30 November 2008
Last day today!
Last day today!
I'll be sad to see it go on Monday.
Maybe I'll keep it for Decembeard!
Last shave of Movember.
I think it might need another trim...
Only five days of the mo' left now...
I really am running out of things to say.
This time next week, it'll be gone...
We're on the home straight now...
Been lazy with the shaving this week.
We've now raised over £1000!
Full of a cold. Didn't get much sleep.
But... The Mo' Must Go On!
Another smile, requested by my niece.
Here’s some more Movember-inspired photoshop fun courtesy of Chris Ayton. Chris is going to be my best man at our wedding next year. I hope he takes a little more time, care and attention organising my stag do and writing his speech than he did on these pieces of art...
What I would look like if it wasn’t for the accursed ginger gene
Can you do any better? Grab one of my Movember photos from Flickr and do your worst!
It's tickling my lips when I talk now.
It's getting in the way when I eat now.
I had to shampoo it this morning!
Nearly forgot to take a picture today.
Time for another shave tomorrow...
Our boiler's stopped working today.
But I've got my mo' to keep me warm.
The Team has now raised over £700!
I’m interrupting the broadcast of my daily Movember progress photos to bring you this picture, created by Google Blogoscoped’s Philipp Lenssen:
Heh. I thought it was pretty damn funny before I even realised it was based on this, which was the title card used for an American TV show featuring Hulk Hogan:
And just last night, Dave spent probably no more than ten minutes creating this in Photoshop:
Cheers Philipp and Dave!
Does anyone else wants to create a Movember-inspired picture of me and my mo’?
Apparently, with this mo' I look like:
Any more suggestions?
Someone told me to smile. So I did.
Any more requests?
Had another shave today. Check it out!
I'm running out of things to write now...
Looking a bit more ginger today...
Team SDL has now raised over £500.
Thanks for all the donations so far!
If you look closely, you might see it...
The mo' is slowly starting to show...
Not ready for a shave just yet though.
Managed to squeeze out more stubble.
Might have another shave tomorrow.
Looking a bit tired this morning.
The stubble is starting to show though.
No, it's not the same photo as yesterday. Yes, I'm wearing the same t-shirt. No point shaving at all today really. This is like watching grass grow...
Nice clean shave. Ready for the mo' to grow!
I hate shaving but I’ve got a clean shaven face today because during Movember (the month formerly known as November) I will be growing and grooming a moustache – also known as a mo’ or a ‘tache – to raise money and awareness about male health issues. I’ve also somehow managed to convince around twelve other men from work to do the same thing.
I’ll be trying to post a photo to my blog every day so that you can keep track of my progress. Ironically, I’m actually going to try and shave more often than my usual once-per-week so that my ‘tache is more prominent but we’ll have to see how much that rips my face and neck to shreds.
Donate to Team SDL – Your donation will be divided equally between everyone in my team
Email me – If you want to make an offline donation, I’ll let you know how you can do that
All donations are made directly to the The Prostate Cancer Charity who are using the funds to create awareness, fund research, increase support resources and networks for those men who suffer from prostate cancer.
Sadly, a lot of men at work apparently aren’t allowed to help raise awareness of male health issues because their wives and girlfriends are so selfish that they refuse to be kissed by a man with a moustache for just one month, even though it would help raise money and increase awareness of prostate and testicular cancer. Pathetic. I wonder if those same wives and girlfriends would still kiss their men if they had testicular cancer.
Others are too worried about what they’ll look like or how they might get a bit embarrassed walking around with a bit of facial hair. I wonder if these men would get embarrassed when the doctor has to shove his finger up their arse because they need their prostate gland examining in case they’ve got prostate cancer.
If you want to know more about Movember, try the following links:
Otherwise, watch this space for photos of my mo’ – and please donate some money!
I can believe it’s been almost two months since my last post to this blog. And yet you’re still reading it. I guess I should’ve really posted this last night so that I didn’t have yet another month on my blog without any posts. Oh well.
Anyway, here’s what was keeping me so busy in October that I couldn’t find the time to post. And I’m actually going to try and keep it short for once:
The Mighty Boosh – Monday 6th October 2008
Saw these live at Sheffield City Hall. We had excellent front row seats thanks to Chris going to buy tickets early on the morning they were released. I didn’t watch series one or two of their TV series show when it was on BBC Three. I remember watching about five minutes, thinking it was a bit mental, and then turning over to watch something else. After seeing them do a bit of live stuff on TV another time, Suzy bought me the DVD box set of series one and two and from then on I was hooked. Series three was really good, so I was looking forward to finally seeing them live. Although this was obviously an expensive production, it still had that raw home-made-fancy-dress-costume feel to it like the Mighty Boosh TV series had. I enjoyed it.
Michael McIntyre – Wednesday 8th October 2008
Saw him live at Sheffield Lyceum. We had cheap seats up on the balcony thanks to Chris not going to buy tickets early on the morning they were released. I’ve always thought he was funny on BBC Two’s Mock the Week but wasn’t sure what he’d be like doing stand-up. I was pleasantly surprised that he was actually really funny and did a lot of those jokes where he’d keep coming back to them later. I enjoyed it.
Vampire Weekend – Wednesday 22nd October 2008
Saw these live at Carling Academy Sheffield. We were standing for this gig thanks to nobody called Chris going to buy the tickets. Despite having not heard all the album, I thought they were really good. I’ve downloaded it now and actually think they might have been better live than recorded. Nevertheless... I enjoyed it.
Apart from all that, Suzy and I have also been to a few wedding fairs, we’ve been busy decorating our new house, we went to try out the fixed price lunch menu at Loch Fyne (really good food for just £11 per person) and I’ve been reviewing yet another book for O’Reilly.
So there you have it. A very busy but enjoyable October.