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by Gene
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Plumbing!
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Plumbing!

Chris - I don't have the words, either. I so hope this all goes well for you!
by Gene
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Here's a salute to our friend ---
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Here's a salute to our friend ---

+1 Chris - prayers and well wishes. Stand fast!
by Gene
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Hoppin' John
Replies: 20
Views: 2578

Re: Hoppin' John

When I get the chance, which isn't nearly often enough, in the great state of Louisiana I always try to find a big ol' plate of crawfish etoufee. And yes, some's better'n others! Gotta check 'em all out. Tabasco is mandatory. My favorite place in New Orleans is Bon Ton Cafe. They do great crawfish,...
by Gene
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: COVID survivors
Replies: 49
Views: 1785

Re: COVID survivors

Thanks, all, and to mirror an early comment - it sure seems to hit people differently. My bother in laws parents - both in their 80's - both contracted COVID. Both recovered fully, and both say it was not much more than head colds for them. All indicators for people that age would tell me we should ...
by Gene
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: COVID survivors
Replies: 49
Views: 1785

Re: COVID survivors

Sam - I hope things continue to improve and you recover quickly. Prayers offered up. I just got the sad news last night that my best friend from our years in Georgia passed away. He and his wife both contracted COVID - she recovered rapidly, he stayed in the hospital for a couple of weeks then went ...
by Gene
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gem Single Edge razors
Replies: 24
Views: 1260

Re: Gem Single Edge razors

I have the black all aluminum Generation 1 General, and used the Feather 20-pack. I used a Feather blade through all of December, just to see if I could. It made it, but the shaves were for sure falling off. I just installed my last blade from that pack - Gary sent me a couple of the Schick's to try...
by Gene
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: AOS creams
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: AOS creams

It would be nice to hear from Gordon again. AOS Sandalwood cream is probably my favorite cream of all (after Coates). I have a couple of tubes left over from my traveling days - and I get one out every few days for a couple of uses. I tried a tube of the lemon - but the scent wasn't as powerful as I...
by Gene
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 305
Views: 70054

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: 2200

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: 962

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: 2200

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: 2200

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: 10
Views: 866

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: 10
Views: 866

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: 71
Views: 14886

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: 94
Views: 7907

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: 961

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: 94
Views: 7907

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: 94
Views: 7907

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: 4320

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!