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  1. Mus, so very sorry to hear of your loss. Sheri and I are saying a prayer, wishing the best for you and your family.
  2. I've given a fair number of speeches in front of groups, many times to people with a pretty good knowledge on the subject, though nothing on the scale of your audience. One thing I realized early on and have seen in a fair number of others, is not the fear of speaking, but the fear of being in front of and watched by large numbers. One thing I found that does help, when appropriate, is not to stand in front of the audience. Stand to the side, behind or even among them. Focus their attention on the briefing media...the big screen in your case. Perhaps a 4-5 minute trailer with pictures of your favorite moments while filming, shots that didn't make the film, or examples the film itself will expound upon. IMHO people tend to be far more visual creatures and appreciate pictures more than words, give them what they want. When the film is complete and your audience is on their feet. Take a humble bow and enjoy the applause. Cheers
  3. Zombie Gunship Survival and recently Plague Inc.. Sort of a strategy game how to wipe out the planet with various plagues, germs, virus spread through different vectors before the world finds a cure. Makes for some great conversations and odd looks during those long flights.
  4. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and best wishes for an exciting, successful and personally rewarding 2017 for everyone. Cheers Paul
  5. Jauwels, Welcome to FOH, the best cigar forum in the universe!
  6. Jauwels, Welcome to FOH, the best cigar forum in the universe!
  7. Jauwels, Welcome to FOH, the best cigar forum in the universe!
  8. Let me introduce you to my turbo charged FOH Iroda lighter. Not just for lighting cigars!
  9. Happy birthday mate and best wishes for another excellent year ahead. Cheers Paul
  10. Imagine if we never tried a marca based on a friends review. Many may have never begun smoking cigars. Imagine if nobody tasted a wine based of a friends suggestion. What a way to miss out on some of the nicer things in life. Imagine never giving a marca a second, third or fourth chance over the years because you "know" you won't enjoy it.....after all quality in Habanos hasn't gone back and forth over the years (roll eyes). I know many guys that didn't like Juan Lopez or Bolivar and I've changed several opinions after an offer of a better quality JL or Boli...say PSP instead of PE.
  11. Actually it does. Unless you simply don't consider flavor or body in "quality" of a cigar.
  12. Happy New Years to all. 2015 was a memorable year filled with great adventures, personal accomplishments, and new mates. I hope 2016 brings more of the same for us all. Cheers Paul
  13. Would love to see Arizona win it. Hoping to watch them crush Seattle next week though I never count the Seahawks out of it. They've got a difficult road ahead if they can't get Rawl's or Lynch back in the game.
  14. I asked Santa Claus for a new credit card....denied. I do miss the 24:24, but like others have pointed out my card is enjoying the break. I'd like to see another LFTW in 2016. There was an element of excitement trying to win a box before they were all claimed.
  15. Welcome to the mad house! Paul
  16. I haven't dedicated as much time to pairing as I'd like to, coffee and a cigar is my norm, but recently, with the help of our fantastic host, found a match that I simply can't stay away from. Ron Zacapa and a RnJ Ex. No. 4. The compliment of this rum to the sweet dark cherry flavors of the Exhibition No. 4 can't be overstated IMHO. I'd hoped to keep my box of these cigars hiding out in my humi for the next few years, but since being introduced to this wonderful partnership I simply can not keep my hands off of them. I will admit that the flavors, as delicious as they are, take a back seat to the memories of the fantastic afternoon with Rob and Di after Havanathon 15 when I was introduced to this particular pairing. Cigars, drinks, and great there a better pairing than that? Cheers
  17. Great photos Steve. I see you guys share the universal symbol of affection between mates! The bird. Gotta make it out to The Garden on our next trip.
  18. I've eaten far too many of these over the last 20 years. In terms of simplicity of preparation it's very hard to beat. In terms of taste...well that's arguable though these have gotten better over the years. I've had worse.
  19. I'm right there with you. I went through far more BRC's than any other cigar this year. I simply could not find a bad one.
  20. Looks like a great trip Mus. Makes me cold just looking at it!
  21. Hola Gilbert. Casa Fuente is a cool little spot. Perfect area to let the Mrs. shop while you enjoy a smoke with your favorite beverage.
  22. Welcome aboard Kevin. Don't worry about being too busy with work...24:24 will pull you to FOH everyday. Cheers

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