||[Feb. 12th, 2003|02:42 am]
|||||Barenaked Ladies - Too Little, Too Late||]|
I shaved my mustache and beard for AOKP's Rush event last weekend. Not just trimmed it, but completely shaved it all off. The person I dressed up as (Speedball, the comic book character) doesn't have a beard or mustache, so away they went...As usual, the reactions varied greatly from "Wow. You look so much better clean shaven." to "Wow. You look like a girl." (Hmmm...I wonder how varied those responses actually are...) Joel reminded me that I look like a specific girl that he, myself and self have all been attracted to at one time or another (although it's a girl that neither Joel nor I have seen in years, so that resemblance hopefully has faded...) Anyways, the facial hair is coming back as quickly as possible.
Brief semi-tangent. I have four different levels of beard, depending on how recently I've shaved, and whether or not I'm keeping it off of the neck. Each of them is named for a fictional character of some sort, except for the final stage...
1. Mustache and goatee (aka Van Dyke): This is the Mirror Universe Spock. It's fairly rare I keep this for any length of time, but it does happen occasionally.
2. Full beard, but kept trim: I refer to this as the General Zod. This is my favorite look on myself, but I rarely have the desire to spend the necessary time each day to keep it that trim, as well as completely off of the neck. Which is why I very often graduate to the...
3. Full beard, not quite so trim: Better known as the Jesus look. This probably isn't what Jesus actually looked like in real life, which is why I tend to think of this European portrayal of Jesus as another fictional character...But, it's stuck in enough people's minds that random strangers will comment on my resemblance to him.
4. Full beard, completely let go: I call this one the "Wildman" or the "Bushman" look. It's pretty much agreed by everyone that this is not my most attractive look. So, why do I end up with it so often? Well, part of the reason is that I hate shaving. But, a bigger part of the reason is that, while it's definitely not my favorite look, the full beard is a very good feeling, especially when I keep the mustache trimmed down so it's not over my lips, but leave the beard to completely go. I really like the sensation of stroking a thick, soft beard (man, is that leaving me open for comments...Oh well.)
Well, probably none of you really care all that much about my facial hair, so I'll shut up and go to bed now...