Friday, February 16, 2018

On Being A Man...

...in a pajama boy world...The Redux.

A while ago I wrote about one of the distinctives of being male...that of shaving your face.

Ok, stop staring ladies...that's my #4 son, and he's taken...happily married with a couple of kids.

I will say whenever people happen to see us together they invariably comment that it's just like seeing twins.

"Why you two could be brothers!" they exclaim in wide eyed amazement, at which point I pay each of them the $20 I promised for lying so convincingly.

But as is my habit, I digress.

So where were we?

Ah yes, discussing the manly art of shaving...
As I'm sure you remember, having committed each of these fascinating blog entries to memory, at that time I waxed eloquent about the nostalgic superiority of shaving with a straight razor.

And I truly do enjoy my morning ritual, from stropping to lathering my face with a badger hair shaving brush, to deftly removing whiskers with my 1920-something Geneva Cutlery straight razor.

But here's a guilty confession...due to a work schedule change that requires me to drag my aging carcass out of bed at the ungodly hour of 4:30 am...
...my 7 days a week homage to the way Granddaddy used to shave has been relegated to only 2 or 3 days now.

Yes, in spite of my admonition to all of you to slow down and not live life in such a mad panic all the time, I'm guilty of not taking my own advice.

I just can't seem to squeeze my preferred method of defoliating my face into my schedule that many hours before sunrise.

Besides the time crunch there's also the very real issue of the neural network that passes for my brain not operating at anything close to full capacity at half past ridiculously early in the morning.

I'm lucky if I remember to put my underwear on before I pull on my pants.

Shaving with a straight razor?  Fuggeddaboudit...

So...what to do?

Enter www.Reviews.com, a cool website devoted to providing expert, objective and useful information about a whole host of consumer items.

And as it turns out, they did a review of electric razors: The Best Electric Razor

Why an electric razor?  Why not a simple, ubiquitous, disposable multi-blade drug store quality razor?

Well yeah...if boring and uninteresting is the look you're going for, truck on down to your local dollar store and pick up a bag of throw away razors.  You'll have the manly art of shaving reduced to an annoying afterthought in no time.

Besides, didn't you ever see Santa arriving on a Norelco electric razor?
It's tradition my man.  Rudolph, Yukon Cornelius, The Abominable Snowman and Norelco electric razors.

So if you can't - or the good Lord in heaven forbid, don't want to - shave with a straight razor - but you do still want to embrace the art of manliness, then head on over to The Best Electric Razor and check out their review.  You'll be glad you did.

My choice?

In spite of the special place in my heart Santa and his Norelco will always have, I opted for the Remington F5-5800...
It's their no frills, budget friendly choice but receives high marks, being compared very favorably to their top choice (the totally decked out Braun shaver, which is a couple of hundred dollars more expensive).

And number two was in fact a Norelco, but like the Braun, a little too pricey for my taste.

Since we're on the subject of manliness, while you're on their site check out their review on The Best Testosterone Booster.  This one is extremely informative, and I appreciate the great job they did clearing away the hype and getting to the truth about these popular supplements.

And as always, my usual disclaimer: I receive no compensation of any kind for mentioning this or any other website.

I calls 'em like I sees 'em, and always gratis.

If I like something I tell you; if you like it, too, you should tell others.

Switching gears, apparently we unwittingly sponsored a turkey trot on our back patio recently...
...wasn't present when this event took place, so I have no idea who won.

And finally, I have a personal request...and I do not make this request lightly, but rather only after some serious cogitation on the issue before me.

If you're one of the few, the proud, the readers of my Papa's Model T books, would you consider going to Amazon.com and leaving a review?

I almost hate to ask this, but I'm starting to see the importance these reviews can have on people's buying decisions.

No illusions about what I'm writing...I don't labor under any delusions that it's Pulitzer material.

On the other hand I do feel it's readable fare that carries with it a positive message of faith, family, integrity, the value of hard work and the importance of helping others in need.

If you've read one and agree, please consider letting others know what you think by leaving a review on Amazon.

If you think it's a bunch of crap, please contact me...I'd appreciate hearing your opinion and understanding why you feel that way.

Thanks all...I appreciate it.

later, mcm fans...


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