Friday, 15 May 2009

Face revealed

I shaved my stache. Just for fun. I woke up the other morning and removed it. Didn't tell anyone, just had an impulse.

Kim hates it.

She can't look at me while I'm eating or talking and she certainly isn't entertaining the idea of kissing me. Surprisingly enough, nobody said anything about it. Nobody at work cared, my kids just snickered as they walked by. Not that I'm looking for comments, I was just surprised that there weren't any. I've had the mustache since I was 18, and with only two brief exceptions, it has always been there. The first time I shaved it off was about ten years ago, out of shear curiosity about what I looked like without it. Kim hated it. My son ran away - he was only 3 and didn't know who I was without it. The second time it came off was accidental - I trimmed too much one day and made a Hitler impression. Not good.

This time I meant it. The one lasting comment I've had is that without it I look ten years younger. For someone not dealing well with turning 40, that stuck. I could get used to this.

Sorry Kim.


  1. You are right. You do look younger. But you do not look like you.
    Who are you and where is my husband?

    (It is whats inside that made me love you..not some silly stache)

    You can grow it back now anytime....just sayin.

  2. Looking GOOOOOD!!!
    I like it ... sorry Kimby
    And .. yes, you do look younger.

  3. "deer in the headlights" kind of stare going on there Keith.....

  4. I like it too - and I agree, you do look younger. And... almost GQ, in a geeky Jeff Goldblum sort of way.

  5. Weird, so far today I've been compared to jeff Goldblum and Stephen King. Who's next?

  6. Mary formerly from Frome16 May 2009 at 15:34

    My first thought when I saw the picture was that you look waaaaaaaaaaaay younger and not so .... what's the word.... I'll go with stern. You look kind, sweet and young. Sorry Kim. But I'm sure you're still the same on the inside.


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