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drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Nov 16th 2011 at 9:41:56 PM

Since we're the only ones that sinfully defile ourselves in such a fashion, I figured this was as good a place as any to discuss the relative merits of Saint Nick O'Teen.

I've been a smoker since I was 14; puffed my first cig that summer and never looked back. I think it was a Salem and it gave me a wicked head rush.

I've since moved on to become a pack-a-day smoker (more if I'm drinking, but I try not to overdo it)...my preferences today;

  • What I smoke day-to-day: Rollies, made from Drum. It saves money and goes with the mustache and fedora. I used to love Pall Malls (only brand with enough bite) but even they are too expensive for my pocketbook.
  • What I get when I'm feeling spendy" Dunhills. The Brits know tobacco. Either that or Djarum Blacks, but only for a Con...they make me nostalgic for my Goth-boy days.

I also enjoy a good cigar, but only with a glass of cognac and a good conversation partner to go with. I prefer Rum dipped Robustos (I believe that is the "large-but-short" variety; the huge truncheon-looking motherfuckers just take too long to smoke and get foul by the end).

I own two pipes, but smoking them is just too much maintenance for day-to-day. I drag them out sometimes, but these days I'm saving my pennies for a hookah. Shisha is just too damn tasty.

Anyone else?

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
TParadox Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Nov 16th 2011 at 9:54:05 PM

I'm lightly interested in trying a starter cigar, probably flavored, and perhaps hookah, both just once.

Should I not bother with this thread?

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drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Nov 16th 2011 at 10:01:33 PM

Bother with it. And try the hookah, smoking one of those is easy for a non-smoker unless you're actually allergic to tobacco. And even then, they make non-tobacco shisha.

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Nov 16th 2011 at 10:07:31 PM

Getcher skinny ass over to the Quads, and I'll take you to my cigar bar, Drunkie. They also do hookahs, and it's positively decadent.

My smokes of choice are American Spirit light blue pack (full flavor). They're one of the more expensive brands that aren't specialty smokes, but they have no additives, just tobacco.

I'm at about a pack a day, although in practice I actually smoke less than half of that amount — the rest burns away in the ashtray or while I'm holding-but-not-smoking it. I also use a holder with a replaceable filter cartridge; started doing that when the cough and crap got really bad, and it's made a big difference.

When I really feel like splurging and don't care what kind of crap I'm going to cough up, it used to be Sobranie Black Russians. I haven't been able to find them for ages, though.

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Nov 16th 2011 at 10:15:36 PM

@Maddie: oooh, cigar bar. We can't have those here, stupid clean air act.

Anyhow, yeah...the waste factor was another reason I switched to rolling my own. I can make one customized to my current smoking needs; skinny for when I want a few puffs, or nice and fat for those "I've had a bad day and it's either nicotine or homicide" moments. Sure a little of the tobacco ends up in the ashtray (due to the lack of filter) but its better than paying almost $8 a pack and watching half the cig end up in the ashtray outside.

I like American Spirits, but they take too long to smoke. The one I miss is Lucky Strike filters...I haven't seen them for years around where I live, are they even made anymore?

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Nov 16th 2011 at 10:16:43 PM

I don't think so. Now that you mention it, I don't recall seeing them around either.

Around here the cigar bars are the only places you can smoke in a business or workplace. Apparently, in a rare act of common sense, the legislators realized that if you've voluntarily walked into a place that exists for the sole purpose of consuming burning (or roasting) tobacco products, you have no business bitching about second-hand smoke.

edited 16th Nov '11 10:19:26 PM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Nov 16th 2011 at 10:20:39 PM

Damn, those were my favorite. I also take extreme issue with the "flavored cigarette" ban...the Djarum Little Cigars are not the same.

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
TParadox Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Nov 16th 2011 at 10:27:01 PM

. Apparently, in a rare act of common sense, the legislators realized that if you've voluntarily walked into a place that exists for the sole purpose of consuming burning (or roasting) tobacco products, you have no business bitching about second-hand smoke.

I'm pretty sure we don't have such levelheadedness in my state, but I wish we did, even though I'm not a smoker.

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drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Nov 16th 2011 at 10:29:11 PM

. Apparently, in a rare act of common sense, the legislators realized that if you've voluntarily walked into a place that exists for the sole purpose of consuming burning (or roasting) tobacco products, you have no business bitching about second-hand smoke.

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EDIT: Finally managed to hand-roll a cigarette that doesn't resemble a joint constructed by a middle-schooler. I am proud of myself and am going to enjoy the fruits of my labor.

edited 16th Nov '11 10:55:26 PM by drunkscriblerian

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
Carciofus Is that cake frosting? from Alpha Tucanae I
Is that cake frosting?
Nov 23rd 2011 at 2:05:17 PM

I've been often seriously tempted to start smoking a pipe — I really like the smell of tobacco, and I hear that the pipe is not as dangerous as cigarettes and the like.

It's probably a good idea if I avoid it — I mean, come on, I already have enough vices — but damn, even second-hand tobacco smoke smells so good to me...

But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Nov 24th 2011 at 4:02:11 PM

I am not a habitual smoker. I very rarely smoke. I picked up a preference for "cigarillos", swisher sweets, black and milds, blak and golds, and various small cigars. I have yet to try one of the larger stogies. Most of my preferences come from what is commonly used by U.S. Marines. Is used to chew but not smoke swisher sweets. I can't stand ciggerettes because the taste of paper ash is just too strong.

Hand rolled sun dried cigars are the way to go for me. I need to visit my local cigar bar for giggles and see if it is any good.

"Who watches the watchmen?"
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Nov 26th 2011 at 4:20:12 PM

You can still buy flavoured smokes out here. You can buy them in gas stations and smoke shops. Mint and cherry have been my favourites...and clove shhhh tell no one.

"Who watches the watchmen?"
InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Nov 28th 2011 at 11:50:45 PM

Only yesterday I smoked the last of my stogie-stash. I must purchase more. They were Heeren van Ruysdael and very nice. I must say, I do prefer the Dutch-style cigars to their Caribbean counterparts.

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'
Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Nov 29th 2011 at 12:05:08 AM

How do they differ? The cigar bar here doesn't have much that isn't Caribbean/South American.

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Dec 8th 2011 at 9:04:30 PM

So, I found that putting a bit of orange peel in my loose tobacco does a good job of keeping it moist...a big problem with rolling your own (and buying in quantity) is that the raw materials get dried out and useless. Orange peel seems to help with that. Anyone else have that experience?

Also, the can of tobacco smells a lot nicer.

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Dec 8th 2011 at 11:06:45 PM

I saw some Cognac dipped swisher sweet duo packs at the gas station. I wanted one.

"Who watches the watchmen?"
OriDoodle Mom Lady from East of West Relationship Status: Consider his love an honor
Jan 8th 2012 at 7:53:55 PM

I'm not much of a smoker cause of asthma, but I had a few clove cigarettes in my day. those are so yummy. The regular ones taste like gross to me.

I love love love a man with a pipe though. When Boyo is a grandpa, I shall encourage him to get a pipe.

Doodles
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Jan 8th 2012 at 10:36:44 PM

@Doodles: cloves are sin. Sweet, smoky, tasty sin. I used to smoke a pipe (it was too much maintenance so I gave it up), and I do miss the flavor.

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Jan 9th 2012 at 12:26:55 AM

Drunk: Black and Milds or Swishers. Made with Pipe tobacco :3

"Who watches the watchmen?"
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Jan 9th 2012 at 12:29:00 AM

I am aware, I get them on occasion. Not quite the same as a good pinch in a briar, though.

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Jan 9th 2012 at 1:08:19 AM

True. Ever smoked wood tips? They are actually not half bad.

"Who watches the watchmen?"
InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Jan 9th 2012 at 3:59:10 AM

I'm still trying to figure out how to adequately describe the flavour of Dutch cigars.

Happily, I have some whisky-flavoured pipe tobacco to help me think.

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Jan 9th 2012 at 3:55:35 PM

I am poor I can only afford the smokes from gas stations when I do smoke. I want to try a pipe at some point and see how that compares.

Inurvie: Oooh how are those?

"Who watches the watchmen?"
InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Jan 11th 2012 at 11:22:14 AM

The cigars are mellower than their Leftpondian counterparts and somewhat drier, in as much as there seems to be a lot less tar. I'm not sure if this is inherent to tobacco from the East Indies or the result of some technique favoured by the Dutch in their manufacture. I have to say, they are very nice.

The whisky tobacco is good, but today it has been too windy to get the thing to light outdoors. :(

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Jan 11th 2012 at 11:35:08 AM

When I smoked a pipe I favored the less-sweet flavors, as they tended to not "bite the tongue" nearly as much. Captain Black was my go-to, but I cut it 50/50 with this wonderful coffee blend that my local tobacconist had.

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~

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