I have a tradition that dates back to high school where I don't shave* for the duration of exam time (studying and the actual test). Currently, I'm studying for the bar exam, so I'm a wooly beast once again - and this beard itches. But it's only for another month and a half.
I think just for shits and giggles I'll keep the mustache for a day or two after the bar. I figure that I'll look like, as George Costanza says, an out of work porn actor.
*except for my throat; I don't want to look too nasty.
I feel your pain. (kind of)
I am also studying for the bar, but am still shaving daily.
Thanks, brother. I liked the July bar exam so much I signed up to take it again in February!
So you also don't date for the duration of exam time, as well? =)
Who am I kidding...hairy lawyers are hot, too. (But not crazy hairy, you understand...gotta be able to be seen with them in public and not mocked)
Well, I'm not Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer. I'd go crazy if I didn't at least shave my throat. So I look somewhat presentable. Somewhat.
Shaving is evil.
"except for my throat; I don't want to look too nasty."
good luck on the exam!
I remember a bunch of guys coming into our bar just after finishing their bar exams. Pretty crazy times, what a wild group too, man they sure knew how to let their hair down.
Good luck to you, and hope you're able to find a fun bar afterwards to celebrate....
Thanks! I know what to expect this time, so I have that going for me. Which is nice.
I also don't shave during the exam time. I thought I was the only one who do that.
Best of luck to your exam!!!
Do you also play hockey? That's also a tradition, to let the beard grow out during playoff games. :)
I love reading your blog...you write some pretty funny stuff.
C'mon. You can't set us up with a descrip. like that and leave us hangin'. You've gotta post some pics!
Len - thanks for stopping by. Do women not shave their legs during exam time?
Kate - you know, I may have gotten the idea from hockey players. I was big into our redneck team, the now-defunct Richmond Renegades (or Redneckgades, as I called them) at the time. I honestly can't remember.
Kate the Great - pics of my beard or me wearing burlap pants? I'll give it a little more time to fill out before I show my beard.
Forget exam time. Women stop shaving their legs when it's cold outside... unless there's any forseeable reason why someone would come in close contact with said legs...
Kate - please stop destroying my illusions. What's next - women don't have pillow fights that inevitably lead to "experimentation"?
I'm intrigued by hair growth. When I lived in Dayton there was a creepy old dude who'd hit on my while I was on the treadmill at the gym. My ingenious plan: Grow my pit hair for a few weeks, wear a tank top and wipe my face by raising my arm every time he approached.
Kristen - Ewwwwwww! The question begs: were you already attached at the time? Because, if not, that's a pretty extreme measure to repulse all men (well, except the European ones) for the sake of turning off one.
I was most certainly not attached at the time -- for all John's nature boy qualities he's skeeved by the pit hair. At the time I was worked about 70 hours a week and hated where I was -- so I was more concerned with getting a new job than finding true love.
For a while I had to shave it at a certain point because my deodorant stopped working. Then my friend Donnie taught me that if you rubbed the balls of deodorant that collected into your actual skin, it took.
I wanted to grow it again this year so I could be Ani DiFranco for Halloween, but I didn't think of it in time.
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