Somehow, I pictured my victory being just a little bit more, well, you know ... victorious.
It's old news by now, but last Monday I narrowly defeated fellow columnist Charles Trentelman in our monthlong his-beard-vs.-my-hair contest, which raised a whopping $14,941 for the United Way of Northern Utah.
That's right, I won. So then, why do I feel like such a loser?
I'll tell you why: Because any number of disillusioned/alienated readers out there are now calling me a sell-out. And worse.