Sunday, November 1, 2009

No Shave November

After Heather firmly put her foot down on Bacon Stupidity Month, I was forced to find another frivolous way to spend a month. Website The Art of Manliness provided just the activity. They are running a Movember contest to raise awareness of men's health issues:

Started in 2003, Movember is an annual, month-long celebration of the mustache, highlighting men’s health issues – specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and male depression. During the month of November, men grow a mustache and raise funds for charities like the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LIVESTRONG).
Now, it just so happens that I got a wild hair and shaved my beard off in September. I don't want to be one of those guys that gets pulled onto the Oprah show for a makeover, and gets his beard shaved on for the first time in 20 years. I don't want to become that attached to it. Unfortunately, I was already planning to grow a March-stach so I have no desire to sport a mustache in November as well. Also, Heather really wants me bearded for holiday photos. So, instead of doing a true Movember, I'm doing a No-Shave-vember. That's right, I'm not shaving my ugly mug at all this month. I'm thinking that this will include trimming as well, but it depends on how much like Ted Kaczynski I end up looking.

So, without further fanfare, I present to you No-Shave-vember Day One:

PS - I'm sure Heather appreciates all the sympathy she gets for marrying a guy who feels the need to fill months with such juvenile activities.

Also, I'm still working on the whole Bacon Stupidity Month angle. I'm running now, I should be able to indulge.

And yes, I'm aware that I'm a grown man. I just don't feel the need to act like it.

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