Wednesday, September 28, 2005

in light of things...

there's a lot of difficult things going on for me right now.

an honest admittal, but here's something: i like blogs that are pensive and reflective, but when it comes to disclosing real things, i kind of made a promise to myself that i never wanted to say here what i wouldn't say out loud to a close friend. does that break some blog code of ethics? i hope not. during this time, i may not talk about the things of much relevance or importance - but i want to stay communicado because i love a lot of people who read this everyday. thanks for reading.

and thanks for bearing with, friends.

...if you add a -d to bear, you'd be to our next subject.

in the tradition of keepin' it light, i ran across this news article the other day. my friend from australia had forwarded me a news link, and within that news link was a random stock photo of a man from the world beard championships.

a., i didn't know they had world beard championships, but of course they do!, and b., i am now obsessed with learning about said champeens. they even have a blog of their journey. please consider looking at these pics for hours - this is just a taste, below.

not a bit - these terms are thrown around in some of their blog entries:
*moustache controversy
*facial-hair superstars
*full beard freestyle

take any of those terms, put me with 7 people, and we have a new improv team. scene!

this also goes to show that anything can have scandal tied to it. the competition? - it's not until october, so you have time to place your bets. if i was back at one of those casino gigs, i'd consider putting money on Karl-Heinz Hille in the simulcast room. he's the frontrunner - just look at him! his beard laughs in the face of gravity! take that, newton!

(additionally, man, you can bet on anything.)

thank you, beardies, for making life hilarious in the interim.


Blogger Zach said...

Let me know if you want to talk off-blog.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Rance Rizzutto said...

Ditto...and beards are for suckers.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Scotty 2 Hotty said...

Every time I see the beard champions, it's the same 10 guys. I'm convinced they're trying to keep it on the DL as much as possible. Because really, I know some people who could whoop their asses at looking like a 19th century villian poised to tie a damsel to the train tracks. I mean, I DID come from southern Illinois.

- Scott

7:34 AM  
Anonymous tracy said...

td, did i tell you i am working on beard? really though are there any beared ladies in the comp?

i love you, know that!

also, there should be a worst beard award, you know those whispy, where's my beard beard?

12:06 PM  
Blogger Timmy Tapeworm said...

Whispy, where's my beard-beards?

Aw, man! Those are the beards I grow...

3:57 PM  
Anonymous trace said...

sorry big tim, i actually think the whisps are hot. keep up the good work.

8:46 AM  
Blogger tara d. said...

thanks rance and zach. s'nice. love you dudes.

scotty, you're probably right. that one guy, karl-heinz, has won two or three times. i like to think it's similar to a dog show - similar studs each year, competing.

1:34 PM  
Blogger tara d. said...

tscott and tim - someday you'll meet at this very apt., and she will rub her paws through that sparseness and regret what she's said.

1:35 PM  

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