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by scruffy
Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Thoughts on eBook readers
Replies: 431
Views: 41962

I was stuck on a really cramped plane. I could not even reach the books in my travel bag that was on the floor by my feet. I was glad that I had loaded a bunch of books on my Sharp Zaurus. I just took it out of my pocket and started reading. It is great for traveling.
by scruffy
Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Another Sad Reformulation Tale
Replies: 22
Views: 8035

I like Grandpa's Witch Hazel Soaps. They are available a t vitacost.com for a little over $2 each.
by scruffy
Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to heal red bumps
Replies: 6
Views: 1123

I take a few drops of Grapefruit Seed Extract or Tea Tree Oil and put it on a tissue. Then i rub it into the red bump until it breaks and bleeds. The GSE or Tea Tree Oil will also work as an antibiotic. After I break them, they are gone in a day or two.
by scruffy
Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: I hated it!!
Replies: 33
Views: 4242

I took one trip and my baggage was slightly overweight. So, I ditched the DE and substituted a Trac II razor. Well, after two or three shaves the part of the razor that holds the blade broke. I spent the rest of the trip shaving with just the blade. I was in Switzerland, so I had no idea where to bu...
by scruffy
Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: My first earthquake
Replies: 14
Views: 1715

I felt the floor moving under my feet for about 20 seconds. It made my stomach feel queezy. I am in NY.
by scruffy
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Amy Winehouse found dead
Replies: 17
Views: 1617

Thanks for posting the link. I always wondered what the significance of 27 was.
by scruffy
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: SUMMER TIME SHAVING...
Replies: 15
Views: 4899

I use brushless shaving creams frequently during the summer with cold water. I can not stand touching my face with a brush when the temperature in my apartment is over 90 degrees.
by scruffy
Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What do you gents use to carry spare change?
Replies: 21
Views: 1778

I like the bucket idea. I probably will empty it once in a while and give the proceeds to the church.
by scruffy
Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Suggestions for a mp3 player and earbuds
Replies: 15
Views: 1461

I have a Sansa SanDisk M240 with 1 gig capacity. It is small, and refurbished ones are inexpensive. It works great solo or with Linux, Windows and other usb players.
by scruffy
Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:24 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Iridium Shave
Replies: 32
Views: 4135

I have an ample supply of Iridiums for the time being. I find Feathers and Dorcos to be suitable backups. The last time I used Red IPs they were good also.
by scruffy
Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How many shaves do you get out of a feather blade
Replies: 50
Views: 8621

All these threads about "how many shaves with ?" always remind of the commercial with the owl when I was a kid asking "how many licks can you get out of a Tootsie Roll Pop?"

I think it was a Tootsie Roll Pop. My memory is not what it used to be.
by scruffy
Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What do you gents use to carry spare change?
Replies: 21
Views: 1778

What do you gents use to carry spare change?

I always find myself fumbling for change. The change is usually deep in my pockets. By the time I go to get it, all of the other things in my pockets have fallen out. I usually do not remember which pocket my change is in and I have to shift my hands from pocket to pocket. I have tried film canister...
by scruffy
Wed May 25, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: weeper theory
Replies: 24
Views: 9950

I find a high correlation between my acne breakouts and the number of weepers. It is irrespective of my razor or my blade. I have noticed that a Feather blade will slice through a bump rather than passing over it unllike my Iridium.
by scruffy
Wed May 25, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: My personal blade assessment....
Replies: 7
Views: 1434

Those are mighty impressive statistics. I am surprised that the Derbys did as well as they did. I have enough trouble trying to figure out how many shaves I have on each blade.
by scruffy
Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Mold on a Shaving Brush
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

I will keep my stuff out of the bathroom. I did not think it was normal. We have an air purifier in the bedroom. We have been looking for a contractor to redo the bathroom, tear out the walls and replace the tiles. The mold gets all over the tiles, and shower curtain. It has gotten much worse since ...
by scruffy
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Mold on a Shaving Brush
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

Mold on a Shaving Brush

I have a synthetic wood brush which I thought I was taking good care of. I would dry it on a towel, and the hair would dry within a few minutes. I would place it in a storage box in the bathroom. Unfortunately, there is so much mold in the bathroom that it ended up on my brush. The top of the wood t...
by scruffy
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: missing key on keyboar
Replies: 14
Views: 2262

A usb keyboard will work fine. I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 and the USB keyboard had no problems.
by scruffy
Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Thoughts on eBook readers
Replies: 431
Views: 41962

I was intrigued by the ereaders on the market. My laptop is getting old. I did not want to put anymore money into it. I decided why not get a used Sharp Zaurus for traveling and as a notebook backup? It is a linux computer the size of a paperback book. It uses SD and CF memory cards. I can attach a ...
by scruffy
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Opinions sought regarding Gevalia coffee
Replies: 31
Views: 4020

The cofee is ok; nothing special. It does not taste that fresh. For the price per pound, just goto a local roaster. The coffee at a roaster is roasted fresh and is usually priced at $12.99 lb so you save a little money and do not have to pay shipping. You will taste the difference.
by scruffy
Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Are you active enough for a self-winding watch
Replies: 42
Views: 6091

Does any watch maker sell self-winding watches anymore?

Changing batteries is such a pain.