Relaxing after a wonderful chicken, mashed potatoes, and sweet corn dinner with a bowl of McClelland Jubilee in a 2003 in a black pebble finish straight 2003 Cavicchi C. Fatto A Mano lovat with a black acrylic stem. Ice water and bergs is my evening drink. Vin and the Dodgers are on the XM at the top of the hour.
To complete my my one man Brit 4th. July party, my new Slav Folk Pipe with my Double Dutch mix ( HU Balkan Passion & Solani White & Black ) , & some Polish Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka, Mush...happy days.
The last of my stash of Reiner’s Long Golden Flake in the first pipe Trever Talbot made when he went to France many years ago. It's a smooth straight Algerian briar Billiard bowl with a long Canadian stem, unbranded.
Starting off my smoking day with Year 1926 Edgeworth Ready Rubbed in a very much appreciated 1979 brown, slight bend grain etched flat front Stanwell Rego 969-48 (09) with a black vulcanite stem. A bottle of Cheerwine is my drink. Watching Mad Dog Russo.
Now smoking Watch City Deluxe Crumb Cut in a 2016 PSF POY quarter bend black sandblasted Vermont Freehand egg with an aluminum band and amber tortoise saddle stem. Waiting for the mail and getting ready to clean a few pipes.
Enjoyed some of my Montecristo cigar with my Slav Folk Pipe & Uncle Tom's on my corner garden bench after dinner, with a cup of Indian tea & milk in my Royal Albert mug. The mini Habanas are fine short smoke & it is a pleasure to smoke on the Folk pipe with a wooden mouthpiece I dislike plastic mouthpieces, the Uncle Tom's is such an agreeable blend. I have some bowl remnants to go in my Blakemar poker a bit later with a milk shake GW.
Now smoking McClelland Honeydew in a 2014 smooth medium bend Basil Meadows egg with an aluminum band and a "root beer swirl" acrylic stem. Got some hate mail today and am matching tobaccos up with pipes as I watch the Cubs-Reds game.
I had the dregs of a few bowls in my Blakemar on my corner garden bench in the dying light of the evening with a Chocolate milk shake, the smoke was heady but not as flavoursome or as agreeable as my usual English & Balkan & Aromatic mixes , but waste not want not...listening to some BBC radio four current affair stories, a review of scientific progress in some cancers, followed by an Iranian Baha'i intellectual lady and her story of her academic progress in the psychological sciences after leaving Iranian school at the age of 12 with no education to become a leader in her field in her circle, an exception rather than the rule....in repressive systems.
Looks like I am not the only one who has been absent. Scanning the smoking thread it seems that the summer slow season has set in. Happens every year, so nothing to worry about. Too many bbq's and softball games to attend and beers to be drunk in the yard.
My absence has been a combination of the usual summer events and work. Until this past weekend, it was weeks since I picked up a pipe. That being said, I'm trying to find some time to relax and wind down and my pipe is going to join me. Got some Storm Front burning in a Windjammer tonight. Will be a glass of bourbon in my future as well in memory of my buddy Mike.
"People are not made better by a briar. An idiot before smoking a pipe is still an idiot after smoking a pipe, they're just more likely to speak less drivel with something in their mouth. For that, all society should be grateful."