Mark Greene confronts the horrors of daddy dishevelment with his Norelco QT4070, dammit!
When you’re a young man, say, in your early twenties and your cheeks are rosy pink, a big crazy beard can be an expression of youthful exuberance; a devil-may-care lark that says, “to heck with you cultural norms, you’re not the boss of me!” But when you’re 45+, at the park, during a work day, with your kids, a big crazy beard is not so advisable. People look at you and they think…
“Oh, what an awesome hipster dude-Dad.”
BUT, IN FACT, THIS:
“Christ, what a disaster his kitchen sink must be.”
Because this is what happens to full-time dads and moms. They get raggedy-assed. They get baggy clothes and twenty extra pounds. They embrace that dark mistress, the abrupt decline into zero self-care. As if a glass of wine at 9:45 PM is all the human body needs. You can see these people are at war with an avalanche of, drop off and pick ups, house cleaning and parenting. Their kids are slowly wrinkling them up like a booger-covered Disney shirt. And before they know it, they are barely holding their own. You get the feeling looking at them that any moment they might do that Titanic thing and start shoving their way toward the lifeboats in a blind screaming panic.
Lately, I’m thinking, if I ever again want to engage in any kind of good good lovin’, I need to avoid the dark decline into daddy dishevelment.
Now as I told you previously, Norelco, asked me to grow a beard and try out their shaver and trimmer. Today. I’m going with the trimmer. And I mean going with it. Like a man looking for a flare gun in a storm tossed life boat.
So, I got out the trimmer. Need I mention it’s the Norelco QT 4070 Vacuum Stubble and Beard Trimmer? And this baby has adjustable settings for that Miami Vice Don Johnson look. (You kids out there can just skip this arcane reference. Most folks who watched this show will be dead of old age, quite soon.) AND not only that, as you can guess by my trimmer’s name, it has it’s own vacuum cleaner built in for collecting up those little hairs. I chose to go with the ever popular 1/8 of an inch trim depth. I did my trim and cleaned up my neck with the Norelco AT830 Rechargable Cordless Tripleheader Razor. No water. No foam. I just did my neck in two minutes and didn’t even need a towel, and WOAH, people.
Well, lets just say I’m feeling pretty good about this. It inspires me to go look in the clean laundry basket for that natty “I’d hit that” t-shirt I got in Brownsville. And maybe I’ll even wash my hair and put some product in it. Hell, I might even drop by and yell at the guy who gave me this crappy haircut. I mean. I’m feeling pretty good! Some semblance of self esteem is returning.
And next? Maybe some daredevil grooming next. Maybe some of those
X-men style sideburns? I don’t know. Lemmie think about it.
But all in all, I’m happy with this Norelco gear. And that’s the truth.
More to come.
This is a sponsored post for Norelco by Mark Greene and The Good Men Project. All opinions are solely that of Mark and his beard.