I've been starting to get "You old coot!" from the wife. Boy, you kick one kid off your lawn wearing a one piece red thermal undies!
It doesn’t work with a riding mower either but a real treat afterwards.Hey. It's been a while. Mostly work's fault. It was crazy a month ago, now it's getting insane. Lucky I have my little tricks to hold it together. Tricks like a cob full of CH on my way to work, another cob of Edward G. Robinson (one of Mrs. Rookie's favorites) on the way home, and a bowl of anything else I want once the kids are down.
I tried a new blends over the last week. Old Joe Kranz White. It was very cigar-ey, not in a bad way though. But still, not one of my favorites. This will be a fun one to add stuff to though.
Over the weekend I tried mowing the lawn with a pipe. Methinks some of you out there have riding lawnmowers. Using an older push mower, cob clenched firmly in my teeth and pushing it uphill, I inhaled a little bit of smoke I wasn't ready for. Let's say from now on, a pipe and beer are rewards for AFTER the work is done. Like when your friends help you move. "No, Kevin! Beer AFTER you move my TV in!"
So that's about it. Other than that, just trying to enjoy it as it comes. And on that note, I'm off to hunt up my bent billiard. Last night I unearthed 2 errant PS LTF flakes from when I bought it for cellaring purposes.
I was smoking three packs of Camels a day before I finally quit so I know where you are coming from. Giving up cigarettes was one thing but completely giving up tobacco has proved impossible. I simply love tobacco and have no intention of living without it and I’ve found pipes to be the most wonderful way to consume it and consume it I do - a lot. Grab a tub of CH, kick back and enjoy your time my friend. No guilt in that.You know, I've really grown in my tobacco usage lately. They're slowly getting regulated on how I use them. Or, rather, I'm beginning to see how they all fit into my lifestyle.
I have enjoyed cigars in the past, but I (me personally) find cigars to be a social thing. I've never enjoyed a cigar more than with a friend or two or more. If we're getting together, I'll stop at the shop and grab half a dozen sticks (with the understanding they buy me a Scotch). But not really the thing for working, nor as good on the front porch as the pipe.
Snuff has found a place where I can't smoke. Mostly at work. Or a friend's car, it'll be great at kids school functions.
Pipes! How I wish I started smoking a pipe earlier! Just what the doctor ordered for front porch sitting, hiking, long drives, or dark liquor drinking. If it's to do with relaxation, I've found my go to.
And lastly, these paper wrapped filtered demons. I'm not done with them yet, there's still a place in Rookie's world for a cigarette. Second place first, because sometimes I just need 5 minutes. A customer, wife, fellow motorists sometimes the best thing is a 5 minute smoke break to get my head back together. The biggest niche they fill is driving. It's muscle memory at this point. If I'm driving, there a lit cigarette. Lately it's been the pipe in my car, but not anyone else's.
And I'm down to about a pack a day! For me, that's significant progress. My enjoyment of tobacco is of the charts now compared to just a year ago. It's been a heluvan education.