Bye bye Movember

I’ve got through Movember.

I shaved the mo’ off. Ultimately, it was always going to go after the month was up.

The moustache, about to be vanquished

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’!
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!

It’s not too late if you wish to throw a few dollars in: Daniel’s Movember page

Clean-shaven again

Four days of Movember to go (and a bit of Monty Python)

Four days to go, and here’s this morning’s picture (in the rain).

Movember day 26 (in the rain)

The whole moustache business reminds me of this Monty Python sketch… skip to 30 seconds in for the relevant line.

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!

Donate to my Movember here

Movember: any Modern Warfare/Call Of Duty fans want a limited edition USB drive?

Are these Modern Warfare: Call of Duty 3 “Captain Price” USB drives, sent out as part of Movember, really “limited edition”, or are there eleventy-billion of them out there?

"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" USB drive for Movember

Although I’d normally subscribe to the view that one can always use another USB drive, I’m wondering… would any of you MWCOD fans pledge a donation to Movember to buy it?

It’s still wrapped in plastic, and with a little box it came in. I’ll cover the postage to anywhere in Australia. Click here to see it bigger.

Anybody interested? What am I bid? (Leave an email address if you want it.)

Movember day 11 update, and a hard-to-get photo

If you won’t donate for me growing a moustache, how about for getting this picture? Train, tram and bus in one pic.

Bus, tram, train

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’

Movember day 11

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.

Donate here (This is also where I post the daily pic.)