When I started growing out my beard last fall, I had every intention of shaving it off come springtime. Seasonal growth is much more hip than being the token bearded guy from Wisconsin, plus it's no fun to have a beard in the heat and humidity that is the Midwestern summer. The obvious perk of shaving is that on the way back to a clean shave, I could try out all the looks that I have never been brave enough to attempt. Taking Jon's cue, I documented the whole process with a slew of pictures that Dinka would probably like to see thrown out. I am making them public for two reasons: 1) for your amusement, and 2) for your feedback. My facial hair will return in some form next fall, but which will it be? It's up to you to decide.
Note: At least two of these growth patterns may result in Dinka leaving me. Please keep that in mind when casting your vote.