Monday, October 4, 2010

I Put The 'Bear' In 'Beard'

Well, I can't shave any more this year. But it's for good reason. No, it's not because I'm donating my beard to Locks of Love in January (their standards are too high). It's because I finally got a good nickname! The guys I work with said I look like a grizzly bear with my newly-grown beard. So one of them called me "Grizz." And if you watch 30Rock on Thursdays on NBC like I do, then you know that they have a pair of characters named Grizz and Dotcom. And the guy who called me Grizz happens to be a website developer on the side (you can find him here if you're interested in getting your own website). So calling him "Dotcom" works perfectly! So now we're Grizz and Dotcom! It's awesome.

But now I have to keep the beard for a while to ensure that the nickname sticks. And I figure I need it for a good three months before it's guaranteed to stick. So I can't shave until the end of this year.

And if you're wondering about the third guy in our department (it's weird that you know we have three guys) and whether he has a nickname, don't worry. We call him "The Beast" because he told a radio station last month that he wears raccoon thongs. So now we have The Beast, Grizz, and Dotcom. We already modified our name badges.

5 comments:

Lindalou said...

Great nicknames. My son and his friends all participate in "no shave November". As he is only 18 and not the hairiest of guys, last year it earned him the nickname "Chops".

He has already started no shaving in the hopes that maybe...just maybe, buy November he might earn a better name.

AFWingMom said...

freaking AMAZING! Love that you've established a very viable nickname.

Leah Hollett said...

What does your wife say about a 3 month beard? My husband did this a few years ago and it nearly got him banished. Just a warning...

Taylor said...

I'm still gonna trim my beard. I want to keep Grizz, not progress to Grizzly Adams. So it'll be well-groomed.

Rebekah Rowlee said...

Um, I am bitter that I am left out of this nickname club! Sicko does not count because it doesn't sound like I'm sick! It sounds like I'm a creepy weirdo, and that's just not nice!

I refuse to call you Grizz until I get a good nickname!