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  • posted: February 28 @ 2:54pm
Goodbye from MU to you!

I honestly did not know what I was getting into when I signed up for this crazy experience (experiment). I knew I could grow a beard, so I had that covered, but that was about it.

It took me some time "get into" this whole experience, but I soon found the more I put into it the more meaningful it would be. And let me say, it has been memorable and truly unforgettable. I have been daily astounded by so much greatness each of you has brought to this site.

This experience has for me been one of family and has strengthened that bond even tighter for the loved ones you see here. I thank them for their (mostly) happy participation!

It has also been one of brotherhood. Even though I know few of you truly well in the usual sense, I do feel like I know you as you have shared yourself with me and have allowed me to share myself and my family with you over these last four months.

I count each of you as brothers and will miss each of you!

MU

Comments

Vanbert says:
i love you and your family. you're truly an amazing man. take care ninjas.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:55pm -
jclutch says:
You're a gentleman and a scholar sir, been a pleasure growing with you!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:56pm -
robberfly says:
It's been great growing & showing with you. Best wishes!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:56pm -
sariebell says:
I've enjoyed the peek into your life with your lovely family, mu. You guys take care and we'll see you soon perhaps!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:57pm -
tedford says:
i sleep better at night knowing there are quality ninjas just up the road a piece. thanks for sharing yourself and your family with all of us. it's been amazing.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:58pm -
Yogi Beard says:
Your beard is a sight to behold. It's been amazing how you got your great family involved. Best of luck to you and yours, sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:03pm -
Fofe says:
It's been a pleasure meeting you and your family both on the site and in person. You have a truly awesome beard that really shines in this kind of event. One of the quotes that I'll remember is yours from yesterday...

"When this is all over...

I will be tending to skinned knees and snotty noses

...and it will be EPIC."

Well said! Whiskerino is not about replacing anything in our lives, but really finding that focus and community that can enrich it.

All the best to you and your family.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:03pm -
aaron b says:
You DEFINITELY have the beard growing covered. I'm disappointed that I didn't make it to the throwdown, but it's been fun growing and showing with you. Take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:03pm -
RyRy says:
love it! Great to meet you and your wife at the throwdown. You're both awesome people!


Now help me make sure Matthew posts one last pic!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:04pm -
mu says:
@Fofe YOU NAILED IT!!!! This was a gift I was not looking for but did truly find through all of this. I won't ever forget your quote, this is just so so true:

"Whiskerino is not about replacing anything in our lives, but really finding that focus and community that can enrich it." - this sums it up like nothing else, just perfect!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:08pm -
Dave says:
@Mu it was a pleasure to get to meet you and share this experience. Please dont be a stranger
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:21pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
I can't wait to come to your house and make fun of you man.
It has been a pleasure meeting you in person and I can't wait to get to know all of you better.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:58pm -
Grower&Shower says:
You have a beautiful family and are truly blessed. Thank you for sharing your world with us and thank you for your kind words to me throughout this journey.

God bless. Take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:12pm -
mackle says:
i am STILL kicking myself for not catching up with you at the Throwdown. You have such a wonderful family and really brought greatness to our lands (um.. that Ninja pic is 150% EPIC now and forever as far as I'm concerned). Thanks for participating and playing a fantastic part in this crazy experience/experiment.

Godspeed to you and yours.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:31pm -
EdwardTeach says:
thanks for participating. that beard is king.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:59pm -
mattyc says:
you family is really really awesome and it is an inspiration for me to watch a guy much older than myself play with his kids as if he were a kid. I know we only get brief glimpses into one another's lives on here but i can tell you are a great father and that your kids not only love you dearly but they are your freinds too and love playing with you... Hell i'd love playing with you too. you gots cool toys. It was fun watching you get into the website and really make the most of it. and you rule.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:14pm -
Matthew_Moore says:
See yA, family. See ya, ninja!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:31pm -
jnonfiction says:
@mu, thanks for your encouragement and all your kind words. i'm sure our families would have an amazing day at the zoo together, were our geography different. you're doing something right.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:47pm -
Pip says:
Bye team! I've enjoyed all that you've done this year and hope to see you around much more soon. Take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:29pm -
themightyjones says:
You have a beautiful, beautiful family. That includes the beard. Be well!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:39pm -
Phil says:
You are an inspiration. Also your beard is spectacular. Keep being an exemplar human being!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:42pm -
Phil says:
also he's a ninja.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:42pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot.

Slán!

:)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:01pm -
R E N A U D says:
great photo and an amazing write-up. I'm glad you "got it" and Whiskerino was awesome for you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:29pm -
mynameisjason says:
you and your family are the best! thanks for being here.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:48pm -
zackle says:
Thank you so much for your kind words, brother.
If you change your mind about May, we'll take you with open arms.

In any case, take care of yourself and that great looking family you've got there.

Farewell, brother.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:54pm -
gragaband says:
Glad you stuck around. That is a very nice beard.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:56pm -
Nate Frog says:
You have an amazingly beautiful family! Godspeed to you sir!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:00pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
MU!!!!
you are one TOP WHISKERINO!!!
total respect to ya bro!!!!
THANKYOU for your support & friendship all through this!!!

I have also printed out the general lee photo, havent assembled it yet, but i see your email here & i will send you the photo as promised!!!

peace & love!!!
Best wishes to you & your family!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:16pm -
Presto Beardo says:
Absolutely fantastic family! Thanks for the inspiration
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:17pm -
pcain says:
a nashville beardup sounds awesome
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:24pm -
wondermade says:
What a family!
Unless my wife gets pregnant (again) in the next year, and presuming we get this addition done, be looking for an email from me about adoption. Or just one about having awesome families.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:07pm -
keifel says:
you have been magnificent sir. it's been an honour. looking forward to hanging out with you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:16pm -
jason says:
it's really been great getting to know you over these past months. you take great shots...i especially enjoy these with the family. it's too bad you won't be joining us in may, but you'll be with us in spirit. take care, and hopefully our paths will cross again soon!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:45pm -
Grown Unknown says:
Thanks for the comments on my photos and I hope you enjoyed Whiskerino as much as I did (and it looks that way).

Take care-
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:50pm -
Sir Jellobeard says:
fare thee well friend. i have a feeling you are correct. much love to you and your family, you all make beautiful energy. i should be headed your way sometime this year, let's play. till then, stay glorious.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:18pm -
Eric the Beard says:
great growing with you!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:49pm -
JamesC says:
I'm sorry that I didn't explain about the ninja stuff before but I'm super-glad you kept going on with the joke. I laughed out loud each time I saw the ninja pics. Obviously you are a man with a huge heart, and now you have a huge beard. It suits you.
Take care, my friend. Stay cool.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:55am -
Ace says:
so i pretty sure i saw you at the throwdown but you seemed quite busy witha handful of children at the bowling alley. alas, it was good to beard with you dude. this shot, along with you in that plaid shirt with your family, is a goal that i hope to achieve someday. thanks.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 3:27pm -
hale. says:
it was a pleasure to whiskerino along side of you. thank you for participating and for introducing us to your wonderful family. best of luck to you in all you do, and take care!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:05pm -
Just Jamey says:
Thank you for your kind words. You're a really great wife, with a really great family. We DO need to get a bunch of guys together when I return. I'll cook something up!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:59pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
From one big beard to another, your beard was massive! It was great growing a beard with you. See you around.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:56pm -
jonnyblueoval says:
great final picture!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:28pm -
Andrew says:
you totally got into it. your beard is the stuff dreams are made of, and you were really cool when I met you. You've got a gorgeous family too!

you're truly living the dream, sir. but you know that. I hope our paths cross gain some day.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:08pm -
l_etranger_ says:
mu, it was good to see you at the TD. the ninja pics were epic and it was just generally a great experience to be able to beard with you. Bon voyage sir!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:11pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.