This all began when I told the decent and likable Jerrad Peters that I wanted to be a cactus for Halloween. After he was through making fun of me, and after I was through crying, I turned to Twitter for help on a new costume suggestion. And I got this:
@FJGadsby: Tiziano Crudeli
Now, for those of you who don’t know who Crudeli is, he’s this gentleman right here:
Or better explained through this:
(Ray Hudson’s got nothing on him).
So anyway, this is how I spent my Halloween:
Seriously, I have NO idea why Chad Barrett doesn’t want to date me.
However, this blog is not actually about me and my school girl crush on CB. Or, me rocking it in drag (I am pretty cute). Or, even Halloween in general. Rather, this post is about what comes after Halloween, on November 1st:
For those of you who are unaware of the Movember campaign, here’s a quick description from their site:
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer.
On Movember 1st, guys register at Movember.com with a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.
Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words, they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.
At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Partés held around the world by Movember, for Movember.
Drawing—I mean growing—a mustache made me more sympathetic to the fine gents who are actually donating their upper lip and so I would like to take this opportunity to dedicate this blog post to all the guys participating in Movember. Especially those on Team Jimmy Brennan, Assistant Captain: Joe Gottfried, Jimmy Brennan, Michael Fagan, Paul Beirne, Jeff Carter, Rahim Hashwani, Jeff Payne, Dustin Smith, Niels van Amerom, Pete Morra, Andrew Hill, Henrik Lonne, John Febbraro, Michael Harp, Chris Weglarz, Danny Dichio, Preben Ganzhorn, and J P Sebastian (sorry if I left anyone out, this is the current list)
I urge all of you to give if you can to this great cause. You can support Team Jimmy Brennan, Assistant Captain by going to the following link:
Or support your fathers, brothers, sons, friends, co-workers, etc. who may also be participating (my donation to JBAC will be my third team donation in two days!) If you’re looking for more information on Movember or want to participate yourself, check out their Canadian site at:
Thanks everyone! And Happy Halloween!
Post script: And in case you were wondering, contrary to popular belief, Crudeli is not secretly my father.