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2023 Shave Purchase Sabbatical - The Year of The Prisoner

Lol you are human! ( just teasing )

Put it on your re-stock list and then lose the list so you don't dwell on it!

I think that was my error this year 🤣.

Yeah. Its the old They Are Chatting About It thing. And then one wants to try it and see what all the fuss is about.

I'm over it today. That's the key to all this Restraint stuff. Don't jump. Let it lie. Think about it. If it still sounds like a good thing, stick it on the old restock list for weeks 1 and 2 next year. :)

MdC/Muhle Monday


Hey Guys
Kathy and I started sketching this month. This was my subject yesterday.
Most days we go outside and sketch in nature. We both use fountain pens.
"Rose" Monday is great because it is my only MdC soap. The result was a DFS+++.
Please take care of yourself and each other.

Just started? Pretty good there. My artist wife says so, too. :)

Hmm, I think I will have to join in 2024. I have plenty of stuff that has not been fully explored by me, and I am still picking up things here and there. Lots of runway with DE blades, Gillette NEW SC and LC, Injector and AC formats as well.
I joined 2023 and was out in a few short weeks because I really wanted to try Tabac. I'm glad I did because it's now one of my favorite products. I have more than enough stock and don't have anything in mind at the moment but I will use November and December as months to get any other shaving related purchase out of my system. 2024 GRUYERE is looking like a solid possibility.
Checking in. Still out as Warder. August was a bad month in terms of restraint for me and I bought a number of extra razors - all on my most wanted list, but still. I felt bad afterwards.

Don’t get me wrong I love my additions, but I felt bad about my own demeanour in the process. This actually helped me subsequently on how I want to advance in my shaving approach.

GRUYERE and GRUME are still extremely valuable for me in that regard.

Cheers to all still in!

Still in...
Checking in...


... but No. 31 is borderline tempted to add himself to the "team warder" list.

Well, to be more precise, I'm not genuinely tempted. I already have decided to pull the trigger on a LE brush (100 copies were made)... I'm following the "in stock " figure of the vendor's webpage every single day (45 copies were available this morning) but as soon as the figure drops south of "10" I'll be pulling the trigger (which might already happen in 2023 - or only in 2024). As much as I worship this event, there's no chance to convince me to
miss out this brush.

So if the gods help me I'll make it successfully to the end of this sabbatical year.
Otherwise I'll buy the brush with a shine in my eyes...

...and will stick with you as a warder.

In any case I already call my participation in GRUYERE a success. My impulse buy wishes have been put completely at rest.

Next thing to learn is to manage FOMO. Will start off with it right after buying the brush.😜

Be seeing you!
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#11 I am not a number, I am a free man!

Checking in. Still good. No purchases of any shaving items. Enjoying going through my supplies. Still have lots of blades, and a good supply of soap and cream. For the last few years I have been participating in the "Soap/cream of the Month Club", it is nice using a product for an extended time.
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