Later On

A blog written for those whose interests more or less match mine.

Archive for July 7th, 2006

The magic of the kid’s plate

with 3 comments

I’ve blogged about the kid’s plate, and today found that it’s working in many ways. The Wife and I went for lunch to the Red House Café in Pacific Grove, a favorite. I had a sandwich I always enjoy—the rare roast beef with horseradish sauce—and found, to my surprise, that I could finish only half. I brought the other half home. I also could finish only half the pasta salad that came with it. I must be getting accustomed to a new portion size.

Written by Leisureguy

7 July 2006 at 12:45 pm

Posted in Daily life, Health

Gourmet after-shave

with 5 comments

Today I tried Bay Rum, an aftershave I’ve read about for years (mainly in the context of barbershops and hard-boiled detective novels set in the 30’s and 40’s) but never experienced. It has a wonderful and sort of mysterious fragrance, slightly spicy, but the fragrance doesn’t linger (as does, say, that of Pashana). The Wife detects a hint of cloves, but the ingredients list only Bay Laurel leaves.

And I discovered a Wetshavers Discussion Group. Very useful source for information, advice, and the like.

This whole shaving thing reminds me of something from my first year of graduate school, in central New Hampshire. A new professor purchased a complete skiing outfit, and I asked why, since he had not skied before. He explained that it was going to snow a lot come winter, and he wanted to be able to look forward eagerly to snow, instead of dreading it.

The shaving interest is much the same sort of thing: I now intensely enjoy what previously was a morning chore at worst, routine at best. It’s worth it, IMHO.

Written by Leisureguy

7 July 2006 at 9:17 am

Posted in Shaving, Toys

Up is down, with wages

leave a comment »

At least in the eyes of the Federal Reserve Board. Kevin Drum explains.

UPDATE: More on the rotten jobs situation.

Written by Leisureguy

7 July 2006 at 8:59 am

Friday cat-blogging: Megs & BFF

with 2 comments

Megs and BFF

Another photo of Megs with her favorite toy. Kitties can really get a crush on certain toys, and it’s not just catnip.

Written by Leisureguy

7 July 2006 at 7:04 am

Posted in Cats, Megs

%d bloggers like this: