Mustache? Oui!

28 November 2007

art events health meme movember

As Movember winds down, I decided to trim my Douglas Coupland/Generation X/Singles goatee into something with more character. Like last year.

I'm sporting either a French or John Waters mo' now. I'm pretty sure this isn't my wife's favorite look. But, my body, my choice.

And yes, the mustache itself forces me to make that face. I think it may be sentient or at least possesses occult powers.

Mos before Foes

08 November 2007

events health meme movember

Every year there is a time that men can put aside their differences, stop their fighting, and do some good.

This important time of year is Movember.

Grow a mustache and help raise awareness for men's health issues.

Last year, I cheated, by simply shaving down an existing beard into a mustache. This year, I started clean-shaven (a day late, even). So far, I'm just stubbly, but will probably shave this weekend to reveal the mustache within.

Have fun with facial hair!

Desk Flossing

13 March 2007

health lifehack tools

Floss! Just a quick lifehack that I've started recently, completely unintentionally.

I picked up a huge bag of DenTek Easy Angle(tm) Floss Picks ("Flossing Made Easy!") and keep them at my desk.

I previously thought I hated flossing. Now I've realized that I simply didn't like wrapping thin string around my fingers until they turned blue. The Floss Picks are nice.

The key is to use them when you're stuck on a long, mute-friendly conference call. It helps if you have a headset. Sure, you could surf the web or try to be productive, but you'll miss someone important say something even more important at just the wrong time if you let your attention wander too much. Flossing, on the other hand, is an activity that doesn't require you to take too much attention away from the call. Unlike trimming your finger and/or toe nails, flossing is a relatively quiet sport, suitable for cubicle dwellers.

I've flossed more in the past week than I had in years.

Give it a whirl. And don't forget to hit mute.

Meme update and a health warning

28 January 2007

health meme

So, Pete jammed his mouse into his pie hole:

A boy and his mouse

Thanks Pete!

Pete is also out with a horrible instance of the flu currently. So, a gentle reminder to wash your hands and your mouse before attempting to ingest it. And probably wise to do the same again once you're done.

What about hand cancer?

22 January 2007

culture health technology

Hand CancerIt seems the debate about links between brain cancer and cellphones goes back and forth. It seems like last year, they were declared safe. Now that is once again being called into question.

But are folks missing half of the equation? Sure, the phone is next to our head, but it's also being held by our hands. And kids these days are sometimes holding the phone with both hands while texting, keeping their noggins safe from the brain-warming effects of radiation.

Who is studying the potential link between cellphone usage and hand cancer?

Mostly, I just liked this image.