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by Gene
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What Bath soap/Body Wah do you use?
Replies: 9
Views: 4708

Re: What Bath soap/Body Wah do you use?

Vinolia - like they had on the Titanic? I remember that Gordon loved that soap, but thought it had passed into retirement, or reformulation, a while back? I found Palmolive soap at our local grocery store. Wondering if it might have the same scent as their shave stick (it doesn't) I bought some --- ...
by Gene
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 1411

Re: Cobra Conversion

Yes, the General is a great shaver.

They have been discussed here before - I have the black aluminum version - and I love it.
by Gene
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 2087

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

I have had an American version of bangers and mash - that's pretty goo.

Heard about bubbles and squeak - don't know that that is, though.

I am sure most are good.
by Gene
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 2087

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

Not sure about the pudding, but the rest sounds delicious.

The Brits - funny food over there:

Black pudding
Spotted dick
Dover sole (Yes, I know it's a fish - but every novel I think I have ever read about England includes at least one reference to them.)

???
by Gene
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 2087

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

I have a friend out in California - a Brit by birth - who tells me that every time he goes to England the very first thing he does on landing is head to a local place for a "proper English breakfast". Beans and a better bacon are involved, but I don't remember more than that. For me - that's a toss-...
by Gene
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: History of Witch Hazel
Replies: 6
Views: 3994

Re: History of Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel - I was going to start a thread about this myself. Many long-time posters here at SMF will remember the threads about witch hazel - some of the newer folks might not. At one time we discussed it quite a bit. I was shopping at our local grocery store last month - and they had a large end ...
by Gene
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A tribute to the 2006 SMF brush
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: A tribute to the 2006 SMF brush

Dr, Moss - You have a PM
by Gene
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD: Vintage Wilkinson 'Light Brigade' DE Razor Blades - Reduced Again
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: Vintage Wilkinson 'Light Brigade' DE Razor Blades

But health issues mean that I only have 8-10 more years of wet shaving, so I need to decrease my stock somewhat. A sad message embedded there - sorry to read this. I hate that our members are going through anything.I think I bought a few LB's from you a year or so ago - they are nice blades, no dou...
by Gene
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ghosts are REAL!
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Ghosts are REAL!

Welcome back, Greg! Missed your charm and wit!
by Gene
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Anyone know what happened to Squire?
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: Anyone know what happened to Squire?

There are some great names in that thread, Gary - thanks for sharing it.
by Gene
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone ordered Connaught Shaving and Shaving.ie lately?.
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: Has anyone ordered Connaught Shaving and Shaving.ie lately?.

My few dealings with Connaught have gone perfectly.
by Gene
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Rooney Finest Family
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Rooney Finest Family

WOW - 28 beauties!!
by Gene
Thu May 30, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: English Fern tallow soap by Penhaligon's
Replies: 18
Views: 1259

Re: English Fern tallow soap by Penhaligon's

Gary - that sounds amazing. I love that scent. I had a puck of the reformulated stuff, gifted from a friend, and it was pretty good.

Can't wait to hear how it performs.
by Gene
Thu May 16, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Zoysia
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Re: Zoysia

Interested, too.

Fescue is popular in Georgia (well North GA, anyway). Had it as a yard in a couple of our places when we were in Atlanta. It likes cooler weather, and would never survive a Central Texas summer.

I wasn't aware you could plant zoysia from seed. Keep us posted!
by Gene
Sat May 04, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 19
Views: 1068

Re: Fountain Pens

I have a modest collection of pens - and love all of them (although some more than others). The Safari is a model I have long lusted after - they are so affordable I really should try one - especially now that my airplane days are behind me. I like a thinner line of ink myself - so a Fine or even Ex...
by Gene
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Home Roasting Coffee Beans
Replies: 19
Views: 2664

Re: Home Roasting Coffee Beans

Oh my - another rabbit hole.

What about the grind? I got a small hand operated burr grinder or Christmas - would that be enough to do the job for a full pot?
by Gene
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible
Replies: 19
Views: 3181

Re: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible

I might (maybe) buy a puck on Amazon, assuming I can find a single bar. Most vendors are offering it in a multi-pack deal. Like I said - I, too, like the scent - and I REALLY like how my face feels after I use it. If nothing else good comes from it I will drag it into the shower and bathe with it. I...
by Gene
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible
Replies: 19
Views: 3181

Re: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible

Though I do like the mild verbena smell of Williams. Verbena? Interesting - I thought it was citronella, or something like that. It also occurs to me that living in the Austin area with a water softener might make the water decent enough to get lather. Last time I tried Williams was 5+ years ago, w...
by Gene
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible
Replies: 19
Views: 3181

Re: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible

That's why they say friends don't let friends shave with Williams. I cant get a great lather with it with it, only a fair lather, but I sort of like the scent, and I for sure like how my face feels after I finish. No other cream or soap leaves my face feeling the way Williams does. If it performed a...
by Gene
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: 150 years? Really???
Replies: 8
Views: 1371

Re: 150 years? Really???

I got some bacon flavored toothpaste as a gag gift for Christmas this year.

Never tried it, though.