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  1. Spark of a lighter Curls of smoke rise like the sun Ah, tranquility
  2. -The Estancia San José de Bellavista, "One of the oldest houses for civil use in Arroyo Naranjo." served as the Gabino Campos cigar factory at some point after it was looted in 1933, abandoned by its owners, and used as the 14th police station. Source: https://www.ecured.cu/Estancia_San_José_de_Bellavista edit: Second entry: -Felix Campos, on behalf of the company known as Gabino Campos Beltran applied for the Gabino Campo Marca on February 27 1932. Source: Boletín oficial de marcas y patentes, Volume 27 https://books.google.com/books?id=Fj7jLNxYF50C&pg=PT256&lpg=PT256&dq="fabrica+de+tabacos"+"gabino+campos"&source=bl&ots=ee5IhqNAQO&sig=ACfU3U1L5so54Tdv9EScjrq5gHWtDG5ENw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiUgpfG3ZHrAhXPJzQIHXnTDVwQ6AEwDHoECAsQAQ#v=onepage&q="fabrica de tabacos" "gabino campos"&f=false And just for fun a picture of a couple Gabino Campos Coronas Extras (source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BpmQfh0lXQB/)
  3. The problem is that this is all theater that sacrifices elements of our freedom without actual benefit or improvement in safety. If there was a magical way for airport security to detect all threats that would be all well and good, but there isn't. Almost everything can make it through and they know it. http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/01/politics/tsa-failed-undercover-airport-screening-tests/
  4. Welcome from Lakewood ! You wouldn't happen to be a pilot, would you ?
  5. Happy birthday, Greg ! Thanks for all the hard work getting those smokes out like a year round Santa Claus.
  6. These are extremely effective if there is a clear path for the airflow: http://www.amazon.com/Lasko-2265QM-20-Inch-Performance-Velocity/dp/B0073CQ9XA/ Lasko 20" fan. 3670 CFM.
  7. I'd shy away even from a manual BMW at that mileage. Every little repair is going to cost quite a bit and significantly offset the savings you'll see up front with the lower initial cost.
  8. My costume at work today. I don't always wear a costume, but when I do, I ensure it allows me to smoke and drink.
  9. Wow indeed. What an inspirational thread and blog! I don't think I can even pretend to aspire to such greatness but I really enjoy reading your blog !
  10. I for one like the idea of a little chaos and lawlessness. Little triumphs of personal freedom like are part of what life should be. That Uber driver would get a big tip.
  11. I read the hell out of the Bond novels in high school and still really enjoy their atmosphere so I'd be more excited to see a retro reboot of the series than anything else, or at least throw in an old Bentley and a long slide 1911. That said Craig does a good job of staying close to the book's Bond and I think Idris Elba could do the same.
  12. I'd look a little beyond app technologies and the 'sharing economy' to the inevitable automation of transport and most of the service industry and the rapid acceleration of the consolidation or inequality of wealth that will accompany it. I don't think we're going to be like Star Trek with these automation technologies benefiting all equally but at least someone has to program the robots for a while.
  13. Very much enjoying a "Clearance" Monte 2 from 24:24.
  14. I wholeheartedly agree. Their Caribbean and XXX are my favorites and are really versatile. I'll still reach for Tapatio with some pork rinds though.
  15. Having a dark and stormy with some Fentiman's gingerbeer and Appleton Estate. Yum.
  16. Decompressing after a long day of work in Vegas. Missed my first 24:24 since I joined this forum! Smoking this super slow and really enjoying the results.
  17. Aw so close. I'll be in Vegas for work tomorrow and possibly Wednesday. If you happen to get out there early, or if anyone else reading this is in Las Vegas and wanting to smoke Tues/Weds night, message me.
  18. RyJ Wide Churchill. Most relaxing part of the weekend.
  19. Upgrayedd


    Haha, is the flavor worth the aftermath ?
  20. SCDH El Principe, very young Feb 14. Paired with Superstition Safeword Mead. Great middle third, needs some age I guess as the first and last third were a little more robust and less sweet than the middle. I enjoyed as is but will try to save most and get more of the sweet flavors they're known for.
  21. Flawlessly enjoyable Connie A fresh off the truck-plane-truck-truck-truck from Woollooongabba. Best tasting and burning smoke I've ever had.Thanks to our host and his team for this wonderful experience. Paired with some nice Evenus syrah port.
  22. Those look pretty delicious, best of luck rehabilitating them, looks like you won't have much trouble !
  23. Best: RASS at a barbeque in the desert, enjoyed as a breeze started to sweep in and accompanied with generous amounts of both bourbon and pork tenderloin. Worst: Liga Privada Papas Fritas at the Redbull Global Rallycross, following and followed by Bolivar PCs which were great. The Papas Fritas was one of my favorites before I got into CCs and its interesting how tastes change with exposure in such a short time.
  24. Had a couple of these while watching Global Rallycross today. Good times.
  25. I'm beginning to really prefer smoking indoors. Seems like I smoke slower and perceive more flavor.

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