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  1. Havana Gloria Fidelita Flor Sent from my LYA-L0C using Tapatalk
  2. RAG + Four Roses SB is a lovely combination. Sent from my LYA-L0C using Tapatalk
  3. I've been lucky enough to attend a few get togethers with 3 or 4 Toronto area botl's this summer and for those occasions I handed out some '16 Cazzadores, '19 HU2, '15 Connie A...all bloody great smokes. Personally the Connie A might edge out the other two as tops but really splitting hairs. Amazing how well recent standard production is smoking. Sent from my LYA-L0C using Tapatalk
  4. Short review from NY Times... Looking forward to watching this, hopefully this weekend. Sent from my LYA-L0C using Tapatalk
  5. A sublime Mag 50 from an '07 50 cab shared when some some great botl got together for an ace summer night here in Toronto [emoji106][emoji91] Sent from my LYA-L0C using Tapatalk
  6. I too was in town in February and picked up a bundle after sampling a couple singles on the back deck. Great smokes!
  7. Games and cooking with the kids, Netflix, whole record/deep listening between the headphones, wine and bourbon, a cigar or two if I can bear the temp in the garage (unfortunately quite cold around Toronto this weekend).
  8. Was in Cuba for the week Feb 24 - Mar 2. Used Jorge as driver/guide and arranged to exchange 1:1 USD. I know slightly better could be had but wasn't going to try to boil the ocean for a few ten notes. Flew back through VRA Monday. Almost non-stop recording in the departures hall saying CUC not accepting beyond security. USD, CAD, EUR all accepted.
  9. Rob, cheers for the recommendation! Two friends and myself seriously enjoyed Jorge's company and service while visiting Trinidad and Havana last week. He's a cut above.
  10. Hey Rob! Looking forward to meeting your son and catching up with Andy in Miramar. Will do my best to post a few pics, PG in nature of course Sent from my LYA-L0C using Tapatalk
  11. Myself and two friends I'm travelling with will be there. A Canadian degenerate presence. Jorge (Rob's recommended man in Havana) is our driver...would he already be familiar with this address? Sent from my LYA-L0C using Tapatalk
  12. Happy birthday, Rob! [emoji482] Sent from my LYA-L0C using Tapatalk
  13. Or cut them off entirely. Same with the sternum strap. Works well for me anyway. Sent from my LYA-L0C using Tapatalk
  14. Tortuga has great backpack options. I have a 45L that's been on several Asia trips and done well. The last couple years though I've been loving the Pakt One duffle...too build quality and really well thought out. Getting your travel kit down to the essentials (capsule wardrobe plus minimal toiletries) and into a 35L bag really does wonders for mobility. Sent from my LYA-L0C using Tapatalk
  15. I will be in Cuba with two friends (indifferent but not opposed to cigars) from February 24 to March 2. Working out the itinerary now... some time in Trinidad, some in Havana. Will follow this thread Sent from my LYA-L0C using Tapatalk
  16. For Canadians, is it best to bring Canadian or US cash for exchange? Or use bank card to make withdrawal in CUC? Sent from my LYA-L0C using Tapatalk
  17. One day while out running errands with my 14 year old son he expresses a real hankering for steak. It's snowing however so I'm not grilling. Popped into the butcher and bought two nice Rib-eye steak and discovered how lovely a skillet steak can be....seriously, the crust?!! Prep time is 1 Old Fashioned and pairs well with a nice California CabSauv. I hotboxed the garage with a lovely RASS afterward, and my son was most satisfied. Tranquillo.
  18. San Cristobal On the wings of the current RE and the reliability of the few vitolas it still produces, play up the history behind the name and launch some product...a corona, a DC, and something(s) with double/triple bands and ego appeasing / money making ring gauge... the La Habana 60!
  19. good info - thank you! as i'd like to be able to host 4-5 guys on occasion, i wonder if having one higher capacity fan on a dial, or two lower capacity fans that are controlled separately would be better.
  20. Thanks for the post Keith. I'll look into the one-way baffle. There is a run of ducting in the ceiling (between main floor joists) already there. I'm wondering if having that ducting in the ceiling will potentially port cigar smoke into other areas of the house, and if it wouldn't be better to place it lower in the room? Do you really think a 180cfm fan is sufficient? Have you done a calculation based on the dimensions of the room? If so, what is the recycle time? I've read elsewhere about using the moisture ready drywall and taking good care to properly seal joints and use good paint, so that jives. I always buy premium paint anyway (typically Benjamin Moore Aura) but good to know about the finish type - will keep that in mind for sure. I'm planning to not have any light fixtures in the ceiling (vapour leak) and use a combination of wall sconces and lamps instead. Haven't really made many final decisions regarding final looks so we'll see what happens. General idea is to have a wall of cabinetry where I can mount a sink (plumbing exists to a wash tub), place a small bereave fridge under the counter and have some storage, and maybe mount a TV on top of it. This should leave lots of space for couches, chairs, etc. If I can get the HVAC and plumbing sorted this winter I'll be happy. That way I can frame over the spring, get electrical done, then drywall and finish over the remaining summer and fall and be ready for winter 2015/16.
  21. I have a 16' W x 13' D x 7.5' H room in the basement that is half finished. It's on my 2015 agenda to at least get the proper HVAC installed and work toward finishing the room off.
  22. Killing Hope - US Military & CIA Interventions Since WW2 by William Blum Is the United States a force for democracy? In this classic and unique volume that answers this question, William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on our most famous actions (Chile, Cuba, Vietnam, to name a few), and for those who want to learn about our lesser-known efforts (France, China, Bolivia, Brazil, for example), this book provides a window on what our foreign policy goals really are. Very insightful, well researched, and something you can go back to as needed.

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