June 14, 2007

Quote For The Day

The young will marry and somehow will live, even in these times, but how in the world will they manage just now, especially in this great city of New York, is matter for anxious thought for people concerned about their welfare. Housing costs so much. Food is still so dear. Servants, if they have any, are so expensive.
This is from another book by Edward S. Martin, "What's Ahead and Meanwhile", published in 1927. My wee wifey and I are far from just starting out, and yet in today's economy we found that we couldn't afford to stay in a house with servant quarters even without any servants quartered there. Hard times indeed. Posted by triticale at June 14, 2007 06:14 PM | TrackBack

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You can get straights anywhere. It really depends on how much you want to spend. My favorite razor I picked up off ebay for 10 bucks. You can get a decent razor for $30 or $40. The really good razors cost over a hundred. If you hone your own razors, you can pick up a good one for a few bucks on ebay and clean/hone it yourself. That's what I do.

If you want a decent one (most prefer carbon steel, not stainless) I can hook you up with a few people who will sell you a shave-ready razor for around $30 dollars. If you don't mind spending a little more, there are online stores that sell nice razors (usually DOVO) for not much more. Shoot me an email and I'll send you some links if you'd like.

Posted by: Geoffrey at June 15, 2007 05:31 AM