2016 went out with a BANG!!! What a great first year for the podcast and all the great new people I have met because of it! With the few weeks I have taken off from producing episodes I had some time to reflect upon the year I had and try and find new ways to make better shows for the listeners. I hope 2017 finds many new beards and mustaches enjoying all these new episodes that I am excited to get out to the hairy faced people!!!
I recently got together with some members of my beard club, Beards of The Old Northwest, and talked about some things we are were looking at for the year 2017. I was joined by newly mustached Jessie Chapple, freestyle wizard Eric Zatchock, and new mustache to the scene Jason Yarina. We discussed our styles and talked about their records for competing last year. Jessie told us about his switch from a full beard to just a styled mustache and the pains that he has had with dealing with it. Eric briefly talked about the Beards Behind Bars competition that we have planned this summer and also about his favorite boobs in movies. Jason shared how he became involved in the competition scene and how great he did his first year competing with his excellent handlebar mustache. There was much excitement and anticipation for this upcoming year in competitive bearding! I did fail on one thing this episode-I forgot to take a picture of the four of us for the episode art. Worst of all, I never got a shot of Jessie and myself together. Since Jason hasn't done an episode I chose this time to use the picture I took of him, myself, and Rocky. Rocky only appears yelling in the background on this episode! Look for him on future episodes!
While I was talking to the boys we were briefly joined by Doug White, president of the BOTONW Rock Creek Chapter. He wanted to share with everyone about an event they were hosting on January 28th to help raise awareness of the Beatitude House of Ashtabula County and raise some funds and collect some much needed items on the list below. The event will be at the Jefferson Lanes Bowling Alley in Jefferson Ohio and more info about the event can be found HERE. We hope you can make it out that night but if not please check into the Beatitude House website for more information on their organization and possibly help out in some way!