A Big Event - for me anyway

 

Hi Ya all,

A couple of mates (if you can call them that) have been applying considerable (friendly) pressure since around October 2009 to get my head shaved for charity. For those fortunates who have not met me you wouldn't know I have hair very nearly half way down my back and have so for 20+ years and I have a beard almost as old. Our daughter at 26 years old (our oldest) cannot remember me without long hair or beardd. Well, I have finally succumed to the pressure. The only bits not to be touched are the eyebrows. Some things simply can’t be purchased. Well, depends on the amount offered but it would have to be huge - 4 figures in single donation from a single sponsor. Think I'm pretty safe.

The two mates, my ‘campaign managers’, are of the belief (but I’m a little more sceptical or realistic, not sure which) that a figure in excess of $5,000 can be ‘raised’ (they have access to a wide audience they think can be tapped and one of them is my dentist so he is going to pay very heavily particularly as he was the instigator). It will occur Saturday evening, 20 November at a location which shall forever remain secret. I have set up a web page at the Cancer Council WA site to receive donations. Apparently, if you donate through this site the Cancer Council will send you a tax deductable receipt for donations over $2.00. The site is shown below. The site will remain open until 31 December 2010 so donations can be made up to then.

Any support you chose to make will be greatly appreciated.

More pictures will be added to frighted and horrify people as time passes.

http://wa.cancercouncilfundraising.org. ... Pref=en-CA

 
Cheers

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Good to see you jumping on

Fri, 2010-09-03 21:00

Good to see you jumping on the wagon! always love seeing people signing up for fundraising for cancer and disease research. good work mate!

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good onya Ody. you will be a

Fri, 2010-09-03 22:36

good onya Ody. you will be a bit light headed for a while. just think of the money you will save on shampoo Laughing

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Did it myself 2 years ago -

Sun, 2010-09-05 07:12

Did it myself 2 years ago - Raised a heap for the" KIDS with CANCER " Foundation ... Actually had a ball doing it .  - Good on ya for stepping up .

 

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Well done Ody, hope you get

Sun, 2010-09-05 18:17

Well done Ody, hope you get to your target. C'mon everyone, get on board. Cheers Dale

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  Hi Ya,   Just a

Mon, 2010-09-06 20:58

 

Hi Ya,

 

Just a bump.

 

cheers.

 

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  Hi Ya,   Just another

Tue, 2010-09-21 13:58

 

Hi Ya,

 

Just another bump.

 

Cheers.

 

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Hi Ya, Well, it is now only

Tue, 2010-11-02 12:48

Hi Ya,

Well, it is now only 18 days to the big shave. Yep, it all comes off 20 November. Quite a few people have sponsored me already and I am most appreciative of that. For anybody else that might be interested the link to the WA Cancer Council web site is shown above.

I will be posting up the after pics so if you want another fright (that is after the fright from the 'before' pic) go back after 20 November.

I've actually had a guy ask me if he can have the offcuts. Apaprently he has restored an old rocking horse and wants my hair to make the mane for it. What a laugh.   I have agreed especially as he did sponsor me.

Cheers.

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dam that nag will be a flyer

Tue, 2010-11-02 14:46

dam that nag will be a flyer with that mane now....lol

good luck mate and can't wait too see those pics :-)

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Can we see the before

Tue, 2010-11-02 16:53

pictures then the after pictures hahaha, just remember to stay out of the sun with your new future chrome dome.

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Mate dont do it!

Tue, 2010-11-02 22:28

Dye it white and play Santa Claus for a few years youd make a whole lot more ppl happier! and pocket more than what youd raise in one event! (Or donate it to charity).

But waking up and not worrying about brushing the mop and using half a bottle of shampoo to clean it. And being able to drink from beer/softdrink cans without bringing a tear to your eye and going back to places where you made yourself a total dick is an upside.

Downside is cold ears in Winter burnt ears and neck in Summer. Not being able to re enjoy dinner. And If you stuff up or win Lotto You cant totally change your apearance in an hour..

Think about it!!!!Sealed.

 

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Hi Ya,     I won't let my

Tue, 2010-11-02 23:23

Hi Ya,

 

Laughing  I won't let my misus see your reply.  If she did, your nuts would be on the chopping block faster than you could blink twice. LaughingLaughingLaughing

 

Cheers.

 

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pocket more than you'd raise

Wed, 2010-11-03 10:33

mmmmmm Freo boi ., i can see you have never been touched by this crappy F!@#ed up disease that takes peoples lives and ruin a lot of others.......this bloke has bigger balls than most so i take my hat off to him and as for the comment you made you best be rethinkin that one.......!
Well done ody...!

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I am certain he is pulling the pud Vander

Wed, 2010-11-03 11:43

Its to funny to be true.

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Oddy ain't got big balls he

Wed, 2010-11-03 15:56

Oddy ain't got big balls

he just got a huge hairdo that would make Don King proud....lol

come on Od-miester show them what you got to sell!!!
Before pic will raise some more money...lol

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 Hi Ya,I'll see what I

Thu, 2010-11-04 22:12

 

Hi Ya,

I'll see what I can do.  But remember if the site crashes it was your suggestion! 

 

Oh well, that didn't work.  Back to the drawing board.

 

Well, it is now 10:05 pm and another attempt.

Hmmm, obviously that worked really well too.  Never mind, the link will take you to 'fright night'.

 

LOL. Laughing

Cheers.

 

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Fixed

Mon, 2010-11-15 22:23

Just not sure if that was a good move or not. Tongue out

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  Hi Ya, Thanks, but,

Fri, 2010-11-19 13:21

 

Hi Ya,

Thanks, but, honestly NO I don't think it was a good move. Laughing

None the less, it all happens tomorrow night.

WHAT HAVE I LET MYSELF IN FOR???? Embarassed

Cheers.

 

 

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You won't know yourself

Tue, 2010-11-16 07:53

Ody, you look cute, can't wait to see the after photo hahahah

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  Hi Ya, wife wants to know

Fri, 2010-11-19 13:27

 

Hi Ya,

wife wants to know if you're blind LOL

Cheers.

 

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yip he has that mad prof

Tue, 2010-11-16 08:41

yip he has that mad prof look to him, maybe the short cut will give him the Hanibal Lecter make-over...lol

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Oh my gawd!!!   Good luck

Tue, 2010-11-16 10:01

Oh my gawd!!!

 

Good luck with it Owen...

 

Think how much quicker that commodore of yours is gonna crank without all that extra weight holding her back...

 

Won't recognize ya next time ya in..

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it's called

Wed, 2010-11-17 08:20

it's called streamlining....lol

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  Hi Ya, Might make a

Fri, 2010-11-19 13:23

 

Hi Ya,

Might make a special trip in just to frighten you good and proper like. Laughing

 

Cheers.

 

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.... i feel special- knowing

Fri, 2010-11-19 13:47

.... i feel special- knowing i'm one of the last to see you with your mane and big bushy beard in full flow!!

 

Laughing

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 Hi Ya,Weell, it ias al

Sun, 2010-11-21 17:26

 

Hi Ya,

Well, it is all over and done with, but far from pretty.  So take that as a warning and open the attached links at your risk.

http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j82/ody_album/?action=view&current=IMG_1685.jpg

http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j82/ody_album/?action=view&current=IMG_1685.jpg#!oZZ20QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs78.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fj82%2Fody_album%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3DIMG_1697.jpg

 

Looks like we could have raised somewhere near $7000 for the two charities we supported.  In addition to what is on the web sites, another $3500 in cash and cheques was received on the night.  I made a big mistake and said that if any one person came up with $1000 as a single personal donation the eyebrows would go as well.  Felt pretty safe until someone donated $1000.

Cheers.

PS - the web site will be open until around christmas is you would still like to support the cause.

http://wa.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/personalPage.aspx?registrationID=226708&LangPref=en-CA 

 

 

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10 years

Sun, 2010-11-21 17:13

You look at least 10 years younger Ody. Good onya.

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Wow Ody, do people still

Sun, 2010-11-21 19:49

Wow Ody, do people still recognise you??

Cheers
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 Hi Ya,No Dale they

Sun, 2010-11-21 20:22

 

Hi Ya,

No Dale they don't. Laughing

Didn't tell the neighbours anything about it and went in this morning to give them 2 boxes of shampoo I won't be needing now.  The oldest daughter (about 11 or 12) answered the door.  After calling for her mum, she looked at me and said "Is it really you?".  Nearly wet myself laughing.  Mind you, her mum's reaction was pretty special too.  Her dad didn't react quite so strongly but it was still amusing.

The next interesting thing will be work tomorrow.  They do know about it I might add.

Cheers.

 

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ON ya good to see My

Sun, 2010-11-21 20:08

ON ya good to see My daughter shaved her head few years back .All for the kids .well done

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Well Done

Sun, 2010-11-21 20:20

Well done Owen. Didn't notice the eyebrows gone until I read your post again... Must have been the shock after opening the pics Wink

 

All said I would go through the same but would have to grow some hair first!!!!

Cheers,

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well done Owen for doing

Mon, 2010-11-22 07:23

well done Owen for doing your bit to help out. i bet your feeling a bit light headed now.

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Fantastic job Ody,

Mon, 2010-11-22 08:58

you look great, bet you feel the wind in your ears now.  You raised a lot of money,  wish you all the best in your new look.

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well having seen the before

Mon, 2010-11-22 09:20

well having seen the before and after pics. MATE you a fool...
with that disguise so good, you could have pulled off a bank hiest on Friday and today would never be found....lol

WHAT a change. well done

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 Hi Ya, One of the guys

Mon, 2010-11-22 13:55

 

Hi Ya,

 

One of the guys working here at work is ex MI-5.  One of the other guys suggested I should steer clear of him because he might find someone they have been looking for for years. Laughing  Innocent

The ladies here left a butter plate size sign for me to wear that simply says "Hello, I'm Owen Dyson".  Thought that was quite funny and am proudly wearing it.

Thanks to everyone for your support and comments.

Cheers