Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Growing Season

It's time, ladies and gentlemen. The Great Beard Experiment of 2009-2010 has begun. The question is, what is this experiment setting out to prove?

Is it a test of my endurance? How long can I go without shaving? How much self-doubt can I consume as I stare into my furry face each day, asking if I am simply making a spectacular mockery of myself? How much time can I contemplate exactly what haircut should be matched with my ferocious facial attachment?

Or is it a test of Monkey's endurance? How many prickly kisses can she take? How many times can I press my damp chin whiskers to her cheek before she screams, "Enough!"?

Or is it less of an experiment, and more of an exhibition?

These, and countless other questions, can only be answered through more investigation, contemplation, and hirsute existentialism. Let the growing begin!


Unknown said...

ah, the mysterious draw for growing a beard... can't relate... one bit of unsolicited advice. trim the smoochey areas. I'm just sayin'

boring election said...

At this point, I think it would be fair to call it a tradition.

Grow, T, grow! (Sorry Monkey.)

AMVB said...

I want to hear more about how you pair the hairstyle with the beard as the season progresses. And let's see some pics! Because without those, it's really just a tease for those of us playing along at home. :)


monkey said...

I think the advice of Laura is quite wise. Trimming of the "smoochey areas" would make all of this beard growing far better for me. I'm just sayin'.

ATR said...

While it may border on tradition, I prefer to acknowledge the "on the edge" aspect by refering to it as an experiment--one that could end in DISASTER at ANY MOMENT. Kind of like Evil Kneivel jumping Snake River Canyon. Is that exciting, or what?

Not to mention the experimental "smoochey test area" that this season's growing seems to have stirred up a focus on!

(I'm just sayin'.)