Over the weekend of October 24th, I returned to the Midwest for my best friend’s wedding. The wedding was in Cincinnati, though I flew in and out of Indianapolis in order to see my family while I was in the same time-zone as them. After discussing the debaucheries of my trip with my mom, who usually loves those stories, she told me that she thought I was a borderline alcoholic. On the spot, we made a wager: $1000 if I can go an entire month without drinking. That month will be November. Let it be known that Ross (my roommate) has his 23rd birthday on the 10th (it’s also my mom’s birthday, but I wouldn’t normally be going out to get drunk for that), and that it’s been half a decade since I’ve had a sober Thanksgiving. So, needless to say, this will be interesting.
The other foundation of this blog revolves around some friends I made when I was in Ireland in the summer of 2008. Two of the guys we met, Morgan Buckley and Dean Brady, are participating in what they refer to as “Movember.” A “mo” is their word for a moustache. I can grow a decent beard—except for on my upper lip. So, if I’m not going to act ridiculous, I decided, I might as well look ridiculous.
So, this is a chronicle of moustaches and sobriety: Sober Movember. I’m going to be taking a picture every day of my (pathetic) moustache, and what it feels like to detox over the course of a month.


7 Responses to Preamble

  1. Cleve Stuart says:

    Good luck Jeff. I like the moustache touch.

  2. Maureen says:

    I can’t wait to see how this goes. A friend of mine at work just tried to go a month without booze (after her boyfriend decided that she needed to stop getting drunk with me and calling him to take care of her). It lasted two long weeks. But she wasn’t as stubborn as you 🙂

    Hope you have a fantastic Halloween!

  3. mom says:

    i didnt call you an alcoholic, i love you and im proud of you, i am anxiously waiting to see if you look like tom selleck or burt reynolds, or some other 70’s porn star.

  4. Chris the Karaoke God says:

    This is awesome.

  5. Jen says:

    Lol, I love you Mrs. Kennedy. You can do it Jeffy! I have faith 🙂

  6. Daddo says:

    This is my first try at posting, so who knows how this’ll turn out. If it’ll give you support, I’ll grow a moustache too. I did have one 20 yrs. ago. However, be advised your mom says I look like a ’70s porn star with one. (I don’t think so, but I’m not the one looking at it either.) Later. Daddo

  7. Nicole says:

    My old company had a “movember” that they did for charity. It was much fun. Good luck!

    Btw, we all go through the “am I drinking too much” stage. Hope you find the answer.

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