So I'm not sure if you all know this, but I'm stubborn.
Exhibits A-Q: I have not eaten cheese since I was 5 years old. I have no problem with it. I used to like it. One day, out of the blue while eating a grilled cheese sandwich I said I'd never eat cheese again. And I haven't. For over a decade and a half. I could eat it. But I don't.
So when I heard the boys suite next to our girls suite was going to do No-Shave November, I told boytoy Sean that if he was participating (ewww, scruff) than I would too (i.e., no shaving legs). I fully expected him to opt out.
He said, and I quote, "Okay."
And I said, "OKAY?!?!?"
And he said, "Okay."
And I said, "Does that not gross you out?!? The thought of me not shaving my legs for a MONTH?!?!?"
And he said, "Not really. Guys don't really pay attention to that."
And I said, "Marry me."
So: it was settled. No-Shave November would be in full swing for me, as well. I lathered up and shaved October 31, and kissed my razor goodbye until December 1. (Except for my underarms. Cause a month of no shaving your underarms? OH HONEY NO.)
It's cold enough up here that I'm either in jeans or tights (under a skirt) every day. So no big with the hairy legs.
A week in, I was a champion! Stubble, no prob! I can handle those little black hairs if he can!
Two weeks in, oy. A week makes a big difference. But still! I'm stubborn! I CAN DO THIS!
Two weeks, two days in: Eeeewwww, the hairs poke out of my tights now. EW. BUT I CAN DO THIS! I WILL EMERGE VICTORIOUS!
Two weeks, four days in: I caved.
Yup, this morning, I cut down the forrest that had moved onto my legs. I effectively ended No-Shave November simply because good lord I could not take it any longer.
18 days with no shaved legs. (I'm rather embarrassed to say that's not the longest I've gone. But still.) OY.
But now I am all silky smooth and purdy. For the record, boytoy Sean's still in. It looks, um, interesting. Rather like a 19-year-old boy's attempt at his first beard. Cause that's what it is.
Is it December 1 yet?
Edit: And no, just because I caved with No-Shave November does NOT mean I'll be trying cheese anytime soon.