movember mustaches

@patricelavoie_ 38, Montreal (Canada) Director of PR, ex Firefighter and ex TV Journalist. I started to grow a chevron mustache 5 years ago for @Movember. I liked it : that was different, a bit edgy, a bit old school, a bit cop from the 70s ;-) I got so many compliments (mostly from guys) that I started to shave it less and less often (even though my ex hated it).

Now I keep a mustache all year long. You have to be confident and own it, because you have people commenting on it all the time. Over the year, it has almost become a trademark and a sign of my engagement towards promoting men’s health as an volunteer ambassador for @movember.

We’ve entered Movember territory. For much of history, however, it was unremarkable to sport facial hair like Socrates, who is always depicted with a thick, curly beard. It was not until Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC (a century after Socrates’ time) that shaving was popularized in Greece.

Etching of Socrates by Thomas Trotter from an undated drawing by Peter Paul Rubens, 1788

anonymous asked:

Can you give me 88 reasons why to love Kaner? Because I have too many

1. He’s a cutie.

2. He has the nicest smile.

3. He is great with kids.


5. He’s stick handling skills thouuuuugh.

6. 2010!!!!! Totally won it for us!

7. His bromances. (Toews, Sharp, Panarin)

8. How he looks out for his sisters.

9. His love of his family.

10. His love of the good old USA.

11. How he politely turned that little girl down who asked him to her prom.


13. His dedication to the sport.

14. His tongue.

15. Remember his mouthguard?  That was fun to watch!


17. Amanda!!! We would never have been graced with her if he had not landed her.

18. Big lips.

19. The mullet.

20. His reaction when his dad ordered the Sharpie instead of the Kaner at Qdoba.

22. When he filmed Sharpie filming him when they were getting ready to visit the White House.

23. How he asked the man at the Blackhawks store to throw away the Toews shirt. 

24. His reaction when to Toews being grumpy when they were doing the popsicle eating contest.

25. How he said his best friend was his grandfather, and they watched baseball games together. 

26. How he wants the world to believe he’s an inch taller than he actually is.

27. Have you seen him in a suit?!

28. How grateful he is to his family for their support.

29. He’s competitive!  I recall hearing a story in which he challenged his sister to a handwriting contest.  How cute is that?

30.  According to his sisters, they made him play house and with dolls.  Aww baby Kaner with dolls.

31. When he was away playing hockey, he had to live with another family in Michigan.  He called his mom and begged her to quit.  She said no.  Cute little baby Kaner was homesick.  

32. He’s a horrible singer… I can relate.

33. He use to get mad when his friends weren’t taking street hockey seriously enough.  What a cutie.

34. How he wanted to stay with Stan Bowman’s family to help them get through his 2nd battle with cancer. 

35. He only likes strawberry smoothies.  What a dork.


37. How he actually tried to act when he played Anakin for BHTV.  

38. How upset he gets when you call him Patrick Kane Jr., and not the Second.

39. His white teeth.

40. His curls.

41. His sarcasm.  Got to love the sarcasm.

42. His laugh.

43. How the poor child’s favorite scary movie is scream… there’s so many better ones.  Scaredy Cat Kane.

44. His nickname is Peek-a-boo.  How cute is that?

45. How he loves the fans.

46. The ridiculous Hawaiian shirt he wears when he goes to the Buffet concert.

47. When he gave the girl his worn jersey who came and interned for the day. 

48. When he visits the children’s hospital and makes our hearts melt.

49. When he pretended to be a mannequin at the blackhawks store and scared some people walking by.

50. When he had to fix his hair before dropping the puck at the firefighters vs. police officer’s game at the UC.

51. How good he looks in hats.

52. When he repeated the question for the little girl at the Blackhawks Goal panel, to make her feel more comfortable answering it in front of all those people.

53. How he picks King Boo when he plays Mario Kart.  He’s the worst.

54. His relationship with Joey the Jr. Reporter.

55. His 21st Birthday black eye.

56. How badly he just wants to win for the US, as well as for the Hawks and everything in between.

57. His tweets to the Buffalo Bills to show his support.

58. How he cries.

59. How he always thanks the soldiers for keeping the US safe.

60. Remember when he grew a mustache for Movember? Lol, great cause though!!!

61. When he was Rose in his and Shawzy’s attempt at recreating the titanic scene on the boat.

62. Remember when he fangirled over LeBron? 

63. When he lost the popsicle eating contest with Toews, and blamed it on sensitive teeth.

64. His Lemonhead commercial with Toews.

65. Sleepy Kaner = Cute Kaner.

66. Superman Kane and the All Star Game. 

67. When he put the Kane jersey over the Toews jersey at the Blackhawks store.

68. When he bumped Toews when Obama was talking about him.

69. How excited he was to meet Drake.

70. His favorite Halloween costume is Batman, such a cute little boy.

71. How he always says “uh” and “uhm” when he’s talking.

72. Remember when all he had to say about hockey was that it was “fun”? 

73. That he looks so good in the Blackhawks sweater.

74. His favorite subject is math… what a dork.

75. He only likes cheese on his pizza and I relate to that, so that makes me happy.

76. The way he celebrated when the Blackhawks won in 2010.  He was shaking and jumped into Niemi’s arms. 

77. Remember when he tried to lift up Seabrook?  Too small, Kaner.

78. His pathetic playoff beard. (It’s gotten better)

79. For his 21st birthday, he gave back to the community by donating toys for kids in need in Chicago, as well as donating money to a food bank in Buffalo.

80. His relationship with retired players. (Hull, Savard, etc.)

81. When Patrick Sharp was named one of the sexiest Chicago athletes by Victoria secret, he said, “They must have mixed up the two Patricks” lmao.

82. He once said, “I am a pretty emotional guy”.  Cute emotional Kaner.

83. He’s savage.

84. He constantly thanks the fans.

85. He’s completely turned the Chicago Blackhawks organization around with the help from Toews.

86. He said he was so nervous on the draft day he had to go to the bathroom like 10 times in an hour.  Poor little nervous Patrick.

87. He tries to not let the hate get to him.

88. He’s one of the best players in the world.

These may not all be reasons, but they’re things that make me smile!