Hey all, I'm growing a Movember mustache! *le'gasp*
I've done it before, but - like all great things, if it's worth doing once, it's worth doing again.
So yes, you can follow my folloquial progress at mobro.co/alainmow where people who are my friends and take photos (neither being a qualifier in and of itself) take photos of a friend of theirs (I hope it's me!) so that I can show proof to some skeptics that I might be real... maybe. There's even a very recent photo where I look 12 posted now! along with some not as recent of photos displaying the results of last Movember.
Heavy stuff: in case you aren't aware, I am and have been mo-ing to help raise money and awareness for men's health. That's right mens, we're letting the ladies dominate us in health-ness, and as the ultra-competitive beings imagining we have something to prove for some reason that we are, let's pretend we aren't emotional about women being consistently better than us and calmly do something about it!
Yes, that's right! Stand up - dust off that strange Dorito spice? residue dust - exclaim to the world "I am man!" - get a little dizzy - sit back down! Cool, we're making progress - or, at least, I know that felt good for me.
Gender is one of the most reliable predictors of life expectancy and health in the world, with men living an average of 6-ish years less than women. A lot of this stems from things I very often fall prey to, which is a cultural and systemic institution where we have been taught that we need to prove our manliness by not seeing doctors or psychologists when things are tough or don't feel right.
This is not just an issue for mens, but also for the awesome ladies out there who put up with us in their day-to-day lives where they are living healthier and longer because they are the superior beings and sometimes are forced by us to deal with their man-friends being not fun - whether because we are getting sick from very preventable illnesses, or suffering from psychological tolls such as depression all because we don't really know how / want to acknowledge, communicate, or accept that we need help with things sometimes. You can find out more information about the Movember Foundation: here.
Everybody needs help sometimes. That's why Kris Kringle taught the Winter Warlock (Finn & The Ice King respectively for the young'uns) how to put one foot in front of the other and walk across that floor!
So yeah, all that to say that, for those interested, I'll be posting pictures of me and mine mustache struggles in the big-little capital of the world! and you can donate at my page to help me raise money for the health of man - any amount helps and is much appreciate by me, a mans, on behalf of mens everywhere.
If I get enough hours stamped onto my time sheet, I hear I get to be considered a master and learn others advanced follicle training techniques - so thank you so much for supporting my dreams.
Cheers and Seasons Greetings - already got my Halloween costume picked out, so I'll be sure to get that on the MoPage as well when it comes.
Things & Stuff,
My Movember page for donations to men's health and your entertainment.