Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Anniversary & Movember

Mo = N. Slang for Mustache
November = 11th month in calender year
Movember. It's an annual month long event that involves growing a moustaches during the month of November. The Movember Foundation Charity is an annual event in November that encourages men to grow a mustache to raise awareness and money for men's health, most notably Testicular Cancer and Prostate Cancer. I heard about this last year right around the time I was interested and started researching about wetshaving.

Ahhh. Wetshaving. Funny. ...thinking about shaving use to be a chore and something I dreaded. Now, it's part of my morning routine that I continue to look forward to every morning. This month marks my 1 year anniversary since making "the switch". Overall, my shaving experience has been drastically changed. I went from complaining about razor burn and ingrown hairs nearly every day, to having only a few ingrown hairs over the last year. And, I honestly can't remember the last time I had razor rash. It's crazy to think that I used to grumble and complain about cartridge prices while I tossed a new $25 pack of replacement blades into my cart at Wal-Mart. While I'll admit, getting a new replacement DE blade for under 17 cents is an amazing way to save money, my AD (Acquisition Disorder) has caused me to spend much more on shaving supplies that I enjoy using. I guess that's the equivalent to a women buying clothes I guess. lol Anyways, I'm glad I made the switch. Little did I know that on that fateful day, when I googled how to get rid of shaving irritation, I would run across some quirky dude shaving on YouTube named Mantic59. My life, would never be the same. I remember I stayed up till nearly 3:00 in the morning that night. Watching his videos and learning so much. It was then that my life changed forever... or at least my shaving habits. And my mug is better for it! Thanks Mantic!

Back to Movember. I bring it up because I've decided to participate this year. I started clean shaven on November 1st and am growing my first "Mo". SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed) isn't too happy with it, and I've been given grief about it from others since starting my Mo. It's even been called rather hateful names. i.e.-Molestache, Skankstache, etc... I don't care. It's for a good cause. While I don't have that many people who I think will participate by donating/giving money for men's health, I am bringing attention to myself and it's a great conversation starter to bring people aware of Men's health. I'm kind of dedicating it to my Grandpa, who is now in his 80's, and has been battling prostate cancer for around 10 years now. He's a great inspiration to me.
My Mo...
Happy Shaving!

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