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About puromaniac

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  • Birthday 09/27/1953

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  1. Casa Particular recommendation- budget friendly

    A little further from the Nacional (about 15 minute walk) at Paseo y Calle 17, clean, modern, inexpensive, and (full disclosure) run by friends I met many years ago. Super couple with nice boy. https://es.airbnb.com/rooms/21090243?s=51
  2. Encuentros Partagas - Havana Trip, Nov 2017?????

    Blasphemous indeed...almost as bad as how quickly the Cohiba rum vanished.
  3. Encuentros Partagas - Havana Trip, Nov 2017?????

    Also a Siglo VI, rumour has it?
  4. what fish is this?

    I know that fish. It's called "the one that got away." Very common but usually quite memorable. Good on you.
  5. Encuentros Partagas - Havana Trip, Nov 2017?????

    I know there will be a couple of us going from Vancouver. I had a blast last year and took in all but one event, but will be down with my Wife and more focussed on visiting Cuban friends and sightseeing, so only plan for sure on taking in the opening night dinner. For me it was the best event.
  6. Fly fishing Cuba

    No fishing to be had in Cuba folks. Just an illusion. Look the other way. Ignore El Pres.
  7. One of the best cigars I have smoked in Cuba in the past 2 years.
  8. Drool....and naturally as a Canadian I must now apologize.
  9. Nice study. Wish I had it back in 2012. This photo still haunts me for what I didn't buy.
  10. Am I the only moron....

    Sad to hear recently that the 5 second rule has been debunked. Bacteria get on dropped stuff immediately. I am NOT sure if that applies to mold (not plume).
  11. Am I the only moron....

    Thankfully never in the can, but did lose 2 to the river while smoking and fishing. Still remember both vividly--a D4 only half way puffed, and a RASS, mostly done. Call me an idiot, but I did learn something: no matter how quickly you grab it back it can't be relit. Plus the enjoyment of smoking while fishing--and never suffering any major loss like burning my fly line--makes sacrificing a couple Cubans to the fish gods a small price to pay.
  12. Local contacts in Cuba

    Still looking? Send me a pm.
  13. Ha ha. That kind of stress I can deal with. Well, maybe not a Monte Open. Dealing with phone calls has been shown in some studies to be the equivalent of losing a night's sleep.
  14. The brain is a most interesting organ. Like most of us, I am constantly battling what science types call the "tyranny of the pre-frontal cortex," the part of the brain responsible for most executive decisions. Our poor brains are constantly bombarded by stimuli that require stress-inducing attention, and one way to activate other parts of our brains, and relieving stress, besides putting down our phones, is focussed time in nature. The Japanese have gone as far as creating green space for "nature therapy" which researchers have shown enhance our immune systems, health, and well-being. I am also betting taking time for a cigar and relaxing provides similar benefits and relief from brain tyranny. Now if I could only get a grant to test it. Sorry if I veered off topic.
  15. Happy Birthday Canada

    Doesn't seem like a day over 149! Think I will start the celebration with an Epi 2.

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