So get this: When we began Movember I thought hey, maaaaaybe we can get to $500. Wouldn't that be wild? GO TEAM. Lo and behold midway through the month we crushed $500. I was blown away and I thought okay, our new goal will be $1,000. That would be like, HOLY CROW NO WAY. And on the eve of the very last day we topped our goal. And then some. Final total: $1,140.
It's a weird thing to put yourself out there, even for charity. You're bugging your friends and family, basically being annoying, but it's for a good cause and you want to do a good job. Not just for the cause, because the cause rocks, but because you don't want to look like a moron. I am stunned at the power of the mustache. I do not feel at all like a moron. Thank you. Thank you so much for your help.
But then, shit got real. Philips Norelco, as a token of their commitment to fighting mens’ cancer, agreed to match up to $15,000 in donations to our Dad 2.0 team. BAM. IT'S LIKE THAT. That will put our team at over $30,000 raised for mens' cancer research. That's... wow. We did that, $.53 at a time.
As part of their match Philips Norelco challenged us to a Stachetacular Movember Shave Off. They awesomely sent each of us a beard trimmer and an electric razor so that our mustaches could meet their dramatic December 1st demise... on video. Ready... steady...
In the immortal words of my wife, "YOUR LIP IS FREAKING ME OUT."
I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I miss my mustache.
Before this November I had had my beard for seven straight years so shaving was quite a shock. (Not to mention that my previous razor was more than ten years old. Holy hell, face technology has come a long way in that time. 'Lectronics be fancy.) When I used it in the video that was the first time I had picked it up. It was easy to use, wet or dry, which I like. But the far and away favorite feature in our household: The beard trimmer has an internal vacuum. Jamie almost peed her pants at the thought of no more tiny beard hairs all over the sink. (Yes, this is what pleases her. I am a lucky man.)
For the benefit of men, husbands, and dads everywhere they're offering an exclusive holiday rebate that I get to share with you. Need a razor? You won't be sorry. GET A SENSOTOUCH 3D (with REBATE) HERE!
RIP o' glorious mustache, 11/1/2011 - 12/1/2011
May your power and manliness live on.
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This post was done in partnership with Philips Norelco. I was provided with a beard trimmer and razor for which to better sacrifice (and test out on) my mustache. I was not otherwise compensated and all opinions are my own.