I recently shaved off my beard for the first time in six or seven years. It’s taking some getting used to (I found myself shampooing my non-existent facial hair just yesterday) but it’s really opened up some gastronomic possibilities. Many items like toasted marshmallows, extra mayonnaise, or cream-filled doughnuts have been known to leave a disgusting mess in my facial hair. Now, however, showering between snacks is no longer necessary. It’s quite liberating.

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