Thursday, January 28, 2010

Photostory Friday: 365 Week 4

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily

Day 22

January 22: We're all friends here, right? What happens at "Life...or a Reasonable Facsimile Thereof" stays at "Life...or a Reasonable Facsimile Thereof"?

I once confessed here that I sleep in socks and slippers. Well, there's more. This is Opus. Sharon gave him to me in my stocking on our first Christmas -- fifteen years ago, and sometimes I tuck him in the corner of my elbow, when I sleep.

This is just between us, right?

Day 23

The second phase of my electric guitar/decoupage project. Stay tuned for the final reveal!

Day 24

January 24: Welcome to our home! Sorry about the hair.

Day 25

January 25: Why do I take all the coolest pictures hanging the camera out the window, on the way home from work?

Day 26

January 26: This is what time it was when I stopped playing with my Raisinettes (that just sounds wrong), and decided to take a picture.

Day 27

January 27: This is not the greatest picture, but I wanted to document the event.

This is my right forearm (we come from Swedish stock, we are hairy men, I apologize). After an incident at work Wednesday afternoon -- involving a self inflating pack of exploding foam insulation -- I had to shave my right forearm, with a straight razor blade.

With my left hand.

It was more like hacking, than shaving.

It took an hour and a half.

It was the closest thing I can imagine to being tarred and feathered.

You don't realize just how hairy your arms are, until you shave one of them -- and neither does anyone else. Today (Thursday), I felt like a woman with new breast implants. Everyone talked to my arm.

HEY! My eyes are up here buddy!

Day 28

January 28: Any guesses?

Hosted by Chris


Emmy said...

Lol!! Okay your commentary... sorry about the accident and sorry no one was talking to your face ;)

And sure I will not tell anyone that you sleep with a stuff animal..hehe

And I have no idea what that last one is, but it is a cool shot.

Steph said...

We have hair ALL OVER OUR HOUSE! Welcome to it anyway... :)

Don't drop your camera when you are hanging it out the window! True, great picture though!

I'm sorry about your accident, good job shaving!

I'm guessing the last one is two pipes (the underground kind) sitting next to each other. Very cool shot...
What's new?

Casey's trio said...

Oh my goodness I am laughing out loud... equating the arm shaving to breast implants is priceless!

Michelle said...

You had me laughing all the way through your post.

So now you are a slipper wearing, opus snuggling caveman.

The last picture has to be of two pipes. Very cool, it took me a few minutes to see it....if that is in fact what I am looking at.

Corey~living and loving said...

tee hee.....always a joy to read your posts. I won't tell too many people about opus....I promise. :)

sorry about your arm. that sucks.

oh and I think those are pipes.

CC said...

I love that you sleep with Opus. So sweet!

And you must explain WHY you needed to shave. Exploding huh???

I need to start playing with raisinettes. And stop working. Clearing a waste of time. ;)

Cecily R said...

I'm telling everyone about Opus. Nevermind. I won't tell a soul. Who would believe me?

I want a cool guitar like that.

Sorry about your hairy arm. And your new boobs.

I want your hanging out the window shooting skills.

cat said...

Love the pictures and captions, but no guesses from here. So now you have an idea what waxing involves.

debi9kids said...

OMGOSH! Giggling at your descriptions! Your poor arm! OUCH! (too funny the way you described it through)

I thought maybe the last photo was looking through something plastic. It actually reminded me of the "loops" on a pair of boots. (I know, I'm a little loopy. It's late)

I get awesome shots hanging out the window too!

Mom24 said...

The road picture is awesome! Great job. I'm not sure it's a good thing that I'm starting to think about taking pictures while driving.

Yeah! So glad to know other people have hair issues. Our house always has tumble weeds.

Your arm? Ouch! Hope you're doing all right.

Unknown said...

Wow. I love your week in review! Great pictures. Laughed my head off imagining the arm shaving... Oh. My!

Anonymous said...

Oh your arm is going to ITCH! I feel for you in the next few days.

Love the hanging the picture out of the window.

The guitar looks awesome. Can't wait to see the final phase.

Kelly Deneen Raymond said...

No need to apologize for hair. There is me and 2 long-haired dogs in our house. heh. And speaking of hair, what kind of accident resulted in the hacking off of arm hair??

I have no idea what that picture is, but it is really cool looking. :)

Pam Emmons said...

All this time I thought that Opus belonged to Sharon. Guess I don't know all your secrets. Hmph.

Maude Lynn said...

That picture of the raisinettes is awesome!

Honey Mommy said...

Love your photos as always. I still just don't dare to hang out the window. Maybe one day I'll be as crazy as you. :o)

I am pretty sure that the last one is two pipes (maybe steel?) next to each other. They remind me of the purple secondary water pipes that plagued my neighborhood the last two years!

Heidi said...

Sounds like it was a hairy week. Or hairless depending on which picture you're looking at.

Why did you have to shave your OWN arm?
We all have our secrets, so we'll keep yours, maybe.
When I am shooting from the car I usually pull over to the side of the road and just zoom in. But your shots turn out so great I might have to try your approach.
I think the last one is a set of pipes.
Cool shots this week, well maybe not the arm one, but we'll all get over the shock that you are hairy and felt like a woman who just had breast implants. :o

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Eeew..hairy arms! (Hey, if it was bald in one spot, I'd stare too!)

The bear...*snicker* You sleep with a bear! (Me too..shhhh...)

That out-the-window photo is AWESOME!

Love that stuff...when you try so hard and it pays off...or when you don't try hard too! :-)

Sheri said...

I wonder how many adults actually sleep with lovies and don't admit it to the general public?! I personally know of four adults who sleep with lovies (I know this girl who...). Three of the four have children. Too funny.

I think that last picture is two pipes but it took a while for my eyes to adjust and see it.

Emily said...

LMAO. You really had me laughing this time...

I'm jealous of Opus. My husband banned stuff animals from our bed the day we got married. :(

Can't wait to see the next guitar phase. I built a working electric bass in my HS physics class.

I once had to rip duct tape off several parts of my husband's kind of looked like your arm but a lot redder.

I'm guessing binoculars?

Kat said...

"my face is up here..." HAHA!!! You make me laugh.

Are you driving while hanging out the window taking a picture? Cause I would crash for SURE.

Lindsay said...

Day 22, 24 & 26 - LOL. Okay, who am I kidding, I think I laughed at all of them...even the guitar because you said DECOUPAGE...and that word just makes me laugh. :-)

NO clue on that last one...except it looks like snow on the other end of "them."

CDB said...

Nice! Love the shave shot. My guess on the other is two drainage tubes. I love Opus!! Haven't seen hi in years.

{krista} said...

Love love love Opus, have one of my own, in fact... but I don't sleep with him.

Your hairy arm has nothing on my brother in laws hairyness. We refer to him as Sasquatch (it helps that he's 6'5").

And those are totally some tubes of some kind. Do I win?

latree said...

I'm sorry about the incident but it was awesome you did the shaving with left hand, when you are a right-hand person.
the last picture, looks like two pipes tome, am I right?

and oh, tell Opus I said hi :D


Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

That is an awesome shot out the window!
Your hairy arm story....... you'll remember that the next time a well endowed woman is talking to you right?! :P
My guess is straws or twin slides.
and because I can't resist the word verification is: unuts!

Kacey said...

I'm staring at your arm in my mind. I can't help myself. LOL

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Opus sure is a cutie!

And, I hope your arm is okay.