Novembeard: Day 14.
So I’m not shaving this month (see, “I’M NOT SHAVING THIS MONTH, JUST BECAUSE“), but I have to admit that I’ve come pretty close to throwing in the towel a couple times. I’d almost forgotten just how itchy growing a beard can be, and that itchiness is especially annoying when I’m stressed out with work or whatever.
I know a few guys who already broke out the razors and shave cream, bringing their Novembeards to an early end. While I can’t blame those guys, I find it nearly impossible to quit something I’ve committed to, so here I am on day 14, bearded(ish) and itchy.
Here’s my Day 14 photo, which I just took about a half-hour ago (click to enlarge):
For the sake of completeness, here is last Friday’s photo, Day 7:
As the beard fills in, the thing that strikes me the most is how quickly the gray is becoming prominent. So I’m constantly itching (which makes me feel slightly homicidal), I look like I’ve aged 10 years in two weeks, Lisa is starting to give me that cross-eyed “really?!” look, and yesterday some guy slipped me a dollar outside the grocery store.
I’M STILL NOT SHAVING UNTIL DECEMBER.