10 May

My question is, what’s so wrong with Cipation that Anticipation would even need to exist? And how exactly does one cipate?

We ordered a 100 pack of Derby Extra razor blades yesterday and I can’t wait until they come in. This blade ranks right up there next to Wilkinson Sword blades. After trying one on a friend’s recommendation, I found that it is an excellent “budget” blade. While not quite as smooth and resilient as a Wilk, the blade provided a very pleasurable shave, slicing a two day old growth with ease. After using it for a week, it was still holding it’s own, performing much better than the cheap American Personnas that one finds at Walmart for $1.68. Don’t get me wrong, the Personna is an excellent standby blade, but when I want a little luxury, I reach for the Wilkinsons. Now, I can have close to that same luxury every day! At $17 for 100 blades, the Derbys are only .17 apiece, only 1/5 of a cent more than the Walmart blades. Even with TWGW using the blades too, we should be set for awhile on shaving bliss.

Speaking of anticipation, I got some moulds in the mail this week (Thanks Mamma Bear) and I just used them last night to make a couple of pucks of shaving soap. I’m probably going to start selling my soaps soon! Look out for Uncle Albert’s Amazing Solid Cream Shaving Cakes in a B&B post near you! I worked out another scent last night to add to my short list of fragrant soaps that I can make. This one smells strongly of licorice, and I’m still trying to find a creative name for it. The names of my other soaps are Atreides (Smells kind of like Old Spice) and Captain’s Galley (Orange and clove). Any suggestions on the new scent?


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3 responses to “Anticipation

  1. LeisureGuy

    May 13, 2008 at 1:09 am

    Just curious: have you ever tried Treet Blue Special blades (carbon steel)? They certainly don’t work for everyone, but they’re the best blade for me—well, along with a few others… 🙂

  2. gentlemanbeggar

    May 13, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    I’ve actually tried a limited variety of blades thus far. I’ve pretty much been limited to what’s available locally (Which isn’t much). Of course, now that I’ve got a 100 blades coming, I won’t be able to justify buying others to try for a very long time as I’m a blade-a-week kind of guy.

  3. Momma

    June 13, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    So glad you and Mel finally found good music…..
    I’ll be Looking for the unusual up here for ya…see what I can find….


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