Well, my Pittsburgh Penguins advanced to the second round of the playoffs, so the playoff beard will be around at least a few more weeks. It’s coming along nicely. Well, it’s growing nicely. It looks horrible, however. I look like an evil version of myself. My wife is not a big fan, to say the least 🙂
Anyhow, I sent an email on this subject to a few of my friends yesterday asking about the status of their beards. Their responses cracked me up, so I thought I’d share. Names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Me: Hey guys,
How are the beards going? Mineʼs going strong,although I look right now like someone who shouldnʼt be allowed near small children. Hopefully it gets better!
I am looking like a skid row bum. Without my work uniform on, I would garner zero respect and much shame. And, based on the “10 rules” and the no trimming unless after a loss clause, my neck is as itchy as a muther. I do need input on the “no haircuts either” clause- should I cancel my trim on Monday or go ahead and risk dooming the Pens?
That made me laugh. Excellent. I think you can trim if they win tonight. We’ll make that amendment. Also, I will not be abiding by the no haircut rule. That seems totally arbitrary and added on by the author of the list. You can do what you want, though. If you are worried, though, get it now as you say.
George: Hey guys,
My beard is in full swing with it’s fuzzy, itchiness. I don’t remember signing up for the gray whiskers though, I have several of them.
I think the haircut/trim is allowed. We’re focusing on the beard only, right? Although, watch the sideburns when you get the haircut. Keep those intact!
My 4 month old, although he can’t grow a beard, has been supporting the Pens. He wears his Pittsburgh Penguins onesie on game days.
So, maybe we are a little superstitious. Still, it’s these little conversations over email that keep us connected. George, his wife, and baby son came over to our house last night to watch the game. We had a great time. Yay beards!