I shaved the mo’ off. Ultimately, it was always going to go after the month was up.
By week three I thought I’d got used to it, but in the final week, the itching seemed to get worse. Maybe I was conscious that it was about to come off.
It’s certainly more hassle having a moustache than not. If you’re clean shaven, you just shave everything each morning; with the moustache you have to keep it trimmed so it doesn’t get out of control, but not accidentally trim it back too much so it looks too much like a Hitler moustache.
In the warm weather, it gets sweaty.
When I sneeze, it gets snotty.
And ultimately, I didn’t really like how it looked.
Others may like having facial hair, but it’s not for me.
So I shaved it off
So it came off. And you know what… afterwards, it was still itchy. Argh.
Half a mo’!
As of last night, I’d reached $825. There seemed to be a burst of activity on Tuesday, perhaps following a pleading Tweet. Thank you to all who donated — every amount, big or small, is appreciated!
At this point I’m looking forward to the end of Movember. From a maintenance point of view, it’s easier to just be clean-shaven, and I thought I’d got used to the itching, but it still bugs me from time to time.
Donations have slowed down, so if you’ve been holding off, jump in now! Any amount, big or small, appreciated!
Despite a train theoretically every minute or two between Flinders Street and Southern Cross, three tram routes (excluding the City Circle) and numerous bus routes passing this intersection, it took a surprising amount of time to get a photo of all three modes together.
I was also being fussy. I didn’t want a City Circle tram, I wanted a “real” PT route tram. I didn’t want a coach or a V/Line train, I wanted a route bus and a Metro train. Additionally I was trying to get the front of a bus, not the back. I’d have preferred a train on a closer track, but didn’t have all day to hang about. And one passing beggar bogan had already asked me for a dollar, so I decided this would be good enough.
But maybe I’ll try again another day.
Or maybe you’d prefer to hear about the mo’
Day 11, and in the last day or two, for the first time the moustache is actually making its presence felt to me. For one, I can now see it in my field of vision without a mirror.
The other thing is I can feel it. I assume it’s now at a point where some of the hairs are reaching back and touching the skin, so there’s a slight itching sensation. Nothing too onerous yet, but clearly I’m now getting furry. It might need a trim over the weekend.
It’ll be interesting to see how it develops, but I can foresee that if the itching gets worse and I don’t get past it and accustomed to it, by the time the month is up, I’ll be wanting to shave the mo’ off as soon as possible.