Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: February 28 @ 4:17pm
I've been a participant in Whiskerino since 2003, back when the Throwdown was small enough to be held at benfRank's house. I don't think any of us could have even imagined that it would happen again, much less 3 more times, with a participation level larger than some towns. I can honestly say that Whiskerino is like family to me. It's been around since I got married, it was here for the birth (and conception {nudge nudge}) of my children, and it's even followed me to work. With that said, Ithought it would be awesome to take a "family" photo consisting my my real family, and my Whiskerino family. See if you can recognize some of these archival self-clamebutes. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I have, and perhaps as much as I did while taking them.

09/05/2003 - Picture of me with really long hair
10/22/2003 - Paper hat
11/03/2003 - Baby cow
12/03/2003 - Ninjas

11/20/2005 - Original art
11/28/2005 - Duncan, a dog
12/04/2005 - Thermometer
12/11/2005 - Nacho, a dog
12/19/2005 thru 12/19/2005 - Baby blankets
12/29/2005 - Dice
01/10/2006 - Watched Pot
01/20/2006 - Lotion Bottle
01/22/2006 - Old Man Painting
01/28/2006 - Frisbee golf disc
02/07/2006 - Koolaid
02/10/2006 - Potato Head
02/26/2006 - Munny

11/8/2007 - Beard print
11/19/2007 - Whiskerino Cards
11/27/2007 - Freeburg ski hat
12/10/2007 - Blenderhead
12/17/2007 - Steven Keene Painting
1/1/2008 - Jesse's Vineyard CD

1/1/2009 - Beard shirt
11/27/2009 - Free hugs sign
12/02/2009 - 5 Tiered Lamp
12/13/2009 - iPhone
12/17/2009 - Peanuts
1/14/2010 - Playhouse
2/22/2010 - Playdo
2/26/2010 - Beard tattoo

I leave you with this...

An Ode To Whiskerino
(sung to the tune of Kellerman's from Dirty Dancing)
Bearded men we come together singing all as one
We have shared another seasons beards, and play, and fun
Winter days will soon be over, soonly spring will start
And tonight our memories whisper softly in our hearts

Join beards and hearts and voices
Voices, hearts and beards
At Whiskerino friendships last long
It's not even weird

@Mackle, @m0tke, @Ace and @ellDub, @Jar, @Pip, and @jNon
@Creole, @Burney, @Marko, @zackle, @Hale, and @Paragone

Join beards and hearts and voices
Voices, hearts and beards
At Whiskerino friendships last long
It's not even weird

@Furricane and @IrishSquire, @Poe, @Rev, and @CDub
@Renaud, @Noelix, @Falfa, @Abar, @Barefoot and @Dschonn

So lets join in just one last chorus,
Visitors, beards, and wives
What we've shared won't be forgotten,
Old friends are the best.

Join beards and hearts and voices
Voices, hearts and beards
At Whiskerino friendships last long
It's not even weird


revgoomba says:
What a stunning Ode you have there... really warms the cockles! Be good old friend and don't be a stranger!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:23pm -
johnatcollege says:
That's beautiful. Thanks again for the girl scout cookies.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:23pm -
sariebell says:
Yuck. @revgoomba's over here talking about his cockles on your page. You've gotta watch him. It is a stunning ode and a lovely story and family to boot. Take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:25pm -
tedford says:
i'm looking around my house right now and there's so much whiskerabilia after only two outings. you're truly lucky to have been around since the beginning. it's been great bearding with you. you and your family all take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:30pm -
Robfrenzy says:
man you have went through a lot. Great to meet you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:46pm -
Grower&Shower says:
That's an awesome send off! Thank you for that and for sharing this journey with me.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:52pm -
jnonfiction says:
Not even weird.

You both made my 2007 pretty special. Thanks so much, @creole. It was a blast doing this twice with you.

To the Real World.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:27pm -
cary norton says:
so glad we had bonus time at the sandwich place. i've thrown a couple of people the link to your blog. thanks for being such a solid dude. be well!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:43pm -
mateo says:
This guy told me, "try the tamales, they're good" and i did. I never had them before and I ate the leaf they were wrapped in. I'm not sure i was supposed to do that. Thanks for everything! See ya'll later.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:17pm -
mateo says:
"this guy" is creole at the 2005 throwdown.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:18pm -
Marko says:
Awesome! Great tribute! Thanks Creole (Andy).
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:24pm -
Creative Liberty says:
Love you guys. Its been fun again and the great thing is we can still see each other.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:24pm -
mattyc says:
now that is a lot of stuff that is awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:38pm -
mattyc says:
good show sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:38pm -
Presto Beardo says:
@creole it has been a lot of fun growing beards with you, especially seeing your family grow just as mine had. I will be sure to sat in touch, find me on fb : Preston Noe
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:47pm -
Pip says:
Beautiful ending to a beautiful year! Well done, team.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:51pm -
ilikeschool says:
that looks nice. thank you for not stealing my money last time.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:06pm -
Phil says:
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:16pm -
KC says:
@creole Andy, can you believe we've been doing it this long? Crazy, huh? Beautiful way to end it, friend.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:33pm -
Grown Unknown says:
Those archival shots are great. Take care and thanks for the comments!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:43pm -
Jar says:
Dude! I will look into that confrence, that sounds awesome, but either way, we will have to get drinks or something. Shoot me an email and we can work something out: jr [at] cainesdesign [dot] com
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:01pm -
mynameisjason says:
it's been fun. thanks for being a part of that fun. also, if you still work with him, be sure to call jonathan wheeler "pooky" a few times for me.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:01pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
thanks for your hard work at Las Palmas man. Being a servant is the mark of a great man. There are many things that you do that don't go unnoticed.
happy trails my friend
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:03pm -
Paragone says:
Amazing Andy. I have caption envy. Thanks for all of your great photos over the years. a true bearded inspiration to us "newbies"
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:27pm -
keifel says:
it been awesome, hopefully we'll see each other around town. thank you for being awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:28pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot. hello yo you all!!

Slán agus go n-éirí an bóthar leat

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:51pm -
Poe says:
Andy, it has been a pleasure my friend. I'm also so impressed you have all that stuff.

If Mackle starts a beard museum then I hope you'll rent some of this out.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:16pm -
Boaz says:
andy it's been good to have a friend on here; it's always a pleasure. And I'm sure Jaime is ready for some trimming :) maybe see you for moustache may...
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:36pm -
zackle says:
Thank you for including me in your tune. Love it.

Take care creole, I hope to see you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:23pm -
TheStride says:
Huzzah! Been great growing with you. Be well.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:25pm -
themightyjones says:
Take care, man. You're family looks great!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:49pm -
mackle says:
You've been there since the beginning and you're here to see the end. Thank you for making the entire journey.. it has been great. Documenting the past several years via Whiskerino is not something that most people have in their lives; we are truly part of an elite group.

Thanks for all the greatness you brought to the world of Whiskerino. It's been a crazy journey and I'm happy you were along for the ride.

Godspeed to you sir. Good luck and thank you for having us be part of your family. You are part of ours as well.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:50pm -
damnweather says:
hey andy, wish we coulda hung out more at the throwdown, but you know, it was BANANAS. good luck in everything. see you online.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:48pm -
robberfly says:
Take care

It was great growing & showing with you. Best wishes!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:07am -
wondermade says:
I'm thankful you shared you family throughout the Whiskerinos. I think forever when I encounter Flex, etc I will think of you, which is good because that means I have a positive association with Flex now.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:08am -
Army of Whiskers says:
It was great meeting you in person. My favorite memory of you was watching you help the wait-staff at the mexican restaurant Friday afternoon. You showed yourself as a selfless person, and stand out in my book.

Thanks for growing a beard with me. See you around.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:45pm -
hale. says:
what a fantastic closing shot. it makes me smile so much just looking at it.

it has been a pleasure to be here with you, and an honor to call you a friend. you and your family take care and we will see each other again in the future. count on it.

ps, when i came to nashville for the 05 throwdown, you were one of the first people i saw in real life. i think you said hello and pointed to where we should park outside the mexican food restaurant. you're awesome.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:31pm -
Eric the Beard says:
Awesome to be a bearded brother with a veteran, thanks for the good times!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:55pm -
l_etranger_ says:
sir, it was a pleasure to meet you. thanks for making the extra effort to come hang with #birmingham before we left town on Sunday at the TD. I'll be hitting you up soon, as I'll likely need some iPhone app dev wisdom. peace!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 10:12pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.