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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

 

keeping the black dog at bay.

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Chris Hamm commented on Michael J. Austin's group Michigan
"Sounds interesting....but I'm in GR.  A bit of a drive just to get beat up ;)"
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Home Dads

This group is dedicated to the manliest of men who are up to their elbows in poop, formula, crayon, and somehow still find the sanity to not curl up in a fetal position somewhere. Feel free to start discussions and share your experiences!See More
Sep 28, 2013
Doug Davis replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Only time my wristwatch is off my wrist is when I'm in the shower (sometimes I like to clean the skin it covers- ya know get rid of the sunscreen/dust/sweat/salt/grease buildup). My smartphone can barely take being in my dusty, grass-clipping…"
Aug 24, 2013
Michael B. replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I wear a watch for both function and fashion.   I happen to think the right watch is a modest, classy, and manly completion to a wardrobe.   Though, my digital recently suffered a band failure.   As a nurse, timing pulses and…"
Aug 23, 2013
Daniel replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I have two, one is my everyday Timex Expedition that has been with me everywhere. A great little lightweight piece with a nice backlight. Also, I have an Invicta dive watch I got as a gift. A nice watch, but very heavy. Only for dressy occasions. I…"
Aug 23, 2013
Tom replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I always wear a watch. Always analog, too. For work, as an Instrumentation Technician in the Coke Ovens and Byproducts at a steel mill, I wear my Tracer Trooper Blue. I keep it on after work as well, until I go to bed. On the weekends I wear my…"
Aug 23, 2013
L.F. Mendonza replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I wear one daily, its part of me. Fasion or no fasion statement."
Aug 23, 2013
16710 replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Better stuff that cash in your mattress or invest it because SS Rolex watches are almost like money in the bank. That's the thing about Rolex that you don't get with most other brands. Resale. Buy a SS sport Rolex (Submariner, GMT) and…"
Aug 23, 2013
Art replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Not worn a watch in ages. Cell phone, dashboard clock. Only case I could make is fashion accessory. Skip the Rolex. I'll have the cash, thank you"
Aug 23, 2013
Brian Groeschel replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"My everyday watch when I am not working construction is a 1983 Rolex GMT Master.  When I am working I wear a large Casio G-Shock GA-100 that has taken a beating and still looks great. My favorite sport watches are my Citizen Men's…"
Aug 23, 2013
Chris Humphreys replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I have that same watch.  Had it for about three years and love it."
Jul 8, 2013
Robert Brown replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I wear one. when we were in boot camp, we weren't allowed to know what time it was. so ever since then I've always worn one. but the real question is what watch do I wear. in normal jeans and a tee, just my trusty old g-shock. but if…"
Jul 8, 2013
Tim replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I wear a watch depending on the occasion, and I use it for both checking time, and as a part of my outfit.Once I get a real job and start wearing suits, I fully intend to rock the pocket watch."
Jul 8, 2013
Michael replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I certainly do. Time manages everything these days and you may be in a situation in which rummaging through your pockets to get the cell phone and stare at it vapidly won't suffice. Better to be johnny on the spot with the time than fumbling…"
Jun 30, 2013
Kenneth C. Allison, Esq. replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"For my wedding I bought all of the groomsmen fossil watches. They had a black face with a black leather band. They were sweet watches I have always liked fossil."
Jun 30, 2013
Chad H replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"There is just something about a watch to me... I love them. I have a lot of Fossil watches, I go into dillards when a new line of fossils come out. The previous line usually goes on sale for $20-$40 a watch which is awesome considering they are…"
Jun 30, 2013

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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.
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“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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