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by Gene
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 302
Views: 65835

Re: What's for supper?

That looks and sounds really good, so I’ll give it a try. When I moved to Texas one of the first culinary taboos I learnt was that there are no beans in chili. After living there for 10 years, however, I still like beans in my chili, but I’d never tell my Texian friends and neighbours this. 8) Now ...
by Gene
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Deodorant
Replies: 15
Views: 849

Re: Deodorant

Gary - agreed. Never liked getting too wet in the pits and changing shirts, either.

Chris - it occurs to me that the other factor here is that the gels tend to be clear. Unscented and clear seems to dry ...cleaner... if you will. Although getting used to a gel takes some getting used to.
by Gene
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: bag of blades /merkur
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: bag of blades /merkur

I have only ever used one Merkur blade. It came with a new razor. I didn't like the razor (inexpensive 3-piece with open comb, long handle) - and can't remember what the blade might have felt like. I have blades stashed in several places - Swedes and other Gillette's, Voskod's, more I can visualize ...
by Gene
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Deodorant
Replies: 15
Views: 849

Re: Deodorant

Gene, you are jarring a memory from many years ago when I tried Mitchum roll on deodorant. Seemed to work pretty good but it left a crust on my shirt arm pit that did not come out in the wash, very strange. Had to discontinue for that reason. Chris Hey Chris, I had that problem, too ... but don't t...
by Gene
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Deodorant
Replies: 15
Views: 849

Re: Deodorant

drmoss_ca wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:08 am Maybe a girl's brand, maybe not, but Dry Idea Unscented is an excellent roll-on anti-perspirant that works very well and has no nasty scent.
I don't use the roll-on myself, but the gel version of that, or the Mitchum, both unscented, are what I like. No scent is best for me.
by Gene
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Diet soft drinks
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: Diet soft drinks

The story reflects no credit on the doctor's level of knowledge! That could be a whole thread in and of itself. I have seen a few doctors several times over the last year - and can't remember the last time one actually used his stethoscope on me. And my last blood work showed a glucose level of 100...
by Gene
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Diet soft drinks
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: Diet soft drinks

A Doctor told my wife that when we drink diet drinks our bodies do two things with the artificial sweetener - turn a lot of it into sugar anyway, and convert the rest to formaldehyde. I have no idea if she was correct, or just trying to scare us, but we both cut way back on our soda consumption (whi...
by Gene
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???
Replies: 70
Views: 12644

Re: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???

I just watched the trailer for Jojo Rabbit - it looks like a clever movie. I would probably be the only person in my house to like it, though.
by Gene
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: What Did You Hone Today?
Replies: 80
Views: 3684

Re: What Did You Hone Today?

There seem to be lots of different blade shapes - I couldn't begin to understand all the nomenclature.

But that Dovo is very pretty to me. My eye seems drawn to a slimmer shape, and rounded corners.
by Gene
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Changing the grain pattern?
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Changing the grain pattern?

Been pondering this for a while.... We know that there are charts about the direction our beards grow ... and grain. With the grain, across the grain and against the grain. My question - is it even remotely possible to shift the direction of our beard growth? Make across shift to against, or with? I...
by Gene
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: What Did You Hone Today?
Replies: 80
Views: 3684

Re: What Did You Hone Today?

Have you ever shaved yourself with a straight razor? I don't want you to cut yourself, but if you ever want to learn, I can likely help with a properly sharp blade. Several years ago an SMF member, Jack (another lost contributor) started a thread about using a hair cutter, in the shape of a straigh...
by Gene
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: What Did You Hone Today?
Replies: 80
Views: 3684

Re: What Did You Hone Today?

And being quite unable to help myself, I honed the two Wapis from the exquisite blue velvet case as well. The edges feel amazing. Dr Moss - your descriptions of all these razors really makes me yearn to experience the sensation. A couple of years ago I yielded to the temptation of a "barber" shave ...
by Gene
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Bath Soap Slivers
Replies: 17
Views: 3665

Re: Bath Soap Slivers

drmoss_ca wrote: Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:30 am
Gene wrote: Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:53 am I have a small Woods of Windsor puck, and a larger new one - I was just wondering if I could blend them into on plastic tub and keep on going. Doesn't feel like something I could squish together, though - how to handle this?
That would be like rebatching soap.
Ah - thanks for the help!
by Gene
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Bath Soap Slivers
Replies: 17
Views: 3665

Re: Bath Soap Slivers

I have a small Woods of Windsor puck, and a larger new one - I was just wondering if I could blend them into on plastic tub and keep on going. Doesn't feel like something I could squish together, though - how to handle this?
by Gene
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New Hearing Aids - 4 Years On
Replies: 18
Views: 2360

Re: New Hearing Aids - 4 Years On

I am resurrecting this old thread because today I had another hearing test and got my first pair of hearing aids. These are a middle of the road pair - and I got them precisely because they have some tinnitus abatement designed into them. I have to say - on one hand my voice sounds like it does when...
by Gene
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How good were the last American-made Schick injector blades?
Replies: 2
Views: 2770

Re: How good were the last American-made Schick injector blades?

I bought an injector from an SMF member several years ago. Since then I have bought Schick Platinum blades, the Chinese version, and a 20-blade cartridge that were specially treated somehow (but I don't remember the particulars ... cryo maybe?). I did like the Platinum version the best - but my pers...
by Gene
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Asian Movies
Replies: 12
Views: 1883

Re: Asian Movies

Not sure if I could watch them all - but I truly enjoyed Seven Samurai.
by Gene
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Guns
Replies: 37
Views: 3930

Re: Guns

The orange pair they gave us at the range, in one year, it did not stay in. The free ones at our local range are too firm - they don't fit me well, prone to falling out, too. The link DR. Moss provided is for some nice ones, and the "roll/squeeze" works great with them. Also - +1 on the electronic ...
by Gene
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Sudoku anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 1395

Re: Sudoku anyone?

I like working the puzzles a lot. I found a couple of apps - and I do the easy ones when I want to let my mind wander. The medium's and hard's require me to put little number in the boxes too much (if you do these you understand that). I find that often times what does NOT go in the box is as import...
by Gene
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Guns
Replies: 37
Views: 3930

Re: Guns

Sorry to hear about the issues, sorry about the loss. I have done a few Neighborhood Watch meetings with our local PD Chief. I found out what the ammo of choice was for our local PD - there is a school of thought that says using what they use can't be wrong. Here in Buda they use Federal HST, +P (th...