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Posted on 2007.04.16 at 22:00


leonardii at 2007-04-20 14:48 (UTC) (Link)
I'm not an old man with a calvous head (at least not yet). But I do love a piliferous show of fine pogonotrophy.

The only trouble is - the older I get, the more hirsutulous I become in places unwanted. Ears, back, shoulers, etc.

It's like gravity is pulling my hair down to the rest of my body. But if I remove my beard - I look like a baby boy. And that will just not do. I shaved it off once for my wife - because she claimed to dislike pogonotrophy, but after it was gone. she screamed "Grow it back! Grow it Back!" So I did, an so shall it remain.
ehowton at 2007-04-20 19:36 (UTC) (Link)
My wife went nuts when I moved from a beard to a goatee. I ask you sir, what's up with women and us men with facial hair?
leonardii at 2007-04-25 13:36 (UTC) (Link)
Who knows. Let me ask Lena right quick. BRB.

Ok - I have an answer. She simply said that without the beard, I looked like a completely different man. Furthermore,I appeared as a weird and strange looking man.

So, when it was time for "nocturnal actvities" she said she didn't want a different/stange/weird man to love - she simply wanted the man she has always known... the man whose pogonotrophy has defined and shaped his appearance. In essence - the bearded man.

And they say men have some stange logic. Hmmph. Oh well - as long as I still get what I need, her logic can remain mysterious. Not like I'm ever going to figure it out anyway.

As the punchline to the joke to understanding women says - "Do you want that bridge with 2 lanes or 4 lanes?"
leonardii at 2007-06-05 22:18 (UTC) (Link)
I don't know... maybe it has something to do with the, ah, um, "feeling" they get when we do our husbandly duties.

Otherwise... I don't know either.
ehowton at 2007-06-06 01:00 (UTC) (Link)
Well of course you're right. That's how she explained it to me anyway.
leonardii at 2007-06-06 16:54 (UTC) (Link)
A man has got to do what a man has got to do.

Duty, honor, courage, and just the right set of fine pogonotrophy - it takes all of these to truly satisfy a wife!

snapper521 at 2007-04-22 03:30 (UTC) (Link)


Haha. That is what Eric said as well. :-P Pogonotrophy has it's place... but to much isn't welcome. Example is the way the Amish grow their beards until they have them down to their belts... which is ridiculous and I haven't the faintest clue how they get all those kids with beards like that... AND with the women never shaving ANY of their hair off... they are not allowed to cut ANY of their hair. (depending on the church) which is just gross... least to me... cuz I mean you gotta at least have shaved legs... *odd look*

Anyway - back on subject... My dad goes from having one to not having one every 6 months then vise versa growing one in the winter and shaving it in the summer because my mom likes him both ways, and it's warmer for him in the winter and cooler in the summer, so they both stay happy.

I get used to him in a beard or with the scruff... then he shaves it and I have to try to re-adjust... it's freaky.
leonardii at 2007-04-23 19:28 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Pogonotrophy:

Although my head does have hair, I keep it neatly and tightly buzzed so that in warmer times, I stay cooler. In colder times (rare in Texas), I just wear an awesome and hip toboggan (that's a stocking cap, not a sled) to keep my head and (chiefly) my ears warm.
snapper521 at 2007-04-24 03:24 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Pogonotrophy:


I don't think of Texas as needing stocking caps. I think of horses, ranches, cattle and dogs. :-P

Someday... I'm coming to visit your fine state, and heaven knows I might just stay there for awhile!

Ditto for Montana, Colorado, and Wyoming.

I have a hankering to go horse back riding in those states, and to work on a ranch for a couple years. Among the other things I would like to do before I grow old.
ehowton at 2007-04-24 03:33 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Pogonotrophy:

One of the things you can do in Texas that you can't do in Montana, Colorado, and Wyoming is take your horse for a gallop on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico. What fun that is!
snapper521 at 2007-04-24 04:24 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Pogonotrophy:


Taking your horse for a gallop is fun no matter if your on a beach or not. :-)
leonardii at 2007-05-24 14:20 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Pogonotrophy:

I live in the Dallas area - a virtual cultural oasis out here in in the lands between the East and West coasts. New Orleans is not that far - but I've never stopped there long enough to really check things out. I've just driven through.

We have lots of ranches, plenty of horses to ride - and when you are done with all that, you can put on a black dress, your man can don a tux - and you can hit the opera.

This place is just awesome.

Of course, growing up in Wyoming - there are not too many cultural centers - excecpt for maybe Cheyenne, the capitol. But the lands are vast with great areas and mountains to ride horses and in the winter - skis and snowmobiles! I remember living there in the winter - we lived in such a small town, instead of the traffic consisting of automobiles - the only vehicles on the roads were snowmobiles. It was a sight to see.
leonardii at 2007-06-05 21:16 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Pogonotrophy:

In Texas, especially in Dallas - you can ride the horses, or go to our horse racing racetrack and bet on them! How fun!

I have met so many people here who said that they came for a visit (especially foreigners from different parts of the world) - but when they saw the good life here, they decided to leave where ever they hailed from and make Texas (Dallas) their new home.

Truly amazing.

Dallas has that hypnotizing effect on people who've never been here. There is simply so much to see and do - you can live your whole life here and never see and do it all.

Now THAT's truly a culture that's brimming with a quality of life that you will just not find anywhere else. Of course there are a few, but not many other places with our economy, diversity, culture, and amazing events that simply enthrall the masses! :)
leonardii at 2007-06-05 22:10 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Pogonotrophy:

Yeah, too much is definitely not cool. I see dudes with lamb chops that look like they came from the Civil War Era. I don't know what to think though... I'm 35... not 18.

Since I'm not so young and hip anymore, I don't know *what* the latest crazes are. I'm certainly not a conservative when it comes to new fashion. I embrace awesome looks and unique styles. But mutton chops on a guy that looks like he's only about 20 just looks a little freakish.

But - who am I to say what's cool.

When I was about 21 - I worked in a cheap hotel as a hotel clerk. These older guys... probably in their late 30s... they came to the front desk (me - as I was the only guy there), and this hotel was far from elegant. It was inexpensive, maybe not a rat shack, but not a Hilton suite for sure. They had something wrong... like a missing towel from their room, or they ordered extra towels and they never came... whatever it was, it was pretty lame for a complaint for the type of hotel/motel where they decided to stay the night (cheap... just like they were - they looked like white trash). They had the nerve to demand a FULL refund of their bill... about $43 dollars (this was about 1996).

I told them that I couldn't do that, nor could I give them a discount on their bill. I just didn't have that kind of authority (I was just a simple desk clerk, and even if I could - they were jerks so I wasn't about to give them any discount of any kind). I was wearing my goatee... and back then it was sort of avant garde, as it was not nearly as ubiquitous as it is today.

These guys called me every cuss word in the naval tongue. But my favorite was when one of the guys said, "Well, maybe I'll just come around that counter and kick your ass you bearded-fuck!"

I smiled. I mean - it was just too funny. Of course, he wasn't smiling. But then, my composure came back... and I threw the guy's receipt at him and said "Just get the hell out of here and don't ever come back!!"

There was two of them, so perhaps they could have started a ruckus - but I had just gotten out of the army, and I was still pretty well built. Maybe they took a good look and decided that it would not be worth a brawl. Anyway... they left. But I'll never forget being called a "bearded-fuck!"

Today, I still wear my goatee with pride - just as I did back then when I got looks from all sorts of people. I mean, I think in the small town of Abilene, I was maybe one of two guys who sported the goatee. It was considered quite a "movement" back then.

Now... a goatee is as common as weeds in the garden. :)
snapper521 at 2007-06-07 19:25 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Pogonotrophy:

Haha!! That is hilarious. :-D I love that story. :-D

"Back then I was still well built" that makes you sound as though you are just falling apart... the nails coming out of every board...
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