Wednesday, September 21, 2005


Half-Nekkid Thursday

It's HNT again, and once again I've been let down on the picture I've been dying to post for 2 weeks now...I'm waiting for an email, and it's just not transpired in spite of several reminders....grrr! Maybe next week...

This weeks post is a close up of my trademark stubble. I shave once a week normally, partly through laziness, partly through lack of time, and partly because my skin just couldn't take that sort of daily punishment.

When I started shaving in my teens it was with an electric razor and I just hated it. I soon started to wet shave, but found that I just made mincemeat of my face if I did it too often - not cuts strictly, just razor burn and spots. Therefore I took to shaving once or twice a week instead. Nobody at school seemed to mind - I guess they thought it was just another teenager making some sort of fashion statement - it was around the time of Miami Vice after all!

After the whole designer stubble phase went away though, I still continued to do this weekly regime, finding that a good weekly shave left my skin in much better shape, and I'd get a much better shave too. Of course I got lots of comments from folk who thought I was a slob, and some such nonsense, but I shrugged it off because people shouldn't assume and like I said, eventually it becomes your trademark, and those close to you get used to the idea.

I've toyed with growing it as a full beard and a goatee (photographic evidence of both exist), but when it gets longer you can see a lot of grey and some red/auburn hair too - it's just not "me". Stubble is where it's at and dare I say it, has recently been making a fashion comeback! I knew if I held out long enough I'd be trendy again!!!

Martha says she likes it, except when kissing me because it's like kissing sandpaper, but she tolerates it very well.

So what you see here is four days growth - I shaved Sunday morning and the picture was taken Wednesday night. Quite why I put the Judge Dredd mouth on I'm not quite sure...maybe I just wanted to look mean!

Enjoy and Happy HNT!

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