Monthly Archives: November 2011
Make me laugh, don’t let me mourn.
Look on the bright side. It’s Movember. That’s got to be good enough to tickle your lips into a reluctant smile. No? How many moustaches have you seen this morning? One? Ten? What about taches with taches?!
It’s the final few days of NO SHAVE NOVEMBER and there should be fully grown moustache monsters creepy crawling all over the place.
Whether your Movember experience has made you laugh or cry, tickle or itch, you can’t deny that it has made an impact. The face of men’s health has most certainly changed. But how has it changed you? Cast your vote now.
a) Hairless Excluded
b) Mad Professor
c) Creative Genius
e) Debonaire Extraordinaire
d) Shock Horror
e) Joker Mediocre
f) Team Player
g) Focus Pocus
Farewell for now. We’ll shave mo of this for next year.
Today, our friends across the pond gather together to get merry around a heaving table which buckles under the weight of a bursting banquet of delicious grub worthy of any tudor king. Traditional delights include pumpkin and pecan pies, sweet potato mash topped with melty marshmallow and the infamous roast turkey, to name but a few.
Yes, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in true American style and that means BIG. BIG food. BIG love. But most of all, BIG thanks. Whatever your nationality, appetite or marital status, everyone should take the opportunity to be grateful for this day. Look around you. Think about all the things, BIG and small, that make life worth living but are sometimes taken for granted. Whichever way you look at it, there’s always, always, always something to be thankful for. Stop. Think. Thank. Share the love.
THINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR…
1. A proper cup o’coffee.
2. The written word. A-Z. A good book. A trashy magazine. Words carved into park benches. Even insults etched onto the back of toilet doors.
3. Friends. Say no more.
4. Sunshine. When it decides to make an appearance.
5. Music. The food of love. Play on.
6. Spring. Summer. Autumn. Winter. Yes, that’s four but technically it’s one.
7. Breakfast. In bed. With the newspaper. Freshly squeezed orange juice. And a kiss with maple syrup. Thanks very much.
Happy Monday y’all.
So we’re about halfway through Novembeard and you should be seeing some pretty substantial staches taking over the faces of men across the country. But Movember isn’t just for the lads. No, no. Behind every hairy mo ‘bro, there’s a, hopefully less hairy, mo ‘sista.
The Mo ‘Sistahood exists to support the men in our lives in their efforts to change the face of mens health. Yes, even if it means that we have to endure the consequences. Play play for details.
Lucky enough not to have to get up close and personal with a mo? Here are 8 other ways you can get involved and share the moustache love.
1. Fake it.
2. Bake it.
3. Drink it.
4. Wear it.
5. Paint it.
6. Furnish it.
7. Share it.
8. Wear it.
If it’s good enough for Natalie Portman, it’s good enough for me.
GET YOUR GOOF ON AND SUPPORT CHILDREN IN NEED.
Today we’re celebrating the pure genius of childhood. The laughs, the tears, the squabbles and the sticky fingers. We were all children once. The lucky ones amongst us still are. Let’s get back to grips with the joys of being a kid. Those glory days when we could entertain ourselves with our own reflection, pull ridiculous faces and still be considered ‘cute’, stick our fingers into the chocolate cake, scream the house down for no apparent reason, and tell people they smell with a snigger.
Those were the days. Ah. Go on, relive the moments. Chase your housemates around the kitchen table. Swap shoes with your boyfriend/girlfriend and strut your stuff up and down the corridor. Face paint. Start a band with pots and pans and milk bottles. Blow raspberries. Skip.
A child is a curly dimpled lunatic. ~Ralph Waldo
Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed. ~Robert Gallagher
Boy, n.: a noise with dirt on it. ~Not Your Average Dictionary
Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said. ~Author Unknown
Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince
We’ve had bad luck with our kids – they’ve all grown up. ~Christopher Morley
And if you can’t get enough of all this silliness, click on the sticky out tongue below:
Happy Movember Monday, or at least what’s left of it. One day closer to the weekend. High fives all round. Now, back to business. Take a look at the unusual suspects below. Can you work out which one is the odd one out? And before you guess, no, it’s not Tom Selleck because he is the only one forcing a smile. Have a go.
QUESTION: Which is the odd one out?
ANSWER: ALL OF THEM.
Let’s be honest, these characters look ridiculous without their respective staches. And what a vast variety of mos they sport indeed. Moustaches make a difference. Fact. Let’s take a look at how famous men in history wear theirs.
What will your tache turn you into?
Get growing. Get creative. Get in touch and let us know how you’re getting on.
It’s a Feel Good Friday DOUBLE WHAMMY! Not only is it the day that we remember all those who fought and lost their lives in the First World War, but the hour on which we pause in honour for a two minute silence is a record breaking, mind boggling once in a lifetime moment.
Yes. Today it is 11 November 2011. Simply: 11.11.11.
Twice on this day, as on any other day, the clocks will read fairy godmother o’clock. This is a special wish making hour, only today the air twinkles with magic. Wishes the world over stand a chance of manifesting themselves into beautiful buds of hope. Embrace the hour. Use it wisely.
So, if my calculations are correct, I make that:
Happy wishing and happy remembering.
Make it count.
AND LUCKY NUMBER 11…