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Sport Jacket

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark J Dove Nov 1, 2011. 1 Reply

In the needle in a haystack category........... I have been away from the community for quite some time now (although now as I look around I struggle to remember why).  I remember back and back…Continue

The Importance of Looking a Woman In The Eyes

Started Mar 17, 2010 0 Replies

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Universal Laws

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ilya Mar 16, 2010. 9 Replies

My dad sent these too me and I thought some of you might enjoy them.  What "laws" would you add? 1. Law of Mechanical Repair - After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch…Continue

The Official TYAWTKBWATA Thread

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Hamm Mar 15, 2010. 102 Replies

Every so often I think, "Hmm....I wonder if other guys have chest hair as straight as mine?" or "Am I the only one who finds Drew Barrymore vomit inducingly unattractive?"Whenever such thoughts cross…Continue

 

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Regular Joe replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
""As a lecturer, I find it far less disturbing to my students if I discretely look at my watch than if I pick up my mobile phone to check the time." Ditto.  It's also especially important if you spend any effort at all trying to…"
Jan 8
Mongoose replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Especially if, like me, your watch is turned such that the dial is over your inside wrist. That way, you can just look down without turning your wrist over, which is more obvious."
Jan 7
Saxon replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"As a lecturer, I find it far less disturbing to my students if I discretely look at my watch than if I pick up my mobile phone to check the time. Aside from that, a watch and a ring are more or less the only manly jewellery, so wear your watch with…"
Jan 7
Ruas Onid replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I'm in a family of watch lovers, my grandpa, my father and me share the same passion for collecting watches - obviously, my grandpa was the best as he owned a watch shop back in the days. Anyway, to me wearing a watch is about telling time, and…"
Jan 7
Ken Kato replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Anyone civilized wears a watch. "
Jan 6
Arne Christiansen replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I always wear one, I believe it's the only jewelry a man should wear, besides a wedding ring. "
Dec 4, 2015
Persona non Grata replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I do sometimes myself, I just think it looks more "manly" versus whipping out a cell-phone, which IMO looks too androgynous. To each their own though, if a guy uses his cell phone to check the time I'm definitely not trying imply that…"
Nov 24, 2015
Killigraphy replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"G-Shock pathfinder; solar powered, altimeter, barometer , stopwatch, world time, and Alarm of course. To be fair, I also don't own a phone. I'm a bit of an erudite."
Nov 24, 2015
QuackXP replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"A few summers ago I got a Timex Weekender for a more casual look in the summer. But it did not have a date and I found that really annoyed me. Add on the fact that it also ticks to loud and its been relegated to the desk drawer where I pulled out…"
Nov 18, 2015
David R. replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I wear a watch, and I have one that shows the date and the day as well as the time because I need to know all of them."
Nov 14, 2015
Gary276 replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I own three watches and a watch is part of my every day attire. It is also easier to look at a watch for me, rather than reach for my phone. It also adds a touch of class I think, as it is becoming a less popular thing to wear."
Nov 14, 2015
Dustin Wilson replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"My great grandfather was a watchmaker, he made some beautiful timepieces that are still running. I have a gold pocket watch, and two dress watches that are absolutely stunning. I wear a diver watch when I am going to be doing something that may…"
Nov 4, 2015
Native Son replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I am surprised that this is not only one of, if not the, longest running and most-revived threads on AoM.  Wristwatch v. Pocket watch v. Cell/Smartphone.  It's beat out the Metric System is Superior thread of days gone by."
Nov 1, 2015
Joel Seibright replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I wear a smart watch because it's easier than pulling my phone out and I find it useful in terms of tracking my health and keeping on schedule. It also looks good as a manly accessory when worn right. I also have a pocket watch for more formal…"
Oct 29, 2015
Brandon Millwood replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"For quite a few years I wore a watch regularly but because I work in a kitchen I ended up switching to a pocket watch since I can't wear jewelry while working. "
Oct 29, 2015
certified male replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I have a nice gold Tissot classic gents.Love it "
Oct 29, 2015

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Interests
Whittling, hiking, anything techie. I really love learning to do things for myself. I'm discovering life is good when it's been built with your own blood, sweat, and tears.
Books
Reentering the world of literature...
Portrait of Dorain Grey
His Dark Materials Trilogy
C.S. Lewis
Movies
I Love You Man
Patriot
Gladiator
Shaun of the Dead
Music
Anything, just depends on my mood. Being trained as a musician I find there's always something to enjoy. Overall I'd say piano and a capella vocal jazz are my favorites.
Quote
“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” - Baba Dioum

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A Tattoo To Remind Me

Posted on March 10, 2010 at 12:43am 4 Comments

So I've been thinking of getting another tattoo and here's my thoughts. I've had issues with depression for about as long as I can remember. I've come to the conclusion that it is probably something that will never be "cured" just as an alcoholic will always be an alcoholic. I will, someday, learn to control it and not let it rule my life but there will probably always be episodes where the black dog will return from the shadows and haunt me again.…

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Real Bad Day

Posted on February 5, 2010 at 10:40pm 7 Comments

Anti-depressants not cutting it anymore. Not interacting with my kids or wife. Staring at the computer screen. Everything grey. Things have to get better.

Great Times

Posted on January 12, 2010 at 8:11pm 2 Comments

Nothing profound I just felt the need to let everyone know I had a great night with my girls. They're great kids and I'm having a moment where I realize how lucky I am.

To the Little People

Posted on December 16, 2009 at 9:44am 16 Comments

I just wanted to thank all of you who have made my rise to the 50th Manliest Manly Man on the Art of Manliness possible. I couldn't have earned my points without all the little people (although I did do most of the work myself). To thehuman, Michael Austin, Will......here I come.

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At 7:44am on March 21, 2010, Ian said…
Thanks for the birthday greeting back in Feb - I only just saw it - I am so behind!
At 6:45am on March 16, 2010, Anand Bongir said…
Thanx a million! What do i say? I did not a expect such a strong reception...!
At 12:03am on March 16, 2010, David Dickerson said…
Thanks!
At 1:49am on March 15, 2010, Sunil Setlur said…
Thanks Chris! Very thoughtful of you :)
At 7:34pm on March 2, 2010, Alan Poling said…
Thanks so much for the cake, I did notice it was missing quite a few candles however!!
At 8:29am on March 2, 2010, Gary Dumbauld said…
At 12:53am on February 25, 2010, Jeff Boshers said…
thanks for the b-day wishes as well!
At 12:53am on February 25, 2010, Jeff Boshers said…
I'm loving the bag... it's absolutely great... I take it everywhere... you breaking in the wallet good?
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At 1:13am on February 19, 2010, Preston said…
Well aren't we the little welcome wagon. Really made my day. Glad to be aboard and look forward to further communication.
 
 
 

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Jack Bauer replied to Robin Holmström's discussion Tarzan flick as date?
"Couple of reasons.  First, asking permission to even talk to her is pretty weak, and doesn't sound as confident as you generally want to come off in a date request.  Second, you can hear her tone of voice and discern better whether…"
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The Nature of Life and Conception

This post assumes a Judeo-Christian worldview. If you want to challenge that, start another thread. Don't hijack this one, thank you.My father said something a while back that I am not sure I agree with. He said that if man succeeds in creating life artificially, that life would be an abomination and not a true human. I did not ask because it was to a group of people and not a personal conversation, but I assume he meant it would be a golem of sorts, a "hollow shell." He didn't mean artificial…See More
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Robin Holmström replied to Robin Holmström's discussion Tarzan flick as date?
"I suppose but I can't understand why calling instead of texting would be any different. Read an an article on AoM that said that texting was also possible to use. I see it like if they ask you out through text or not really doesn't matter…"
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Jack Bauer replied to Robin Holmström's discussion Tarzan flick as date?
"Live and learn.  Calling would've been less clumsy and offered better response options. Still, chances are she's not interested.  Better to know than to waste more time on her. JB"
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Robin Holmström replied to Robin Holmström's discussion Tarzan flick as date?
"I decided to send her a text to ask her if it was ok for me to call her, so I did. She replied: "[Call] About what?" So I decided to just text her about it. Feels like calling is intrusive nowadays somehow. And the reply to the date…"
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AoM Secrets and Mysteries

A place for the open discussion of alternative metaphysics, the occult, magick, paganism, and other cosmologies not otherwise represented.
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Justin replied to Persona non Grata's discussion How many marriages and LTRs in this day and age are alive vs dead?
"I am one of those that Paul mentions as having "The Gift of Singleness." It was never my intention to be single for as long as I have. Most of the women I've dated have been dissatisfied with aspects of who I am. So instead of…"
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Shane replied to Persona non Grata's discussion How many marriages and LTRs in this day and age are alive vs dead?
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