Well, we did it. And by "we" I of course mean "I"
What did I do? Well, I grew a beard. I also pulled in a respectable portion of the donation money this year (6th place as of 10:45pm. Represent!)
Here she is in all her glory. I refer to my beard as a she so I'll remember to treat her like a lady.
Wait, that's boats, right?
Never mind then. Here's my beard. I don't think it looks all that bad. I'm taking the neck off tonight, or tomorrow if I get lazy. The rest I'll (as I said before) keep growing through December, with a little trimming as needed to not look like the crazy guy who sits at the bus stop talking to the Ke$ha poster.
A sincere thanks to everybody who donated anything, be it money, a prize, or even a couple friends who didn't understand why you were growing a beard, but were able to be talked into donating on your behalf.