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by jww
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Astronomy Anyone??
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Astronomy Anyone??

I hear ya Brian, age ain’t kind to our moving parts, is it? I’m looking at options with a very controlled investment total to try and not get carried away. This is one expensive parking. Even more so then my investment over the years in shaving gear - although that may bot be entirely accurate. I ha...
by jww
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Astronomy Anyone??
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Astronomy Anyone??

I have been a massive fan of the night sky most of my entire life. I recall as a Boy Scout, my leaders taking us to a dark sky location, bringing out a cheap cardboard planisphere and helping us discover the galaxies above us. Two years ago I invested in a decent set of 10X50 binoculars and some obs...
by jww
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1232
Views: 147309

Re: What are you reading?

The Greater Journey done -- excellent read and I highly recommend it. McCullough does an incredible job of telling the history of Paris from an American perspective via anecdotes and vignettes that seem to readily pull the narrative together. Just got my daughter's copy of the new Hunger Games prequ...
by jww
Thu May 07, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 40
Views: 6135

Re: Fountain Pens

Montblanc have many strategically located airport terminal locations across the globe. I always make a run into their shop whenever I fly although admittedly I am not doing any of that now or for the foreseeable future. :(
by jww
Wed May 06, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 40
Views: 6135

Re: Fountain Pens

Montblancs are beautiful works of art ...... like a vintage razor from you birth year when you are 50 or over. :D
by jww
Tue May 05, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1232
Views: 147309

Re: What are you reading?

Finished Dam Busters ...... (the title was too long to type in again, and I am too lazy to copy and paste today). Went to an Alexander McCall Smith - The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse. A warming story of WWII that I enjoyed immensely to be fair. Then last night I decided I needed me some David McCullou...
by jww
Tue May 05, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Purchase of the Decade
Replies: 27
Views: 3140

Re: My Purchase of the Decade

Every time I have to replenish my MWF. Seriously. I haven't purchased any equipment in 10 years -- although I do need to replace my beloved Semogue 1305 that fell apart a year or so back. The knot just disintegrated over time and fell apart one day while I was prepping it with some MWF. I am down to...
by jww
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speak to me about Rotation
Replies: 13
Views: 1585

Re: Speak to me about Rotation

I have plenty of gear - that I have accumulated over the years and have landed pretty much on a single set up which suits me just fine. I'll swap it up very rarely these days ....... ymmv.
by jww
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1232
Views: 147309

Re: What are you reading?

I’ve just begun The Splendid and the Vile , Erik Larson’s account of Churchill and life in London during the Blitz. I’ve enjoyed several of his other books, and this one has been cited as having particular relevance during the age of coronavirus. I am a big fan and just heard the other day about La...
by jww
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question for you old farts and retirees?
Replies: 44
Views: 15864

Re: Question for you old farts and retirees?

We have a couple of traditional style barbeshops which use straight razors - not Shavettes which I have seen as being more common among the younger run "hipster-type" shops.
by jww
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1232
Views: 147309

Re: What are you reading?

Dam Busters - The True Story of the Inventors and Airmen Who Led the Devastating Raid to Smash the German Dams in 1943 by James Holland. I've read a few other records of this amazing story and own the movie which I have watched countless of times. For me, it's one of the more compelling stories of W...
by jww
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1232
Views: 147309

Re: What are you reading?

Picked up Shroud for a Nightingale for probably the 7th or 8th time and then when I finished that read The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. The former is a typical Adam Dalgliesh mystery - with the inspector's character continuing the slow peel of the onion (you need to start at the very beginning...
by jww
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1232
Views: 147309

Re: What are you reading?

Finished LOTR last evening. I have been quite sick this past week and had been doing part-duty at work and getting in some reading and resting to get back to the land of the living. It's always a sad day when I finish this series -- not my top book, but one of my top 5 (when you consider all three v...
by jww
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: electric shaver
Replies: 14
Views: 1897

Re: electric shaver

Haven't used an electric in 30 years. At that time it was a Remington (can't recall the model) and foils kept on splitting open after 3 or 4 months resulting in ripped skin ....... went back to wet shaving and once I found ShaveMyFace.com, I haven't looked back. However, having said this - one of ou...
by jww
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: RIP Kirk Douglas
Replies: 7
Views: 1204

Re: RIP Kirk Douglas

I am Spartacus and The Arrangement ..... great movies.
by jww
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Kirks Castille, Yardley and Mitchell's Wool Fat
Replies: 11
Views: 2245

Re: Kirks Castille, Yardley and Mitchell's Wool Fat

I admit to opening this thread to read it simply because of the title ....... :D
by jww
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1232
Views: 147309

Re: What are you reading?

After my annual year-end read of Rosamunde Pilcher's Winter Soltice, I determined to read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings again. We have limited hard-copy versions of both and they are a joy to hold in your hands to read together with beautiful artwork and original line drawings by JRRT.
by jww
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Lather While Traveling
Replies: 10
Views: 1932

Re: Lather While Traveling

Over time, I found that there were 2 or 3 products which tended to be hard-water resistant and I could rely on regardless of where I was. These products are Palmolive classic cream, Palmolive classic stick and The Body Shop Maca Root cream. I now only travel with the Maca root cream - it's entirely ...
by jww
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: A Vagrant
Replies: 9
Views: 1636

Re: A Vagrant

As a boy, we always had Cardinals and Blue Jays around the garden in the winter months - especially the beginning of March. That was growing up in the Niagara Peninsula. Now in Ottawa, we are guaranteed to see a couple of either by mid-February. By far my favourite birds - mainly because I know what...
by jww
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What do you want for Christmas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1971

Re: What do you want for Christmas?

fallingwickets wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:18 am
Terry's Chocolate Orange
one of lifes little pleasures :D

clive
Indeed!