namely, fit for a dog

i elect to deFUR

with 21 comments

I don’t think it’s a great secret that I really like football; but there’s one thing that just drives me nutso. If you win the coin toss…why on the great green earth do you defer? Lamest idea in the history of sports.

Scratch that. Curling is the lamest idea in the history of sports.

For me, changing looks has kinda become a sport in and of itself. Those of you who know me have also known the many phases of me. For those of you who aren’t as familiar, you can get a flavor here:


I have a tendency to switch things up a bit. Keep it interesting, if you will.

Sometimes good and sometimes…not so much.

So in the past two days, no fewer than 12 friends and colleagues have given me and my current “do” an unusual amount of grief. Not sure why, really. I mean I haven’t shaved much since October and the hair is looking a bit…Chris McCandless.

Have a look:


So after suffering through almost a week of people calling me Squatch (among other unmentionables), I have won the proverbial coin toss.

And I elect to deFUR.

This is where you come in.

The hair is off limits – I’ll let Jessi the Barber decide what to do there.

But the beard…that’s a whole nother story.

Give me your best ideas and I will shave accordingly (I draw the line at the Hitler stache, but the Ron Jeremy stache is negotiable).


Written by eber

March 2, 2009 at 12:00 am

21 Responses

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  1. I have a co-worker that as of yesterday I realized lives by you. So just yesterday when I asked her if she know who you were she proclaimed “you should see his freaking beard”, not “oh yeah his my neighbor” or “his a nice guy”. We had some good laughs dishing out some old school dirt on you. Good memories of 250 North.

    Matt Hardy

    March 4, 2009 at 7:55 am

  2. Whatever you do, get rid of the freakin’ ‘stache. Ugh – just shave it all off. Poor wife-o-yours! 😉


    March 4, 2009 at 7:59 am

  3. Eric, I couldn’t resist… Here is my entry. Sorry about the Leno chin.

    Melissa Lowe

    March 4, 2009 at 8:04 am

  4. Hey bro go for the Chris Daughtry look


    March 4, 2009 at 9:13 am

  5. It all needs to go! Every last freakin’ Sasquatch hair. BTW – you might want to be careful with that “swinger’ remark in reference to your wife. Are you sure that’s what you meant to say?

    B. Wilde

    March 4, 2009 at 9:22 am

  6. wolverine, all the way.


    March 4, 2009 at 9:34 am

  7. Nice try, I’ve seen you within the last few days and there’s a lot more grey in that beard that what your showing in the picture. Did you use some “just for men” coloring product for this photo?


    March 4, 2009 at 10:45 am

  8. get some hair extensions and go back to that hair band look.


    March 4, 2009 at 11:07 am

  9. matt – interesting that my hair makes a bigger impression than my personality…nice

    melissa – nice effort. adding the additional volume really helped the stache (i like it). you may be on your way to a prize winning submission!

    b wilde – indeed you are one of the haters that inspired this post.

    vh1 – theWife hates the Daughtry look on me…HATES it

    dug – no product. product is what makes the hair band do. mine was straight out of seattle, bro. soundgarden, pearl jam, nirvana. i just forgot to wear flannel in the pictures


    March 4, 2009 at 1:13 pm

  10. Here are some suggestions. I personally think you should go with I or S.


    March 4, 2009 at 1:37 pm

  11. This is not a good idea, nope not a good idea. The reason for this is simple, the suggestions will be outrageous just to see if you’ll bite . . . and you will! Is there a time limit as to how long you will keep the new look? That would be my request since theWife had no idea a survey was in the works — sheesh.
    Here’s my idea, how about you just let me shave it? Not off completely but it will be a complete surprise and hopefully pain free. What do you think?


    March 4, 2009 at 4:28 pm

  12. you are deffently an “armpit with eyeballs”!! keep the look and dont shower so your smell will match the look.


    March 4, 2009 at 6:47 pm

  13. cheech – no offense, but the act of dragging razor blades across your own skin is kind of a personal thing. as such i am going to have to respectfully pass on your offer. that’s like me asking you to let me put YOUR outfit together each day for a week.

    jason – armpit with eyeballs? i have to say through all the ridicule I had yet to hear that one.


    March 5, 2009 at 9:01 am

  14. I liked Melissa’s submission above. Hey… if you shave it all off though, won’t the length of the beard qualify for Locks of Love?


    March 5, 2009 at 11:57 am

  15. I vote you let it keep growing, once it gets long enough you should iron it so it is nice and straight a la ZZ Top. “every girl’s crazy bout’ a sharp dressed man.”

    The long hair was $$$$$ very “vedderesque”
    “is there something wrong she said—-of course there is—- you’re still alive she said, oh and do I deserve to be?”


    March 5, 2009 at 1:41 pm

  16. as for changing looks being a sport for you…..Kembree and Brayden never know who the hell you are. Whenever they see us talking they always ask “who was that?”……….not so weird unless you consider the fact that you live 3 houses up from me!


    March 5, 2009 at 1:44 pm

  17. Does that mean when men used to go to the Barber Shop for a shave they all had personal relationships with each other? By the way I love you no matter the length of the fur . . . hey at least you have hair!


    March 5, 2009 at 4:27 pm

  18. […] So I woke up early THIS morning to prepare for The Day of 2009. This year, thanks to you, I had some help determining the shorn du’ jour. There were indeed some intriguing suggestions, but in the end it was an easy decision (theWife was right…I did indeed bite). […]

  19. for those who follow comments…read about the deFUR here:


    March 6, 2009 at 9:18 am

  20. Keep the beard man and then we can go get our pics taken again….in our levi shirts. I still need to post a pic of us wearing those. You will love it!

    Neil Randall

    March 13, 2009 at 9:39 pm

  21. […] in helping me secure theWife for the long term.  When she had convinced herself to ditch the hippie me and head out on a mission I took her to Mel, who put in his $0.02 and basically told her […]

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