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by jww
Sat May 18, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Amazing NBA finals game
Replies: 9
Views: 193

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: 181

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: 13
Views: 172

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: 9
Views: 193

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: 9
Views: 193

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: 16
Views: 851

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: 372

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: 135

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: 154

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: 16
Views: 851

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: 297

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: 297

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: 297

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...
by jww
Fri May 03, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 16
Views: 297

Re: Fountain Pens

PS How are you making out with the flooding in the Ottawa area? None of our family is affected (thank goodness). This is something that happens every year we have heavy snow or high amounts of freezing rain as the ground get over saturated (mostly clay in Ottawa), and can't hold the water so water ...
by jww
Thu May 02, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 16
Views: 297

Fountain Pens

As a teen in high school more than 45 years ago, I tried all sorts of things to try to improve my handwriting, including fountain pens. They were not very leftie friendly to use, and while I loved the feel in my hand, my writing style dragged my hand along parallel to the lines on the paper and - yo...
by jww
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1140
Views: 124380

Re: What are you reading?

I know this is a reading post, but I have to say how disappointed I was with the BBC production of Watership Down. They took far too much liberty with the story line in the last 2 episodes. It could have been so much better. Now - back to what I am reading. I picked up my wife's copy of Becoming by ...
by jww
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: TSA question re shaving gear
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

Murray - With regard to carry-on items, my experience is that TSA agents sometimes do what their own website says -- and other times they don't. The travelling public has no power and no recourse to such capricious and inconsistent acts other than to complain (at a later time). Example: there was a...
by jww
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TSA question re shaving gear
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

And the size of the bag is prescribed as well. They usually have extra "bags" right before security -- at least all the airports in Canada and Europe where I have flown do that. I can't recall beyond the NYC airports which also offer the free bag before security service. :lol:
by jww
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Mitchell's Wool Fat and Hard Water
Replies: 13
Views: 1942

Re: Mitchell's Wool Fat and Hard Water

Throwing in my 2 cents here -- seeing as I am the resident Wool fat evangelist ...... Hard water or soft, you can get good lather from MWF. However, you have to be patient and cautious about the water-to-soap mixture. Hard water can quickly degrade the quality of lather when you add it. The upside-d...
by jww
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1140
Views: 124380

Re: What are you reading?

I've owned a Kobo in one form or another ever since they were introduced. I still have my favourite physical books, but as some of my well worn paper backs die, I am finding that I am replacing them on my Kobo. My current read is Watership Down -- a long-time favourite that gets read every year or t...