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by nolawis
Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: More Baseball Help Please!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1889

Re: More Baseball Help Please!!

That's not a bad bat. The kids go through them so quickly, it's best to try and get them used. They are going to get more expensive too. The last bat I bought was about 300. My son played travel ball and I donated most of his old bats for kids who couldn't afford 'em. Good luck!

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by nolawis
Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: POTD: What pen/pencil are you using today?
Replies: 151
Views: 26415

Re: POTD: What pen/pencil are you using today?

Same tools each day.


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by nolawis
Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Eastern Seaboard Weather
Replies: 148
Views: 10449

Re: Eastern Seaboard Weather

Brrrrrr. Temps are supposed to dip into the 50s here. That reminds me...I really need to find that jacket.

Stay warm Gents!
by nolawis
Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Happy New year
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: Happy New year

"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

--Bilbo Baggins


Happy New Year!!!
by nolawis
Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: good sipping whiskey?
Replies: 164
Views: 37022

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Thanks for the recommendation. I about the closest I've gotten to that geographically is Yamakazi 18 by Suntory, which is an excellent single malt. I grab a bottle whenever it appears at my stockist, which is rather rare. They usually have the 12 year old, which is not bad either.

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by nolawis
Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: good sipping whiskey?
Replies: 164
Views: 37022

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Great news! All to best to you and yours. Perhaps this joyous news is another excuse for me to dip into my PVW!
by nolawis
Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: good sipping whiskey?
Replies: 164
Views: 37022

Re: good sipping whiskey?

The Van Winkle is very hard to come by. I know the owner of the parent company (Buffalo Trace) but that by no means gives me unlimited access. It only helps me snatch a bottle every now and again and I make them last. I'm currently sitting on half a bottle of 15 year. Nw My wife's cousin called me ...
by nolawis
Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: good sipping whiskey?
Replies: 164
Views: 37022

Re: good sipping whiskey?

The Van Winkle is very hard to come by. I know the owner of the parent company (Buffalo Trace) but that by no means gives me unlimited access. It only helps me snatch a bottle every now and again and I make them last. I'm currently sitting on half a bottle of 15 year.

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by nolawis
Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio

Ron Swoboda, a member of the 1969 Mets, has what is in my opinion the greatest bit of sports memorabilia. On one side of his fireplace mantel, he has a baseball autographed by Paul Simon which reads, "Where have you gone, Joe Dimaggio?" On the other side of the mantel, he has a baseball autographed ...
by nolawis
Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: good sipping whiskey?
Replies: 164
Views: 37022

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Maker's Mark isn't bad and readily available. I really enjoy Buffalo Trace and I sip on my Van Winkle on special occasions.
by nolawis
Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Jean-Claude Van Damme and Volvo
Replies: 19
Views: 2765

Jean-Claude Van Damme and Volvo

I'm sure that you've all seen it by now. The Jean-Claude Van Damme Volvo truck commercial. I think it is wonderful. Maybe it reminds me of another time. Maybe it reminds me of redemption. Maybe it's just really cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-b1q-Ea9E8&noredirect=1
by nolawis
Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Travel bag for carry on which may double as a briefcase?
Replies: 14
Views: 2731

Re: Travel bag for carry on which may double as a briefcase?

I just find that when I travel, a hardshell case is easier to wheel around as its more rigid, easier to maneuver, and protects things like pressed clothes, cameras, etc better. The smaller of the two eBags that I mentioned pops right into the overhead bin. If your primary mode of travel is by car, t...
by nolawis
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Travel bag for carry on which may double as a briefcase?
Replies: 14
Views: 2731

Re: Travel bag for carry on which may double as a briefcase?

I don't think a combination briefcase/travel bag would work for me. I've had Filson, Tumi, Barbour and Red Oxx but I've found these rolling hardside cases to be the best. I've taken the carry-on and the next size up all over the US, to Europe and to Asia without a hitch. Light and durable. My busine...
by nolawis
Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Recommendations sought for stereo system
Replies: 17
Views: 2838

Re: Recommendations sought for stereo system

The reality is that you simply can't get much speaker for $30 or 60 or 90 dollars. I like the Paradigm mini-monitors for bookshelf use, but they are a couple hundred at least. Also, you really can't expect much bass from cabinets that small. I'm with the crowd that says keep the Marantz and save for...
by nolawis
Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: RETURN OF MORSE ON PBS
Replies: 87
Views: 7344

Re: RETURN OF MORSE ON PBS

Most if not all of the episodes are on Hulu Plus. Not sure if they are on the free version.


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by nolawis
Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Newspaper Death Watch
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Re: Newspaper Death Watch

The continued "dumbing down" of America. The masses don't want in-depth reporting. They want a 30 second blurb with lots of pictures. And they don't want to read about it hours or even a day after it happened. The New Orleans Times-Picayune just went to three days a week and is circling the drain. I...
by nolawis
Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: September 09 thru September 15, 2013
Replies: 92
Views: 12580

Re: SOTD: September 09 thru September 15, 2013

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This is the basic setup. I've been using the Musgo Real lately after a two year hiatus. Enjoying it. Happy shaving!


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by nolawis
Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: new CCW pistol
Replies: 23
Views: 2774

Re: new CCW pistol

ShadowsDad--In New Orleans (or parts of it) it is always Friday night....in Mogadishu.

Four homicides since my last post (although three were from one incident, if that makes it any better)


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by nolawis
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: new CCW pistol
Replies: 23
Views: 2774

Re: new CCW pistol

This is my daily carry. The big one (Sig P226) is issued to me and is worn almost all the time. The little one (Seecamp .32) is always in my pocket. The knife too. It's not one of these "super tactical" knives that the kids wear these days, but it works well on the three things I use it for most oft...
by nolawis
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: NFL kickoff
Replies: 2
Views: 486

NFL kickoff

Saints take one from the hated Falcons and finish week one atop the NFC South. Who Dat!!!