Wednesday, September 5, 2012
I did pick up one other little item:
Smoke #1: Just breaking in the pipe. The spool gets hot around the middle, as one would expect, and breaking in a pipe is never the most pleasant experience for me. But I had to get it out of the way. In spite of the general inconvenience of breaking in a new cob the tobacco did occasionally make it's way through. It is a nice tobacco taste. I can see why Mark Twain would find another ("a worthless man") to break his in for him! Though little more could be said about how much I really experienced it, as the taste of the cob really muddled things.
Smoke #2: (While writing). Still some break in taste, however more of the tobacco is coming through today. Some nice light flavors. I like the mellowness of this tobacco and it seems to capture some of the beautiful austerity and seriousness that I associate with the Christ-loving Presbyterians of ages past. There seems to be quite a bit of a nicotine punch, but that may just be that I have been smoking less of late. Never a good decision!
So there it is, dear reader. Thank you for visiting. Fear not, I will not bore you with too much repetition in this series as I imagine the smoking will plain out as I learn this new pipe and this new tobacco. However, I want to really dedicate some time to this classic of pipe tobacco enjoyment. Sometimes it is good to read a book very quickly so as to draw the pith out of it. Other times, one can sit an enjoy every word, every sentence and become engorged in it. This is the experience that I am hoping for!