Daily post – Breaking the Ice
This coming November will be the 5th year I’ve taken part in ‘Movember’.
‘The Movember Foundation is a global men’s health charity committed to changing the face of men’s health. With an official presence in 21 countries, the Movember Foundation is committed to driving significant improvements for the prioritised men’s health issues – prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.’
Movember is now definitely my favourite month out of the entire year.
I remember the first time I’d heard about it. I was with a girlfriend who would not allow me to grow a moustache. Not even for charity! I’m mean what the Hell. Was she the worst girlfriend ever? No, probably not but damn it I wanted to raise some money for a male orientated charity and prove my worth as a man.
By growing a moustache!
By the next year she was out of the picture. This would be the first ‘tash I had ever grown. And my, it would change my life.
Year 1:- DAMN IT I’M GROWING A MOUSTACHE MOTHERF**KER
There wasn’t many other moustaches around during my first year. It was a big world wide charity but I had only noticed a few fine young gentlemen carrying their upper lips with a certain flare and pride.
I raised no money on this year. But I did explain to anyone who asked, and some that didn’t, what I had grown it for.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER- spread the word.
Year 2:- I’d been preping for most of the year in the run up to this one. People who knew me knew what it was about. They were looking forward to seeing what sprouted from my top lip. What did sprout was a rather fine handle bar moustache. And I loved him. Yes him, because only two years in and my once yearly moustache visitor had become my best friend.
Year two raised £50.
Year 3:– the preperation for year three started on the 1st of December in year two. This was the big one. This was going to be my year. But wait… I was in another relationship. Would this one get in the way of my upper lip hair cultivation? Hell no. Never again. I was not going to be faced with a “it’s me or the moustache” situation.
I didn’t even need to worry about an impending moustache related break-up. This girlfriend loves me and my moustache. In fact he was possible my biggest supporter during this year.
Total raised for year 3, £85.
Year 4:- single again. No- how can I be alone when I have a moustache.
Year 4 was going to be the biggest year yet. Year 4 was going to reach superhero levels of moustachery.
My moustache was back and this year it brought his own cape. This was the year my face and upper lip had made it to, picture 5 I think, google images. My lower face on tshirts, my mug on a mug. This was fantastic. I was the leader of the brotherhood. I was going out with the biggest and best moustache in town.
Year four I had gathered myself two side kicks and the total had gone up to £135.
Year Now:– not long now. What will this years upper lip present me with? We will all have to wait and see.
I do know for sure that it will unite men across the world. Even those who don’t grow will be included through feelings of admiration and jealously. And the moustached community will welcome them and help them grow.
Total to be raised- there is no glass ceiling there is nothing stopping us.
Ice breaker, no ICE CRUSHER.