Fandango’s Flashback Friday — December 18

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 18th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

This was originally posted on my old blog on December 18, 2013.


I have a huge bottle of Shampoo in my shower. It’s 28 ounces huge. And it’s not just shampoo, it’s “2-in-1” shampoo and conditioner. It’s salon tested and clinically proven to clean and condition my hair, to moisturize it, and to leave it healthy looking. It adds body, it makes my hair shiny, silky smooth, lustrous. It strengthens my hair and makes it thicker. It’s like Viagra for my hair!

Best of all, this isn’t some sissy shampoo that only girlie men would use. No siree Bob. This shampoo is formulated specifically for men. No fruity, flowery, or spice-like fragrances.

Uh uh, babycakes! It smells like musk, that greasy secretion with a powerful odor produced in a glandular sac beneath the skin of the abdomen of the male musk deer. Oh yeah, baby! Deer sweat!

For some reason, while I was taking my shower this morning, I looked at that giant bottle of shampoo and thought to myself, Isn’t it kind of ironic that I have a huge bottle of shampoo in my shower?

No, it’s not ironic that there is a humongous bottle of shampoo in my shower. Where else would one have a bottle of shampoo, if not in their shower?What is ironic, given the lack of hair on my head, is that I would have a bottle of shampoo in my shower at all. For me, a bottle of shampoo in my shower is about as useful as antiperspirant is to a male musk deer.

So why haven’t I just thrown that bottle of shampoo away? Why keep it in the shower as a daily reminder of an earlier time, a time long ago before Mother Nature had visited the curse of FDD (follicle deficiency disorder) upon me?

Do I think that if I periodically rub a healthy amount of masculine, deer musk shampoo on my pate (which, for those of you with a limited vocabulary and/or a dirty mind, means the top of my head, not a mixture of cooked ground meat and fat minced into a spreadable paste, nor my pet name for an entirely different body part) that it will suddenly and miraculously, in a Viagra-like way, stimulate new growth? That I’ll wake up the next morning with a shiny, silky smooth, lustrous, thick mane of hair?

Hey, it could happen.

33 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flashback Friday — December 18

  1. Sadje December 18, 2020 / 3:31 am

    Haha! That’s too cruel to have a shampoo and no hair to wash it with.

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  2. odell01 December 18, 2020 / 4:21 am

    Hey, Fandango, I too see that this post Shampoo is fun. You should remember me from Jim Adams’ blog hop.

    Another hop I got into, like Jim’s, was organized by a poetic blogger who called hers The Little Mermaid’s Tea Parties. To show you one of those Tea Party posts, one I did on the eighteenth of December, last year, is here:

    Of course, you can take a look if you have time.

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  3. Mister Bump UK December 18, 2020 / 4:34 am

    On a similar theme, my current shampoo is labelled three-in-one. That’s shampoo, conditioner *and* body wash. Dy you reckon it is 3 different ingredients, or the same ingredient three times over?

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    • Fandango December 18, 2020 / 11:01 am

      It’s the whole kit and caboodle! 😂

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    • Fandango December 18, 2020 / 11:06 am

      Right. Bald is beautiful. 🙄


  4. rugby843 December 18, 2020 / 7:59 am

    Yes it could, about as likely though, as me dancing around in high heels again.

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  5. The Abject Muse December 18, 2020 / 8:39 am

    A friend of mine used to say that if you massaged crunchy peanut butter into your scalp at night and then wore a swim cap to bed, it would help with hair (re) growth. Cute story by the way. 🙂

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    • Fandango December 18, 2020 / 11:15 am

      I think if I tried that, my wife would kick me out of bed. Either that or spread some strawberry jam on my head and start licking my scalp.

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  6. Carol anne December 20, 2020 / 10:28 am

    Lol! I am in fits over here! You really made this girl smile! Thank you, thank you! Xoxo

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  7. leigha66 December 26, 2020 / 3:40 pm

    Deer sweat, huh? Let me know if it works. Ha, ha!

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