In addition to being National Novel Writing Month, November is How Not to Grow a Beard Month, spearheaded by my friends Chris Miller and Kris Johnson (no doubt in a clever attempt to cover up a freak laser cannon malfunction in The Secret Lair.
I attempted something last year during my own NaNoWriMo attempt; I shaved off my goatee during Thanksgiving week, much to the horror of friends and family. NeutronLad actually recoiled form my when he first saw me without my goatee, having never seen such a sight before. Berin replied with a “ftagnKen!” when said photo became my avatar on Twitter.
So yeah, I won’t be trying that again any time soon. But best of luck to Chris and Kris; my the spirit of Chuck Norris guide them in their quest.