To the children that read this blog (and to their parents), I apologize for just how creepy the above picture is. I joined a group of fraternities brothers in growing gnarly staches way back in 2005 for the annual Little 500 at Indiana University (The World's Greatest College Weekend for those that don't know. Also for those that don't know, the mighty Hoosiers are the #1 team in the nation). While I would love to take full credit for just how glorious that mustache looks, I must admit that due to the prepubescent way that my face grows hair, it was colored in by a girl's mascara. Tom Selleck I am not. Since then, I haven't attempted to grow any lip spinach both because I work in a job where I have to meet face to face with people, and because I knew that I could never grow a respectable stache. Well that changes starting today.
Since 2004, The Movember Foundation (or Mo Bros) have raised funds for and brought about awareness to men's issues such as testicular and prostate cancer through their annual Movember campaign. Movember requires participating men to grow the most handsome and stylish mustache possible by adhering to the following rules:
- Once registered at movember.com each mo bro must begin the 1st of Movember with a clean shaven face.
- For the entire month of November each mo bro must grow and groom a moustache.
- There is to be no joining of the mo to [one's] sideburns. (That’s considered a beard.)
- There is to be no joining of the handlebars to [one's] chin. (That’s considered a goatee.)
- Each mo bro must conduct himself like a true country gentleman.
So today, for my random act of kindness, I am starting grow a mustache for the entire month of November. If you would like to be a part of the Random Acts Movember Team (366 Random Staches), please feel free to do so and join us in all of our mustachioed glory.