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by John Rose
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Shampoo that won't make my scalp itch
Replies: 15
Views: 5359

Re: Shampoo that won't make my scalp itch

I was getting some itchy flaking spots (almost like scabs) right above my ears, where the arms of my glasses touch my scalp. I started using Head & Shoulders 2-in-1, and it cleared up in a week or so. I mentioned this to my G.P. and he said that yeah, sometimes really simple and common products are ...
by John Rose
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Thanks to Dr Moss for setting me ‘straight’
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Thanks to Dr Moss for setting me ‘straight’

RocketMan wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:58 pm
...Those two razors are still in my rotation, and the Pipe particularly feels very special to me.

Thank you Dr Moss. Your gift remains most meaningful to me.
"Well, if this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - Kurt Vonnegut's Uncle Alex
by John Rose
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Astronomy Anyone??
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Astronomy Anyone??

... You know about using averted vision and not to allow the eyeball to move so as to build up a long exposure image on the retina, right? ... I'm not sure I follow that. :-k During a meteor shower I will pick a random star near the radiant and just stare at it, blinking as little as possible. :sho...
by John Rose
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Astronomy Anyone??
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Astronomy Anyone??

... Two years ago I invested in a decent set of 10X50 binoculars ... I was surprised at what you can see with 10x50s. I can typically see: two or three of the moons of Jupiter M31/Andromeda Galaxy as an elongated smear crescent shape of Venus (at the right times) I use the "Pocket Universe" app on ...
by John Rose
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ducks in the yard
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Ducks in the yard

brothers wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:28 am
Makes me smile every time. :)
I know.
I'm just glad that there was a happy ending with a tearful reunion.
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by John Rose
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ducks in the yard
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Ducks in the yard

Large wild (but harmless) birds around the house are great. It's like having a pet that you never have to take to the vet. We see a lot of Ring-necked Pheasants out the window over the kitchen sink. They come by looking for whatever the small birds knock down from the hanging feeders. Amazing colour...
by John Rose
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Sudoku anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Sudoku anyone?

Sudoku is my 3rd favourite time-killer, after Klondike Solitaire (on my iPod) and Cryptic Crosswords (in paperback book compilations).
I think I'd rather not learn tricks to speed up the solution.
by John Rose
Fri May 22, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 47
Views: 1379

Re: Face masks

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by John Rose
Fri May 22, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 47
Views: 1379

Re: Face masks

I considered a Death's Head Moth design, but thought better of it.

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Besides, it would've involved some detailed embroidery.
by John Rose
Fri May 22, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 47
Views: 1379

Re: Face masks

I made this one a few weeks ago, and more recently added the 'stache. Stache Mask Selfie.jpg The elastic ear loops were from thin bungee cords salvaged from fiberglass dome tent poles. What you can't see is the narrow (4 mm) non-elastic black ribbon sewn into loops over the elastic ear loops. This t...
by John Rose
Tue May 19, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Broken Razor Rockwell 6c
Replies: 8
Views: 1251

Re: Broken Razor Rockwell 6c

But also contact Rockwell about it. They'll probably send you a new razor. The easiest way would be if they asked you to send photos rather than return yours. Yes to sending the photos first. That worked for me when I had a brand-new schlaeger rapier blade take a permanent bend (30º) prematurely, u...
by John Rose
Tue May 19, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 272
Views: 58768

Re: What's for supper?

Our local store has been out of my favourite heat-and-eat soup - Campbell's "Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup", in a box, for a couple of weeks now. Also the similar soup by President's Choice. I like it with a sandwich at lunch time. A few days ago I got the idea to throw together: 1 can of conde...
by John Rose
Tue May 19, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Old cookbook
Replies: 3
Views: 3005

Re: Old cookbook

The best ones are those community fund-raiser cookbooks, published by church groups and whatnot. Typically not too challenging, and many family-tested comfort food recipes. My wife made some tea biscuits when we had my mother over for dinner one time, and she said they were just like the biscuits sh...
by John Rose
Tue May 19, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Lockdown Lunacy
Replies: 22
Views: 2154

Re: Lockdown Lunacy

drmoss_ca wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 10:57 am
And I thought ruby weddings were just for old people!
Lucky you! =D>
Our last anniversary (44th) was the "Groceries Anniversary". (I did not make that up.)
Next Thursday will our Sapphire Anniversary.
Maybe I'll get a new stylus for my tuyrntable.
by John Rose
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: A Cook's Diary
Replies: 71
Views: 5562

Re: A Cook's Diary

Grill? What is this grill ? We have fresh snow falling this morning. It won't last, but it's a bit disheartening to see winter dragging on. So? I once went to an indoor "beach party" in Inuvik in January, with blowing snow at -35ºC outside. Even so, there's a dude out on the deck flipping burgers, ...
by John Rose
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Broken Razor Rockwell 6c
Replies: 8
Views: 1251

Re: Broken Razor Rockwell 6c

Which part has the stripped threads?
by John Rose
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 272
Views: 58768

Re: What's for supper?

Let's see... It started out with a base of cubes of chicken sautéd, then boiled up some rotini noodles, microwaved the last of a bottle of Marinara sauce, and a handful of leftover corn. Top it with fresh-ground black pepper and a handful of shredded Asiago. Dessert was a baby apple pie (sort of an ...
by John Rose
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Making Bologna
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Re: Making Bologna

I had to look up "okara". I always thought it was a typo for "okra". Okara contains some antinutritional factors: trypsin inhibitors (mostly destroyed by cooking), saponins , and soybean agglutinins, which cannot be easily digested. :-k Am I the only one who thinks of using the failed recipes for sh...
by John Rose
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD April 20 - April 26, 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1837

Re: SOTD April 20 - April 26, 2020

Mike R wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:01 am
A/S: Dollar Store Splash - Green / "Original"
Who do you suppose named it that?

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by John Rose
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD April 20 - April 26, 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1837

Re: SOTD April 20 - April 26, 2020

Thursday SOTN razor - QShave Futur clone blade - Astra SP (4) soap - TOBS Mr Taylors brush - Omega 10086 Travel Boar post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse AS - Old Spice Classic music - CHMA-FM campus radio, on a Grundig FR200 multi-band radio (which recharges by cra...