One man went to Mo

A black-and-white shot of a dashingly handsome man with a moustache
My Crimewatch face. Please donate today to stop me having to take any more of these mug shots

The hirsuite pursuit is almost over – the month once known as November ends tomorrow which means that Movember is drawing to a close too. This year, I’ve gone for a more traditional mo; the Machete and d’Artagnan efforts of 2011 and 2012 were fun but a faff and this one has been much easier to manage.

I don’t think it looks quite as silly, but my colleagues would beg to differ. One of them said she couldn’t take me seriously when I was talking about something vaguely important in a meeting, another thought I looked like Bobby Ball and one more asked if I had a caterpillar under my nose. Oh well, that’s half the point of the awareness side of things anyway and I’m happy with the result!

In lieu of an unconventional tache, the novelty this time relates to the word of the year. Yep, I’ve had to do a ‘selfie’ every day. Now I understand that there’s a proper way of doing them – snapping them from above and slightly to one side – but, due to the way the Movember app works, I’ve had to take them differently.

It gives you a dotted line to show you where your face should be and a phantom moustache to show where yours should appear. The result is that you have to look straight down the lens. I looked rather malevolent smiling in my first effort, so deleted it and went for a neutral face every day. The result is a rogues gallery of me. If Crimewatch did photoshoots, this would be it. Oh dear.

So I’ve raised some smiles and awareness of male cancers which is great. I’ve also raised a few quid for the cause, but there’s always room for more! At the time of writing, I’d raised £71 but it would be great to make £100. If you would like to do so, you can donate via my Mo Space page. Then feel free to come back here and ridicule me for my appearance in the comments.

Thank you!

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  1. Helen

    Sorry, but it is a little Crimewatch! Great result though and at least you’ve been entertaining your colleagues. Helen

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      Tom

      *Tries to recreate his laugh in text form* *Fails* Well I’ve been called worse this last month, I suppose!

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