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    Default So here I Am!

    A newbie. Like a lot of others I've been lurking here for a while and finally decided to register so I could answer some of the ads for razors.

    And like a lot of others I also reached the point where I just got disgusted with using disposable razors that constantly clog up and cost entirely too much to boot. So I am returning to a consistent use of a double edge safety razor after about 30 years - and I could not be more ready or happier.

    Interestingly, this all sort of came to a head for me when we decided to have our bathroom redone. Sitting in the back of my old and about to be demolished medicine chest was a shaving brush that my girlfriend (now my wife of 20 years) bought for me as a present. I used it for a while, loved it but somehow lost that precious time I needed in the morning to use it properly. Kids, life, work. I'm sure you've all felt the time getting away from you. But that brush - that simple brush - to this day remains my favorite birthday present from her.

    So some time in early July, with my bathroom being rebuilt I got this notion in my head that it's really time that I start fresh including recapturing the time for myself. I started lurking here and noticed that many of you expressed the feeling that taking the time to shave properly was important and it just fit right in with where I was coming from. I watched, read, enjoyed the very positive vibes that many of you expressed to fellow members, and joined up.

    And I am glad to say that as of a couple of nights ago I picked up my first DE from a fellow member (I would state his name if I knew that it was cool with him to do that) during a private sale. The email exchange with him was beyond first class and it just confirmed for me that this is a tremendous forum - one that I will be reading with great interest on a daily basis.

    So in closing let me say thanks to everyone for contributing to my shift back from the Island of Disposable Razors!
    Last edited by dannyg; 08-22-2009 at 01:37 PM.

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    Welcome!

    Enjoy spending your money!
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    Welcome to B&B.

    If you incorporate a "shave den" into that new bathroom post some pictures!
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    Welcome!
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    A shave den! Not a bad idea!

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    We are truly glad you are here. There's a lot of reasons people make the switch, Environment, Cost and the reason you, I and others did.
    It's a great feeling, and this is a great place to share your thoughts and ideas with the other folks here.
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    Welcome to b&b
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    Thanks all. I really appreciate it.

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    Welcome to B&B !!
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    Welcome to B&B, Danny, and thanks for sharing the story about your brush. Stay active, and definitely keep us posted on how you progress with that new razor!
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    Welcome to B&B!

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    Welcome to B&B!!

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    Welcome to B&B!
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    Welcome to B&B!

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    Welcome back to wetshaving and B&B

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    welcome and enjoy the site

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    Welcome to Badger & Blade!
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    Great story about that brush. Make sure it gets used!

    Welcome to B&B. There's plenty more razors to buy where that first one came from!
    Whenever I go to shave, I assume there's someone else on the planet shaving, so I say, "I'm gonna go shave, too." -- Mitch Hedberg
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    Welcome!
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    Welcome to B&B!

    Don't be shy. Ask lots of questions because we LOVE to give lots of answers.

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