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How does Feren celebrate his 28th birthday? - Paint It Black
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How does Feren celebrate his 28th birthday?
Today was my 28th birthday. Being that it had been such a quiet, easy going day... I did something impulsive before going out to dinner with lady_curmudgeon, roho and enveri.

Before I got into the shower and prepared to drive up to BD's Mongolian BBQ for dinner with my girlfriend and my two best friends, well, I got a bit of a wild hair and decided to finish off the work that Mother Nature has been performing on me for the last 13 years.

Gentlemen..... behold!

:Shaven head 1:
:Shaven head 2:
:Shaven head 3:
:Shaven head 4:

It was pretty easy. Got the beard trimmer, took the adjustable guard off and went to town like that scene in Full Metal Jacket. I had some second thoughts after the first pass, but by then I was committed so I just finished the job. I think it turned out nice! If people want I'll be sure to report back the reaction I get at work tomorrow.

BTW -- dinner was delicious and the company delightful. lady_curmudgeon even surprised me by giving me a big gift bag overflowing with little trinkets and fun gifts and mushy cards for my birthday. She knows better but I guess I wasn't going to stop her... and it was very sweet, regardless.

I'm not a lonely man

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Current Location: home
Current Mood: amused amused
Current Music: Rascal Flatts - Life Is a Highway

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yotogi From: yotogi Date: August 13th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think it's a good look for you, actually. You look much younger.
feren From: feren Date: August 13th, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, dude.

[You look much younger.]

The irony of that statement is reinforced by the fact that as I get older I do progressively more aggressive things to the length of my hair. Remember, it was in 2002 I grew the beard and then 2003 is when I started cutting the top completely short. In 2005 I went to #2 razor for every haircut instead of doing layering and all that.
roho From: roho Date: August 13th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Here's a reference point from around...Well, right around 2000, I'm guessing?
shelbystripes From: shelbystripes Date: August 14th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Damn! If only it was that easy for most people to lose 20 years!
lady_curmudgeon From: lady_curmudgeon Date: August 14th, 2006 12:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Holy shit! He's actually SMILING for a picture?!?!?!

Do you remember how much gin it took for him to do it?
ottr From: ottr Date: August 13th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just to jump on what I'm sure is going to be a popular sentiment bandwagon, I'll say it again: Very awesome. The beard + bald thing is definitely cool in my books.

And again, happy b-day :)
feren From: feren Date: August 13th, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
That icon cracks me the hell up! But I appreciate the sentiment.

As I said on FM, I just wish the mustache would get thicker. Damn my father for hoarding all his thick-mustache DNA.
From: onceagainplease Date: August 13th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Happy Birthday!
sleepingzebras From: sleepingzebras Date: August 13th, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
happy birthday!
krag_carbine From: krag_carbine Date: August 13th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

haikujaguar From: haikujaguar Date: August 13th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah yes. That looks very good on you. :)

Happy birthday, Feren!
markvd From: markvd Date: August 13th, 2006 11:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh My Gawd! You actually did it!

You do remind me a bit of Joker from the Island. Just don't come in to work tomorrow singing "Gooood bye $employer, Hello Vietnam".
From: hysd Date: August 13th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Looks awesome Rolly! :D
brianblackberry From: brianblackberry Date: August 14th, 2006 12:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey man, it is what my father did, he figured since it is all going away anyway why keep the pretense of hair around and so he just shaved it all off, well except the facial hair.

Happy Birthday dude.
ben_mouse From: ben_mouse Date: August 14th, 2006 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)
You know, just a little more work and you would be perfect as RiffRaff in Rocky Horror! Can you Time Warp?

Seriously, a brave step and you pulled it off well! It's a good look for you.
lady_curmudgeon From: lady_curmudgeon Date: August 14th, 2006 12:42 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd pay good money to see him do the time warp...
yakko From: yakko Date: August 14th, 2006 12:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Who needs hair when there's so much cool headgear out there to protect one's brain from freezing or melting?

Happy Birthday!
datahawk From: datahawk Date: August 14th, 2006 12:41 am (UTC) (Link)
It works, looks really good. I second whomever said it makes you look younger, cause it does.

Oh, yeah Happy Birthday and Stuff :D
neuracnu From: neuracnu Date: August 14th, 2006 01:20 am (UTC) (Link)
28 is the year for shaving. Way to represent!
skorzy From: skorzy Date: August 14th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Actually that looks pretty good, just don't lose the facial hair!

Happy birthday.. 28.. phhtt..
hightensile From: hightensile Date: August 14th, 2006 05:13 am (UTC) (Link)
At last!

I swear, I think I've been poking you to do that for at least three or four years now. And it looks great!

Bwa haha.
chebutykin From: chebutykin Date: August 14th, 2006 11:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Go download a song called "Bald Headed Men" by Christine Lavin, and that will pretty much give you my sentiments. *grin*

I approve!
nonethewiser From: nonethewiser Date: August 14th, 2006 11:57 am (UTC) (Link)
I can't believe you are younger than me!
Happity Birthday!
ya_wot_aver From: ya_wot_aver Date: August 14th, 2006 12:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Seriously good look.
film2edit From: film2edit Date: August 14th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Looks good!

I'm hoping to hear back this week about a job. I'm still planning on trying to make MFF. Hope to see you there.

Was curious. I attempted to contact someone from MFF about volunteering with the Art Show, but for quite some time I haven't heard back. Would you know who I could get in touch with? Thanks.
From: almanzo Date: August 14th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eww. Rascal Flatts.

Chris LeDeux already did a cover of that song. That was good enough.
tuftears From: tuftears Date: August 14th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy birthday!

Please resist the urge to get your pate tattooed now. };)
calisi From: calisi Date: August 15th, 2006 05:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow. For some reason I never realised I was older than you. XD Happy birthday, qat!

P.S. Like the new 'do!
arphalia From: arphalia Date: August 29th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Belated happy birthday and thumbs up for the shaving! It really does work for you.
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