Monthly Archives: June 2012

Can’t Drive One? Smoke One!

Er, just one more. My first Porsche pipe was purchased more than ten years ago but was recently damaged when an over-zealous attempt was made to polish it. Here’s the – much more expensive – replacement:

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Mercurio Nautilus

This pipe buying spree has got to stop! Ok, wife, no more pipe buying for now, I promise. For now. I’ll try.

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The Vauen Zeppelin

Yes, it’s a pipe! The Vauen Zeppelin briar pipe, a pipe smoked in the 1920’s when airships cruised the skies. These Zeppelin pipes were specifically designed for use around dirigibles to prevent accidental sparks from touching off highly explosive hydrogen.

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Pipe by Kevin Arthur

American Kevin Arthur smoked pipes for nearly four decades before deciding to try his hand at carving some himself. He first started selling his pipes in 2009 at the Chicago pipe show. The rest, as they say, is history. Below … Continue reading

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Two Giants

Having decided that big and more is the way to go, I purchased two colossal size pipes recently. The first is a really super huge giant Ardor by Dorelio Rovera. The pipe, made for Christmas 2011, weighs 300 grams, meaning … Continue reading

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Why is My Face so Long?

People always wonder why I look so darn sad. Well, what’s there to be happy about? Even if I have joy in my heart, I don’t go around grinning and drooling like a retard. I was actually feeling quite good … Continue reading

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Sigh!

I love Sydney in July but can I go? Calendar is already full with client commitments, sigh. Thing is, some of these “commitments” can get postponed at the last minute. Meaning at end July I might look back to see … Continue reading

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Touching

I love the feel – and smell, and heft – of real books, but having 3000 books in your hand at one go is hard to resist. Maybe it’s a man thing. Upgraded to the Kindle Touch:

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Seasons of Life

BAT is one month old. Yaay!!! I vow never to go near the Voyager of the Seas. Booooo!!! And puleese! It doesn’t help when reminders that someone has beaten me to it are being dished out periodically. Thinking of cruises … Continue reading

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No Man is an Island

You are on a cruise with your spouse and infant child. The ship is sinking. Your spouse is a non-swimmer and you are not a good swimmer. Who would you attempt to save? You are on a cruise with your … Continue reading

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