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Can you take me serious?

So tomorrow I will have been growing my mustache for one full month. Let me start by saying that it is awkward. It is getting long but has a mind it’s own. It sticks straight out instead of laying down, and I’ll admit, looks kinda goofy. I have been told by many that it is awesome and to keep it, but there is an equal number of people on the other side of the fence that poke fun and say things like, “It’s hard to take you serious with that stache.”.

So I had come to a crossroads. Give up on what I’ve started or stand fast and finish the adventure. I was lathered up to remove it when a fellow pipe smoker persuaded me other wise.




Humble Mustache Growth

It’s prickly and slightly annoying. Starting to catch food and drink. I will give it a couple more weeks.


Establishing my manhood

So I’ve wanted to grow an epic beard like this for a long time but for a number of reasons could not.

(Ryan, thebaccybutcher from YouTube. Find more from him at

I’ll be honest, at first I just plain couldn’t grow one. It would just come in all white trash and patchy and I would shave it off after a week or two. Then I accepted a management position with a big brown company that had a very old school clean cut approach to facial hair.

Now I work for a chemical company and any facial hair that comes in the way of a respirator is not allowed. This leaves me with side burns, which I’ve rocked since High School, and the possibility of a mustache.

So at my wife’s disgust, I’ve decided to embark on the journey to an epic mustache. I have no idea what it will look like, or how long it will take. The only sure thing is that most will not like it, but that’s ok, it’s my face. You see this is the best part of a mustache. No matter your looks, level of success etc. people will always find something to pick at and judge. I’m simply going to grow one because I can. If I cut it off it because of one of two reasons. My wife completely hates it, or I do. I’m a man, and men can have mustaches.

I leave you with a picture of my mustache’s humble beginning.


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