Thursday, January 24, 2008

TIGF!!! (That's Incredibly Gay Friday): Lavender Oil

It is official: I rub myself down with lavender oil. It makes me smell pretty...uh, strong. Since I started my radiation one of the concerns I've had has been getting radiation burns on my treated areas. I got some tips from ladies who have had breast cancer about how to minimize the damage caused by the radiation.

The tip that I chose to run with is using lavender essential oil mixed with a carrier oil. The carrier oil that I use is olive oil. I apply this mixture after each treatment, then again before I go to bed. I can't have any oil on my body before treatment or else it will fry me.

Anyway, lavender in its "essential" state, whatever the hell that means, actually stinks. But the name is still incredibly gay. Plus the thought of me spreading oil all over my chest and neck just seems so TIGF to me that I felt like telling you all about it.

Here's proof that it is TIGF. I was in the dressing room only in my underwear, spreading the oil on my chest, when another dude gets all undressed and has a conversation with me about what I am doing. So, he's naked and I'm in my underwear spreading oil across my pecs. We are both having a conversation about skin care--very gay. Though, we ended the conversation with a firm handshake, thus, keeping our heterosexuality intact. That was the weirdest handshake I've ever been involved in...the greasiest too.

I think I've said too much.


Diane Mandy said...

Hey, I guess youdo what you gotta do, right? :-)

Nessa said...

You are so secure in your manhood, being all nekked and greasy with another nekked man.

Julie Schuler said...

Ending in a handshake?! Pah! And it was getting so hot!

Congratulations on finishing up your treatment. Sending thoughts of health and wellness and happiness your way.

Crystal said...

why were you in a dressing room with another dude?

were you at loehmann's or something?

The Grunt said...

Diane~ Absolutely! I don't care what I smell like so long as my skin doesn't split open from radiation burns.

Nessa~ Ha! That's the way I choose to look at it as well.

Julie~ I know. It should have ended in a Boggle death match. BTW, I'm not quite done with treatments yet. I'm done with chemo but not radiation. Thanks for wishing me well!

Crystal~ You=funneh. I have to dawn a naked man poncho for my radiation. I have to disrobe halfway for my treatments and the poncho makes it easy to do. So, that's what the dressing room/locker room is for. Men tend to get undressed where their lockers are and don't hide behind the curtains. It is all very high school gym like.

Outdoorsy Girl said...

Be careful with that lavender oil--especially in the dressing room! I read that lavender had been known to sexually attract men!lol!

(Seriously, I did read this. Why do you think I switched my old shampoo to a lavender shampoo? ;)

Christielli said...

lol funny post.

BTW - buying the Juno soundtrack is allowed on any spending diet. :)

Robot Zombie Vampire said...

I thought your handshake to be firm and manly, yet relenting and open. My hand still hasn't been washed.

Tys on Ice said...

man, i so identify...the last and the only time i went to a spa, i had a conversation with another naked man in the sauna...its amazing how a lot of things seems rather trivial when u are naked..and how tiring it is not to let your eyes stray..

The Grunt said...

O-Girl~ This lavender oil isn't pretty smelling. It's very different from the processed scent. It doesn't do anything for me, at least.

Christielli~ I need to see that movie a few more times, me thinks. The soundtrack will be mine, oh yes.

RZV~ I know, wasn't it weird how we connected?

Tys~ Some guys are just so comfortable being naked around other guys that it makes you feel uncomfortable. I don't have to strip all the way down for my treatment since it is my neck and chest that gets hit with radiation. There's a lot of guys with prostate cancer and other's located down there. So, they have to get completely naked and dawn a robe. I wear a robe as well, but I've dubbed it the "naked man poncho".

Jules said...

Oh to have been a fly on the wall in that changeroom...!

What? I just like watching men grease up their pecs, that's all!

Photogirl said...

ooooh! I love lavender!

As long as the handshake wasn't 'limp fish' style..its all good :)