To Beard Or Not To Beard

That was the question faced by me this morning. I had last shaved on Friday, 7th November and didn’t shave on Saturday before going to work. Then I fell sick and I didn’t shave at all. So when I went back to the office on Saturday, 15th Nov, I had a good growth on my face that people at work had never seen. My beard grows fairly swiftly, considering the fact that I have been shaving since the ripe young age of (wait for it) 15 and I’m 32 now!

Usually, twice a year I let my beard grow out for about a month before I take a visit to the barber and have a shave along with a haircut. I feel liberating at that point and I always look 5 years younger once I have that shave. When I was 21, I had stopped shaving for 30 days and then I had to have an operation, so I didn’t shave for another month while I recovered. When I finally had it shaved at the barber’s, I came out a new man or rather a young boy. I have also grown a goatee or French beard twice in my life – once when I was 19 almost 20 for about 2 months and then when I was 26 and living in Calicut for another 2 months. I love growing a goatee and people normally say that I look dashing with it.

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So today I stood there under the shower and wondered what to do. Ultimately I decided that I don’t feel so good growing a beard while dressed in office formals, so I took my single blade razor (kept for days like these) and put it to good use. Felt like a million dollars as I splashed a generous dose of Old Spice on my face afterwards.

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Happy 70th Gordon Lightfoot

The legendary folk& country singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot turnes 70 years old today. He came to prominence in the 1960s, and broke through on the international music charts in the 1970s with songs such as If You Could Read My Mind (1970), Sundown (1974) and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (1976). His songs have been recorded by some of the world’s most successful recording artists, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Barbara Striesand & Sarah McLachlan. Some other famous songs of his are Cotton Jenny, Alberta Bound, Me & Bobby McGee & Song For A Winter’s Night underworld rise of the lycans movie download .

Gordon Lightfoot has received sixteen Juno Awards and and has been nominated for five Grammy Awards. In 1974, Lightfoot’s song Sundown was named pop record of the year by the Music Operators of America. In 1980, he was named Canadian male recording artist of the decade, for his work in the 1970s. Lightfoot was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2001. He was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 1998. In May 2003 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honour.

What surprises me is that I’m listening to the music of an artist who is just 2.5 months older than my dad! Well, Gordon’s music is timeless. Happy Birthday Gordon, thanks for the great songs.

The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

Sundown

If You Could Read My Mind