A Smooth Package

imageI love when I get a parcel in the mail and that day happened yesterday.

My order came in from Harry’s. I ordered a new Truman handle for travelling, the stand for my Winston handle, and most exciting of all 16 of the new style blades.

Even though I still have 2 of the old style blades left, I tried out a new one last night. The improved flexibility in the blade was the most noticing everyone improvement and gives a great 5 blade shave. There is now an extra precision blade on the edge. Although, I personally don’t understand the need for a precision blade but it is a perk.

I’ve now been using Harry’s for about 2 years and the savings and ease of having really good blades sent in the mail is a big perk. The only downside is that the purchase is in US Dollars even though it is shipped from Toronto, and they don’t have the free shipping in Canada like they do in the USA.

S’more Oreo Cookies

Today I went to Wal-Mart to buy some clothes and decided to reward myself with a pack of cookies. I had 4 of them and then I must have blacked out because the next time I went to look at the bag there was only 2 of twenty left.

That made me sad.

So I ate the last two.

A Cheezy Post

Today I went to the local grocery store and wanted to try a new cheese. I decided on the Mango Ginger flavoured White Stilton cheese. I only got a small block because you never know with unknown cheeses if you will like them. I brought it home and unwrapped the plastic wrapping and placed it on my tongue and let it set.

OMG! The flavour was incredible! It was not to strong or mild and had the nice mango and ginger flavour, and crumbled in my mouth since it has a low moisture.

It was so good that I had a flavour blackout an when I came too again the whole block was gone. It gets a 4.5/5 from me.

GlymmMan Box December 2012

GlymmMan December 2012My December GlymmMan box arrived on Christmas Eve. There was not as much in it as there were in past months. There were 6 items, the 7th item was replaced with a $20 gift card. The missing item as Joico Ice Spike which I would probably not have used anyway.

Most of the items were from a brand êshave a 15g bottle of pre-shave oil, a 30g container of shaving cream, and a 30g container of after shave cream. Then from Lys Parisien Professionnel there was a 60ml bottle of moisturizing shampoo and, balm (Argan Oil conditioner). Then there were 2 2ml O2 Anti-ageing treatment.

In my last post on the issue I had promised to give feedback on the items in the box. The Atelier Cologne was really good and I still have some left. The Vitamine & Sea Mineral Clay Mask smelled truly terrible I never finished that. The Bentaberry G-1 moisturizing Face cream made my skin feel much better. The Evolvh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner was some of the best I have ever used. The John Allan’s Slick Water made shaving better. The La Fresh Body Soother stung very badly when it got in my eyes in the rain. Finally the Vasanti BrightenUP! was good but was very rough and made my skin red.

My First Glymm Man Box

This month was my first Glymm Man box. It is an online subscription that for $25 they sent eight sample sizes of products quarterly. In this month’s box was Atelier Cologne, Vitamine & Sea Mineral Clay Mask, Bentaberry G-1 moisturizing Face cream, Evolvh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner, John Allan’s Slick Water, La Fresh Body Soother and Vasanti BrightenUP!. So far I have only used the Cologne and Slick Water and am quite pleased. I will write more about each as I use them.

Most Expensive Purchase – My Rebel 2000 SLR

My Canon Rebel 2000 SLR

Name the most expensive personal item you’ve ever purchased.

My Canon Rebel 2000 SLR
My Canon Rebel 2000 SLR

The most expensive personal item that I ever purchased was my Canon Rebel 2000. I would have to say that it was not really worth it. To date I might have used 7-8 rolls of film in it. I just took it off the shelf tonight and the battery was still showing that I have 24 images left on the 24 image roll of film. I’m pretty sure the roll of film is a Black and White as well. Or, really the fake version that ends up sepia. When I turned it on the batteries were dead. This is amazing since it took 2 “L” batteries and the batteries were new when I inserted this roll of film.

The main problem I had been that film is expensive to get developed. Most of the shots were too dark, too light, too narrow a depth of field, or some other issue of not getting to know the camera well. It was within a few months that I also bought my first digital camera after spilling shampoo in my point and shoot film camera.

I have since bought 6 digital cameras bough have yet to replace this SLR.

I have a new Camera … again

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

About a week ago, I caved and bought a new piece of Technology. Yes, as the title of this post suggests it is a new camera. Not just any camera it is the Canon PowerShot SX120 IS. Although not that much better that my S5 IS it is really the form factor that made me buy it. On the down side first it is a smaller lens and only mono audio of the video, I can’t see the viewfinder for taking great one try self portraits and I can’t set voice memos for the photos. On the good side it only takes 2 AA batteries, and it is 10 mega-pixel with 10x optical zoom (my old cam is 12x).

If you are wondering what the pictures look like, the strawberry waffles were taken with this camera. This has pushed me to update my SnapShots gallery that it is now run by WordPress and Gallery is about to be shut off, I just have the 2 largest albums to go through.

Parkway Mall

List of Shops

August 14, 1973

Boutique Jack and Jill
Canadian Acceptance Corporation
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Dairy Snack Bar
Francine’s Beauty Salon
Forget-Me-Not
Gallenkamp
G.B. Murphy
Gem Photo
Jean Junction
LaBoutique Chez Helene
Liquor Store
Lumac Fabrics
Maharaja Gifts
Mariner Book Shops
Mary K. Florals
McAdam Optical
Metropolitan
New System
Nordic Art Shops
Parkway Cinema
Quik Food Kiosk
Radio Shack
Reitman’s
Sally Shops
Save Easy
Shoppers Drug Mart
Silver Shears
Sportique Ltd.
Sweet Side
The Villager Restaurant
Tip Top Tailors
Villager Shoes
Zeller’s County Fair

1980

Zeller’s County Fair Ltd.
Parkway Optical
CAC Realty Mortgages
New Brunswick Liquor
Save-Easy
Jean junction Ltd.
Silver Shears
People’s Jewelers
The Hobby Hut
Music World
Francine’s Beauty Shop
Gem Photo & Photographic Productions
Canadian Acceptance Corp Ltd.
New System Laundry
Parkway Cinema I & II
Reitman’s
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Thrifty’s
Tip Top Tailors Ltd.
McAdam Optical
Forget-Me-Not Novelty Shop
Sally Shops Ltd.
Circle of Sound
The Villager Restaurant
Radio Shack
Gallenkamp Shoes
Shoppers Drug Mart
M&D Transfer Ltd.
Book Mart
Metropolitan Stores of Canada (MET)

1985

Zellers
Bun King Bakery
NB Liquor
No Frills Grocery
Wicker ‘n’ Things
Big Deal Gift Shop
Silver Shears
People’s Jewelers
Mable’s Yarn and Crafts
Young’s Coin Centre
Music World
Flowers For You Ltd.
Grant’s Restaurant
Francine’s Beauty Shop
Gem Photo & Photographic Productions
Artistic Cake Decorating and Supplies
Solar Photo
New System Laundromat
Parkway Cinema 1& 2
Reitman’s
CIBC
Thrifty’s Just Pants
Tip Top Tailors Men’s Wear
Holders Card and Gift Shop
Radio Shack
Gallankamp Shoes
Shoppers Drug Mart
Radio Land
The Company Store
Video Pros
Best for Less
Atlantic Lotto
Dairy Snack Bar
Fantasy 2000 Amusement Places
Book Mart
Krazy Tops Ltd.
Metropolitan Stores of Canada (MET)

1991

Zellers
NB Liquor
Save Easy Warehouse Foods
Smitty’s Family Restaurant
Black Bull Lounge Tavern
Steven’s Vacuum Centre
Big Deal Gift and Toy Shop
Silver Shears
People’s Jewelers
Young’s Coin Centre
Grant’s Restaurant
Francine’s Beauty Shop
Saint John Anglers and Hunters Boutique
Afterthoughts
Gem Photo
Solar Photo
New System Laundry
Parkway Cinema 1 & 2
Reitmans
CIBC
Thrifty’s
Tip Top Tailors
Holders Card and Gifts
Radio Shack
Shoe World
Villiger Kiosk Coffee Shop
Shoppers Drug Mart
Radio Land
Atlantic Lotto
Electronic Avenue
Book Mart
Metropolitan Stores of Canada (MET)