I had dinner with a girlfriend the other night...which is something that like, almost never happens. For some reason, it's just too much of a hassle to get the kid home, wait for my husband to get home, get all ready and then drive downtown. Because really? What's the point of going out to dinner with your girls if you're just going to the same restaurant you always go to with your husband and kids??
Um, no. Girl dinner is all about good wine, good food and good company.
So it was great. I hadn't seen this particular friend in a while and she travels regularly for work, so it was good to sit down and catch up over Italian food and red wine.
She proceeds to inform me about her latest salon discovery.
Basically, here's what I got from her: It's a process where a person (I'm assuming a small Asian lady because they are apparently the only people trained in the art of waxing/threading/hair removal), covers the area to be "waxed" (yes, generally your hooha) with this odd sugary/honey mixture and then RIPS IT OFF!
So, pretty much like waxing, but I guess it smells better?
Anyway. So that's not even the worst part...I mean, we're all old hats at the shaving, threading, bleaching, waxing game when it comes to showing body hair who's boss, right? Heck, we've even bedazzled some of our *ahem* hairier regions. And I'm sorry, but seriously, can they call it something else? "Sugaring" brings to mind either a cooking show with Paula Dean or a bachelor party at a strip club.
The worst part is that when you get "sugared", the person doing the sugaring proceeds to "sugar" in all the creases, cracks and crevices!
I for one was incredulous. "Really?!?! For the love of all that is holy! Why?? Why must this insanity continue??". And she was all "It's no big deal...it's kinda cool. My sister-in-law got it done for her wedding night and I have a couple of other friends who have done it before for special occasions." Then? It clicked.
After realizing exactly what she had just desribed to me, I believe my exact response was something like, "Um, wait. So this lady sugared your taint?? And your butt??".
And yep, that was pretty much it in a nutshell. Let me just say for the record that there is no "occasion" special enough for THAT to happen.