No Shave November...

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Re: No Shave November...

Post by JimVH » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:54 pm

JMG wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:32 pm
JimVH wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:13 pm
My face has not been clean shaven since 1982.
Coinsendently, the year I was born. DUH! DUH! DUH!
You know, I really don't need help remembering I'm old.

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Re: No Shave November...

Post by hugodrax » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:59 pm

It's not a question of liking or disliking the beard in a mid-Atlantic city. I support Movember in theory, I suppose, and whether a man does or does not wear a beard has been a matter of personal choice ever since Peter the Great died.

Every tight Jean-wearing, 400 dollar limited edition RedWing boot-owning, flannel shirted, be-scarved nancy boy eating his artisanal steak made from Phyllis the Happy Cow sashaying down Walnut Street looking for a cilantro-containing cocktail has a beard right now.

Man was made in the image of God and God, as we all know, wears a fine beard. It bespeaks the combined kingly and priestly duties of a sacramentally-minded husband and father. But, for this urban dweller, the best way of serving Him and not being mistaken for Bob's Bane is by waking up and shaving every morning. Body temperature water. Fancy shaving cream your daughter got you. Pinaud's Lilac Vegetal splashed on the cheeks.

You live in the countryside? Beard of the prophets, bro. Go nuts. I envy you more than you know.
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Re: No Shave November...

Post by hugodrax » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:03 pm

JimVH wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:54 pm
JMG wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:32 pm
JimVH wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:13 pm
My face has not been clean shaven since 1982.
Coinsendently, the year I was born. DUH! DUH! DUH!
You know, I really don't need help remembering I'm old.
I'm the only one that still thinks he's a kid and hurts himself doing things I used to be able to do, huh?

JMG--I often need reminded I'm old, lol.
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Re: No Shave November...

Post by UncleBob » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:05 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:59 pm
It's not a question of liking or disliking the beard in a mid-Atlantic city. I support Movember in theory, I suppose, and whether a man does or does not wear a beard has been a matter of personal choice ever since Peter the Great died.

Every tight Jean-wearing, 400 dollar limited edition RedWing boot-owning, flannel shirted, be-scarved nancy boy eating his artisanal steak made from Phyllis the Happy Cow sashaying down Walnut Street looking for a cilantro-containing cocktail has a beard right now.

Man was made in the image of God and God, as we all know, wears a fine beard. It bespeaks the combined kingly and priestly duties of a sacramentally-minded husband and father. But, for this urban dweller, the best way of serving Him and not being mistaken for Bob's Bane is by waking up and shaving every morning. Body temperature water. Fancy shaving cream your daughter got you. Pinaud's Lilac Vegetal splashed on the cheeks.

You live in the countryside? Beard of the prophets, bro. Go nuts. I envy you more than you know.
I just now realized that you have inherited the mantle of A_Morley.
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Re: No Shave November...

Post by hugodrax » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:30 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:05 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:59 pm
It's not a question of liking or disliking the beard in a mid-Atlantic city. I support Movember in theory, I suppose, and whether a man does or does not wear a beard has been a matter of personal choice ever since Peter the Great died.

Every tight Jean-wearing, 400 dollar limited edition RedWing boot-owning, flannel shirted, be-scarved nancy boy eating his artisanal steak made from Phyllis the Happy Cow sashaying down Walnut Street looking for a cilantro-containing cocktail has a beard right now.

Man was made in the image of God and God, as we all know, wears a fine beard. It bespeaks the combined kingly and priestly duties of a sacramentally-minded husband and father. But, for this urban dweller, the best way of serving Him and not being mistaken for Bob's Bane is by waking up and shaving every morning. Body temperature water. Fancy shaving cream your daughter got you. Pinaud's Lilac Vegetal splashed on the cheeks.

You live in the countryside? Beard of the prophets, bro. Go nuts. I envy you more than you know.
I just now realized that you have inherited the mantle of A_Morley.
No, I have not. Where I am joking and always taken seriously, Morley was deadly serious and always taken facetiously.

Dont do that to me. Please.

But if somebody doesnt notice soon that educated rednecks can proceed with caution but cannot precede themselves cautiously, there might be some sheer abject rage.
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Re: No Shave November...

Post by UncleBob » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:44 pm

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Re: No Shave November...

Post by hugodrax » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:31 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:44 pm
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Re: No Shave November...

Post by Winton » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:54 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:03 pm
JimVH wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:54 pm
JMG wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:32 pm
JimVH wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:13 pm
My face has not been clean shaven since 1982.
Coinsendently, the year I was born. DUH! DUH! DUH!
You know, I really don't need help remembering I'm old.
I'm the only one that still thinks he's a kid and hurts himself doing things I used to be able to do, huh?

JMG--I often need reminded I'm old, lol.
In 1982 I was looking forward to my senior year of high school. I was not beard ready then. During one of my summer breaks in college, I grew a beard. But my school had a rule that a guy had to be 21 to wear a beard. I wore the beard for as long as I could get away with it. Then I shaved the right half off and then went to dinner in the cafeteria. It is amazing how long you can talk to someone, like normal, before they notice that you only have half a beard. I took the left half off afterwards.

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Re: No Shave November...

Post by Sir Moose » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:05 pm

Winton wrote:
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:03 pm
JimVH wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:54 pm
JMG wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:32 pm
JimVH wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:13 pm
My face has not been clean shaven since 1982.
Coinsendently, the year I was born. DUH! DUH! DUH!
You know, I really don't need help remembering I'm old.
I'm the only one that still thinks he's a kid and hurts himself doing things I used to be able to do, huh?

JMG--I often need reminded I'm old, lol.
In 1982 I was looking forward to my senior year of high school. I was not beard ready then. During one of my summer breaks in college, I grew a beard. But my school had a rule that a guy had to be 21 to wear a beard. I wore the beard for as long as I could get away with it. Then I shaved the right half off and then went to dinner in the cafeteria. It is amazing how long you can talk to someone, like normal, before they notice that you only have half a beard. I took the left half off afterwards.
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Post by Thoth » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:51 pm

SlowToke wrote:
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I envy you guys. My job requires neatly trimmed facial hair. Otherwise, I'd love to grow a Grizzly Adams.
Same here but I answer to a higher authority in terms of beard length, my wife. (and apparently now my two year old daughter. she wants me to grow out my beard so she can pet it)

I generally won't shave from November until Easter, though keeping it somewhat trimmed due to the wife's "request".
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Re: No Shave November...

Post by Gabriel » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:06 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:44 pm
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Re: No Shave November...

Post by Joshoowah » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:29 pm

I'm blessed to have a wife that loves a burly beard and job that does not force me to trim it, though I do from time to time. I typically trim it down close to the skin once a year, which has already taken place, and then just trim the sides (they grow more quickly for me). One of my students asked if I was going to participate in Movember though. I kindly replied: I haven't shaved since 4 Novembers ago, so I guess I'm already in it.
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Re: No Shave November...

Post by UncleBob » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:20 am

Normally, I just let it grow. Occasionally, over the years, I have noticed Mrs. UB looking closely at it. Now that I think about it, usually a few days after that I feel a sharp pain in the neck and wake up shorn.

I'm sure there is no direct correlation.
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Post by Bloodhound » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:03 am

I have recently (September this year) decided to let the beard grow. My wife likes it and I keep it trimmed to where it will just hold a comb. I haven't had a beard in several years. I used to wear a beard full time, but shaved when I went into the academy and kept ti shaved while working the road. Then off and on for the last 15+ years
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Re: No Shave November...

Post by Goose55 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:07 am

I hate to shave now. I now just "mow" and trim my short cropped beard every week or 2 with electric clippers.
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Re: No Shave November...

Post by Fainn » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:40 pm

Trimmed my beard a few days ago 1. In the hopes it would make me look younger and 2. because I kept getting it in my mouth.
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Re: No Shave November...

Post by GaryInVA » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:15 pm

I promise during the month of Nov to not shave off my beard.
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Re: No Shave November...

Post by Gabriel » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:23 pm

GaryInVA wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:15 pm
I promise during the month of Nov to not shave off my beard.
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Re: No Shave November...

Post by Joshoowah » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:43 am

Fainn wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:40 pm
Trimmed my beard a few days ago 1. In the hopes it would make me look younger and 2. because I kept getting it in my mouth.
You could always just trim your moustache ;). It's what I do.
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Re: No Shave November...

Post by rgcurrey » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:55 am

My youngest (now 11) does not remember me without one and objects to the thought of shaving mine off. That said I wouldn't shave it as I have grown rather fond of it over the years but occasionally I do trim it down to a couple of inches long when I start looking all wild mountain man like.
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