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by Rufus
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Corn Nuts
Replies: 20
Views: 176

Re: Corn Nuts

All this sounds more like a chemistry experiment than a cooking recipe. I hope it’s worth the effort. :roll:
by Rufus
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving schedule
Replies: 13
Views: 407

Re: Shaving schedule

I must be the outlier here. At age 74, maybe I'e been brainwashed. If I don't shave every morning, I look scuzzy and feel as if I don't matter. Shaving, grooming, and dressing makes me feel good about myself. I don't mean getting "dressed up," just something upscale from PJs or sweats. I'm fine wit...
by Rufus
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Milk Street Recipes ...?
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Milk Street Recipes ...?

Yes, I’ve tried several recipes and they’ve been successful. I’m a big fan of Chris Kimball, the force behind Milk Street, and loved his previous cooking programmes, America’s Test Kitchen and Cooks Country, which he founded. I’ve they’re greatly diminished since he left so I was most pleased when h...
by Rufus
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Autumn days and ex-wives
Replies: 47
Views: 7890

Re: Autumn days and ex-wives

I was single for 7 years after my marriage of 19 years broke down. I enjoyed the single life and it gave me time to reflect on many things about my marriage, my career, me and life in general. I re-married in my eighth year of singleness and have been happy with my decision for the last 22 years of ...
by Rufus
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: How are Trumper's/T&F creams nowadays?
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: How are Trumper's/T&F creams nowadays?

I’ve been using a Trumper and TOBS creams for as long as I can remember; 72. Occasionally I’ll wander off and try different brands, but I always end up going back to Trumper and TOBS. I’ve not noticed any difference, good or bad, in the performance of their creams over the years. I’ve not tried all ...
by Rufus
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving schedule
Replies: 13
Views: 407

Re: Shaving schedule

I can’t stand sleeping in, up by 6.00 am every day unless I’m ill. Must be a hold-over from my many, many years at boarding school. But I do like a short afternoon nap, usually 3.00 pm - 3.30 pm.
by Rufus
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving schedule
Replies: 13
Views: 407

Re: Shaving schedule

I haven’t changed my routine at all.
by Rufus
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Is Plisson still in the hunt?
Replies: 18
Views: 5324

Re: Is Plisson still in the hunt?

I have a Plisson HMW brush with a Plexiglass handle in my rotation of 27 badger brushes. It’s a damn fine brush, but from Buzz’s description of the Golden Age HMWs, mine isn’t one; it has a white collar and the tips are not brilliant white. Nevertheless, it performs excellently and I like it better...
by Rufus
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Is Plisson still in the hunt?
Replies: 18
Views: 5324

Re: Is Plisson still in the hunt?

I have a Plisson HMW brush with a Plexiglass handle in my rotation of 27 badger brushes. It’s a damn fine brush, but from Buzz’s description of the Golden Age HMWs, mine isn’t one; it has a white collar and the tips are not brilliant white. Nevertheless, it performs excellently and I like it better ...
by Rufus
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 740
Views: 86956

Re: Joke of the Day

by Rufus
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: simpson's have improved
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: simpson's have improved

The last time I had a Simpson brush that shed was in 1997. I took it back to the vendor who replaced it with a Simpson brush of my choice without question. Currently I own 6 Simpson brushes dating back 10 years or longer, I think one dates back to the pre-Vulfix era, and have had no shedding problem...
by Rufus
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Mardi Gras party
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Re: Mardi Gras party

brothers wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:53 pm
Ishe and I had prepared chicken and sausage gumbo, shrimp etouffee, and Cajun chicken pasta. Another couple brought red beans and rice. We ordered two King Cakes from the local bakery for the occasion.
What, no mudbugs? :mrgreen:
by Rufus
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Mardi Gras party
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Re: Mardi Gras party

Hurricanes = Pat O’Brien’s = major hangover :-B =D>
by Rufus
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1197
Views: 140519

Re: What are you reading?

“The Soapstone Birds of Great Zimbabwe” by Dr E. Matenga; it’s his PhD thesis.
by Rufus
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: RIP Kirk Douglas
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: RIP Kirk Douglas

Bloody amazing; he was destined to live a long life: He survived a helicopter crash that killed two people and a severe stroke not to mention all the crap of Hollywood.
by Rufus
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What do you shave with
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: What do you shave with

All of the above at one time or another. I use cream mostly, but I do have 2 soaps I’ll use when I’m feeling the need for a change. When I travel I only use a stick: either a Harris Lavender or a Tabac.
by Rufus
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 260
Views: 52980

Re: What's for supper?

Seafood stew tonight: salmon, clams, mussels, bay scallops and shrimp.
by Rufus
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: RIP - Jack Scott
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: RIP - Jack Scott

Not heard of him, but I didn’t come to Canada until the late sixties; I understand he was a big name in the late fifties and early sixties, which could account for my lack of recognition.
by Rufus
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Lather While Traveling
Replies: 10
Views: 1024

Re: Lather While Traveling

My wife and I travel extensively in the UK and Europe and take at least one small boat cruise every year. I’ve found that Harris Lavender and Tabac shaving sticks work very well when I travel, with no difference to how they perform at home. I agree with Wendell regarding the performance of Body Shop...
by Rufus
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: electric shaver
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Re: electric shaver

I’ve used an electric razor just three times in my life: When I first started shaving my Dad thought I was too young (17 years) to use a DE or SE, so he gave me an electric for Christmas; 10 years ago when I was undergoing intensive chemo; and last Nov. and Dec. following liquid nitrogen treatment t...