It’s been over 15 years…

…since the last time my chin saw daylight, but an attempt at trimming up the beard that went wrong eventually resulted in my shaving it off completely. Though I did keep my pathetic excuse for a mustache. Yes, one of the more iconic things about my appearance is no more. For at least the next few weeks.

I have to admit, not having it makes me look all kinds of goofy:

Pic of beardless Les.

Yes, that is a second chin trying to hide itself there.

It should be an interesting day at work today. We took a photo of me immediately after shaving when I still didn’t have a shirt on and I look like the comical stereotype of a circus strongman. The camera is all the way upstairs, however, and I wanted to get something on here quick before heading into work this morning. So I used the webcam, which has neither the ideal lighting or background, but what the hell. Probably shouldn’t have taken it first thing in the morning when my eyes are still puffy either. Oh well.

So feel free to leave me comments about how strange I look. Like most things in life, this is a temporary setback and the beard will return before you know it. Though for a couple of weeks I’m going to be looking even more ugly than normal.

17 thoughts on “It’s been over 15 years…

  1. Sorry to disagree, host of ours, but I prefer the clean-shaven Les. A sharper, more commanding S.E.B. image.

  2. Dude, the stache has got to go to for the duration of your beardlessness. You look uncomfortably like Jesse Ventura or a bitter, spiteful policeman. Or maybe a little of both.

  3. I’m 26% positive that Michigan law stipulates that in order for you to wear that mustache, you will need to register yourself on the State’s criminal sexual offenders list.

  4. When all I could see was the thumbnail of the page in Safari, I thought you did a story about a serial killer.

    I keed, I keed!!!!

    Looks good. Try it without the cop/porn stache. πŸ™‚

  5. The beard is already on its return to its proper place. I’m just much too lazy to shave every day.

    MC, I’ll see if I can dig up a recent pic to use as a comparison.

  6. I went through a similar exercise, to show support for my wife while she was going through chemo. I ended up looking like a Muppet. The hardest part for me was being able to feel each and every little breeze on my face. It was hypersensitive from a decade of beard.

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