Sunday, November 11, 2012


Movember is the one month event when men show their support for prostate and testicular cancer awareness by growing a mustache.  A great cause for sure, but personally, I think it's an excuse to look like a hipster.

Nonetheless, I gave it a shot and participated, at least for a few days.  I knew my wife would not be on board with my parting with the razor.  She has sensitive skin, so if I want to kiss her, I’d better take care of business.  But here posed a great excuse not to shave, a loophole if you will, so I jumped on it. 
In my thirties, I'm thankful for the fact that I am not a hairy man.  I didn’t start shaving regularly until my twenties, and even today, my ‘stache came in pretty light.  But with a pregnant wife at home, I have a lot of free time on my hands.  So I present, my movember surprise.

Some people can this pull this look off.  Ron Swanson, Ron Burgundy and Ron Jeremy to name a few.  Wait a minute, maybe you have to be named Ron?  No, My dad has rocked a mustache for as long as I can remember, in fact he looks strange without it. For others, myself included, not so much.

I did manage to raise awareness, at least in my household. My wife is aware that I look like a—how did she put it—oh yes, a sketchy child molester who “skeeved” her out.  So much for my support.  I tried Movember, I really did. Unfortunately, I will have to find another way to champion your cause, preferably a way that doesn't involve me looking like a hipster sleazeball. But it wasn't all in vain, I did get a kiss for my troubles…after I shaved of course.


  1. Pete, Kevin tried to grow a mustache awhile back and the same thing as you that he truly doesn't grow facial here very well and he, too looked like a child molester, lol!! That said you did it for a great cause and my hat is off to you!!

  2. Thanks Janine, good to know I'm not alone!

  3. I'd say a young Freddie Mercury...there now, that's another 'stached non-Ron!

  4. My husband looks skeevy when he does it too. I think it is just the style of the stache.

  5. Maybe it's just nature's way of telling us to shave Julie, thanks!

  6. Hahaha! I loved this post, Pete! My husband grew a full beard just after we started dating, and I remember telling him that he looked like a homeless person. :) It's good not to be a hairy man. :) Happy Movember! You raised my awareness, too.