The Reconstruction Of My Eyebrows


I think when God was creating me he got a little heavy-handed and overzealous in the eyebrow department.

I bet he was thinking, “Okay, let’s see how bushy I can make Ronnie’s eyebrows, so that they resemble two large caterpillars walking across his forehead. Just for the hell of it.”

But I think he knew that I would eventually discover eyebrow tweezers, a comb and a pair of scissors to reconstruct his handiwork; having the freewill to “Do with them what you wish, Ronnie.”

Here are some photos I found when I was younger, with my eyebrows in the RAW.

High School Photograph:


*See? Didn't they look like two caterpillars on my forehead?

An Old Passport Photo:

*Yeah I know, this looks like a mug shot of a drug trafficker from Columbia wearing a polyester Disco shirt, but it IS me.

Later, when I began my acting career, I had an agent suggest that I groom my eyebrows so that my eyes would look more polished. And she was right. So I purchased a pair of eyebrow tweezers, a comb and small pair of scissors, and began a task that I would have to do for the remainder of my life.

And if you only knew how much time I spend on my eyebrows each day, you would slap me. Grooming my brows turned into a full time vocation. But if I didn’t do it, I would quickly revert back to my original blueprint.

Here is a photo collage, after I first started coiffuring my eyebrows. These are two photos from an old headshot composite. Don't I look like a combination of Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch and Tom Jones in his Las Vegas act?


*As you can see, I plucked a clean space between my brows, and also shaped them a bit.

A photo collage of my brows, presently:


The problem is, as I’m getting older, my eyebrows are actually getting thicker - and not only thicker, but LONGER.

I’m sure you’ve all seen older men with those bushy, camel-like eyebrows that stand out about 12 inches from their face. You know the ones I’m talking about, right? The ones that when you're talking to them, you keep staring at their eyebrows, watching them go up and down and up and down; creating a wind. And your only thought is that you wish you could grab the nearest weed-whacker and CHOP THEM OFF.


I mean if he’s going to leave them THAT long, he at least needs to use some hair gel to flatten them out. Because eventually he's going to POKE some innocent bystander in the eyes.

However, I can only imagine that as I progress in age, when my eyesight gets so bad that I can no longer even use a 100x magnifying mirror to pluck and cut my eyebrows because I can’t see them anymore, I know I’ll probably get to the point of saying, “Oh, screw it….just go back to your original blueprint, Ron!”

And end up looking like one of the Muppets…


Happy Monday everyone!
X

64 comments

  1. 'as I progress in age, when my eyesight gets so bad that I can no longer even use a 100x magnifying mirror to pluck and cut my eyebrows because I can’t see them anymore,'



    OMG Ron, that's where I am with eyebrows. They are the bane of my life. I can cope with anything but the eyebrows. Except mine have always been thin and fair and awful.


    Nice photographs of a younger you; your eyebrows were something to be proud of, along with the hair. But I luv's ya the way you are now. Can't stand Tom Jones though!!


    Happy Monday.

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  2. What a hoot.......Greg Brady is EXACTLY what I thought when I saw that photo! Bahahaha! You were and still are handsome, nonetheless!

    My husband has never had to do a damn thing to his eyebrows. He is a very non hairy male. I think the blond hair and Irish genes helped him. I, on the other hand, am plucking every day. I've never resorted to wax or that creepy threading thing, but I'm sure I'd be a candidate for those. At least it's saved me money on eyebrow pencils.....I've always wondered WHO needs those?

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  3. I have to tweeze stray hairs on my eyebrows every day, then fill in with pencil where they are sparse, crazy isn't it? I was considering having them tattooed but you talked me out of it. Your eyebrows were rather bushy weren't they Ron, they look nice and groomed now. :)

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  4. Rob LenihanApril 15, 2013

    Ron, this post is hysterical! I love how you put yourself out there, speak so frankly, and still make it all so damn funny!
    I really enjoyed the "Stages of Ron" photo series from high school to present day, but I don't see the Muppet look in your future. You'll still be the same handsome devil you are today!

    Have a great week, buddy, and beware of bushy eyebrows!

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  5. *laughing* You have a problem with the Muppet look?! :-/


    Honestly--that's a whole lotta daily work, but worth it today. MIGHT not be worth it later, but for today--worth it.
    And yep--definitely got that Brady look goin' on. OH my gosh....set me back a bit to the days of paisley....which came back much to my chagrin. Darn that I tossed all mine. What WAS I thinking?!


    I wish I knew HOW to manage eyebrows effectively. I stare at mine and shake my head. Mine want to bond in the middle and I don't allow middle bonding. Pain in the forehead to take care of it, but what's a gal to do?!


    I loved the photos, btw. It's great fun to see the transformations in life. NOT that I'm reciprocating. Some of us transform more gracefully than others. LOL

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  6. heehee...what a great way to start april 15! or monday for that matter... you are hysterical BUT YES! you did need to groom those suckers. i think it's funny that as men age, they grow less hair on head and more on brows, nose and EARS! another thing to tease husband about. :) have a good one, ronnie!

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  7. forgot to say that your passport is priceless! you should frame that one or use it as your header on your blog?

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  8. Oh dear god Ron, this is just what I needed today. You are so funny! The part about old men and their eyebrows sticking out 12 inches from their face made me laugh so hard. I used to have a neighbor who was not even that old, have those eyebrows. And it's true, all I did was stare at them when he talked.


    It's interesting to see the the before and after photos of your brows and how they've changed. Yes, you did look like Greg Brady! I'm so lucky because my eyebrows are shaped pretty good. Not too thick or thin. I may have to pluck a few hairs, here and there, but I really don't do much to them.


    Thank you for making laugh this morning, Ron. Have a wonderful week.

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  9. Dianne WilsonApril 15, 2013

    I love your brows now, they're so sexy
    Have you ever used clear mascara to keep them tamed and shaped all day
    It works wonders and is better and cheaper than the brow tamer stuff


    Love your photos!!

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  10. dale cooperApril 15, 2013

    I have a similar problem. I use a trimmer on mine, seems to do the trick.

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  11. Good morning Valerie!

    " They are the bane of my life. I can cope with anything but the eyebrows. Except mine have always been thin and fair and awful."

    Isn't it funny how everyone has a different issue with their brows? Some are too thick, some too thin.

    My closeup sight is getting so bad, that I find I miss plucking certain hairs, even with a high powered magnifying mirror. And it seems that my brows are growing faster as I age, yet I'm losing hair on my head - HA!

    Much thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Have a spectacular week!

    X

    P.S. yeah, I was never a big fan of Tom Jones, myself. I much preferred Engelbert Humperdinck

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  12. wow, you did have some brows! And yes, you did look like Greg Brady but better looking!
    Your brows did have character but now we can see the character of your lovely eyes!

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  13. Hellooooooo Bijoux!

    "..Greg Brady is EXACTLY what I thought when I saw that photo! Bahahaha!"

    Anytime I see a video clip of The Brady Bunch on You Tube, it totally floors me how much Barry Williams and I looked a like (at that age).

    "My husband has never had to do a damn thing to his eyebrows. He is a very non hairy male."

    Lucky him! I've got so much hair on my body, that I look a FUZZ BALL.

    "I, on the other hand, am plucking every day. I've never resorted to wax or that creepy threading thing, but I'm sure I'd be a candidate for those. At least it's saved me money on eyebrow pencils.....I've always wondered WHO needs those?"



    Me neither. Although, I did try waxing a few times, but found that I didn't have the same control over shaping my brows as I did with tweezers.


    Most women who use eyebrow pencils, use them to simply 'fill in' their brows. But I think 'brow powder' works much better because it looks more natural.


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a super week!

    X

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  14. Good morning Pearl!

    " I was considering having them tattooed but you talked me out of it."

    Yes, I remember that. And I'm so glad to hear that you didn't do it because it can permanently ruin your eyebrows with the tattoo ink.

    " Your eyebrows were rather bushy weren't they Ron, they look nice and groomed now. :)"


    Yup....they SURE were. And thank you.


    Have a lovely week, m'dear! And much thanks for stopping by!


    X

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  15. Aw...thanks, Lady Dianne :)

    "Have you ever used clear mascara to keep them tamed and shaped all dayIt works wonders and is better and cheaper than the brow tamer stuff"



    No, I never have but I know that stuff is AWESOME! And the cool thing about it is that you can use it for lashes AND brows.


    Much thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Have a super-duper week!


    X to you, Hope, Siren, and Isadora!

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  16. Greetings Dale!

    Thanks for stopping by. Nice to meet ya!

    " I use a trimmer on mine, seems to do the trick."



    Thank you so much for mentioning the 'trimmer' because I think that's probably going to be my BEST option when I can no longer see to cut my brows - HA!


    Have a GREAT week!

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  17. Goooood morning Suzi!

    HA!! Weren't my brows sorta like a neanderthal man?????



    Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet words. Have a glorious week!


    X

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  18. "It would fetch money at a jewellers!"


    Bwhahahahahahahhaha!


    OMG Valerie, I have TEARS rolling my face from laughing so hard at that. You are SOOOOO funny!!!!!


    I get those too! They almost look like WIRE!


    Aren't Mel's comments the BOMB?


    Thanks for stopping back.....X

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  19. The wife of a friend of ours had hers tattooed on permanently. It's a good look for her but what if she gets tired of it. They are pretty wide looking. Even though I have a couple of tattoos I'd be afraid to do something like that on my face. You can't change your mind afterwards.

    Love the old photos! It's so fun to look back and see what we really looked like, not the actual vision we have in our minds of the old days. haha.

    I've never really done all that much with my eyebrows. I tweeze them occasionally but they aren't really thick or thin so I just don't bother very often. I probably should. I mean, I do apply makeup and color my hair so the eyebrows maybe deserve a bit more attention.

    I think yours look very nice now. :)



    Have a great week. X

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  20. "Yeah I know, this looks like a mug shot of a drug trafficker from Columbia wearing a polyester Disco shirt, but it IS me." Ron, I peed my pants reading that because it's so true. That was so funny!


    Dude, you had some wild brows back then. I suppose I should be grooming my own brows because they do get a little unruly at times, but I'm so lazy to do anything about it. My problem are the hairs growing out of my nose and ears. It's embarrassing at times when I spot them after they've been there for a week.

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  21. Hiya Mary!

    "The wife of a friend of ours had hers tattooed on permanently. It's a good look for her but what if she gets tired of it. They are pretty wide looking. Even though I have a couple of tattoos I'd be afraid to do something like that on my face. You can't change your mind afterwards."

    Oh please, don't ever do it because you will regret it. I was a cosmetologist right at the time when eyebrow tattooing came out, and the bad part about it is that the color fades over time and turns an awful color. And yes, it's permanent, so you can only cover the color with an eyebrow pencil or keep tattooing.

    " It's so fun to look back and see what we really looked like, not the actual vision we have in our minds of the old days. haha."

    VERY true!!!!

    "I've never really done all that much with my eyebrows. I tweeze them occasionally but they aren't really thick or thin so I just don't bother very often."



    Luckly you. And if you like the way they look, as is, I would just leave them be. I wish I didn't have to groom my own because it takes so much time.


    Thanks for stopping by, neighbor. Have a spectacular week!


    X

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  22. Hiya Matt~

    " Ron, I peed my pants reading that because it's so true."

    Tee, hee. Don't I look like drug trafficker????

    "Dude, you had some wild brows back then."

    HA! Wild isn't even the word for them. More like, SCARY!!!!

    "My problem are the hairs growing out of my nose and ears. It's embarrassing at times when I spot them after they've been there for a week."



    Same here, buddy! I get hair growing out my nose, ears (inside and on the tips) AND my back now. Grooming my body hair is a full time VOCATION.


    Have a terrific week, Matt. And thanks for stopping by!


    X

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  23. ...You're a HOOT! And a cute hoot at that! ;o)

    ...In your first collage, you remind me so much of an early Tom Selleck. And looking at your passport photo I could suddenly hear the Bee Gees singing, "Staying Alive" in the background. hee,hee

    ..."The ones that when you're talking to them, you keep staring at their eyebrows, watching them go up and down and up and down; creating a wind." - OMG! I died when I read that, seriously! lol...lol...lol... :oD



    ...Wishing you and your eyebrows a lovely Monday!


    ...Oh, and btw, I will never look at a cucumber the same way again. Thank you. :o)


    ...Peace & blessings.


    ...(((you)))

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  24. *waving*

    Helloooooooooooooo TJ!!!!!! Always so FAB to see ya!!!!

    ".In your first collage, you remind me so much of an early Tom Selleck."

    HA! Okay, that is just too ironic because I had a dentist in Florida who was working on my teeth one day, and suddenly looked at me and said, "THAT'S who you remind me of....Tom Selleck!" I kid you not.

    "And looking at your passport photo I could suddenly hear the Bee Gees singing, "Staying Alive" in the background. hee,hee"

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA! The Bee Gees is right!!!!!

    ".."The ones that when you're talking to them, you keep staring at their eyebrows, watching them go up and down and up and down; creating a wind." - OMG! I died when I read that, seriously! lol...lol...lol... :oD"

    I swear to god, every time I see one of those guys, I want a weed-whacker so bad - HA!

    "...Oh, and btw, I will never look at a cucumber the same way again. Thank you. :o)"

    HA! Aren't I WICKED???

    Thanks a BUNCH for stopping by, you lovely lady. Wishing you the BEST week!

    ((((((( You ))))))

    X

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  25. Wow. Forget the eyebrows...I'm marveling over the hair! And the polyester! You really embraced the '70s, didn't you, Ron?? Jea-lous!!

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  26. I'm laughing out loud now, Ron -- you have an amazing wit! Wow, looking through your collage is like looking at an old yearbook. People really did used to dress like that, huh? And have hair that bushy? And wear mustaches without beards? what can I say -- like a fine wine, you've grown better with a few years! I bet there are more than a few older women, though, who'd be glad to have your bushy-brow issues!

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  27. Holy Hair! When you wrote one time that you were hairy, you weren’t kidding! And those CURLS! You are well aware what pain, agony, time and money women go through for hair like that. Why are men always blessed with the good hair, eye lashes and brows?


    And yes, those pictures do look like a cross between Greg Brady and Tom Jones---Yum. I love Tom Jones. His voice, oh.my.gosh. Thud. I have a concussion now. I fell on the floor and hit my head.



    Okay, what the heck was I writing about? Hair…eyebrows. I have sparse eyebrows. But my hair is getting thicker now that I’m “menopausal”. My husband calls me “Sassy”—short for Sasquatch, because the hair is growing everywhere! WTH? I always thought menopause was supposed to thin out your hair!?



    You are still one hell of a hunk a man, Ron. And I just adore how you can laugh at yourself.



    Thanks for the 70’s flashback! That was fun!!

    ((HUGS))

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  28. wow you had some serious brows on you, but how handsome you look in your photos. i love those flaming brows on that man. of course i don't know who he is but have seen him before. he looks like he should have them corn-rolled.


    and i like you in your glasses. love the look.


    i read this on my phone while at work and it was my first laugh all day. thanks!

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  29. Hey there Mark!

    "Forget the eyebrows...I'm marveling over the hair!"

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA! I was so hoping someone would mention the HAIR! Isn't it WILD??? And what's really funny, is that I never knew I even had curly hair because I used to keep it very short and use a hot comb on it. Then, when I moved to NYC (at 17 years old), some hairstylist cut my hair one day and told me to just let it go natural (which was curly). And viola! I suddenly had a FRO!

    Yes, I loved the 70's. And the early 80's as well.

    "Does that mean your brother (Tom, right?) is Peter? Or is he Bobby?"



    HA! Yup...he would be Peter!


    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a faaaaaabulous week!


    X to you and Tara!

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  30. Hellooooooo Debbie!

    Thank you. Glad you had a laugh :)

    " Wow, looking through your collage is like looking at an old yearbook. People really did used to dress like that, huh? And have hair that bushy? And wear mustaches without beards?"



    Isn't it HILARIOUS to look at old photos of when you were in high school and college; remembering how COOL you felt wearing the style of clothes and hair. But then when you see it now, you think, "OMG...DID I REALLY DRESS LIKE THAT AND THOUGHT I LOOKED COOL????"


    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet words. I love as people age. Even when I was younger, I was always more attracted to older people. I think both men AND women look faaaabulous as they age (grey hair, lines on the face). Age to me is sexy!



    Have a terrific week!

    X

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  31. Helloooooooooo Pam!

    "Holy Hair! When you wrote one time that you were hairy, you weren’t kidding!"

    HA! See! What did I tell ya. I am one hairy man. And what's hilarious is that I didn't hair get on my chest until I was in my late 20's, but then suddenly sprouted enough hair to look like fuzzy futon mattress!

    My hair went from wavy to curly, then back to wavy again. Now it's short, and salt and pepper, and I love it.

    " But my hair is getting thicker now that I’m “menopausal”. My husband calls me “Sassy”—short for Sasquatch, because the hair is growing everywhere! WTH? I always thought menopause was supposed to thin out your hair!?"



    HA! Yes, it's the same with men and body hair. We lose it on our heads, but then grow it everywhere else (ears, nose, and back). I think it must have to do with hormones in both men and women.


    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet words. Hope you had a FAB Monday. Enjoy your week. I hear the weather is supposed to be awesome in PA!


    ((((( You ))))))


    X


    P.S. loved your post today!

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  32. Hey there Lady V!

    "wow you had some serious brows on you..."

    HA! You ain't kiddin' girl.....SERIOUS.

    " i love those flaming brows on that man. of course i don't know who he is but have seen him before. he looks like he should have them corn-rolled."



    Bwhahahahahahaha! OMG...that made me HOWL!!! Can you imagine corn-rolled EYEBROWS????


    Isn't it so amusing to look back on old photos of ourselves and see how many changes we went through. And will continue to go through?


    Much thanks for stopping by, Val. Have a faaabulous week!


    X

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  33. Ron, no one can describe things like you.

    "The ones that when you're talking to them, you keep staring at their eyebrows, watching them go up and down and up and down; creating a wind. And your only thought is that you wish you could grab the nearest weed-whacker and CHOP THEM OFF."

    ROFL! You are the funniest man! You should have seen me looking at these photo of you, scrolling down and then up, comparing the past and the present. Not only your brows, but the hair on your head looks so completely different. The one of you as the drug trafficker just killed me, man.



    I'm one of those guys who does not have a lot of body hair, so I guess I should feel blessed because other than getting a haircut every month, that's pretty much all I groom.

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  34. Hey ho Robert!

    "You should have seen me looking at these photo of you, scrolling down and then up, comparing the past and the present. Not only your brows, but the hair on your head looks so completely different.'

    Yes, isn't it hilarious to see the difference? Especially the hair on my head!?!? The curly hair looks like a HARPO MARX WIG - HA!

    "I'm one of those guys who does not have a lot of body hair, so I guess I should feel blessed because other than getting a haircut every month, that's pretty much all I groom."

    Yes, you are soooooooo blessed because think of TIME of save on grooming! I cut my own hair. I cut it about once every three weeks because it grows like a weed. And don't even get me started on trimming my beard. That I have to do every other day.

    Always great to see your comments, buddy. Thanks a lot for stopping by. Have an awesome week!

    X

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  35. Herman TurnipApril 15, 2013

    You could pass for a 70's Marlboro Man with those college pics! Genius!


    And yeah, I think a lot of guys are slaves to the tweezers, whether they care to admit it or not...myself included. So, take comfort knowing that we're all part of a secret group, and the first rule of our group is not to talk about it ;-)


    Heh....

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  36. Hey there Herman!

    "You could pass for a 70's Marlboro Man with those college pics!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah, all that's missing is the horse!!!

    " I think a lot of guys are slaves to the tweezers, whether they care to admit it or not...myself included"

    You TOO?!?! Okay, now I don't feel like a FREAK.

    "So, take comfort knowing that we're all part of a secret group, and the first rule of our group is not to talk about it ;-)"

    Okay....shhhhhhhhhhhhh....I'll never mention it I again, I promise!

    Thanks for stopping by, bud. Hope you had a super Monday. Enjoy your week!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  37. Hi Ronnie,
    I SOOO enjoyed your pics!! Wow; talk about a total eyebrow makeover. It definately did a world of difference in your "duo" photos( Woo; look at that hunk!!). Your agent gave you some great advice.

    Women normally groom their eyebrows but not all men do. My Dad had a tendeancy to go "bushy" and I remember a regular ritual in his last years. He had to ask Mom or me to trim his eyebrows. It is funny how I have had the same occasional job with D. Honestly, did your Dad ever ask that of your Mom? It was like that in my house.
    Great b& w portraits, babe :). You are still a looker!!
    Have a quiet day. I have a candle lit this morning to bring some peace after the horrid day yesterday in the Boston marathon. Peace to all xoxoxox.

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  38. Bonjour Barb!

    "Wow; talk about a total eyebrow makeover."

    You said it! It looks like an ad for "Weight Watchers" except weight loss for the eyebrows! HA!

    " My Dad had a tendeancy to go "bushy" and I remember a regular ritual in his last years. He had to ask Mom or me to trim his eyebrows. It is funny how I have had the same occasional job with D. Honestly, did your Dad ever ask that of your Mom? It was like that in my house."

    No, my Dad was like me. Or rather, I was like him. He had the same bushy eyebrows and he was the same way. My mother used to laugh because before he went to bed EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, he plucked his eyebrows and trimmed his NOSE HAIRS. He also used to comb his hair and spray it with HAIR SPRAY, I kid you not. HA!

    "Have a quiet day. I have a candle lit this morning to bring some peace after the horrid day yesterday in the Boston marathon."

    Yes, I did the same thing yesterday - lit a candle and sent energy to Boston. I have a blogging friend who lives in Boston, so I emailed him last night to see if he and his partner were okay. Yes, they're safe, because this was the first year they didn't attend the marathon. This whole thing is so sad, isn't it? I haven't checked the news this morning, but as of last night they still didn't know who did it.

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a fabulous week!

    X to you and D!

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  39. Thanks for a morning giggle! I'm the first to admit God has a sense of humor. Although many times, we fail to see it! Weren't the 70s and 80s great eras? I rest my case. :-)

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  40. Hellooooooooo Lisa!

    "I'm the first to admit God has a sense of humor. Although many times, we fail to see it."

    You said it, girl! God DOES have a sense of humor, doesn't he? And there are times when I can actually hear him giggling.

    Tee, hee!

    Thanks so much for stopping by this morning. Have a super-duper week!

    X

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  41. Harp Marx. That's is too funny, Ron! I had a beard too, for about 6 months. I finally shaved it off because the upkeep was too much. Unless I wanted to look like Grizzly Adams.

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  42. HA! Yup, if I didn't trim my beard, I'd look like Grizzly Adams too! I go through periods of having a beard, and then not having a beard. I've also had a just a goatee at one time.

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  43. I am DYING laughing. Those old photos of you are sofa king priceless. And comparing yourself to the Muppets is making me PEE IN MY PANTS.

    But, you forgot to mention along with those eyebrows, God hooked you up with THE BEST EYELASHES, like EVER!

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  44. Hey there Meleah!

    I swear to god, and I WILL most likely end up looking like a Muppet because I have to use my a 5x magnifying mirror AND my reading glasses, and I STILL have a hard time seeing up close - HA!

    Aw, thanks :) God and my Dad gave me my lashes because my Dad had thick, dark lashes too. He had brown eyes and I have blue.

    Thanks soooooooo much for stopping by, girl! Hope you're having a FAB week and that you're feeling better.

    ((((((( You ))))))

    X

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  45. RON I LOVE YOU! I read your previous post and was so moved. SO SO MOVED. I cried! And then I went right to this and laughed and laughed. I've told Meleah before... when a woman gets older, her pubic hair leaves and travels up to her chin. So I'm wondering, my dear, where your eyebrows will move to as you age?


    In all seriousness. Your last post... amazing. And then to go from such a moving entree to this dessert. Such a treat. Love your writing SO MUCH.

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  46. Helloooooooooooo Katherine!

    "I've told Meleah before... when a woman gets older, her pubic hair leaves and travels up to her chin. So I'm wondering, my dear, where your eyebrows will move to as you age?"



    Bwhahahahahhahahahahaha!
    Bwhahahahahahahahahaha!


    OMG...that made me HOWL!!!!!!!!!!!


    I don't know, but I sure as hell hope and pray that the don't go to my PUBIC region because I already look like a BUSHMEN down there!


    Thanks a BUNCH for stopping by and giving me a HUGE laugh. And also for your sweet and kind words about my previous post.


    You're a doll!


    Hope you're having a fantabulous week!

    X

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  47. First on of, that is the single best passport photo I have ever seen. EVER. I love it, disco shirt and all.


    Secondly, I had a flashback to a memory when I was a kid and my grandparents were talking about getting haircuts. (I have no idea why we were in this discussion). But my grandfather said something about when they rim your eyebrows and I was dumbfounded. And even more dumbfounded when he was surprised that this is something women don't have done.

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  48. Helloooooooo Secret Agent Woman!

    "First on of, that is the single best passport photo I have ever seen. EVER. I love it, disco shirt and all."

    Oh, thank you :) My favorite thing about that whole photo is how my hair looks like someone to ax to it and chopped a center part down the middle - HA!

    " But my grandfather said something about when they rim your eyebrows and I was dumbfounded. And even more dumbfounded when he was surprised that this is something women don't have done."



    Bwhahahahahahaha! OMG...how FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Hope you're enjoying an awesome week; enjoying this great spring weather!

    X

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  49. So handsome. Love those photos of you.

    You are not the only one who has facial hair grooming issues. It seems the older a woman gets, the more hair she finds (especially on the face.) It's terrible. I actually got my face waxed last month. Never done that before. Let's just say it was rather unpleasant.

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  50. I am in the doctor's office in TEARS!!!!! I am DYING!!!!! Ha ha ha ha ha ha OMG I needed that!

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  51. :)


    ((((( You ))))))


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  52. Hiya Jen!

    Thank you :)

    "(especially on the face.) It's terrible. I actually got my face waxed last month. Never done that before. Let's just say it was rather unpleasant."



    Yes, when I was still a licensed cosmetologist, I used to do facial AND body waxing for women. The challenge is in getting the wax hot enough, but not too-too hot. And also how FAST you tear off the cloth waxing strips or else it can burn and hurt.


    Thanks for stopping by, Jen!

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  53. Hiya Babs!

    Thank you :) HA! And yes, weren't those eyebrows BUSHY??? My dad had the same. People used to tell us that we looked so much like one another because we shared identical brows.

    "Failing eyesight means that I often don't see them. Then I catch my reflection in a magnifying mirror!"



    HAHAHA! Yes, it's the same thing for me too! I will THINK I got them all, but then when I look at a magnifying mirror at work, I'll catch strays that I missed. And LONG strays.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, Babs. Hope you had a super week. Enjoy your weekend!


    X to you and Mo!

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  54. Jay of The Depp EffectApril 27, 2013

    Haha! I had NO idea you plucked and groomed your eyebrows, Ron, so you must be doing a great job on them. I guess you've had a lot of practice!

    Are those SERIOUSLY your actual, real, no kidding eyebrows from your school photo? You poor kid! Did you get teased? The passport photo looks a bit better because of the curls, I think - you look really Italian there.



    The second to last looks like Dennis Healey - a past politician of ours who was justly famous for his brows. No grooming or plucking for our Dennis. He was an 'au natural' boy.

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  55. Hiya Jay!

    " I guess you've had a lot of practice!"

    Yes, I've have a TON of practice. I've been doing this since I was about 23 years old.

    "Are those SERIOUSLY your actual, real, no kidding eyebrows from your school photo? You poor kid! Did you get teased? "

    Yup...those were my eyebrows, can you BELIEVE it? And yes, I did get teased.

    "No grooming or plucking for our Dennis. He was an 'au natural' boy."



    Okay, I just Googled Dennis Healey and saw a photo of him. Yes, that's what I would look like if I didn't groom my eyebrows, I kid you not!


    Thanks for stopping by, Jay!


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  56. Wow! They are the bushiest eyebrows I've ever seen on a young man! But you were so handsome that your eyebrows were unnoticeable and the lovely eyes took the limelight :)

    I'm getting all sorts of hair going on now, with stray, long hairs in my eyebrows. Failing eyesight means that I often don't see them. Then I catch my reflection in a magnifying mirror!

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  57. You should've seen the long silver one (hitherto unseen) I plucked out this morning. It would fetch money at a jewellers!


    Really came back to say how delightful Mel's replies are... I love reading them.

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  58. Hola Denise~

    Glad you had a giggle this morning :) Last week, I found these photos in a box, so I had to share my reconstruction story - HA!

    " I'm so lucky because my eyebrows are shaped pretty good. Not too thick or thin. I may have to pluck a few hairs, here and there, but I really don't do much to them."



    Yes, you are soooooooooo lucky because so few people do. Either they have to tweeze them or fill them in. And eyebrows are so important because they frame your eyes.


    Much thanks for stopping by this morning, girl. Have an AWESOME week!


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  59. Bwhahahahahahahah!


    OMG...you just gave me a GREAT idea!!!!! Yes, I might do that!! Or even use it as my blog photo.


    xoxoxoxoxox

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  60. Hellooooooooooo Linda!

    Glad you had a giggle this morning, dear lady! I just couldn't resist sharing this my blog - HA!

    ". i think it's funny that as men age, they grow less hair on head and more on brows, nose and EARS! another thing to tease husband about. :)"

    That is sooooooooo true!!!! As my hair recedes and thins, I grow more hair on my brows, ears, nose, and upper back.



    Much thanks for stopping by, Linda. Have a vunderbar week!


    ((((( You ))))))


    xoxoxoxoox

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  61. Hiya Mel!

    "*laughing* You have a problem with the Muppet look?! :-/"

    Bwhahahahahahaha! No, but I would rather look like Fozzy Bear because he's sooooooo cute!

    "And yep--definitely got that Brady look goin' on. OH my gosh....set me back a bit to the days of paisley....which came back much to my chagrin."

    And it's funny because I just recently saw Barry Williams in an interview, and we looking NOTHING a like now. But we both had that same curly hair and face shape, back then.

    "I wish I knew HOW to manage eyebrows effectively. I stare at mine and shake my head. Mine want to bond in the middle and I don't allow middle bonding."

    Yes, mine bond in the middle too. Which is why I have to pluck, or I would have a unibrow -HA!

    I'm gonna leave you a link to a post I wrote many years ago, about brow shaping. Perhaps you'll find something helpful.

    http://www.triloquist.net/2012/02/how-to-shape-your-eyebrows.html

    " It's great fun to see the transformations in life. NOT that I'm reciprocating."



    HA! Isn't it funny to see how you change over the years????


    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Have an AWESOME week!

    (((((( You))))))))


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  62. Hey there Rob!

    Thank you for your kind words, buddy.

    "I really enjoyed the "Stages of Ron" photo series from high school to present day, but I don't see the Muppet look in your future."



    OMG....I sure hope not. Or I may have to hired someone to pluck them for me - HA!


    Thanks for stopping by, Rob. Have a terrific week!


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