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    Don't forget Daylight Saving Time!

    I'd be a fan of "springing forward" and staying there.
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    Discolored Stem

    Thank you for your help.
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    Discolored Stem

    Dang, I didn't even know that could happen to a plastic stem. I don't have access to a buffer, but I can get some Bar Keeper's Friend. The product I'm not familiar with is Lip-Sil. I did a Google search and it came back with Lypsyl, a kind of lip balm. Is that what I need?
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    Discolored Stem

    I just bought a pipe with a regular black stem in what looks like some kind of plastic. Because the pipe was sitting on a shelf for God knows how long, the first thing I did was give it a good and gentle cleaning...or so I thought. I dipped a pipe cleaner in the bourbon whiskey I've cleaned my...
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    The beginning of the end?

    What's the view on public smoking where you are? Smoking is prohibited in certain areas where I live, but if toby smokers were so inclined, they could get together at certain bars and restaurants that have separate "smoking rooms." Of course, doing that isn't going to necessarily save the toby shop.
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    Picked up a chocolate-flavored Burley yesterday, along with my new pipe (pictures in PAD/TAD later). Haven't broken in the new pipe yet, but that Burley sure is nice in my Knight starter.
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    What are you listening to?

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" loading="lazy" allowfullscreen ></iframe> I never have the time to do the nothing that I want to do. I’m always rushing around being what other people want me to be. Well, the fabric of my soul is...
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    Picked up some "vanilla bean" Lane that's pretty darn mild, and a nice smoke. I can't really taste it because of my cold, but I'm sure it's lovely. Smoking the "mutt" today, my Knight starter with a curved acrylic stem. Found some stem protectors for my two pipes, and they change the way I inhale.
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    Help Penguin Write a Novel

    I considered putting this thread in The Round Table, but since it relates specifically to research for a novel, I thought I might get some better feedback from those interested in literature here. As the title of the thread states, I'm writing a novel. Since I don't have much in the way of...
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    How was your weather today?

    54 F with scattered showers and a light breeze. There's a chance of precipitation every day over the weekend, with a balmy high of 18 F by Sunday.
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    Lane aromatic in a Knight starter with a slightly curved pot stem, paired with a Dr. Pepper as a "wake-me-up."
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    I've had a cold for about a week, so I'm puffing on this Lane aromatic I don't care for, since I can't really taste it at present. Hopefully I can kick the cold and get back to some tastier tobaccos by next week.
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    Valentine's Day Volley, (February Bombing Run)

    Thanks for the information. Will send you a PM with further questions.
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    Valentine's Day Volley, (February Bombing Run)

    Might be interested in enlisting in the bomber's squadron in April or thereabouts, if they'll have me.
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    Facts you didn't know....or forgot

    Much of our modern liquor would not exist were it not for the efforts of monks in the 13th century who distilled wine for medicinal purposes. Yeah. Medishinal purposhesh. *Hic!* :drunken: Right.