I’m just gonna leave this here.
I ran into Bobby, pictured here, last night at Old Glory’s upstairs bar in Georgetown. I wish the quality of this photo were better, because the girls sitting next to me correctly pointed out that Bobby resembles the bearded icon, Ryan Gosling. Bobby played along, even throwing out a “Hey Girl”.
When I asked for his name, Bobby handed me a distinctive business card, identifying him as the co-founder and COO for “Cupid’s Undie Run”. Of course, I couldn’t resist checking out the website-cupidsundierun.com. So, who’s up for a little running?
A blog reader, John, though not a beaded gentleman himself, recently drew my attention to this shirt:
Presenting (a little late…): the DC Playoff Beard shirt
Available for purchase at: http://www.sneekis.com/collections/frontpage/products/dc-playoff-beard
Country music concerts are always a prime beard-spotting opportunity! Here we have Tim, who hails from Bradenton, Florida (and was accompanied by a friend wearing a hat supporting my own alma mater- University of Florida!). I met Tim (and his woefully nameless lady friend- the concert started before I could ask her name…) at the recent Jason Isbell show at The Birchmere. Clearly, Tim has good taste in both music and facial hair.
I ran into these bearded gents at Burger, Tap & Shake near the Foggy Bottom metro station. By “ran into”, I mean that I had jumped out of my seat and was prepared to chase them down the street when they conveniently came into the restaurant. Dwight (l) and Darryl (r) are brothers who are originally from Pennsylvania and were visiting the DC area. Of note is the fact that the last beard post came from a BBQ and this one from a burger restaurant- apparently good food and good beards go hand-in-hand!
DC weather has been wildly skipping back and forth recently between sunny and HOT and sudden storms. Last Saturday was one of the few days that stayed sunny and hot all day long. In order to make the most of it, I spent the afternoon enjoying a BBQ (and winning a game of cornhole!) While there, I came across Dave, pictured here. Dave was manning the grill, making him a very popular guy at the party. He lives in Sterling and was happy to pose for a blog photo!
My friend Nathan sent me this link with the subject line “Did you know about this?”
Shockingly, I did not.
Y’all: I can’t even.
I think my favorite part is the “Beard Success Stories”, featuring quotes like this one from Glenn: “Growing a full beard has added a different dimension to my being. I don’t feel I am the same man — I feel I am a better man.”
I’m sorry that the blog has been absent for the past few weeks! Last night, I was telling someone about this blog and I figured that if I’m going to brag about running it, I had better update it from time to time! I’ve had some phone troubles recently (for several weeks I was using one without a camera, which made beard-hunting a bit more complicated!). I now have a new phone, so more updates will be coming soon! Luckily, other people have stepped up for me, like my friend Matt, who sent me this photo. Featured here is Ben, who works at the M street Sweetgreen. Ben says that this wasn’t the first time a customer had asked to take a picture of his beard. I can’t say I’m surprised! DC tends to keep its facial hair more conservative and “business”, so it’s always a treat to see someone like Ben having some fun with it!
A new study from The Evolution of Human Behavior says that men are their most attractive with a ten-day stubble rather than being clean-shaven or fully bearded.
"Stubble conveys maturity and manliness," the study says, "with less of the macho aggressiveness implied by a full beard."
Speaking for the beard appreciators of the Nation’s capital at least, there’s nothing necessarily so bad with macho aggressiveness implied by a full beard.
Today we’re featuring our first tourist beards! I came across these three gentlemen sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and couldn’t resist approaching them. Here we have Andrew, Michael, and Jason. They hail from Nashville, TN- thanks for bringing these nice beards into our neck of the woods!