Whiskerino 2009

Chad Pugh

is worthy of being followed.

Jessamine and I's romance began during the first Whiskerino and nearly 7 years later, we're kissing Whiskerino goodbye as husband and wife. It's a passionate kiss, though.

I'll keep some version of the beard and she'll keep on loving it. Thanks for being friends; you will always be. Do not hesitate to call, email or fax if you're swinging by NYC — I want to hang out with you.

Of course, @mackle - this entire decade of my life has been hued with the colors of your work.
posted: February 28 @ 9:11pm


EdwardTeach says:
great shot.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:12pm -
XscatteredshowersX says:
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:12pm -
EdwardTeach says:
team #love.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:12pm -
Vanbert says:
best bocce player ever. you should play for the Olympic team if they have one. thank you so much for that day, best of the entire weekend. if you're in LA lets do it again. take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:14pm -
jarrodms says:
great shot!!! your photos have been great
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:14pm -
Pip says:
Cute kids.

You're an Original, and for that reason, and so many more, you're awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:14pm -
R E N A U D says:
lucky man. looking forward to coming out to NYC this summer.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:14pm -
Grower&Shower says:
It was great to meet you and your lovely wife at Roberts in Nashville. Again, you've got moves that heal wounds!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:14pm -
Paragone says:
I'm really sad that I didn't get to meet your wife, nor did you get to meet mine BUT we are planning a trip up north very soon so I will look you up. Thanks for bringing the Pugh sauce to this crazy event. To bad your brother couldn't hang. jerk.

Take care Mr. Chad
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:16pm -
Kevin! says:
In my heart, you will always have a monstrous beard. The kind of beard that causes children to hold tight their mother's calfs for safety.

Somehow I haven't gotten to know you especially well over the past couple years. I always thought you seemed like a cool dude, so we should do something about that. Or not. Whichever.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:16pm -
Fledgling Brewer says:
What a great/beautiful note to end on. I have friends in Brooklyn that I'll hopefully be visiting soon and if so I'll look you up.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:17pm -
mims attack says:
goodnight sweet Epic Hair Guy. glad you started posting more near the end.. always loved your photos. stay warm up in ny.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:19pm -
c dub says:
I love you two. Great to have met you through this forum of mighty men.I will certainly see you soon. Spring time in New York it is. Take care of each other.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:20pm -
Davis says:
hey dude - cool beard.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:20pm -
hale. says:
but i don't have your fax number.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:29pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot. ye make a lovely couple.

(i love your work)

Slán agus go n-éirí an bóthar leat

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:32pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
You are awesome in photo and rad in person. It was good chatting with you in person during the throwdown. Hopefully I can send some work your way soon.

I make it out to NYC about once a year, so I may take you up on your offer to hang out. And you should come visit Phoenix some time and hang out with hale, noelix and I.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:35pm -
Poe says:
haha... Chad I feel like I'm signing your year book. Hi5 to the 7 year OGs !

I'll fax you the next time I'm in NYC... (which I think will be Tuesday for meetings)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:41pm -
wondermade says:
Great exit photo. If you have a son, you should name him @mackle (with the '@' sign).
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:44pm -
zackle says:
Can I fax you on occasion even if I'm not in the greater NYC area?

Also, you win the senior superlative for Best Hair. Hands down.

Take it easy, Chad. See you in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:46pm -
Rolf Bastard says:
@chadpugh, great to see you at the TD. Julia and I never stay away from NYC too long so we'll be knocking down your door soon enough.

be well.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:49pm -
julialikesbeards says:
Look at you beautiful people. We're coming to find you sometime soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:56pm -
Spitzer says:
it was great to chat with you briefly at the Throwdown. stay in touch... i'm sure a visit to NYC will be in the cards later this year.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:09pm -
Katie says:
Sweet; I'll fax you next time I'm in NYC so I can come over and pet your cats.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:18pm -
Ace says:
so chad... i know our interaction at the past 2 throwdown were quite minimal, ( i think i danced with you at one point in the night right?) but i must say, i enjoy your photos every whiskerino. they borderline wacky and insane usually... just the way i like it. if im in new york ever, i probably wont get a hold of you because i dont know you that well at all... but then again maybe i will for the heck of it. stay golden dude.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:23pm -
jmathiasxiii says:
Chad, it's been an honor.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:26pm -
kidstatic says:
i think you're tops man. that quaff you have on top of your head brings jealousy to my heart.

i have two brothers. you have two brothers. good times.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:35pm -
jason says:
you're a lucky man. great shots these past four months.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:44pm -
herr neas says:
bye chad
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:45pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
Cue Alicia Keys.

Awesome to see you again. In the-internets-are-real kind of way.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:47pm -
jeremyokai says:
one of the first whiskeroonis i ever met. i'd have it no other way. i hope to see you soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:01pm -
mattyc says:
such a cute last shot... it was super fun hanging out at your inlaws even if i suck at bocci ball. Also you has awesome hair.. me is jealous.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:08pm -
Noelix says:
Chad I am soooooo sorry for confusing you with Bryan! Your participation in this crazy thing is legendary.
Best wishes,
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:14pm -
Grown Unknown says:
Chad it was fun getting to meet you and Jessamine in Nashville... your contribution and history here are a big reason people like me got into it on the last go round. I hope the next time I'm in Queens you'll be up for a drink and/or chat.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:26pm -
Wheat Beard. says:
You're a king around here, and rightfully so. I'm happy we got to catch up in Nashville, hopefully we'll be able to kick-it in NYC sometime.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:27pm -
hale. says:
this is a lovely photo by the way. more from us soon. be well you two. xo.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:48pm -
mackle says:
jesus chad.. I've been browsing the site for like 5 hours now leaving comments and I hit this and got a tiny bit teary. I know you wouldn't approve of such un-man-ly activities but this is just beyond sweet.

I cherish our friendship. I can't begin to express how much I love knowing the whole Pugh family. Those six weeks in Casey's apartment hanging out with you regularly are among hte best of my whole life. I'm floored that I get to be friends with you... and Jessamine.. and Casey.. and Bryan.. etc. etc. You have improved my life by an exponential degree that mathematicians can't even comprehend.

So, that was totally over the top but I'm digging into some wine and it's all flowing out. You are fantastic and I love you.

Your Beard Is Luxurious.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:11am -
Chad Pugh says:
@mackle - Strong men also cry. I wanted Jessamine to just be in the picture kissing my beard goodbye, but then I realized how long and special this event has been. The result is of me realizing how long this community and, most of all, you have been a part of my life. Thanks again, I'm glad this web site doesn't mean the end of ours and ever friendship you've delivered to me.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:19am -
damnweather says:
hey. you've always been really cool to me and i totally appreciate it. thanks for inviting me out to your inlaw's giant home. btw, i regret not taking you up on that offer to pee in the house. i feel bad that @robozo didn't get his rental car deposit back.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:31am -
Ula O cealleigh says:
This is fantastic! I wish you both all the best! Lucky guy!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:17am -
robberfly says:
It was great growing and showing with you. Best wishes!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:30am -
Patrick says:
Great seeing you two again, and I hope you guys can come visit New Orleans sometime!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:47am -
Ozzy Nelson says:
Your participation sucked.
But I still love the crap out of you Chad.
happy trails my friend.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:09am -
Thommy says:
PUGHS never die
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:45am -
Presto Beardo says:
The Pugh Brothers are a weird genetic experiment gone right, see you around the interwebs sir.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:30am -
miguelito says:
it might be awkward if i hung out with you in NYC cuz we didn't get much time to really talk at all at the Throwdown, but i'd love to pick your brain and if the offer's still on the table for a jamoke like me, i'd love to visit sometime.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:17am -
miguelito says:
i mean, i've heard nothing but respect from @renaud about you... and i like to live vicariously. :D
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:23am -
brandon says:
You are a giant among beards. Good luck and love to both of you, wherever life takes you next.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:18am -
Zach says:
great last shot. take care!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:54am -
Phil says:
The ones who love us. We do it all for them. See you in THE FUTURE!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:53pm -
Finn MacCool says:
Our short chat it the Throwdown was pleasant. I'd say you had the best hair there as well. It's been great.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:31pm -
specialshoes says:
though i only met you briefly and had the shortest of exchanges, you seemed rad and I've heard nothing but great things about you. awesome growing and showing with you. your photos are rad and your parting caption is inspiring. hope all continues to stay well in your life and perhaps our paths can cross again when i have had fewer alcoholic beverages.

take care and best wishes.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:30pm -
Eric the Beard says:
Thats really sweet, thanks for the good times sir,
Good luck to you!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:22pm -
l_etranger_ says:
epic beard! bon voyage good sir.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:47pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.