Monday, November 17, 2008


Been having some bad problems with "beardruff" recently, so I've shaved off the goatee to give the skin on my chin a bit of a chance to recuperate.

This is the first time I've gone completely beardless in nearly ten years - and by coincidence I have the same haircut I was sporting back in 1997, just before I stated the goatee, so it's the facial hair equivalent of a Time Machine rewind to my old self (glasses and grey hair aside!).

My recent diet and exercise regimes have had one good effect - there were significantly fewer chins hiding under there than the last time I shaved in 2000. I'd forgotten what a faff it is shaving around my mouth though.

The beard will be back soon enough - one of the reasons for doing it now was so it could be fully restored by Christmas. Apart from the fact that my naked chin freaks Dr.F out a bit, right now my chin is at odds with my logo:-)


Andrew Glazebrook said...

I had a full on monster beard once, I had to get rid of it as things had started to live in there. Now I try and keep on top of the stubble if I can but it takes a lot of time for the skin to get used to a regular shaving routine and it is a pain !!

Seonaidh said...

Mine fell out in 2007.

There's nothing quite so disconcerting as having bald patches on your chin.

When it eventually grew back I was piebald for about 2 months as the follicles recovered.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

way harder to caricature you now. Damn.

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Mark Kardwell said...

Whereas mine has now grown into its full winter glory: beyond its usual "Captain Haddock" into full "Steve Earle in season 5 of THE WIRE" mode.