Hello from So Cal

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Dochowl

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Hi all... happy to be joining this group from the Los Angeles area. Been smoking the better part of 25 years, both cigars and pipes. While I prefer the cigar when smoking with buddies (which is rare now), I find myself smoking my pipes daily as it's honestly good for my soul. The simple act of taking time for a smoke helps to keep my thoughts clear and my stress managed. Working from home, I've been blessed with the opportunity to enjoy this hobby probably more than I should. No complaints about that.

Anyhow, I'm a big fan of the straight virginias and Va/Pers (so a huge fan of the Ken Byron offerings), and some of the orientals (McC Drama Reserve is my favorite). Not a huge latakia-forward guy, so I generally shy away from the English blends. I've had a bunch, generally speaking I've enjoyed them, but rarely feel the need to go back for more. And it's worth noting, I've got absolutely no ability to explain what I taste. Easy to say if I loved a tobacco, liked it, hated it, etc... but don't ask me why.

Happy Piping.
 

ftrplt

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Welcome to our fun group!!! Lots of good conversation, not to mention pipe and tobacco knowledge!!! Don't be bashful, jump right in to the Forums!!! FTRPLT
 

D.L.Ruth

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Welcome. I'm basically the same way when it comes to trading tobacco, I know I like/ dislike but can't pick it anything specific as to why.
 

BriarBeagle

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Glad to be here. What part of SoCal? I'm involved in a couple other forums and have met (in person) a few that are local to me. I'm in Torrance, so basically Los Angeles.
I'm down in Laguna Niguel (Orange County). I participate in both the L.A. and Orange County Pipe Clubs. Word on the street is that the LA Club will likely be resuming in-person meetups beginning next month. If you are not already involved and would like to join, all are welcome.
 
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