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Chris Hamm's Discussions

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.

Latest Activity

Regular Joe replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I feel the same way about pants."
Jul 21
Regular Joe replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
""Watches are the one item of jewelry men can have a choice on." As opposed to all of that other jewellery that we're forced to wear against our will?"
Jul 21
Joshua Hudson replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I wear mine simply because I feel naked without it now"
Jul 21
Liam Strain replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"just can't escape(ment) "
Jul 21
Seth replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Watches are the one item of jewelry men can have a choice on. Besides, would you rather glance at your Swiss made watch during a meeting with an important client or tap on your phone?"
Jul 20
Native Son replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"This thread is still ticking?"
Jul 20
Matthew Hines replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I have worn watches since I was in my teens. One of the "manly" things my dad passed on to me was an appreciation for fine watches. He and mom gave me a Seiko when I graduated high school. That is broken somewhere in my dresser. Now, I…"
Jul 20
Robert Brown replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I picked up a Skagen watch a few years back. It's beautiful and gorgeous; it's abrely there. Because of it's lightness and the fact it's a black band, I usually reserve it for suit wearing.  For most everything else, I have…"
Jul 6
Regular Joe replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"My wife keeps telling me to get a Skagen.  My response is that it would make an excellent gift. "
Jul 6
Jon Z replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I do.  I have a man's Mickey Mouse watch. And an Invicta. I also have a Skagen I picked up at the Sun Valley Lodge. Although the Skagen is a beautiful watch, it is something that you might wear at a less rigorous event."
Jul 5
Douglas Cueva replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I always wear a watch because I like to know the time. You never know when something happens that'll require to know what time that particular situation occured. Knowing the time is beneficial."
Jul 1
Leonard replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I have a watch on and ALWAYS (everywhere and all the time) carry a flashlight."
Jun 30
Brad Thompson replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I have a Fitbit Surge. It tells the time but also let's me know how many miles I've covered, hiking, biking, walking, even tracks my heartbeat. I depend on it, maybe too much. But it does sort of push me to go further every day."
Jun 30
Pale Horse replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"+1 Give me a durable old flip phone any day of the week."
Jun 30
Doug Sweet replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I wear one and feel lost when I don't have it on. I do have a "work watch" and others for dressing."
Jun 30
Regular Joe replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"You could make a belt with all of those watches! But that would be a waist of time. "
Jun 30

Profile Information

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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Farris replied to Farris's discussion Business casual laptop bag
"Thanks guys. My main hangups were from reviews saying that the bag fell apart after a few weeks and left stains on clothing. After my post, work told me that I'd be getting a new laptop. I may hold off to make sure that it's not too big."
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VH replied to VH's discussion What's your workout?
"I'm a big fan of bodyweight exercises. Hadn't heard of the Lauren book. I'll have to check it out."
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VH replied to VH's discussion What's your workout?
"That looks pretty serious. I almost hesitate to ask: What's "back to normal?""
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Nick H replied to Paul MacAlindin's discussion "I like guns" in the group The Great Debate
"Using psychologist to determine if someone is entitled to a nation's rights is a dangerous path to follow. Don't forget that many of the dissent voices in soviet Russia were sent to the gulag or psych hospitals after being screened in a…"
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Paul MacAlindin replied to Paul MacAlindin's discussion "I like guns" in the group The Great Debate
"The graph compares America to other advanced, first world countries. This is how everyone perceives you. However, Australia and the UK experience fewer murders per 100K than the US, so I can't agree with your last statistic, I'm afraid. I…"
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"Try to start your own business, work part time as a waiter or bartender. I make $30 an hour waiting tables (including tips) "
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Nick the Clever replied to VH's discussion What's your workout?
"I have 2 different workouts Workout A: Squats 5 x 5  Deadlifts 1 x 5 Barbell rows 5 x 5 Workout B: Squats 5 x 5 Bench Press 5 x 5 Overhead Press 5 x 5 I add a few lifts here and there to assure I hit every muscle group, but those basic lifts…"
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