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This Is Me Being Uncomfortable: October 2021


What you are about to read

For the month of October, this post will be one gigantic blog post (a daily journal really). This Is Me Being Uncomfortable will be updated daily or almost every day. Almost because I have kids, so I’m trying to be realistic here. However, you will not receive an email every day when it’s updated. This is the one and only email you will get until November. In other words, you’ll need to bookmark this page to continue reading each day. Alternately, you can go to my blog and click on the link “This Is Me Being Uncomfortable.”

I hope you enjoy this format as much as I think I’ll enjoy writing it.

Now that that’s out of the way.


October 1, 2021

I have a birthday coming up this month. One of the things most bothersome about getting older, at least for guys, is the growth rate of your ear and nose hair. Some mornings I wake up and it’s like Rapunzel let down her hair for me to climb up into my own nostril.

I first became conscious of this about four years ago when I was at Hair Cuttery. After trimming the hair around my ears, the hairstylist sneakily zapped off some hair growing on the side of my ear. It was akin to a “your fly is wide open” type of moment. I would say awkward silence but there was an electric clipper still buzzing.

“Some ear hair,” she said, looking at me in the mirror.

“Let us not speak of this again,” I said, but only in my head and not aloud.

I’m a little embarrassed to say what age I’ll be. Why? Because I still write a blog at the age I’ll be turning. As a matter of fact, I’ve been blogging since before the term blogging was coined (1999). I began in 1997 using Geocities. That’s the year the phrase “web-log” got its roots.

Evolution of blogging

web-log → weblog → blog