Discussion in 'The Smoking Lounge' started by Hofnar, Nov 1, 2013.
Exactly what I'm going through. What else could you really need?
Liked the fact that you're smoking. Sorry you had a sh***y day brother.
I'm am very easily impressed. But I know exactly what you mean, I could be perfectly happy smoking the three or four tobaccos I love for the rest of my life.
I just finished an MM Washington of Night Train, and because I haven't reached my recommended daily value of Vitamin N I'll try for a small bowl of Escudo before it gets too late. This is aged Escudo from MentorBV (thank you!) and the Blind Review thread, so I'm trying to make the last coins count. I will most definitely be stocking up on tins of this lovely leaf.
Hope everyone has a great week ahead!
Agreed. GH has everything
I want in a blending house.
Charlemagne in the very first pipe I ever bought ($2.95) in 1974; a smooth three quarter bend Dr. Grabow Omega. Just had a light apple tart snack and am drinking a hot cup of coffee.
My first go around with Kendal cream flake in my Pete 306. This is a serious smoke, I'm digging it so far.
3P in a quarter-bent Brigham dublin and another glass of excellent local apple cider.
I'm going with some C&D Burley Flake #3 as I continue to break in my Bullit Proof Diplomat. This stuff has some strength to it that I sometimes find harsh, though if I go really slow, it rewards me with some nutty sweetness.
First taste of the relaunched My Mixture #965, in the Kapet 606. On first light this is pretty pleasant, but not incredibly memorable. I do appreciate that it's full flavored, a little less sweet than many lat blends (which I attribute to the absence of Virginia leaf), and a pleasant ribbon cut you aren't likely to find with an American blender. This certainly isn't bad tobacco by any means, but world class? We'll have to see what I think after a few more bowls. I'm glad I ordered this, but we'll have to see if I get more when this tin is gone.
Holding my breath for Durbar.
Thanks to Artistik, I'm having a delicious bowl of McClelland #5100 Red Cake in a very ugly reddish color 1980 medium bend Lorenzo Leganza Sigma 8635 etched rough top. Another cup of hot coffee, too. I'm still listening to the documentary on Eisenhower, and working.
Just got done watching Zero Dark Thirty with a good friend of mine. It's not an easy movie to watch, but an extremely worthwhile one to sit through and understand.
It requires, in my opinion, a high level of grim resolve to get through. My girlfriend (who lived in NYC during 9/11) wasn't able to get through the first five minutes of the film on multiple occasions. It is, objectively, a tough film to look at. However, I fully believe that it is a necessary film to watch in order to understand our current struggle against the terrorist threat. Specifically, this film makes you question how firm your stance is against (or for) "enhanced interrogation" of terrorism suspects.
Just my thoughts.
Anywhos, a nice warm bowl of Golden Extra in the MM Washington is warming me up on this cool night in NH
GH Best Brown #2 from '08 in a Pete 999 Fermoy with ice tea on the side.
Escudo in a Stanwell billiard with some Dickel 12
Killed my jar of Exotique. Did so with a GBD New Standard Bulldog.
And then some McClelland #24 (2000) in the Hattfield Cutty.
After a day of football.Carter Hall in a MM.Kuff said.
Part way through this bowl of Wessex Dark Flake in a brown rusticated slight bend 1982 Savinelli Non Pareil 99 Dublin with a lucite ferrule and stem. I'm running low on this tin, but I have some aging, and plenty of other stuff to smoke. More ice water to drink, more work to do.
I'll PM my phone to you in a bit.
Listing my next smoke a few minutes early so I can concentrate on work: Edward G. Robinson's Pipe Blend in a 1982 black sandblasted paneled slight bend Savinelli flat bottom sitter. Listening to old radio shows as I work.
A few years back I used to enjoy Lat blends far more than I do these days. So I ended up with quite a big stash of Lat in my cellar that hasn't been moving for the past couple of years. Anyway, the upshot of this is that I've decided to give these blends more smoking. So, instead of my usual FVF with coffee in the morning, it's GLP Chelsea Morning right now. And I'm really enjoying it. The pipe is an Ashton.
Starting my day for the second time, at eleven o'clock, with Wessex Burley Slice in the Pete. I must slow down on the Wessex. Money things went South this month so I'm looking at another month of nothing but 10 Ruskies and a bit of Pirate Kake. There are worst fates, of course. But a boy likes variety.