Thursday, March 13, 2008

What A Difference A Few Days Make?

If you don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes and it will change. The weather just a few days ago was cold and snowy while today, low sixties. As I always do anytime I am afforded such a beautiful day I enjoy a cigar. Today is no different I am sitting here writing and smoking. Today’s cigar of choice is a, Montecristo Classic Collection corona. This is one of three I bought in a sampler selection at Liquor Barn in Lexington, Kentucky back before Christmas. I have been aging them and waiting for an excuse to fire one up. The construction and overall appearance of the cigar was excellent. I immediately notice that nice cedar smell and flavor from an aged cigar. It is the same aroma that you find in every great smoke shop. The first few draws, money, nice full body but not overpowering. I can see why this cigar is so highly revered. The taste has stayed balanced throughout the cigar. This one is definitely a knuckle burner.

I talked to my sister yesterday and she is doing much better. She still has some work to do to get back to normal, but her attitude was great. My nephew is stilling doing great, eating, sleeping and being spoiled. If only I could have that deal. The Lovely Wife has been finding success at her new agency and has been really working hard. The Boy and I have tried to make ourselves useful and keep the home front in shape. I have embarked on my latest endeavor, and hopefully will soon be back out in the game. Until then I am enjoying being Dad. Change, not my best friend, but I am starting to like the idea. I did want to say Thank You, again for all the prayers and support for my sister, it is definitely has helped.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

A Cigar In The Morning: The Breakfast of Champions

I have started a lot of my post with this opening; the weather was unseasonably warm for a Kentucky winter. Well Monday definitely fell into this category. I awoke to the temperature already in the fifties and climbing. The only thing I could think of was it was going to be a great day to smoke a cigar, or two.

I got pulled together rather quickly and began to map out my smoking strategy for the day. I went to the humidor and decided that my preferred theme for the day would be robusto. I grabbed a Cohiba and Padron Maduro for my cigar breakfast and possible lunch. I walked out to the garage and decided rather quickly that today was a topless day. No before you get the wrong idea I am referring to my Jeep Wrangler. I could not let this opportunity pass me by, the sun, the drive, and the smokes. It was shaping up to be the perfect storm.

I dropped the top down on the Jeep and lit my Cohiba, ready to roll. I took a quick look at the time, and I was off. At first the ride was a bit chilly but I soon got used to it. I’m lucky to live by Lake Cumberland so there is always scenic driving opportunites. This is definitely a great way to spend a morning gathering your thoughts. The Cohiba was a nice choice for breakfast; the cigar had a perfect balance of taste. I drove for what seemed like hours enjoying the warm March sun and my stogie. I did get a few glances from the other motorists, I just not sure if the looks were disbelief or jealousy. I soon noticed it was time to pick up the boy, and unfortunately the dark clouds were rolling in, so I had to call it a day. I can’t wait for warm weather. I did manage to have that Padron for lunch. The cigar was great but the view from the garage just didn’t compare.

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