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Back to School, Back to School, to prove to dadda I’m not a fool…

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Soo.. Been thinking about going back to school for awhile now, and I’m finally deciding to do it! I’m starting part time on Monday taking a couple classes in the evening, getting my general classes out of the way with English and some stupid first year seminar. Another cool thing is that finally after 4 years of 2nd and 3rd shifts I’m finally on 1st! Doing a different job than what I’d like, but at least I can live like a normal person!

Straight Razor Shaving: A Forgotten Art

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For about a year now, I have been very interested in shaving with a straight razor.  My first razor I picked up was at a flea market and tried everything I could to get it sharpened.  It was just so dull i think I would have to send it away to get professionally honed.  Instead of taking that route, I found a decent razor on Amazon for under $20 where I can switch out the blade.  I’ve shaved this way twice now and there is something about it that just makes me feel relaxed.  Like everything else, I believe this way of shaving is also an art.  

I had started a different routine during my last shave that helped me enjoy the hobby much more.  While shaving I also had a pipe packed and a beer popped and between passes I would take a few puffs from my pipe, and a couple drinks, all this while listening to my good friend Ryan’s album.  I felt more than relaxed.  There is nothing better than enjoying the simple things in life, like a good shave, a cool smoke, and some heart-filled tunes written by your best friend.

 

Been Kinda Busy…

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Soo its been a long while since my last post. I just recently moved into my own place.  It a real nice and roomy mobile home around Chapman Lake, IN.  In my latest video on youtube I gave my subscribers a little tour after enjoying a smoke and giving a little update.

Tomorrow I start my new position on second shift.  Starting to get kind of nervous, I hope to sleep well tonight and enjoy a smoke before I go in.  With this shift change I am hoping to be able to find more time for blogging and youtube videos.

Born In The Wrong Era

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Sometimes I wonder if I was suppose to be born in the 1920’s or something. And here are my reasons

1. I am a pipe smoker. I absolutely love smoking a pipe! I would pick that over smoking anything else. Even hookah! When I smoke a pipe I feel golden.

2. Vinyl records and turn tables amaze me. I love listening to old and new vinyls. It’s something that I’ve always been interested in but just started collecting about 2 years ago.

3. I’m interested in learning how to straight razor shave. This old way of shaving is also a very new age thing as well. Much like pipe smoking and vinyl listening, it will never die. I bought my first razor last summer but can’t seem to get it sharp enough to shave with. (I bought it at a flea market..) I just ordered a nice inexpensive one just to give it a shot. I’m sure I will be blogging about that first experience soon.

4. Not really a reason but a funny story. My lovely girlfriend and I were suppose to go dancing last Valentines Day, but ended up not due to other complications… Anyways… While we were getting ready and as she was putting a feather in her hair, I made the comment, “I forgot my pocket watch!” she laughed and said ” I think we were born in the wrong era…”

There is just something about the “old days” that I like…

Captain Black and Reason For This Blog

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In most cases, when somebody is introduced to pipe smoking, their first tobacco blend that they try is a drug store blend like Captain Black or Prince Albert. Something cheap. For me that is not the case. I’ve been a pipe smoker for about 3 1/2 years and I am currently smoking my first bowl of Captain Black Gold. Let me say, it really isn’t a bad blend. When I opened up the bag, I smelt play dough, not something you would smell in a tobacco, but this has a pretty good smell and a pretty decent flavor. It’s very moist and still stays lit fairly well. I would definitely recommend this blend to anyone wanting to pick up the hobby.

Back when myspace was cool, I really enjoyed blogging and I’m starting to miss it, so I thought I’d give this wordpress a shot. Not only will I be blogging about tobaccos and pipes, I will also share what is going on in my life.

I guess with that, Happy Smoking

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