Wednesday, March 31, 2010

mustache March 31

The End....what a journey it was....Guido, Smarmy Guy, Who Are You?, Chaplin!!!  all in a month of mustache memories...Today is a sad day indeed as the Stache has been shaved and all is back to normal...although i must admit, it does feel good to have a smooth upper lip.  For those of you who have tuned in, thank you for coming has been fun and filled with controversy and humor and well, things unexpected...I will forever cherish my mustache that I spent so much time with...going on walks, and bike rides and eating good food and drinking good wine and laughing and smiling and drinking beer and watching movies and napping and just hanging out....i am sure i will see you again someday!

"life is but a breathe...breathe deep."

Love and Understanding

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mustache March 30

Well folks...its here...Mustache day you can see, I am feeling fairly giddy and pretty groovy and well, my nose is huge...but the glasses are fly and my stache is as sweet as it will is the last day before the shaving of the stache and it will be a sad day indeed, but what can i wife wants to be able to get close without being scraped and burned by the stache....I have come up with multiple characters just because i had a little bit of lip fun is that???

what can i grow next???

"just when you think you can't go any can."

Love and Understanding

Monday, March 29, 2010

Mustache March 29

and so it goes...i did not win the mustache show you can tell...he was not pleased, but I was proud to have stood with other brave men who had also spent quality time growing the stache and we were all proud to be there...each stache a little different and all amazing in their own way.  I am proud to say that I have reached the end of this a few hours I will be shaving and yes i know, it is two days early, but I must due to a photo shoot coming up that will be my face of which I don't want to scare to many potential clients away for I will shave but i have a few things to do yet...the shaving will take place with great care and the pictures will show the phases of the great stache...a sort of ritual to bless the stache on its way...

"Mondays are a good day to chill"

Love and Understanding

Friday, March 26, 2010

Mustache March 26

The days of Mustache March are drawing to an end and my stache's days are limited, much to the joy of my wife and i am sure some others...but I have grown attached to my friend..i feel like he comes with me and hangs out and has his own that weird?  I can't help was hard work growing such a magnificent stache...I will forever cherish my mustache and it's subtle ways of wooing the ladies...mostly my wife...but the ladies nonetheless...or wait, maybe I am mistaking the wooing for spooking...yeah...probably more spooking...

"Believe in your success"

Love and Understanding

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mustache March 24

yes...hello mustache march 24...24 days of my life devoted towards growing you and bringing you to fruition...and is full...i have attained mustache fullness...well mostly.  Everything i do now has some thought about my mustache in it...eating something messy, or kissing my wife, or shaving, or simply walking around...the mustache has consumed me and will inevitably be a legend in its own time.  I realize that someday my child will see these pictures and say, " dang had one hell of a mustache!"...and we will laugh and I will say..."yes i did.  Yes i did."  

"showing up is half the battle."

Love and Understanding

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

mustache March 23

ahhhh!!!!  Mustache 23 warp speed!!!!  well it is snowing again here...and very hard...yesterday was 66 degrees!  oh the stache has for sure become a part of me and it will be a sad day to shave it...maybe I will donate it to the mustache hall of fame.  I constantly get this comment..."I didn't recognize you with that stache.."  so i guess i have transformed a bit, but I am still me...only a bit more stachey.

March in Colorado is snowy.

" A hero is judged not by his deeds, but how he overcomes the obstacles put in front of him."

Love and Understanding.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Birthday Stache 22 is official...I have turned 38 today with a can see how awesome it makes me look when carving a sweet turn in the snow...a smarmy sweet ski swoosh...Today is my birthday and I went skiing this morning and it was fantastic!!  I woke up to awesome presents from my amazing wife and slept well from a great night prior of eating and life is just getting sweeter!!!!  

so here is to birthdays!!!

Love and Understanding.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Mustache March 19 & 20 I missed a day...yes...yesterday...Mustache today is Mustache 20 but I am making up for it...last night I took some mustache hormones to make it extra special and as you can see...well...something went awry and although the mustache is rather large I look like William Macy..sort of...or some sort of freakish mustached hooligan on steroid injections in all the wrong places.  In two days I will have a birthday and this mustache will be the gift i have given myself....ok...not to worry...this is not really how I woke up but damn if it doesn't make my stache look Gi go ahead and laugh...laugh at my expense as I journey down this road of stubble and "chimp lip" and comments all day long about how creepy i look and i belong in a porno, or "are you a cop?" or, "Hey Magnum!" or "gee, i think it is kind of sexy"...secretly i love them all and welcome them on a daily bring it on...

"All things on the outside were first created on the inside."

Love and Understanding.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

mustache March 18

Today is Mustache Day 18....i just realized that I can make the letter "M" as in  Manly Man with my upper lip...observe the above here i am...and below is my father at a young age with a tremendously successful stache the likes that i may never know...but I know it is in my genes at least!!!  So here is to my dad...a man who can wear a mustache like no other...that's what I'm talkin bout...

"if you build it...they will come"

Love and Understanding.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mustache March 17

And so it has come to pass...Mustache March Day 17..St Patty's Day...and this night we wore robes and watched The Big Lebowski and drank White Russians in the Boulder was had by all!!!  I don't know what to think about the stache seems slightly some of the whiskers haven't agreed to be a part of it and there is a debate in the congress of stache...and the house is losing....will it get thicker and more respectable???  Stay tuned...there are still some days left in this grand ol month of Mustache March....

"He's a good man...and thorough...."

Love and Understanding.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Mustache March 16

Oh Mustache March 16 how i love you brought me Boeuf don't you was fantastic and full of wine and good things like Thyme, and meat and potatoes too, and a carrot and pearl onions like soup, and this wine we drank and it was fine....Cote de Rhone off the fine....and a whole bottle of red wine simmered for 4 hours is so divine...we sat in the sun and soaked it in and had our fill and laughed and cheered and ate it all...well almost...the leftovers will only be more amazing and full of zest and i will most likely eat the rest...i am a happy man...yes i am, it was the best!

"patience is a virtue."

Love and Understanding.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mustache March 15

Bon Nuit Mustache March 15...i have just completed (well almost...another 1/2 hour or so) my first attempt at cooking Boeuf Bourgninon (spelling??) by Julia Childs...ever since I saw Julia and Julia and also since reading the book about Julia Childs, "My Life in Paris"...i have wanted to make this dish...let me tell has been a long night...I started cooking at around 7 or is now midnight or close to it, but I will say that so far...the smells and tastes are is for tomorrow night so the stew will have another day or so to meld and be amazing.  This is a thank you dinner for my mom and Turtle as they have helped Nita and I so much over the last year with all our moves and life is sure to be a grand meal...i will let you know how it goes!!!

"Saute the mushrooms with lots of butter and at a high temp and don't crowd them in the pan!"

au revoir!!!

Love and Understanding

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mustache March 14

oh my mustache march close to my birthday..wierd!!!  So today is another attempt at a look alike...and since I had a ton of mexican food last night and spent the whole should I say...gone with the wind...i dedicate this one to Mr Gable....he too probably used to love mexican food and when not impressing the ladies took long walks to...ahem...clear his mind.

today it snowed all day at the mountain, but i didn't care...i smiled and laughed and had a great time at "work"....i came home to my amazing wife who made fish tacos...yes more mexican food...she loves it.

the stache is taking on a life of its own...i saw myself in the mirror and was amazed at its...size?  or maybe its overall spread and the slight downturn...I did notice that Mr Gable aint got nothing on my stache...Nita said, "he'd be handsome if only for the mustache..."  So you see...even Clark Gable would have gotten some shit from my there!!!

"drink red wine..because it feels good!"

Love and Understanding

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Mustache March 13

after a long day of work at the ski mountain and a late night of mexican food...i am sleepy...i think the stache is still awake though...that is all...

Friday, March 12, 2010

Mustache March 12

Yeah Mustache 12!!!  what a great day!!! got up early and trained 5 people this morning and one of my questions was...."Who does this mustache make me look like???".....about 1 min later the unanimous response was...."Matt Dillon in Something About Mary!"  Yes....i'll take it....Pat Healy...the smarmy dude who will do anything for blondie...
So with that in mind on this fantastically fabulous friday...i go out into the world with my Pat Healy stache hoping to spread smarminess to all!!!!

May the day be filled with happy hours!!!

"remember, moderation in moderation"

Love and Understanding!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mustache March 11

Hey man...mustache day i went skiing after work for a few hours...then i came home and had a beer...and some i am going to happy hour with la familia...i am really growing attached to my know what happened??? i was skiing and i got a few icicles on the sides of my stache....well sort of...but it was cool...some guy let me merge in traffic and I am convinced it was because i had a mustache and looked...well...a little bit smarmy....

"if you laugh alot...things will feel better."

Love and Understanding

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mustache March 10h

Mustache Morning 10:  Who let Freddy Mercury in??  yep...i am in the Freddy Mercury Stache Stage 1...ok..i guess the wife beater doesn't help, but what can I say?  Coming up at my other job at the ski mountain, we have a day that is celebrated each year...Retro Day...i have come to the conclusion that this mustache will play a key role in any costume I can come up with...i only wish my hair was a bit longer so I can slick it back and really word..."how guidoesque of you"...

"mind over matter"  today is about using our minds to give our body a push...

Love and Understanding

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mustache March 9

Mustache Island Day 9....feeling very "stachey" today...i am starting to feel my upper lip hair on the bottom of my nose if i crinkle it just right.  Still not long enough for food to get caught in.  The wife cries out in pain after each smooch...must not take it to heart as I know she still loves me...smarmy and all.  With my hat on i look like a hood rat...people don't look at me in the eyes too much.  I feel empowered in my smarminess and my Trans Am driving attitude.  I am in search of a large gold chain.  Today is cloudy with a chance of rain.  I have to remember to island for fresh razors to keep the rest of my face baby ass smooth.

"Smile at a stranger today."

Love and Understanding

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mustache March 8

Monday Mustache day 8...woke up today...kind of grey outside. Ate some cereal and had some coffee.  Thought about things i could do...thought about things i want to do.  Did some of both...went to Target.  Many people wandering around seemingly not very happy...must remember to surround myself with the people who are happy in life and who want to be where they are.  The mustache is beginning to draw attention from those who could have sworn that yesterday i didn't have one.  I think it is filling in a bit better now.  Some reactions may be out of fear or smarminess...some out of i don't know.  8 days in...must rest...need to conserve my strength for the remaining days on Mustache Island...the natives are restless...
i learned how to eat a coconut.

today I will surround myself with good people....

Love and Understanding

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mustache March 7

ok...good morning Mustache 7....above is the picture of an early
morning foray into the new me...the face i am making seems to 
come quite easily with the stache...the stache of smarminess as my 
lovely wife likes to call it...she secretly admires it and wants one
and when I came home today, i discovered something about her
that I had never known...she likes to play dress up...see below.

the sad thing, is her stache is looking pretty damn fine and mine
is looking a bit weak still...I think she is doing an impression of
Don Juan the coffee guy with the Donkey, but I am not sure...either
way, i am very jealous of this and hope that i can grow a tremendous
stache over the next month.  it dawns on me that I will be 38 and I have
never "grown" a mustache on purpose...maybe that is a good thing given
all of the comments i am enduring in the day..such as..."Hey Tom!" as in 
Tom Selleck in a Ferrari in Hawaii...or..."Are you a police man?" (that was asked
twice by two small children at ski school...don't know if i should be flattered or
just any wifes mustache is awesome...

thought of the day....
"man who goes to bed with hairy lip, wakes up with a hairier one."

still growing...

Love and Understanding

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Mustache March 6

hola mustache day we are really onto the good stuff...just the stache at this point as I awoke early and shaved off the surrounding why is the stache so feared and hated and not allowed in the workplace???  already the drama is surrounding my stache with flair and dubious amounts of weary eyes, but i had many a compliment today on my first I will survive and I intend to fight the good stache fight....

thought of the day:

sometimes fear makes us scared which in turn makes us pee in our pants...but don't worry...chances are, someone has clean underwear for you just go for it.

Love and Understanding

Friday, March 5, 2010

mustache March 5

well ciao mustache number just for a few of you out there who seem concerned that I haven't shaved my whole face yet...i have been shaving my whole face for almost 2 years straight so i needed a break, but tomorrow I will have to shave due to the dress code at the everything will go except the it will be official after that and you won't be confused by any additional stubble.... i am getting the hairy lip syndrome now which is simply the first moment when you start to realize that far too much has accumulated...sit tight and enjoy the mustache ride of the will it all turn out?  what will happen?  who will be alarmed and who will be....charmed??  (not many i am sure)...tune in each day and find out!!!

quote for the day....

"life is sweeter when you share it with someone you love."

so i choose my wife and we are going to see a concert for the first friday off in a long time!!!

Love and Understanding

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Mustache March 4


oh...hello mustache day are you?  so really as I look at these pics, my hope for a very large
and awe inspiring handle bar mustache ala the cowboy in The Big Lebowski is fading.  I am still
hopeful that I will reach smarmy guido stage 2 and when I stare at people they will not really know what to 
here it is for the day.

"Just when you think you are ok with traffic you are not, so remember to keep breathing
and don't flip anyone the bird who looks like me with a smarmy stage 2 guido stache."


Love and Understanding.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mustache March 3

well hello mustache day 3.  Today was incredible outside...58 degrees and so nice to be in the sun.  I was sitting at the Subaru dealer waiting for the car to be serviced and struck up a conversation with an older woman who was trying to decide if she and her husband should move to Seattle.  I told her she should...and that it rains...and that they should drive from Los Angeles up the coast all the way and that Ashland, Or is a beautiful place.  She was from Santa Barbara and told me her 96 year old grandmother had a beach house on the beach in Santa Barbara...that is for today...think of the things you always wanted and find a way to achieve them....

Love and Understanding

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Good morning mustache day 2.  By the way, my wife believes I will look very smarmy with this just a word of warning... I just had a great cup of coffee after training my first boxing client this morning...I have really been enjoying the early morning once I am up and being physical first this reminds me of another thing to work on and remember.

the best thing to do when you are tired, or sore, or feeling lazy, is to simply move...get up and move...go for a walk, jump rope, clean the house, whatever it may be, just my teacher said..."it is hard to get something moving, but once it is, the task is easier..."  (or something to that effect.)

Love and Understanding.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Mustache March this month to celebrate my new path, i am participating in Mustache this is the first day and I will be posting my mustache journey on a daily basis...I will also be adding some sort of important piece of love with each post...a saying, a thought a random observation...they will be simple entries, but my hope is that the mustache will conjure up a lot of laughs...and awe of course....

the first comes from my new Muay Thai class....

"How you do one thing, is how you do everything."

Love and Understanding

Love and Understanding.