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Those of you who suggested (you know who you are) that I should shave with plain old hotel soap while on the road (damn the ban on liquids) should be afraid. Very afraid. I know where you live and I’m coming for you. I used soap this morning and I feel like, as Beck says, that I shaved my face with some mace in the dark. That, or some very rough sandpaper.

Categories: Completely Off Topic.

  • rs

    olive oil. also stop usually regular shaving cream and try the “kiss your face” shaving stuff — way better than puffy cream

  • http://www.redmonk.com/sogrady stephen o’grady

    kiss your face is what i use at home – it’s awesome. the problem is that i’m not allowed to take any liquid like product on the road.

    hence the horrendous usage of soap.

  • http://intertwingly.net/blog/ Sam Ruby

    Shaving is overrated. :-)

  • http://www.joncollins.net Jon Collins

    I use shaving gel normally, but on my last trip I was seriously toying with buying a travel battery shaver. The alternative is to take a jiffybag, buy some stuff and post it home I guess!

    Also, try shaving straight out of the shower. Closer than a blade or your water back :)

  • http://www.peopleoverprocess.com Cote’

    That’s what you get for trusting the truck driving neighbors downstairs… ;)

  • http://www.redmonk.com/sogrady stephen o’grady

    Sam: so i hear ;)

    Jon: i actually shave in the shower, and it still gets me. i’m hoping that hotels will eventually figure out the new airline rules and start stocking shaving cream.

    Cote’: you’re on the list, buddy. i’m coming for you ;)

  • http://aqualung.typepad.com Ric

    Hey – I’m with Cote’ – quit the shaving game altogether – the occasional trim with clippers (at home or salon) once a month and you’re cool. While you’re there just run the clippers over the head, and you don’t have to worry too much about grooming tools either … you’re going to WAY too much effort Stephen.

  • http://aqualung.typepad.com Ric

    I just remembered Cote’ actually still shaves the edges – thereby losing most of the benefits of a beard!

    BTW – I don’t know what anyone else is seeing in your Google ads, but I’m being offered a pubic hair shave and a bikini shave – I’d definitely need some product before trying that – alcoholic and taken internally!

  • http://www.redmonk.com/sogrady stephen o’grady

    Ric: can’t rock the beard. just can’t do it. apologies for the ads, tho i have to admit i’m chuckling over it :)