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Dec 14, 2019 - 1:13:14 AM
1056 posts since 4/22/2018

Don’t worry, there’s no photos! Went to give my beard a trim last night and after a couple of seconds I felt a tittle exposed. Turns out my 10 year old had been ‘just looking at’ my beard trimmer the other day and hadn’t put the guard back on. Serves me right for not checking but I’ve done it on auto pilot for years. Anyhoo, I’m not hip enough to carry off a 2 inch wide landing strip across my chin/cheek so the whole thing had to come off. It all feels very strange and the kids keep giggling about how much I look like Uncle Neil (my very handsome brother).

Bear wearers - if I concentrate really hard will it grow back any more quickly?

Dec 14, 2019 - 2:50:46 AM
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figmo59

USA

29766 posts since 3/5/2008

Nope.....


But if ya dun't pay attention to it...

It shows up all by it's self... ;0)

Dec 14, 2019 - 3:01:45 AM
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OM45GE

USA

92228 posts since 11/7/2007
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Bummer.

I groom my Springer Spaniel and a few years ago didn’t notice the guard fall off the clippers until I cut a 3” landing strip on his back. Fortunately it grew back fairly quickly.

Dec 14, 2019 - 4:38:18 AM
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3246 posts since 12/6/2009

My 5 year old son never had seen me without a beard or mustache…..when I shaved it off…he was sitting across from me at the table at supper time that evening…he stared at me….and then started crying and couldn’t eat….that was 52 years ago and he aint been right since…

Dec 14, 2019 - 5:45:42 AM
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OM45GE

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I had a beard or mustache for most of my adult life. Many of my friends had never seen me without a beard.

My son was born when I was 50. When he was about three years old he told me he wanted me to be “a real dad” and shave my beard. When I asked what he meant by a real dad, he said he already told me - shave my beard. For a couple of weeks I asked if he liked my beard and he consistently said no and that he wanted me to shave it.

So, one Saturday I shaved it off. When I came out of the bathroom, I asked if he liked my beard. He said “I love it!” And held out his arms for a hug. He rubbed his face against mine with a huge smile. Ever since, he’s said he didn’t want me to grow the beard back.

It’s now 13 years later, he’s off to college and grew a scruffy beard of his own, (better than I could have done at his age), and told me it was no shave November and that I should grow my beard back. It’s coming in nicely, but I’m not sure if I’ll keep it after the winter.

Dec 14, 2019 - 6:50:20 AM
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figmo59

USA

29766 posts since 3/5/2008

Mine..


 

Dec 14, 2019 - 7:48:35 AM
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1461 posts since 2/10/2013

There is eye medication called "Lumigan". It is in the form of eye drops. This medication prevents inflammation of the eye(s). It is quite expensive. After I used mine a while, I started wondering why I suddenly started having eyelashes like a hollywood starlet. Talked to my eye surgeon. He said "yeah. Women are coming in here asking for prescriptions so that they can avoid paying about $100 for a little bottle". This drug is so expensive my health insurance company balked at first. They finally came up with a solution. That was the only time I had a problem with their paying a bill for health service.

I also noticed I am getting more hair on my chest. I am a guy who never had much hair on my chest, so adding a little is not a problem. I think I read that "Lumigan" was being "checked out" as a possible remedy for hair growth on bald individuals.  That would not be the first time a drug was found to be useful for something other than its original purpose(s).

Edited by - Richard Hauser on 12/14/2019 07:50:39

Dec 14, 2019 - 7:54:01 AM
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53257 posts since 12/14/2005

If one has small children, and one is going to shave one's beard, it is advisable to have the children WATCH the process, so they know it's still Dad ( or in rare cases, Mom) with the same voice but a different face.

Nick the Nephew freaked out, first time he saw me with no beard.
So when Nick's dad went beardless, he had Nick sit there and watch.

Here are 2 shots, about 10 years apart.


Dec 14, 2019 - 9:35:47 AM
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slammer

USA

2787 posts since 12/30/2008

Same thing happened to me years ago Jonty with no guard on the trimmer and had to take it all off. Had the beard and mustache for many years . Sad part is.........my wife and kids never noticed until hours later when the dog finally woke up from his sun-napping and attacked me in the kitchen because he didn’t recognize me without the beard. Needless to say, my wife and kids were on my “ fecal roster” for a while !!!
Slammer!!!

Dec 14, 2019 - 10:08:03 AM

9200 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by figmo59

Mine..


I'll bet you didn't have that when you were working for Uncle Sam!

Dec 14, 2019 - 12:17:12 PM

figmo59

USA

29766 posts since 3/5/2008

Uh...ugh.....

Dec 14, 2019 - 12:28:20 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13147 posts since 9/27/2007

I started growing mine in 1980. Shaved it off in '83 & everyone laughed & said grow it back!

I've had one since then. You could measure it in yards if I didn't hack some off every so often! 

Click for Large Version

Dec 14, 2019 - 12:58:10 PM
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figmo59

USA

29766 posts since 3/5/2008

Now....
That'sah....Selfie....! :0)

Dec 14, 2019 - 1:49:39 PM
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3246 posts since 12/6/2009

quote:
Originally posted by Richard Hauser

There is eye medication called "Lumigan". It is in the form of eye drops. This medication prevents inflammation of the eye(s). It is quite expensive. After I used mine a while, I started wondering why I suddenly started having eyelashes like a hollywood starlet. Talked to my eye surgeon. He said "yeah. Women are coming in here asking for prescriptions so that they can avoid paying about $100 for a little bottle". This drug is so expensive my health insurance company balked at first. They finally came up with a solution. That was the only time I had a problem with their paying a bill for health service.

I also noticed I am getting more hair on my chest. I am a guy who never had much hair on my chest, so adding a little is not a problem. I think I read that "Lumigan" was being "checked out" as a possible remedy for hair growth on bald individuals.  That would not be the first time a drug was found to be useful for something other than its original purpose(s).


I have glaucoma and the meds I use grow my lashes. I should have my wife snip em shorter though.

Dec 14, 2019 - 3:13:29 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13147 posts since 9/27/2007

If you're losing hair just grow your eyebrows & comb them back!  

Dec 15, 2019 - 6:19:55 AM

2183 posts since 7/20/2004

I grew my mustache in 1969 while in the Navy. It's been there ever since, so there are few folks left who recall what I looked like without it. Grown and shaved off a variety of beards over the years; the last across Lent last year, but the mustache always stays.

Dec 15, 2019 - 10:04:12 AM
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Mooooo

USA

7328 posts since 8/20/2016

Some things about facial hair that make me a good candidate for the psychologist:
- I don't trust people with a full beard and a shaved head, especially when the sideburns go up to where the hair would normally start.
- I don't trust people with a full beard and no mustache with hair.
- I don't trust people with a shaved head and only sideburns.
- I don't trust people in general, but facial hair in the above categories makes me trust them less.
- I do trust people with a shaved head and only a beard, as long as they don't have sideburns.
- I trust everyone with a goatee.
- Mustaches without beards are only allowed for First-Responders and the Village People.

Edited by - Mooooo on 12/15/2019 10:05:54

Dec 15, 2019 - 10:07:12 AM
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2597 posts since 11/15/2003

I hope you trust me.....i just sent you another video to post!

Warp!

Dec 15, 2019 - 10:11:36 AM
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1056 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Mooooo

Some things about facial hair that make me a good candidate for the psychologist:
- I don't trust people with a full beard and a shaved head, especially when the sideburns go up to where the hair would normally start.
- I don't trust people with a full beard and no mustache with hair.
- I don't trust people with a shaved head and only sideburns.
- I don't trust people in general, but facial hair in the above categories makes me trust them less.
- I do trust people with a shaved head and only a beard, as long as they don't have sideburns.
- I trust everyone with a goatee.
- Mustaches without beards are only allowed for First-Responders and the Village People.


You’ve just made my evening mate. One of the funniest things I’ve read in ages .... and eerily close to a couple of opinions of my own. Thank you sir !

Dec 17, 2019 - 2:19:06 PM

Tobus

USA

1964 posts since 11/17/2015

I grew my beard out in 1998 and haven't been without it since.  Back then, I used to trim my beard really close with clippers and a guard.  It didn't take more than a couple of times where the guard came off or was on the wrong setting before I threw the silly thing away.  Nowadays I keep my beard long enough that you can't trim it with a guard anyway.  I just eyeball it and clip the scraggly parts once or twice a week.  No more troubles with guards.  Shaky hands, though ...that's becoming more of an issue.  It's only a matter of time before I have an accident.

Dec 17, 2019 - 2:30:41 PM
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1056 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Tobus

I grew my beard out in 1998 and haven't been without it since.  Back then, I used to trim my beard really close with clippers and a guard.  It didn't take more than a couple of times where the guard came off or was on the wrong setting before I threw the silly thing away.  Nowadays I keep my beard long enough that you can't trim it with a guard anyway.  I just eyeball it and clip the scraggly parts once or twice a week.  No more troubles with guards.  Shaky hands, though ...that's becoming more of an issue.  It's only a matter of time before I have an accident.


I don’t think the word is ‘accident’ when referring to a beard related issue - I believe the correct term is ‘chincident’

......I’ll get my coat

Dec 17, 2019 - 3:59:43 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13147 posts since 9/27/2007

You know the deal when you trim your mustache & you take a little off one side so you even up on the other & it's shorter so you take some more of the other side? Before you know it you look like Charlie Chaplin?

Mooooo is right.

Full beard that ends at the sideburns- Fake beard that clips on over your ears.

Full beard , hair & no mustache - Abe Lincoln or a Hutterite.   

Shaved head & only sideburns- Power went out.

I'd sooner ask a mean looking biker for directions than a skin head.

I lived in a prison town & when I was a kid  my mom said if I saw guys with shaved heads to pass on the other side of the street! We had a large mental insitution too. 

Dec 17, 2019 - 4:17:37 PM
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RonR

USA

1567 posts since 11/29/2012

I have to wear a beard to detract people from looking at my hairy ears!

Dec 17, 2019 - 5:24:02 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13147 posts since 9/27/2007

I know a guy that tries to blend his nose hairs into his mustache !

I got my hair cut last week & the lady asked me what I was trying to achieve.

I told her I was trying to lose the Captain Kangaroo sideburns. She got it.

I asked her to dehobbitize my ears too.  

Dec 17, 2019 - 5:28:05 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13147 posts since 9/27/2007

You're not bald! You're just too tall for your haircut! 

Q. Did you get a haircut?

A. No. I got them All cut!  

Dec 17, 2019 - 5:44:19 PM
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Chris Meakin

Australia

2615 posts since 5/15/2011

My hairdresser, Helen, trims my eye brows every visit (6 weekly). We're both worried I'll end up looking like a startled John Howard if she doesn't!

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