HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  Log in  
Share | 
 

 Hello from California

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
edwardbopp

avatar

Age : 35
Location : Southern California
Registration date : 2013-01-19

PostSubject: Hello from California   Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:50 pm

Greetings!

Who: My name is Edward. I am an artist and museum professional that lives and works in Southern California.

What: I generally smoke aromatics but recently I have been branching out a bit into non-cavendish blends here and there. My search for the perfect tobacco is, as I am sure the same for all of us, a work in progress.

When: I've been smoking pipes for just about 3 years now on and off. I call myself a seasonal smoker in the sense that I typically smoke throughout the colder months of the year Sept - March. I never really set out to smoke around a schedule but it just kind of happens that way. I find that I just appreciate the flavors, smells and ritual just a bit more when things cool down and the holidays are coming and going.

Where: As an artist and all around tinkerer, I find myself in the garage/studio quite abit. Usually anytime I'm working or "working" in there I have a pipe somewhere smoldering nearby. I also enjoy a nice outdoor smoke from time either on a lunch break or a trip to the park.

Why: I enjoy the ritual and wholesome satisfaction of pipe smoking. The richness of history, the scents, the flavors, the relaxation and the overall experience. My introduction into pipe smoking began with my great-grandfather. It always seemed like he was either on his way outside or on his way back in from a smoke. I remember the flickering light on his face as he was concentrating on lighting the bowl just right. The sweet smell of the smoke and peace he exuded as he gently puffed away are particularly memorable. Years later as an adult I was reintroduced to the hobby by way of going out and buying my brother a lovely Peterson for Christmas. While there, I dropped a hint to my wife about a basket pipe that caught my eye and sure enough Christmas morning the house was filled with smoke.

How: I have few pipes that I rotate regularly depending on occasion or tobacco. I have two billards; one a smooth finish, flame grain Stanwell Unique A model and the other an Italian basket pipe (of prior mention). I also have two meerschaum, both half-bent billiards. One an SMS with smooth finish and the other is an heirloom pipe (my great-granfathers) which is a Ben Sim pipe carved as a dog with a duck in its mouth. Lastly I have two cobs; one partial bend Washington Missouri Meerchaum and one estate (1930's-1940's) straight poker Irwin S. Cobb edition by H&B.

Thanks for reading! I look forward to learning and burning with all of you!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://edbopp.com
George Kaplan

avatar

Age : 47
Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-07

PostSubject: Re: Hello from California   Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:57 pm

Welcome aboard, Edward.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Briar Spirit

avatar

Age : 49
Location : England UK
Registration date : 2012-08-30

PostSubject: Re: Hello from California   Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:13 pm

Welcome to Edward and welcome to BoB, brilliant intro by the way. Smile
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Buckshot

avatar

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

PostSubject: Re: Hello from California   Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:15 pm

Welcome to the Brotherhood.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
DrT999

avatar

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

PostSubject: Re: Hello from California   Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:19 am

Welcome to BoB, Edward! Nice intro.

"T"
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.tobaccocellar.com/DrT999 Online
Harlock999

avatar

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

PostSubject: Re: Hello from California   Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:38 am

Welcome!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Harbinger

avatar

Age : 49
Location : Wauwatosa, WI
Registration date : 2012-12-30

PostSubject: Re: Hello from California   Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:54 am

Welcome to BoB Edward!!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
DrumsAndBeer

avatar

Age : 45
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

PostSubject: Re: Hello from California   Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:56 pm

Welcome to the BoB Edward. Always nice to see another California piper joining the forum.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Greyson

avatar

Age : 36
Location : England
Registration date : 2012-08-03

PostSubject: Re: Hello from California   Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:57 pm

Hey Edward, welcome to the brotherhood. Nice introduction Smile
Back to top Go down
View user profile
alfredo_buscatti

avatar

Age : 62
Location : Piedmont, North Carolina
Registration date : 2007-12-17

PostSubject: Re: Hello from California   Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:56 pm

Welcome!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
friar_jay

avatar

Age : 36
Location : Middle Peninsula, Virginia
Registration date : 2012-09-09

PostSubject: Re: Hello from California   Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:01 pm

Greetings!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
leftover421

avatar

Age : 39
Location : Idaho
Registration date : 2012-10-24

PostSubject: Re: Hello from California   Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:32 am

Welcome! Love the intro; it was a very fun read. Laughing Canít wait to read more of your posts here on the BoB!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
edwardbopp

avatar

Age : 35
Location : Southern California
Registration date : 2013-01-19

PostSubject: Warm Welcome!   Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:41 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome gentlemen! I think forums like this are invaluable. With tobacco pipe smoking at record lows these days, young fellows like myself need a place like this to bounce ideas around and chat with others who have a bit more experience. Years ago we could compare notes with uncles, fathers and granfathers but for many of us those options are unavailable. Thanks again for the welcome!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://edbopp.com
lifeon2



Age : 43
Location : Denver Colorado
Registration date : 2013-01-29

PostSubject: Re: Hello from California   Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:47 pm

Welcome aboard Edward
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Growley

avatar

Age : 42
Location : Fairhope, Al
Registration date : 2012-04-10

PostSubject: Re: Hello from California   Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:52 pm

Welcome!

So, you got the, who, what, when, where, how, and why...but you forgot the ever illusive "to what extent". Very Happy It's like A,E,I,O,U....and sometimes "Y". Sorry...my wife majored in English in college and these stinking rules surface in m brain sometimes.

Joking aside, welcome. I look forward to seeing your posts.

Brian.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://GrowleyPipes.com
 
Hello from California
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Man arrested after woman killed in California boardwalk hit-and-run rampage
» TWITTER ORDERED TO HAND OVER NAMES
» 10 week old adopted twins in northern california in need of milk
» 10 month old adopted twins in Norhtern California in need of milk
» Dawn Viens -- Presumed Murdered (Husband Confessed)

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Brothers of Briar :: Community :: The Welcome Wagon-
Jump to: