Greetings from Minnesota. I have been following the AoM for a few months and in that time I have read nearly all of the blog posts and switched over to DE shaving.I would have remained anonymous but…Continue
Hi, I have been following this site for a couple months now and just this past week I lost my father.He was a great man, to us and my siblings at least. Beyond the family he was probably the greatest…Continue
"I've been reflecting a lot on the loss of my Dad lately, perhaps because with the falling leaves each year, the change of warmth to cold, it was an October day that he left us. Or perhaps it's the fact that I too am a Father now, watching…"
"+1 on B&BW "C.O. Bigelow" - Just an almond sized squeeze into a pre-warmed bowl or mug lathers up nicely (Start a little dry and add water to adjust). It smells great and I love the cool menthol feel to it."
"To reinforce some common themes, I was sick of the cost of cartridges & shave gel. Furthermore I was intrigued with the idea of turning my morning shave into an enjoyable ritual rather than another task that I ape through halfheartedly as I…"
"I'm another user of the Van Der Hagen kit - It's a great startup kit that lets you decide if soap & brush is for you without breaking your bank. As I have improved in my lather making I've reached the point that I am not sure how…"
"I switched to DE shaving this summer and relish making my own lather. I enjoy the the morning ritual now more than I ever did before. BUT - I like you also find that some guys are a little "too" into it. 28 pages, sheesh."
"I am a Christian and have participated in one or two of the religious discussions. But in all honesty I come to this site to read/discuss what kind of flashlight is best, or what to keep in your car trunk, etc.
From what I've seen here and…"
"I don't believe in having just one flashlight. I keep a big multiple "D" Maglight by the nightstand. I also have a couple of "AA" Maglights - One in an easy to reach spot on the way to the breaker box and the other in a…"
"I agree on this one. Even a simple task like brushing one's teeth can turn into a half hour affair when it's a six-year old boy in no particular hurry to go to bed. Engaging in effective management w/o ruling with an iron fist (Or worse…"
"I too live in the frozen Tundra (MN). I work behind a desk, so often times my clothing and shoes would be ill-suited should happenstance leaves me on the side of a dark road in subzero weather. Any vehicle that I drive in, be it my truck or my…"
You said: "...or spending too much time in it and forgetting about the others who need me to be there for them..." I was struck by that sentence. My daughter is getting married, and this weekend is a party for her. I need to be there for her... and I WILL! Thanks, Terry. That was just what I needed. Take care, and I will ttyl... Bruce
Terry, your profile pic is awesome! It really captures a tender moment. Thanks for using it. Also, thanks for your kind words earlier this week. I hope you have been able to start getting your life back on track. I'm having an unusually hard time with mine right now. I can't seem to get a handle on it. The guys here at AoM have been so supportive, and my friends and family have been as well. I guess it just takes time...
"Are you saying people in poor countries without such generous welfare systems don't need jobs more than people who live in North America? It's hard to be unemployed anywhere, sure, but I can't imagine it being easier to be in…"
There's been a lot of talk about globalism lately, so I want to get people's opinions on whether it's a good thing or not (it's not necessary to read and respond to the following diatribe, a simple answer to this question would be appreciated).From my perspective, it's unequivocally a good thing that happens to have bad consequences for some people, but benefits the same people in some ways as well. I understand that a lot of small, one-industry towns are dying, partially as a result of…See More
"This may be a bit of a stress but have you considered doing two part time roles at the same time?
I don't know if it will affect your taxes or impose a penalty on your 'second' income or anything like that but you could make the hours…"
Thanks for the replies. My fiancee doesn't drive and there's not much public transport at night in this area (if any) so her getting a night job isn't really an option.
I don't have a particular job in mind at the…"
Are you working mainly night shifts because there aren't any vacancies elsewhere in the hotel? A move to another department could work out better for your schedules. It's not ridiculous that you're unhappy about not seeing…"
"On snacks ... find a satisfying alternative. Preferably one that's filling. Meaning higher protein than most snacks. I prefer cheese, pecans or jerky.
On drinks ... maybe replace one or two drinks a day with something better…"