Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Beard Update #2

This might be the most highly anticipated SNJ post ever. I have it on good authority that somewhere in the neighborhood of six people might be waiting for this. I’ll deny them no longer.

Below is the visual evidence of the progress I’ve made over the past week and a half. After nearly 17 hours of staring at myself in the mirror, I finally picked up the beard trimmer and shaved off the neck portion of the beard as pictured below.

This might be one of my finest “up the nose” shots in my young photographic career. It also gives you a good idea of just how out of control my bangs have gotten. Yes, at this point, I’m calling them bangs. Also, it seems as though when a picture is taken from that angle, all emotion is sucked from my face. I could have sworn I was smiling, but I guess not.

As you can see in the last photo here, the removal of neck hair has now reduced my stance to a look of more confusion and uneasiness than before. Not sure yet if this is an improvement. Letting go of the beard has been much harder than I ever imagined it could be. The leading reason for getting rid of it right now involves the beard's ability to retain water. It is exceptionally hight. That’s all I’ll say for now.


Radioactive Jam said...

Yes but the chin weasels, man: what. Of. The. Chin weasels?!

cadiz12 said...

have you needed to wear a bib to catch all that extra moisture?

omar said...

Yeah, the beard stance has definitely taken a step backwards as a result of trimming.

Please tell me your shirt has a ninja and says "Silent but Deadly." Because if so, I want one.

Radioactive Jam said...

Wait. Silent but deadly? Isn't that a reference to... uh...

Ninjas. Definitely not that other thing.

cadiz12 said...

wait, what's the "other" reference?
i got H one of those silent-but-deadly t-shirts from bustedtees.com last year. is there some kind of double entendre that i didn't quite get?

Jon said...

Jam: I'll have further updates in the future, just for you.

Cadiz: No bibs were worn during the wearing of this beard. But I probably should have. I'm sure coming to work every morning with a big drool-like stain on my shirt didn't make me look like a high powered executive by any means.

Omar: That's exactly what the shirt says. I believe they are available on various websites. Mine was a gift, so I can't say if it's in stores anywhere. But even if it was, I think you owe it to yourself to make a slightly more custom version, just for yourself. I recommend Zazzle.com or something. Then you can make them available to the OP.NET public, which I'm sure, is clamoring for them.

Jam: Only SBD references on this blog will be about ninjas. It's a law. One I just made up, but a law none the less.

Cadiz: We don't condone flatulence on this blog, so don't worry about the "other" reference.

Nadia said...

What the---? When did Jesus get a trim?

Excellent job on the Lord-like angle, my friend. Is that the light of God illuminating your face, or is it just the beard that's giving you that holy glow?

Yup. I think it's the beard too.

By the way, are your ears lopsided? I only ask because I think mine are, and it's nice not to be alone in this even-eared world.

Also, you say flatulence is not condoned here...is that why the second photo looks like you're, hmmm, I don't know, desperately holding something in?

The things you put yourself through for us, good man. *tears up*

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