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Feb 23 17 10:57 AM
smedstad wrote:Hey, thanks for the comments guys! As usual, though I don’t mention everyone by name, I do appreciate you taking the time to stop by and leave a comment.
Thanks for the compliments on the photo. I like it too! My wife took it—she has a good eye
Congratulations to those of you who found my son! He can be hard to spot. If you turn up the brightness on your monitor, it may be easier.
I’ll include another pic she snapped of our two kids. (They already approved it for Facebook so I guess it will be fine here too.) Maybe it will make it easier to see my son in the other pic. He is 9 and my daughter is 6. The great thing about this picture is that it wasn't orchestrated at all! They were actually standing there talking and admiring the view. So my wife quickly snapped a pic to capture the moment...
As you can see, my son has the same sweater as me (actually a cardigan). I did all the blue on mine, but my mother-in-law did the pattern for me. I am not that advanced yet... Then she thought it would be cute to make a matching one for my son. The pattern is called “Marius” and is very popular here in Norway, but you don’t see too many cardigans.
And yes, we have very little snow here. Really, the south-west coast of Norway doesn’t get much snow due to the proximity to the North Sea and thanks to the warming effects of the Gulf Stream. There was actually a light dusting of snow some places up on that mountain, but not much...
Having the confidence to change things up without freaking out is likely attributable to the 20+ years I have behind be, growing, cultivating different styles and shaving—and growing. It is part of what I was trying to hint at with my new thread title “The freedom of the short beard”. There is something very relaxing about just deciding to trim, shave, carve or grow whenever you like. That is why I generally shy away from goals when it comes to my facial hair. I like to be able to make changes without regret, and when you are committed to a goal, that can be difficult.
So, like I said, I realised that I should trim down my sides even more to make the shorter moustache pop properly, so I did so last night. And yes, Tom, it was my intent to have this sort of highly groomed moustache riding atop a short, care-free beard. I think with the shorter sides (7 mm + 4 mm in the connector area) and slightly shorter chin (15–20 mm) that I have managed. But I will let you guys be the judges of that.
Here are two pics I took on my way out today. The first, is from the side with my head tilted up so you can get an idea of the trimmed bottom line.
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Great look for the Summer months, it's also spot on for the rest of the seasons also! So well manicured, neat & tidy, You've had a good influence on me
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smedstad wrote: wrote:....The solo moustache is still calling me back, and its voice will only get louder in the weeks and months ahead... something about spring/summer always makes me want to make a change. I expect that I will wait until after the 17th of May at least. I feel like having a beard with my kilt for the Norwegian Constitution Day celebrations. But we'll see...When it happens, it will be on impulse. Sure the idea will have been percolating for a while—more of an urge than an plan—but when the day comes: Bam! Change!.....
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