10/06/2006

It's Beard Time!...

Now is about the time I usually start to grow my yearly winter beard. I've been doing it for the last 4 or 5 years. I started doing it in order to assimilate to the northern culture. You see, the first part of November is the beginning of firearm deer season. This is a huge deal around these parts. For certain schools, kids even get opening day off. It is common practice for hunters up here to grow their beards out in anticipation. While I am not a hunter, I figured this was one way I could join in their "reindeer games" (no pun intended). It's itchy as hell for the first month, but then I get used to it. I also like how it looks when I'm skiing on a snowy day and little icicles form on it. It makes me feel like an arctic explorer.

The big advantage is how much the ladies love it. Facial hair guarantees hot and cold-running chicks, believe me.

12 comments:

dirty said...

Itchy the first month, eh? That's what my husband says and I have to listen to him whine about it...he says it keeps him warm in the winter but I'm not growing armpit hair for the extra warmth...I don't get beards at all...but how nice that your's comes in mostly blonde!

Anonymous said...

Funny thing...after reading this post and going about my day my husband was trimming his winter beard...he accidently took off too much right in the center of his mustache...

Anonymous said...

I fucking love facial hair, for the record. On men. Not so much on women.

It's starting to get really cold here too. It was like 65 degrees today. I'm thinking about closing the windows.

And I think you only posted this picture for the Atlanta bloggers fan club.

lulu said...

Why do I get the feeling that Megan is taunting us Northerners?

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Big Orange said...

damn, you are sexxxy when you gurn like that.

Yeah, it's getting cold down here too-- it was all the way down into the low 70's the other morning. Had to open the windows and turn off the AC for a few hours ::coff, coff::

I've sported a 'stache and goatee for ages, mostly 'cuz I explode in acne when I shave, but even at 38 I get that shitty Billy Goat's Gruff whispy shit on the sides of my face. Frickin' pah-thetic.

Big Orange said...

DIRTY: I always thought armpit and pubic hair was there as pheremone distributors?? I mean, pits and puds are not normally exposed to biting cold as faces.

dirty said...

big orange... you have a point but I HATE hair...and tan lines

Big Orange said...

I can't stand body hair either, on either sexes. But in Chris' case, I'll make an X-ception... heh, heh, heh...

Chris said...

Dirty- The picture is deceptive. It is actually much darker than the top of my head.
Megan- I have to keep my fans happy. Of course I tried to choose the most flattering picture I could.
Lulu- She is.
Big Orange- I couldn't grow a decent beard until I was in my late twenties. Before that I tried and looked like a real jackass.

vikkitikkitavi said...

It looks nice, Chris, but is it really condusive to finding a girlfriend? I can't stand my boyfriend to have a beard, mostly because I'm pretty found of my epidermis, especially in the whole face ara.

Chris said...

Vikki- No it is NOT condusive, you're right, but since the ladies aren't exactly beating down my door, I figure what the hell. The truth is I'd shave it off in a second if I ever met a woman that didn't like it. It's not really something I'm strongly attached to.