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by Rufus
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Amazing NBA finals game
Replies: 25
Views: 714

Re: Amazing NBA finals game

Stunning outcome which shows what perseverance can do. Now we just have to see if our hockey team can pull their collective fingers out and start being the Maple Leafs instead of the Maple Laughs; however, being a follower of the Habs I’m biased.
by Rufus
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Small rotation of favorite brushes
Replies: 11
Views: 2613

Re: Small rotation of favorite brushes

I’m on my fourth synthetic brush and none has come close to matching my quality badgers and quality boars in overall performance and face feel. I use a synthetic, currently an AP Shave Co. Synbad, for travel mainly because it dries very quickly and is relatively inexpensive. So far the Synbad is the...
by Rufus
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Speaking of having random memories ---
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Speaking of having random memories ---

I used to be a pipe smoker and two of my favourite tobaccos were Baby’s Bottom and Three Nuns. The slogans for each were: Baby’s Bottom - Nothing smoother than baby’s bottom. Three Nuns - None nicer. Where I grew up soccer/football was very popular with a certain segment of the population. The star ...
by Rufus
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Big Boy #4014 UP #844 Double header
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Big Boy #4014 UP #844 Double header

I love steam locomotives. I went to a boarding school about 400 miles from home and got there on a train powered by a steam locomotive. I took 6 such trips a year back and forth for 6 years, making 36 trips in all. It took 2 nights to get there and they were a lot of fun. I have to say, however, tha...
by Rufus
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Amazing NBA finals game
Replies: 25
Views: 714

Re: Amazing NBA finals game

I’m completely gobsmacked by the Raptor’s performance. I’m happy for the team and for Toronto, but not being a supporter of professional sport as it stands today, I’m not emotional about it.
by Rufus
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business

If you have the skill and knowledge not to mention the financial wherewithal, why not? I assume there are no non-compete agreements with our Manx chums. I’d consider buying one provided the knot was no bigger than 24 mm and not overly dense or firm: ideally something like the Colonel with a best kno...
by Rufus
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Project House
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Re: Project House

A quick post to say that the vinegar works! Whatever i sprayed died (hopefully a fast painless death!!) I bought this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VVMTM14/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 clive Roundup now has a weed and grass control spray based on acetic acid. It expresse...
by Rufus
Thu May 30, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Weedeater
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Weedeater

Regarding edging the lawn along the sidewalk, you have to develop your technique, but that’s not unique to battery powered weed eaters. I have a corded edger with a steel blade that I use at the beginning of the season to set the edge and trench, after that I use the weed eater to maintain it. As fa...
by Rufus
Thu May 30, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: What is it about brushes?
Replies: 19
Views: 705

Re: What is it about brushes?

Tim, that doesn’t sound encouraging, but it is early days. I’ll hold of on a purchase and wait for your further assessment.
by Rufus
Wed May 29, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: What is it about brushes?
Replies: 19
Views: 705

Re: What is it about brushes?

Buzz, Plisson is beyond my price range, although I certainly understand its appeal. But I have been sampling through a bunch of potential keepers lately, and it does seem I may be close to being a non-collector (over 3 brushes makes one a collector as I recall). I am looking at keeping one syntheti...
by Rufus
Wed May 29, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Weedeater
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Weedeater

I have a RYOBI cordless weed eater powered by a 40V lithium ion battery. The 40V battery has a longer run time, about 1 hour, than a regular lithium ion battery and is fully re-charged in about 2 hours. I bought it last summer when my B&D corded weedeater crapped out and I’m happy with it. It is qui...
by Rufus
Sun May 26, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Amazing NBA finals game
Replies: 25
Views: 714

Re: Amazing NBA finals game

Alas I fear the Raptors will succumb to the Bucks. I just hope it isn’t in 4. Yesterday’s game was very disappointing and suggests the Raptors may not have what it takes to go further.; similar to the Maple Laughs, sorry Leafs. If the Raptors continue to perform the way they have in the last 2 game...
by Rufus
Fri May 24, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: What is it about brushes?
Replies: 19
Views: 705

Re: What is it about brushes?

For sure curiosity plays a role. So much variation in brushes; good soap lathers aren't vastly different to one another, but good brushes can be. FWIW, I've narrowed it considerably after messing with different setups the past couple of weeks. Keepers: Synbad EJ Synthetic Semogue Mistura SOC Omega ...
by Rufus
Fri May 24, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Amazing NBA finals game
Replies: 25
Views: 714

Re: Amazing NBA finals game

Alas I fear the Raptors will succumb to the Bucks. I just hope it isn’t in 4. Yesterday’s game was very disappointing and suggests the Raptors may not have what it takes to go further.; similar to the Maple Laughs, sorry Leafs. If the Raptors continue to perform the way they have in the last 2 game...
by Rufus
Tue May 21, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Hot Cross Buns
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: Hot Cross Buns

I was shopping in our local Italian bakery yesterday when lo and behold they wheeled a few trays of freshly baked hot cross buns. I scooped up half a dozen; boy, are they good.
by Rufus
Tue May 21, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tornado Season
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Tornado Season

Tornados are terrifying. When we lived in The Woodlands, (TX), which is about 30 miles north of Houston, we had a couple of close calls. We did, however, live through a direct hit by a hurricane and several severe tropical storms...not nice.
by Rufus
Mon May 20, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Project House
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Re: Project House

I’ve reconciled myself to the fact that DIY is not in me. I’ve tried to build, install and repair many things around the house, but I’ve always had to revert to a pro. The only task I did credibly well was painting, but my sciatica and lower back issues precludes me from doing even that now. Two of ...
by Rufus
Mon May 20, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Zoysia
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: Zoysia

In Houston, TX, the staple lawn grasses are Bermuda and St Augustine. Our lawn was St Augustine entirely and it made a very attractive yet robust lawn.
by Rufus
Sat May 18, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Amazing NBA finals game
Replies: 25
Views: 714

Re: Amazing NBA finals game

Alas I fear the Raptors will succumb to the Bucks. I just hope it isn’t in 4. Yesterday’s game was very disappointing and suggests the Raptors may not have what it takes to go further.; similar to the Maple Laughs, sorry Leafs. If the Raptors continue to perform the way they have in the last 2 games...
by Rufus
Sat May 18, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Project House
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Re: Project House

When ever I see or hear about home reno projects I remember how good I am at writing cheques to contractors. I have never done anything decent beyond painting, and even then my ceiling / wall edges were at best atrocious. :( Good luck with all the work -- I am sure it will be phenomenal when done. ...