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by jthomas1264
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Halfeti EdT by Penhaligons
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Re: Halfeti EdT by Penhaligons

I wear it pretty regularly, but only in colder weather. Heavy tobacco and leather, and it definitely is not subtle. Very easy to overdo it in the morning. Definitely not a summer scent but one of my faves.

jt
by jthomas1264
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Titanic
Replies: 20
Views: 1732

Re: Titanic

Well, I really don’t know if these are replicas of what might have been on the Titanic. I do know that some of the stuff sold in the gift shop are replications of the actual artifacts. I am sharing this picture only because I thought it was a fun, shaving-related image with a bit of history thrown i...
by jthomas1264
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Titanic
Replies: 20
Views: 1732

Titanic

My daughter and I made a stop at the Titanic exhibit in Las Vegas. I highly recommend it if you find yourself with a bit of time on your hands. I picked up a few souvenirs and thought you fellows might appreciate this photo.
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by jthomas1264
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: A Summer of Queen
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: A Summer of Queen

Thanks, guys! I will post some pictures of our shows.

jt
by jthomas1264
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: A Summer of Queen
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

A Summer of Queen

Fellows, This is meant as a celebratory post, so I hope you will indulge. In 1980, when I was 15, my mom took me to see Queen in Chicago. She died a few short years later, and that is one of my cherished memories. This past fall, my wife died of Alzheimer's. A few weeks ago, my 15-year-old daughter ...
by jthomas1264
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: My one travel destination...
Replies: 11
Views: 1228

Re: My one travel destination...

owenm wrote:
jthomas1264 wrote:Never been there but I want to visit_____
Chicago, to go to a ballgame at Wrigley Field.
Owen,

Back in the early 80's, I was a batboy and clubhouse attendant (clubbie) at Wrigley Field.

jt
by jthomas1264
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: My one travel destination...
Replies: 11
Views: 1228

My one travel destination...

Never been there but I want to visit_____

Dublin, Ireland.

jt
by jthomas1264
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Your best concert experience
Replies: 14
Views: 1546

Your best concert experience

All, I am looking back on some of the best concerts I've seen over the last few decades. Last month I saw Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience, an excellent tribute to Zeppelin and Bonzo. So what are your concert memories? I saw Queen twice with Freddie Mercury and twice with Adam Lambert. Incredi...
by jthomas1264
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Penhaligon's at Walmart.com
Replies: 2
Views: 2502

Penhaligon's at Walmart.com

All:

I did a double take when I came across it, but genuine Penhaligon's can be found at walmart.com (online only as far as I can tell.) There are samplers, 1.7 oz bottles, 3.4oz bottles and other products at pretty reasonable prices. Just go to the site and search Penhaligon.

jt
by jthomas1264
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Penultimate
Replies: 8
Views: 1325

Re: Penultimate

If you really want to get wordy (or nerdy) a professor in our English department once mentioned that we were in the antepenultimate faculty meeting of the year. That's a word that you probably won't hear even if it is the antepenultimate game of the football season. Even spellcheck doesn't like it. jt
by jthomas1264
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: French Open Tennis
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: French Open Tennis

I played and coached for about twenty years but gave it up because of shoulder and knee problems. But I have not lost my interest in the game. I always enjoyed watching smaller tournaments in person, such as the Volvo in Chicago (which disappeared in the early 90's.) Even watching the early rounds o...
by jthomas1264
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Favorite hotel
Replies: 35
Views: 4851

Re: Favorite hotel

Thanks for all the suggestions. My must-stay list just tripled in length! Maybe one or two more before summer is over.

jt
by jthomas1264
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: update about me
Replies: 21
Views: 2495

Re: update about me

Wonderful news! Si glad you shared it!

jt
by jthomas1264
Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Favorite hotel
Replies: 35
Views: 4851

Favorite hotel

All: I used to travel quite a bit for work and became very accustomed to business travel accommodations. But now I am enjoying weekends in . . . getaway hotels, for lack of a better term. I recently spent a three-day weekend at the Broadmoore in Colorado Spgs. First rate accommodations and service. ...
by jthomas1264
Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1131
Views: 121177

Re: What are you reading?

Re-reading a bunch of PG Wodehouse. . . until I have to start reading papers again in the fall

jt
by jthomas1264
Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Any fountain pen users here?
Replies: 14
Views: 1865

Re: Any fountain pen users here?

I am a Parker 51 enthusiast. I have my grandfather's 51 that he carried on a B-29 bomber in WWII. I purchased the limited edition 51 a decade or so ago, but it was recently stolen. I have decided to purchase a refurbished 1945 Parker 51 to replace it.

jt
by jthomas1264
Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gotta vent
Replies: 10
Views: 1367

Re: Gotta vent

Thanks so much for the sentiments and prayers, my friends!

jt
by jthomas1264
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gotta vent
Replies: 10
Views: 1367

Re: Gotta vent

Thanks a million, Murray! I have found deep support from you fellows in this long battle!

jt
by jthomas1264
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gotta vent
Replies: 10
Views: 1367

Gotta vent

It's been a while, fellows. My wife is in late Alzheimer's. (And thanks for the notes!) Anyway, I just wanted to share a bit of piling on. Kathy bought me a beautiful briefcase when I finished grad school. And then she gave me a lovely Parker fountain pen when I was promoted to associate professor. ...
by jthomas1264
Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Twin Peaks
Replies: 1
Views: 852

Twin Peaks

I'm sure quite a few of you remember this smart and bizarre show. Well, my 14 year-old daughter was asking me what I watched when I was a kid. (I was, in fact, well into grad school, but I let her believe I was a kid.) But she is absolutely hooked now, and I have to admit that I am getting sucked in...