POLL: Do you have a beard?

Discussion in 'General discussions' started by nwink, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Beard

    47.8%
  2. Other facial hair

    14.2%
  3. I usually have a beard, just not right now

    2.7%
  4. I wish I could grow a beard

    8.0%
  5. I wish my wife would let me grow my beard

    3.5%
  6. I am clean shaven

    23.9%
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  1. nwink

    nwink Puritan Board Sophomore

    Do you have a beard? If you do, how long have you had one?
     
  2. GulfCoast Presbyterian

    GulfCoast Presbyterian Puritan Board Junior

    I am clean shaven unless its duck season.
     
  3. Rich Koster

    Rich Koster Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    About 4 inches. :lol: Chronologically speaking, about 15 years
     
  4. fishingpipe

    fishingpipe Puritan Board Freshman

    I wish. The genes just weren't there. I sport a goatee about half the time, but can't get the hair to grow on my cheeks and along my jaw line. Much to my wife's satisfaction. She says she would hate it.
     
  5. baron

    baron Puritan Board Graduate

    I used to have a beard, from 1974-1999. It hung just about to my belly button. The reason for that was I just could not trim it properly. Went to the barber and they did a bad job at trimming, so I let it grow. Then for a new job I had to shave it off. Tried to grow it back but it itches to much now. It never used to itch. Most be getting old.
     
  6. Shawn Mathis

    Shawn Mathis Puritan Board Freshman

    I grow my beard for the winter. Then in early Spring it becomes a Van dyke (what most people call a goatee). My wife likes it. The covenant youth at church like it. As one of them mis-spoke: "You look smarter with your beard!"
     
  7. Rich Koster

    Rich Koster Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Hmmmm is that a Dos Itchies beard? ;)
     
  8. Bald_Brother

    Bald_Brother Puritan Board Freshman

  9. Sonny

    Sonny Puritan Board Sophomore

    Yes. Its been 3 months.

    I grew it to start because I hated being 23 and looking 18 with out a beard. Now on good beard days with the right outfit I look about my age sometimes a bit older.


    Now I have a beard for other reasons plus the one just given.

    I call it my theology beard in the making or the Calvin. Every inch is one more inch of theology I have learned. (Jokes... )
     
  10. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder

    :ditto:

    Except that this year I decided not to shave it off.
     
  11. Theogenes

    Theogenes Puritan Board Junior

    I have a goatee in the warmer months and a full beard in the colder months. I've had some kind of facial hair (mustache, goatee or beard) for the past 35 years. My wife likes it and has never asked me to be "clean shaven" for which I am thankful! :)
     
  12. Somerset

    Somerset Puritan Board Junior

    Beard for 37 years - wouldn't recognise myself in the mirror without it.
     
  13. Zach

    Zach Puritan Board Junior

    I don't grow particularly well or fast, but every once in awhile I try to grow a beard. I never can get past the "itchy stage" and I end up shaving and giving up.
     
  14. Theoretical

    Theoretical Puritan Board Professor

    No desire to have a scratchy face.
     
  15. Bill The Baptist

    Bill The Baptist Puritan Board Senior

    In honor of beards, here is a top ten list from David Letterman about a great American beard.

    Top 10 Names for Robert Bork's Beard - September 16, 1987

    10. The Chin Slinky
    9. The Amish Outlaw
    8. The See-Through
    7. My Very First Beard (from Kenner)
    6. The Lunatic Fringe
    5. Senor Itchy
    4. The Radioactive Goat
    3. Salute to C. Everett Koop
    2. Gopher Butt
    1. The Babe Magnet
     
  16. Peairtach

    Peairtach Puritan Board Doctor

    I first had a beard about 26 years ago, with a number of years in that time - I can't remember when - when I was without it.
     
  17. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder

    One of my favorites from the Top Ten lists
     
  18. Constantlyreforming

    Constantlyreforming Puritan Board Sophomore

    if I don't shave in the morning, yes, I have a beard.
    I quite enjoy growing hair on my face since I cannot on my scalp.



    my wife dislikes any facial hair, so I rarely have it.


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  19. he beholds

    he beholds Puritan Board Doctor

    I voted "clean shaven," but luckily that's not even technically true, since there's no shaving needed. There was no option just for "no." Though I suppose I could've voted "I can't grow one," but that would maybe seem like I was lamenting the fact.
     
  20. NB3K

    NB3K Puritan Board Sophomore

    I rock a goatee.
     
  21. DMcFadden

    DMcFadden Puritan Board Doctor

    Beard and long hair - 1971-1977 (first son started pulling on it when he got to be 6 mo old)
    Beard and buzzed (now bald) - 1995 to present

    My eldest explained to his congregation at his installation as lead pastor that he was raised by aging hippies. Bald and bowtied makes that somewhat difficult to imagine.
     
  22. N. Eshelman

    N. Eshelman Puritan Board Senior

    I have a beard because I am a presbyter. (And I look 11 years old without one!)
     
  23. travstar

    travstar Puritan Board Freshman

    My wife doesn't like my clean-shaven, 11-year-old-looking face, and even when I shave my beard, she only lets me use a groomer, not a razor. Luckily, I'm a songwriter, a profession requiring a permanent 5-o'clock shadow.
     
  24. Ed B

    Ed B Puritan Board Freshman

    Currently going with a short-cropped goatee which I will shave in preparation for football season when I will put on the striped shirt and whistle.
    View attachment 2816
     
  25. MLCOPE2

    MLCOPE2 Puritan Board Junior

    Had a beard for about 3 years. Decided to grow it out this year. almost 4 months in and its looking really nice. Can't wait to see what the rest of the year has to hold.
     
  26. Herald

    Herald Moderator Staff Member

    I can't grow a beard. It comes out scruffy.
     
  27. Rufus

    Rufus Puritan Board Junior

    Can't grow a beard/wish I could. When I let it go out I have a tiny stache and side burns, although keep in mind I'm 17 and a late bloomer.
     
  28. Sonny

    Sonny Puritan Board Sophomore

    Brother, I am now 23 and just started to be able to grow a mustache.

    I had a goatee since my late teens, started at 18. Now at 23 I decided to grow a full beard, had trouble at first but its looking thick now.

    I'll grab a picture and post it.

    Edit: Picture added

    This is after a long day, needs some gel to look nice. Its also just the third month in, needs some work.

    Here is a picture somewhat recent with out the beard. (Slight goatee, but not much)

    I personally think I look better with a trimmed goatee, but I'm afraid to shave my beard. Beards become a part of you, you can't shave it off. Haha.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2012
  29. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    Other facial hair - see the picture
     
  30. Scottish Lass

    Scottish Lass Puritan Board Doctor

    As Jessica pointed out, there are a few women around.... :)
     
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