November is a serious duke-it-out month. NaNoWriMo is a big deal (if you’re into that whole writing-thing) but I have my sights set elsewhere–NoShavember. Competing in NoShavember is very simple and less stressful than NaNo. You just give yourself a clean shave on October 31st (which I oh so successfully managed) and don’t shave your face again until December 1st. I get to go a month without shaving and I have an excuse for my mother? Count. Me. In.
With my boxing gloves on and facial hair shaved off, I hunted for someone to personally compete against, mano y mano, here at the Figment Headquarters and sadly realized that in an office full of ladies, I stood alone. And then someone stepped up to the plate.
Emily Steele has challenged me. Whoever grows the biggest, baddest, hairiest beard by the end of the month wins bragging rights and a treasure of the winner’s choice. I immediately asked for a handcrafted Mockingjay pin, while Emily chose a chocolate easter bunny (which is hard to find in December). Luckily, I got this down, Figs. Mano y womano.