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    New Job!

    So my old job started declining rapidly. after putting in six years, it was time to go. the company started to push me out, and i followed up on an oppurtunity to start a new field, with one of the hottest companies around: it was my first week at Tesla Motors this week! i'm really excited to...
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    i got a new "ye olde piperack"

    been gone for a while. had some life issues to sort out. career change, blah blah blah. time to stop neglecting the fine brothers and sisters of the briar. i got a pipe rack! actually two but i'm only keeping one. a gentleman who was an avid collector of rediculously high grade pipes passed...
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    the shadow strikes!!!!

    must be my punishment for being to quiet ont he board lately! got hit by the shadow! a tin of EMP and a 100g tin of Frog Morton! Thanks you scurvy devil!
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    Peninsula Pipe Club Sunday Jan 4th (bay area CA)

    where: Edwards Pipes and Tobacco 4546 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA what: well, a pipe club meeting. bring a pipe, some tobacco to share, and a chair! (no alcohol, sorry) when: Dec 1st from 2 - 5pm price: FREE! whoo hoo! break in the new year properly this Sunday at Edwards!
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    growley ramses from my wedding

    pictures are starting to trickle in from my wedding. here are two great detail shots of my gorgeous Growley
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    Great idea for keeping track of smokes

    i started a cigar journal on advice from a friend of mine. he has one of the "33 Cigars" books. it's great, and it fits in your pocket, but i wanted some improvement. i wanted to be able to revisit and see how my tastes change or how the cigar changes with age. i took a simple notebook, and the...
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    last night's smoke

    Gurkha Shaggy Lancero paired with a nice rye. i really liked this cigar. tons of flavor, good burn, about a two hour smoke! the flavor changed throughout the smoke. lots of pepper, to little pepper, back to peppery at the end. the nicotine level was great, lots of smoke with a good mouthfeel.
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    Liga Privada no 9 robusto

    i really enjoyed this cigar. had one in san jose on Saturday. great burn, great taste, nice strength. i think i'll pick up a box of these at some point. the flavor profile was really complex and seemed to change multiple times throughout the smoke. i highly recommend it if you can find one. not...
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    Peninsula Pipe Club Sunday Dec 1st (bay area CA)

    where: Edwards Pipes and Tobacco 4546 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA what: well, a pipe club meeting. bring a pipe, some tobacco to share, and a chair! (no alcohol, sorry) when: Dec 1st from 2 - 5pm price: FREE! whoo hoo! it's a great meeting with lots of amazing pipes for sale and tobaccos...
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    Drew Estate Java Maduro

    Picked this cigar up yesterday on a whim from the pipe shop I hang out in. I'm not much into flavored cigars, but I've heard good things about this one. I hear it's in conjunction with rocky Patel. Didn't wat it in my humidor so I put it in my ammo can with a pop up sponge sprayed with distilled...
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    a gift from the brothers of another leaf :) (flake prep)

    mejoshee got me to try this. it works pretty well. i figured i'd document it for anyone who wants to try it out! so this is something from those who enjoy a more controversial leaf... - the grinder it was...
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    so i made a tupperdor. made isn't really fair... i bought a container and put stuff in it. looking online on how to do it left me a little aggravated. i was looking for a cooler originally, and my wife was all like "oh hell no" so i went the tupperdor route. i was in the process of organizing my...
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    taking the plunge

    New to cigars, and as per normal with me, I went both feet forward from the get. I’ve been smoking pipes pretty regularly for a few years.  In fact, I got into pipes because initially I thought cigars had too much nicotine for me to enjoy. Not sure if my tolerance went up, or if I’m just better...
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    Today is a big day

    Well folks, I'm having my morning pipe. It's Hyde park in a radice aero 55, I know you would be interested. Today I get married. My family from all over is here, my new family from all over is here, friends here, so I guess it's a big deal :) I'm very excited, nervous, thankful, and still...
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    Radice aero 55

    So I made a dumb financial decision and got a Radice aero 55 from Luca. I had to. I've been wanting the Radice 55 since I've seen it, and wanted to try an aero for a while too. I'm smoking my second bowl right now. It's doing a really good job, and I'll buy a few more. It's hard to judge a pipe...
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    flash review thread

    okay, i love long, intricate tobacco reviews as much as the next person. but sometimes i want a quick summary on what i'm going to smoke. i propose a systematic quick review thread. broken down: blend (house) (name of blend) (bulk or tinned) (age {if applicable}) appearance/smell: (one...
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    so i smoked some drucquers

    so today i had the honor of smoking some Drucquers the devils own from 1992. man... it was... great. i wish i had the articulation of the palate that some others (kyle, etc) on this forum. it started it's life as a virginia blend with a hint of latakia. when the tin was opened, it smelled like...
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    Cobfoolery (aka, pimp my cob)

    you guys seen this? stumbled on it and ordered a couple kits. might be too late for me to get anything good entered but i think it's a great idea. and the kits: no affiliation, blah blah blah. i'll...
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    Royal Yuck

    actually, it's royal yum. i really like this stuff so far. it nips at me if i get too aggressive, but the flavor and strength are just what i've been loving lately. it's pretty sweet, has a sort of fruit thing going on that i can't pinpoint. similar to UF, but a little on the lighter side of the...
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    what a week

    what a week brothers. friday (a week from yesterday) i get a call telling e i'm getting demoted back into my old position. two days ago, i get a call that my brother who narrow escaped jail a few months ago, decided to steal my moms car and crashed it AGAIN. now he will be in jail for probably a...