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DrT999

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Age : 59
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Another member from NC!   Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:18 pm

Greetings, Brothers (and any sisters) of the Briar!

Since I've been looking about, I thought I should sign up and introduce myself. I was a pretty steady pipe smoker from the summer I graduated from high school through the mid-90s (about 20 years). Back then, I mostly smoked Captain Black W and the large bags of CVS & Walgreen knockoffs, with some burley (esp Granger) here and there.

I taught for 15 years in New Orleans, and it seemed like I was allergic to just about everything that grows there (and it seemed like almost everything does). As my allergies got worse, I cut down and finally stopped smoking in the late 90s, other than the odd cigar here and there. After Katrina put my University under 22 feet of water, 60% of us were 'let go' and I was lucky enough to end up in North Carolina. Over the last few years, my allergies have receded and I've come back to enjoy a pipe as a weekly treat.

My tastes have changed, however. Back then, I disliked VAs and VAPers, and despised Latakia blends. After rejecting the Captain and some experimentation with Lakelands, at least for now I'm sticking with three (at my slow rate of consumption, it will take a while to get through them!) -- Royal Jersey Perique, Carter Hall, and what my local TinderBox sells as 'Mild English' (no, not a TB brand, supposedly blended by Planta, it doesn't match any of theirs; possibly something blended by Planta under some other brand or I misread the smeared info on the jar). I'm sure this will change over time!

"T"
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Buckshot

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Age : 71
Location : Southeast Michigan
Registration date : 2011-07-17

PostSubject: Re: Another member from NC!   Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:08 pm

Welcome to the Brotherhood and welcome back to the pipe. Stop by often.
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mooseisloose57

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Location : Lexington, NC
Registration date : 2011-08-23

PostSubject: Re: Another member from NC!   Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:25 pm

Welcome from Lexington
Dan
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Harlock999

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Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

PostSubject: Re: Another member from NC!   Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:25 pm

Welcome!
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s.ireland



Age : 29
Location : South Carolina
Registration date : 2010-08-14

PostSubject: Re: Another member from NC!   Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:03 am

Welcome!

How do you like that Royal Jersey Perique? It has been on my list of must try blends for a while now...
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DrT999

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Age : 59
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: Another member from NC!   Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:02 am

s.ireland wrote:
Welcome!

How do you like that Royal Jersey Perique? It has been on my list of must try blends for a while now...

Thanks for the welcome, everyone! As for the RJ Perique, it's early days, but other than a little difficulty getting it started so far (I'm sure that will change a bit over the coming weeks) I've found a lot to enjoy in it; a decent dose of perique without overwhelming the nice VA background notes.

"T"
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Nick Berwick

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Age : 39
Location : Westhoughton, Lancashire. England
Registration date : 2011-08-30

PostSubject: Re: Another member from NC!   Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:16 am

Hello and welcome.
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Boulder

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Age : 61
Location : Northern New Jersey
Registration date : 2011-08-29

PostSubject: Another member from NC!   Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:09 am


Hello and Welcome from the Garden state.
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forsooth

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Registration date : 2011-01-12

PostSubject: Re: Another member from NC!   Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:07 pm

Greetings! How are your allergies coming along in NC?
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DrT999

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Age : 59
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: Another member from NC!   Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:34 pm

Thanks for the welcome, Nick & Boulder.

forsooth wrote:
Greetings! How are your allergies coming along in NC?

Hi! Very managable these days, thank goodness!

"T"
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Airborne



Registration date : 2011-07-06

PostSubject: Re: Another member from NC!   Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:46 pm

To one teacher from a retired one - welcome to the forum and back to pipes!
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mike_68

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Age : 48
Location : central Florida
Registration date : 2011-07-19

PostSubject: Re: Another member from NC!   Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:12 pm

Welcome from central Florida...enjoy getting back to the pipe.
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Dottleman

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Age : 51
Location : Colorado
Registration date : 2011-08-07

PostSubject: Re: Another member from NC!   Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:08 pm

Welcome aboard!
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DrT999

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Age : 59
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: Another member from NC!   Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:33 am

Thanks John, Mike, & 'Dottle'!

"T"
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hobie1dog

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Age : 61
Location : Cornelius, NC
Registration date : 2010-06-21

PostSubject: Re: Another member from NC!   Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:33 am

welcome and where are you located?
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landyandy

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Age : 60
Location : Glen park (Calmar)), Alberta
Registration date : 2011-08-28

PostSubject: Re Another new member   Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:50 am

Welcome from Edmonton, I'm new and just finding my feet. Good Luck.
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DrT999

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Age : 59
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: Another member from NC!   Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:04 pm

hobie1dog wrote:
welcome and where are you located?

W-S! What a Face
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DrT999

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Age : 59
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: Another member from NC!   Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:05 pm

landyandy wrote:
Welcome from Edmonton, I'm new and just finding my feet. Good Luck.

Thanks! the place seems friendly & interesting so far!
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WingRider

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Location : Raleigh, NC
Registration date : 2011-10-21

PostSubject: Re: Another member from NC!   Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:42 am

Love going through W-S, it means I'm over halfway to the mountains. Daughter went to App State, and we both had bikes. I pretty routinely do 500 mile + day trips starting off early in the morning to go to the Cook Shack in Union Grove, and then not coming down out of the mountains until after dark. I'll wave as I go through.
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DrT999

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Age : 59
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: Another member from NC!   Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:36 am

WingRider wrote:
we both had bikes. I pretty routinely do 500 mile + day trips starting off early in the morning
Sounds a bit like my older brother, who makes 2 or 3 such trips a year on his cycle
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