Wanna Touch My Moustache?

The before shot.

So, how’s your Movember going? Mine’s going quite well, thank you very much. Well, except for the fact that my wife has threatened to leave me. You know, because of this whole moustache thing I’ve got going on. Don’t get me wrong. She’s loves the sentiment behind it. And what’s not to love? I’m leveraging social media for social good by drawing attention to men’s health issues (prostate cancer chief among them) by growing a moustache, then blogging, tweeting and posting Facebook updates about it. My hope, of course, is that you’ll support my efforts (as well as those of the other men on my team) by making a donation.

So, yeah, Caroline loves the sentiment behind it. Yet, still, she’s married to me which means she’s (presumably) attracted to me. And those of you who have either seen Caroline or know her in real life already realize what a coup that is. Sadly though, the coup is being threatened as it seems as if this sickly-looking caterpillar I’m sporting is all but extinguishing said attraction.

Or so I gathered by our exchange this morning.

“So,” I said pucking up to give her a better look, “how do you like it?”

“I don’t. I don’t like it. It looks stupid, which, in turn, means you look stupid.”

Yes. Well.

Looking stupid, I suppose, comes with the territory. But, honestly, it’s been fun. And as I groomed the deplorable thing this morning, I felt a certain connection to my dad who, himself, died of prostate cancer. It’s men like him whom I’m honoring and men like the ones you know and love in your every day life for whom I’m growing this pathetic thing. Because we all need to take the health issues we face more seriously. And by raising money / raising awareness, I’m hoping to play a small part in nudging us ever further in that direction.

SO, without further ado, I suppose I owe you a photographic update. But before I give you that, I also owe a few of you something else: a big THANK YOU! I’m sneaking up to the $1,000 mark and my team has raised $6,000 so far. And we’re barely a month in! I appreciate all of you who’ve donated more than I can say.

For those of you who haven’t donated, please consider doing so. No amount is too small. Simply visit this page: http://mobro.co/johncaveosborne then click the “donate to me” icon and enter your credit card information. The site is completely and totally secure. All proceeds will funnel to my team and go toward the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Livestrong and the Movember Foundation.

Thanks, and have a great Movember. OH, and here are some pics for you to laugh at.

the Mo up Clo

Two words: Simply. Horrendous.

Or is it horrendous?

Wait. Is that a zit next to my nose?

Zit or not, I'm hot.

Surely Caroline can stick it out, no?

Again, please consider donating. Go to my Movember homepage, http://mobro.co/johncaveosborne, by clicking HERE, then click on the “donate to me” icon and enter your information.

Thank you!

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About john cave osborne

John Cave Osborne is a writer whose work has appeared on such sites as DisneyBaby, Babble, YahooShine, TLC and the Huffington Post. He was also referenced by Jezebel one time, but he’s pretty sure they were making fun of him. He and his wife, Caroline, live with their five children and spastic dog in Knoxville, TN. Nothing annoys him more than joke-heavy bios written in the third person, with the possible exception of Corey Feldman.

  • http://fathermuskrat.com/ muskrat

    Laughing out loud.  At you.  But glad you’re (we’re) raising all this money!

    • http://johncaveosborne.com John Cave Osborne

      i think i heard you. and you’re right. it is cool that we’re raising this money. i hope we raise a bunch!

  • http://izzymom.com IzzyMom

    It looks good on you!

    • http://johncaveosborne.com John Cave Osborne

      don’t you ever come to my website and lie like that again, okay? (and thanks!)

  • The Dmestic Goddess

    I am normally a huge fan of facial hair. But…I think you woulda been better served with a goatee. Of course, I am not married to you so what do I know? Nothing. That’s right. Also? I am not so sure about facial hair and certain types of…relations. You know. Erm. Things you do in bed for $100, Alex.

    • http://johncaveosborne.com John Cave Osborne

      what i replied to peryl warrants repeating: just to be abundantly clear, i think i look like total shit. period. paragraph. end of story.

      sadly, rules specifically say no goatee or beard growing, then shaving to the MO. gotta be a MO the whole time. in fact, i’m pretty sure my (patethic attempt at a) soul patch is a no-no, too.

      as is, um, certain types of… relations.

      yes. well. (you rock.)

  • http://blog.seattlepi.com/parentingadabsurdum/ Peryl

    Gotta go with your wife on this one. Love the sentiment. But the mustache alone? Maybe if you added a Santa beard…

    • http://johncaveosborne.com John Cave Osborne

      peryl, i wanna make one thing abundantly clear. i look like total shit and i know it. thanks for tweeting!

  • http://twitter.com/homeanduncool Home and Uncool

    Three words – Just for Men. Good work, fellow non-shaver.

    • http://johncaveosborne.com John Cave Osborne

      dude. that was seriously classic. i totally need JFM. thing how bad-ass it’d look then, no? glad to be teamed up with you, buddy.

  • Seattledad

    Well done JCO.  Next can you pose with a picture of your liesure van? 

    Kidding!  Lookin good man.  Kudos to you.