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!
Being Cup Day, I took the time to do the blade shaver thing this morning to do it properly… it does give a closer shave, though I’m not convinced it looks any different from a distance of more than a few inches, and because I’m not used to it, I invariably end up with a bunch of little cuts. Oh, and I’ve got a pimple on my upper lip. Maybe the hair will cover it.
Tomorrow things start to change… I’ll be interested to see how the moustache develops.