Today is the final day of MOvember, which meant that I finally shaved off my mustache. Moments later, the month-long kiss-embargo which had been imposed by The Wife was rescinded, which was nice. Very nice indeed.
Before I shaved off the 'stache, I had the wife snap a couple of pics. And I'm not sure which is tougher, growing a mustache or trying to get a decent photo of the damn thing.
I call this one "Winter Guy."
On a side note, I got both the hat and coat at Old Navy recently. Both were on uber-sale. The hat has a Hamm's Premium Beer patch on the front (which I love) and the coat is the warmest coat I've ever owned (the combination of down-feathers and synthetic fabric work wonders in the frigid Nebraska winter air).
This next picture is titled "If I could grow a mustache as well as I can grow a nose, I'd be Tom Selleck".
I also thought of naming the above picture "Pointing at a $350 Mustache." That's right, my family and friends love me enough (or feel enough pity on me) that they donated $350 toward prostate and testicular cancer research because I grew a lousy mustache. What I lack in mustache-growing ability, I make up with the greatest family and friends on earth.
This next picture is probably my favorite. I call it "Puzzled in Black & White".
Everyone who was kind enough to make a donation this MOvember will be receiving their own copy of this wonderful picture (unless they would prefer one of the others, which I'll gladly send their way) along with a thank you note as my way of saying thanks for donating.
The Wife and I spent the past month trying to think of a way to top last year's end-of-MOvember photo shoot, but we realized that we'd never be able to do so, so the above pictures are what we settled upon. I'm a little disappointed that we were less creative this year, but I'm still very pleased that all of this year's photos of my MO were enhancement-free (i.e. I used no mascara or mustache dye. It's all natural, baby.).
Thanks again to all who donated. And if you've been waiting to see the final results of my mustache growing adventure before you donating, I'm sure the MOvember people would be happy to accept your money. Please GO HERE to make a donation.
Once again, this year I raised $350.00, which exceeded my personal goal by $50.00.
Team MOrthern Colorado raised $492.00 which helped contribute to the $5 million plus that MOvember participants in the US collected. Who knew that something as simple as a mustache could raise so much awareness and money?
Thanks again for your support this past month and the countdown to MOvember 2011 has officially begun.
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