I recently started to get back into pipe smoking. I was introduced years ago by a friend who sent me a complete kit (pipe and all) to get me started. I never mastered the packing of the pipe at the time, so gave up. Can't explain why, but I decided I was going to try again. Read up on how to correctly pack a pipe, tamper (that is key), light, re-light, and how to properly puff on a pipe. Pipes are not cigars and need to be smoked differently. Who knew? Also pipe smoking preys on my collecting aka hoarding nature. I can collect multiple pipes, styles, vintage, etc. Of course then there is different types and styles of tobaccos…

Lately I’ve been getting into pipe smoking. I have acquired a few tins of tobacco, already more than one pipe, and a tongue bite to let me know I really don’t know what I’m doing yet. Taking a break from this new hobby I grabbed an old faithful punch cigar. Sat in my cigar room, lit the cigar and enjoyed. There’s something about a good cigar. It burns evenly, with a bright white ash. Smooth smoke with a slight (dare I say) leathery finish. The length is shorter than what I have been smoking, but it allows for a quicker (again, relative for me) smoke for when I may be more pressed on time. Definitely get this cigar!

Last Sunday was the opening day to our neighborhood curling season. Coffee and mimosas were served in a very gentlemanly fashion, teams were chosen, and stones were thrown on the ice. Into the house We started this year with confidence as we cancelled out scores as per the rules. In past games we just added them all up so we could eventually go home. Blame the ice, blame the cold, or blame the booze... Your pick. Inspecting the circle Going for the knockout The ice was a little rough as we have had some interesting weather lately, but care was taken to smooth it over as much as possible with a propane fired torch. We also found the muscle memory…

No need looking for days 1 through 3, there are no posts. Just letting the world know that I'm doing world carnivore month (with some caveats) and while I'm not supposed to have coffee, I've decided that I'm going to have coffee but sans the maple syrup and cream I usually put in it. In regards to dieting, I've learned that the keto / low carb diet works on my body the best and is the diet my body is most receptive towards. Carnivore is just a keto diet, but a bit more restrictive. Really the carnivore diet should be seen as an elimination diet. Let your body reset and slowly add back in things such as root vegetables, fruits,…

Just finishing up at a neighbor’s house. Was great to get together with some friends and celebrate the upcoming new year. I honestly had a great 2020. The boating, lake, hiking, and rewarding work. I honestly look forward to doing more of the same next year. I usually make a list of places I want to visit or new things I want to do any try... but my list of 100 items is usually depressing as it is the sane list year after year sans 5 or 6 of them. So this year I resolve to just do what I want Here is to another year of adventure! See you all on the other side.

I just ran across a guy's birthday idea that I'm stealing and doing for my guy friends next year. Here is the idea in photo format Cigar, Booze, and Boobs It is a simple case with some whiskey, a good cigar and lighter, and they playboy magazine from the month and year they were born. Frankly I love the idea. Pick up a few vintage playboy magazines off of ebay, and a few cases and a whiskey/bourbon that I know each will like. Going to make a list and get the month and years and start picking up some playboys!

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