Wednesday, August 4, 2010

We All Look Alike ...

 ... fat guys with beards that is.

Internet rumors can get a little hairy, but perhaps not quite as hairy as this post.

Several weeks back I made a comment via Facebook that people often assumed I am bald because I ALWAYS wear a cap. I believe it was the talented Natasha Fondren who challenged me to prove I am not among the follically challenged. Or perhaps it was this chrome-domer.

Anyway here is the shot y'all have been eagerly waiting for.


Yep, that is the top of my cranium and as you can see I'm as hairy as ever.

And in the spirit of giving my readers more than they asked for here is another shot of me, sans the cap. Excuse the scowl. I took this shot just before heading into work.

Normally, I sport only a bushy goatee but I've been lazy as of late and have not shaved for a couple of weeks. You see work has decided I need to show up the pat two Sundays therefore I've missed church and normally I shave for church.

However, considering that every picture I've ever seen depicts Jesus with a  long, shaggy beard I'm wondering why I shave for that purpose. Maybe I should let mine grow until I become a full-fledged Catholic next Easter. Hockey players traditionally sport facial hair for the playoffs so I could start a new beard growing trend for all converts. We could call it FAITHIAL HAIR.

Anyway back to my beard. Over the last year or so several people have commented I look like a certain singer. I myself never have seen the resemblance beyond the fact we are both chubby and hairy, but I'll leave it for y'all to decide.


ME



Zac Brown









One things for sure. As Mr. Brown sings, I do for a fact wish I had my toes in the water and my ass in the sand.

29 comments:

Annie said...

Well, now at least I can sleep and not worry about whether or not you are bald. HA HAHA HAHAHA!

And you do look like Mr. Brown!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wow, looks like you and Zac were separated at birth!

Show off those beautiful tresses while you have them, Travis. One day you probably WILL be bald (like most guys) -- you can wear a hat THEN.

Charles Gramlich said...

that's why I have all the hair. I'm Jesusing it.

Laurel said...

That's why I started shaving my beard. Everybody assumed I was compensating for a bald spot.

Natasha Fondren said...

You do have hair under there! And yes, you DO have the look of Zac Brown! That's something!

Natasha Fondren said...

*laughs at Laurel's comment*

Mark Terry said...

Some of us have confidence with or without hair. :)

jjdebenedictis said...

Dude. I totally see the resemblance. It's not just the majestic chin-rugs; your noses and eyes are similar too.

You, I am sure, would be secure enough to joke about it if you were bald. Thus, I never thought you were.

mielikki said...

yeah, I can see the Zac Brown thing. And now I have that song stuck in my head, as well....

Angie Ledbetter said...

Cool to see a different side, Travis!

AvDeeBee said...

Well, I'd say you definitely looked like Zac, but my ex-cop father always tells me he hopes I never have to identify anyone in a line-up. So, I'll leave the judgements to better judges.

And, while I'm glad for you that you have retained your follicular integrity, I feel I must say this--bald guys are hot.

sex scenes at starbucks, said...

OMG you guys look EXACTLY alike.

Old Kitty said...

And what a lovely head of hair you have too.

Now go on... S-M-I-L-E.

Go on you know you want too....!!
:-) (see easy!)

LOL!!

And I've not heard of Mr Brown but by jingo you've found your doppleganger or vice versa - crumbs, I'm confused - who came first?!?!?!?

Take care
x

Jenn Jilks said...

Ah, my. You do have a way with posts!

Melanie Avila said...

I can't say I've ever wondered about your hair (although I think I recall that conversation on Facebook) but that's NOT what I expected underneath that hat.

Thanks for sharing!

Cloudia said...

You ARE hairy!





Aloha from Honolulu :)

Comfort Spiral

WordVixen said...

Oh! Faithial hair! So wrong!

And... eerie resemblance to that singer.

the walking man said...

I'll get back to you when you have a real beard sonny. Did you get a second email from me? Trying to keep your employer in business.

Kath Calarco said...

Gotta say, it looks like a rug to me. ;-)

Love the Faithial Hair trend idea. I'll stop waxing.

Eric said...

Hey hey, no bad-mouthing us chrome domes (or almost chrome domes LOL). Be happy you're one of the proud and few gorillas still sporting a furry coat.

Thanks for sharing the song too. Not too bad to listen to on a Thursday ;)

Travis' Wife said...

Did you take those pictures all by yourself?

Teenage Bride said...

I certainly do see the resemblance. hahaha Great post.

Little Messy Missy said...

Nice head of hair!!!! (You could be twins)!!

DrillerAA09 said...

To be perfectly honest, the resemblence is scary!

Lana Gramlich said...

I've never heard of Zac Brown but yes, I can see some resemblance!
(Charles isn't Jesusing it, btw. He's just lazy. ;) *L*

AK said...

This is one of the few hairy humor that I have enjoyed. To be honest, Even I thought you were bald, the hat or cap as a cover up...

But I Was wrong. Your are one hairy dude. LOL! Have a great weekend.

Phats said...

I love the zac brown band!! Nice head there my friend :) I posted a pic of my foot on my blog haha

I can't wait til the Boilers and Huskers hook up in 2011

Jerseygirl said...

I definitely see the resemblance. But I've never heard of the singer, so as far as I'm concerned, HE resembles YOU.

Junosmom said...

Actually, Travis, recent scientific work shows that Jesus had a close cropped beard and looked more like you (or you like him) than the traditionally drawn blonde, blue eyed European often depicted. Google "Jesus reconstructed" or some such thing and you'll come up with a photo. I'd leave a link, but so many people have written about it, I'd have to make sure I wasn't sending a blog that I don't agree with, and haven't time. I'm off to Church :-)