Up earlier than I want to be, but I had art business to take care of. Starting off the day with Sir Walter Raleigh in a 2015 Basil Meadows Bing Crosby Merchant Service replica with a smooth straight thin shank, aluminum band and black ebonite stem. Simply Orange is my drink.
Now smoking Motzek Scottish Blend in a 2002 smooth natural straight silver banded Ardor Venere Extra Fatta A Mano Maigret billiard, signed by Dorelio Rovera and a black acrylic stem. A bottle of 7-Up is my drink. Gong to clean a few pipes. Watching the Reds - Nats game, but will turn the sound to the Pirates - Angels game on the XM when they get started, so I'll keep tabs on two games. Vin and the Dodgers are on at 4:10 PM.
Now smoking Dunhill Elizabethan Match in a 2003 smooth three quarter bend Rinaldo Fiammata Odissea Titania 02 Silver Line 3 Straight Grain egg with a black acrylic stem. This is much better than the "real" thing these days, and cheaper, too.
McClelland Chocolate Silk in a 2002 IMP smooth full bend egg shaped meer with a black acrylic stem. Have enough for one more bowl. One of the best chocolate blends I've smoked. Ice tea and bergs is my drink.
Now smoking C&D Winchester in a smooth medium bend 2002 Peterson Sherlock Holmes Series Milverton with a sterling silver band and a black vulcanite p-lip stem. Working and listening to the MLB talk on the XM.
Now smoking Stokkebye Natural Dutch Cavendish in a 1979 large calabash briar 221-B Baker Street made in Israel with a black vulcanite stem and ferrule. Have enough left for one more bowl. Probably end the day with this smoke.
A few whiffs of white Cuhiba Habana cigar after lunch drinking my Long stemmed cup of Vermouth Rosso & lemonade. The heatwave persists, much to Pops discomfort. Enjoy your taste of heaven folks where ever you are.
Enjoyed puffing on my plain mountain Ozarks, fine traditional folk pipes like my traditional Polish & Ukrainian hardwood country folk pipes, I can imagine the native woods & mountains , rivers & streams, lakes & ponds, that I have read in my National Geographic magazines. Had some of my Tom baccy mixes flavoured with various spirits.
A third of the way through the last of this sample of McClelland Chocolate Silk in a 2002 IMP smooth full bend egg shaped meer with a black acrylic stem. Simply Orange is my drink. Was surprised that Suzy and Molly stayed in bed instead of racing me to the kitchen to eat. I guess they know a good thing when they see it.
Now smoking Dunbar in a 2001 black sandblasted three quarter bend Rinaldo Lithos YY bulldog with an amber colored stem. A bottle of Dad's Root Beer is my drink. Cleaning a few pipes while waiting for Mad Dog Russo at the top of the hour. Hate mail's incoming today, too!