Tomorrow I start one of the most daunting projects of grad school: growing a mustache. Here at Cosby Sweaters a number of us are growing ‘staches as part of Movember, to raise awareness for men’s health issues. It’s a good cause, you should donate.
I’m nervous because I’ve never had a mustache in my “professional career.” I did grow one in the summer of 2010, while working at a summer camp. That was a different world, though. I was basically isolated in northern Wisconsin with a bunch of other goofy people. That mustache was glorious, even though I couldn’t take myself all that seriously. It was nicknamed the “Commissioner Gordon.” But as soon as summer ended, I shaved it off.
I’ve never tried to grow one since. I’ve been too nervous that I’ll look like a creeper. I’m in grad school now, so I’ve got to maintain some level of professionalism, right?
When I got the email from Big Skeezy inviting me to do this thing for a month, I was reluctant. Can I really wear a mustache for a wh