New Sofa

This is me waiting for the new sofa.

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Here it is in all its glory, after some shifting around.

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Thanks, Aaron!

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April Good Things

1) Tried Pocky (and liked it)

2) Knit yet another cowl

3) Got my watch repaired

4) Learned linen stitch

5) Ate at Basil Spice for the first time

6) New life motto: “Something must have happened. Let’s go and have tea.” (thank you Doctor Zhivago)

7) Saw Talking Heads tribute band, This Must be the Band

8) VACATION!!!!

9) Read 13 books

10) Ate at Wei HongĀ  Bakery and Restaurant for the first time

Springfield Beard and Mustache Competition (photo heavy)

Over the weekend, Richie and I traveled to Springfield, MO to attend the beard and mustache competition put on by the Queen City Beard and Mustache Federation. They raised money for Rare Breed Youth Services.

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If I had blogged sooner, I’d be able to tell you about the various categories. But, laziness.

 

First up, the kids got involved. Because who doesn’t love watching cute kids doing wacky stuff?

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Next up: Mustaches

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Then there were the business casual beards

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Partial Beards

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(A perfect Fu Manchu, and what I want Richie to look like when he’s older- yes, this guy had long hair)

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The ladies got involved.

A beard made out of condoms:

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Joey, from Richie’s club:

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Natural, under eight inches

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See the guy wearing the American flag suit? He’s seventeen. Pretty awesome beard for that age.

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Please keep the Navy veteran off the mike. Thank you.

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And my man’s category: Full Beard, Styled Mustache

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Benny on the far right belongs to Joey (see above) and to our club

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Lederhosen!

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Richie didn’t win first place, but we have the trophy in our possession.

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Kidding!

Here are more beards for your viewing pleasure.

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This guy’s pipe blew bubbles

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The couple that competes together stays together

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The best

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And US!

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St. Louis did have a competition, back in March. I didn’t blog about it because you dinks should have been there.

 

Beard on! And remember: little beards grow up to be big beards.

Thus Ends the Book Diet

Absolute gluttony.

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Thanks to Left Bank Books downtown {which is closing in eleven days :o(} I bought

1) The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

2) Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

3) The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

4) The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

5) The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

6) Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz

7) Carrie by Stephen King

 

If I wasn’t already reading one book, I’d nosedive into Carrie right now. Ah well.

I’m on vacation the next few days. I’ll try to blog more, but I make no promises. We all know how lazy I am. And how out of ideas I am.

 

Currently Reading: Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

Currently Watching: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Susking