Friday, October 31, 2008

Beard on Vacation - TBGP Return Update

Hey beard lovers, long time no see. I know I've been somewhat neglecting this little side project of mine. Keeping up with the BAFW is hard enough as it is. There just aren't enough hours in the day to keep up sometimes. But, I have some free time now, there's a beard on my face, and I'm about to go on vacation. "The Beard Growth Project" is set to make a triumphant comeback in December. I needs my face sweater for the winter months. Notice how I said it's not coming back for a month. That's due to the fact that I haven't sold the wife on the return of TBGP just yet. But she will relent. Nothing can stop the beard from coming back.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Where's the Beard!

I know. I sort of abandoned this blog for the summer. It's just too frigging hot to rock facial hair when it's damn near 100 degrees in Southern California. But, it might come back during the fall. I'll return to this in time.

My current facial hair configuration is pretty sparse. I shaved completely, and have been shaving on and off, and recently decided to go with a goatee based upon continuous requests from my wife. She's loving that she's getting what she wants . . . for once, when it comes to my facial hair.

I'll be back soon enough. Summer is almost over with. All the beard fans out there will get their fix in a couple of months.

Keep the dream alive.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Month #4 Starts

Month #4 started June 1st, and I have to say that it's definitely longer than I thought "The Beard Growth Project" would survive. I did get a haircut over the weekend, so at least something in the general head-area is shorter, much to my wife's contentment. Although, she keeps pushing for the termination of this scientific experiment. I've never let facial hair grow this long. You can see in the picture (thanks in part to the sparsity of my beard) where my chin ends and where the hair begins. I'm amazed by it. But then again, you can't use my beard as a barometer for hair growth. So, my "achievement" in beard growth might not seem like much to you. Anyway, June might be the last month of this. Enjoy it while it lasts kids.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Friendly Reactions to the TBGP

"The Beard Growth Project" has gotten some input from someone other than my wife lately. Over the long Memorial Day weekend, we visited some friends of ours that I hadn't seen since before the TGBP started. They all said pretty much the same thing.

"You look like you've been stuck in a cave/cage."

Fuck you guys. But, it's cool. Input is appreciated. Even if it's dick-ish. But, other than that, we all had a good time. Saw some friends I hadn't seen since November actually.

In other beard-related news, the wife is once again taken up the torch against the mighty beard. She started asking me to shave it again, once again dropping the "I won't have sex with you until you shave it" ultimatum that I've heard before. She puts up a strong front when it comes to this. But I know she's bluffing. She'll probably read this and get all up in my face about how she's serious this time. But the beard will win her over. It always does. *Wink*

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Beard Survives Anniversary

I'm actually quite surprised that my beard is still around. "The Beard Growth Project" came under fire right around the end of last week. The reason . . . my wife and I's 5 year wedding anniversary. My wife had started hinting at the fact that it would be nice if I took care of the mutton chops and trimmed everything down to a nice goatee. Women. But, on the day of our actual anniversary (May 17th in case you were wondering), I guess we were pretty busy with a bunch of stuff, because she totally forgot. Or, maybe she didn't forget and is brooding about it like most women do. I'll keep you posted. In the meantime . . . the beard continues to grow. Almost 4 months now.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Mother of all Beards

It's almost mid-May, and "The Beard Growth Project" is still alive. It keeps defying my expectations. Even though my wife has a love/hate relationship (more hate than love) with my facial hair, she is still not demanding me to shave it all off. Go figure. Work isn't getting in the way of my beard growth either. They can't very well tell me to shave. There's nothing in the dress code or anything else that I signed when I took on the job that says "no giant, stupid looking, sparsely follicle'd beards allowed".

It is starting to pose a problem with my eating though. The moustache part of my beard keeps ending up in my mouth when I go to eat something. So I'm constantly having to pick my own facial hair out of my mouth. Also, it tends to collect crumbs and condiments rather easily. After today's breakfast, I actually had egg on my face. But hey, this could be a blessing in disguise. Eating might become so troublesome that I might start losing some weight.

One can only hope.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Yahoo's Exclusive Hancock Trailer

"Hancock" is due to hit theaters July 2nd. I'm pretty excited about it. Looks like a fun, superhero romp. Plus, Will Smith seems to be getting better in his choices as of late. I loved (despite the weak CGI) "I Am Legend", and this movie looks like it might be right up my alley. This exclusive Yahoo trailer shows you a little more of the movie than the regular trailers. It includes tossing a kid into the air. Pretty hilarious.

**Originally posted over at BAFW. Thought you beard lovers would like it.

P.S. - I just noticed Will Smith is rocking some stubble in the screen-cap shown. I guess it's not all that non-beard-related after all.