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Started this discussion. Last reply by Groucho Dec 30, 2013. 6 Replies

Hi Everyone, I have visited the site on and off for about three years and have recently started lurking the forums. I am 28 and have reached a kind of crisis point in my life where I need things to…Continue

So i'll never grow a beard?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Groucho Apr 25, 2011. 25 Replies

I've wanted a beard for as long as i can remember!  Mainly because my dad had one till i was 15, but it looks like it'll never happen for me... I'm 26 and decided to have my first attempt, these…Continue

 

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Groucho replied to codywigginton's discussion Manliness around the House
"I know how you feel, I was in the same situation.  Although I would have considered myself a practical person I was surprised by how much I'd learned from watching my Dad when I got started in my own home. Most of the problem was a lack of…"
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Groucho replied to Groucho's discussion Hey
"Thanks everyone, Bob, that is quite a sales pitch you've got there!  A lot of things I would learn in the military are attractive to me, but not as a career.  Thanks for the suggestion though!"
Dec 30, 2013
HondoBob replied to Groucho's discussion Hey
"Need a new direction in life? Want to meet interesting new people, travel the world, work in exciting and exotic locales, all while building valuable life skills and reaffirming your manliness? Two words: Military Service! I’ve spent decades…"
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"Welcome."
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Groucho posted a discussion

Hey

Hi Everyone, I have visited the site on and off for about three years and have recently started lurking the forums. I am 28 and have reached a kind of crisis point in my life where I need things to change (mainly my career choice and lack of social life).  I am hoping to find inspiration and friendship here as I know this is a welcoming community.I am passionate about film photography, love listening to records and playing my guitar.  I am currently a teacher but don't think it is my calling.…See More
Dec 30, 2013
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Paul replied to Groucho's discussion So i'll never grow a beard?
"You are 26 man. Beards don't look quite right until someone is at least 30, I think. Especially since most 30+ do not have beards."
Apr 25, 2011
Groucho replied to Groucho's discussion So i'll never grow a beard?
"hold on, i get it now! :/ haha!"
Apr 25, 2011
Jamie Q replied to Groucho's discussion So i'll never grow a beard?
"He DID turn me into a newt...but I got better."
Apr 25, 2011
Groucho replied to Groucho's discussion So i'll never grow a beard?
"don't get it?"
Apr 25, 2011
Dan P replied to Groucho's discussion So i'll never grow a beard?
"so, you happen to be made of wood and/or weigh less than a duck?"
Apr 25, 2011
Groucho replied to Groucho's discussion So i'll never grow a beard?
"aw man if only they were stuck that far back. Progress for the people of Sunderand stopped in the '80s, the same time they all stopped working. Things that could get you a punch/people call you gay in Sunderland: -Not wearing a track…"
Apr 25, 2011
Groucho replied to Groucho's discussion So i'll never grow a beard?
"Ah, small world!  If you think it's bad in sunderland, try where i'm volunteering in Peterlee!    I'd been wondering if there were any people on here from my area, nice to know there is! Now i just need to see if…"
Apr 25, 2011
Jamie Q replied to Groucho's discussion So i'll never grow a beard?
"I would think that facial hair would thrive in an area like that, what with the "this is how it's always been" mentality..."
Apr 25, 2011
Groucho replied to Groucho's discussion So i'll never grow a beard?
"I guess i'll just try again in a few years!  i wish i could have the mustache all year but people used to just point and laugh (and sometimes get violent...seriously)! If you don't follow the codes and conventions of living in the…"
Apr 25, 2011
Paul_of_TX replied to Groucho's discussion So i'll never grow a beard?
"I could easily go 2 or 3 days without shaving in my mid to late 20's and not look like I needed to shave. Last year when I was 32 I didn't shave for two weeks while on vacation. My plan was to shave it all off before going back to work. My…"
Apr 25, 2011

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Photography, including early colour photographers and the new topographic movement but I mainly develop my own B&W films for my own photography. I shoot with a Voigtlander Bessa R2A and a Yashicamat 124G.

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I am currently a teacher and enjoy learning how to become more effective at work and progressing my career.

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At 8:25pm on August 18, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi there Groucho. Welcome to AoM! Also, I'd like to give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you with us.
 
 
 

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