Search found 772 matches

by maskaggs
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: COVID survivors
Replies: 29
Views: 614

Re: COVID survivors

Mike, it's good to have you back! I'm sorry to hear that you were afflicted with the Virus, but I'm glad that you weathered it so well. - Murray Fortunately for me I have longed worked from home, well before the pandemic, and I wasn't too sick to work. In some ways since I couldn't even leave the r...
by maskaggs
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I get it -- just now!
Replies: 2
Views: 166

I get it -- just now!

As my profile will attest, I started wet shaving over 10 years ago (the same time I started my account here). I've stayed "in the groove" to varying degrees over the years but always had the sense that I still wasn't doing something quite right. The shaves were never as close as I got with a cartrid...
by maskaggs
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: COVID survivors
Replies: 29
Views: 614

Re: COVID survivors

Checking back in after a long while. I tested negative back in the summer but my doctor didn't believe it, and neither did I. I started with complete exhaustion and mild body aches to a decent fever and a little more serious body aches. The temperature bounced up and down for a few days. Between ons...
by maskaggs
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: good sipping whiskey?
Replies: 164
Views: 35221

Re: good sipping whiskey?

brothers wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:18 pm Chivas Regal Scotch. Seems to be the currently most preferred resident on the shelf. Seems to have a noticeably less than prominent smoky character - if any,
I picked up on Squire's suggestion years ago and became a fan of Famous Grouse.
by maskaggs
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wet Shaving and the Internet
Replies: 15
Views: 2276

Re: Wet Shaving and the Internet

The rancor one can find in some forums has always boggled my mind -- what in the world about shaving gets folks so up in arms??
by maskaggs
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Black jeans and jeans in general
Replies: 18
Views: 797

Re: Black jeans and jeans in general

Thanks Clive. I will probably get Levis, Lee or Wranglers.; When I lose some weight, there is a store in Nashville called Imogene and Willie's that sorta makes a custom pair for you around $200 and that is about the price of the Japanese and niche brands in the article. Right now, I have a husky tu...
by maskaggs
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: good sipping whiskey?
Replies: 164
Views: 35221

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Mike, you and I must have been going to the same college! :D Those were the days! Oh, my aching head! I worked all through college and frequently look back in amazement: how in the world did I manage to party all night and then get up for work early the next day? If I attempted that now, someone wo...
by maskaggs
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sustainability
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Sustainability

Doc Moss’s original post gets at an important point in the abstract: it is very, very tempting (and easy) to make a stand on this or that ethical point, but very, very hard work to think those stands through to completion. A consistent ethic often requires far more sacrifice and discomfort than som...
by maskaggs
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sustainability
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Sustainability

Doc Moss’s original post gets at an important point in the abstract: it is very, very tempting (and easy) to make a stand on this or that ethical point, but very, very hard work to think those stands through to completion. A consistent ethic often requires far more sacrifice and discomfort than some...
by maskaggs
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: good sipping whiskey?
Replies: 164
Views: 35221

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Rum as mentioned above brings back memories concerning my late father-in-law. He was a WWII Navy enlisted sailor. He was gunner's mate on destroyers, 3 of which were sunk in the Pacific. He said he had the distinction of never getting his feet wet as he went from one boat to another. He liked his r...
by maskaggs
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: good sipping whiskey?
Replies: 164
Views: 35221

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Only too happy to join Gary in resurrecting this thread... I tend to enjoy a nightcap of bourbon whiskey and just recently finished a bottle of 1792 — very worth the $30 or so price tag. I replaced it with some bottom-shelf Evan Williams 1783, which is a bit harsher. I don’t mind. After a recent imp...
by maskaggs
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Scuttles and Soap
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Scuttles and Soap

fallingwickets wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:42 am this thread makes me miss my 'moss' scuttle sooooooooooooooo much i might have to drive the 650 miles and get it out of storage!

clive
Must be a story there.
by maskaggs
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1265
Views: 163814

Re: What are you reading?

fallingwickets wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:33 am
maskaggs wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:54 pm At the moment I'm reading The Sprawl by Jason Diamond, on the history and cultural meaning of suburbia. I have a review of the book in the works...
looking forward to reading it when you get a chance to post.

clive
Duly noted!
by maskaggs
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1265
Views: 163814

Re: What are you reading?

Seconding here The Expanse series. I think I last finished Cibola Burn. At the moment I'm reading The Sprawl by Jason Diamond, on the history and cultural meaning of suburbia. I have a review of the book in the works...
by maskaggs
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Scuttles and Soap
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Scuttles and Soap

Beautiful scuttles. The Waterfall and Cobalt blue patterns / colors are particularly striking to me. An item for the wish list!
by maskaggs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Non-Shaving Items for Sale or WTB
Replies: 73
Views: 43632

Re: Non-Shaving Items for Sale or WTB

WTB: Pilot Vanishing Point, preferably black with gold accents but not a hard requirement.
by maskaggs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: A Cook's Diary
Replies: 96
Views: 13865

Re: A Cook's Diary

Chili for us tomorrow -- a first day of fall tradition. To be accompanied by an oktoberfest or two/three/....
by maskaggs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac
Replies: 32
Views: 4492

Re: Tabac

"Natural" -- I'm inclined to be drawn to it, but I don't know what that means!
by maskaggs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Mr. Fine scents?
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Mr. Fine scents?

A few months ago I bought a bottle of Lavender, and my wife soon thereafter gave me a bottle of Platinum. That's almost gone and I'd like something a little richer for the cold weather seasons than Lavender. Any suggestions? And any analogs to mass-market scents? I know Fine (and everyone else) will...
by maskaggs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Re: Hello again

Thanks for the welcome!

I anticipate some time spent on the boards in the near future -- #4 is due late October so there will be many long nights!