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by wenestvedt
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Mukluks
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

Re: Mukluks

I agree: you really need two different kinds of boots: waterproof *or* warm.

I put silicone sealant on the leather parts of these mukluks, and they will have to be saved for temps under freezing (when I can brush off snow before it melts). Still, I love them. :7)
by wenestvedt
Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Mukluks
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

Mukluks

A couple of weeks ago, I finally bought something I have wanted for years: mukluks! They are handmade in Ely, Minnesota, the far north; the company is Steger Mukluks. They are made of moose hide, with canvas running up to my knee. Long moosehide lashes are wrapped around my calves to snug them down....
by wenestvedt
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: LL Bean shoppers (looking at you, Wendell)
Replies: 17
Views: 1782

Re: LL Bean shoppers (looking at you, Wendell)

One thought: order winter stuff now on sale, and f you don't like it in a year, you can return it (again, I know). The past few years they have been running with more and more items coming up as "back ordered" when the season isn't over yet. *shrug* Now I just order as soon as I see something that I...
by wenestvedt
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Is SMF losing its vigour?
Replies: 128
Views: 14767

Re: Is SMF losing its vigour?

Hi, guys. It's been a while; did I miss anything? :7)

- Will
by wenestvedt
Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Saw This on Leisureguy's Blog
Replies: 23
Views: 3048

Re: Saw This on Leisureguy's Blog

It looks like a post-crash airbag.
by wenestvedt
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: MIA
Replies: 30
Views: 2532

Re: MIA

Wasn't Othello kind of a dumbed-down version of the ancient game called Go?
by wenestvedt
Wed May 29, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Electric shaver for women
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Electric shaver for women

I know a woman who needs to switch to an electric razor, per her doctor. Can anyone either recommend a good one, warn against a bad one, or point out a source for reviews?

Thanks in advance!
by wenestvedt
Mon May 27, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: CROSS PENS AND PENCILS
Replies: 19
Views: 1460

I live in Rhode Island, about 15 minutes drive from the Cross plant (and company store, which I have yet to visit!). They do still make some items here, though definitely not everything.
by wenestvedt
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Coffee - Moka Pot
Replies: 19
Views: 1265

Tonight it was raining as I drove home, so the thick smoke from the Autocrat Coffee plant -- which next to the freeway, merely behind a row of trees -- had settled across the road like a wall of fog. I blasted my A/C to suck in as much as possible and took deep, joyous breaths of the lovely stink un...
by wenestvedt
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Coffee - Moka Pot
Replies: 19
Views: 1265

I grew up about two blocks from a shop that roasted their own coffee, and that's about the minimum distance for the smell to be nice.

My parents -- more than comfortable in the kitchen -- tried roasting some green beans themselves and we ended up fleeing the house! Good times, good times....
by wenestvedt
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Coffee - Moka Pot
Replies: 19
Views: 1265

GregPQ wrote:I've had good luck with Peets Major Dickason's blend.
Greg, I would be worried if you hadn't! I love that stuff.

Moka pots are fun, but don't let yours boil too much or it will spray evil, hard-to-remove coffee tar all over your stove. :7(
by wenestvedt
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Miniature War Gaming
Replies: 30
Views: 2190

Also, back in the 1980s I used to paint fantasy gaming miniatures for a store near my house, who used them for displays and sold them. I got some store credit and they got something different to display...it was fun! I think I only saved one, though: a dwarf from an early Warhammer set that I bought...
by wenestvedt
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Miniature War Gaming
Replies: 30
Views: 2190

My kids actually like both Settlers of Cataan and Carcassonne, especially the boys (8 and 10 years old).

It's fun to play with them and watch as their sense of strategy -- and the rightness of betraying one's family -- develops right there in plain view. :7)

- Will
by wenestvedt
Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Miniature War Gaming
Replies: 30
Views: 2190

If you like Carcassonne, try Settlers of Cataan!
by wenestvedt
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: An SMF Anniversary
Replies: 28
Views: 2892

Good heavens, it really is old home week around here.
by wenestvedt
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Northeastern peril
Replies: 68
Views: 4083

I was just coming in to report that Clive is all right. :7)
by wenestvedt
Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Northeastern peril
Replies: 68
Views: 4083

I am in northeast Rhode Island, and we only got some wind and a little rain. One block over a tree took out the whole block's power for two days, though we were only in the dark for a few hours. Most of the vulnerable trees were removed last year, of course. :7) I am still worried about and praying ...
by wenestvedt
Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: BIG (!) Varmint!
Replies: 26
Views: 2424

When we are coming home at night from Scouts or something, my kids & I will pretend we are in one of those drive-through safari parks -- or maybe narrating a nature documentary -- and describe the dark street and whatever mammals we see crouched in that front yard.

- Will
by wenestvedt
Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: BIG (!) Varmint!
Replies: 26
Views: 2424

Someone up the block scatters bread pieces -- and sometimes chicken! -- in their front yard, so there are skunks almost every night. Also, the fox & her kits that we thought were gone seem still to be in the woods across the road, thanks to these yahoos and their food. And this past spring, we were ...
by wenestvedt
Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Kav Says Hello
Replies: 30
Views: 2722

Glad to hear he's doing well.