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About SignalJoe

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  • Birthday 03/30/1974

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    Angleton, TX
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    Cuban cigars, Texas BBQ, photography, history and anything Rat Pack.

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  1. True statement. As the commissioner of the agency responsible for these "unintended consequences" he could easily correct them. He has deliberately chosen not to do so for the very reasons Rob mentioned.
  2. A few years back while driving to the deer lease I came around a bend in the road and saw a baby skunk. I hit the brakes on the truck but I just couldn't stop in time. When I came to a stop I looked back and saw the skunk was still alive but looked to be in rough shape. I took the skunk and placed him in a cardboard box I had in my truck. I gave him water and he was still alive when I came back from hunting, so I took him home. The wife was a little leary about having a skunk in the house but understood I felt responsible for nursing it back to health. So that night I brought the box in to our bedroom when my wife saw this she was somewhat less than thrilled. "You're not bring that in to our bedroom are you" "Well that was my plan" "What about the smell?" she asked I said "I got used to it, I am sure he will too"
  3. So entire line of Patagas Series D and Behikes...HSA must have made a miraculous turnaround.
  4. Honestly, I expected the same reaction in California! .
  5. Thanks for the feedback everyone. It was a truly fascinating experience hearing history from someone who lived it. If anyone wanted to send cigars to Mr. Overton you could mail them to his house. I suspect it would be appreciated. Richard Overton 2011 Hamilton Avenue Austin, TX 78702 The renaming of his street is honorary and I believe temporary. The Hamilton Avenue sign was there (in green) with a "dressier" blue sign above which said Overton St (or Ave. can't recall now). Again his smoke of choice is a Tampa Sweet Perfecto. He may well be set in his ways at his age or he may appreciate a nice cuban. Either way I am sure he would appreciate the gesture from a fellow cigar smoker.
  6. I just assumed everybody had one of these. Am I wrong?
  7. During my travels through Austin I took the time to find a man who fascinates me. Richard Overton at 111 years old is America's oldest living WWII veteran. Besides helping defeat Japan in the pacific Overton credits his longevity to smoking cigars and drinking whiskey daily. He was not that hard to find as the city of Austin, TX recently changed the name of street he lives on to "Overton St." As I drove up he was sitting on the porch of the home he has lived in since he returned from serving. As one would expect he was burning a stogie. I introduced myself and presented him the cuban cigars I brought (10 Boli #2/ 10 R&J #2) and a bottle of TX blended whiskey. After introductions were complete I asked if I could sit and listen to his story. He was all too happy to oblige. In his soft spoken voice he told me about his time in the service. When I asked about where he went to training he informed me he didn't need training. As a country boy he already knew how to shoot. At his age he is alert but sometimes changes topics without any notice making the listener pay attention. I listened to him for about an hour as he spoke of WWII using the colorful language one would expect from a Soldier. Unfortunately I can't recall all that was said as we sat there smoking however I will leave you with a few quotes below: "Bullets would come between us, like you and me sitting here. You didn't dodge because you might dodge into a bullet" "I don't know how I made through all that" "You just kept moving forward. You could get killed just as easy going back as moving forward. So you never looked back. Just keep moving forward." His home health care nurse was sitting with us (as well as his son) and she was a little concerned about the heat and some stomach distress he was experiencing. So I figured I had taken enough of his time and excused myself. We shook hands and he thanked me for the cigars and whiskey. All I can say is that I was overwhelmed having the opportunity to sit with this man who had seen so much and lived the full life he has. Below are some images I took of him this afternoon. Also if anyone is curious his smoke of choice is a Tampa Sweet Perfecto. I would love to stop back by and see what he thinks of the cuban marevas I gave him some day.
  8. A man was leaving the convenience store with his morning coffee when he noticed a most unusual funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery. A black hearse was followed by a second black hearse about 50 Feet behind the first one. Behind the second hearse was a solitary man walking a dog on a leash. Behind him, a short distance back, were about 200 men walking single file. The man couldn't stand the curiosity. He respectfully approached the man walking the dog and said: "I am so sorry for your loss, and this may be a bad time to disturb you, but I've never seen a funeral like this. Whose funeral is it?" "My wife's." ''What happened to her?" "She yelled at me and my dog attacked and killed her. You see I'm a Vet and this is my service dog" He inquired further, "But who is in the second hearse?" The Vet answered, "My mother-in-law. She was trying to help my wife when the dog turned on her." A very poignant and touching moment of brotherhood and silence passed between the two men. "Can I borrow the dog?" The Vet replied, "Get in line."
  9. I can certainly attest to the quality and the influx of customers. A positive by product of being named to the top 50 by Texas Monthly. I'am also looking for alternate sites in the general area for future herfs. I'm a firm believer in AC this time of year in Texas!
  10. This is what passes for news with a media who breathlessly reports how many scoops of ice cream the President has in relation to his staff or that the VP "forced" reporters to watch "Hoosiers" while on Air Force 2. Media stupidity aside Tiger is fascinating from a sports psychology perspective. How does one lose the ability to dominate in such short order? He is not the first or only, David Duval, Chuck Knoblauch and Rick Ankiel all come to mind. However he is the most high profile to experience it. Though we have no hard answers to the cause of his decline it is fascinating none the less.
  11. I believe Presidente Ken was making great progress last we heard. Though he must of censored the press as we have not heard how his first term ended.
  12. This has always been favorite military poem. It seems more appropriate daily and especially so today; It is the Soldier, not the minister Who has given us freedom of religion. It is the Soldier, not the reporter Who has given us freedom of the press. It is the Soldier, not the poet Who has given us freedom of speech. It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer Who has given us freedom to protest. It is the Soldier, not the lawyer Who has given us the right to a fair trial. It is the Soldier, not the politician Who has given us the right to vote. It is the Soldier who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag, And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protester to burn the flag. Charles Michael Province, U.S. Army
  13. Today's mail call courtesy of the Czar HUPC (TOS NOV 16) - Almost maduro dark wrappers BCG (PUR NOV 16) BHK 54 (BTO OCT 13)
  14. Starting off with Ken's favorite... a nice sauvingon blanc!
  15. OK now your'e just showing off your photography skills...well done! What kind of equipment are you using?

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