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by GregPQ
Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Has Anyone Upgraded to Mac Mavericks ?
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Has Anyone Upgraded to Mac Mavericks ?

I'm still pretty satisfied with my mid-2010 Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard [10.6.8] with Safari as my only browser. But I read that Mavericks is supposed to enhance Safari and extend battery life. Plus it's free! Just checking to see if any members have upgraded to Mavericks, and what the upgrade ...
by GregPQ
Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: August 12 thru August 18, 2013
Replies: 104
Views: 6780

Re: SOTD: August 12 thru August 18, 2013

Saturday:

Kent BK4
Kent shaving soap
Merkur Slant
Feather
Speick aftershave splash
Clinique Post-Shave Healer

This is my 4th shave with my new BK4, and the first with soap. What a great brush!
by GregPQ
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: In Praise of the Kent BK4
Replies: 60
Views: 6122

In Praise of the Kent BK4

For years I have used 'stiffer' brushes, e.g. a Plisson #12 (European White) and a Chubby 1. I could never get them to work using 'paintbrush' strokes. I always had to use rotary action. A recent--and mild--allergic reaction to some medication suddenly made these brushes feel uncomfortable against m...
by GregPQ
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Le Tour 21013
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: Le Tour 21013

I was very impressed with the TV coverage of this year's Tour, especially Stage 21 in Paris. Some of the best video of Paris I ever hope to see. And the post-race light show on the Arc de Triomphe was spectacular.


À vous,
Greg
by GregPQ
Thu May 16, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magnifying Mirror
Replies: 8
Views: 2265

I also use my wife's mirror, which is an extendable shaving mirror to my eyes. I use the magnified side and it really helps me get *everything* off my chin.

Greg
by GregPQ
Thu May 16, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Politicians' Shaves
Replies: 41
Views: 5456

OK, Kennedy/Nixon shaving, as I remember it. I was obsessed with shaving at the time of the 1960 debates, and I haven't been the same since 11.22.63, if truth be told. It was put about that Kennedy wore no makeup during the debate, because he'd been relaxing and working on his tan. Nixon had suffere...
by GregPQ
Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New Hat
Replies: 14
Views: 1027

Nice one. The tweed pattern really makes it. My Kangols are more like solid flannel, almost like a beret. I wore it once to work, reversed, and asked a female co-worker her opinion. "Nice" she said. Then I changed it to the normal position and she said: "Grandpa in the house!" Unfortunately I don't ...
by GregPQ
Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New Hat
Replies: 14
Views: 1027

Ear flaps, hockey. In Alabama? At least you didn't spring for the ear flaps!
We're getting snow again in Massachusetts, and about this time I start getting sunbelt envy...

Greg
PS--Would like to see a photo of your new cap in action. I have two Kangols, one navy and one camel.
by GregPQ
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Coffee - Moka Pot
Replies: 19
Views: 1411

I've had good luck with Peets Major Dickason's blend.

Here's a trick that will reduce any metallic taste you may notice in the moka brew: preheat the water before you fill up the moka pot--almost to boiling.

Cheers,
Greg
by GregPQ
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Evaporating Guerlain Vetiver
Replies: 16
Views: 1628

The only feasible way I could imagine it happening would be if it was laying on its side and it had a very slow seeping leak, so that each drop had time to evaporate as it crept out in a very slow process. This is the most likely explanation, by far. The bottle was in its box, stored horizontally i...
by GregPQ
Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Evaporating Guerlain Vetiver
Replies: 16
Views: 1628

druphus wrote:Greg, is there anyone in your household who might be dipping into your stash? House guests? Painters? Handymen? Housekeepers?
No, no, no & no.

Greg
by GregPQ
Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Evaporating Guerlain Vetiver
Replies: 16
Views: 1628

Evaporating Guerlain Vetiver

About a year ago I bought a new 50ml bottle of Guerlain Vetiver EDT. I used it a little bit and when I went back to it a month ago, the bottle was completely empty. Basically it all evaporated. [/b] It has the spray cap: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8510/8481669357_49d6bc5180_z.jpg The cap was on t...
by GregPQ
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Stay safe, Northeast brothers
Replies: 17
Views: 845

I live in a Boston suburb. 5th worst snowstorm in Boston history. Bought a snowblower a couple years ago and today was the first time I needed it. Sure glad I had it.

This was late in the day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfdCkG8Sq9w

Greg
by GregPQ
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Leica M-E
Replies: 4
Views: 1843

Leica M-E

Interesting article here about the £3,900 Leica M-E, written by a professional photographer for the Guardian. Here is an excerpt: "My everyday Japanese DSLR is the camera equivalent of a people carrier: it does what it is supposed to do, but it is not an object of beauty. The Leica feels and looks (...
by GregPQ
Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Flash Mob Italian Style
Replies: 7
Views: 869

Very nice clip. I love how everyone gets to enjoy the music making, from ages 9 to 90.

It appears to be in Spain. although the credits are in Portuguese.

Thanks for sharing!
Greg
by GregPQ
Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Limes
Replies: 22
Views: 3715

I've been trying to use up creams and have the Nomad (tube) in frequent rotation. I had forgotten how thick and creamy it is. I like its metal tubing better than the plastic in some other brands. C&E is one of the few easy-to-find brick and mortar stores around here. They also sell through other bou...
by GregPQ
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Bluetooth Speaker
Replies: 16
Views: 2095

I got the $100 JBL Flip Portable Bluetooth speaker as a Christmas present for my son. The size is compellingly small and it gets good reviews. He'll be using it mostly with his MacBook Pro.

More details here

I'll report back on sound quality if he lets me listen in :-({|=

Greg
by GregPQ
Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: For Canadian Members Especially: Winter Tires?
Replies: 12
Views: 1320

Personally, I subscribe to the theory that a FWD vehicle with decent M+S (i.e., 'Mud and Snow' or 'All Season') tires is all you need for driving on plowed streets. But New England is not Quebec. It also helps to know how to drive in adverse conditions, i.e. slow down and don't play with your smartp...
by GregPQ
Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: For Canadian Members Especially: Winter Tires?
Replies: 12
Views: 1320

For Canadian Members Especially: Winter Tires?

According to a link on La Presse, winter tires appear to be obligatory in Quebec. Is this the case in other provinces as well? I've lived in Massachusetts since 1970, and I had snow tires for the rear wheels in those pre-radial, rear-wheel-drive days (they were a pain to store in my apartment!). I d...
by GregPQ
Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: This soap is worthless
Replies: 20
Views: 3052

Is this the same as the Speick shave stick? I just used the Speick stick this morning for the first time and found it lathered nicely.

Greg