Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

CAO Mx2 Robusto: A Great Way to Spend a Holiday.

Like many people I enjoyed a long weekend over Memorial Day, and luckily I did find time between swimming and the beach to enjoy a cigar. I recently received a CAO Sampler from Cigars Direct, and I decided that I just had to try the CAO Mx2 Robusto. I am a huge fan of maduro cigars and I have to say that this smoke with its maduro wrapper as well as a maduro binder had me intrigued. Once again I can't say enough about the quality of cigars that I have been getting from Cigars Direct, everything looked perfect, the Mx2 included. I cut my cigar and checked the draw, and immediately picked up a hint of sweetness. This cigar proved to be a medium to full cigar, changing in tastes frequently as it progressed. The cigar had moments of a sweet chocolate taste then progressed to spicy at other points in the smoke. It had a nice even burn line with no need for any touchups. I found myself truly relaxed and enjoying a fine smoke, a perfect way to enjoy a long weekend.

The sampler which was the May Cigar of the Month selection, called the CAO Spring Collection, and included some awesome cigars. The package included the CAO Mx2, Black Bengal, 'VR' Moby, Brazilia Gol, and, the Italia Ciao. This is an excellent selection of some of CAO's best offerings. If you are a CAO fan or have always wanted to try CAO cigars here is a link to the CAO Spring Collection. Check it out and while you are at the site check out the Cigar of The Month Club, it's a great way to try something new!

CAO 5-Pack

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, May 17, 2009

TNA Wrestling: Fight Night Friday in Florence

I have been fortunate to have a few of those moments as a dad that I am sure my father got to experience with me. I have watched my son learn to ride a bike, catch a baseball just like my dad did with me, but Friday night was a very special one. When I was around my son's age, my dad worked third shift, so I did not get to spend a lot of time with him. My dad also was never a big fan of crowds so when he told me that we were going to watch the WWF live, you can imagine my surprise. I couldn't believe it I was going to see all my favorite wrestlers in person and my dad was taking me, just me and him. It was like Christmas had come early that year. The big day came and we went, my eyes were wide as I watched Hulk Hogan, Brutis Beefcake, Rick Martel and Hillbilly Jim put a show of a lifetime. I took my son and wife to see TNA wrestling in Florence Friday night. I watched as my son's eyes lit up when he saw the ring and listen to him cheer as his heroes won the fight. I couldn't help but smile and think about how my dad had to feel as I sat there doing the same thing. What a great time. So with great pride I can say that our redneck wrestling fan tradition remains strong, and hopefully the boy can take his son or daughter to the big show someday and enjoy that moment for himself.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, May 8, 2009

The Mobile Man Cave: Nub Habano on Wheels

As an outside salesman I spend a lot of time in my vehicle, travelling to and from jobsites and to the office. My Jeep is my man cave on wheels, so to speak. Now that I live in an area where it is warm almost year round, the mobile man cave makes a great place to enjoy a cigar on the go. I keep my travel caddy stocked with a few sticks, along with a cutter and lighter. Yesterday I had to make a long drive to a jobsite late in the day which made for a great opportunity to fire up a stogie.

I had received a cigar in one of my samplers from Cigars Direct that had caught my interest, the Nub Habano. I had yet to try this line of cigar and when I found out that Olivia was involved with the cigar I figured I was in for a great smoke. I am a big fan of the Olivia Serie G line and always have a few in my humidor. With about an hour of drive time I lit my cigar and settled in behind the wheel. The Nub is a four inch, sixty-four ring gauge cigar, so right away you may under estimate what this cigar has to offer, however don't be fooled by the size. The Nicaraguan grown Habano wrapper and filler of the Nub provided a nice robust punch is a small package. I would rank this cigar a medium to full on strength with a nice flavor complexity. The cigar had a nice smooth draw and the smoke had a nice aroma. I have to admit that the Jeep smelled like a fine tobacco shop. I made my drive and really enjoyed my cigar. I will definitely be adding the Nub to my humidor. With my work day over and my stogie down to my knuckle I decided to call it a day. My next stop was the pool to swim with the boy, what a tough day.

If you want to try the Nub Habano 464 Torpedo here is a link to a nice 5-pack.

Nub Habano 464 Torpedo

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