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Dr Uhaha wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:58 am Considering the inordinate amount of time a lot of pipe smokers spend obsessing over their pipes and tobaccos, it does seem that there are 'hobby' elements to it for most. I've known a few guys who smoked pipes just for the nicotine, but those are the exceptions nowadays, and not something I aspire to. If pipe smoking wasn't something I could take or leave, like cigarettes, then I would kick it out of my life.
In some ways a hobby..like hunting down cool pipes. In other ways a habit, something I just tend to do at certain times in a day. We can split the difference and call it a habby, because hobbit is taken.
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Wildcrow wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:31 pm Citizen B just had us do his dirty work and i feel used.
That's exactly what I did. I knew someone would take the bait. Thanks.
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Houtenziel wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:32 pm
Dr Uhaha wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:58 am Considering the inordinate amount of time a lot of pipe smokers spend obsessing over their pipes and tobaccos, it does seem that there are 'hobby' elements to it for most. I've known a few guys who smoked pipes just for the nicotine, but those are the exceptions nowadays, and not something I aspire to. If pipe smoking wasn't something I could take or leave, like cigarettes, then I would kick it out of my life.
In some ways a hobby..like hunting down cool pipes. In other ways a habit, something I just tend to do at certain times in a day. We can split the difference and call it a habby, because hobbit is taken.
I always think of it as a lifestyle. I don't crave a pipe but I like it and I enjoy the rituals and routines of it---the more complicated the better, usually. If I don't have a pipe I don't miss it but when I have a pipe, I enjoy it. When I tell people I smoke a pipe, they say, "I can see that."
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Dr Uhaha wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:58 am Considering the inordinate amount of time a lot of pipe smokers spend obsessing over their pipes and tobaccos, it does seem that there are 'hobby' elements to it for most. I've known a few guys who smoked pipes just for the nicotine, but those are the exceptions nowadays, and not something I aspire to. If pipe smoking wasn't something I could take or leave, like cigarettes, then I would kick it out of my life.
Same.
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Citizen B wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:24 pm
Wildcrow wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:31 pm Citizen B just had us do his dirty work and i feel used.
That's exactly what I did. I knew someone would take the bait. Thanks.
Apparently you have a whole entorage of cronies
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Wildcrow wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:02 pm
Citizen B wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:24 pm
Wildcrow wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:31 pm Citizen B just had us do his dirty work and i feel used.
That's exactly what I did. I knew someone would take the bait. Thanks.
Apparently you have a whole entorage of cronies
Well, it gives us something to talk about that's on topic, so there is that. :ugeek:

I always say my neighbor has an army of henchmen who work for him. They are incredibly loyal. I don't know why or what he pays them.

I prefer to think I have agents in the field. Nobody does any actual work for me but they do feed me all sorts of information so that I can make informed decisions. Word on the street.
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Citizen B wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:04 pm
Wildcrow wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:02 pm
Citizen B wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:24 pm

That's exactly what I did. I knew someone would take the bait. Thanks.
Apparently you have a whole entorage of cronies
Well, it gives us something to talk about that's on topic, so there is that. :ugeek:

I always say my neighbor has an army of henchmen who work for him. They are incredibly loyal. I don't know why or what he pays them.

I prefer to think I have agents in the field. Nobody does any actual work for me but they do feed me all sorts of information so that I can make informed decisions. Word on the street.
We are intelligence assets. Jokes on you.. :lol:
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Wildcrow wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:31 pm Citizen B just had us do his dirty work and i feel used.
:lol: !!
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Citizen B wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:04 pm
Wildcrow wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:02 pm
Citizen B wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:24 pm

That's exactly what I did. I knew someone would take the bait. Thanks.
Apparently you have a whole entorage of cronies
Well, it gives us something to talk about that's on topic, so there is that. :ugeek:
Oh , youre so the guy to keep shit on topic :lol:
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Ruffinogold wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:44 pm
Citizen B wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:04 pm
Wildcrow wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:02 pm
Apparently you have a whole entorage of cronies
Well, it gives us something to talk about that's on topic, so there is that. :ugeek:
Oh , youre so the guy to keep shit on topic :lol:
You know, one time, I walked into my local B&M looking for a few cigars and maybe a tin of something or other to pack into my pipe, maybe some Nightcap. It was just an idle stopover, you know how it goes----sometimes you get a hankering to stop and pass the time looking at cigars and tins and pipes and ashtrays and lighters and whatnot in a real physical place. There's nothing else more important to do. The internet is great and all, don't get me wrong, but sometimes, you know how it is, a real man, a real living breathing person, really, who has a heartbeat and a pulse and a thought in their head and a feeling in their heart and a yearning in their soul wants to go into a shop and purchase something, talk to the clerk, and pay in cash----all that. Like real life. That's what happened that day. The sun was shining.

Anyhow, I picked out four cigars which totaled about twenty bucks. The thing about spending too much time in a walk-in humidor is that you find more stuff to tempt you and, and, and, you get used to the high prices on the premium stuff so that, all of a sudden, five bucks a stick seems cheap. It's happened to all of us.

I exited the humidor and looked at the tins available. Most of them went for twenty U.S. dollars per tin. Too rich for my blood. I'm a Super-Value man.

This shop has a collection of glass jars with house blends so I studied the options. They were the usual things, probably from Lane: cherry, butterscotch, whiskey blend, you know the flavors. Burley Aros for the most part. Ho-hum. Four cigars and make a run for the border.

As I turned to make my way to the counter, though, clutching my four cigars like they were treasure, my eye caught sight of a jar on the shelf with all the other house blend jars----but this one was different. This blend was called, "Two Virgins and a Frenchmen."

"What is this?" I said to the girl behind the counter.

"It's our house blend," she said.

"Why is it called this?" I asked.

The girl behind the counter blushed. "Taste it. You'll see."

I bought an ounce. It cost me $3.99 plus tax.

It was a good smoke. I haven't bought it since. It was too spicy for me, but it did have red wine notes like Jim Inks describes in EGR. I still haven't tried EGR, which is something that is probably right up my alley.

That day in the B&M was probably eight years ago. The sun was shining.

Whenever I think of that day, I think of you, @Ruffinogold . You used to own a B&M.

Now, what were we talking about? Oh, I just checked. This is the "Is This Worth Reading" thread. Oh, well.
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