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About CigarAsh

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  • Birthday 08/13/1959

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    Oz (Kansas that is)
  • Interests
    Cigars, Whiskey, Belgian Ales, Woodworking

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  1. FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Had my first Quai D'Orsay Corona from a box pass earlier this year on the US forum. I love a good box pass as a way to try new things. The QDO Corona had some six or so years of age on it I think and was just magnificent. Easy 93/94 cigar for me. My response to that was to score a box to start smoking. Even these fresh ones from 2016 are delicious. Mild to medium for me with just a light fragrant spice. pairs well with a good bourbon. Time to get a second box for aging while I smoke through these.
  2. Corgis are just the coolest little dogs. We have a bunch in my neighborhood. They always make me smile when I see them. As for your Pats choking, ahem, they had their butts kicked by my Chiefs! Unfortunately it cost us Eric Berry for the rest of season. Out with ruptured Achilles tendon. .
  3. Equifax Data Breach

    I already started the sign up process last night. They gave me Monday as the date I can take the next steps in the sign up. Kind of a convoluted process but when you have that many people impacted, they've got to try and regulate it somehow I guess.
  4. Here's a few shots of last couple of pieces for my son's apartment. All from California Claro walnut harvested and rough milled by an old college buddy. Entertainment center and his new dining table. Chairs are next up when I get the shop set back up. If you really want to geek out, I post a lot of stuff on (my page is It's a great place to gain some knowledge, see other people's work and post your own work. It's a good community like this one.
  5. Hmnmm, Cigar: Anything corona size or skinny. Loving the HdM du Prince. And yes, knowing they're off the list, I've started stockpiling Music: I'll listen to anything blues related. But went to see Yes 2 nights ago in concert. Now I can't get their old music from the 70s out of my head. A really great show. Rick Wakeman in a giant purple cape playing 8 or 9 different keyboards throughout the night was pretty cool. TV: My sons have me hooked on a lot of the Marvel stuff that's out. Been watching the Daredevil series on Netflix. Beverage: The craft beer revolution is alive and well in my kitchen. My latest is a nice Bavarian Hefeweizen. Tedious to make your own beer but surprisingly easy and fun to do. My sons seem to appreciate it! Hobby: I'm a huge woodworking geek. Been building furniture for my youngest son for his new apartment (pictures available for anyone interested). Took a break from that to rebuild the dust collection system in my shop. The old system was spreading more dust than it was collecting. Installed a new 3hp cyclone and now running hard pipes throughout the shop to all my major tools (table saw, jointer, planer, etc). 9 different tools getting connected to the new system. It sounds like a jet engine when it fires up - I love it! Doing a nice deep cleaning of the shop as I go. It's amazing the amount of crap that builds up in a workshop and the layer of dust in strange places after 26 years in the same shop. I"m also trying to learn guitar - my love of blues now extends to me trying to learn to play it. I've "mancaved" my son's old bedroom and put my guitars, amp and other noisemakers in there. Wife thinks I'm pretty crazy but after 31 years (just yesterday) she's used to it As long as I'm not underfoot and in her way, she let's me indulge my hobbies, including the cigar collection.
  6. QdO Reboot

    Time to stock up on the QdO coronas that I've recently discovered I love. Had one in a US Box pass earlier this year that was out of this world good.
  7. You take that BACK!!! Just a cigar???!!!!????
  8. And for anyone with an Iphone or Ipad. Push your home button for SIRI and tell her "I see a little silhouetto of a man".
  9. Saw Queen with Adam Lambert last month here in KC. Was a really great concert. Nice stage setup, good set list. Lambert can really perform. He's not Freddy Mercury, but he does pretty well. ' Brian May can still really rock. One of my favorite rock guitarists. The runway projecting from the stage was actually shaped and lit just like his signature Red Special guitar he has used throughout his career. At one point, a drum kit came out of the end of the runway and Brian May, Roger Taylor and Lambert all performed a few numbers out there in the middle of the crowd.
  10. Cigar bands

    This has been my go to for lables. They have just a small strip of adhesive at one end of label so it just sticks to itself, not the cigar. Come back apart fairly easily too. Online labels
  11. Future Son in Law?

    For me, a line from the movie clueless sums up my feelings on the subject: DAD to daughters potential boyfriend: I have a gun and a shovel and I don't think anyone's going to miss you too much. But seriously, your daughter sounds brilliant. My guess is she understands the situation better than you realize and really knows what SHE wants out of life right now. Maybe it involves him, maybe not, maybe if he just doesn't get in the way of her goals. One of my brothers faced this with his middle daughter. "Dweeb boy" boyfriend (brothers name for the young man) proposed in high school. He got together with dweeb boys dad and they announced it was awesome news with one little question. Who was going to quit school and get a job to support them? Because obviously if you're old enough to marry you're old enough to be on your own and not need parents financing college. They hadn't thought that far. They became engaged and then got married after both completed college. Then brother hired dweeb boy into the family business so they could move out! So far the delay seems to have done them both good.
  12. People with glasses!

    Won't need to have the right eye done until lens gives out from a cataract, hopefully not for another 15 or 20 years. Just fixing my dominant eye for reading seems to be all I needed.
  13. People with glasses!

    My wife and I both just had the artificial lens replacement surgery. Mine was 2 weeks ago. A new multifocal lens in my left eye (dominant for near vision). My distance vision is terrific thanks to LASIK surgery 17 years ago. I'm sitting here at my work PC with my reading vision restored. I couldn't be happier. Still a few issues that will correct with time, but basically I'm now functional without my cheater readers. I've probably got 20 or 30 pairs of cheaters scattered throughout my world and I don't need them anymore. What's really unusual is the way I see color between my two eyes now. In my right eye with my old, aging, natural lens there is a definite yellow tone to the world. Close that eye and look through the new lens in my left eye and everything is brighter, white, bluer and clear. The way it was when I was a kid I suppose. They said they couldn't make me 21 again with my vision but they're getting pretty darn close.
  14. Mixed Stick Storage

    I don't really have a storage space problem. Sticks that don't have their own box (like NC sticks from my local B&M - gotta keep supporting them) go in a few drawers with all the other loose sticks. If I bought a full box, that box stays in the humidor even if it only has 1 cigar left in it!
  15. FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Absolutely phenomenal RA Allones Extra. Easily my cigar of the year so far. Layers of fruit and spice on the palate. Copious volume of smoke. Just leaves this wonderful vicsous aftertaste in my mouth. I love a good corona and other "skinny" formats. I'd score it as an easy 97/98. Just wish I'd been smart enough to go long on these 5 years ago.

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