okie2

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About okie2

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  • Birthday 01/30/1943

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  1. Tonight is the perfect night to share some quality time with an “old friend”. The weather outside is miserable. The wind is howling and driving sheets of heavy rain against the windows, sounds like a damn sleet storm with the occasional freight train going past. The wood stove is fired up and keeping everything inside warm and cozy. The big pot of coffee perking on the wood stove is about ready. I really enjoy the old percolators for making coffee over a campfire or on the wood stove; always brings back pleasant memories from bygone days in the accompaniment of old friends. A well-aged Bolivar Coronas Gigantes is always my cigar of choice. This one was from a couple of cabs of 02s I bought a few years back. A well-aged one has a nice oily sheen. Love running my finger and thumb down the wrapper and feeling the slick oily residue and the slight tooth of the wrapper. This BCG had a nice appearance, firm to the touch with a good pre light taste. I have always struggled with describing the sweet taste in the first half or two thirds of a well-aged gigantes. I believe the following quote is pretty close to what I am experiencing. “Saffron tastes like licorice or Pernod,” he said. “Wait, it has a little rum and honey quality. Or maybe it’s like when there’s too much gingerbread in something. Have you ever smoked cloves? It’s actually kind of like that.” I’ve never smoked cloves and I don’t think I will ! During the last third I can really taste the spice, leather and earth in the back of the throat while the taste, albeit not as predominate, of the saffron is still noticeable through the nose. I like to purge occasionally in the last third as it calms down the spiciness or a slight tar build up, and lets more of the saffron flavor through. A really delightful and delicious taste as the spice and saffron share the moment instead of either one seeking dominance. A wonderful two hours spent with an “old friend”.
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    Making a Baby

    Fabulous! Making a copy of this for the wife to take to work. :-)
  3. Bought a couple of Cabs of these last year. Wonderful smokes that are true to their heritage in taste and performance. Seemed that every time I was enjoying one I would have this ditty pop into my head as I was trying to discern a particular taste. "Mama's little baby loves Short'nin', short'nin', Mama's little baby loves Short'nin' bread." Ran a search on Google for "shortning bread" and found this rendition. Kind of cool, and I think my Mom use to sing this to me when I was a little guy. SHORT'NIN' BREAD Plantation Song Written By: Unknown Copyright Unknown Put on the skillet, Slip on the lid, Mama's gonna make Some short'nin' bread. That ain't all She's gonna do, Mama's gonna make A little coffee, too. Mama's little baby loves Short'nin', short'nin', Mama's little baby loves Short'nin' bread, Mama's little baby loves Short'nin', short'nin', Mama's little baby loves Short'nin' bread. Three little children, Lyin' in bed Two were sick And the other 'most dead Sent for the doctor And the doctor said, "Give those children some Short'nin' bread." Mama's little baby loves Short'nin', short'nin', Mama's little baby loves Short'nin' bread, Mama's little baby loves Short'nin', short'nin', Mama's little baby loves Short'nin' bread. Mama's little baby loves Short'nin', short'nin', Mama's little baby loves Short'nin' bread, Mama's little baby loves Short'nin', short'nin', Mama's little baby loves Short'nin' bread. When those children, Sick in bed, Heard that talk About short'nin' bread, Popped up well To dance and sing, Skipped around and cut The pigeon wing. Mama's little baby loves Short'nin', short'nin', Mama's little baby loves Short'nin' bread, Mama's little baby loves Short'nin', short'nin', Mama's little baby loves Short'nin' bread. Slip to the kitchen, Slip up the led, Filled my pockets full of Short'nin' bread; Stole the skillet, Stole the led, Stole the gal makin' Short'nin' bread. Mama's little baby loves Short'nin', short'nin', Mama's little baby loves Short'nin' bread, Mama's little baby loves Short'nin', short'nin', Mama's little baby loves Short'nin' bread. Caught me with the skillet, Caught me with the led, Caught me with the gal makin' Short'nin' bread; Paid six dollars for the skillet, Paid Six dollars for the led, Spent six months in jail eatin' Short'nin' bread. Mama's little baby loves Short'nin', short'nin', Mama's little baby loves Short'nin' bread, Mama's little baby loves Short'nin', short'nin', Mama's little baby loves Short'nin' bread. Whew!! Lots more than I ever knew!!
  4. » Following on from a rather disappointing R&J Belicoso review. » » What was your last excellent R&J cigar and what was the year (and month if » possible) of manufacture. » » Similarly, if a bad one comes to mind....what was it and what was the year » (and month) if possible. » » For the purposes of this exercise, do not include Romeo y Julieta Short » Churchill. 97 Celestiales Finos. One of their best!
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    Lisa ROCKS!!

    » » Lisa, you ROCK the HOUSE!!!! » » Ive only been here a very short time, but I would DEFINITELY agree that » she rocks!:-) I second that. Lisa makes it happen!
  6. I was walking through the family room last night on my way upstairs to fire up a Party No.4. I looked at the tv on the way by as the movie Fried Green Tomatoes was starting. I took a quick right and parked my butt in the recliner. It has been years since I have seen this movie. It stars Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy and Mary Stuart Masterson (1991). The story takes place in Alabama during the 1930s. A good story about two young women growing into adulthood in a rural whistlestop town. Lots of personal tragedy and triumphs in the Old South. Good supporting cast. It was a delightful way to spend a couple of hours without a smoke. I just wish I'd had a plate of those fried green tomatoes!

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