It’s like I lost a bet with a hurricane. Actually, it’s like I lost a bet to middle school students. No, it’s more like I lost a bet with Mr. Krall.
Mr. Krall and Mr. Weiting put together a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy victims. As the middle schoolers raised more and more money, the teachers would have to do various things. At something like $750.00 I would have to wear Chicago Cubs gear for a day and at $2000.00 all of the (male) teachers would have to grow (or shave into) mustaches. Last I heard they had raised over $6,000.00, and if you include various other donations that Mr. Krall and Mr. Wieting put together, I think they were well over $10,000 in money, gift cards and supplies. The two of them drove a truck full of stuff out to the east coast over Thanksgiving break. The name of their undertaking: Sandystache.
So here’s my facial hair contribution. I’m going to start off with a Chester A. Arthur and soul patch combination that I have named the Biker A. Arthur. Then I’m going down to a straight Chester A. Arthur. After that I’m thinking a Fu Manchu; then whatever that beautiful thing on Nick Offerman’s face is.
For those of you keeping track at home, this will mark my fifth foray in Presidential Facial Hair; having completed a Lincoln (photo not available) a Van Buren, a Benjamin Harrison (which is pretty much my normal bread) and a Harry S. Truman (Who wore a goatee on vacations).