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Movember – Day 1

Welcome to Movember! I, along with several colleagues at work, will be growing a Mo (moustache to the rest of us) during November in aid of the Prostate Cancer Charity. Today I am clean-shaven for the first time in nearly a decade.

The money raised by Movember is used to raise awareness of men’s health issues and donated to The Prostate Cancer Charity which will have an enormous impact on many men’s lives and the awareness will help to fight prostate cancer on every front – through research, support, information and campaigning.

Did you know…

  • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. 35,000 men are diagnosed every year and one man dies every hour.
  • 1 in 11 UK men will be diagnosed in their lifetime.

If you’d like to support me, please go to my Mospace, where whatever you can spare would be greatly appreciated.

Grey Hair Update

Have now developed a grey/white circle in the lower right portion of my beard. I’m trying hard to grow one to match on the other side, but it isn’t working yet. Maybe watching Lewis Hamilton trying to win the F1 world title next weekend could help?

Beard Discount

Possibly one of my most surreal moments in a shop ever came this weekend, when I got a 20% discount for having a beard in Borders. I knew there was a good reason I hadn’t got round to shaving for a bit.

Playing a lot of Phantasy Star Universe at the moment. It is wonderful. Not the best graphics, not always straightforwards. Just so much depth, and some of the best multi-player gaming you will have. This weekend we’ve just started to tip over from our team being out of their depth in all but the easiest levels, to having a bit more skill and some things starting to get easier. We beat our first serious boss in an epic fight that involved most of us lying dead for a significant amount of time, whilst one person fought on valiantly and took us to victory.

Overall, I am really enjoying the 360, it has reawoken my interest in gaming. Not that it had fallen away completely, but I was getting a bit bored. I’ve now got some games with significant depth, but also a selection of light games on Xbox Arcade that make for great quick blasts. I also love the achievements concept, which awards points for completing certain things within each game. I’ve now just made it past the 1000 mark, which represents quite a bit of gaming, and gets me halfway roughly to catching up my brother-in-law, who has had his 360 a little while longer.