The Upper Lip Update

Nick Stein, 
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MoBros – The Highlights

We started the month with 8 brave Movember participants and a forfeit for the drop outs, more about this in a minute.

We are now down to 6 MoBros as we had a non-starter, the negotiations with the better half did not go well, and a shaving accident. Tip to people for next year, Coffee first; Shave second!

The Forfeit

This had been carefully thought out by the 7, soon to be lonely men, before the challenge started. We looked for inspiration, something that should deter a dropout, no matter how James Franco the mustache was looking.
The forfeit is to be wearing one of our indoo.rs leftover t-shirts to the Christmas party. This may not sound like a painful forfeit, but as soon as it was suggested, everyone knew that this was the right suggestion.
Why is this you might ask, well the t-shirt is a a rather snug fit, as it is a Ladies Medium.

The excuses

There are two from the original group missing, the first is Bernd. He has a full beard and at the last minute thought it would disturb his sleep pattern if he shaved it off.
Nick on the other hand…well, let him tell it in his own words

I was fully in from the beginning and was one of the looking forward to it. I was due to be in Spain for the second week of the month, working remotely, and taking my daughter with me. The night before the morning of the shock disqualification, I had worked until 1am. At 3am, my 18 month old daughter decided that sleeping in the single bed with me was a fantastic idea. By sleeping it was more about being a hat for me and intermittently opening my eyes to see if I was awake. 7am cheerfully announced itself on my alarm and like a zombie I went to have a shower and shave, I was like a new born puppy, not opening my eyes, everything found with echo location. This is when mid-shave, I woke up very quickly and I proceeded to do what felt like tearing the budding mustache out with tweezers. I looked in the mirror and half the “mustache” was gone. Half of my normal upper lip seeing daylight, there was only one other choice, liberate the rest. I have continued with the MOVE4Movember initiative but it will be tight t-shirt time for me at the Christmas party.

Quotes from the partners

These quotes will not be attributed to anyone as that might be unfair

“I’m working on that divorce.” No exclamation point here as it was said in a deadpan way.
“Best shaving mistake EVER!”
“Now you listen to me?”
“Don’t worry, it does look manly”
This one comes every morning “How many days left?”
“Looking good, looking damn good. Just call me Mr. MoBro”, This might be a quote that one of us says every time we see ourselves in the mirror.

Sellecking or Jamesesque

Now it is time for the visual progress update, and yes, we HAVE named the mustaches.

Rainer, the happy
Rainer, the happy
Paras, the I just needed an excuse
Paras, the I just needed an excuse
Max, the used car salesman
Max, the used car salesman
Jasenko, this keeper
Jasenko, this keeper
Florian,The eugene levy eyebrow
Florian,The eugene levy eyebrow
Burak, the photo shy
Burak, the photo shy