He started growing it out after Thanksgiving, just to see what it would look like. And it looked pretty much the same as it always did – a bit shaggier perhaps, but that was it. But then, after a few months, the whole thing started to curl.
I, personally, thought this was hilarious. Rand was not as much of a fan. I remained fascinated at how much his look changed. Some days he resembled an old-timey-prospector …
And other days he looked like he was on his way to Lebowski Fest.
By the end of January, he was ready to cut it all off, but in the days leading up to the Superbowl, decided he had to keep it (in the event that a shave could somehow jinx us). But last Wednesday, after the Seahawks returned victorious and we’d had our parade, he figured it was time for a trim.
Here is what he looked like before (excessively handsome, still, but a little shaggy, I’ll admit):
This is what he shaved off (note that this next photo freaked a lot of people out when it appeared in their Twitter feeds out of context. Because … well, you know):
And are you ready for a va-va-va-voom of daytime talkshow makeover proportions? Because here is what he looked like after:
YOU GUYS HE KEPT THE MUSTACHE. I am basically freaking out trying to make out with him all the time, because he looks like a sexy Good Humor man. Or a sexy Old West bartender. Or a sexy guy-who-sings-in-a-barbershop-quartet. Whatever. The point is I LIKE IT.
Every now and then Rand will turn to me, twirling the end of his whiskers between his thumb and index finger, and he’ll say …
“I mustache you a question.”
And, I swear, it never gets old.