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Alan Andrews's Discussions

Considering going for PMP Certification

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Andrews Jul 25, 2013. 3 Replies

Hello, all. I'm interested in getting some feedback here.  I'm currently a technical recruiter for a Managed Services group, and I'm looking to advance my career to the next level (either with my…Continue

Tags: Management, Manager, Coordinator, Project, PMP

Shaving Soap vs. Gel or Cream: I'm sold!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Andrews Jul 17, 2013. 22 Replies

I've bounced back and forth between sporting a full beard and being clean shaven several times.  Right now, I'm looking to make a career move, and the beard has a lot of gray in it now, so I'm going…Continue

Tags: razor, safety, soap, shaving

Glad to be part of the pack.

Started Jun 24, 2013 0 Replies

Hello, all.I just stumbled across AoM within the last few weeks.  And just joined the community last week.  What a great site and great forum.Looking forward to digging into some good discussions. …Continue

 

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Latest Activity

Michael J. K. replied to Alan Andrews's discussion Glimmerglass Opera - The Flying Dutchman in the group Manly Singers
"cool sounds like a lot of fun MN is far from NY but If I am ever near I would want to go there."
Oct 10
Alan Andrews replied to Chrissie O'Bryan's discussion What does he really want?
"The general consensus here is correct, Chrissie.  He wants sex, but doesn't want the responsibility that comes with a relationship. Is it normal?  Yes.  That doesn't mean it's alright.  You know the answer…"
Oct 16, 2013
Alan Andrews replied to Paul_of_TX's discussion Scandal Bucket #2 in the group The Great Debate
"Move along.  Go on about your lives, citizens."
Oct 10, 2013
Alan Andrews replied to Isaac Piercy's discussion What picture best defines "Manly"?
"Nice!"
Oct 1, 2013
Alan Andrews replied to Ian Brett Cooper's discussion When did cars lose their sense of manliness?
"I'll also say that, having driven a few garden variety Toyotas, Hondas, and even Hyundais past the 200,000 mile mark, that last 75K to 100K miles is more of a "wow, it's still going," than a "what a great car"…"
Sep 18, 2013
Alan Andrews replied to Ian Brett Cooper's discussion When did cars lose their sense of manliness?
"Good point, Chuck.  I'm not a "car guy," by any means, but I remember my dad teaching me how to repair a few things on my '70 Valiant that hardly even apply to cars now."
Sep 18, 2013
Alan Andrews replied to Ian Brett Cooper's discussion When did cars lose their sense of manliness?
"I have no stats to back this up, but here's my impression. In my opinion, it's partly about marketing to a larger buyer base.  By this I mean that, up until some time in the 70s and 80s, cars were primarily targeted at men as buyers,…"
Sep 18, 2013
Alan Andrews replied to Josh Willems's discussion Dressing too well in college?
"If nothing else, dressing well when almost everyone else in your field and peer group is dressing much more casually will make you memorable.  It may not necessarily give you an advantage professionally, but you will be noticed and remembered."
Sep 17, 2013
Alan Andrews replied to Robert Brown's discussion man up, whats the most awesome thing you have ever done?
"That's pretty awesome."
Sep 12, 2013
Alan Andrews replied to Mike D's discussion wearing bandanas?
"Agreed, Jess.  To wear them as a fashion statement is, to me anyway, just that.  A fashion statement.  It happens to be one I don't like, but that's entirely my personal preference.  A bandana is such a utilitarian…"
Sep 12, 2013
Alan Andrews replied to Nicholas Timinskas's discussion Are Mormons Christians? in the group Christian Men
"Yep."
Sep 11, 2013
Alan Andrews replied to Nicholas Timinskas's discussion Are Mormons Christians? in the group Christian Men
"Well said, Brother."
Sep 11, 2013
Alan Andrews joined Tookie's group
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Christian Men

Regardless of the specifics, we can all agree on one thing. Jesus Christ was the perfect Man who died and rose again for us such that we could have fellowship with Him
Sep 11, 2013
Alan Andrews replied to Scott J's discussion Films that choke guys up in the group Film
""Powerful."  That's definitely the word for We Were Soldiers."
Sep 3, 2013
Alan Andrews replied to Scott J's discussion Films that choke guys up in the group Film
"There are a lot of scenes in a lot of movies that get to me, but the first couple that come to mind this morning are... Cast Away - The scene in Kelly's kitchen, then in the car in the rain, when she tells him he's the love of her life,…"
Sep 3, 2013
Alan Andrews replied to C.C. Dolph's discussion The Stare Down and Other Aggresive Postures
"Seconded.  I may add that to my favorite quotes list."
Aug 30, 2013

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Website
http://bassoforhire.blogspot.com
Interests
Reading, writing, building relationships, performing onstage, getting more fit, improving every day.

Although I haven't done much of it in years, I love hunting and fishing.
Books
Lord of the Rings
The Bible
The Tarzan and Barsoomian novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs
Most of Tom Clancy's novels, particularly The Cardinal of the Kremlin
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Border Trilogy, by Zane Grey
Hondo, The Sackett Brand, Sackett's Land, and Last of the Breed, by Louis L'Amour.
The Harry Potter series
The Narnia Chronicles, by C.S. Lewis
The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis
The Ten Thousand, by Harold Coyle
Red Phoenix, by Larry Bond
We Were Soldiers Once, and Young, by Col. Harold Moore.
Movies
We Were Soldiers
True Grit (both of them)
Zulu
Young Frankenstein
Braveheart
To Kill A Mockingbird
El Dorado
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Shawn of the Dead
The Battle of the Bulge
Midway
Knights of the Air
Music
Oh, the list is wide ranging, from opera (which I sing), rock, jazz, and country.
Quote
"I mean to kill you in one minute, Ned. Or see you hang in Fort Smith at Judge Parker's convenience. Which'll it be?"
- Rooster Cogburn, True Grit

and, from one of all time favorite "manly movies," Zulu...
Colour Sergeant Bourne: "It's a miracle."
Lieutenant Chard: "If it's a miracle, Colour Sergeant, it's a short chamber Boxer Henry point 45 caliber miracle."
Bourne: "And a bayonet, sir, with some guts behind it."

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Pull this thing out of me - or, Gigging for Grandaddy

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

If there was any punishment meted out from this incident, I never heard it.Maybe my dad told me, but I must have been laughing too hard to hear it.

I’ve been a fan of the Tarzan of the Apes books by Edgar Rice Burroughs since my dad got me hooked on them when I was in 3rdor 4th grade.

Dad…

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Pull Thing Thing Out Of Me, or, Gigging For Grandaddy

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 12:59pm 0 Comments

If there was any punishment meted out from this incident, I never heard it.Maybe my dad told me, but I must have been laughing too hard to hear it.

I’ve been a fan of the Tarzan of the Apes books by Edgar Rice Burroughs since my dad got me hooked on them when I was in 3rdor 4th grade.

Dad…

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At 6:55pm on July 20, 2013, Herb Munson said…

Hey there Alan, welcome to The Great Debate!

At 8:51pm on June 26, 2013, Michael Starling said…

Feel free to ask any old school razor questions!  I have been using them for 6 years now

At 12:38am on June 20, 2013, Larry said…

Welcome to AoM, Alan!  I read 2 posts on your blog:  West, Westboro, Wait A Minute! and the one immediately after that, about weaknesses and strengths.  Great! 

 
 
 

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""The oddity is that it's apparently legal to sell an brakeless, reflectorless, bell-less, etc. less bike." It's not really that odd. It's like a tuner shop selling racing parts for cars. The shop sells legal items. What the…"
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"It grows on your after a while. I was never a fan of black licorice but when you're forced to drink enough zambucca, arak, pastis (etc.) then you eventually acquire a taste for it. (Though I'd still never eat black licorice on…"
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Regular Joe replied to Pale Horse's discussion Study Shows Men With Inhuman Eating Habits Have Trouble Making More Humans in the group The Great Debate
""What's horchata?  I drink whole milk.  Full fat.  Fat got a bad rap ... it's good for you." You're not drinking full fat unless you're drinking table cream.  ;) I definitely prefer whole to…"
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"I do hear about testosterone-fueled ego in one group, but what about extroverts vs. introverts? I found the extroverts in our group dominating, simply because they love to talk about themselves...a lot. For an introvert like me, to talk about my…"
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