I've decided to stop shaving and show you the results. Don't get me wrong...I'm not growing a beard; I'm just not shaving. There's a difference.
And if I wanted to, I could claim it's some stunt to raise awareness for something. Apparently, women all over the world are posting their bra colors as their Facebook status updates...all in the name of raising awareness about breast cancer. My lack of shaving could do just as much to raise awareness about...oh, I don't know...the plight of Pacific Sea Slugs? Whatever.
I'm just not shaving. And you'll get to keep up with the progress. (Although progress would be the right word if I were growing a beard as opposed to just not shaving.) This will be more of an exercise in benign neglect. You can all watch as my face takes on the trappings of an un-mowed lawn. Maybe a ratty old couch will show up on the porch as time goes by. Possibly even a 1971 Chevelle...on cinderblocks. Who knows what may happen.
In the meantime, check back every day to see how hairy my face becomes.
Disclaimer: This is my stupid idea. I reserve the right to trim, dye, shape, comb, wax, brush, curl and/or straighten my beard as it appears of its own volition. I further reserve the right to discontinue this course of non-action at the time and place of my choosing. Let's all see how long this lasts.
Now, without further ado...stuff growing on Nathan's Face!
Beard! Day 1
Beard! Day 2
Beard! Day 3
Beard! Day 4
Beard! Day 5
(And it only took four days for someone to mention that I need a haircut. Thanks Steve!)
Sorry, I missed a couple of days. The images really aren't that hard to imagine, though...are they.
Beard! Day 8
Please note the amount of white that's sneaking into my beard. This might get interesting.
Beard! Day 10
And now, a brief interruption to consider the immortal words, "Your beard is weird."
Beard! Day 12
Beard! Day 14.
This one doesn't really show the beard to great effect, but I liked it. It's kind of accusatory, doncha think? And it was an experiment with shooting myself blind with my camera phone. WooHoo!
Beard! Day 23.
Tomorrow I'll be clean shaven again!