Welcome to Slu's World. I am Stephen "slu" Sluder. I am 58 years old, married (to Donna), and live just South of Houston, in League City, Texas.
In 2007, I retired from the Houston Fire Department after nearly 33 years, the last 16 spent as an Arson Investigator. I am currently working part-time with an ISD in the Front Office of the Transportation Department.
Life has its ups & downs. Along the way, I like to have fun. That always starts with a smile...
Friday, October 25, 2013
...In ALL The Wrong Places!!!
Hey Yo: So, take a look at my Title again for this week and focus on the words 'ALL' and 'Wrong.' I will define 'Places' in just a bit. Hang in there with me. First:
You know, for most people, both Men and Women, hair is grown on our heads, arms and legs, and yes, "down there." It's 'normal.' As a male, I'm no different. Check, check, and check. All good. For us guys, our face, neck, and chest are included. And for some 'Freak-a-Zoid's,' they have hair on their backs.
Razor's... Whether with a razor blade, or with an electric razor, most Men shave their facial hair and most Women shave their legs. It has become popular in recent years for Men to shave their heads as well. And then, there are the Body Builders: they shave most everything!!! But, that's another story.
My "Little Bride" has made a career out of cutting, coloring, and shaping hair. I think she has been doing it for 38 years. Holy Smokes!!! That's a lot of hair through the years.
Now, as we male's age a bit, and me in particular, our hair certainly thins out. At age 57, I've lost most of my leg hair. And although I choose to wear my 'head' hair short these days, it is absolutely thinning in places and, unfortunately, losing its original color, as you can see below. Sigh!!!
Yep, That's ME in ALL my Graying Glory (and hair in crazy places)
I'm down with all the above. However, I am NOT down with HAIR that grows "In ALL the Wrong Places." Ahhhhhhhhh, what 'Places' you ask??? With most Men, myself included, as we age, we begin to have hair that grows, at least on a thicker scale, in our nostrils, and from the inside out and on the outside of our ears. And I happen to have what I would call a 'crazy' strand of hair, or two, or three that grows straight up on the back of my shoulder. For me, these are my 3 newish areas of concern and major "Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" factor!!! And then, add to my HORROR that when I put on my 'readers,' I can see them ALL as if they are magnified to what seems like 1,000 times. OK... Freakin' Yikes!!!
Nostril Hair: At a younger age, Nostril Hair is common. It even acts as a 'Filter,' if you will, while breathing in and out. But, in older Men, that fine like filter becomes an overgrown and ever growing forest of thick branches of graying hair, as if they are on steroids. My very first District Chief in HFD had, what appeared to be, a 'wire brush' coming out of his nose when I first met him. I am in no way there, but I can see where, if I don't stay on top of this, bad things could be in my future. I seem to be 'on my way.' Scissors!!!
Ear Hair: Freakin' Ear Hair, for cryin' out loud!!! With no rhyme or reason. Hair grows from the ear canal out. Hair grows randomly along the outer edge of my ears. The left ear will have hair here and the right ear will have hair there. It is absolutely insane. Scissors!!!
Shoulder Hair: These are a puzzle to me. It's seriously as if an "Explorer Hair" Dad surveyed the landscape of my entire body and while walking along the top of my shoulder area, said to his family of 3: "I think we will live here." And that's exactly where he pitched his tent, so to speak. And, they are healthy and firm hair, always trying to stand at attention. Go figure... Scissors!!!
But, In This Space, You Will Not See Pictures Of My:
Ear Hair OR
However, I will show you...
Generally Known as "Mans Best Friend"
Well, As You Get Older, These Are An Aging Mans Best Friend(s):
And yes, this is, sadly, what 'things' have come to: I am always on the lookout for HAIR "In All the Wrong Places." At this stage, I suppose as long as I keep breathing, I'll keep 'trimming.' Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!
Takin' It "To the House"
Houston Texans Football: WOW!!! is an understatement... This is hard!!!
Market Watch: All smiles this week from Wall Street. The Dow climbed back up to a very respectable 15,509 at the close yesterday. Facebook... Moving higher and higher, closing yesterday at 52.44...
Music: Well, it's the week before Halloween and that means I get to play my annual Halloween Tune. The Classics IV with Spooky. Enjoy... (source)
The End: So appreciate you stopping by. Always brings a Smile. Hope to see ya back next week. Til then...
Be safe, be smart, and always show your Smile... It's "Happy Friday"