thought I should let you know.)
    Besides both being jilted by our mutual love (JCrew messing around with both of us is just wrong), I too spent 6-9 hours of yesterday going through my Season 2 DVDs of HIMYM. It is one of my favorite shoes…sometimes I think it has better quotables than the office.

    Also, I’m a low-hairy person and have wanted to try threading…maybe I’ll just stick to self mutilation of tweezing.

    alexs last blog post..Changing: Growing Up or Will Power


    Comment by alex on May 28, 2008
  42. I’ve never needed much um, hair grooming either. Thank heavens. My sister is half ape.


    But I’m not a fan of threading. Hurt worse than waxing.

    So when my eyebrows are in need of some assistance, I go get ripped. With wax.

    Redneck Mommys last blog post..Vaseline (and Unicorns)


    Comment by Redneck Mommy on May 28, 2008
  43. They did WHAT to your brows?????? OMG… girl… I’m here crying FOR you!!!

    I’ll take the burning hot wax over that any day… I HATE having my brows plucked, and that sounds even MORE painful!!!

    Janas last blog post..3 Weeks


    Comment by Jana on May 28, 2008
  44. I’m an un-hairy one too!

    I love getting my eye brows threaded. So fast! And it doesn’t leave a big red strip across my head!

    Teena in Torontos last blog post..My crop update


    Comment by Teena in Toronto on May 28, 2008
  45. Oh how I adore How I Met Your Mother. :)


    Comment by andi on May 28, 2008

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