Four years of lurking
Location : London, England
Registration date : 2008-01-01
|Subject: Four years of lurking Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:25 am|| |
I realised today that I have been lurking here since January 2008 and have never posted anything or put up my profile. I have however learnt a great deal from reading the posts here. So many thanks for that and here is an intro.
I first smoked a pipe when I was 16 - a dodgy Tyrolean pipe picked up while skiing packed with either Condor or St Bruno. That did not work out.
Tried again in the mid-1980s as a result of spending a lot of time in Copenhagen where it seemed everyone smoked pipes. That was more successful and I picked up some great pipes there and also a few Fribourg & Treyer straight grains in England when their shop closed down. That lasted for a while but I didn't really know what I was doing - no informative websites back in those days. In fact no web at all! That came to a definite end when I was burgled and my pipe bag containing all of my pipes was amongst the items stolen.
Started again in December 2007 - third time lucky. Fortunately I discovered sites like this one and was able to pick up a great deal of information. The pipe smoking has been intermittent and mingled with cigars but I am now making efforts to wean myself off cigars apart from the occasional very decent one.
I was mainly smoking Balkan / English / Oriental blends but then discovered Grousemoor which has been a favourite ever since. I recently started checking out the Gawith Hoggarth Lakelnad Flakes and have fallen in love with Ennerdale.
So that is about it apart from one question. When I decided to put together my profile I discovered that I had originally signed up using what is now an obsolete email address but I cannot find a way to change that. Does anyone have the answer to that?
I hope that I may become a more useful member in the future rather than simply lurking and absorbing all of the great info here.
Age : 61
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31
|Subject: Re: Four years of lurking Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:46 am|| |
Welcome to non-lurkerdom! I hope you enjoy posting as much as visiting, and that someone can help with the email problem.
Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22
|Subject: Re: Four years of lurking Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:47 am|| |
Welcome in from the cold!
Age : 49
Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-07
|Subject: Re: Four years of lurking Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:06 pm|| |
It seems my usual "welcome aboard" would seem like a guest at a party welcoming the host, so let me just say I'm pleased to finally make your acquaintance.
Age : 69
Location : Poplar Bluff,Mo.
Registration date : 2012-02-01
|Subject: Re: Four years of lurking Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:16 pm|| |
Age : 51
Location : central Florida
Registration date : 2011-07-19
|Subject: Re: Four years of lurking Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:57 pm|| |
Thanks for joining in..looking forward to your insights..
Age : 63
Location : NC
Registration date : 2010-06-21
|Subject: Re: Four years of lurking Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:14 pm|| |
Welcome and it's about time you joined us officially.
Age : 42
Location : Dartmouth Massachusetts
Registration date : 2011-08-28
|Subject: Re: Four years of lurking Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:55 pm|| |
WOW took you long enough to join....WELCOME
Age : 46
Location : Park Hills, MO
Registration date : 2011-01-19
|Subject: Re: Four years of lurking Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:50 pm|| |
No sense in lurking, join in! We'd like to hear from you and your experiences so far.
Welcome to the Brotherhood.
Age : 67
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Northern New Jersey
Registration date : 2011-08-29
|Subject: Re: Four years of lurking Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:09 pm|| |
Hello and Welcome to the BoB forum.
Age : 69
Location : foothills of the Ozarks
Registration date : 2007-12-21
|Subject: Re: Four years of lurking Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:22 pm|| |
Four years or lurking? Damn, Chris, we should have filed a restraining order on you by now!
Age : 35
Location : Durham, NC
Registration date : 2011-03-06
|Subject: Re: Four years of lurking Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:57 am|| |
Wilkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome!
Four years of lurking