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  • posted: February 28 @ 8:46am
and so it ends...

Comments

jmathiasxiii says:
CLAME for Day 1.

Things that have changed.

1.) Hair cut
2.) Loss of additional 16 pounds
3.) New shirt.
4.) Stretched ears from 2mm to 8mm
5.) Lighting. Sorry a bit overcast today.
6.) New ink, first in 17 years.
7.) New Man, new friends.

This experience is life-changing. Thank you to @mackle.

Everyone, you always have a place in my heart, my home and on my social networks.

Love you guys. See you soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:51am -
tedford says:
so happy to be your neighbor on this last day. it's been terrific growing and showing with you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:00am -
bobafred says:
looking good dude. go for the yeard!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:13am -
hankbobs says:
if you look at the two pics quickly, it looks like your hair fell from your head to your face.

You lost 16lbs? I think I gained 16 in the same time.

Take care dude, hope to see you in May or elsewhere!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:19am -
specialshoes says:
you are a beast of a participant! your beard is phenomenal. hope to see you in may!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:20am -
sariebell says:
Ok, I could do without the you-know-what (ears) talk, but the other stuff is awesome. Take care, man.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:21am -
sariebell says:
And you.... you are awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:43am -
SoulGlo1976 says:
Nice to meet you at the Throwdown. See you round Music City!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:45am -
robberfly says:
Great growing and showing with you. Best wishes!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:33am -
mynameisjason says:
i'm sad to see this end, but i'm glad to have bearded with you once again. it's always a privilege.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:53am -
cary norton says:
as always, nice work sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:09am -
Moxie says:
I feel your sorrow, friend.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:00pm -
johnatcollege says:
great to meet you hope we meet again
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:26pm -
Grower&Shower says:
I consider you a friend and I hope we will meet again.

I'm feeling a little verklempt...
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:49pm -
Finn MacCool says:
It was great meeting you and I really enjoyed eating breakfast with you Sunday morning. If we're ever in Nashville we'll let you know.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:31pm -
keifel says:
james as always you are stellar. i am proud to call you friend.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:41pm -
mattyc says:
It never ends.... the friendships anyway.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:58pm -
mattyc says:
also the beards don't have to end if you don't want them to.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:59pm -
mattyc says:
oh...and tattoo's are for life...so that surely wont end... It's always a pleasure being involved with you. YOu are a hell of a guy and hella funny to boot. The gentle giant has never more appropriately fit someone.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:00pm -
Jar says:
Hey man, I am bummed we didn't get to talk much at the throwdown, but thanks for being here again, and sharing your beard with the masses. Keep in touch.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:05pm -
Boaz says:
Brother, it's been so much fun and I'm so glad that even though it's over, we still get to hang.

We hope to see you and Dee soon!

...oh and keep the beard; MM :{
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:19pm -
Phil says:
Thank you. see you soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:38pm -
shularbrau says:
See you next time.

I strongly suspect there will be a next time.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:57pm -
revgoomba says:
Don't come to Scotland man... you'll fall in love with it and move here! You're happy where you are... STAY!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:01pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
Life changing indeed. It's been great to have you back.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:19pm -
Pip says:
It's never really goodbye. Only for now.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:21pm -
zackle says:
Still jealous of that tattoo. I need to work on my pain threshold over the summer and hop on the boat.

Take care, J. I'll see you in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:35pm -
Dirty Pirate says:
one man's end is another man's beginning. actually i believe that. which is why im sure our paths will cross in the future. im going to make sure of it.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:51pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
You lost another 16 pounds. Wow man. You have totally kicked ass the past few years. You are to be commended for sure.
It has been great meeting you in person and growing and showing with you my friend.
Happy Trails
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:52pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
jmathiasxiii you have a truly unique interesting & spectacular beard & i have enjoyed watching it grow!
Thankyou for growing with us!

peace & love!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:00pm -
EdwardTeach says:
so bummed, but so happy i got to meet you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:01pm -
elldub says:
James, come visit soon. In the meantime, see you on and/or around the internet.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:32pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot.

Slán agus o n-éirí an bóthar leat

:)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:58pm -
wondermade says:
It's belated, but I vote you keep the beard. Trimmed perhaps, but preserved.

Great to grow and show with you. I expected to have more time to catch up in Nashville, but in the blur of activity I only managed to greet you a few times.

Congrats on the continued weight loss / healthiness, the ink, and the apparently ongoing upward trajectory in life. I'm glad to know you. Be well.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:13pm -
themightyjones says:
Your beard is so awesome. Take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:25pm -
chrisauel says:
It's been nice growing and showing with you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:31pm -
mu says:
My wife likes your tattoo, very sexy she says. So glad my wife and I got to meet you. I am looking forward to a Nashville beardup soon. Hopefully we can get to hang more!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:38pm -
Paragone says:
You are an amazing man Mr. Mathias. I envy you in so many ways.
I hope that I don't kick myself for saying this but we should definitely make time this spring for some lunch. SERIOUsly we need to make that happen.
My best to you and yours.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:59pm -
gfmorris says:
James:

It has been wonderful getting to know you. Your weight loss is an inspiration. :)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:52pm -
Eric the Beard says:
Love it!
Thanks for the fun!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:00pm -
Eric the Beard says:
and holy crap! what did you do with James from day 1?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:01pm -
Spitzer says:
i cannot compete with this beard or your ninja skills. fact.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:01pm -
Sir Jellobeard says:
i should be headed your way sometime this year. i can't stay away from you nashville beards. we can talk then or feel free to pick my brain at joelartz at gmail. be well my friend. it's been righteous.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:21pm -
Poe says:
@jmathiasxiii I would like that - perhaps with a toast to good health and good times.

Also, I just went back and looked at all your photos and your beard is out of control. It's probably one of the wilder ones on here. Good stuff.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:32pm -
Roo says:
it was great growing and showing with you once again my friend. lets hang sometime definitely!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:44pm -
Barefoot says:
So rad gettting to meet you! Next time I am over there I will say hello!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:44pm -
damnweather says:
glad to meet you last weekend jmath. wish we coulda had more time to chat, but you know how it was: insane. take care and see you in may probably.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:49pm -
l_etranger_ says:
you are a beast of a man and a bastion of good heartedness. glad to have met you at the TD. Bon voyage!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:57pm -
bear! says:
seriously wish I could have made it to the TD. You will always have a place to stay in VA
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:04pm -
Boaz says:
yessir, I'm going to try and hold myself to that... see you soon!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:10pm -
jeremyokai says:
you are honestly one of the nicest men I've ever met. i'm glad that I got the chance to hang out with you. see you soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:17pm -
mOtke says:
In a world where giants exist, bakers bake cupcakes and scones, werewolves chase fair maidens into department stores, and glass is see through, one man decided to ask a question. No one actually heard the question because of the loud music playing over the speakers, but the question was asked. He smiled after he asked it, knowing the answer himself. Knowing that no one else would know it.

He sat back and smiled. Knowing.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:09am -
mOtke says:
Let's not be strangers. You're a super nice guy.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:10am -
jonshell says:
Missed seeing you, too. Will you be growing a stache in May?

Don't be a stranger.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:48am -
Kevin! says:
Hey, sorry for seeming disinterested in talking to you at the Throwdown. I assure you I wasn't, but I can be a bit shy. It was fun growing and showing with you these months. Cheers.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 3:42pm -
Ace says:
yeah we didnt talk that much... thats kinda weird considering i felt like we talked a lot in 07. but hey, such is the mystery of whiskerino. im sure ill see you around the internets though. people like us seem to keep in touch for a relative forever you know?
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 3:50pm -
hale. says:
james, what i will say here will not begin to properly express my thoughts. you are an inspiration and an embodiment of the community we have here. it has been an honor being here with you and it is an honor to call you a friend. thank you for all you've done, all you've said, all you've given.

be well.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:47pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
It was good meeting you in person at the throwdown, even if only briefly. Thanks for growing a beard with me. See you around.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:26pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.