Goodbye Pandemic Beard

by Michael

So it’s been a few crazy months, hasn’t it?  A pandemic that’s kept me working from home, a socially distant wedding in the middle of it all, hell lets be honest: 2020 has been crazy up to this point, but through it all, I’ve had one constant this entire time: my beard. (And my amazing bride and awesome dog, but this post is about my beard…you get the point) My friend, my companion, my beard has always there.  I’ve let him get a little wild these past few months where I’ve only been seeing family.  Sure there have been a few WebEx and Zoom calls, but that’s been it.  You can blame it on being stir-crazy or just wanting to mix things up with everything being so cookie-cutter day in and day out, but for the first time in at least 3-4 years, I decided to chop him off.  I decided to shave my face in its entirety.

Two things are unique with this event: this is the first time I’ve had my face clean-shaven since I started shaving my head a few years ago, and this is also the first time my wife has ever seen my chin. (Had to nail her down first!)


View this post on Instagram


Your wife’s reaction when she sees you without a beard for the first time…

A post shared by Michael Parsons (@thatmichaelparsons) on

So whenever you do such a drastic removal of facial hair, it’s state law that you shave it in different configurations as you work your way down, I swear.  So of course I hit the goatee, the Cap’n Lou, a Fu Manchu, and mustache on my way down to a bare face!

I admit it’s weird.  My lips seem crazy big to me right now, I don’t remember my face looking this round either.  Plus the wife and daughter aren’t fans. Essentially all this means is: tomorrow is day 1 of the new beard!!

Because I can’t stand this, gotta get this bad boy grown back out!!

Why the hell did I do this to myself?  I blame you COVID!  I blame you!

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This
%d bloggers like this: