This is a day late, but holy geez it’s been 9 months since I’ve posted anything at all on here.
Yesterday began MACHO BEARD GROWING MONTH (MaBeGroMo)!!!!!
I was recently asked by a friend/co-worker’s wife if I wanted a girlfriend. When I asked her why she asked that, she replied with something to the effect of “No girl will want to date you until you shave.” And to that I say, “Then there are no girls worth dating!” Besides, it’s only for 5 or so months. Not even HALF of a year! And it’s only in the coldest of months. So it actually makes sense.
Not that I NEED a reason to grow a beard. It’s my God-given right to grow one, and I will embrace it every year.
I received one of the greatest compliments ever on Thanksgiving when my cousin’s daughter told me that my beard made me look like Abraham Lincoln! A person of my height may aspire to be tall like Abraham Lincoln, but no, having a beard like him is a much higher honor.
For all of the men out there teetering on the edge of whether or not to shave that beard, I beseech you: put down the sharpened blade! Set free that follicular foxtrot and let it grow! Don’t let Old Man Winter chap your cheeks. Add the extra layer of protection to your face with a beard to beat all beards!
And to all the ladies out there that are beard-haters: Are you sure you’re not just jealous?
Let the beard growing continue!
I ruined my Windows partition, then proceeded to wipe out all of the partitions that Dell adds to their computers. Added a new clean partition for Windows, one for Linux, and one extra NTFS partition to use between the two.
Got Vista installed (which went surprisingly quick), and got the Dell drivers installed. Proceeded to install Fedora 10, got updates installed and wireless working. Surprisingly the bootloader installed perfectly and no manual configuration with GRUB had to take place. Awesome stuff.
It’ll probably fail.
Not long after accepting my title as “MaBeGroMo Champion”, along with countless other men (and maybe even women) out there in the world, something happened.
I’m not sure what happened exactly, but it was good and bad all at once. I got on this cleaning kick at the house. It started as a “Hey let’s get all the crap lying around and throw it away” type thing, and escalated into a “Hey let’s clean up the kitchen” type thing. From there it turned into a “Hey I think I’m gonna clean my bathroom” thing. In between things I was washing every article of cloth in the entire house that was dirty. And rather than be a guy and just leave it in a huge pile in the floor (or on top of or in the dryer), I was actually folding/hanging/whatever and putting it somewhere. Maybe it was responsibility, who knows?
After it was all said and done, I looked myself in the mirror, pulled out my clippers, and proceeded to trim my beard.
I made sure to get pictures so I could remember “Harry” (that was my beard’s name, appropriate) in all his glory. Ok, I just made up the part about naming my beard “Harry.”
That was by far the longest I had gone without shaving, and even then, I only trimmed it down to whatever length a number 3 clip guard is for Wahl brand clippers. But it’s sad to see something like that disappear so quickly.
I don’t know if I’ll take any “after” pictures or not, but we’ll see. I’ll try and get the “before” pics posted soon though.
Enough whining. It’s time for me to man up and start growing again. I think this time I’m going to tend to it a little better and trim/shave certain areas though, so it doesn’t look like I’ve been living in the mountain for 6 months.
Has anyone seen the new Wolverine: Origins TV trailer?
While I realize that mutants aren’t exactly a real thing, I do have one complaint.
They have shown various clips of Sabretooth running in a cat-like fashion. The only problem is that it looks absolutely terrible.
They can make claws come out of a guys hands that look realistic, but they can’t make a human move like a cat and make it look real. That’s probably because human bodies aren’t designed like a cat’s.
They should have just had Sabretooth move like he did in the first X-Men film.
Oh well. I’ll still watch the movie.
I’m a Mabegromo Champion
Last year I was mistaken for the length of time you had to participate in MaBeGroMo to become a champion and inadvertently shaved my beard off a month or so too early.
Well not this year! The clutches of razor evil were not able to gain access to my facial pillow.
I have succeeded in becoming a MaBeGroMo Champion!
I’m kind of unsure about what to do now that I’ve attained the status I was shooting for. On one hand, I’d like to see what I look like with a trimmed/shaved face. On the other, I’ve been living with my friend since OCTOBER! I’m going to let people vote on what I should do, and then I’ll make a decision from there.