I‘m just sayin’…
I’m on leave. Lots of soldiers do embarrassing little cosmetic experiments when we can… because we can. Mohawks, beards, etc. Our wives all roll their eyes, but, “YOU JUST DON’T GET IT!” works every time. (:
Shaving them off tonight. My hair grows fast; that’s only a week or so of intentional mutton chop growth. Bye bye identity crutches!
I used to look like this before I joined the military:
RBB performer and atheist anti-folk hero, Jeffrey Lewis has this verse that totally crushed me when I first heard it half a decade ago. But it helped me realize that part of my old ‘rebellion against the man holding me down’ was beginning to be the thing holding me down.
Oh well… why did I even grow these things again? I don’t know. Don’t judge me. Stop judging me! You’re always judging me! YOU JUST DON’T GET IT!