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by ThePossum
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New Year, New You?
Replies: 17
Views: 321

Re: New Year, New You?

Because of declining health, COPD, heart problems, knee problems I have had to scale way way back on stuff I can do. The COPD is the biggest problem. So since I can't get out and around as much as I used to I decided to try doing something creative. My daughter has convinced me to give crochet a try...
by ThePossum
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New Year, New You?
Replies: 17
Views: 321

Re: New Year, New You?

Gareth, Congrats to you and the Mrs on the birth of your daughter. One word of warning and this comes from experience. Be careful that little girl will have you wrapped around her finger in not time at all. And also know that those little girls in our lives tend to grow up really fast. Both you and ...
by ThePossum
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: pots and pans
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: pots and pans

Good pots and pans do help preparing meals and treats a heck of a lot. Wife and I have used stainless steel for the most part but about 10 years ago we started using vintage cast iron to cook in. Do most everything in the cast iron except for a few soups where we need a larger capacity cooking vesse...
by ThePossum
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Sunglasses
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: Sunglasses

Sam, looks like they are specialty sunglasses for use by mountaineers and the like.

Julbo Sunglasses
by ThePossum
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 213
Views: 23264

Re: What's for supper?

Lamb Kefta (meatballs) simmered in a tagine in herbed lemon sauce and served with couscous. I make Lamb Kefta Kabobs on the gas grill and serve it with a garlic-yogurt sauce and serve it with rice. Would love you to share your recipe for the herbed lemon sauce. Here's the recipe for the herbed lemo...
by ThePossum
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Microsoft Edge browser
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Microsoft Edge browser

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, Under no circumstances use a Windows browser. I use Google Chrome and just love it. Moved from FireFox to Chrome browser about 3 years ago. Last time I used a Microsoft web browser was when I had a Windows 98 OS. With Chrome browser you are able to sync your bookmarks with a...
by ThePossum
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 213
Views: 23264

Re: What's for supper?

Rufus wrote:Lamb Kefta (meatballs) simmered in a tagine in herbed lemon sauce and served with couscous.
I make Lamb Kefta Kabobs on the gas grill and serve it with a garlic-yogurt sauce and serve it with rice. Would love you to share your recipe for the herbed lemon sauce.
by ThePossum
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 523
Views: 43367

Re: Joke of the Day

That is one of the best jokes you have posted. Read it to my wife and she just howled with laughter. We've been married 45 yrs and are past that stage in life. Doing repairs ourselves, not the sex or even baking pies. :D
by ThePossum
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream
Replies: 24
Views: 2024

Re: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

I use TOBS and T&H almost exclusively. Do throw in a Tabac, Pens creams once in a while. Have tried several artisan creams and soaps and just did not like them as well as I do the 3Ts.
by ThePossum
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 523
Views: 43367

Re: Joke of the Day

Pizza is like sex. It's always good, unless it burns your mouth and then adds insult to injury by calling you nine months later saying, "Hey, you have to give me money for the next 18 years because we forgot to use a napkin."
by ThePossum
Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Question for you old farts and retirees?
Replies: 35
Views: 4051

Question for you old farts and retirees?

I officially retired and sold my insurance agency business on Jan 1, 2016. I have been semi-retired for the last 3 years but now I'm outta there. No more work period. While I was working I usually shaved each day unless I was in one of my beard stages. The beard did get a trim once or so a week. So ...
by ThePossum
Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 523
Views: 43367

Re: Joke of the Day

Why men should not write advice columns: Distraught wife writes to the advice columnist Johh, I hope you can help me. The other day, I set off for work, leaving my husband in the house watching TV. My car stalled, and then it broke down about a mile down the road, and I had to walk back to get my hu...
by ThePossum
Thu May 19, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: "As Seen on TV" frying pans
Replies: 16
Views: 1412

Re: "As Seen on TV" frying pans

Just stay away from the As Seen on TV junk. Yes, it is junk for the most part. You want good cookware then go the Cast Iron route. Solid conductors of the heat and also heat retention. Once seasoned properly they will be pretty much non-stick. Like razors the best CI cookware is vintage Griswold, Lo...
by ThePossum
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gonna be gone for about a week - Honeymooning
Replies: 25
Views: 2143

Re: Gonna be gone for about a week - Honeymooning

Congrats Sam. Hope that you are lucky enough to say someday that you get the better end of that marriage deal just as I do. Only been 44 1/2 yrs since I got really lucky. Enjoy the honeymoon and sharing the ups and downs in your life together. Oh, and when you come home be sure to check under the be...
by ThePossum
Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: brush condition, brush health
Replies: 10
Views: 1910

Re: brush condition, brush health

I can't believe how little water that lady used in her rinses. I run the water much faster and I rinse more times. I also don't believe in conditioners for shave brushes. They work by depositing a layer of emulsified wax which is melted by hot water and deposits on ones hair. I don't want that on m...
by ThePossum
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: brush condition, brush health
Replies: 10
Views: 1910

Re: brush condition, brush health

Here is a link to a video and directions at Em's Place showing the procedure for cleaning a brush. Does not say when you should do it other than seeing deposits at the base of the knot.

Brush Cleaning Video
by ThePossum
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Saint Charles Shaves Scents
Replies: 1
Views: 1388

Re: Saint Charles Shaves Scents

When I first got back to wet shaving the traditional way I bought and used quite a few of SCS products. The soaps and creams were just okay and I have moved onto the 3Ts. Did also use and still do abit a few of there EDTs. Oakmoss & Lavendula, Very V, Savory Rose, and my favorite Smoke and Beads whi...
by ThePossum
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: A New Low!
Replies: 15
Views: 2432

Re: A New Low!

A kitty or two willl help as well. And the kitties are fun to watch and play with and can make great lap and bed buddies on cold winter nites. Our 4 kitties keep us rodent free and provide many hours of amusement.
by ThePossum
Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Anyone interested in taking surveys?
Replies: 16
Views: 3256

Re:

Oddly, no. I receive several e-mail invitations a day to complete surveys for cash. As an 'umble family doc they can be worth $25-100 (I understand my wife gets offers far higher and she does fill them in to put the money towards Pippa's Place . The thing that has burnt me is the sheer cleverness o...
by ThePossum
Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Steak knives
Replies: 12
Views: 1924

Re: Steak knives

Sam,

I have a set of 4 of these: Chicago Cutlery Walnut Tradition Steak Knives. Not something that you would put in the dishwasher. In fact I do not put any knife in the dishwasher other than the regular table knife. Got to treat those wonderful cooking implements gently.