Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year and Annual Holiday Beards

Let's be honest, I'm sick as a dog on a cruise ship, so it could be a much happier holiday. But I'm heavily medicated and crossing my fingers I make it to midnight for the big smooch from my wife, if she'll give it to me that is...

Which leads me to the picture. Many of you have seen The Today Show video and asked about the new beard. There's a story here... (isn't there always?)

About 10 years ago Kodi and I had a summit. A meeting of the minds. A fierce negotiation. We agreed that I would remain clean shaven throughout the year. Not that I have to shave every day, but as a general rule from Jan-Nov I keep myself presentable.

But sometime around Thanksgiving, depending on my public commitments, I begin to grow what we affectionately refer to as the Annual Holiday Beard. This year I wasn't able to turn the facial follicles loose until the 10th or 11th of December. So it's not as
Grizzly Adams-ish as it could be.

There you have it. Sometime in the next day or two we'll bid farewell again for another year. But we'll always have pictures :)


  1. Kodi is a smart, SMART woman!!! :Op

  2. What a surprise! Was checking my blog and there it was...a comment from none other than Jason Wright. Author of the wonderfully touching story of the Cooper family! I can't believe it. Thank you for your wonderful comments on my blog. I loved, loved, loved your book 'The Wednesday Letters'. As you can tell, I'm telling everyone I can about it. It's the BEST book I've read in awhile, I'm off tomorrow to the local B&N to track down your book 'Christmas Jars'. About the beard? Well, it's a good thing it only comes out once a year!

  3. Same here! I was shocked when I saw a comment from the author of the book I just read and posted about on my own blog. Both 'Christmas Jars' and 'The Wednesday Letters' were great reads! Thanks for your comments!

  4. You two are awesome! I love surfing the web and stumbling across great people like you that take the time to blog. Where would authors be without fabulous readers? Hope you both have a fabulous 2008!

  5. Wow. I'm sorta rendered speechless. :)

  6. Speechless? That either means, "Wow! I like totally love it!"

    Or it means, "You look like a serial killer. I'm calling the FBI."

    I'm crossing my fingers for option 1 :)