Beard, week 2

Beard (week 2) I've been bearding all week; it kind of sucks.

Some men stop shaving and the beard comes in fairly even - neck to nose. And if they have darker hair the 5 o'clock shadow helps even out the coloring.

My hair is light colored and straight so I never actually get that 5 o'clock shadow. This is nice because it means I can go a few days without shaving.

However, if I actually want a beard I must pass through several beard phases specific to men with lighter colored hair:
  • freshly shaved
  • 5 oclock shadow
  • stubble
  • homeless or hipster?
  • amish
  • ?????

Without the darker mustache it's almost impossible to pass through the amish phase into whatever beard glories lie beyond.