The Mo Must Go

Img 3168Movember is over!

Thanks to everyone who sponsored me (it’s not too late).

The total donations so far have hit $1847.50 (AUD). That’s got to me about $1 a whisker….

A thanks to everyone who donated – but a special thanks to the ‘premium sponsors’ who each put up $200 or more. They are:

Fmf Introducing7-1Make Money OnlineCommunity BuildingHelp Spread Congenital Heart Defects AwarenessOnline Shopping Awards

Also a special thanks to my wife V – who sacrificed more than I did for the cause!

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Next time you see me – I’ll be Mo-less.

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  1. Bryce says:

    You should’ve kept it, makes you look like that guy from Mythbusters.

  2. Eli says:

    Lol, Bryce is right :)

    It’s alright though, we’ll forgive you.

    I went and saw Alan Noble from Google the other day, he grew a mustache for Movember as well, and he was giving away some Google down under t-shirts for people who donated.

    I missed out :(

  3. Hafiz says:

    hahaha have to agree with Bryce.

  4. Jaffer says:

    I am kinda jealous. I’ve been unsuccessfully trying to grow a Mo like you have for some time now !

    You on the other hand, are able to and can’t wait to raze it !

    At least it was all for a good cause ! Congratulations by the way !

  5. Mike Goad says:

    That’s funny. I’m glad your wife “sacrificed” for the cause.

    I’ve been married since June of 1972. I was in the navy and had grown a mustache and beard because I was just out of boot camp and, back then, they were permitted by the USN for everyone except boots.

    I met my wife-to-be about a month after I quit shaving.

    I’ve been beardless on and off since then, but never without a mustache. My wife, kids and grandkids have never seen me without a mustache, other than in old pictures.

  6. That gives me an idea for a new Problogger series Darren – Blogging Myths Busted!



  7. Darren Rowse says:

    RT – good topic, in fact I’ve got a similar topic as a draft in my own ‘to write one day’ folder.

  8. David says:

    Nooooooo! You should keep it – just let it grow into a full beard and your wife will like it!

  9. Kenneth says:

    The photo are great, it reminds me of super mario bros.. lol

  10. Next up, reverse mo? Grow it all out and then shave a stripe right down the center.

  11. BTW – what camera are those photos taken with? Crisp.

  12. Darren Rowse says:

    Canon EOS 5D

  13. Zach says:

    Haha, it does make you like the guy from Myth Busters.

  14. *Kenneth

    I was thinking the same thing, lol.

    Personally I think Darrn should start a poll.

    Should I stay or should I Mo.

    I’d vote for the Mo. lol

  15. Angelica Ars says:

    hi Darren,

    the Mo definitely made u look more sexy…

    on the last pic you look like a character from a Chainsaw Massacre movie though


  16. Great job Darren, Glad you raised good amount. Til next November.

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  18. Tyler says:

    Darren, have you ever thought about shaving your head? You should do it and keep the Mo. I think it would be a great look for you.

  19. Max Powers says:

    I know what you mean by thanking the wife. Mine has put up with changes with moustaches, beards and hair length over the years.

  20. bmunch says:

    Hi Darren,

    You even grow a moustache on your head for Movember.

  21. MrBrownThumb says:

    You should threaten to leave it growing unless wife V gets some more masculine (or Neutral) looking towels and shower curtain.


  22. Darren Rowse says:

    nice one MrBrownThumb.

    Actually we’re moving house this Friday into a house with a much more neutral bathroom – phew.

  23. Tony Warne says:

    “Long Live The MO!”

  24. It’s really great that bloggers take their time to do charities like you are.

  25. You look great with that moustache, mate. I’m a guy, and I like it!

    Pity it’s going away.

  26. John says:

    Is that a cartridge razor you’re going to use? Ack!

  27. bmunch says:

    Oh, this will be a sad day, The Mo will be gone.