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stulowitz

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Age : 36
Location : Reykjavk, Iceland
Registration date : 2012-01-11

PostSubject: Greetings from Iceland   Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:30 am

Hello,

Im new to pipe smoking, actually havnt smoked yet! Im looking for a way to relax after a stressful day at work. Being a food and beverage industry professional I love all things flavor, so Im intrigued with venturing down a path of possible sensory delight with unadulterated blended tobacco.

Im waiting on some missouri meerschaum corn cobs and a couple of tins of dunhill and macbaren tobaccos that are in the post. My first bowl will be macbaren original choice when it finally arrives. The other tins are, macbaren mixture, dunhill early morning pipe and dunhill london mixture.

Cheers
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Location : foothills of the Ozarks
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Iceland   Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:38 am

Welcome, Stulowitz. Smoking a bowl of good tobacco is just about the best way I know relax at the end of a hectic day. It forces you to sit quietly and just think and look at the lovely world around you.

And a lovely world you have to look at. I've been to your beautiful country several times and I believe it has some of the most striking landscapes (and beautiful women!) on Earth! Now if you could just convince your volcanoes to keep quite, all would be perfect! Laughing But living right on the Mid-Atlantic ridge, I guess you have no choice but to live on an island that is cracked down the middle and growing in two directions?

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Iceland   Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:06 pm

Hey Natch,

Ill have to ask my wife about the possibility of keeping the volcanos in check as she is a geophysicist specializing in volcanic activity and earthquakes Wink Maybe she can do something about it Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Iceland   Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:43 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Iceland   Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:11 pm

Welcome to BoB stulowitz.

I've never been to Iceland, but seem to remember a recent news article about how fanatical the anti smoking nazis are in that country. Something about requiring a doctors prescription to obtain tobacco. Is this true?

affraid


Cheers,

RR
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Hermit

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Iceland   Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:14 pm

Welcome to BoB.
Iceland? Cool. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Iceland   Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:47 pm

Welcome to BoB!
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stulowitz

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Iceland   Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:54 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Welcome to BoB stulowitz.

I've never been to Iceland, but seem to remember a recent news article about how fanatical the anti smoking nazis are in that country. Something about requiring a doctors prescription to obtain tobacco. Is this true?

affraid


Cheers,

RR

Very Happy Yeah, anti-smoking and anti-alcohol nazis are everywhere here. The "vice" taxes on alcohol and tobacco have gone up more than 50% in less than 2 years! The doctors prescription thing actually came up in Alingi (parlement) recently in an effort to minimize availability to new smokers thus making Iceland "totally" smoke free after the population already smoking has died off in say 50-60 years! It hasnt come to it...yet Laughing

I work in the adult beverage industry, so this is kind of an annoying thing.

I always find it amusing that governments find it better to highly tax or even ban things they dont want people to do, only to make a huge black market and at the same time lose a lot of revenue!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Iceland   Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:19 pm

That bites!
I could live off my cellar,
but I don't have the space or cash to
"cellar" a lifetime supply of booze. Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Iceland   Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:48 pm

Welcome to the forums! I'm sure we're all looking forward to hearing about your adventures with our common obsession!

"T"
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Iceland   Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:53 pm

Welcome to the board...Let us know what you think of your first pipe smoke.
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Boulder

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Iceland   Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:01 pm


Hello and Welcome to the BoB forum.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Iceland   Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:30 pm

Welcome to BoB! It sounds like you got a nice little TAD collection going on there! Enjoy!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Iceland   Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:41 pm

Hello and welcome to BoB
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stulowitz

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Iceland   Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:45 pm

sorringowl wrote:
Welcome to BoB! It sounds like you got a nice little TAD collection going on there! Enjoy!

Talk about TAD!

Man this hobby is crazy. Ive now acquired some MacBaren Dark Twist and Virginia No1, and just got off the phone with Robert Germain of JF Germain and sons and he is sending me some Special Latakia flake, King Charles, Royal Jersey Perique, Medium Flake AND Penzance!

Looking very much forward to trying them out!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Iceland   Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:19 pm

Looks as if you have already contracted a severe case of TAD! Pad will likely follow. Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Iceland   Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:23 pm

Welcome to the Brotherhood:

Quote :
just got off the phone with Robert Germain of JF Germain and sons and he is sending me some Special Latakia flake, King Charles, Royal Jersey Perique, Medium Flake AND Penzance!

For a new man you certainly are off to a "rocket" start. Many guys here can't get their bowls filled with Penzance and you are able to have a casual conversation with the boss and get your's sent. Make sure you save that phone number because you'll need to be in touch often. Don't forget to show us your geothermally heated man cave.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Iceland   Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:28 pm

Welcome!
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Natch

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Iceland   Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:54 pm

Be a bit careful with the MB Va. #1, (and some might add MB blends in general), they have a reputation for biting if smoked to hot and fast.

Natch
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