11.21.2006

The Great De-Bearding of 2006

It's funny how the city can change you. I mean, when you are in the woods, a beard seems like a perfectly natural response to the bitter cold. However, when you are in the city for a few days, that inclination starts to change.

And my wife doesn't like it.

So off it came. But not without a little fun in the process. I have never attempted a true full beard before so this was uncharted territory of grooming. Enjoy.

So here we are with the full beard. I personally think it adds about 10 years to my overall age and give the impression that I can wrestle grizzly bears with my bare hands.

From there we go to the Rail Baron look. Actually I just copied the grooming off this guy on a boardgame from the 1970s. This look made me want to drink Milwaukee's Best and watch NASCAR.

Here I am with just the mustache. This look reminds me of my dad and most police officers. It made me feel like I should be chasing robbers or being a math teacher.

And here I am back in my clean shaven glory. Back to looking like I'm 12 years-old. Ugh. At least my wife and daughter will let me kiss them again though.

5 comments:

uncle tim said...

pansy...couldn't even keep it for a month...I'm disappointed, particularly that you didn't keep the mustache as a tribute to Super Troopers.

JDL said...

FARVA!! there is nothing like a good flavor savor!!

joshua.michael said...

Nick- I think that was the funniest post you have ever had!

Hey man, give me a call as soon as you can.

Jeanne said...

Your right Uncle Tim, He sure isn't Grissly Adams.

ryan said...

laughing my butt off at the 'stash man, hilarious!
Observation...Nick already has a 5 o'clock shadow before he was even clean shaven...
Watch out for bears, you look much less intimidating...