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What to Do When Flying Solo

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  1. d4k23

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    My lovely wife took the kids to her parents for Spring Break for the next two nights. She left me a note to enjoy the quiet. So of course that is what I do.

    I opened my tin of Marlin Flake (actually did it yesterday, but when I saw how wet the tobacco was, I knew it needed some dry time). I packed a bowl, and started puffing away. This stuff did not let me down. Out of the tin it smells of figs and raisins, good enough to eat. I smoked for about 10 minutes, then let it go out to grill a NY Strip.

    Lit it back up after dinner and it smoked to ash in my Kriswill Clipper. Tastes of sweet goodness (I'll get better the my adjectives over time). Smoke abound in my garage.

    I went inside and opened a few tins to jar, one being Magnum Opus. It didn't have that heavy Latakia smell that I enjoy, but it was calling my name.

    As I type, I am smoking this out of my refurbished George Yale. This too does not let me down. So many good tobaccos out there.

    A work night and I got two bowls in, a very rare treat I do say.

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    ENJOY !!...

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    Sounds like a great night!

    "There's something that doesn't make sense. Let's go poke it with a stick."
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    Like a boss!

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    When no one is in the house? Sleep! I am getting old.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
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    Enjoy!

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    Smoke ...then sleep!

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    Smoke until you fall asleep.

    Javan
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    When I get left at home without any of the girls, I like to leave the seat up after taking a piss, walking around the house with my outdoor shoes on, setting around in my underwear and smoking and drinking coffee till the wee hours, and listening to bluegrass really loud, and sleeping late, like even as late as 8AM. It's great!!! Sometimes, when feeling really wild and crazy, I will even prop my feet up on the end table. I know, crazy, right?

    Michael
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    When uncontrolled, you live a life on the edge, Cosmic.

    Fumare Necesse Est Non Vivere
    (Masperius the Elder)
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    OMG, Michael!! Feet on the table- and with boots on??? That's just insane!

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    I am one of the lucky ones who lives alone. I can do what I please when I please and how I please and to be honest I'd have it no other way.

    I spent nine years living with my last girlfriend and wasn't allowed to leave the loo seat up, couldn't wear my wellies in the house (we lived on a farm), couldn't pick my nose, couldn't fart.....hell, she even threw a wobbly when she heard me whistling!

    Plus she threw my entire collection of Mayfair magazines into the woodburner

    Yup, flying solo suits me just fine.

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    Jay.

    ...take up thy stethoscope and walk...
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    Jay, I didn't know you were one of those survivors from North Korean concentration camps.

    My wife took our son with her to go to see her family today. It is 6:00 PM here, end of the working day. I've already ordered a pizza online and thinking about the blend I am going to smoke after finishing the pizza.

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    Jay, I want to know more about this "wobbly throwing." Are they heavy? Do they hurt? Can everyone see them, and what do they look like?

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    Why can you all not do what you want to do when not alone?

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    Why can you all not do what you want to do when not alone?

    The negotiations and compromises of love and relationships.
    I smoke where ever I want, but there are a few things I follow, and a few things she follows. They start out as requests, and then get fixed in our minds as rules. It's part of living in balance.

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    My wife goes to a women's book group, and the husbands gather at another residence for a "no-book group." Since I have some caretaking duties on a regular basis, I choose to stay home and decompress. I hate it that the guys in the no-book group feel I'm standoffish, but even if you are only a little introverted, you know some down time with your own mind is precious. Sometimes you have to take time off to listen to your own thoughts. Everyone who doesn't show up isn't snubbing the gang.

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    All this does remind me of a t-shirt I saw once that read "In my defense, I was left unsupervised." I don't have the above negotiations with my wife, but we've both definitely have a few of the 'unsupervised' moments! lol

    “Difficulties are what makes it honorable and interesting to be alive.” Florida Scott-Maxwell
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    Lucky for me I get to repeat this once more today! I did get plenty of sleep, which is something that never happens. At least not for the last 5 years (2 step kids and 3 kids under 4 keeps me restless).

    I have too big of windows to run around the house in my undies, but will definitely prop my feet up.

    Already thinking about what to smoke tonight, perhaps my open tin of 40th?

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    There comes a time in life when you realize just how lucky you are to live alone regularly. Hell, I even get tonsmoke in the house whatever I want when I want!
    I shake my head at you poor slaves banished to the garage in sub freezing weather while I sit in my living room in my underwear with feet on table smoking in front of the bigscreen....everyday

    The downside is I also have to do the dishes....but luckily cooking is a blast.

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    I shake my head at you poor slaves banished to the garage in sub freezing weather

    Yep, Mrs. Cosmic was made aware very early that pipes come with me everywhere I go. When we added onto the house, she had initially "suggested" that I not smoke in her new bathroom, with sauna, bathtub for two, and huge walk in shower. So, I never saw the inside of the finished bathroom for weeks. Till, she asked me to fix the faucet. I of course pointed out that I wasn't allowed in there. She tried to explain that I was allowed, but my pipe was not. I just asked her when the last damn time was that I did not have a pipe burning. I now set in the tub with my pipe a going and another one waiting to be lit on the towel.

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    Michael +1

    I don't know where I'm going...but sooner or later I'll get there.
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    Hell, I even get tonsmoke in the house whatever I want when I want!

    I do, and I am married.

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    My ex of 15 years didn't mind me smoking at all either, though she'd complain about a cigar occasionally. To her credit, I was still able to smoke it if I tolerated the complaint....and she did dishes after I cooked

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    Threw a wobbly...thats a new one for me. Miss Piggy loves when I give her a bubble bath by farting in the pond.

    They're plum loco. All of them.
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    Why can you all not do what you want to do when not alone?

    Well, because my 2.5 year old son wants to do exactly what I am doing. My wife doesn't mind me smoking when she is around, sometimes she is even praising the tobacco I smoke.

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    My 4 year old son will pick up my pipes when I turn my head and pretend to smoke them, always with a cheek to cheek grin. I tell him when he's older we can smoke together.

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    Mine would ask me to take him to the closet where I am keeping my pipes, tobacco and other accessories. I always keep a clean, unsmoked cob there for him. As soon as I open the closet he grabs that cob, puts it in his mouth, then my mouth, then back to its place. He knows that he shouldn't go there when I am not around.

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    That's a great idea, to keep a cob around, unsmoked, for him to just get his curiosity fed! I told him I would get him a bubble pipe. But when looking for it found out they don't make them any more, only bubble saxophones. And if they are resell, will cost the same as a real pipe. Sounds like I should add a cob on my next order just for him.

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    My friend who lives in Germany brought this bubble pipe to my son while visiting us. Is that the one you are talking about?

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    "Jay, I want to know more about this "wobbly throwing." Are they heavy? Do they hurt?"

    Michael, if it was the wrong time of the month when she threw a wobbly then yes it did hurt if I was within arm's reach

    Thing is, to look at her you wouldn't think butter would melt in her mouth.

    Oh how I miss those Mayfair magazines......they fetch good prices on eBay I believe.

    ["throw a wobbly. (idiomatic, colloquial, Britain) To throw a tantrum."]

    Regards,

    Jay.

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    I love the English language! Too bad we don't speak it over here (USA).

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    When asked why he still lives in the UK despite working so much in the US, John Cleese had this to say:
    Number one, we speak English and you don't.
    Number two, when we hold a world championship for a particular sport, we invite teams from other countries.
    Number three, when one meets the Head of State in England, one has to go down on one knee only.

    Last is reference to Pres. Clinton for you young men.

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    "I love the English language! Too bad we don't speak it over here (USA)."

    We're only too happy to learn you Cortez

    "Number three, when one meets the Head of State in England, one has to go down on one knee only."

    Brilliant John

    Regards,

    Jay.

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    Jay, Ima gonna have to say wellies are boots. I know well about that time of the month thing. Boy the things I hear during that time is just downright embarrassing. Then as soon as it's over the woman is in love with me again like it's our first week dating. Unbelievable what the hormones can do to a woman. All women that have been in my life for any period of time have gotten kooky.

    I wear my boots in the house mud or no mud as a symbol of my manhood, but I can't smoke cigars in the house.

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    Jay-

    I can't claim it, and am not positive it's verbatim from Cleese, but it always amuses me.

    COYS! (for footie fiends)

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    Smoke, write and Absinthe. Need I say more. Hal O The Wynd and Jade: Match made in heaven,

    It's not my position nor want to help another man. It's his responsibility to help himself, as where he can learn to dig down deep enough to save himself. -I. Kidd
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    @jvnshr, that's the one! It's 30 dollars on the internet, but that's a little much for a plastic toy that will end up thrown somewhere in the garage, ha. I love my kids but have priorities.

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    I had to look up what mayfair magazine was. I dont smoke around my five year old but when I get a package in the mail he asks if it is another pipe. So he knows what they are.

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    "I had to look up what mayfair magazine was."

    Apologies, I just assumed it had an international readership. Basically it's regarded as the thinking man's Playboy

    Regards,

    Jay.

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    @jvnshr, that's the one! It's 30 dollars on the internet, but that's a little much for a plastic toy that will end up thrown somewhere in the garage, ha. I love my kids but have priorities.

    For $30 you may buy a real pipe, a good estate at least. I think they cost less in Germany, probably few euros.

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    My point exactly.

    And I try not to smoke around my kids, but they have a radar and once I make my way to the garage and I think they are busy doing something else, they come find me. Nap times and bed times are good.

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    Basically it's regarded as the thinking man's Playboy

    Ahh but what is that man thinking?

    And little Sir John and the nut brown bowl proved the strongest man at last
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    ^^^ Very good John

    Regards,

    Jay.

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