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  1. Where’d you go? I went after the last deployment and loved it. We were in western/southern part of country. This time it’s dublin, Belfast, Derry, donegal and Cavan. So total opposite end of the island.
  2. ...and the options for cigars was weak. I’m so glad I brought a good bit of my own with me. H. Up 1/2 Coronas were a nice reprieve if it was slow while on the ol night shift, and the RyJ Belicosos from 2007 were an awesome treat on the off days. Casa Habanos over in the pearl (think version of palm in Dubai) was nice once the weather was better, but prices were trumped up. I did get to try all the LCDHs I’ve been lusting after and was able to get a decent price on the Ramon allones. I didn’t expect to enjoy these as much as I did. Overall not a bad lil trip. Busier than the last time I was in that area of the world. Came home and have a trip booked for Ireland and Northern Ireland in September with just me and the wife (no kids!). Very excited to spend 8 days in a country nothing like the penesula. Sure, woulda loved to of done it sooner upon return, but lots of factors just made that not an option Anyways, home now and time to get my humidor with no room in it smoked down a bit so I can partake in some 24:24 now that I’m back!
  3. History is far worse. Black Plague. TB rampant with no cure. Rape and pillaging completely the norm in all wars everywhere. I can go on and on. minimal to no fear of continual violence makes culture / societies soft and stupid. They start prioritizing crap like young celebrities. No need for true heroes to be in the forefront of worship or command when there is no perimeter to guard. Just a byproduct of being safe. No good or bad, just trade offs with everything in life.
  4. Fascinating. Not actually surprised though. Many of those "50s classic American cars" had soviet engines put under the hood a long time ago.
  5. Glad I got to go. Visited London right after the first bridge attach this year.
  6. Love it. My go to brand and line for years prior to Cubans
  7. Whole thing sounds insane. The cigar prices, having 4K put in the post and the slicing on top? Is this a horror flick?
  8. Great post @JohnS I've actually stayed away from the sig line as I didn't enjoy em young. Not a fan of the grassy taste. being a hypocrite tho, did recently purchase the sig I. Pleasantly surprised at the 2016s seem to have more complexity and other flavors prevalent I do like. Only had 1 thus far, and was so under filled you could almost smash it flat and the burn was garbage. Hoping for better results on cigar no 2 from the box.
  9. Yup, agree unless someone you see about and can take a message well. Private message or text way to go imo.
  10. Agreed. I'll admit I was the worst at being jusgemental and quick to criticize until maybe a year ago. I was actually a pretty shit person when I was so judgemental; I woulda had a TON to say about mr woods while my life was falling apart. if it doesn't actually have an impact on me, it's just noise. I catch myself caring here and there about things like this, but stop and realize my caring has no bearing on anything to do with it and I'm just turning over emotional control to a circumstance. my son gets a DUI? Wife gets a DUI? Heaven forbid family or immediate friend impacted by a dui driver, then I care. TW getting one has about as much impact on me and anyone I know as a fictional character getting one in a book I'm reading.
  11. Active duty army active duty air force federal agency- customs, FBI, whatever. laned army national guard, then Air Force reserves (still in that) and a insurance underwriter to really pay the bills ?
  12. Yup, that seems to be the situation here. Some want to have dibs on American market when available, so don't want any codes in America currently tied to them when/if opens (that's the story anyways).
  13. I think that's the issue; but never put anything past someone looking to make a buck....or peso.
  14. Picked up some RG perlas from a vendor I've trusted for years. Had a good deal if you purchased 50 of em. Cigars in the 5x5 boxes looked and smelled fine. Will probably smoke one soon to do the taste test (no, not to determine authenticity but to determine if I like em for the price paid and move on) odd thing is the scratch marks on BOTH boxes where the code to verify on the habsnos site. Anyone seen this? Cause for concern? No idea why anyone would take the time to make fake RG perlas...
  15. Split already lined up. If we ever see the el morro on the 24/24, let's coordinate our fire and go for those!
  16. I enjoy them more with a group. Double corona night with the guys around a fire with some good drinks is the best way to go.
  17. Can't wait to try these. Got two 5x5 of em on the way.
  18. I would love to have some, but I've not seen any avail recently. If you know of a trusted source, please PM me ??
  19. Happy b day to the woman who sends the best emails in the world!
  20. I might have to. SLR D.C. is the best cigar I've ever had hands down, but the rest of the SLR line is just good to me. Might be the same phenomenon with RA. Double corona being the cream of crop of the marca according to my taste buds.
  21. Ya know, I've had really bad luck with RA. Terrible sample size form a statistical perspective, but 5/5 RASS I've had were awful. Had a 5er in a split of a box of Asian regionals and the construction was atrocious. I may try again one day, but they aren't on my list to acquire for D.C. side note, if you want to split the box PM me. I'm more than game to do so given my current humidor capacity limitations ?
  22. ....for now. Started this journey with SLR. Have about 8-10 left I think. This year I've picked up a 10 box of lusi's and the hoyo and VR both from 24:24 deals. today was luck day. Got the 2012 punch DCs from the lot sale. sure, thesecwill be smoked, but isn't that the true "completion"completion of the quest? Acquiring gives the rush but the smoking will be the glory. I'm so excited to have them all at one time in the humi and let them battle it out for top flavor on the taste buds over the next few weeks.

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