Arbitrary, But Happy Accomplishment

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irwinmetro

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On Sunday, I finally smoked an entire bowl, from brim to bottom, with only one match. I know this matters not at all, but it is a goal I had set for myself so it feels amazing to go from 6-8 relights to 0. Loaded my BC billiard with Mac Baren Burley London Blend, 3 or 4 PBR and some good tunes on a Sunday. Just perfect.

 

carver

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As you said, it's true that in the grand scheme of things, it might carry only a small weight, but in our personal lives, it's those goals and their achievements that help us stay on track. In addition, in the pipe smoking world, it is definitely an achievement! Congrats!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

 

deathmetal

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It's a step in gaining proficiency at something, by how you want to define it. Sounds good to me.

 

jmatt

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Aug 25, 2014
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While re-lights don't bother me in the least, there is something definitely satisfying about smoking through a full bowl without any.

 

newbroom

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8OThis may say something about ME and not anyone else, but I've been overcome with happy giggles mid bowl. I would stop right away, though, and think: "This is the best kind of crazy." :puffy:

 

lohengrin

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Well done.

After this, if you have to relight two or more times you'll not care anymore!

 

irwinmetro

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Thanks everyone, if it wasn't for this fine forum and all the helpful members herein I'd (likely) have given up the pipe long ago.

 

didimauw

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The only time it happens to me, is when I'm not paying attention. What's the saying, a watched pot never boils?

 

cosmicfolklore

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There will be deniers. Just let them. There's no reason to bring attention to the shortfalls of the weak and ignorant.

 

mso489

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That's nifty. It usually sneaks up on me when I have my attention elsewhere. Then look, no relights no dottle. How about that? Tobacco being a little dry seems to help.

 

framitz

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Oct 25, 2013
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I am recovering from burns on my hand and my wife is filling the pipe and holding the match. I am reaching point where we only need relight once after hating light. Shel

 

iamn8

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Cosmic, no reason to bring attention to the shortfalls of the weak and ignorant?!? How about the fact that we can't get attention otherwise?! The weak and ignorant have no holidays or events to bring attention to us. We wander the streets every day, hoping that someone will bring the light. Being weak and ignorant has such a social stigma. Just because someone is weak/ignorant with shortfalls doesn't mean they aren't strong and brilliant.... okay, well maybe it does, but still...

 

pipemarshal82

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I have one of those pipes too! I need to smoke it more. Congrats!!! Some of the best moments happen while smoking a pipe!