Emergency Shave! 1/24/14 - #30DayChallenge #17 I fully intended to not shave today, but a small incident resulted in a drastic need to gargle, remove my mustache, scrub my eyes, find a gun, shake my head... I trapped a skunk in a live trap this morning. I intended to humanely dispatch it with some carbon monoxide poisoning. As I set the trap onto a tarp and prepared to wrap it up prior to inserting a hose from a running car, I realized that I could see the skunk's butt hole. Right. At. Eye. Level. Brain started to kick in milliseconds and a phrase of "Oh *****" started to leave my lips just as he nailed me in the mouth, nose and forehead. Trap dropped, outdoor stripping commenced and clean up started. I think I said a few choice words I don't even know. Coat and hat on the ground, shirt on the front porch (outside). Pants dropped right inside the door and straight into the shower. Scrubbed and started to shake my head. Got out of the shower and came out of the bathroom naked. Looked out the front door and saw my pants and all of the contents had been tossed and scattered away from the house by my wife. Could not smell anything beyond the extremely pungent burn. Drank a V-8 to try and get the taste out of my mouth. Could not taste it at all. Sprayed some air freshener around as the wife lit candles in my memory or something like that. Sense of smell started to come back and realized that the essence of skunk was trapped in my mustache. I could not smell the shaving cream, but I lathered it all up and shaved anyway. Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk Lather: cold sweat and Old Spice cream Brush: synthetic because I didn't want to wait around to soak something Razor: Weber PH Blade: Voskhod (6) Post: Triple application of Ogallala Bay Rum, Old Spice and John Varvatos. I'm going to Walgreens and buying some of The Veg!