This truly has been a blast. Thanks to all my fellow participants, and to my friends, family, and coworkers for attributing full support.
Growing and showing was a last-minute decision for me, as I didn't even know about Whiskerino until crunch time. I'm so glad I could hop on board.
After taking this shot I shaved my beard into an old South-style 'stache. I really wanted to post one of those photos, but it felt necessary for my last shot to show the extent of the beard. My face has never felt so weird, cool, almost a tad wet even, but maybe that's since I let Juanita slobber me bare-faced for the first time in forever. I'll miss the beard, but needed to give myself a break for a while.
Much love and congrats to everyone. Can't wait to see you in '09.