Thursday, January 28, 2010


I like hairy guys.  My father always had various versions facial hair when I was growing up and I think it must have really influenced me.  My mother was not a big fan of the 'tache (or the mutton chops, or the Fu Manchu, or especially the Grizzly Adams style beard) that my father sported.  His facial hair was a virtual canvas.  

(Just some of the foolishness my poor mother endured. December 2004.  Some things never change.)

When I met Countrymouse, he had a simple mustache. His facial hair has come and gone over the years but mostly he's worn the now ever-popular goatee and mustache combo that many men favor.  (I have to admit, it's my favorite.)

My penchant for hairy guys doesn't stop on the face.  (TMI, I know... sorry.)  Countrymouse shaves his head, trims his facial hair and, let's just say, keeps all other hair *under control*.  He thinks he does the last part for me.. but I think it's mostly for him.  (I like him just fine either way.)  I think it makes him feel sexy... and there's nuthin' wrong that that sista!

I don't think Countrymouse is alone and I don't think this practice is new.  I just think we're talking about it more now.  It even has a name... manscaping.  (The person who thought that one up needs to go into marketing.)  In one of my mindless clicking through Blogger moments, I came across this blog post, thus the source of my own post.  Here is Jimmy Farley's 13 MANscaping Tips as found on his Monkwater, a Thirsty Pastor blog.

  1. Trim your hairy chest, arms and legs. Shaving them is metrosexual, trimming is manscaping
  2. Wax your back, it's gross 
  3. Keep armpit hair in your armpit
  4. No one should ever see hair coming out of your nose or ears
  5. If you're going bald, shave it. You're not fooling anyone and Agassi's hair was a wig
  6. Never give yourself a haircut and if no one has ever complimented you after your wife's attempt she must stop too
  7. Shave your neck line between haircut appointments
  8. Uni-brows are still out so pluck and shape but don't over do it Alice
  9. Eyebrows should have a length limit. How come you don't notice that 2 inch wild hair?
  10. Cut your sideburns parallel to your jaw bone and cut facial hair symmetrically
  11. Don't miss a patch of hair while shaving. We notice the left over stubble under your nose and around your moles
  12. Trimming some areas make objects appear larger than they are!
  13. Knuckle hair shouldn't cover your wedding ring

Kudos to Jimmy for being so funny while being so honest.

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