Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Why Hello Gorgeous!


Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who in the land is the fairest of all?

I haven't a clue.  When the owners moved out of this house, they took the bathroom mirror.  Subsequently, I have a non-Feng Shui type of thing going on in the deep red bathroom off the kitchen.  This leaves only the one bathroom mirror upstairs.  If I feel a need to pluck an errant chin whisker that's suddenly sprung up from nowhere, and the upstairs john is in use, I'm SOL.

Do you know how expensive mirrors are?  Damn!

On a related note, but totally deserving of its own post, how can you have no whiskers one day and something already an inch long the next?  It's so taxing to ponder menopausal mysteries so early in the day.


Image:  An illustration from page 5 of Mjallhvít (Snow White) an 1852 icelandic translation of the Grimm-version fairytale.  Image provided by Landsbókasafn Íslands.

18 comments:

the rotten correspondent said...

I try to not think about the chin hair thing too much. It just depresses me and makes me realize that I've misplaced my tweezers.


I love the idea of a red bathroom though. Yum. I don't know about there, but here mirrors are a dime a dozen during yard sale season. I've bought two lovely ones that I use all the time. Cheap, too.

Just a thought.

Stephanie V said...

Instant chin hair growth: just another way that women are superior?

Winifred said...

Definitely one of life's great dilemmas. Why does the hair on my head get thinner when the hair on my face is getting thicker? My eyebrows have always been fine and a nice shape now they hairs like beanstalks.

You could just buy a large mirror tile. They're relatively cheap here. Some of our cheapie shops sell quite good bathroom and kitchen stuff. Often unsold stock from other places. I got a really nice circular illuminated one from one of our cheapie supermarkets. It's brilliant.

SkippyMom said...

I don't know where you live, but if you google "Habitat for Humanity RESALE store" you might be able to find one close to you.

We have two and you can find brand new, donated house fixtures for 50-90% off - it is SUCH a deal and it goes to a good cause.

They have EVERYTHING! Try it!

[funny they took the mirror tho'- well, funny weird]

Betty Flocken said...

LOL I SO RELATE TO THAT!!! Where to those long ones come from!?
I've seen some bathroom mirrors that didn't look like a bathroom mirror.. Think they might be cheaper.

Rudee said...

Skippy- I will check it out. There is one not too far from me in Michigan. Thanks for the idea-I've struck out everywhere I go so far. It's a very small space so the size I need is unusual. I may try to make my own by framing and then doing a mosaic tile border.

Lisa L said...

Here's what is SHOCKING. Try putting on a pair of reading glasses and THEN look in the mirror! OMG....the things we miss because of our presbyopia!

Djinn said...

What I want to know is, if you get pimples because you're a teenager, why don't you EVER STOP getting them?!? Now I've got pimples AND wrinkles. So not fair.

Rudee said...

OMG Lisa, I am LMAO. You're so right!! That WAS shocking!

Djinn said...

P.S. Totally weird about them taking the bathroom mirror. Good luck and happy hunting!

Brenda said...

Target (here) has some cute small shaped mirrors various sizes. I love mirrors in a home. They make the rooms look bigger. We have a Hobby Lobby near here also that always has 50 to 75 percent off mirrors. I have a mustache that I have to shave every other day. Don't know how else to get rid of it. Makes me wonder what I would look like if I didn't have access to a razor after a month. Yikes!!

Ha...just saw Stephanie V's comment.

Rose said...

OMG, that always happens to me too! One day nothing, and the next, an inch or longer. WTF? As for the mirror, hit the thrift stores/garage sales.

Anonymous said...

Henderson Glass

Renie Burghardt said...

presbyopia?-an unfamiliar word to me. I'll have to look that up in my Funk and Wagnals!

All the hairy commenters here make me feel like one of the gals! Like I'm not alone in the world. Haha!

Im sure you'll find a nice mirror in some Flea Market, Rudee.

laurie said...

i miss a lot when i skip your blog for a few days. i agree with RC--go the yard sale route. but how bizarre that they took the bathroom mirror anyway.

Rudee said...

Laurie, I'll have to take a picture of it. It's such a tiny half bath-very dark red and bare without a mirror.

Sandy said...

the mysteries of facial hair after menopause..and yeah how come they can pop up so fast.

Kathleen said...

Chin hairs? Never heard of such a thing. Now where did put those freakin' tweezers, the ones that actually work!