I’m not sure what was going through my (then fuzzy) head, but I decided to participate in Movember this year!

If you don’t know, Movember is a fund / awareness raiser for men’s health (mainly Prostate and Testicular Cancer) that invites bearded folk to shave and cultivate a fancy ‘stache through the month on November and document the progress.

Before, during, and after pics after the break.

It has been a rather long time since I’ve been clean-shaven (probably 5 years!), so the sensation is new and different.  I doubt I’ll stay beardless in December, but it’s nice for a change 🙂

Here’s what I looked like before:

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…and here’s a few shots of the reaping and resultant ugly mugbaby face:

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If you care to donate to the cause:
mobro.co/jblz

I’ll likely post a follow-up here next month, but check out My MovemberMattic updates if you’d like to follow along.

Check here for updates from other Automattic folks.

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