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One mo post

[I know I posted yesterday, but I didn’t really define Movember nor some of my motivations.  I was more eloquent in mail I sent to some family and friends, so I repost it here. Also, a monster shout out to g0ff, Dave, and Lena who donated already!]

After doing a photo a day last year and losing 40lbs earlier this year, I needed something new to attack. At the same time, I wanted to be lazy, so what could I do?

As many of you may know, I’ve never had facial hair in my life. It fits my “something new” category and also hits laziness as I just have to sit still and let it happen. But there was still something missing about this challenge. Then I saw someone on the morning news talking about Movember.

Movember is a project that, through the growth of a mustache, hopes to raise awareness and funds to help better men’s health such as support prostate cancer and testicular cancer initiatives. A list of the programs they fund are at http://us.movember.com/about/funding-overview/ and it includes Prostate Cancer Foundation and the LIVESTRONG Foundation.

So using Movember as a motivator and goal, I will start 1/1 clean shaven and try to grow a mustache through November. There are a number of challenges, besides my lack of ability to grow facial hair quickly: my wife and children’s antipathy, Thanksgiving gatherings, and work’s annual convention.

If you’d like to support my attempt to grow facial hair and track my progress, you can visit my “mo space” at http://mobro.co/ktgeek


Mo-stache, mo problems

So, I have decided that I’m having a midlife crisis. The good news to my wife and family is that this midlife crisis is taking the form of losing weight (which is good for me) and a desire to grow facial hair. Having lost 40 lbs or so, I’ve taken care of the first item.

To satisfy the impulse for the second item, I think I’m going to participate in movember. I can grow hair AND help raise money for men’s health. Because if there’s anything I love more than my family, its my body parts, especially the man bits.

To learn more about movember visit http://us.movember.com/ and to help me raise money visit http://mobro.co/ktgeek