I was thinking. With all of Self’s shenanigans, if Big Nurse reads this journal, she’ll be paying me a visit to up my meds for certain. Haha.
I was an altar boy for awhile. I was fired due to spilling some of the communion wine prior to mass once.Nahh. Self doesn’t have a problem with alcohol. He’s Catholic. And Cajun. A double whammy. Haha. Self takes the later shifts at work. He’s not a morning person. Except for Jell-O shots. And the occasional Bloody Mary. Hahaha.
We used to drink a capful of the wine in the back when we were filling the vessel with unconsecrated wine. We thought we were slick, and no one ever knew. Fast-forward 20+ years later, I'm back at my mom's house visiting from Texas. Our former Parish Priest was there, Fr Latino. He and my parents were talking old shop, then he turns to me and says, "I know you boys drank some of that wine in the back." "Wha...Wha...Wha..." It was checkmate, I couldn't lie to a priest. I just bowed my head and took the shame. I didn't dare tell him it was the altar boys who occasionally added a few extra scoops of incense to the censer/thurible when we returned it to the back of church. Fr Latio at times thought he put too much incense into it due to the cloud in the back after church. I might aught'a mention that to Fr next time I go to confession. HahaI was an altar boy for awhile. I was fired due to spilling some of the communion wine prior to mass once.
Laugh away. If we can’t laugh at ourselves then maybe we need to have some jell-0 shots with Self. Haha.I don't know if I am not supposed to be laughing, but I am and I am really enjoying reading your posts.
Let's hope he keeps nicking himself, it makes for some great writing!
Wait what, self, you aren't supposed to say stuff like that out loud...
oh no, it's infectious!
Yeah, just like that athletes foot you got a decade ago self mumbled.
Shut up already, I am getting up to make pizza!
THROW IN SOME WINE AND YOU HAVE A DEAL, self yelled.
@Cal do you think that Big Nurse reads this journal? If not she should be because it is very concerning and there are some people here that I think need their medication.I was thinking. With all of Self’s shenanigans, if Big Nurse reads this journal, she’ll be paying me a visit to up my meds for certain. Haha.
Big Nurse, I need my meds now!
'Tis but a short rabbit hole. I hope.Big Nurse, I need my meds now!
I must be seeing and reading things, I swore I i saw you mention you would not go down the watch rabbit hole, might be someone else, let me recheck and edit this if i'm mistaken, either way i need meds, both for my AD and seeing things
Edit : Yup, I didn't read wrong, i just missed one word:
I read "I will not go down the watch rabbit hole"
you wrote "I will not go far down the watch rabbit hole"
Can never go wrong with some good ol' Clubman Pinaud. It may be inexpensive, it may smell a bit like grandpa.....hmmm wait I am a grandpa, paw-paw to be exact so I guess that will work.Shave Date 9/21/23
GRUME September: 21/30
Razor: Yates 'Merica
Blade: Personna Platimun (3)
Pre-Shave: Razor Emporium Pre-Shave Soap
Soap: PAA Lather Blaster
Brush: Parker Badger Hair
Post-shave: Alum Block, Thayers, PAA Mysterium Serum, Pinaud Clubman Aftershave
Bowl: Douglas Smith Pottery Suribachi Shaving Bowl
Rating: 9.1/10 BBS Cheeks and DFS on the neck. 0 weepers.
Good Thursday morning to everyone, almost Friday which is almost the weekend. The first order of business is to have a talk with Self.
"Self, I need to talk with you" I called out to Self.
Self rolls off the couch, pauses the TV, and walks into the bathroom, "What ya need?" Inquired Self.
"The fellas on the forum are concerned about you."
"Concerned about what?" Self Asked
"About your drinking, they are concerned it is becoming a problem."
"A problem? I don't have a drinking problem, I drink, I fall down, No problem."
"I think you might be in denial, Self."
"De-Nile is a river in Africa, I'm ok."
"No really Self, I think you need to look into getting some help, A 12-step program or something similar."
"12-step program, You really think so?" Self lowers his head and heads back to the couch.
As Self ponders the suggestions I turn to the ritual we call wet shaving. I no weeper shave, how about that? What changed is I was more cautious about chasing BBS. I was extra cautious going ATG on tricky areas of the jawline transition and the neck. I almost got a weeper on the neck but it was slightly irritated during the shave. All was well in the end.
The lathering was great in the end, I kept with the routine of adding small amounts of water and fully incorporating the water into the lather. With patience, I achieved another fine lather.
I did 2.5 passes for this shave. One N-S, one true ATG, and then touchups. When I don't do 3 passes I tend to have a tad more touchups than usual. Which is when I get too aggressive and weepers and nicks show up. I paid extra attention when I was going ATG on the face, making sure I was using zero pressure and keeping the angle correct. In the end it paid off. As I was touching up I heard some noise in the living room.
"What's all the racket in there Self?"
"Nothing, Nothing at all." Then I hear the tail tell sound of a Jell-O Shot being slurped.
"Did you just have another Jell-O Shot?" I yelled back.
"Well, ummm, yes. I was thinking about this 12-step program." Self said
"What about it?"
"I going to do it." Self replied
"Really, you are? I'm proud of you."
"But with my own twist. I have discovered that it is 12 steps from the couch to the refrigerator. So I will complete two sessions for each Jell-O Shot I do. One to the fridge and one back to the couch."
"That is not the traditional 12-step program, Self"
"And I saw the pic of Big Nurse, I think I can persuade her with some Cajun charm."
"She's also known as Nurse Ratched."
"Ohh, err, maybe I need to slow down some then before she comes." Self said coming to his senses.
I finished up the shave and it was a fine shave indeed. The scent of the soap is pleasant and not overly strong, another candidate for use when I serve Mass. Initially I wasn't going to use any aftershave with this soap, after smelling the mild scent I decided to use some. I was contemplating one of the PAA after shaves I have on hand then thought of good Ole Pinaud Clubman. I have been hesitant to use this aftershave due to its "Old Man scent" reputation. Also, my wife gave it the thumbs down when she first smelt it. Throwing caution into the wind, I used a splash of it, one splash. I thought this stuff is strong, a little goes a long way.
"That's what she said." Yelled Self counting off 12 steps again.
"Shut your mouth Self."
I splashed it on and continued getting ready for work. Before I left, I kissed my wife goodbye and asked her how it smelt. She gave me the thumbs up and said it was the best one so far. I laughed out loud literally, walked into the bathroom, and grabbed the Pinaud Clubman bottle. I showed it to her telling her this is the one she gave the thumbs down to. She reiterated that the scent was the best one yet. $350 an oz Creed Aventus??? Who needs that? My wife likes the $6.95 a gallon Pinaud Clubman. Haha.
Thus concludes another episode of Shaving with Self. I wish everyone a blessed day, may all your shaves be BBS, nick, and weeper free.
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See, what happen was…… The Orient Kasmua came today. Last watch. I think. Hopefully. I did find the watch I was looking for. The Seiko my parents got me for Graduation from Pharmacy School. Maybe Big Nurse appreciates watches. I sure hope so.