Monday, December 24, 2007

New Acquisition for 12/24/07

This is THE most beautiful straight grain I have ever seen in Poul Winslow's Crown line! I have long been a big fan of Winslow pipes and this one was haunting me for quite a while. I ust took the plunge and clicked "Add to cart" and already the post-purchase guilt is creeping in.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Pipe Rut

Have you ever had one of those days where you just can't find the enthusiasm to smoke a pipe? Every open tin of tobacco seems boring and nothing in your stash interests you? Has this gone on for more than a day or two? If so, then you, my friend, are in a "pipe rut".

For the past couple of months I have been experiencing what I call "Transient Pipe Ruts" or "TPRs" for short. I don't know if it is because of the bleak Winter weather or if it is just because my pipe smoking routines, ("PSRs" for short), have become mundane. I seem to find myself staring at my pipe and tobacco cabinet only to walk away empty handed. This problem has given me so much stress that I am becoming frail and tired, ("FAT" for short), so I decided to seek professional help.

I spoke to my associate, ("ASS" for short), who holds his PhD in Psychology, ("PP" for short), so I know he is a very smart ASS. I explained to him that my TPRs have made me FAT and I needed his advice on how to improve my PSRs. Oddly, he suggested that I get the book "Obesity Free Forever", ("OFF" for short), to which I asked "Where do you get OFF?" The smart ASS still has not spoken to me ever since so he can take his PP somewhere else as far as I am concerned.

So I still suffer from the TPRs and I am more FAT than ever. My wife said that she thinks my ASS is FAT as well but she insists that I will get OFF "never in my lifetime".

Maybe I'll just buy some new pipes!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

New Acquisition for 12/15/2007

This is one of the most beautiful pipes I have ever seen. This is an Ardor Urano poker with sterling silver spigot and a faux amber stem. I love Ardor pipes as they are not only beautiful but they are perfectly engineered smoking pipes.

Many thanks, once again, to Joel at The Briar Pipe!

Friday, December 14, 2007

New Acquisition for 12/13/2007

This is a Winslow Crown 200 poker. I love the Winslow Crowns and I have never owned a poker before but this one was just too nice to resist. Many thanks to Joel at The Briar Pipe!