Whiskerino 2009

No trimming! No shaping! Embrace the Whiskerino!

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  • posted: February 28 @ 11:34am
It's me or the dog. You decide.

Gutted I didn't have decent camera for the last few days.

I'd like to say thanks to @revgoomba for the introduction to whiskerino and thanks @mackle for making this incredible experience possible. I enjoyed taking part in this off-site (if you've read my story you'll know what I mean). I had no idea how much this would take over my life when I was brought onto the site, I lost a lot of work hours but feel I've gained a lot of friends it was fantastic to meet you all at the throwdown and the whole experience was more than worth the drop in productivitiy.

Keep in touch: johnatcollege [at] hotmail [dot] com
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I you've read this far I should let you know that I went ahead and trimmed not long after this photo. The good news is, I'm keeping a beard of some sorts. Click to see

Comments

sariebell says:
It was great meeting you at the TD and your story is a Whisker-legend! I hope you don't shave yourself or your poor dog. Take care and I'll see you at Throwdown: Scotland. I think.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:36am -
robberfly says:
Boise st has a great football program.
Nice growing & showing w/ you. Best wishes!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:41am -
Grower&Shower says:
The dog, the dog! It's been great John. So glad I met you in Nashville. Take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:56am -
Yogi Beard says:
Shave the dog and add it to your beard! It's been a pleasure. Glad you made it in. Best of luck to you, sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:07pm -
rnnbrwn says:
Great to meet you, John. Hopefully team #scotland will have a few beers to finalise our beards.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:11pm -
c dub says:
Man, I'm bummed we didn't meet at the Throwdown.
The trim looks great. Glad you didn't torture Buddy instead : )
Are you on flickr?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:56pm -
Dave says:
It was a pleasure to meet you! I have already sent a FB friend request!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:02pm -
tedford says:
you getting on board was an awesome event and a testament to the spirit of whiskerino. take care of yourself. it's been a pleasure.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:07pm -
blowmage says:
Love the shirt! Go Broncos!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:21pm -
JamesC says:
Good to see you again! I love seeing the shirt but I think you'd look better in blue or maybe white version, or perhaps a hooded sweatshirt and mittens, what size hat do you wear?

Stay cool brother!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:34pm -
michaeljstraub says:
Oh my god it all came off. For the most part.

I'm so glad you got to be a part of this and even more glad that you and rev made it to The Throwdown. You have been a great contribution and lots of fun.



Enough of this sentimental nonsense, go shave that dog!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:47pm -
ben says:
it was great hanging out with you and i look forward to the day we do it again on your turf.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:49pm -
Finn MacCool says:
It was awesome getting to chat with you Friday at the Throwdown. Definitely one of the more memorable conversations. Probably has something to do with the accent. I'm glad you were able to join late in the game.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:00pm -
Marko says:
So glad you joined up this year and it was an honor having you in the States for the throwdown. Glad we have met. Hoping to make it over to the Island soon. Will let you know when we do.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:43pm -
Boaz says:
it was great to meet you at the throwdown and grow with you these past four months... keep growing, it suits you
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:52pm -
mattyc says:
CLAME for what i'm keeping.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:58pm -
mattyc says:
it rocked balls hanging with you on the internets and on the real lifes.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:58pm -
mattyc says:
oh and you have one hell of an awesome awkward story to tell about how you got invited to join a bearded website a couple months in.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:59pm -
revgoomba says:
Hey! You look good with a tamed beard (I knew you would though). I hope you seriously think about Moustache May... just think... you, me, Kev... THE DREAM TEAM!!!!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:08pm -
mattyc says:
so when i clamed that clame i was totally hoping that's what it was... once it loaded i laughed again.. that was so funny when i finally got clamed that like 5 days after.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:57pm -
shularbrau says:
Pleasure to meet you. Some day I'm coming to your side of the pond and looking you up.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:24pm -
Phil says:
You are an awesome crazy wild man and I love you. There I said it. Keep making the world a more fun place to be.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:35pm -
jarrodms says:
going around nashville with you was a blast stay in touch my friend
jdog13[at]comcast[dot[net]
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:51pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
I am so glad you decided to attend the TD. You are one of the most fun people I have ever met. I wish we could have hung out a lot more. It was so great meeting you. So great.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:55pm -
Pip says:
So great to meet you! I hope you Scotland boys stay awesome, and hopefully we'll get over to visit one of these days.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:04pm -
Dirty Pirate says:
dog. dog. dog. And I wont "Click to see". This is what you'll always look like in my book. hopefully, i'll see you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:21pm -
Jar says:
So glad I got a chance to meet you. Team Scotland is an epic win in my book. You guys all rock.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:39pm -
zooky says:
Go forth, Team Scotland! Rock on forever.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:18pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
lolol just dont shave too low haha.

see you around, mabe when you finish college! lol!!
peace be with you!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:33pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot. (please don't shave the dog!)

Slán!

:)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:34pm -
RyRy says:
adding you on facebook, sir. Pleasure to meet a fellow Kevin Smith fan. Thanks for coming to trivia this past Tuesday.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:06pm -
keifel says:
john it was a pleasure to hang out with you. looking forward to visiting sometime in the future.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:16pm -
themightyjones says:
Take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:55pm -
Andrew says:
It was super cool getting to meet and hang out with you. I have really enjoyed your photos, all the way back into the tumblr days. I'm glad you were able to make the switch to the actual site.

I want to visit Scotland some day and when I do I'm looking you up and we'll have to watch the Rangers take it to hoops.

Let's make sure we stay in touch on facebook.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:00pm -
Chinese Wildman says:
It was absolutely great to meet you in Nashville, John. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. It's been a fun four months, and it's been entertaining following your photos. Heather and I will be sure to look you up and buy you a beer when we're on your side of the planet. Until then you take care of yourself.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:43pm -
TheStride says:
THE DOG!!!

Thanks for coming all the way to the US for the throwdown. It was great getting to meet you. Be well, sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:04pm -
Eric the Beard says:
Does that say Boise? I am glad you were a part of this!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:56pm -
revgoomba says:
GO BOISE!!!!!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:26pm -
Fofe says:
I am so impressed by you guys coming all the way from Scotland and so glad you did. Great to meet you. You really made the TD experience unforgettable. Best to you in all your future endeavors. If you ever get back to the States and are in the San Francisco area, drop a line. I'll be happy to buy you a beer and show you the sites. Take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:55pm -
l_etranger_ says:
so glad you could make it to the TD. bon voyage sir!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:55pm -
Maggie says:
see you later this month, buddy. you big sack of noise.

such a pleasure and thanks for all the laughs!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:23am -
revgoomba says:
Hahahah ahahah!!!!!!! He is a big sack of noise!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:05am -
hale. says:
really sorry we didn't talk more. i will come to scotland and we will fix that.

take care and be well.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:38pm -
wondermade says:
I remember when Drew first mentioned your participation. I emailed him telling him that Michael would surely let you on the site. But you didn't think you'd keep up. But here you are, a participant in every sense. I'm glad you took the challenge, owned and whiskerino-ed with us.
I'm glad we had breakfast too, even if it was waaaay to early for you. Keep @revgoomba in line.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:04pm -
BryanHunter says:
Can't wait to throw down some Buckfast and haggis with you and @revgoomba when @irishsquire and I next make the crossing. All the best!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:43pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
Your trimmed beard hair looks weird just sitting in your hands.

I'm glad you were able to sneak into the party. It was a pleasure meeting you at the Throwdown, even if only briefly. It was amazing that you came around the world to hang with us. Hope you enjoyed the US. I'd love to have a few pints with you someday in Scotland.

Thanks for growing a beard with me. See you around.

PS - Whenever you make it back to the states, come check out the Grand Canyon and/or hang out with hale, noelix and I.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 10:51pm -
Dschonn says:
Man, you're great. I just know I'll get out to Glasgow to visit you and Rev and we'll paint the town red. Or orange. Whichever you prefer. I owe you a drink. Thanks for flattering me by complimenting my accents, and please do consider Moustache May.


It's like Whiskerino Lite.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 10:51pm -
revgoomba says:
@BryanHunter - can't wait!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:29pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.