Today my moustache is turning one year old! It’s been exactly a year since I was last clean shaven — I only trimmed the moustache once in this past year, but other than that just a comb and wax is all that touches it.
A year ago I was in Puerto Iguazu Argentina. I was visiting the falls on the Argentine side one day, and going to the Brazilian side the next. While laying around the hostel that night between the two trips I got the bright idea to shave off my beard so later it would look like I’d been to Iguazu/Iguaçu Falls at two different times in my life. So I pulled out the razor and started shaving. Beards have come and gone in the past year, but that hair above my upper lip that we affectionately refer to as a moustache has been with me the whole time.
Below is a photo time line of the first year in my moustache’s life.
One of the Last Pictures Before I Shaved. Iguazu Falls, Argentina. Feb 2008
The Day After Shaving. Iguaçu Falls, Brazil. Feb 2008
Scruffy -- A Beard is Born. Florianopolis, Brazil. Feb 2008
Hammock, Beer and Beard. Salvador, Brazil. Mar 2008
This Beard is Getting Out of Control. San Diego, CA. April 2008
A Moustache is Born. San Diego, CA. April 2008
The Moustache is Coming Along. Santa Cruz, CA. May 2008
Dressed Up in the Redwoods at Jason and Sarah's Wedding. Redwood National Park, CA. June 2008
Fourth of July. Bayfield, CO. July 2008
Swollen Eye. Lake Marie, Sierra Nevada, CA. July 2008
Dressed as Richard Brautigan on Halloween. San Diego, CA. October 2008
The Beard is Coming Back. Tecate, BC, Mexico. Nov 2008
Horseback. La Mision, BC, Mexico. Nov 2008
Frozen Beard and Moustache. Bayfield, CO. Dec 2008
With One of My Moustache'd Heroes. San Diego, CA. Jan 2009.
With my Christmas Present from Kinsee. Painting by Ryan Tannascoli. Jan 2009