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Tonsorial Splendor

Well, my roomie is expected back from visiting her family next week.  In her absence, I’ve been ‘holding down the fort’, policing the livestock and being the puppy wrangler.

Most of which has been relaxing and rewarding (at least some of the time!)  🙂

But, I’ve also engaged in a small project which I’d not done in some years:  I started a beard!

I’ve grown (and subsequently shaved) facial hair, in various patterns, since I graduated high school.  I started shaving when I was a sophomore, and grew my first mustache right after graduation.

And shaving has been a pain-in-the-*ss ever since!  (I know, this means I’ve been doing it wrong.)

But, with a quasi-law-enforcement career, much of the time, mustaches were frowned upon, and beards prohibited.  Afterward, they simply became facial adornment until I tired of them, or until I tired of looking at my naked face in the mirror.

My last full beard was in the 90’s, which I shaved off to become Woody Harrelson’s character in Natural Born Killers one Halloween.  I also shaved my head and sported fake tattoos.  (I always went all out @ Halloween).

When I decided to grow back my facial hair, I was shocked and surprised – it was coming back in largely WHITE!  I would NOT be Santa Claus!  So I went back to shaving.  (Once-upon-a-time it was brown!)

Over the past ten years, I had a mustache and goatee, and after J. and I broke up, the goatee went away.  Now that she’s been away for a couple weeks, I thought I’d give it another try and surprise her.  (I know, growing a beard in the Summer is stupid!)

Regardless, here I am, two-weeks-in, no razor or scissor having touched my face.


J. is scheduled to return this coming Monday.  And she doesn’t always read GiA.


About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


5 thoughts on “Tonsorial Splendor

  1. It looks like it’s coming in nicely!

    Posted by oldnfo | June 26, 2014, 1:10 pm
  2. I switched to a Braun electric just because shaving IS a PITA.
    It’s *light years* ahead of the one I tried back in the early 80s that felt like it contained small battery powered rats chewing on you.
    It’s nice to be able to walk around the house if I choose or watch TV while scraping off the barnacles.

    Posted by KM | June 27, 2014, 8:26 am
    • Maybe I should try an electric again. I burned out two in high school, and switched to blue blades, then to twin blades.
      I currently use Schick 3’s.
      I did use a straight razor and got superior shaves – but it just takes too long.

      Posted by guffaw1952 | June 27, 2014, 9:04 am


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