time for a haircut and a shave?

Someone asked me today if I was a Civil War reenactor.

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  1. Milton
    Posted September 19, 2007 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    You and I are kindred spirits. I too live as though it were 1865. At least from the neck up. Go below that and you see a lovely vision of the future. Actually it’s not that uncommon. Many of us Civil War reenactors shave and wax our bodies. It’s a nice way to unwind after battle.

  2. Posted September 19, 2007 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Once, after I hadn’t shaved in several months, I decided I wanted to see what I’d look like with mutton chops. I shaved my chin and upper part of both cheeks. I left the mustache which attached to the sideburns. I thought it was pretty cool, but then I noticed women, children, and just nice people in general were avoiding me. Then creepy guys with old white vans kept nodding to me in some sort of acknowledgment. I liked the beard, but the cost to my personal life was too high. I had to shave it. I tried to find a civil war reenactment I could participate in before I took it off, but to no avail. I really looked like a civil war colonel.

  3. Ol' E Cross
    Posted September 19, 2007 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Civil War? Huh. I always took you more for one of these.

  4. Posted September 19, 2007 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    I recommend shaving off the sides and the middle of the chin and leaving the rest, so the mustache curves downward. It’s the upside-down handlebar look, or the Rainbow Stache. Todd Jones from the Tigers has one. I had one going for about ten minutes when I shaved off my summer beard, but I got creeped out just looking at myself in the mirror. But if you can pull it off, it’s the best.

  5. Posted September 19, 2007 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    I agree. I think the Todd Jones look would look very attractive.

  6. Deadhand Dan
    Posted September 19, 2007 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    I was wondering if you still had your job, or if you were letting that go, too.

  7. Santa Fay
    Posted September 20, 2007 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Will you be getting rid of your other beard (Linette) too?

  8. It's Skinner Again
    Posted September 20, 2007 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    And what did you answer?

  9. mark
    Posted September 20, 2007 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    “You got a problem with that?”

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