04-11-2013, 10:51 AM
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I started DE shaving this week. I'm an educator, so I was going to wait until I got out of school for the summer, but I couldn't wait any longer. I refuse to buy more cartridges. So, in stead I got an EJ89L, a Semogue 1250 and some D.R. Harris Arlington soap. Three shaves in, and I love it! Each day, I look forward to starting anew. I work to improve my technique, and make a better lather. I relish the feel of my brush against my whiskers.

The point of this thread is to say thank you to all of the kind folks here for sharing your knowledge. While my shaves are far from perfect, they are far better than they would've been without your insightful posts. I have found most of my answers through searching this forum. I know that I can ask any question, perhaps one that has been asked many times before, and find kindness and thoughtfulness.

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 04-11-2013, 11:05 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Congratulation on your progress. It only gets better from here.

Thanks for the kind remarks about The Nook and its members.

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 04-11-2013, 11:11 AM
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Welcome to the forum.

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 04-11-2013, 11:14 AM
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Welcome to the site. I'm an educator myself, and I totally understand the wish to wait until summer break to dip into DE shaving. That's what I did, and I'm glad that I did, as it took me almost twice as long to shave as it does now, and I got a few nasty cases of razor burn early on.

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 04-11-2013, 11:23 AM
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Welcome! You made some great choices for your equipment.

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 04-11-2013, 12:35 PM
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  • slantman
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  • Leesburg, Florida
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We are very happy to hear you found great pleasure in single blade shaving. There is nothing like it.

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 04-11-2013, 01:01 PM
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  • tgutc
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Hello and welcome to the forum. I'm glad to hear your enjoying it so far.

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 04-11-2013, 01:12 PM
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It makes our day to hear that we've been of help. Plus we get to live vicariously through noobs.

It just gets better. As much as you like it now you'll like it even more in a few months after most of the speed bumps are behind you. Don't forget though, we are here if you have questions. Sounds like you're doing fine just by researching though.

You're doing fine. Carry on!

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 04-11-2013, 02:27 PM
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Welcome to the forum Malarkey. You've got a good starter set up. What blades are you using?

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 04-11-2013, 03:35 PM
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I have Derby, Persona, and Astra. I am going to try one of each, then pick a pack to finish.

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 04-11-2013, 04:01 PM
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  • Agravic
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Welcome to TSN, Malarkey!

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 04-11-2013, 04:04 PM
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  • Howler
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Greetings and welcome to the Nook

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 04-11-2013, 06:10 PM
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Welcome, nice to have you here.

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 04-11-2013, 08:29 PM
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Hi Malarkey,

Welcome! And congrats on freeing yourself from the bonds of Disposable Cartridges! Wink

I love my Edwin Jagger DE89L as well.

Enjoy~

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 04-11-2013, 09:51 PM
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  • savagejoerude
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  • New Orleans USA
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Looks like you're on your way Sir... As I always say, HAPPY SHAVES !!!

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 04-11-2013, 11:30 PM
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(04-11-2013, 10:51 AM)Malarkey Wrote: I got an EJ89L, a Semogue 1250 and some D.R. Harris Arlington soap.

You made some great choices when selecting your kit! Having nice gear which you enjoy certainly adds a little extra to your shaving pleasure. I'm glad you're enjoying the change!

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 04-12-2013, 01:41 AM
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  • EHV
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Welcome! Very glad it's working out for you.

Now, you need to tack on an after school coaching position or teach some Summer school to help out financially when you develop the product acquisition disorders.
Biggrin

Eric

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 04-12-2013, 01:42 AM
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Welcome!!

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 04-12-2013, 04:01 AM
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(04-12-2013, 01:41 AM)EHV Wrote: Welcome! Very glad it's working out for you.

Now, you need to tack on an after school coaching position or teach some Summer school to help out financially when you develop the product acquisition disorders.
Biggrin

Eric

Due to difficult budgets, my school only pays half stipend for coaches and no longer offers summer school. Hopefully I can find another way to fund it!

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 04-12-2013, 06:53 PM
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Welcome, nice to have you here. I'm glad you are enjoying this so far.

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