Escaping Adulthood involves the ability to have fun with life, tackling each day with a playful spirit. That’s not to say we shouldn’t be serious when the time calls for it. That time for me is March 29, when I have the distinct honor of being a judge in a prestigious contest of epic proportions.
The 2005 Sweetest ‘Stache Competition.
Yes, “‘stache” as in mustache.
Kim and I have been asked to be officials at Mustaches for Kids,, a charity event to benefit The Make-A-Wish Foundation. The details are still a bit sketchy, but I have been informed that there will be an “Evening Gown” competition, in which Growers (as the contestants are known), will dress up in some kind of outfit that plays to the strength of their ‘stache. Additionally, there will be a “Talent Competition”, measuring beer foam retention based on a pint of Guinness. And, of course, a strenuous “Mustache Posedown” is also slated.
Kim and I have a difficult task ahead of us. We will have the unenviable task of helping to decide who has the “Sweetest ‘Stache in Madison.”
I can only pray that we’ll be without any hanging chads.
[…] Tonight I am quite proud of my little brother for finishing as runner-up in the highly prestigious Mustaches For Kids competition. Long-time readers may remember me blogging about this event last year. I was supposed to be a judge, but got sick. I was invited to judge this year as well, but had to decline because I was related to one of the entries. My brother Doug, who moved to Madison with his wife late last summer, has been cultivating his mustache for four weeks now. He ended up going as a sleazy van conversion salesman, and put on quite a performance. His improv and acting experience came in handy and was so convincing that I could barely resist the urge to bolt out of there and take a shower. (He really kicked butt in the Mustache Posedown.) […]