COULD IT BE THAT I AM FREE FROM THE MADNESS?

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  1. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    My cellar is pretty well stocked with my favorite bulk blends. There are few more pounds of my favorite bulk blends I've been meaning to acquire, and a few more untried bulk blends that I've been meaning to try (and perhaps add) but have not gotten around to yet. But all-in-all, I' pretty satisfied with the roughly 40 pounds of bulk that I've got and I feel no urge to run out and stock any more bulk blends. At the rate that I smoke these more "upscale" blends, I should have enough to last me many years - even with what I already have.

    I've come to feel the same about tinned blends. There are a few tried and true tinned blends I'd like to stock-up on, and quite a few more I'd like to try. However, I have no overwhelming urge to do so. My beloved SWR - that "everyday" blend that is truly manna from the baccy gods? I'll just walk down to David's and buy a pouch when this one is gone. Maybe I'll get around to buying a few tubs just as a hedge against the day that I can no longer just walk down to David's to buy a pouch, but again I have no maddening urge to do so.

    Pipes? Realistically, I've got about 30 or so that I might as well give away cuz I no longer smoke them. "Might as well" but won't, cuz I'm actually quite fond of them all and like to look at them. However, between my straight Falcon set, my no-name Canadian, my BST, my two DGE cobs, and my four Forever Stem-fitted cobs, I have all the pipes I'm ever likely to smoke.

    Sure, I periodically go surfing for Petes or Stans but I've yet to come across one that I really want. Wonderful pipes to be sure, but I'm just not driven to the point that I really want to shell out the cash for them. About the only pipe that I'm really thinking about getting is a bent Falcon with a Dublin bowl, but I have no burning desire to pony-up the coin. I'm sure I'll add a Pete St. Paddy Day pipe every year, but I think of that as more of a collecting issue than a PAD issue.

    Could it be that TAD and PAD have run their course? Could I be cured? Or are TAD and PAD more like cancers, and the best that I can really hope for is that they are in remission? Will they ultimately come back to torture my festering soul? Dunno, but I do know that I seem to have hit that sweet spot where I know what I like and I like what I smoke. I've been in this sweet spot since the end of October, and I like it. It's a really nice place to be, and I hope that my PSF brothers and sisters can find such a place.

    Happy smoking, y'all. :bing:
     
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  2. buistd

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    It is unlikely. You are still here.
     
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  3. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    It's called remission. Be thankful for it, but plan accordingly (keep setting some money aside brother).
     
  4. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    Sadly, I think you're both right since I'm already rationalizing...

     
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  5. Raffxr7

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    You'll never get the stinger (needle) out of your arm with this disease. At least you won't run out of tobacco!
     
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  6. jeff394

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    Your affliction is in a dormant stage. Wait until spring fever kicks in.
     
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  7. Rodfather

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    I'm kinda in the same position, condition as you are. Comfortable and satisfied.
     
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    RTO, post your addy so we know where to send the "glad your in remission" cards.
     
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  9. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    No! I'm also a paranoid hoarder! I have my cellar down in the bunker, and if I give you my address you might try to come and take my tobby... along with the 500 metric azz tons of freeze-dried Mung Beans, 1000 cans of Spam, fifty 12-packs of Bud Light, and 100 rolls of TP I have down there. (The zombie appocolypse/Obama baccy grab is still to come, I tells ya).
     
  10. WrightwoodJohn

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    I was with ya 'till the Bud Light..
     
  11. Spillproof

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    Funny, I was thinking he's gonna need more beer.
     
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    The soft, premo stuff, or that see-through sandpaper garbage? And I hope that's 100 rolls per person ... otherwise you WILL run out.
     
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    Roy, you know what happens if one of them Bud Lights springs a leak, and touches one of those cans of Spam?

    You have meat zombies roaming your house looking for brains to go with their beans!

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    Damn, I hadn't considered bean-eating meat zombies! Need to stock-up on the Slim Whitman CD's. Slim puts a whuppin' on Martians (makes their heads explode), so he oughter be good against them there bean-eating meat zombies!
     
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    None of that sissy Charmin stuff for this manly man. I go for the rolls of "John Wayne" paper cuz it's rough, and it don't take shat offa nobody!
     
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    Shat! I've hijacked my own thread... another PSF milestone. :punk:
     
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    :haha: :gjob:
     
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    You may be in denial.
     
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  19. Artistik

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    I agree with you on the tobys. I found what I like and like what I found. Now pipes, that's a different matter all together.
     
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    I went thru it backwards. I got to the point where I just smoked what I knew I liked & never experimented. I've figured out I don;t care for european tins, but PS's Luxury Bullseye flake medallions or navy flake will ALWAYS remain a staple. I smoke C&D, G.L. Pease, & Seattle or Kansas City Pipe Club....even McClelland & the frog. That's about it. H&H Dark Fired has replaced University Flake in a sort of Thank God there's an un-topped version out there....
    ~Yeah, I favor the domestic tins. I'm okay with that. I've kept an open mind & I don't like em topped. There's 1 or 2 pipes I'd like to get, maybe a few more cobs & meers, but once I reach my dirty dozen, I think I'll have enough to keep a nice rotation, keep em well rested between smokes, and not have 20,000 pipes. I smoke to enjoy. I don't get the same feeling buying stuff. I hate spending money, LOL
     
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