October 27, 2011

The Ups and Downs of Facial Hair

While one half of my household is focusing on whether to write a novel for this year’s NaNoWritMo, the other half is considering growing a moustache for Movember, an annual charity event. Guess who’s doing what?

“I think I like the handlebar.”

“It'll be like kissing my dad." 

“What about the Fu Manchu?”

“You’re going to need longer than a month, oh wise one.”

“The chevron is kind of manly.”

“On Tom Selleck.”

The truth is I don’t want him to grow a moustache. I want to be able to slide my cheeks along his face without hitting patches of turf. And while a moustache does work on some people, Tom is a good example, my husband’s got a baby face. Last November he looked like Gabe from Welcome Back Kotter.

After perusing the American Moustache Institute’s website we came up with a compromise, the pencil moustache. I’m hoping he looks like Clark Gable. He’s hoping to look like Zorro. No matter. It’s pretty small. He’ll be proud that he manage to grow something and I’ll be happy that it’s small enough I just might not see it.  


  1. I prefer guys without facial hair but that's just me.

  2. @Michael.....but chest hair's kinda hot. Or is that just me?

  3. I think the most attractive of all has to be ear. Mark that number one for attractiveness I would think, but then it's a toss up between nose and toe hair both in the the running.

    Seriously though, as you'll know, Movember is huge here in Canada, it it weren't for the skinny jean trend that everyone wears stretched down and across over their asses, I'd swear it was the seventies. Some guys look really good with it, some of the women too, others, should simply find another way to contribute.

    Or is that just me?

  4. @SP Mount...Sounds like you've dated a Yeti.

  5. I prefer my husband with a moustache; it just suits him. But I feel for you - your comparison of your husband to Gabe Kotter made me laugh out loud! :D

  6. @ Susan....my dad has a moustache and I think it suits him. Four days into November and my husband's feels like velcro.

  7. We should donate money men who can stay the most clean shaven during the month of November. They can raise money for charity and keep their wives happy.

  8. @Super Happy Jen....I'll donate to that!