drumana wrote:I roll my own cigarettes when I'm in the mood to smoke. Lately, I've been thinking of moving to a pipe instead. Most importantly, it seems more meditative, which is what I enjoy about smoking. An added bonus is that my fiancee will 'let' me smoke a pipe indoors (but not cigarettes). Given New England winters, this is very appealing to me. :D
So you roll your own smokes eh? Heh, you little devil...being so quiet till now. Thanks for the insight..........heh.
I tried a tobacco pipe Friday for the first time in about 45 years, and you should definitely give it a shot. It IS a lot more Zen like experience than a RYO, and I'm surprised to find I do like smoking in a somehow more relaxed manner.
I was at an estate sale a few days ago, which was where my purchase(s) were made. Oh, I may have bought three pipes total, plus a holder and a few other little tools of the trade. Ended up with two unused pipes, and one that was almost new. Cough, I may have gone back Saturday and picked up a couple more, pipes, also in very good shape. Yeah, it turns out you need more than one pipe if you wanna smoke any considerable amount in one day. The little wooden darlings are delicate you know, and need to 'rest' a day or two between smokes. Sheeesh.
Stopped into a tobacco store Saturday and got some recommended by the owner house blend to start with, and it was a kick! I've switched off between a few different pipes with great success. The taste is nothing special, but I do love how this stuff smells(aromatic). Plus, I admit I enjoy drawing on the pipe and blowing excellent smoke rings..........
There, maybe this post will push you off the fence,