Traveling to the Michigan Upper Peninsula is a vacation I look forward to every summer. But given that I’d just quit all three of my jobs this year, I wasn’t really taking a vacation from anything. Maybe from over-priced beers at endless summer libertarian happy hours, but that doesn’t really count.
So what to take a break from? How about shaving? Surrounded by water, woods, and retirees, it was as good a time as any to go without. Master beard blogger Jon Dyers, founder of Macho Beard Growing Month (MaBeGroMo) and documented achiever of 25 different facial hair styles, makes the case. As Jon says, “A beard is one thing, that even though it might look crappy, is appreciably manly. It’s inexplicable, and may be macho bullshit, but growing a beard makes you want to hammer things and wear flannel. You may not have any more reason than that beard to feel like a man, but it will make you feel like a man. And you deserve that for 30 days, Nancy.”
Every man ought to grow out his beard once in his life. And some men ought to do it only once.
And because Dan R. asked for it:
Fear not, it’s all gone now. But what am I going to do with all this flannel?