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by jww
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Bluetooth speaker for a beach vacation
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Bluetooth speaker for a beach vacation

Kyle76 wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:47 am
Sounds like a great find, Sam!
+1

Definitely
by jww
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Amazing NBA finals game
Replies: 25
Views: 714

Re: Amazing NBA finals game

A bit of a conundrum for me. I dislike the Warriors and in particular whiny Durant, but after the way Kawhi left the Spurs, I have a hard time rooting for him. ... Funny how we don't bat an eye when someone leaves an employer after what felt like devoted service -- we just move on. But when someone...
by jww
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 18
Views: 2387

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

On a very sad-for-me day a few months ago, my "well-loved" Semogue 1305 literally fell apart. The knot fell into several pieces and became fodder for the trash bin. This is the second boar that died after about a decade of devoted service. I have yet to replace it as it's a bit like loosing the fami...
by jww
Fri May 31, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Amazing NBA finals game
Replies: 25
Views: 714

Re: Amazing NBA finals game

Raptors win Game 1 against GSW? Who'd have thought? I didn't watch, but by the writeups I went through, Kahwi distributed but it was Pascal Siakam who brought game and then some. The best way for the Raptors to win will be for someone other than Leonard to show up each night from now until the end. ...
by jww
Fri May 31, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Weedeater
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Weedeater

Go with cordless lithium if petrol power isn't your thing.
by jww
Tue May 28, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Amazing NBA finals game
Replies: 25
Views: 714

Re: Amazing NBA finals game

I was totally shocked to see the Raptors win in 4 straight games after going down 2-0 to the Bucks. Kawhi Leonard is simply amazing and makes everyone around him so much better when he's on the floor.

Next round, hopefully, will not be a simple rout - here's hoping it goes 6 or 7.
by jww
Tue May 28, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Bluetooth speaker for a beach vacation
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Bluetooth speaker for a beach vacation

The UE boom is very, verry good and gets very, very loud so should work well out of doors.

Have you considered a Bose Soundlink Colour? Water resistant and pretty decent volume. Not as loud as the UE though.
by jww
Sat May 18, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Amazing NBA finals game
Replies: 25
Views: 714

Re: Amazing NBA finals game

Ja's tock sky-rocketed after the NCAAs. He was outstanding all year, but the showcase of so many games in such a short time showed how good he really is. Zion -- well, he's still, in my mind, not necessarily "The Next Big Thing". I'll wait to see how he does against the men. Don't get me wrong - he ...
by jww
Sat May 18, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How's Everybody Doing?
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: How's Everybody Doing?

Having played the absent child myself on more than one occasion I understand how other things can get in the way. Good to hear from you again!
by jww
Sat May 18, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Project House
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Re: Project House

When ever I see or hear about home reno projects I remember how good I am at writing cheques to contractors. I have never done anything decent beyond painting, and even then my ceiling / wall edges were at best atrocious. :(

Good luck with all the work -- I am sure it will be phenomenal when done.
by jww
Fri May 17, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Amazing NBA finals game
Replies: 25
Views: 714

Re: Amazing NBA finals game

Regarding GSW -- I would have to say that they have changed the NBA to the good. Before Steve Kerr and Steph Curry came together I detested watching NBA always deferring to the more team-based play of (most) NCAA teams (I'm talking to you One-and-Done teams). However, while not very avid, I do find ...
by jww
Mon May 13, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Amazing NBA finals game
Replies: 25
Views: 714

Re: Amazing NBA finals game

To be fair - the Raptors|76ers was quite the series -- didn't watch game 7 as I don't do TV on Sundays -- but did read the various write-ups. I expect the Bucks to win in 6 or 7 though. It would be nice if the Raps could get to the finals ----- I think it would be good for the league.
by jww
Thu May 09, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Nascar 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1090

Re: Nascar 2019

Gary -- it's the noise that gets you going though. Everyone I know who has gone to the F1 in Montreal always wears good sound protection.
by jww
Thu May 09, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is Hard Water an Issue for You?
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: Is Hard Water an Issue for You?

Ottawa water is actually quite soft. We lived in an area before moving here 30+ years ago where we needed a water softener and when I said to my cousin's husband we needed one he just smiled and said quietly "This is Ottawa, save your money" When we travel, I often find the water much harder than ou...
by jww
Wed May 08, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: 600 Tons of Obsolescence - Awesome
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: 600 Tons of Obsolescence - Awesome

The UK National Railway Museum has some excellent steam specimens including the Mallard (steam rail speed record), The Flying Scot (it was actually moving when we were there - very cool to see it under power) and others. Possibly the best day I have ever spent in a museum -- and it's free to boot. A...
by jww
Tue May 07, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Green Masters' Jacket procedure
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Green Masters' Jacket procedure

It's quite a fair rule. I wonder why all organizations don't have the same setup. You get one trophy and if you win another event, whether it's Olympics, pro sports including golf, stock car racing, horse racing (today's the Kentucky Derby by the way - Maximum Security won but a challenge was lodge...
by jww
Tue May 07, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Nascar 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1090

Re: Nascar 2019

I used to quite enjoy NASCAR as a lad, but eventually moved on to F1 just because the race courses are so much more interesting and the noise more robust. :wink:
by jww
Tue May 07, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 16
Views: 489

Re: Fountain Pens

Somehow I knew that this community would have a shadow fountain pen sub-group. 8)

I do not plan to build a large collection, but do aspire to a Visconti Rembrandt Dark Forest or Van Gogh Starry, Starry Night. Both beyond belief gorgeous.
by jww
Sat May 04, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 16
Views: 489

Re: Fountain Pens

That’s good to hear Wendell and it’s very commendable of you to be involved in the relief effort. It’s all very sad especially for the people in Gatineau, who were also struck by the tornado a short while ago. I lived in Ottawa for 10 years, moving to Hog Town in 1980, but I don’t remember experien...
by jww
Sat May 04, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 16
Views: 489

Re: Fountain Pens

I have a modest collection of pens - and love all of them (although some more than others). The Safari is a model I have long lusted after - they are so affordable I really should try one - especially now that my airplane days are behind me. I like a thinner line of ink myself - so a Fine or even E...