Also it's getting cold as shit up here. People actually get physically uglier in the cold weather for some reason. I've never understood that phenomenon, but it makes me happier on my walks from the parking garage to work, my 12 minutes of daylight.
Here's a pic from my sister's wedding. That fucking beard is going away. I can no longer stand to see pictures of myself with it sticking out of my face, and all the people I intended to insult with its presence are sufficiently wounded.