Saturday, October 22, 2016

The First Cut Is The Deepest


I had a little accident Friday morning while getting ready to face the world.

My beard was in serious need of a trim. We were meeting old friends Steve and Hector for dinner in Málaga and I had to look my best.

So, after breakfast and before my shower, I pulled out my trusty beard trimmer, set the blade height, and took a first broad upward swipe just right of center — from chin to the corner of my mustache.

Important Reminder: 
Always double-check the trimmer settings before using your beard trimmer.

Instead of neatening the uneven growth, I created a trail of bald. Oops!

Not one to cry over spilt milk (usually), I figured I could just leave the soul patch and mustache. But after trying that, I decided it wasn't a good look for me. Nor, I decided, was a lonely mustache.

So, I buzzed it all off to stubble.

Unlike the hair on top of my head, the hair on my face still grows back.

P.S.: Selfies always make my nose look enormous! (Or maybe I just never realized it really is enormous.)


33 comments:

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    1. Jim:
      That was the sound the trimmer made as it ground through my beard!

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    1. Judy:
      Ha! (But thanks.) There are so many versions of this song, but I thought of you and chose Sheryl!

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  3. I think you look younger without it! w00t w00t!

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    1. anne marie:
      Thanks! I do, too, but I think my face is less interesting. It's a toss-up!

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  4. This has happened to me when I didn't check the setting on mu beard trimmer. Now I always make a point of checking. By the way, you look good with and without facial hair

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    1. Stephen:
      I always make a point of checking the setting, too. Well... almost always! Thanks for the compliment. I always feel like I look younger without facial hair, but I like the definition it gives my face. So far, I'm letting it grow again.

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  5. Not a bad look for you - and your nose doesn't look large. That's one of my favorite Sheryl Crow songs, by the way.

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    1. Carole:
      I can never make up my mind, but always end up going back to the facial hair. I love Sheryl Crow.

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  6. As Bette Midler has said, You look good!

    I, too, have accidentally shaved off a goatee because I forgot to check blade settings. Oy; I wanted to hide in the house until it grew back!

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    1. Bob:
      I also remember Bette Midler saying, "Except for you honey; you look like shit." When I had hair on my head, I was once trimming it to longish crew cut but forgot to put the guide back on the trimmer. I mowed a bare spot up the back of my head. It was the first time I gave myself a total buzz cut. Fortunately, despite my vanity, I have no problem with bad hair.

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  7. I'm noticing your pearly whites ~ uhm ~ perfect they are!

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    1. Ron:
      Well, thanks! It's weird. When I was younger I never thought my teeth were white enough, nor did I like my smile. These are the same (unedited) teeth.

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  8. You can sure see the resemblance between you and your brother without your facial hair! It grows back, always good to try something new :)

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    1. Cheapchick:
      I'm a cross between both sides of the family. He looks just like my mother's father. And at times, we seem so much alike.

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  9. I got my hair cut here in Mexico last week... at least I can wear a hat until it grows out again ;-) Really, though, Mitchell... you look great!

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    1. Sharon:
      Thanks. One of the benefits of having no hair on my head to work with is that I never have to worry about a bad haircut.

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  10. You look like you either way - and that's a good thing!

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    1. Wilma:
      I THINK that's a good thing. I used to always want to look like someone else.

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  11. Been thinking of doing the same. A more youthful look!?

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    1. Frank:
      Definitely younger, I think. But I also think my face needs some kind of definition. You have a better jawline than I do to go beardless! And, if you don't like it, you can immediately grow it back.

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  12. I hate when that happens. It's a good look! On you...

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Thanks! It's definitely not an uncommon problem.

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    1. Travel:
      Thanks! A 40-something friend told me he wasn't a fan of the look on me. He said that normally I look his age, but now I look younger. I don't believe him, but it was nice to hear.

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  14. That happens from time to time. It does feel natty to start a fresh crop of whiskers.

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    1. Spo:
      I'm still debating whether to go completely clean-shaven (it's currently stubble) or regrow the beard. While I decide, the beard grows!

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  15. You know what they say in Italy about big noses, A man with character and gravitas. Not bad!

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    1. Laurent:
      I had never heard that! Thanks. My father's parents were Russian. I always thought he had a Roman nose and Russian (rushin') fingers.

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