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  1. I’m in Annapolis and I’d definitely make the trip Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. In no particular order: D4 RASS HUPC Monte 4 Monte PE Mag 46 Mag 50 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Actually a pretty cool idea. I’ll definitely give it a go Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. It’s been a busy few days at the mailbox. Picked up a pair of HQ Monte 4s to add to the collection I decided to see what all the hype was about regarding JL2, and picked up a few boxes to test the waters. Quite a bit of wrapper variation between the three but they all smell fantastic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I’ve got 2 from an 08 box I picked up in NZ. Been waiting for the weather to get nice again so I can put one to the test. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. My conspiracy theory: Quai d Orsay (a milder cigar) gets a bump at the same time HDM takes a dive. Might be a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Came home after 2 weeks of work travel to these. Wife was a good sport and put them in the humidor for me (and only gave me minimal grief). I really wish HSA would offer more options in 50 cab packaging. The aroma is intoxicating. An absolutely fantastic cab of Epi 2. Picked them up with the intention of smoking in the near term, but based on the quality I think I might have to put these down for a while. My first box of Lusi. Pres had these up a few weeks back and I’m glad I pulled the trigger. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I’m in St. Louis for work and I came across Charles P. Stanley’s. Awesome place to smoke. The bar is well stocked and reasonably priced. The humidor has a good NC selection or you can bring your own. I’ve been in on a few different occasions and have really enjoyed it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Yes. In a previous life. Been out for about 10 years. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. This is something I put together for my lounge in the basement. I’m glad I was finally able to parlay all of that humidor Tetris experience into something useful. I’m not an artist by any stretch, but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Goes nicely with my other stuff Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. The length of my cigars is trending shorter and and shorter. I’ve become a much slower smoker since I started, and I’ve found a robusto to be plenty long for me. I also smoke a fair amount of petite edmundo. Compared to 2+ years ago, it was all double robustos, sublimes and torpedos. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Saw these pop up on a trusted vendor’s site, and jumped all over them. I was very happy to see these on my doorstep today. At this time yesterday I was on a catamaran sailing Panama’s San Blas Islands, and this softened the blow of returning to Maryland Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Nice review. I’ve got a SOM SEP 15 50 cab that I’m going to let rest a bit longer. Glad to hear they are coming along nicely. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Currently experiencing it. Smoking a D4 while overlooking the Pacific Ocean on a balcony in Panama. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I travel with a punch cutter if I’m just doing carry on. I also picked up a 5 pack of cheap torches. If the torch gets taken, it’s only a few $$ lost. More often than not the lighter goes through with no problems. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. I dipped into one of my boxes a few days ago. All cocoa, cream and a hint of spice. I’m going to have to ration these over the next few years Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Less than 10$ a stick Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. My success with my last batch of Mag50 prompted a purchase of 25 more. I rolled the dice and bought a box blind from a trusted vendor because the price was way too good to pass up. A little young, but I can already tell they’re going to be rockstars Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. I picked up a few 10’s with OBM DIC 16. Went to try one a month ago, and I’m already 5 down. The stars aligned on Mag 50s from OBM. Enjoy them Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. It’s like looking into the future. I’m going to need a larger storage solution sooner rather than later. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. I’ve had this conversation quite a bit but in the dog vs dog context. It ultimately boils down to what your definition of “intelligence” is. My wife and I have 3 dogs, 2 standard poodles (higher end of canine intelligence spectrum) and 1 English bulldog (right at the bottom of the intelligence spectrum). My definition of intelligence for a dog is simple: do you listen to me, do you make my life easier (or harder) and how much can I trust you. Bulldog: walks off leash, knows basic commands, when I leave the house I know he’s not going to destroy anything (or move) and if I leave him in the yard he will stay in the yard. The poodles are pretty much the opposite. If they don’t have enough stimulation, they’ll make their own. Kind of like a toddler with too much sugar. I love them all, but case and point: It took about 50 tries to get this picture. In 49 of them bulldog looks exactly the same. The same can’t be said about the other two. I don’t get a lot of say in our Xmas card design. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Some recent 24:24 acquisitions: I was lucky enough to snag 2 boxes of the May 14 Monte 4s. They look and smell incredible. I also scored 2 boxes of clearance D4s. One will be for my family’s annual trip to Panama- between my dad and brothers we usually go through a box worth so a $180 box of D4s was a no-brainer. They aren’t the prettiest but should do the trick. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Ramon Allones Club Allones. (Wishful thinking) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Pay him. Full stop. End of story. He may never be great, but he is someone you can build a team around. I think he will continue to get better, and the longer we wait the more expensive (or devastating) his contract (or leaving) will be. The skins have never been afraid to spend the $$ in the past, and with Cousins under center we are a lot closer to becoming a competitive than we are without him. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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