Archive | October, 2013


9 Oct


Do you think I am talking about whiskers on a man, a catfish or a feline?  Well, I am not.  My attention has fallen on the silent hairs that mysteriously appear somewhere on your face literally overnight.  And of course, they appear the day you are rushing to go out into the world to make a grand entrance or first impression.  These silent saboteurs will grow long and stay hidden just waiting for the moment to be right for them to stand on end and wave at everyone—without your knowledge.   Only later in the evening when you are preparing for bed and removing your makeup do you discover those hideous dark whiskers around your lips or growing out from your chin making you look like a porcupine. 

Ugh! I hate them.  One day I was visiting with a classmate from high school.  She had been looking at me for sometime rather strangely.  Suddenly, she reaches over and pulls on one of those silent saboteurs that were still connected to my cheek.  I jumped back causing her to pull harder on it, and of course, it refused to come out.   My flaming red face said it all.  She apologized for her rudeness but could not resist pulling on it.  Has that ever happened to you? 

I have come to realize as I visit with other women of age that it is a common occurrence.  Fighting the plague of whiskers across the top of your lip or quills on your chin.  I have tweezed them only to discover that they are back in a few days.  Once I even went to a salon to have them waxed.  Big mistake!  The hot wax burned my upper lip and when the tape and wax was YANKED off, skin came off with it.  I really looked good for the next week until the upper layer of skin grew back on my lip.  Had to tell people I dropped my curling iron on my lip! 

So that was no longer an option.  One day quite by chance I over heard two ladies talking at a counter in Wal-Mart about their personal shaver.  What?  Personal shaver?  I eased closer to see and listen in.  After they left the area, I moved over to the sales lady and asked to see the item.  It was a tiny battery operated shaver.  I liked what I saw and could hardly wait to get it home to try it out. 

Believe it or not, it works.  I had always been told that if you shave your face, you would have whiskers like a man.  Not so!  I have used this little darling for years and my face stays soft and smooth.  It is small and easy to use around your mouth and on your cheeks.  Only problem I have is when I forget to use it, and then of course, the silent saboteurs come back.   

So don’t be like the woman in this picture and use a man’s razor and shaving soap.  Too dangerous.    Do I have any others out there that have the same problems with those pesky whiskers?  




New Beginnings

1 Oct

Hello everyone.  Sorry it has taken me a long time to get back to writing.  I decided to take the summer off for personal reasons (I was lazy??) and planned to begin again in September.  But that did not happen.

However, I am back and want to tell you about a wonderful person I have become acquainted with.  Her program is on blog/talk/radio.  She is a beautiful, mature and very intelligent woman with a beautiful name.  Her name is Pia Louise.  She invited me a number of months ago to be a guest speaker on her program “Living Portraits”.  I was pleased but felt that I was not as good as her other guests whom I had listened too.  But she insisted that I think about coming on the show.  I said I would think about it.

Many things have happened since that time.  During the summer months I did some traveling with family and also some trips alone.  I had many moments of self-doubt, which I overcame by working through my reasons for doubting.  I read books, and talked to people about their life experiences—whether good or bad.  I began to understand myself better which in turn helped me to begin to gain confidence in my abilities.  I think that we all go there from time to time and need someone or something to kick start us.  Or maybe just a good kick in the butt?

I accepted Pia Louise’s invitation to be a guest on her program, which was scheduled for today, October 1, 2013.  I am proud to say I did it with no hesitation—well maybe a little—but Pia is such a super host that I felt relaxed and just conversed with her, and did not think of all her listeners.  She wanted me to talk about how I came about writing my first book and I was happy to tell my story.  If you have any interest on hearing our interview please click on this link:

Pia’s guests are varied in their interests and topics.  She is always looking for more guests to interview and sponsors for her program.  If anyone would like to contact her about either, you may do so on the link above.

She has read my first book “The Runaway” and was so perceptive on my characters that I was amazed that someone would understand what I had written.  It reinforced my convictions to continue writing.  I have a second book in the series that will soon be coming out—I hope.  There are a few more hurdles to leap over, but I know I am on the right track.  Never give up your dreams!

Augusta Wright

October 1, 2013