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Old 05-16-20, 03:42 AM
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Rise and shine! Where are your alarm cats?
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Rise and shine! Where are your alarm cats?
Mine worked beautifully. Woke me up at 5:15
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Rise and shine! Where are your alarm cats?
We have finally trained Jackie to wait for US to get up. It only took 2 years.
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We have finally trained Jackie to wait for US to get up. It only took 2 years.
Shouldn't you be out on the road by now?
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Old 05-16-20, 05:23 AM
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"O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?"

Poor dog needs a Thundershirt: https://thundershirt.com/
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Ingrowns are much less likely with safety razors. I think that I shave every three days or so. Stubble is acceptable right about now.
I've been on the "once a week-ish" plan on my face for a number of years now.
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Shouldn't you be out on the road by now?
Ordinarily, yes. But I am on call for my practice this weekend. I groveled and one of my partners agreed to cover from 10 this morning for a few hours so I can get a ride in. Just a little later.
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Mrs datlas continues to offer to cut my hair and I continue to delay. I may relent soon.
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Much better than cartridge/disposable razors. Smoother, doesn't clog as easily. It just takes a little time to remember to let the weight of the razor do the work - if you press, you'll draw blood sooner rather than later.
Don’t forget, I’m old and remember safety razors well. Also, remember keeping a ready supply of styptic pencils and tp patches handy at all times.

Seriously, I’d be worried about all of the cranial bumps and low spots for a rigid safety razor to negotiate blindly in a lot of places.
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Tonight my wife and I went on our first ride together in over a year

Excellent!
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Then, it's made the way they used to make them.
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Good for you. I can’t imagine what a self haircut by me or my wife would look like.
I neglected to mention it's just an adequate job under the circumstances . . . maybe a 6.5 grade on the 10 scale.
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Rise and shine! Where are your alarm cats?
The last post last night and the first post this morning . . . well done.
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Old 05-16-20, 07:03 AM
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I've been on the "once a week-ish" plan on my face for a number of years now.
This is my plan lately. The main motivator is how bad the itching gets, so a week is about all I can take.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Don’t forget, I’m old and remember safety razors well. Also, remember keeping a ready supply of styptic pencils and tp patches handy at all times.

Seriously, I’d be worried about all of the cranial bumps and low spots for a rigid safety razor to negotiate blindly in a lot of places.
I keep an alum block on hand for the odd weepers or nicks - it's weird to me that such a wonderful thing has been largely forgotten. That said, I usually don't need it more than once or twice a month.

Another factor for my low-ish nick rate might be the fact that I have almost 100 razors on-hand and have no qualms with tossing them once they start tugging.

Low spots are fine; I think safety razors do better than carts - carts are broader, flatter, and don't maneuver in as well. The most delicate spot for me it the top of the skull, where there's no padding under the skin - gotta go easy there.
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Mrs datlas continues to offer to cut my hair and I continue to delay.
Why not?
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Why not?
I am ascared. Might look worse than what I have.
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Fun fact: you can regrow Romain lettuce. Don’t throw the bases out, stick in water!




Edit: I think this works with celery and spring onions/scallions and likely other veggies, but I am a neophyte regrower and not sure. See what I did there?
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Another related fun fact: you can sharpen “disposable” razors against your arm or jeans and they are almost good as new. I get 2 months of shaves from Gillette Mach 3 blade, so a 4 pack lasts me 8 months.

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Mrs. Seeds has always cut my hair. She cuts it to her standards, since I don't give a flying **** what it looks like, as long as it's comfortable.
#doesn'tusemirrors
I can tell if it's a bit unruly by the shadow it casts.
I have a painting on my bathroom wall, where one would normally find a mirror.
My clothing choices follow a similar line of thinking. As do, alas, my bikes.
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I do hope you only mean in terms of haircut.

AG is going to press me into that duty shortly. At least she's much less touchy about it than most women.
My wife regularly gives me haircuts with clippers we bought at Target. We have been doing this for a number of years now. In the summer I have to wear hats anyways to avoid sunburn, so any funny shape to my head isn't entirely obvious to others.

I have sometimes done my own, but my wife always complains that I miss a spot. My brother used to be able to trim his own hair with clippers, so I think it is just a matter of practice.
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I can tell if it's a bit unruly by the shadow it casts.
I have a painting on my bathroom wall, where one would normally find a mirror.
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Fun fact: you can regrow Romain lettuce. Don’t throw the bases out, stick in water!


Back in the early 70s it was rumored that lettuce hearts contained opium and, thus could be dried and smoked in order to get high. And in the late 60s there was the thing where you put a stick of gum between the banana and the peel, let it sit for a few days, and then chew it. What do the medics have to say on the subject?
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My wife regularly gives me haircuts with clippers we bought at Target. We have been doing this for a number of years now. In the summer I have to wear hats anyways to avoid sunburn, so any funny shape to my head isn't entirely obvious to others.

I have sometimes done my own, but my wife always complains that I miss a spot. My brother used to be able to trim his own hair with clippers, so I think it is just a matter of practice.
My dad has a side view mirror from a car, attached to a 2x4. He uses that, and some clippers, to give himself "haircuts" out in the shed. Saves a ton of $$$.
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I am ascared. Might look worse than what I have.
It will always grow back.

Apropos of something:
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