Those times you can't smoke...

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psychpipes

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Sep 4, 2013
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So the Gods are laughing at me this past week. Got a pipe from Eric Paulson and a huge TAD order from P&C. Wanted to try a whole bunch of new tobaccos. I even went to Walgreens and bought up their supply of MM cobs to do my testing with. Doesn't it just figure that a couple days before the lot arrives, I get full blown strep throat. Either one of my students or my wife's day care kids must've sent the plague home. Perhaps it was that trickster Loki trying to flatten my joy. So, here I sit staring longingly with a cough drop in my mouth waiting for the 2ish weeks I have to fully recover.
Any of you ever have something that prevented you from smoking happen at the worst time? I think the forum is making it worse. I'm like poor Charlie Bucket here staring in the window of the candy shop as all the other kids get to stuff their faces with delicious goodness. /end drama

 

spartan

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Just got over that bug a month and a half ago.
Pisses me off, but I have a healthy supply of video games to distract me from a good pipe.
Drinking tea and playing video games all day long... I felt like a classy 12 year old. :puffy:

 

psychpipes

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Sep 4, 2013
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Video games are for everybody! What games are you playing? I've was doing some Titanfall beta for a bit. Have my cup of tea sitting here as well! Although I still wish it was a glass of sweet tea and a pipe.

 

lincolnsbark

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Apr 11, 2013
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Today my P&C order came in with two new pipes and loads of tobacco, and I woke up with a few big sneezes and the sinus tickle that tells me I'm about to get sick. The trials of the Briar, the curse of good taste: having to delay gratification.

 

davidintexas

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Jun 4, 2013
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Hope you get well sooner than later, psyche. That is bad timing. Waiting for my TAD to come in. Hope I don't pick up something by being on this thread. That's the way Murphy seems to work :?

 

puffdoggie

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Dec 14, 2013
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Had a really bad cold around Christmas that cut off the puffin' then just when I got back to the pipes I caught another milder cold. Snow & colds - this winter sucks!!!!! :crying:
I'm back in the saddle now. Smoked up 2 bowls today! :puffy:

 

homeatsea

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Mar 6, 2013
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I awoke with a hint of a sinus infection today. Definitely ruins the piping experience. I lose a lot of flavor from my tobacco when I can't breathe/smell properly. Hoping it passes quickly.

 

bryanf

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I had that really bad cold going around a couple weeks ago. I just persevered and smoked the whole time. Couldn't taste much, but had to get my nicotine.

 

theboz

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Mar 12, 2013
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I had started getting a cough last week and was diagnosed with bronchitis 2 days ago. My P&C IPSD order came in today...so it will have to wait.

 

hakchuma

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Wait.. What? Walgreens sells cobs? Where do they normally keep them in the store? That would save me a few miles drive that I would normally have to take to the tobacco shop. Thanks.

 

anglesey

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I had that really bad cold going around a couple weeks ago. I just persevered and smoked the whole time. Couldn't taste much, but had to get my nicotine.
Same here. Can't go without my smoke. Can't taste jack, but I kind of find that thick smokey air helps my airways.

 

fadingdaylight

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Strep is the worst. Ive gotten it twice in 3 years. Both times were miserable. Even cigarettes were a brutal experience. My condolences on your bad luck, and I hope it clears up fast.

 

psychpipes

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Wait.. What? Walgreens sells cobs? Where do they normally keep them in the store? That would save me a few miles drive that I would normally have to take to the tobacco shop. Thanks.
They keep them behind the checkout with the tobacco products. They are usually on a lower shelf so you actually have to look. The Walgreens near me also carries a few Grabows as well.

 

brudnod

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Aug 26, 2013
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My father had on his wall in his office a picture of Mark Twain lying on his death bed with a pipe in his hand. I have always loved that picture and when my mother passes I will take the picture and put it in my office. So even the great bard could smoke when life seemed to be wasting away...

Spencer

 

andrew

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I don't smoke when I'm sick, it's about the least appealing thing, it's also how I know I'm not addicted to smoking, as I'll see cigarette smokers persist through the worst cough and colds. That's how I know I'm seriously ill, is when I can't even smoke.

 

psychpipes

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I don't smoke when I'm sick, it's about the least appealing thing, it's also how I know I'm not addicted to smoking, as I'll see cigarette smokers persist through the worst cough and colds. That's how I know I'm seriously ill, is when I can't even smoke.
I hear you brother. The first week I couldn't talk and my neck had swollen up. Smoking was the last thing on my mind. Now that I feel better, I'm looking at my latest acquisitions with drool coming out of my mouth. The thing is that I still have a bit of a cough and my voice hasn't fully recovered. To me that says hold off a bit longer before you start again. I don't need smoke gumming up the works while they try to settle back to normal.

 
Sep 3, 2013
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Just getting over a head cold now. The kind with the mucous and the sinus pressure and slight cough. It sucks. Don't want to smoke my first tin of frog morton (yes, ever) until it clears up. I have a big wish list and just got a $4/hr pay raise so things will be nice after this clears up :)

 

davidintexas

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Jun 4, 2013
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Nice pay raise, Youngster. Let's see now, that's equal to roughly 3 or 4 tins of FM Cellar per day.