Starting off the month with a bowl of MacBaren Acadian Perique in a 2003 smooth three quarter bend Rinaldo Fiammata Odissea Titania 02 Silver Line 3 Straight Grain egg with a black acrylic stem. Working and listening to Eric Clapton.
[Cracked a 10 year old tin of Rattray's Old Gowrie last night. 100g tin, swollen at both ends. Great stuff! A soft, rich but mellow, dark Va. Gains strength towards the bottom of a bowl. Nice as a nightcap and just as good for breakfast. Could be an all day smoke for me sometimes.]
Ended off January with 10 year old Old Gowrie in a large Goussard freehand.
Started the month of February with 10 year old Old Gowrie in a small pYp (Goussard second) cutty with orange cumberland stem.
Now smoking Lane Limited Ready Rubbed in a 2016 PSF POY quarter bend black sandblasted Vermont Freehand egg with an aluminum band and a tortoise shell colored acrylic saddle stem. Work is almost done for the day.
Starting off my smoking day with Edward G. Robinson's Pipe Blend in a 2014 Basil Meadows smooth slight bend squashed tomato with an aluminum band and a black pearl acrylic stem. A bottle of Mountain Dew made with pure cane sugar is my drink. Watching Mad Dog Russo. Waiting for very special hate mail today! And going to be interviewed today by a local newspaper about a book I co-wrote and edited on comic book artist Matt Baker. Molly is not impressed and just wants to know when I'll feed her. Reality always tells you what's most important.
A third of the way through this bowl of Dunbar in a smooth straight Lane era Charatan Executive Extra Large stretch apple with diagonal channel cuts on the lower right and left of the bowl along with a black vulcanite double comfort stem. This pipe was formerly owned by actor William Conrad.
Speaking of Conrad, the man could sing really well. Check out these two links:
Relaxing after a wonderful lasagna dinner, and enjoying the first bowl of my hate mail today, which is year 1982 Balkan Sobranie 759 in a full bend black pebble finish 2001 Rinaldo Lithos YY8 Titania Silver Line egg with a black acrylic stem. It's been years since I have smoked this blend, and am thrilled to revisit it.
Now smoking St. James Flake in a straight sandblasted pre-transition Barling Exel 249 Fossil T.V.F. black billiard with a silver band, military bit and a black ebonite stem. Cleaning a few pipes. Suzy and Molly have been very sedate today. I imagine they'll want attention once I go back to work. Hhhhmmmm....