What are you smoking? December 2013

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  1. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is located in an undisclosed bunker

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    Merry Christmas Mike! It sounds like you have a great day with family planned. Enjoy it! I know your lineup of pipes and tobacco will be stellar!
     
  2. sillyoldbear

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    4/23

    Another easy day, the wife and I did some house shopping before everything shuts down for two days. Other than that it's been naps, reading and watching Farscape. Amazingly during all of this hardcore relaxing this is my first smoke of the day and it's the same as yesterday last. FMC in a Dr Grabow Viscount, bamboo sencha green tea on the side.
     
  3. JimInks

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    Thanks to Eric Pierson, I'm smoking Fox and Hound in a 1975 full bend black Dunhill Shell 52021. Still reading Orson Welles, and now drinking ice water chilled to the proper temperature with elfin li'l icebergs who escaped from the North Pole only to wind up in the drinking glass of doom! Now, if that ain't the Christmas spirit, what is? :D
     
  4. JimInks

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    Listing my last smoke before sleep a few minutes early as I do a little more reading: MacBaren Roll Cake in a 1979 black sandblasted medium bend Savinelli Non Pareil 9606 Billiard with a horn ferrule. See you folks later!
     
  5. dBear

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    My, my! Where has the day gone? Smoking a B&M Va blend they call Lord Alfred. Nothing stellar, but not bad. In the GBD Tanzania meer. Water cooled with gift wrapped li'l floaty icebergs. Wishin' all y'all a big ol' honkin' wonderful MERRY CHRISTMAS!
     
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  6. User4408

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    Enjoying this ...

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    while strolling along the Ku'damm eating a jelly donut. 'Cause it don't mean a thing if you ain't got that Strang.

    PS: Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas! And many thanks for the kind send-off remarks. I hope to check in once or twice a month starting next year. Rest assured the pipe will remain a constant companion. If the world can't get along without me, well, it will just have to get used to the thick fragrant fog of pipe smoke.

    PPS: And BL, you really are TOO much! :xd: Strangfurter indeed!
     
  7. Lucky Duck

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    Good to see you back, Yappy!


    Melorning, everyone else! Merry Christmas! I've started the day with some Carter Hall in my MM Diplomat. Black coffee is my drink, as I get ready for work. Puff on!
     
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  8. SidStavros

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    US Army Colonel Thomas S. Hutchison (1875 - 1936)

    http://ia700404.us.archive.org/Book...jp2.zip&file=5422062_3_jp2/5422062_3_1487.jp2

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=111161942

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    Note that refused to receive compensation from the government. The only compensation received was the equivalent of military items, some 450 drachmas or 90 dollars American. Although the government wished to supply necessary for the transfer back in USA he remarked with his characteristic language in the Defense Department that: "he came to help Greece, not to bleed her".

    Benjamin Hartwell Chesdin Mixture.
     
  9. porshcigar

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    Early Morning Pipe, in a blasted bulldog.
     
  10. Huby Springer

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    Peterson System filled with Sail Natural
     
  11. fishnbanjo

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    Good morning PSFer's. A bit frosty on the road so no Town & Tune Tour nor restaurant time so I spent my time getting caught up with last evenings posts. Had a delightful bowl of His Master's Choice from Georgetown Tobacco (mistakenly reported it yesterday as Federal Tobacconist) and having an equally delightful PRM #3 of Ethiopian Yirgagcheffe, strong and black, wishing I lived closer to FlatBush Paul so I could crash the Christmas Eve festivities! :D To all where Christmas Day is upon you Merry Christmas, the rest can wait until this evening's Good Night Mrs Calabash.

    For Sonarman......

    A Sailor's Christmas
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    'Twas the night before Christmas, the ship was out steaming,
    Sailors stood watch while others were dreaming.

    They lived in a crowd with racks tight and small,
    In a 80-man berthing, cramped one and all.

    I had come down the stack with presents to give,
    And to see inside just who might perhaps live.

    I looked all about, a strange sight did I see,
    No tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.

    No stockings were hung, shined boots close at hand,
    On the bulkhead hung pictures of a far distant land.

    They had medals and badges and awards of all kind,
    And a sober thought came into my mind.

    For this place was different, so dark and so dreary,
    I had found the house of a Sailor, once I saw clearly.

    A Sailor lay sleeping, silent and alone,
    Curled up in a rack and dreaming of home.

    The face was so gentle, the room squared away,
    This was the United States Sailor today.

    This was the hero I saw on TV,
    Defending our country so we could be free.

    I realized the families that I would visit this night,
    Owed their lives to these Sailors lay willing to fight.

    Soon round the world, the children would play,
    And grownups would celebrate on Christmas Day.

    They all enjoyed freedom each day of the year,
    Because of the Sailor, like the one lying here.

    I couldn't help wonder how many lay alone,
    On a cold Christmas Eve on a sea, far from home.

    The very thought brought a tear to my eye,
    I dropped to my knees and started to cry.

    The Sailor awakened and I heard a calm voice,
    "Santa, don't cry, this life is my choice."

    "Defending the seas all days of the year,
    So others may live and be free with no fear."

    I thought for a moment, what a difficult road,
    To live a life guided by honor and code.

    After all it's Christmas Eve and the ship's underway!
    But freedom isn't free and it's sailors who pay.

    The Sailor say's to our country "be free and sleep tight,
    No harm will come, not on my watch and not on this night."

    The Sailor rolled over and drifted to sleep,
    I couldn't control it, I continued to weep.

    I kept watch for hours, so silent, so still,
    I watched as the Sailor shivered from the night's cold chill.

    I didn't want to leave on that cold dark night,
    This guardian of honor so willing to fight.

    The Sailor rolled over and with a voice strong and sure,
    Commanded, "Carry on Santa, It's Christmas, and All is Secure!"

    HONOR, COURAGE AND COMMITMENT
     
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  12. sillyoldbear

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    Not unless we have any Somoans on the forums. It's Somoa, New Zealand, and then us (Australia).
     
  13. Smarty Jones

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    Merry Christmas Eve. A chilly 21 in Louisville this morning with a scant dusting of snow present.

    Peterson Connoisseur's Choice in a Pete XL02 w/ coffee this morning, a walk with the cattle dog at daybreak and then I break out (in) the big guns:

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    A Rekamepip gnarly freehand and a Tim West freehand I added to the collection earlier this year. Start with some CH but will make it to the Christmas Cheer. One will be dedicated to Virginia, perhaps even Christmas Cheer, but I haven't decided about the other. I'm guessing a VaPer but still have a couple I want to try before making that call.

    Enjoy the day PSFers
     
  14. user3221

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    Morning Coffee
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    Bowl of Velvet Pipe Tobacco
     
  15. Snake

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    Melorning. Up 'early' on my
    first of a five day weekend.
    About to fire up some Old
    Ironsides in the usual
    lat burner. Hope Miss
    Snake doesn't have too
    many chores for me today.
    :oops:
     
  16. Spillproof

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    4:13am and I'm halfway through a bowl of Astley's #44 in a BST Bent Rhodesian.

    I knew going to bed at 8pm was a bad idea.
     
  17. user3221

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  18. JimInks

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    I went to bed at my usual time and woke up after about an hour. We might have angered the pipe Gods somehow.

    So, while I'm up, I'm smoking Edward G. Robinson's Pipe Blend in a 1982 black sandblasted paneled slight bend Savinelli flat bottom sitter. Not going to waste my time while I'm awake.
     
  19. Artistik

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    Posting from 14 pages behind. I'm smoking CH in a cob and drinking Community coffee. Keep puffing, I'll catch up and get into my Tropical Island state of mind (2 days and a wake up)!
     
  20. Lucky Duck

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    Bowl No. 2 is the predictable work smoke of PS LTF in my MM CG w/Forever Stem. Abeviated Walkabout. Trying to get in and get out. Puff on!
     
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