That search has got nothing on me... I've been searching for years - happiness I think I've found (at least for brief stretches when I can hold on to it) but the thing I'm still searching for is a decent RAZOR! Why on earth is this so difficult? It probably has something to do with the fact that until recently I was content to use the same disposable pink (sometimes orangish) razors that I've been using since I was 13 years old and was finally allowed to shave my legs.
Side Note: Why on earth was that such a treat? Razor burn, nicks, stubble... I think I'd gladly wait until marriage if I had it to do over again!
A few months ago I decided that at the ripe old age of 36 I was finally old enough to have a real razor... you know the type - the handle is not meant to be thrown out but the blades are to be replaced every once in awhile (no, I don't know how often... I just replace it when it no longer cuts)
The problem with this razor is the noise... there's a little squeaky noise that it makes as it glides across my skin... no amount of lathery soap or shaving cream seems to completely silence it and ManOfTheHouse gets a good laugh at the abandoned puppy sounds coming from the shower. Not to mention that if I want a really close shave I need to shave, let in enough cold air to give myself a good chill, and then shave again. This is a technique I've been practicing since the good old days which I completely blame on some boys which were friends but were NOT boyfriends... each time we'd go somewhere and hang out together they'd manage to pass judgment on whether or not the girls had shaved sufficiently well... No worries, there was nothing "weird" about this - I learned to wear jeans no matter how hot it was and I was known to purposely avoid shaving if I knew we'd be around them... why do I even remember this?
But seriously - before my "stream of consciousness" writing becomes embarrassing - I could really use a good razor... one that doesn't squeak and one that doesn't require a chilly break in my otherwise warm and wonderful shower... any suggestions?