Friday, April 6, 2012

Beard of the Day: The Sunshine Award


Big thanks to Jamie Brazil for the Sunshine Award! She gave it out to 10 bloggers, and I'm supposed to answer 10 questions about myself and award it to 10 other bloggers, etc. I decided to try and answer 10 questions about beards, and surprisingly, I could! Also, since I just posted a piece about my favorite sites, I think I'll merely mention a few of my favorite author blogs (not reviewer blogs, just authors letting it all hang loose!). My favs right now are....

1. Gail Carriger, who has lots of fascinating tidbits about vintage clothing, steampunk stuff and tea.
2. Carolyn Crane, who has a wicked funny sense of humor and often posts hilarious drawings.
3. RJ Silver, whose self-deprecating humor always makes me laugh out loud.
4. How To Write Badly Well, by Joel Stickley, which is pretty much self-explanatory.
5. For more author blogs and other fun sites, see this post.

And now for 10 questions about beards....I did it!


10 Questions About Beards

1. Stache or no stache? Mustache must be accompanied by a beard. Stache by itself....ugh!

2. Goatee or full-on Paul Bunyan? Paul Bunyan, baby! Wild and woolly!

3. Salt and pepper or dyed black? I love salt and pepper. See exhibit A....



4. Who has the best legendary beard? I'm going with Santa Claus.

5. Who has the best celebrity beard? I'm going with Hugh Jackman.

6. Who has the best scruff? I'm going with Daniel Craig. See Exhibit B.....



7. Who has the best fu manchu stache/beard combo? Chow Yun Fat.

8. Who has the best beard in a romance novel? I'm going with Ian in Virgin River Christmas...it's big and red! Yee haw!

9. Who has the best western beard? Clint Eastwood.

10. How do I feel about accessorizing beards? If it's good enough for Brad Pitt, it's good enough for me. See Exhibit C....



Thanks again to Jamie Brazil for this special edition of Beard of the Day!

Hope you all have a nice weekend. I will be hosting The Martini Club: Easter Cocktails on Sunday. Coz nothing says Easter Sunday quite like a pastel colored alcoholic beverage!

Ciao,
Penny

15 comments:

Tom Stronach said...

when we meet I will let you run your fingers through my 'salt n pepper' beard, but only if Ishbel's out of the room, she gets jealous!

xx

Penelope said...

YOU HAVE A SALT AND PEPPER BEARD!!!! *passes out* Lucky Ishbel! Lucky, lucky!

Casey Wyatt said...

Wow, beard bling? I won't let my hubby see that! I agree on the mustache thing. Hubby just shaved off the beard, but left stache and I hate it. I told him he looks like a 70's porn star. Ick.

Penelope said...

Yes, Casey, that is the stache-alone problem. 70s porn star. Even Tom Selleck, who I love, looks suspect with just the stache. You really, really need a beard to balance the stache. It's an important rule of facial hair!

Carolyn Crane said...

Hey!! Thanks for the shout. And also, the opinion on accessorizing beards. LOL As I have been AGONIZING over the issue!!

Penelope said...

Hi Carolyn! I know you have been agonizing over that. I hope you are feeling better now. ;^)

My favorite beard accessory is the "ponytail"...my mailman has a really long beard and he wears it in a ponytail every day which I adore. He is awesome!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I'm with ya! Except with BP. Ick-a-roo!

Penelope said...

Hi Juju! Here is Brad with nicer looking facial hair....

http://www.horoscoper.net/horoscopes/images/bradpitt-2.jpg

Jamie said...

I'm right there with you all the way ...until the beard bling. Just can't get into that. BTW, I had a friend who loved beards so much she seduced a mall Santa Claus one Christmas -- wasn't me, honest :)

Rose said...

LOVE this post! I'm not much of a beard girl, but I see you also love weenie dogs! And since Casey also awarded me this prestigious honor, I will have to come up with something awesome for my blog. :-)

Penelope said...

Jamie...that sounds like a really good story!

Penelope said...

Hi Rose! Thanks for stopping by! Yes, I love beards, weenie dogs, beards, 1980s music, beards, and romance novels. And beards. :^)

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Yum, scruffy Daniel Craig.
Ack! Bearded Brad Pitt.

Tasha B. said...

Uhg, Brad Pitt's beard is the skuzziest thing I've ever seen.

Penelope said...

Hi Julia and Tasha! I swear, I think Brad Pitt did that just to look less-than-perfect for a while. It must get old being voted People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 25 times in a row. I call this his "Unabomber" phase.