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by jthomas60506
Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Miniscus tear and surgery
Replies: 48
Views: 6909

Re: Miniscus tear and surgery

Sam, Very best wishes. I am on consultation number three tomorrow for my right knee. I wish I could say I injured it doing something heroic, but I think it is just years of sports wear and tear catching up. I'm meeting with our university's sports physician, and I'm hoping for an answer. I can barel...
by jthomas60506
Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Bath House Scents
Replies: 1
Views: 1601

Bath House Scents

I recently picked up a bottle of Bath House Spanish Fig & Nutmeg at Merz in Chicago. It's very reasonably priced and very pleasant. Any thoughts on the line of scents or any of the scents in particular?

JT
by jthomas60506
Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Metal detecting
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Metal detecting

I bought my son a pretty high end metal detector because of his varied interests as a middle schooler. I have to admit that I am pretty excited about exploring with him. We have explored many, many related websites which all have the kinds of basic information you would expect (e.g., always ask perm...
by jthomas60506
Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1266
Views: 156820

Re: What are you reading?

Just finished reading a stack of dissertation proposals, so now on to the summer must-read list: East of Eden (ashamed to say I never read it); Zen in the Art of Archery (ditto); and Gone to Ground, a memoir of a Jewish woman who lived in Germany throughout WWII. I would highly recommend Tinseltown ...
by jthomas60506
Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Etiquette and the modern day
Replies: 37
Views: 4598

Re: Etiquette and the modern day

About a year ago, I took my son to get a haircut, and the fellow in the barber chair talked on his cell phone through the entire haircut. The barber kept rolling his eyes and shaking his head, and those of us waiting in line wanted to bounce the guy out on his ear. . . As a college professor, I have...
by jthomas60506
Thu May 09, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: CROSS PENS AND PENCILS
Replies: 19
Views: 1966

I have a few Cross pen/pencil sets, but, like several others, they are just too thin. I have used Parker pens (fountain pens & rollerballs) for a number of years. But I'd have to say that my favorite pen is the Waterman Carene. I bought mine about twelve years ago, so I don't know if they're even in...
by jthomas60506
Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Little Fish in a Can
Replies: 13
Views: 1686

Last spring I was in Monterey, CA, and had some sardines fresh from the bay. They were pricey and touristy, but I enjoyed the freshness of the grilled sardines.

I am a fan of sardines in mustard sauce these days.

jt
by jthomas60506
Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Finally pulled the trigger on Sartorial
Replies: 2
Views: 1384

Finally pulled the trigger on Sartorial

After sampling it a few times, I finally bought my first bottle of Penhaligon's, and it has not disappointed. I have received raves from family and friends (particularly my teenage daughter, which is the ultimate approval.) Interestingly, I sprayed a little on each wrist and asked my sister to take ...
by jthomas60506
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Sad day for my Atra
Replies: 19
Views: 4766

Many thanks to changabang, who came through in a BIG way! Came home from a conference in Korea, and there was a shiny Atra waiting for me in the mail. The highlight of my summer so far.

jt
by jthomas60506
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Sad day for my Atra
Replies: 19
Views: 4766

JT -- What cartridges have you been using? Genuine Atras, or something else? This is a tough one. I use genuine Atras for the most part, but, every now and then, I'll use a generic. I always regret using the knock-off, but my budget doesn't always allow for the real deal. The knock-offs don't last ...
by jthomas60506
Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Sad day for my Atra
Replies: 19
Views: 4766

brothers wrote:JT, it looks like James is going to send you a very welcome and unexpected treasure!
Absolutely! It just made my day, if not my month! And many thanks to the rest of you for the links and resources!

jt
by jthomas60506
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Sad day for my Atra
Replies: 19
Views: 4766

Re: Sad day for my Atra

Long story short. I have used the same Gillette Atra since 1982. It was a razor with quite a bit of sentimental attachment. We had a houseguest recently who knocked it off the shelf and damaged it irreparably.... Do they realize that your friendship can no longer ever be the same after this event? ...
by jthomas60506
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Sad day for my Atra
Replies: 19
Views: 4766

Thanks, Ron! I knew I wasn't alone!
by jthomas60506
Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Sad day for my Atra
Replies: 19
Views: 4766

Sad day for my Atra

Long story short. I have used the same Gillette Atra since 1982. It was a razor with quite a bit of sentimental attachment. We had a houseguest recently who knocked it off the shelf and damaged it irreparably. My wife told me to just run out and buy a new one. . . . Just though I'd share with some f...
by jthomas60506
Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Truefitt and Hill Chicago Shave & Haircut
Replies: 4
Views: 1577

Thanks, Greg. I live a short drive from Chicago, and I've been contemplating a stop at T & H. I'd agree with Squire that a conversation with the manager is in order.

jt
by jthomas60506
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Lasik vs PRK
Replies: 0
Views: 645

Lasik vs PRK

I was evaluated for corrective surgery this morning and have decided to go through with it. A friend of mine has PRK rather than Lasik and is very happy with the results. I won't bore you with the differences between the procedures, but I am left wondering whether anyone here has opted for PRK over ...
by jthomas60506
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Prayer, Thoughts Appreciated
Replies: 28
Views: 2272

With prayers, Danny!

jt
by jthomas60506
Mon May 28, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: How would you respond to thia student?
Replies: 22
Views: 2537

jt of course we are speculating but being a grad student his question may actually be economic. My son achieved a 4.0 point his second semester without using the "required text books" because it turned out they weren't. His professors relied on lecture, notes, outlines and referred their students t...
by jthomas60506
Sun May 27, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: How would you respond to thia student?
Replies: 22
Views: 2537

Kyle76 wrote:"I believe it to be essential. Your mileage may vary."
Ha! Another syllabus-worthy response!