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  1. fadingdaylight

    STP War Horse, A Review

    Early last week I was working on a rather dull paper for college when my wife asked me to run to the store. As I was walking to my truck I decided to take a peek in the mail, and sure enough there was a box of rather large STP samples from Dan (woodsroad). I decided that, based on other...
  2. fadingdaylight

    Spectre Pipe Blend

    Not long ago I was fortunate enough to try out the Spectre pipe blend. Darin (cobguy) sent me a tin, as well as a tin of Orlick Dark Strong Kentucky, which I will be reviewing soon. Before I get ahead of myself here, I want to mention that I realize my reviews are often lacking when it comes...
  3. fadingdaylight

    G.L. Pease Sixpence, A Review

    So I have had this tin for about a month now, and it is nearly gone, I guess it is time to share my thoughts on it. First off, I am a fan of the Old London series so far, Gaslight was phenomenal and Sixpence is right up there as well in my book. I still have a tin of Quiet Nights waiting to be...
  4. fadingdaylight

    Winston's Pipe and Cigar Emporium, Fort Smith, AR (pic heavy)

    So, yesterday I finally got the chance to go check out a local B&M that recently opened up. I have been itching to get by for a while now, but time has been something I am rather short on these days. Anyhow, my dad came up for a visit, and we made it a point to get by there and have look...
  5. fadingdaylight

    Birthday Haul! (Pic Heavy)

    So Monday I will be 33. My whole life my lucky number has been 32. My beautiful wife was kind enough to let me buy my own gifts this year before my luck runs out, lol. Here is what I decided on: The old favorites are there, ODF, LNF, Gaslight and FVF. Also got a few off the try list...
  6. fadingdaylight

    Is "Icarus" a Bad Word These Days?

    So, after my long break, my passion for the pipe has returned to full flame. With my birthday coming up in a few days, I decided that some fresh tobacco was in order. I skimmed around for a bit, seeing who had what in stock and decided, after a while, that P&C was my destination for this...
  7. fadingdaylight

    SP No Longer Carrying Stanwell?

    I have been out of the loop for a while, and it seems smokingpipes doesn't carry any Stanwell pipes these days. Anyone know if there was a reason for this?
  8. fadingdaylight

    Been A While...

    I see that some old faces are still floating around. My apologies for an extended absence. When I made the big move last year, a lot of things changed and I found my pipes were left in a gym bag in a closet for a long, long time. Life got really busy and I got lost in the rat race. Last...
  9. fadingdaylight

    Finally Starting To Get Settled...

    The drive from Washington to Arkansas took me about 2 and a half days, and that was followed by a few days of formalities, visiting family and friends, but life is finally starting to get settled. I've been busy applying for jobs and looking for a house. I am definitely enjoying being in a...
  10. fadingdaylight

    What A Day

    Spent the whole day clearing out the house. We are ditching about half of everything to make the move easier, so I spent the day lugging a 4 piece sectional, two desks, an entertainment center, and some chairs out the carport to pitch. Along with about 12 huge bags of trash, old papers and...
  11. fadingdaylight

    If Pets Could Talk...

    Mine would say, "Luxury Bullseye Flake is sooooo relaxing."
  12. fadingdaylight

    Cob Drilling Question

    So, my latest cob, a General, is horribly misdrilled. By which I mean that the chamber was originally drilled quite well, but when someone drilled the bottom out for the plug, they were not lined up. The result is a seriously off center plug and a massive cavern on one side of the bowl...
  13. fadingdaylight

    G.L. Pease Gaslight, A Review

    Oh man, where to start... ... My wife hates latakia. Seriously. But, I am all for blends that pack a ton of flavor, so I went ahead and picked up this little set up right here: For starters, both the name and tin art got my attention months ago. The reviews made the itch worse. Then, I...
  14. fadingdaylight

    Latest Acquisitions, A Bit Of TAD/PAD

    Picked these up for the trip from Washington to Arkansas, nothing special, an MM General and a tin of GLP Gaslight. I'm looking forward to the test bowl this evening...
  15. fadingdaylight

    What I Learned While I was Gone...

    So again, my apologies for the extended absence. While I was away though, I learned some very important smoking lessons. Sadly, some of them appear to have been somewhat costly. 1. I suck at smoking a pipe. Seriously, after two+ years, my technique is still garbage. I smoke like an ox. All...
  16. fadingdaylight

    Luxury Navy Flake, From Soapy To Succulent

    I got my hands on 2 ounces of PS Luxury Navy Flake a few days ago. At first, I just set the bag aside. I have heard a lot of positive feedback about this one, but I wasn't sure how most people were prepping it, so I left it alone. When I did finally open the bag up, I noticed an interesting...
  17. fadingdaylight

    I Think I'm In Love, A Pipe Review

    I guess I am a total late bloomer on this one but, after two years, I finally tried a cob pipe. I know we don't generally review pipes, but I think this might be useful for the newer guys. Those who are hesitant about giving a cob a try. Besides, these are readily available, and cheaper than a...
  18. fadingdaylight

    Molto Dolce, Initial Thoughts

    Ok, so it took some doing, but I found a way to get my hands on a tin of Molto Dolce. Heralded for it's room note, I thought it would make a good blend to keep around. My wife doesn't care for too many blends, so I had high hopes for this one. It did not let me down. So first off, the blend...
  19. fadingdaylight

    Nirvana Moment

    So this morning I had one of those moments that just stands out as an amazing smoke. I have been steadily working my way through the tin of Full Virginia Flake that rsuninv gave me, and I noticed that some of the flakes are much thinner than others. Some are actually paper thin, and when I...
  20. fadingdaylight

    Pipe In The Bath?

    Ok, I'm going to put myself out there on this one... So, my wife bought some of those bath salts, and she tells me that it is a very relaxing experience. As a joke, I tell her "Sure, I'll try it, if I can smoke a pipe while I'm in there too..." But then I thought about it, might be pretty damn...