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Old 03-14-11, 08:42 AM   #1
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Beard week 2

I've been on a shaving strike for just over a week. Wife is angry, face is itchy, but I can sleep five minutes more.
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Old 03-14-11, 08:51 AM   #2
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You have to post a photo so we can see for ourselves.

Or you can resurrect one of the beard threads.
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Old 03-14-11, 09:15 AM   #3
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I just shaved mine off for spring.
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Old 03-14-11, 11:38 AM   #4
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Appling a dab of hand lotion will soften the whiskers and help the itch.
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Old 03-14-11, 11:45 AM   #5
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Appling a dab of hand lotion will soften the whiskers and help the itch.
A big sloppy plate of BBQ ribs couldn't hurt either.
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Old 03-14-11, 02:50 PM   #6
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Here's something funny I noticed. Years ago I was dating a lovely young girl and we were supposed to be going out. So I was waiting in her room trying to get her to fool around before our date and I noticed this weird device on her counter.
"What's this" I said.
"It's an epilady," she replied.
"What does it do?" Instantly my thoughts had turned to something naughty.
"It's for hair removal."

Then for some reason I turned it on and placed it against my face. After the feeling of having my flesh flayed from my bones had passed, I decided that women are insane if they used such a product.

And even today there's about an inch long patch below my jawline where hair will not grow.
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Old 03-14-11, 03:49 PM   #7
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I can't stand people who go from clean shaven to bearded on a random yet seemingly monthly basis. I mean, like make up your mind already! Either grown a beard and wear it for the rest of your life, or shave. The whole grow/shave thing makes is look like you're too lazy to take care of yourself.

As for the sleep thing, going to bed an hour earlier means you get an HOUR more sleep. This beats the heck out of 5 more minutes after you hit the snooze.
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Old 03-14-11, 04:20 PM   #8
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The whole grow/shave thing makes is look like you're too lazy to take care of yourself.

As for the sleep thing, going to bed an hour earlier means you get an HOUR more sleep. This beats the heck out of 5 more minutes after you hit the snooze.
My wife says the same thing. And I'm something of an insomniac so I can go to bed two hours earlier and it wouldn't help.
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Old 03-14-11, 05:06 PM   #9
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I can't stand people who go from clean shaven to bearded on a random yet seemingly monthly basis. I mean, like make up your mind already! Either grown a beard and wear it for the rest of your life, or shave. The whole grow/shave thing makes is look like you're too lazy to take care of yourself.

As for the sleep thing, going to bed an hour earlier means you get an HOUR more sleep. This beats the heck out of 5 more minutes after you hit the snooze.
There is nothing random about my seasonal beardliness. When the temperature starts to drop, I grow my beard to keep my face warm during winter commuting rides. When it warms back up, I chop it off and keep my moustache.
This summer, I will probably just trim the beard down a bit since it's an unspoken requirement of my CX team's kit.
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Old 03-16-11, 06:31 AM   #10
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Very disappointing! My beard is coming in way grayer than my hair.
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My new girlfriend likes my beard and insists that I keep it. More than the 5 minutes in the morning I save, it's the irritation of shaving I get to avoid. I HATE shaving. I do have to trim the beard though to keep things neat. Architecture clients don't seem to respond well to a grizzly adams look.
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Old 03-16-11, 08:02 AM   #12
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After I retired from the military 10 years ago, I shave when I jolly well please to. I shaved last, the mornign I had my knee replaced in early November. I did thin it down 2 months ago when we met some old friends for dinner. Now, if I could get my daughter to quit calling me Hagrid...
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After I retired from the military 10 years ago, I shave when I jolly well please to. I shaved last, the mornign I had my knee replaced in early November. I did thin it down 2 months ago when we met some old friends for dinner. Now, if I could get my daughter to quit calling me Hagrid...
I stopped shaving when I left military life behind in 1978 and my face hasn't been seen without a beard since. I bought a pair of cheap electric hairclippers with an adjustable depth comb for trimming my beard. Set the depth, run the clippers over my beard and Hagrid don't live here no mo. I do this every couple of weeks to keep things looking neat and trim.

Them clippers were the best $5 I've ever spent.
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Old 03-17-11, 10:29 PM   #14
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The whisker level is directly proportional to the smooching level here.
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Old 03-17-11, 10:37 PM   #15
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I had my wisdom teeth extracted (all 4 impacted and all taken out at once!) and my face swelled up to basketball proportions and it was so tender I couldn't shave. That was 15+ years ago, and I haven't shaved it off since.
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Old 03-18-11, 04:30 PM   #16
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I stopped shaving when I left military life behind in 1978 and my face hasn't been seen without a beard since.
Was the same here until last year when I went clean shaven for the first time for my wife. Remembered why I had stopped doing that and let the goatee grow back in. Shaving sucks.
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Old 03-18-11, 08:15 PM   #17
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I've had mine for about 7 years, keep it neat an trimmed, but it's so nice not to have to shave! I shaved it once about two years ago and my daughter was so disturbed that she asked me to grow it back!
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