Long considered one of the most important parts of the team and a dear friend to me personally, this old pal will not be with us this year.
I am talking about the Squid tradition to not shave one's facial hair the month before Centex. For some reason or another, the captains never made a point of telling all the the youngins that it is tradition to let the your scragly-ass facial hair run wild for Febuary and March. To quote '07 Captain Chucky,
"I dont care if you have a girlfriend, if you are meeting your parents for dinner, or if you have a job interview. Let that shit grow!"I have always had ugly facial hair but it was kinda fun to do each year (Mine was so puny that freshman year I went the entire week with Just For Men on my face). Don't worry, I have been growing it for a while and there are a awesome few who have been growing it since before the start of the school year, but part of the fun was making everyone do it.
Alas, some traditions die if we do not breath life into them each year. Next year's Squids, I recommend you make a point of this.