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by Big Smoke
Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:19 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cigars
Replies: 20
Views: 3937

I believe Sosa is a house brand for Thompson cigars, or maybe Famous smokeshop. I forget which one. I was gifted one, a few years ago, and though I enjoyed it, it was a bit milder than what I generally smoke. But it was definitely in the favorable catagory.
by Big Smoke
Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: DiMeola "Against the Grain" Pre-shave balm
Replies: 5
Views: 2334

Fisher, I don't know jack about fragrance, but if you do, I'll put it here for you. It says: whole leaf aloe vera concentrate purified water stearic acide cetyl acetate acetylated lanolin alcohol squalene octyl palmitate propylene glycol allantoin complex QAAWS-4 Carbomer-940 triethanolamine methylp...
by Big Smoke
Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razor burn help.
Replies: 10
Views: 3283

I posted this elsewhere, but I just got a product called "Against the Grain" pre-shave balm. It allows me to go against the grain, getting a better shave, and no razor burn. I just used some for the first time in over a year, and I remember why I liked it so much. You can check it out here. DiMeola ...
by Big Smoke
Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: DiMeola "Against the Grain" Pre-shave balm
Replies: 5
Views: 2334

DiMeola "Against the Grain" Pre-shave balm

Being a newbie, I couldn't begin to do justice as to a review to this product, but I can give my experience in using it. I got a cigar ad email from DiMeola giving away 2 of their cigars for the cost of shipping as an introductory gift. I bit, and I tried this other product he was selling. It was ca...
by Big Smoke
Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:52 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cigars
Replies: 20
Views: 3937

I like to consider myself a cigar aficionado of sorts. It is one of my favorite hobbies. I also enjoy the briar somewhat, as well. My first question is how much are you looking to spend on the said box of cigars? Then, based on price, how often does the recipient smoke cigars? I would go with a medi...
by Big Smoke
Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:44 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Whence came you?
Replies: 6
Views: 1718

I"m born, raised, and living in the Washington DC area., but my heart is out west with the cowboys.
by Big Smoke
Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:42 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Nascar
Replies: 7
Views: 1756

Kev,
I'm a HUGE NASCAR fan. Go Dale jr.!! 8) I haven't been to a race in several years, but I watch everyone I can on TV and I belong to a NASCAR fantasy league.
I've been to Dover, Richmond, and Talledega in the past, but not for several years.
by Big Smoke
Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:15 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Comcast High Speed Internet
Replies: 5
Views: 1457

I left Comcast a couple of years ago, and I'd rather become a monk in a Tibeten monastery than go back to Comcast. I went with Dish TV and Verizon DSL, and never looked back. Comcast has the absolute worst customer service and billing dept.
by Big Smoke
Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:12 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Coffee....
Replies: 32
Views: 5822

Hi, Charlie. I use a FreshRoast+ for my roasting needs. I keep an extra roasting chamber and chaff collector to keep down my downtime waiting for cooling between roasts. Depending upon the type bean, it takes me only about 3 1/2 to 4 minutes a batch. This is the only machine I have used. I have no o...
by Big Smoke
Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome to our new members.
Replies: 19
Views: 4316

Thanks for the welcome. I'm glad I found this site. I've been looking at getting a better shave, tired of razor burn, especially in the summer sweat. I"m not sure I'm ready to go straight razor, yet, but I aim to tackle that eventually. Looks like a very knowledgeable site. I have found Mecca. :roll...
by Big Smoke
Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Pokah!
Replies: 3
Views: 1436

I"m a NoLimit Hold'em guy. I like limit, also, but it's more fun to go all-in! LOL
by Big Smoke
Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Coffee....
Replies: 32
Views: 5822

I roast my own beans...Kenya AA mostly. I can control the roast and I am assured of getting absolutely fresh coffee. Soemthing like 80% of the flavor is lost by the end of 2 weeks and nothing can be done to stop it. Air tight containers do not stop the flavor loss...Just my 2 cents.. Rich I"m with ...