This is my third year participating in Movember and even though I know the rules, I’m choosing to cheat this year. But I have a good reason.
I know that Nov. 1 is the first day of Movember and that my face should be clean-shaven to kick-off the month-long campaign to raise awareness and funds for men’s health awareness.
I shaved off my goatee and left a mustache for Halloween because it was a necessary part of my costume.
You just can’t be the Bandit (Burt Reynolds) without a mustache.
Technically I should have shaved everything off Saturday morning, but instead I left my upper lip covered with awesome.
The reason I didn’t shave is because I’m going to be on live TV Monday AM talking about Movember.
Yup… live TV. Gulp…
That bow tie discussion lead to Joey suggesting that I come on air to talk with him about my Movember efforts.
While I didn’t officially know when I was going to be on air until Friday, I had already decided that I’d have a hairy upper lip when I did.
I figured that if I was going to be talking about growing mustaches for Movember then it’d look better if I actually HAD one when I did.
So, that’s why I’m cheating. Going on air (Monday, Nov. 3 at 9:20 a.m.) with a barely visible three-day growth just wouldn’t give me much credibility.
I’ve decided that after my on-air discussion with Joey, I’m going to trim my mustache down a little. That way it’ll be shorter and a little more accurate for a three-day growth.
I’m hoping that my Monday morning discussion with Joey will help drum up some donations, get some additional MovemberMania team members, and ultimately get some local businesses on board.
I’d love to have places around Memphis that offer discounts to men with mustaches during Movember — or maybe make mustache-themed goods — with the proceeds going toward Movember.
That’s what my Mom and sister are doing at Sweet Treats Bakery in Tupelo, Mississippi. They have partnered with me and will be having mustache cookies, cupcakes and various other mustache goodies on sale during the month. If you are in the Tupelo area this month, swing by and check out what they are doing.Sweet Treats Bakery
1708 Stephen D Lee St.
Tupelo, MS 38801
Don’t forget to set your DVRs or tune in tomorrow morning at 9:20 to hear me chatting with Joey about Movember.
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