Every now and then, you come across a beard that truly stands out in a crowd… stands out like a guy in a red-striped shirt named Waldo.
Ironically enough, October’s Beard of The Month winner is the real life Where’s Waldo. When he’s not busy hiding in crowds and starring in fantastic videos, Jake Holland hosts zombie parties, stages flash mobs, and just flat out keeps it interesting. You have to respect that about a guy.
You know what else you have to respect? His beard…
Getting to know your beard
Approximate age of your beard: This current phase of my beard is approximately 2 months old.
Beard style/category: Lumberjack / Sea Captain.
Food most often found stuck in your beard: Any of the contents of a burrito, or a milkshake.
Your bearded lifestyle
What inspired you to grow your beard? The rise of “No Shave November” back in 2008, and the bearded excellence contained within the ranks of the band Four Year Strong.
How do you avoid the summer temptation to shave your beard? Any and every razor is thrown into a pile and incinerated in a righteous manner.
What is the most unique comment you’ve received regarding your beard? “You look like a viking leprechaun!” or “your beard is so full it appears that you’re storing food in your cheeks for winter.”
A day in the life of your beard
Describe the daily maintenance of your beard: Shampoo/conditioner, as well as frequent usage of my beard-comb.
How do people typically react to your beard? “Can I touch it?” or frequent high fives and grand compliments.
How do you defend yourself against beard enviers? I simply stare at them until they whimper and vacate the area.
Your beard’s uniqueness
How would you say your beard matches your personality? Apparently the ginger beard isn’t a regular sight, and I try not to be a very regular individual… so I think it works out nicely.
What about your beard are you most proud of? Just how thick and full it gets with every passing day… as well as the cooperative curl of the mustache-portion of the beard once it gets long enough.
How has your beard in particular served as an inspiration to others? Thus far, it has inspired numerous friends to give their beard a chance to grow… even if it’s only for the month of November. It has also inspired the last 3 cops/state troopers that pulled me over to rethink their agenda… and let me off with warnings instead of tickets.
More suitable title for Jake’s beard: “Lumberjack Sea Captain” or “Viking Leprechaun”?