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  • Birthday 01/23/1979

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  1. Just had my first CoRo the other night. Purchased here on clearance and still young, but absolutely knocked my socks off. Haven't tried the Vigia yet, but plenty resting. Can't wait to spark one up!
  2. Same here my friend! The economic downturn of '08 turned us into a large landscape care provider, but design/build got us started and will always be my passion. I always said if I could control the weather I would be a rich man. For that reason, I would have been a meteorologist in an alternate life. Great question BTW, to the OP.
  3. Many options usually here but all are closed. Recently returned from Miami. Little Havana was completely shut down, which was disappointing. There was one spot in South Beach open. Naturally it was absolutely packed, to the point that I would not consider going in. Came back Covid free ?. My buddies and I just rotate around our pads, keep it in the community. We all have families so within the community feels safe for now.
  4. In the spirit of focusing on cigar discussion ?... I am still fairly new to this but my palette is progressing nicely. I thought it would be a good idea for everyone to try and provide general experiences by marca. Perhaps this would help guide purchases, especially for newbies. For example, I prefer nutty nuances and vanilla undertones. H. Upmann, for myself, provide the nut flavors while Cohiba inevitably leads to a vanilla undertone. Flavors can be more or less intense by rg, but it seems to me marcas have certain characteristics. Can we somehow get a thread or sub topic going that describes the general flavors associate with each marca? I'm too new to organize this, but it seems to make sense in assisting everyone in their journey to finding their sweet spot. Cheers and I hope everyone is living life to it's fullest!
  5. Ohhh my goooodnessss. Early 2019, I don't keep track, so forgive me. But.... this is everything I want out of a cigar. Purchased, put away, recently heard great things. I concur. Great smoke. Happy 4th to those in the states! Otherwise, happy day just because we are here and moving forward. Cheers to you and whatever may bring you joy, pride, and happiness!
  6. Love this. Thank you for the positive info! I am a small business owner. I am very fortunate and proud that we have not been affected thus far, nor do I anticipate we will be (knocking on wood as we speak) as long as we continue to work harder now than ever before. Sadly I cannot say the same for many friends and others in our community that operate small businesses. This second wave is closing operations left and right. I honestly don't know how to feel. 2008 was a very challenging time for our business and nearly decimated my family and employees. Now to be OK through this doesn't feel right. Very torn but extremely grateful. At some point the onus needs to be place on individuals and allow the free market to perform. This is my humble opinion anyway. Businesses shuttering due to the decisions of politicians is not the path to prosperity. Thanks to everyone chiming in in this subject!
  7. My upcoming beach vacation is ruined. The beach is closed, but all the tiny little shops, restaurants, and bars are still open. Logic obviously left politicians long ago so I trust nothing. Not that I ever trusted politicians? Seriously, I just want to sit on the beach with my family away from all the other crap in the world. Wait, I just read that alcohol cannot be consumed on the premises of restaurants. No beach, no booze, geez. Reminds me of a Simpson's episode.... "No beer, no TV makes Homer something something." That's how I feel right now. Screw it, I'm smoking a cigar. The little things I guess.
  8. ... can you feel it?... Again? I'm afraid we are headed towards massive lockdowns again, but far exceeding the initial wave. Please be prepared, love yourself, your family, and your neighbor. Granted it may vary by country, but we are a global economy at this point. Peace ✌
  9. I sampled one about a week after receipt. Meh. I had one last night, a little over three weeks rest. Amazing! I don't go searching for flavors, but I know what I like and I loved this cigar. Few cigars can provide me with what I call a deep toasted tobacco flavor that warms the soul. This had it in spades. I just became a fan of Casdagli and look forward to trying their other offerings.
  10. Casdagli Daughters Of The Wind Pony Express. I have been curious about the Bespoke/Casdagli line. Hopefully they pan out.
  11. Exactly, and thank you for your hard work. What gets me is this is technically SARS-cov-2. In other words, it is a re amplified version of SARS, so it should have been recognized quickly. In fact it was, but the original (nationality intentionally left out in fear of racism claims) scientist that discovered it were quickly reprimanded. The quarantine time eluded that area in the name of, rather fear of, complete economic implosion. Millions upon millions of people traveled to and from the area due to national holidays. I have said all along this virus has been among us for quite some time.
  12. Proactiveness combats pandemics, not reactiveness. Regulations, oversight, etc. Or perhaps this virus is nature's population control as we are the virus? Humans do not have a good track record on this planet. Let's be real here. Can you cite an example where the global economy reacted this way to a pandemic? Not being sarcastic, just curious. The true consequence of the global shutdown is increased poverty and crime, which will never be reported as a consequence. As long as the world wants to hide the true statistics, we will not learn and history will repeat.
  13. Here in Atlanta our numbers are soaring. In my opinion, this makes sense with our busy airport. This virus landed long before reports to the WHO. Respected analysts put our peak at April 23rd (estimated deaths are extreme and inaccurate based on trends), with optimism and a downward trend in mid May, with 0 new deaths reported by June 6th. I think this is accurate. However, the lasting impact on society is extreme. Think about this.... when will the masses go on a cruise again? How about a musical venue of 50,000 crammed into close quarters? This will change our social landscape for the foreseeable future. For the positive or negative to be determined. I for one am an optimist and believe we will better ourselves as a result. Also, think about this... this virus is always preceded with "novel." The REAL novelty is the global economic shutdown...

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