Secret project – revealed!

I know I said that I wasn’t going to reveal the Secret Project until March 1, but I simply can’t take it anymore–and the project defeated me. Allow me to explain. Here is the result of my Secret Project after a mere 10 days:

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Do not adjust your screen: that is me attempting to grow a beard. I’ve never attempted it in any earnest way before and this time, I thought I was prepared. I looked up how to do it. Don’t shave for 4 weeks. There will be an itchy phase. People will ask, “Are you growing a beard.” It’s the “itchy phase” that defeated me. Although I tried all of the tricks I could find: washing my face with a anti-dandruff shampoo; using over the counter hydrocortisone cream, it just got worse and worse until today, I just couldn’t stop itching. It had been my plan to go to Santa Monica with a full beard and surprise everyone there, but it just isn’t going to happen. There’s no way I’d last 4 weeks. I couldn’t even last 10 days.

And so, as of about 15 minutes ago, relief:

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I’m disappointed I couldn’t make it all four weeks, but boy-oh-boy, do I feel so much better. The itch that has plagued me for the last week and a half is gone. I feel like a new man!

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