Harps Not Lyres

Moustaches: A Love Story

Guys. I want to spend a little time talking about my love affair…with moustaches. If you know me, you know that anything with a moustache on it is bound to brighten my day and elicit a squeal of delight. But why? Let me break this down for you.

First of all: I have a moustache that has magical powers. Relax, it’s not a moustache that I grow from my ladyface, it’s a hot pink moustache necklace that my boyfriend gave me as a gift. In fact, this moustache necklace was custom made by Angela from Triptophonic Studios who is an incredible artist located in Waupaca, WI, of all places. Confession: I MUST wear this necklace every time I perform an improv show with my team Frenemies, or at the VERY least have it in my pocket. Data suggests (rather strongly) that without this moustache, I do not perform as well.  It also makes me so so HAPPY, so that’s pretty magical.

Second of all: Moustaches on a stick. Get one. Nothing feels better than when you’re mid-conversation and you know that your next sentence would be enhanced times a billion if you only had a moustache, and then all of the sudden you DO. In these instances, I turn away really fast, pick up my moustache on a stick, and turn back around to say something akin to “Oh, really?” or “How very interesting” or “Yesssss.” Twirling the moustache helps to prove your point.  If you think I do not use this method at my place of work, you are wrong. Let’s just say that my apartment, office and car may or may not be littered with moustaches on a stick. Hint: they are.

Third of all: People with moustaches. I love them. Got a Tom Selleck ‘stache?  Let’s be best friends. If you have the cojones to rock a moustache that is large and in charge, then you are probably a really fun person to hang out with. Basically, if you are committed enough to meticulously groom your moustache, you’ll probably also be a super committed friend and give heartwarming, creative gifts. That’s solid logic, right? Moustaches are simply the most amazing accessory and I am so so jealous that I can never have a real one. Granted, I guess it would be a weird “flesh moustache” a la Spencer Pratt, since I’m blonde and all, but hey, a girl can dream.

Fourth of all: Clothing with moustaches. I’ll wear it. Shirts, ties, shoelaces, vests, headbands, bring it on! I’m currently having a hard time finding moustache clothes that are cute and small, but I know that if I could get my hot little hands on some more gear, I’d wear it all the time. Something about being in a moustache shirt or putting a fake moustache on my face (which I count as clothing) makes me feel all giggly and happy. Right now, I’m currently lusting over these moustache shoes from Toms, which are limited edition to support Movember. Which brings me to my last point…

Fifth of all: Did you know that this month is Movember? Movember is a 30 day initiative to raise funds and awareness for men’s health and cancers that affect men. Dudes start off clean shaven on November 1st and spend the rest of the month grooming and rocking their ‘staches while friends donate on each guy’s personal Movember page. What a great way to spark conversation and inspire awareness about men’s health! Moustaches, you win again, but then again, you always do.

If you are looking for someone to support this Movember, I recommend my friend Nick Mundy from Team Tiger Awesome. Click HERE to donate or to check out his amazing moustache.

Image via Toms

  • http://www.facebook.com/emily.wegener Emily Wegener

    haha! great minds think alike… http://ow.ly/7hFQt i share your affinity.

    • Hesley Harps

      NICE! I NEED that cup!

  • http://www.facebook.com/beth.herrin1 Beth Herrin Cole

    I love a good moustache… and even a bad one.
    My husband participated in Movember last year… and hasn’t been moustache-less since. I asked him a couple weeks ago if he planned on shaving and started a-fresh for this Movember. He looked as though I asked him to kill a child… a big, fat, No.

    p.s. I want those toms… bad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kaliska47 Erin Miuccio

    I’m supporting my boyfriend for Movember! I think it’s great! lol
    If anyone wants to support an awesome guy, you can Dan Frank at: http://us.movember.com/mospace/1588050/
    btw… where can you get one of those mustaches on a stick? That would be awesome to have around the office! :)

    • Hesley Harps

      I got my fleet of moustaches on a stick from Triptophonic Studios, the same great place my bf ordered my hot pink moustache necklace from. You can email the artist, Angela, at angela (at) triptophonic (dot) com. You can also check around on Amazon! Thanks for reading! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/leah.bigelow Leah Bigelow

    you might like this Web site: http://stachegear.com/ …it was created by a hockey player, George Parros, from the Anaheim Ducks–who, yes, has a rockin’ ‘stache :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1178799265 Sabra Zakrzewski

    I saw a giant moustache on a car the other day. It was glorious!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=636186651 Clare Bamford

    You didn’t mention finger moustaches as an alternative to moustaches on sticks. Let me explain. Get a sharpie. Using said sharpie draw a moustache in your desired shape on the inner side of your pointer finger on either hand. Put said finger underneath nose, and VOILA! Instant Moustache for your enjoyment. And if you feel the need to be even more creative throughout the day you can draw a moustache on your other pointer finger. You can totally buy temporary moustache tattoos for said purpose as well ( http://www.perpetualkid.com/fingerstache-tattoos.aspx ) but who would want to do that when they have a perfectly good sharpie at their disposal? I mean really.

    • http://www.facebook.com/HesleytheBestley Hesley Python Harps

      You’re right, I should have mentioned them! The problem is, I am SO bad at drawing them, but I LOVE it when other people have good ones or are willing to draw one for me!

  • Anonymous


    Yeah…It’s pretty much the coolest thing to ever enter my life. It took my ’93 Chrysler New Yorker from “Grandparent Car” to “Totally Cool Person Car”.

    • http://www.facebook.com/HesleytheBestley Hesley Python Harps

      AMAZING! I want it!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000105609721 Susie Hughes

    finally someone who understands! there is seriously no better way to cheer someone up than popping out your finger moustache. Btw, what do you think of mine?? =]

    • http://www.facebook.com/HesleytheBestley Hesley Python Harps

      Where can I see it?! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15612242 Sarai Garnett
    • http://www.facebook.com/HesleytheBestley Hesley Python Harps

      O. M. G. Thank you so much for sending me this! LOVE everything in this Etsy store!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joy.kowald Joy Kowald

    How on earth did you land on Waupaca?!

    • http://www.facebook.com/HesleytheBestley Hesley Python Harps

      I went on a trip with my boyfriend to visit his family and fell in love with the place! Are you from there?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.konigsfeld Jamie Königsfeld

    OMG i love mustaches too! In fact, my roommate and I are having a Mustache Party! Everyone who comes has to have a mustache on. If they can’t grow one (females) we will provide stickon ones for them!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Andlikethecatihaveninetimestodie Heather Mckown

    They have purple socks with black mustaches on them at hot topic (i don’t usually shop there, but was bored and wandered in). they claimed to be for boys but they fit me and im size womens 7.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pr3ttyblk01 Amanda Victoria Powers

    mustache for your car :]

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