It's like having a little pet for your face.

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  • May 31 @ 8:28am
Dear Staches,
It has been fun, and the good times will be missed.

Yesterday, I was hanging out at McCreary's Irish Pub in Franklin, TN, and some guy came in and asked if he could share my table since the place was packed. Our eyes met, and we knew we were friends. It was jonnyblueoval from Whiskerino! What makes this even more great, is that he lives in Alabama now.

That's what is so amazing about this facial hair community. No matter where you go or what you do, if you invested yourself in this community, you now have an extended family.

Jonny is a particularly excellent example of how this all works. If you look at his archive, there is a marked change about 1/2 way through. There is nothing wrong with his early photos, but about 1/2 way, the magic that is *us together* seemed to click for him, inspiring him...and he came alive! I am honored to count him as a friend, and hoisting a pint with him for my last photo - well, I can't think of a better way to say goodbye.

I hope to see you all soon. Don't be strangers.

Cheers,
Just Jamey

Comments

Hodges says:
Cheers to you, it's been a blast and the bash was fun. I wish you all the best and you will be missed! Glad you were able to reconnect with some of your old students. Hood times!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:31am -
Hodges says:
Good, not hood!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:31am -
Ozzy Nelson says:
you sir, are an amazing individual. someday i Hope to meet that fabulous lady of yours.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:31am -
Eric says:
I'm coming to Philly at the end of August. We'll have us some fun.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:32am -
Robfrenzy says:
YES! That is awesome. It's been fun my friend. We'll get together again.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:32am -
jnonfiction says:
That's right. I'd wanted to articulate that exact thing: "you now have an extended family."

Thanks for putting words on that. And for all the rest too.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:42am -
Pip says:
I'm glad to have you as a cousin. This family is the best one. Ever. Forever.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:44am -
brokenchopstick says:
Cheers to you too, from the other side of the Atlantic. I'll raise a glass to that!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:51am -
OhMyGoshman says:
Have a good one, see you next Whiskerino... oh wait... :(
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:56am -
catfish says:
So glad we got to meet. Thanks for taking the time to come out and see me. Hope to see you soon.

Maybe one day in Hawaii?
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:52am -
mooka says:
Cheers to you justjamey and thank you.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:53am -
teenagerobot says:
cheers!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:06am -
wondermade says:
I was hanging out with my brother yesterday who lives in Puna and we were talking about a restaurant. I said "It was the one my friend from Hawai'i recommended in Pahoa" and he remembered.

The story in your caption is one from a similar vein, and I love it. Be well and keep enjoying the benefits of the mainland.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:04am -
Jason says:
you are good man. never doubt it.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:08am -
The Straub says:
Something tells me that we will be crossing paths at some point again in our lives. Take care Jamey! I'll drink to you
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:13am -
revgoomba says:
Pack your kilt... you're coming to Glasgow! Um... until them, pack your kilt, we're meeting in Bethlehem, PA! See you in September buddy!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 1:01pm -
malphrus says:
prost!
nice meeting you at the bash, hope we can get together before you head back north.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 2:09pm -
johnatcollege says:
All good things must come to an end but I'm sure we'll keep in touch through facebook. Great to have met you Sir.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 2:12pm -
Vanbert says:
take care man. keep up the beats.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 2:59pm -
Chinese Wildman says:
It was good seeing you again, and I hope we run into each other again in the future. We're internet friends and all, so keep in touch. It'll be good the hear from you.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 4:25pm -
Brian says:
Cheers!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 4:41pm -
Drewgon says:
Just AWESOME. Glad we met and I can stalk into your live via FB. lol. Be well man.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 5:45pm -
Chavo Del Ocho says:
Mmmmmm
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:23pm -
Boaz says:
Jamey, it's been more than a pleasure. You are a fav and there's no real need to say goodbye's. I know you're easy to find :{)
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:35pm -
sMOUSTACHErman says:
word^
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:29pm -
yourfavorite says:
Cheers jamey. You've been a real hero around these parts and I will miss all of your awesomeness. Thanks for hanging friend.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:31pm -
KimJongIllness says:
You've said it so well. MM and Whiskerino represent the amazing community BUILDING potentials of technology and shared experiences. Thanks for perfectly representing that in my own life... and for showing my wife around town ;D
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:56pm -
hale says:
skullbeard for life. take care man!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:13pm -
Binkleberry says:
Sláinte! Definitely look me up next time you're in town and we'll recreate this picture.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:12pm -
alijoon says:
You are one crazy dude. Thanks for shaking stuff up.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:28pm -
Ned Kelly says:
aha there yous are , a great pleasure once again , ill raise a drink to you this eve. hopefully at some point i can buy you one. I am overdue a visit to the states……cheers!
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 12:43am -
ThatGuy says:
Thanks man. You've been a constant positive vibe since I met you during w'rino. It's been a pleasure following your images and the even more difficult time of following your location from one day to the next. You don't have to worry about me getting too far away. In fact, we are almost destined to hang out now that you're in philly. My GF is from Pitman NJ (30 min from philly) and we head up that way fairly often. (might even be there this weekend). Either way, Beer will be had eventually. I'll see you on the book of faces.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 4:08am -
Stachtastic! says:
Awesome story and great posts all month!!! Thanks for everything, and good journey!!!!
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 5:24am -
Lurky Parka says:
The Whiskerverse is a magical and enchanting place to have membership.

See you round sir!
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 5:17pm -
Andrew says:
Work is grindin my social life to the bone these days. Sorry I havent commented more.

You're a really quality guy, Jamey. Let's hang sometime.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 9:05pm -
CurlyMcGee says:
Pennsylvania?! Never thought I would be living there, and maybe you've had similar thoughts in your life. I intend to make the best of it and that includes more time with you! You're one of my favorite people to follow online, so I feel like IRL beers and more conversations will only improve things. God Bless you, Jamey!
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 9:59pm -
Site closed!
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