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  • May 31 @ 6:21pm
So, today has been one of the all-time worst days of my life.

And not just because Moustache May is ending. I mean, I'm sad about that but so much more made today very very sad.

It's a personal issue-- something that needs to stay in my family. We'll be fine but yeah, today was sad sad sad.

Today was one of those days when I wish Mousatche May was a little bit more like Whiskerino. I'm a beard guy anyway and it was a real struggle for me to have a moustache, but it's all of you guys on here that got me through. If this were more like Whiskerino, we'd have another three months together; another three months for your pictures and comments to cheer me up at times like these.

But it was a lot of fun and I'm so glad I did it. Thank you all.

Thank you, Michael (@Mackle). You are a true friend and a great man. Please don't say this is *really* it....

Is it?

Comments

jnonfiction says:
It was so much fun. Won't it be great when we stumble across eachother in the future? Fare well.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:22pm -
aaron b says:
From one beard guy to another, we are both really awesome for making it an entire month with only a moustache. I'm crashing on your couch if I ever make it to Portland.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:23pm -
pseudonymous says:
you're awesome. It's been so good growing with you. i hope someday to shower with you. wait...
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:24pm -
Hodges says:
Sorry you had a bad day! I hope it all works out. It was good to see your pictures this year, stay classy and take care of that family!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:27pm -
Brian says:
It's been wonderful to watch you post from places that have great memories for me. Thanks for all you awesomeness. Ito run into you on one of my trips out west. Take care.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:28pm -
zackle says:
Chin up, friend. I wish you the best.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:30pm -
ThatGuy says:
Man, I'm sorry to hear that you are having to deal with something difficult. Let me know if I can help in anyway. You know I'm a fan of yours. I will check with you on FB. I hope everything is as well as it can be, and gets even better real soon. Hang in there buddy.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:31pm -
ThatGuy says:
And I know it doesn't matter in the face of real issues, but your moustache killed.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:31pm -
pidge says:
Your sharing of your family in your photos is awesome, and your shots are simply beautiful, thanks for sharing them.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:33pm -
The Straub says:
You brought some terrific shots to the party! I hope all the best for you. I truly do. It has been so great getting to know you over the past year and a half or so. You're a really great guy and I really hope that we can meet again in the near future. Take care and best of luck with everything in the future.

Now for reals ... let's go back to being beard guys
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:34pm -
Eric says:
Sorry to hear about the bad day, James. Keep doing what you do, stay in touch, and take care. I hope to cross paths with you in real life one of these days.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:34pm -
Boaz says:
Be well and persevere good sir... you are a classy maker of fine spirits and I am proud to have been on this ride with you
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:43pm -
wondermade says:
Sorry about the bad day. Just started praying for you because it's probably the most I can do.

Thanks for being generally awesome in all of your contributions, and for so actively participating. Whenever we finally make it out to Portland I'll drop you a line.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:57pm -
Stachtastic! says:
Beautiful final shot and I totally agree about it needing to be longer, but we all play with the hands mackle dealt us... and there have been Royal Flushes played by everyone here! Great shots and beautiful family... Good Journey!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:00pm -
hale says:
Sorry about today, and best wishes as you deal with your personal life.

I will be in Portland sometime. Too many good people there not to visit. We shall hang out.

Until then, take care!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:14pm -
B. Michael Underhill says:
best wished sir. this has been fun. you're in my prayers.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:24pm -
Easy Rider says:
Considering how much I have enjoyed your photos all month and the passion that cmes through, I sincerely hope that your family gets through this without heartache! Thanks for everything!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:26pm -
Another Rachel says:
Sorry its been a sad sad day. Prayers lifted up for you.

If I ever make my Portland vacation happen, I'm looking up all you Portland folks because there's some serious awesomeness happening in that town.

May your tomorrow be better than your today.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:35pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
you rock man. I'll be in portland in the next year for sure securing equipment, and I'm hitting you up.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:36pm -
theAwesomebot says:
Awesome shots this month. I'm a beard man myself. But you did great with the stache.
Prayers have been said. Hope all goes well for you and your family.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:58pm -
Drewgon says:
Take it easy man. Sorry to hear you're going through some stuff. It was good rockin' the same team.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:09pm -
mooka says:
they tell me the sun will rise again tomorrow, but for today my thoughts are with you growerandshower - …and thank you.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:13pm -
Jason says:
I hope you are well, thoughts and prayers are here for you. Thanks for making this place fun. Until next time, whenever that may be- here's wishing you all the best.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:23pm -
Dschonn says:
Sorry to hear you had a bad day. For what it's worth, I'm still in the same town. So we can hang out and I can comment on whether you have a beard or not. If you like.

I will insist on hanging out, though. Moustache comments are not a dealbreaker.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:41pm -
OhMyGoshman says:
Man sorry to hear. Let us know if you need anything. I know people always say that, but seriously.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:50pm -
Pip says:
Really sorry to hear that your day was extra sad beyond these pages. I'm sure you know where to find me if you need a hand.

Know at least that you're a great guy and I've enjoyed sharing these times with you the past couple years.

I hope all works out as you want it to.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:52pm -
renaud says:
i'll never forgot hanging out with you at the throw down. it was a lot of fun. i wish you all the best. your a class dude.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:53pm -
the Velvet Hustle says:
YOU and the MM contingent there make portland rad. Praying for peace in what ever is happening even if you can't have peace with what is happening.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:54pm -
alijoon says:
Hey dude, we can grab beers. Also, I think you know where I live.

What are you going to do with that suit now that facial hair events are over?
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:26pm -
Chavo Del Ocho says:
If it means anything I'll be praying for you and your family
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:26pm -
Hungarian Moustache says:
I hope the sad day can make a greater day. Thanks for some great moustache pics.. even if the moustache doesn't suite you.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:56pm -
Mackle says:
I read your caption and my heart sank. I don't know what bad thing has befallen you but it makes me unhappy to know you're unhappy. Moustache May might not hold a candle to Whiskerino in terms of length of time / facial hair outcome / the bond (it's debatable) but we are all friends here. If you ever find yourself in need of anything; don't hesitate to ask.

I'm glad you could make it this go around.. even if you felt limited by your phone. I look forward to my next Portland trip and some quality hang time.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:03pm -
damnweather says:
bummer. best wishes none-the-less.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:05pm -
jmathias says:
James. I am sorry for your trouble today. I hope all works out well, and I hope you have peace following, with those beautiful daughters of yours. I wish for you everything that you deserve, you are a good man, and you deserve to have much happiness and sunshine.

Peace and love James.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:11pm -
sMOUSTACHErman says:
thank you for both growing and showing
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:22pm -
yourfavorite says:
I am terribly sorry to hear about your bad day. I do hope that things pick up for you and that you find a new way to cheer yourself up (the MM/Whiskerino archives are a good start). I can definitely relate to being more of a beard guy. Its not that I like beards more than moustaches or anything its just that I despise shaving. Anyway, hang in there man and grow that beard back out. You wear it well. So long for now friend...
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:23pm -
jeremy says:
It's been a pleasure following your photos throughout the last few years. And it's a bummer to me to hear you've experienced something bad. And reading through the comments I see I am definitely not alone. MM is like Tide Concentrate, though less the virtue is just as great.

Take care and be well.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:48pm -
PAT says:
You have one of my tip top favoritest images from this last month, and for that i thank you.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:54pm -
justjamey says:
When I was a teacher, they said you couldn't have favorites. But truth be told, you're one of mine. I've seen some shitty days myself, and I'm happy to be a sounding board should you wish to hit me up elsewhere. I'm not good at advice, but I know how to hear a friend.

Either way, I treasure this time, and I hope for some real life connections with you. You're the man.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:40pm -
Vanbert says:
you were one cool dude i hope to meet up with you again and get a brewery tour. take care.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:49pm -
miguelito says:
dude, it's been real. i really enjoyed your photos during GGD and your MM monochrome photo was an opportunity to commentbomb the poops out of. it's been fun.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:53pm -
JeremyOkai2.0 says:
Your on my mind James.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 1:54am -
JeremyOkai2.0 says:
You're
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 1:55am -
Clever Chester says:
Hate to see the moustache go, as I hate to see this week go.. It is a fitting end. I have enjoyed your pictures, take care friend.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 5:21am -
Lurky Parka says:
Be well sir. May the dream of the 90's continue to be alive in Portland.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 9:25am -
Site closed!
Unfortunately, Moustache May can't last forever.. the site is closed until 2011.