For about 4 months or so, I’ve had a browser tab open with the 100 Happy Days Challenge webpage. Â I wasn’t looking to do a photo a day again, but the concept of reminding yourself about what makes you happy is one that had been on my mind. Â This week the universe/great maker/nature told me its the week to start it.
For those not familiar with the 100 Happy Days Challenge, inÂ brief, the concept is to post a picture once a day of what made you happy that day. Â It doesn’t have to be artistic, it shouldn’t be about showing off, its just what made you happy.
I’ve chosen to use the default hashtag of #100HappyDays and my Instagram account as the platform. Â Partially toÂ give me an excuse to play with Instagram more.)
Yesterday was day 1. Â Follow along for the next 100 days on Instagram! Â When I finish, I’ll do another post talking about the experience.
The Tribune social media folks have been doing photo challenges/call outs where the winner for the week ends up being their banner on Facebook. Â The challenge for March is “green.” I entered the first of my photos that I thought of when thinking about green.
I do not have the Facebooks, but if you do, you can see the image can see the image and like it and stuff. It was also a Photo of the Day back when I was doing that in 2011.
At dinner, my beautiful wife Sarah made the suggestion that she would match my donations if I shave it all off today. Â At the start of this month, Lena had been asking “When do we pay you to shave it off?” Today is apparently the day.
I failed at my goal of growing a mustache for the full month of november, but when I could double the $611 I raised, I had to have some serious consideration. Â After consulting with my mo bro, Chad, taking off the mustache was the right thing to do for the fund raising aspect of men’s health and in the spirit of Movember.
The fact that I looked like a 15 year old miscreant with what little mustache I could grow is just icing on the cake. At the end of this post are three photos detailing the end of the mustache and the early termination of Movember. Â I do not regret any of it, but given how poorly my facial hair comes in, I think I’m unlikely to do it again.
At this point in time, I’ve raised $1,222 for men’s health issues to fight prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Â There is still time, as these are excellent things to raise money for! I like all my man parts and I aim to keep them! Â If you want to donate, please do! Â http://mobro.co/ktgeek
Special and awesome thanks to Ana for donating! 2 more days to go, get your donation in now and be awesome like Ana! Â http://mobro.co/ktgeekÂ With her donation and one from Jason, I’m at $586. Â It would be awesome to break 600. (More awesome would be $1000, but I’m being realistic.)
To celebrate, Ana (and everyone else) gets a “I’m at the orthodontist” picture!
I’m almost at the end of Movember, and its gone about as well as I thought it would. Â At this point, I’ll start accepting donations to shave it off! Â This is one of my final pleas! http://mobro.co/ktgeek
I haven’t posted in a bit, but I haven’t thrown in the towel yet. I’ve been so busy I haven’t been able to say: seriously, I’m being goofy for a good cause, if you can, please donate. It’s only 6 days until the stache goes away. The mustache is temporary, a cure for testicular or prostate cancer can be forever!
I said this last week, and Linky picked it up, my stache looks like the one on that dude from Napoleon Dynamite. Â I’m in the tail half of the month and could really use your help to raise more cash to aid in the fight for men’s health! Â http://mobro.co/ktgeek
Movember continues. Â My mustache is about what I thought it would be. Â But hey, keep me going by donating!Â http://mobro.co/ktgeek
This is pretty pathetic. But hey, I’ll take pity donations! http://mobro.co/ktgeek