Whiskerino 2009

Army of Whiskers

does not believe in itch.

Posing for a @hale portrait.

When I first heard the concept behind Whiskerino I though, "Amusing, but there's no way I could make it without shaving for FOUR months!" Yet, I couldn't help but checkout the site photos every few days. I even traveled to the '07 Throwdown as a non-grower, supporter (aka lurker). In the end, it was the people of Whiskerino that drew me to take the plunge and finally participate this time around.

I'm sad to see Whiskerino end, but so glad I had the opportunity to participated. I consider myself many awesome friends richer.

If we haven't connected outside of Whiskerino yet, let's do so:

twitter.com/jjhageman (somewhat neglected during whiskerino)

Also, statue children alt

posted: February 28 @ 1:48pm


robberfly says:
Nice growing & showing w/ you. Best wishes!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:58pm -
mynameisjason says:
bye. it's been great!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:24pm -
Vanbert says:
great meeting you and the wife. lets do it again. lucky guy to be shot by famous @hale. don't be a stranger if you're in town. take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:11pm -
Grower&Shower says:
It's been awesome and your beard is incredible! Farewell but hopefully not for too long.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:57pm -
miguelito says:
you beard is good. so so good.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:05pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
man, i am glad you participated.
What an awesome beard, and I had a blast meeting you in person.
Happy Trails my friend
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:24pm -
TheStride says:
It's been so good. Thanks for choosing to grow a beard. I've really enjoyed your pictures throughout.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:38pm -
mattyc says:
you are lucky to have hale take a photo of you... he's a pretty good photographer...but don't tell him I said so. Thanks for growing with me.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:40pm -
Robfrenzy says:
man it was awesome hanging out with you. See you in the future sometime, hopefully.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:52pm -
Yogi Beard says:
I entered with the caveat to my friends and family that I would "trim my beard when it started to look bad." I'm glad I didn't. I'm also glad you stuck around as well. Best of luck to you, sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:52pm -
mackle says:
Thanks for upgrading yourself from Lurker to full-on participant. I meant to have a legit chat with you at the Throwdown but I kept running around trying to take care of weird little things like mixing Soft Serve mix. Damn shame on me for not making that effort.

However, I KNOW I am coming out to Phoenix in the foreseeable future and we will get some beers at that time and have a proper chat.

You're good peoples.. thanks so much for growing and showing with us. I am pleased as punch that you're a part of this thing.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:13pm -
EdwardTeach says:
dude, you are one of the nicest guys in the world.

It was so great to see your photos. and chat with you a little bit.

thanks for bearding with us.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:16pm -
EdwardTeach says:
also, your beard is really good.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:16pm -
jnonfiction says:
Yes, let's. I bet it would be sweet.

Thanks, @ArmyofWhiskers. You've been fun to do this with.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:50pm -
Phil says:
your beard is a beard for beards to aspire to. See you out there!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:12pm -
C says:
Keep the troops growing there Army - it has been great show.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:13pm -
ilikeschool says:
bye sir. glad i got to meet you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:23pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
Great final photo!!!

love it!!!

peace bro!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:01pm -
pcain says:
it was great meeting you and I hope we keep in touch!

your beard is awesome btw. seriously awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:26pm -
Andrew says:
thanks for always posting really great images, I always enjoyed seeing your photos. keep taking them and posting to flickr.

so good to actually meet you and get to hang out even if it was really brief. if I ever come to Phoenix I'm looking you up.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:17pm -
Presto Beardo says:
I think you were a totally perfect substitute for an Awol Funkfinger, you can tell him I said that, adios!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:18pm -
ThatGuy says:
Man, it was a true pleasure to follow your shots for the last four months. I had a blast. Thaks for being awesome and sharing that massive beard with the rest of us.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:54pm -
Poe says:
The next time I'm in Phenix I'm going to roll your house with @hale.

I'm kidding. Welcome to the whiskerino - I too was a lurker for a few weeks in 2003. I like to think of it as sort of try before you buy.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:08pm -
themightyjones says:
Awesome stuff. Keep the beard strong. Be well!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:19pm -
Ace says:
so you know what? we kinda hung out a lot and i liked that. also you seem like a cool dude in person as well as photo. you know how you look at a dude on here and think, "hmmm... that guy id probably hang out with?" i always thought that of you. haha.

no but really. i enjoyed your photos this time around a lot jeremy and im glad you participated rather than lurked. plus your beard is way burly... you should keep it going. i hope to aspire to your beard stature in the future. and to be honest, and i meant to tell you this in person, but i like your style a lot. i kinda makes me jealous. anyways, im coming back through arizona on my way home sometime in march so ill be sure to let you know when so we can hang out again. im glad we dont live too far apart.

its been fun bearding with ya buddy.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:20pm -
zackle says:

Take care, friend. See you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:25pm -
wondermade says:
If I manage my Phoenix trip (loosely schedule for sometime this year) we'll hang more.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:37pm -
Fofe says:
Amazing beard. It really wasn't hard to grow for 4 months with such a support system. Nice to meet you at the TD, and I hope our paths cross again sometime.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:58pm -
Patchy Stache says:
:) Really great, dude. I'm glad it was as wonderful for you as it was for myself and many others. Good luck and godspeed in your future endeavors. Whiskeroonis forever!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:11pm -
Eric the Beard says:
Way to be sir, you really did great and it was fun bearding with you!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:31pm -
David Knapp says:
It was really great to you meet you and hang out as well. Here's to a Phoenix meet up in 2010.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:45pm -
dizzywizard says:
thank you for the comment.
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot.


Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:51pm -
North Beard South says:
it was great getting beardly with you these 4 months
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:06am -
Dschonn says:
This whole thing is a whirlwind and I truly wish I could have gotten to know you better. If I ever make it to Phoenix, I'll try to gather as many people to me as possible, and you will be one of them. Here's hoping I see you in May.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:26am -
cary norton says:
glad you made the trip man. a pleasure to grow and show with your likes.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:36am -
Just Jamey says:
It was a joy to hang with you and visit. Godspeed!

(I'll be in touch! Or you do so.)
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:10pm -
l_etranger_ says:
good to see you heres sir. it has been a pleasure serving Beardistan with you. Bon voyage!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:19pm -
Johnny Rebellious says:
Even though I would sometimes go to sleep before you posted, I must say that I enjoyed and looked forward to all your photos.... not to mention that massive beard of yours. And like you said, it was good to at least bump into one another and shake hands. See you in Facebook land.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:03pm -
kidstatic says:
Now you dont have to hunt. Clame.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:47pm -
hale. says:
haha, sneaky. too bad i am a terrible photographer and these didn't turn out as well as i had liked. but thanks for being a good sport.

actually they haven't all been developed yet.

i am really happy that you were here the whole run, and you brought some serious game, both with noel (spy vs spy!!!) and on your own. you make phoenix and beards and statues of children proud.

we live in the same city, so that means we get to hang out often. let's make that happen.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:57pm -
revgoomba says:
Emma and I want to see Las Vegas... is that near you?
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:43pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.