Christopher M. Bartone
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Started this discussion. Last reply by SteveSF May 23, 2012. 2 Replies

Hello all,I guess I should announce myself to the community.  I've been a long-time lurker and former member; I decided to return after a hiatus.ChrisContinue

 

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Christopher M. Bartone replied to Greg Carter's discussion The Man's Kitchen
"I would recommend 2 cutting boards: a plastic one for meats, and a nice thick wooden one for everything else.  Less chance of contamination that way. Get yourself a couple of good heavy wooden spoons...you'll be amazed at how much use you…"
Jun 10, 2013
Christopher M. Bartone replied to Liam's discussion Contents of a First Aid Kit (for the home)
"Neosporin Aspirin, Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Ibuprofen (they do similar things in different ways) Moleskin a list of your allergies & current prescriptions (including the dosage) so you can give it to EMS when you call 911 ACE bandage (or…"
Jun 9, 2013
Christopher M. Bartone replied to Uncle Sam's discussion 20 years old and enlisting tomorrow. Tips and thoughts?
"Here's the advice my WWII vet grandfather gave me: Keep your eyes open, your mouth shut, and NEVER volunteer for anything.   My addition is to resist the temptation to get involved in the "us vs them" attitude I see too many…"
May 21, 2013
Christopher M. Bartone replied to John Baka's discussion What goes with a brown checkered jacket?
"It would be helpful to see a pic of teh jacket, but a plain white shirt goes with just about everything.  You could also go with off-white/cream, pale green, light blue shirts (solid, no stripes or pattern).  Pocket squares, you could do…"
May 15, 2013
Christopher M. Bartone replied to Matt's discussion Whiskies and Scotches
"Ah, thank you for setting me straight Martin; I wasn't sure about my information.   Knowing who owns Caol Ila is far less important to me, however, than knowing where I can find it locally!  I usually have to…"
May 13, 2013
Christopher M. Bartone replied to Matt's discussion Whiskies and Scotches
"Caol Ila (which if memory serves might be owned by Laphroaig...): hard to find but the best single-malt I've had.  Smoky, peaty, and just amazing."
May 13, 2013
Christopher M. Bartone replied to Trentington's discussion Uniforms
"I don't see a problem with the dress blues, it harkens back to the traditional army color (as several people have pointed out).  I do regret that they cut out service greens, since now there's no intermediate between dress and BDUs…"
May 1, 2013
Christopher M. Bartone replied to Ben's discussion Did your Grandfather or Great Grandfather fight in WW2?
"Both of my grandfathers fought in WWII in the ETO.  My dad's father was in 1st Engineer Special Brigade, came ashore in the 5th wave at Utah Beach, fought in Market-Garden and the Bulge, and ended the war in Erfurt, Germany.  He…"
Apr 29, 2013
Christopher M. Bartone replied to John Opalenik's discussion Advice for a manly classroom
"What subject do you teach?  What level?  Might influence what you do.   Old-fashioned maps are cool, a well-stocked bookcase with things other than the assigned texts, the photos and quotes are a good touch (don't forget other…"
Jan 11, 2013
Christopher M. Bartone replied to The Earl of Essex's discussion Office ideas
"Another reason is that in some places (such as where my wife works), you might not be able to call a cell phone from the office phones for some reason.  The system won't let you dial one."
Jan 3, 2013
Christopher M. Bartone replied to Jeremy Garth Richardson's discussion Personal care products not where you would expect to find them!
"Taylor of Old Bond Street is great...I haven't tried their sandalwood but I like their lavender shave soap."
Dec 14, 2012
Christopher M. Bartone replied to Jeremy Garth Richardson's discussion Personal care products not where you would expect to find them!
"I've discovered the Bigelow shaving cream, too...if you look closely you'll see it's made by Proraso, a pretty big and reliable name.  The eucalyptus took a little getting used to, yes, but I like it.  I mostly use the stuff…"
Dec 14, 2012
Christopher M. Bartone replied to Matthew Hockley's discussion Grey Flannel Trousers
"Try Jos. A. Banks...I bought a pair for far under $100.  They're pleated and cuffed, on the darker side of medium grey.  Very comfortable.  I also ordered a pair from Michael Kors (I think) from Macys...also very nice but a…"
Nov 6, 2012
Christopher M. Bartone left a comment for Joey R
"Sorry I never saw your message until now."
Sep 16, 2012
Christopher M. Bartone replied to Andre Salvatierra's discussion Thinking of getting a good boat shoe or something similar. Any suggestions?
"I own a pair of Sperry Top-Siders...love 'em and wear them all the time."
Aug 29, 2012
Christopher M. Bartone replied to Justin Cook's discussion Got any cool ancestors
"I have at least two Civil War soldiers (one on each side), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Cotton Mather, and possibly some unconfirmed connections to medieval English royalty (Plantagenets)."
Aug 13, 2012

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