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Fatty Blogs: Movember

Today I have a rare, most likely one-time treat for you: Fatty's taking over the blog! He's working on a small project that I thought you all might want to hear about. He's been talking about doing this since last year and the time finally arrived. Plus, it's his birthday today! I'm not spilling the beans on how old - let's just say that he's older than me. Ahem. Take it away, Fatty.....


 Growing a mustache isn't really all that hard.  Empirically it seems to be taking a little longer than I thought it would.  It's time consuming.  Maybe I should have been tipped off by the actually terminology of "growing a mustache" as opposed to possibly "wearing a mustache".  I feel more like I've been cultivating a mustache over the last 16 days.  It didn't look like a mustache until the end of the first week.  Days one through seven felt like the chia pet stage.  Things really started to solidify this weekend at a local bike race on day thirteen.  I was not racing myself.  I was watching the pros race here in town in our leg of the USGP of Cyclocross.  I wore my favorite Akubra snowy river hat that looks like a real buckeroo cowboy hat (steamed into its current shape one drunken night 20 years ago by a true friend who happened to be a part time rodeo cowboy).  It is my go to hat on a sunny day when I know I'll be outside all day.  The combination of the hat and my fresh mustache drove home the fact that cowboys have more fun.  I crossed over into real mustache land the next day when I went for a mountain bike ride in the late afternoon and could feel the wind blowing through the mustache.  It was wild and kind of cool.  On the negative side, now I have to think about food and beverage getting trapped on the upper lip.
Well, enough rambling.  I'm halfway through the month of Movember and excited to see what this thing ends up looking like.  Movember is a charitable concept built around getting guys to grow sponsored mustaches in an effort to raise funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer.  The guys (Mo-Bros) and a few ladies (Mo-Sistas) from our beer company have challenged another beer company to see who can raise the most money for the Movember cause.  Erin encouraged me to write a blog post about it for you charitable folks.  If you feel like supporting my efforts by making a donation, please visit my mospace page at

Thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any help.  Happy birthday to me.  Hooray beer.




happy happy birthday fatty! you're rockin' that stache!


Happy Birthday, Fatty! It is great to see you! And what a great cause. Excellent stache!


Happy Birthday!


Love it! I think I'd like to know how Erin feels about it though? I for one am ALWAYS attracted to the guy with facial hair, my husband has a full beard and has for the last 15 years and there is no way I'm letting him shave it ;)


Thanks for doing this! I just made a (very small) donation. two of my uncles have/had prostate cancer (one is fine now, the other recently diagnosed) and none of my real life friends are doing this, so there ya go!


Love the additon of the chops!!! WTG Fatty! My husband lost both his grandfather and father to this disease. Thanks for raising money! It's greatly appreciated!

Alicia A.

Lookin' good! And good luck!
A good friend of ours does cyclocross, and it is awesome. It's even fun to watch.

miss chris

This is so fantastic, Fatty. You are totally rocking it. Happy Birthday!


happy, happy birthday!!


This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing... and Happy Birthday. My baby brother is working his facial hair for Movember too. His second year of participating. It'll grow on ya ;) xo


Yay, Fatty! Way to be a Mo Bro.


Happy Birthday, Fatty! You're beginning to look like a real cowboy!

PS: We have been married for 33 years and I have never seen my husband clean shaven! He has had his since graduating HS.


Happy Birthday Fatty. I don't know which company to donate to, so I am sitting on the sidelines for right now but will do something before the endo f the month.

Sarah Jackson

Lookin' good, Fatty! Happy birthday!


I love this! Happy birthday :)


as a female I am deeply saddened that I will never be able to feel the wind in my moustache. also, happy birthday!


My 100% Chinese husband is also growing a moustache. It's quite frightening really, but I support the cause. Great 'stache, Fatty!


happy birthday fatty!


Happy Birthday Fatty! You need to guest post more often - you had me cracking up (in a meeting - oops)!
Keep us updated on that 'stache!

tara thayer

i love fatty.

happy birthday, dude.



I'm not gonna lie. I am a huge fan of the facial hair in nearly all circumstances. The handlebar mustache is a fave. I told my husband I would divorce him if he ever shaved. I am that mean.

Happy birthday, Fatty. And have fun with Movember!

heather harris

that is really AWESOME...happy birthday (again)!


First, I was wondering what Movember was about. Thanks for clarification. Second, it was my hubby's birthday on the 17th as well. Happy birthday to you both!


Meg, be careful what you wish for. Age does funny things....


My husband's doing this too! It's spread to the UK. Great fundraising!


I agree with Dorie!

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