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49. Shave

No clue why, but I’ve always wanted to experience a shave with a straight razor.  Maybe it was all the scenes depicted in the cartoons and old TV shows, but it was a lil’ luxury I always wanted to spoil myself with.

I had planned on doing it on several different occasions, but just never got around to doing it.  Finally, while in England, my coach took me for a haircut and offered to get me a shave as well.   I have to admit, I was a bit giddy and was as excited as could be… until the actual shaving started!  Wow… I watched him sharpen the blade and he seemed to do everything the way it was supposed to be done, but every stroke seemed to just tug on my face and was a quite painful experience!  By the time he was done, I’m sure I was bleeding from around 10 different spots, and as soon as he splashed on the alcohol, that was the punctuation marking my mistake!

 

I highly doubt I will ever do this one again, but you never know…

 

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