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raevans

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Age : 54
Location : Virginia
Registration date : 2009-04-07

PostSubject: Hello   Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:23 pm

Hi All,

Just found this site and wanted to take a minute to say hello and introduce myself. I have been smoking a pipe for close to thirteen years. Worked in a tobacco shop for about nine years before moving to Richmond, VA with my wife and daughter. Been in Richmond for three years now and love the place. I've run the course as far as pipes. At one time I had over three hundred pipes and then it hit me that I was into buying pipes more than enjoying smoking pipes. Since then, I have trimed the collection down to only a handful of great smokers and now smoke to enjoy the experience. (Soul seaching aspect I guess)

I primarily like English blends heavy in Latakia, but enjoy trying other blends as well.

Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and I look forward to chatting with everyone in the future.

Randy
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Oddball

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Age : 34
Location : Lakewood, CO
Registration date : 2008-03-11

PostSubject: Re: Hello   Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:51 pm

Welcome to the BoB. cheers
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Ol'Dawg

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Age : 71
Location : Northeast Georgia
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: Hello   Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:04 am

Hello and welcome!

Jim
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Doc Manhattan

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Age : 39
Location : Land of Steady Habits
Registration date : 2008-05-26

PostSubject: Re: Hello   Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:14 am

Welcome aboard, Randy!
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Justpipes
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Age : 58
Location : Randolph County, NC If you don't know, you wouldn't understand.
Registration date : 2007-12-17

PostSubject: Re: Hello   Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:29 am

Howdy Randy! Welcome to BoB!
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jhuggett
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Age : 45
Location : Olympia, WA
Registration date : 2007-12-09

PostSubject: Re: Hello   Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:16 pm

Welcome!

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"For me, I will take freedom over security and I will take security over convenience." ~ Dan Geer
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Midnight Blues
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Age : 59
Location : Upstate NY
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Hello   Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:26 pm

Welcome to the brotherhood Randy.
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TallSmoke

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Age : 47
Location : Sanford NC
Registration date : 2009-03-14

PostSubject: Re: Hello   Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:52 pm

Welcome, Randy!
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SailorJack

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Age : 63
Location : Exit 109 New Jersey
Registration date : 2008-10-14

PostSubject: Hello   Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:21 pm

Welcome aboard! I used to be a major Latakia freak. Wouldn't smoke a blend unless it was close to or better than 50% of the Demon Weed. Lost my taste for the stuff almost overnight. I now smoke mostly Virginias. I am beginning to believe that it is almost a natural progression as you get older.
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SmokeyTweed

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Age : 34
Location : Edmonton, Alberta
Registration date : 2008-10-13

PostSubject: Re: Hello   Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:36 am

300 pipes eh? not too shabby.

Welcome aboard.
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Slow Puffs
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Age : 68
Location : Alberta. Canada
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Hello   Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:51 am

A very warm welcome.

Very Happy Paul
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raevans

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Age : 54
Location : Virginia
Registration date : 2009-04-07

PostSubject: re: Hello   Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:37 pm

SmokeyTweed wrote:
300 pipes eh? not too shabby.

It was a nice collection. I stress WAS. Then a couple of things happened. First, the realization hit me that I was no longer smoking a lot of the pipes I was picking up. It had turned into an obsession to "get the next pipe" and I was loosing the joy of actually smoking them. Second, I ran into some dental issues that prevented me from smoking my larger pipes, (which made up most of my collection at the time). So I did a major "thinning the herd", pretty much put down the pipe for a while and started big time with cigars. It wasn't long before I noticed that all cigars pretty much taste the same and that I really missed the different flavors of pipe tobacco. So now I'm back to pipes and have a collection that is more like a "pack" instead of a herd. I smoke all of the pipes in my meager collection and now find that I am able to "enjoy the experience" again. I will only buy a pipe if I intend to smoke it. If it doesn't get smoked, it's gone. (It's the only way I've found to control my obsessive/compulsive tendancies) Laughing

Randy
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PostSubject: Re: Hello   Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:37 am

Hello & Welcome Randy.
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kilted1
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Age : 56
Location : North Georgia, USA
Registration date : 2009-01-11

PostSubject: Re: Hello   Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:10 am

Welcome to BoB
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Stefanos

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Location : Illinois
Registration date : 2008-10-29

PostSubject: Re: Hello   Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:32 pm

Welcome! Very Happy
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