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by Rufus
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Elections
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Elections

churchilllafemme wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:35 pm
You may not agree - perhaps you are very invested in some of the outcomes and pay close attention to the daily skirmishes - but I am sooo tired of the campaigning and will be extremely relieved when these midterm elections are history.
But, let the games begin for 2020. ](*,)
by Rufus
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Coffee

I love coffee, but I’m lazy, therefore I buy my beans (Komodo Dragon) from Starbucks and make my coffee in an Italian Mocha pot.
by Rufus
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: T-Cells & Cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: T-Cells & Cancer

Absolutely fascinating, both about the research and the man behind the research. Having been through the “cut, burn & poison” routine nine years ago, it is very uplifting to learn that there is a more effective and less intrusive treatment in the offing. What also struck me is that Allison is a true...
by Rufus
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 222
Views: 33504

Re: What's for supper?

To-night it’ll be homemade (by me) salmon cakes and salad.
by Rufus
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Brush of the day
Replies: 849
Views: 40581

Re: Brush of the day

Simpson QE II Jubilee Manchuria.
by Rufus
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1113
Views: 114563

Re: What are you reading?

“Right Here, Right Now” by Stephen Harper.
by Rufus
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tiger making a comeback
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Tiger making a comeback

A complete, unadulterated flame out. Europe more than won, they trounced America.
by Rufus
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region

It is now reported that 6 tornadoes touched down in fact!
by Rufus
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 19
Views: 2299

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

For the first time in my +50 years of shaving I bought a tub of T&H shaving cream last week; it’s the 1805 flavour. I haven’t used it yet, but I have high expectations of it given its premium price relative to my life long go-to shaving cream, TOBS. Another cream I haven’t tried is Castle Forbes. At...
by Rufus
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region

Wendell, you’re very fortunate. From the news it looks pretty devastating. I just realised that the second tornado went through Arlington Woods, which is where we lived before moving to Hog Town. From the satellite imagery I’ve seen, it looks as though our old house was not damaged. I lived in Houst...
by Rufus
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tiger making a comeback
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Tiger making a comeback

Yes he has , but I think it’s time the focus was on other talented players.
by Rufus
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region

Glad to hear that all is well with you and your family, Wendell. Must be a very frightening to experience a tornado. Do you have power? Our friends are in Ottawa this weekend for the Army Run; fortunately they were out of the tornados’ path, but they are in darkness.
by Rufus
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Day travel bag
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: Day travel bag

I use a few options depending what I need to be doing. LLBean small adventure duffel (we actually have one each in medium and large as well) - great for when you need to add stuff to your bag as you roam around the market, town, etc. Custom made 16" british school satchel in leather from Zatchels U...
by Rufus
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Libraries
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Libraries

I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t been to my local library for a very long time. I don’t read as many books as OP does, just one a month (usually history or biography), so I buy the book I want to read; it’s not an e-book, however. Ironically, my wife’s first job was as a librarian for the Hampshire...
by Rufus
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 9
Views: 1113

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

At boarding school there’d be a jug of custard on each dining table at dinner time. One could only guess when it was made, but by the thickness of the skin on the top it wasn’t fresh. I don’t mind custard,but I wouldn’t go out of my way to get it. My wife has a tin of Birds Custard Powder on hand at...
by Rufus
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 9
Views: 1113

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

Love a good bread and butter pudding and an old fashion sherry trifle.
by Rufus
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Shampoo that won't make my scalp itch
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: Shampoo that won't make my scalp itch

I’ve used Head and Shoulders for years with no ill-effects.
by Rufus
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Here, fishy, fishy....
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Here, fishy, fishy....

Bryan, as far as grilling/frying/baking/broiling, assuming everything is hot and ready to go, 7 minutes per inch of thickness no matter the fish, but one eyes and signs prevail. If it flakes it's done. Go beyond that and it's getting overdone. With salmon if the fat denatures (you'll see it weep) t...
by Rufus
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Vintage Simpson 12 Pure Badger - Horn handle
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Vintage Simpson 12 Pure Badger - Horn handle

Very nice find. Are you going to use it? I’ve a Somerset-era Duke 2 Pure, not as old as yours, which is in my regular brush rotation. I quite like the feel of the pure badger.
by Rufus
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any thoughts on the use of shaving oils with a DE razor
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: Any thoughts on the use of shaving oils with a DE razor

Whatever works for you makes the most sense. But not for me.