Whiskerino 2009

No trimming! No shaping! Embrace the Whiskerino!

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  • posted: February 28 @ 1:26pm
A few years from now, I'm sure the day will come when my future son or daughter will ask for hot chocolate in the mug with the dog on it.

I'll pull the mug out of the cupboard, set it on the counter, and start getting the milk. Perhaps they'll ask where it came from, and I'll say Nashville.

Being the smart kid they are, the next question is what brought you to Nashville? So we'll go over to the holo-projector (or whatever it is we'll have to show web pages) and I'll see if this site is still up and running.

While it remains to be seen if the remnants of Whiskerino 2009 are the first time they see me with a beard, it's comforting to know that they'll at least have the opportunity to glance into such a complete representation of my past.

Thanks to all who commented and encouraged me through the past four months, and a special thanks to @zooky for not only being my 'smart tripod' but for telling me about this awesome experience in the first place.

And @mackle - I'm glad I could catch the last train of this almost decade-long ride. You are truly a beard among five o'clock shadows.


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HiImTerry says:
Hey, I'm glad you came into the bar at the Best Western on the last night of the Throwdown. I enjoyed chatting with you, very much! Take care and good luck with those future children!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:29pm -
robberfly says:
Nice growing & showing w/ you. Best wishes!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:34pm -
Grown Unknown says:
Wow, @HiImTerry, you were the first person to comment on my first post, and you're first on my last post. It was nice to meet you at the Throwdown.

And yes, it will probably be children... I think the only thing @zooky and I jokingly disagree about is the number.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:37pm -
Wheat Beard. says:
Damn that donut looks good.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:50pm -
HiImTerry says:
I didn't even realize that! I'm pretty stoked about it, actually.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:06pm -
Ploafmaster says:
And a good bye to you, man. Glad we got to chat it up at the Throwdown, and I'm glad I could see so many of your photos here on Whiskerino.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:51pm -
Childress says:
I'm glad that your first beard was such a positive experience. And on an international stage, no less.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:12pm -
Grower&Shower says:
Meet again we shall. I'm always looking for a reason to get up to Seattle.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:50pm -
mattyc says:
it was great bearding with you and meeting you on the real too.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:30pm -
mattyc says:
tacos for life.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:30pm -
mattyc says:
also got some wicked donut WANT going on right now
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:30pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
@mackle is "a beard among five o'clock shadows"
that's pretty awesome
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:32pm -
9schwander says:
thanks for everything, man. It's been great.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:50pm -
jnonfiction says:
Here's to your future children, @GrownUnknown. And to the Future. And to the Unknown.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:53pm -
zackle says:
A beard among five o'clock shadows. I like that.

It's been a pleasure, sir. Great meeting you. I hope to see you in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:59pm -
Phil says:
Thanks for the unending greatness. See you again in the future!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:04pm -
Pip says:
Bye! Enjoy your breakfast.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:18pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot.


Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:16pm -
bobafred says:
was this photo taken in your house? i like everything about it. the table, the brick wall, the wood wall, the t-shirt, the coffee mug, the donuts. be well.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:36pm -
Fledgling Brewer says:
Great meeting and talking with you as well. If—no, when—I make it up to your fine city I will pay you a visit and we can compare Bellevues among other things. Take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:13pm -
chadmcclarnon says:
You rock man! Seriously, I mean that! Good luck in July, it will be epic! if you care to follow our wedding planning exploits CLAME
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:13pm -
[j.kent.r] says:
Awesome and totally surprising to have met you in Nashville. My condolences to you and your employment at Microsoft. LOL!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:25pm -
Chinese Wildman says:
It was great to meet you in Nashville. If I'm ever in Seattle again, I'll be sure to look you up. Take care of yourself.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:33pm -
zooky says:
This was taken at Top Pot Doughnuts, not at the house. Lovely, isn't it? One of the things that makes Seattle cozy. Hope to see you all in this corner of the USA sometime.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:53pm -
Spitzer says:
i'm really glad @zooky told you about this thing and that you were able to make it to see everyone in Nashville. now keep growing and showing!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:55pm -
jason says:
great sentiments and awesome shots this whole time. take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:03pm -
Fofe says:
I love this final caption. I think we represented the West Coast well. Great growing with you. Hope are trails can cross int he future.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:12pm -
themightyjones says:
Amazing shot. Take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:14pm -
Poe says:
that sounds like a lovely interrogation.

Good to grow and show with you!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:35pm -
revgoomba says:
Take care my good man... and take care of that special lady you gots there!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:56pm -
wondermade says:
Good to have met you here, and in person.
Stay well!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:59pm -
Vanbert says:
i want that mug to drink tea. i had a blast following your post and . take care man.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:59pm -
Patchy Stache says:
Good luck, and godspeed, good sir. I hope your kids do in fact ask for those things and you're able to share your experiences. :)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:09pm -
Eric the Beard says:
Hey neighbor on a hill. it was really fun sharing this experience with you. And we should do a post shot. That would be fun. It was fun following you and i wish you the best!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:25pm -
yourfavorite says:
Om nom nom! You've made me hungry now! Anyway, so long for now sir. I've had an amazing time here and I'm really glad you were a part of it. Hope to see you in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:43pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
Awww :)
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 3:44am -
Twisted Sistare says:
Thanks for being here. You've had some amazing photos! Take care.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:24am -
ben says:
it's been wonderful growing with you.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:31pm -
Just Jamey says:
You're a fine fella! God bless you.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:57pm -
l_etranger_ says:
such a pleasure whiskering with you sir. bon voyage!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:11pm -
hale. says:
thanks for being here and thanks for taking a ton of creative and wonderful images that i should have commented on but i didn't. i regret that. thanksfully i can always go back and marvel at them.

it has been a pleasure participating alongside of you. take care and be well.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:21pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
120 days. No shaving. No small feat. We made it! Congrats.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:47pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.