I’m back…again…maybe

Wow, this place is dark.  I’m gonna open a window.

Dave walks over to the only window in the room, blindly stumbling through some cobwebs and draws a curtain.  Storms of dust float through the beams of light.

Hey, look!  My old digital typewriter.  I remember this thing.   Oh, the stories we would tell.

A tear tumbles down his cheek

Absentminded key pressing turns to typing.  Clicking fills up the empty space of the room.  A nearby chair is pulled free from its spider web bonds.  A newly homeless spider shakes his fist menacingly.

Ok, that’s enough of that.  Yes, it’s me.  Not that guy you’ve been seeing on the street wearing an aluminum foil hat pretending to be me.  Not the guy you saw in the alley selling “slightly used spleens”.   Those guys are amateurs.


If you’re wondering where I’ve been for the past 7 months you’re about to learn.  If you don’t care where I’ve been then you’re about to learn.

Aliens.  They abducted me.  and made me their king.  also they shaved my face.  But now I’m out of rehab and can get back to face rolling my keyboard.

It is true, however, that I was clean shaven for a good portion of that time.  Life happens, interesting times, rote adages.  Things are growing back and I’ll be wild and wooly again soon.  In fact I’ll be placing an order of face goodies before the end of the week!  If you have a good product or now one I should try let me know.  Seriously, you would think I only grow this stuff so I have toys to play with…and you’d be right.

I make you no promises this time.  Perhaps I will write tomorrow, perhaps the aliens will return.  Just stay groovy and let’s see what comes our way.

Introducing the FAQ

I’m going to keep this brief.  I’ve written a FAQ that I hope you’ll find helpful or at least not harmful.  You can follow the link at the top of the page or the link RIGHT HERE.

I noticed a lot of search results looking for advice and a lot of the questions are the same ones I had.  I wrote the FAQ in hopes of helping people avoid the stumbling I went through.

If you would like to see something added to the FAQ or if you think there’s something that needs correction please contact me.  I’m more than happy to improve this page with your help.

Spotlight on Father & Sons Beard Co.

During my absence I was in need of product to keep my long flowing facial locks healthy.  Enter Father & Sons Beard Co., like a hirsute hero from the heavens, to save the next several weeks.

I stole this from their page

I stole this from their page

While I was away I had an opportunity to spend a significant amount of time using some Father & Sons products, specifically the River City Beard Balm, the Classic – Unscented Beard Balm and the Pine Tar Shampoo.  Since I was certain I wouldn’t have the opportunity to trim as often as I’d wish these items were a great selection for keeping things tidy.  Let’s look at the Beard Balm:

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I’m back, baby!


You read that right. After an ex[t|p]ensive time away, a time I am legally restrained from talking about, (we can talk more about it after the spy drones leave this quadrant), I have returned to be a subversive, snarky and all-together wonderful influence on your life. Like Mary Poppins with a moustache and a really bad caffeine addiction. Also sugary cereals.

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Mr King’s Marvellous Moustache Wax

I normally try to do a little shtick here in the beginning of a post but I wanted to cut right to the chase.

Witness Awesome

Witness Awesome

Mr King’s Marvellous Moustache Wax is, unequivocally, the best moustache wax that I’ve used.  I have a couple of waxes in my moustache drawer that are permanent residents and Mr King’s is the one I grab the most.

I could easily end the post there and be satisfied that I got the message out but I’m guessing you’ll want to know why I like it so much.  So I’ll go through my usual moustache wax review thing.

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Abraham’s Beard Shampoo


Make sure you look for the ‘Beard Shampoo’. Just washing your beard with Abraham won’t end well.

I will now open your hearts and mind with a poem.

leaky coffee lid
winter’s breath chills my cheeks
my beard needs a bath

If this poem has moved you then you understand one of the myriad of challenges faced by the blessed beard bearers.  Oh, the sticky beard, what do?  If I comb you, I pull out hairs but if I do nothing you are stinky.  Alas, the clogged pores!  What are we to do?

Abraham’s Beard Shampoo is what!…umm, you do.  That sort of felt unfinished.  Grammar, are hard;

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Grooming and Gaming gets cheap

Face Front, True Believers!

As Mark Twain never said, “Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.”  What he really said was “The report of my death was an exaggeration.”  Of course he’s dead now so it’s all moot.  I, on the other hand, am not dead…I think.  Do zombies think?  Let’s just agree that I’m ambulatory.

You may be wondering what has kept me from being here to astound and confuse you.  Go ahead, wonder.  Hmmm..what could it be?  When you figure it out let me know what it was.  I’ll bet it’s pretty interesting.

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An Apothecary’s Garden in the shade

I spend a lot of time going on at length about different moustache and beard products.  I hope I’ve helped some people find some good products and maybe I’ve helped some small businesses find some more customers.  Today I want to give a shout out to another blog that I find to be a fount of wisdom.


How I envision Dan’s garden

Apothecary’s Garden is a great site that is written and run by Dan Riegler.  It first drew my attention, when it was hosted here on wordpress, with its post on creating your own moustache wax.  It was a very enlightening article on what goes into a good moustache wax, why it’s there and clearly written step by step instructions on how to get it to work for you.  Since then it has blossomed into its own domain hosting a lot more information on moustache waxes, home remedies, wine recipes and distilling essential oils among other things.

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No Grooming & Gaming at this weeks Beard & Moustache Comp

You’re just in time to witness my foray into micro posts.  By “micro” I mean less than the 400 words I usually drone on with and by “posts” I mean this stuff with which I continue clogging the interweb pipes…like a giant glazed digital donut.


Runny Nose is in the lead, followed closely by Stormy Weather and Emperor’s Clothes

Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the amazing and magnificent “Orange County’s 1st Annual Moustache & Beard Competition“. Now I know my previous post on this competition built up a level of excitement normally reserved for Christmas and then hearing that I would be there built up a level of excitement normally reserved for dental surgery.  Well then you’ll either be pleased or disappointed that I have hit the trifecta of perfect timing.  I am sick, the weather is to crappy to drive in and I don’t have any attire to go with my face.

So those of you who will be in attendance please take plenty of pictures and, if you feel like it, you could share them with me and I could post them.  I promise not to add any too many silly captions.

…also if you have any ideas for attire I would love to hear them.

I leave you with my photo entry:

Roxanne!  You don't have to click this pic tonight

I must have the 48 Hrs flu

Orange County’s 1st Annual Moustache & Beard Competition

You read that right.  Dubs Stache Wax and West Elm South Coast Plaza are presenting a moustache & beard competition.  I’ve told you before that Dubs ‘Stache Cream (Firm) is one of the styling products I recommend.  Dubs, himself, is a competitive moustacheketeer (it’s my blog, I can make up words) and here’s a youtube of him cutting off enough of his moustache to make me cringe:

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