12-22-2012, 02:22 PM
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I was going through the blog I wrote while I was deployed to southern Sudan / South Sudan, and found the first public thing I wrote about the joys of traditional shaving:
I Wrote:It is something very satisfying to whip up your own lather before shaving... to see a tiny bit of shaving cream and a few drops of water turn into a nice, thick, rich and nice smelling lather. The slightly cool feel as the eucalyptus and menthol lather first touches, and then covers, most of the face - and then taking it off with long, controlled strokes with my old fashioned safety razor. A quick splash of water, and then the sting of the alum as it finds the small nicks and scratches that I couldn't see in the mirror.

It don't matter if the lather cup I use is a bright pink snack bow from Ikea. It don't matter if my brush is a reasonably cheap one from Body Shop. It don't even matter that my bathroom is a 'three toilets, three showers' shared ablution container that - frankly - is a bit run down. What matters is that it's five minutes of ManTime, and a link to my more or less daily routine at home. Try that with a spray can full of foam and plastic razors with five blades...

I might be a couple of years older by now, my skills honed somewhat, and my 'nook might be at home with a significantly larger stash of gear... but I still like my ManTime Tongue

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 12-22-2012, 06:04 PM
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Very well said, Hans! ManTime is very essential for us!

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 12-22-2012, 08:58 PM
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Can't agree more!

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 12-24-2012, 04:15 PM
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You must get some serious downtime to find that, Hans.

Just kidding, just kidding. It really is well said. Cheers

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