From MSN's analysis of Facial Hair:
"If your guy is a mustache-man, he deserves major props. The 'stache is the only difficult part of a beard, making it hard to eat, kiss, etc. ... For a man to voluntarily take on the hardest part of the game ... it's a sign that he bows to no challenge, least of which being the number of negative stereotypes that so unfairly haunt the mustache."
Well, as most of you might remember, the change last year to a new web host restricts the addition of photos, so you'll have to be sure to go to my e-mails to see my progress. (And if you landed here somehow without being on my e-mail distribution, send me an e-mail (email@example.com) and I'll GLADLY add you.)
This year, because of how the calendar falls we're actually following the exact month of November up to the 'Stache Bash on Friday 12/1 for our growing regimen. Today, 11/1 is Clean Shave Day, and from here we'll spend the month growing our sweet mustaches and funds raised FOR THE KIDS! 20 worthy charities will again be the beneficiaries of our efforts. Can we beat last year's amazing $875,000? Time will tell, but if history serves...
Check back weekly to enjoy(?) my pithy remarks, my funds progress, DONATE and check my e-mail to see my lip worm's progress. THANKS! LET'S GROW THIS THING!!
As usual, a weak growing week, but a GREAT fund raising week. Already over a grand! THANK YOU to those of you who have already stepped up. SO very much appreciated.
If you haven't already, be sure to check my e-mail attachments to see the progress or, frankly, lack thereof. Haven't had much public interactions this week, so no one has recoiled in horror or grabbed their children as I've had in the past. But then again, I've also not received any complements. Maybe at week 3?
Be sure to hit on the logos above to be taken to the organization's home page and from there check out our charities. Everyone of them worthy of your generosity. Let's get them that Million! LET'S GROW THIS THING. IT'S FOR THE KIDS!!!
Progress, slow but sure as always. And I actually had two complements on it this week. That's because of its minimal growth, I'm sure. Wait until they see the full blown final result that's truly scary. And, of course as typical at this point, "I HATE IT! I HATE IT! I HATE IT!" says Barb. I have to admit I pricked myself on my lower lip today. I'm beginning to understand her position! Conditioner coming soon... Check out my e-mail for the photo my progress. (And, again, if you landed here by some chance and aren't on my distibution list, let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org)
We're a third of the way there, a little over $300K toward our incredible $1million goal. LET'S GROW THIS THING!!!
The damn thing itches!! Not sure what the difference is from other years, but I don't remember the lip worm being like this at any point in the process. Maybe because it's a little fuller and thus better looking this year? Riiiight. But I had another grower compliment it this week. And a couple more ladies as well, now that I think of it. But damn it's annoying this year. Makes me constantly remember it's there and why I'm doing it. Say it with me.... IT'S FOR THE KIDS!!! I'm a little over half way to my goal, and the group is just about half way. Need a good final week and a half push. LET'S GROW THIS THING!!!
WEEK 4 AT LAST!!
I gotta say, the worm has grown out pretty well this year, but it's still too prickly for Barb's liking and I hate the look. But I've actually had multiple comments recently from both genders. Compliments on its quality as well as my appearance. In fact, I swear a woman hit on me because of it. Why else would a 40 something stranger engage me in a lengthy conversation? I even had a witness. After the encounter I said, "She was so hitting on me" and he said "Sure, Matt." So that proves it, right? But enough about me, IT'S FOR THE KIDS!! Final couple of days, need a PUSH to get to our goals. Scroll down and donate not for me, not for the 'stache, FOR THE KIDS. As always thanks for your support and LET'S GROW THIS THING!!