Hello again, everybody! Reader here, and after a week off for some R & R, I’m back with an update, on what has become the bane of my existence… my beard.
As you all may remember, Nik and I made a little wager on the outcome of the first round Stanley Cup Playoff series, between the accursed Pittsburgh Penguins and my beloved Philadelphia Flyers.
In the end, the Penguins knocked out the Orange & Black in six games, and so, by the terms of the bet, I now have to let my beard grow until somebody wins the Stanley Cup.
Well, that series ended on April 22nd. A lot has grown in the ensuing month…
Thankfully, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The NHL has released the schedule for the Stanley Cup Final, and, should it go the distance, Game 7 will be on Wednesday, June 13th. That means that, in the end, I will have to endure three more weeks of this hair-related torture!
In the interest of full disclosure, I admit that if my Flyers were still on the ice, instead of the golf course, I’d still be happily hairy. Need proof? Here you go!
Anyway, there’s still a chance that it’ll be a quick series (however unlikely), so I could be clean-shaven in less than two weeks, but I’m not counting on that. Vegas will be in tough against whomever they face, be it the Lightning or the Capitals, so the playoffs, and my facial fuzz, are far from over. Let’s hope that in the meantime, I can wear this thing as well as my favourite actor, the great Kurt Russell!
The saga continues… Until next time!