The Mustache Diaries: Day 36

November 10, 2010

Dear Diary,

What in the hell is happening? People like this thing. They say, “I like your mustache,” without a bit of sarcasm. They say, “I think mustaches are cute.” They proclaim, “You wear a mustache well, and you can pull off that handle bar mustache fantastically.” I reply, “You mean that I simply don’t look creepy. You can’t mean I look good with this mustache.” They reinforce, “No seriously, you look good with it. You should keep it.”

Say again?

Keep it. Are you serious? Yes, we are serious. They are serious. This mustache is a serious. I am a serious man. With a serious mustache. Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

In the last 36 days, I have studied my face in the mirror more often than I have in the last…I don’t know, 2 years? When you study your own face as I have, you begin to notice the imperfections more keenly. One side of my face droops lower than the other. Even on ear is lower than the other. My hairline is starting to recede. My right eye twitches every so often. At first these things concerned me. But now, like the mustache, they have become a part of who I am. I no longer factor my mustache into what I’m going to wear each day. I simply wear my favorite clean clothes. I meet looks in the street with a smile, rather than a downward glance to my feet and the concrete they sweep over. I am Magnum, P.I.

Study your face, know it. And don’t worry about being all you can be. Just be who you already are.

But I’m still not keeping this mustache.


Kiren, a.k.a. Mr. Killstache

P.S. Thank you for donations! I’m at $140. Let’s keep it going!

You can donate to Kiren’s mustache and help cure kids with cancer by going to Mustaches vs. Cancer and searching for Mr. Killstache. It’s a scientific fact that Kiren’s mustache grows better with multiple and frequent donations.

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