Post by Lady Margaret on May 7, 2017 21:25:25 GMT -5
sat around the fire pit this evening and smoked C&D Cross-Eyed Cricket in my 2016 Nation Pipe and Amphora Special Reserve Black Cavendish in my MM Country Gentleman.
She came in with a smile and a pipe. A study of contradictions, she seemed to understand more than most. Eyes shining with humor and a comforting, easy to talk to demeanor. She was a goddess in mortal skin. She raised a glass and said, "Confusion to the memory of Newton."
Now smoking Sam Gawith Cabbie’s Mixture in a smooth straight pre-transition Barling 313 T.V.F. EXEXEL pot with a black ebonite stem. Thought I'd break in the new-to-me Barling wth a VaPer. Picked up a paneled 1970s Jeantet (made by Chacom), a new meer especially made for me, a late 1970 Charatan "Special" pot, and a 1980's Big Ben pot.
Half way this bowl of D&R A.B. Rimboche in a smooth straight late 1970s Charatan 4148DC Reg. No. 203573 pot with a black double comfort vulcanite stem. Breaking in a new pipe here. It was unsmoked. Ice water and bergs is my evening drink.
Smoking 2017 Christmas Cheer in a bent MM General. Hadn't smoked a General in a long time. Packing the heal a little tight and the rest of bowl light the rest of the way up the bowl works great for me with Burley or Va but I still need a good sit for a while to enjoy the whole smoke.
No back to back comparison but I remember the 2016 Christmas Cheer enjoyed over the holidays being slightly less tart and perhaps a little sweeter; nevertheless, that's admittedly really splitting hairs. They could also be exactly the same and my taste buds have altered. Both are great smokes and should age extremely well.
Drinking Coors Light after giving the lawn a quick buzz cut and watching News Hour on PBS in the work barn.
Now smoking McClelland Christmas Cheer 1995 in a 1970s smooth GBD 9665 slight bend with a rough top flat bottom sitter with a black vulcanite stem. Matching pipes to the new blends I picked up in Chicago.