March 13, 2005
Bye bye beard.
Lorianne suggested I chart the progress of this year's winter beard on this here blog, and I only did once. And now, after a few days of spring-like weather and getting everything in my beard from mustard to spiders, I have decided that it's going away tomorrow morning. I will miss tasting coffee on my beard for an hour or two after drinking it, and it was interested to have a jumping spider use my beard as a perch and jumping off point yesterday, in its journey from one boulder to another. And hell, I like smelling like hippy. And beards really are part of the philosopher uniform sometimes. Nonetheless, the clippers are coming out tomorrow, and the thick, red, musky beard is going into hibernation for the long long season of warm and hot weather in Southern Illinois. It's my personal declaration of the arrival of spring.