Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Life, Lola, and Christmas

Hello all and how are we this fine chilly day? I’m doing awesome. The house is clean, laundry is caught up, for the most part, and I’ve completed my Christmas shopping. Yes, I said it. I’m done shopping. Actually, I’ve been completed. I just found a few other nick-nacks that I wanted to use for stocking fillers. I, normally, am one to finish my shopping early. That comes from my old retail days. I always finished early because I worked many hours during the holiday season and didn’t want to run out of time to find my items. The little time I did have I wanted to spend it with those I loved. This has stayed with me and now I’m through by Novemberish each year.

If you follow me on social media, you know this Summer had many big surprises. The biggest being we got a new puppy. Her name is Lola Wednesday and she is beautiful and melts my heart every day. She is intelligent and such a spunky active little thing. Oh, she is a Boston Terrier, in case you wanted to know.

She has experienced many great things that her fur siblings of years past never got to experience; such as, going to the ocean. She loved it as much as her parents did! 

These past few months also brought on some surgeries and more travel and kept me away from the old smokehole and enjoying time with friends. We were able to make it out there this past weekend and it was a joy. I am thrilled to say that they are under new management now. Not that the old management was bad at all, because they definitely were not. Just to see the new owner living his dream is amazing! He started off as an employee and now he owns the TinderBox in Dublin and to see the passion and drive in him really makes one so proud for him. Kudos and Congratulations! 

My husband and I bought each other a pipe for a stocking stuffer. I know, I know, we aren’t supposed to know, but we thought it would be cute to do that for each other. I think we each picked the same brand, though, not for sure. I don’t think we picked the same pipe though, ha! I’ll fill y’all in after Good ole St. Nick visits and eats up the cookies and milk. 

While we were there, we actually had a cigar with the crew instead of bringing our pipes. There is a difference in showing up with a pipe at hand and going in empty handed asking them to pick you a good one. They did pick a good one indeed. It was JAVA and yummy to the lips and the aroma!, wow! Just a nice one to welcome us on back to the hang out spot. 

Thank you for coming on back, as well. Follow me here or on social media. I’d be glad to have you. Pull up a chair and pipe and stay for awhile. Until next time, happy puffing! 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Danny Boy Dragon's Breath

Hi everyone! Good morning, good morning! Today is supposed to reach in the 60's, although it is 38° F right now. I am still calling it a win if it reaches the 60's! Come on warmer weather, you can do it! I just finished cleaning the windows so when that sunshine peaks its head through I will be ready. The big windows, such as the doors, front and back. All the smaller windows can be a job for not me, ha!

This pipe of today reminds me of crisp chilled air and sitting back and relaxing in the sun. This was our very first owned and puffed pipe. It is the Danny Boy Dragon's Breath. We picked this up while we were at the Ohio Renaissance Faire. We, normally, would browse the selection and never buy, but this particular day, the sun and moon aligned just right and voila! We have our first pipe.

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It is a Pear wood with an ebonite stem. It can hold a 9mm filter, if wish. Pear wood is a great alternative to Briar wood as it is very dense and considered a hard wood. Another note would be to mention that Pear wood gives off a pleasant smell and taste while smoking. Not overpowering, very subtle, but it's there.

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The length of this one is 7" and the height is 2.5". The chamber diameter is .7" and the depth is 1.2". Danny Boy is relatively "new" to the scene coming about in 2010 when they opened their doors at The Bristol Renaissance Faire in Wisconsin. They started out with only clay pipes and a few hardwoods. Since their pipe dream began (get it? pun intended, ha!) the rest, as they say, is history.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Living Life With Doughnuts And Tattoos

Good morning to you all! What a fine morning it is, yes indeed. The sun is up and the winds are blowing in some clouds and rain this afternoon. We put out a lot of grass seed yesterday, so the rain is most welcomed. I almost said I fell off the wagon this morning because I ate a doughnut and watched the sunrise, but then I thought that I wouldn't be so negative to myself. I didn't fall off the wagon. I made a choice to eat a doughnut and will just incorporate that into my lifestyle today.

The doughnut was so yummy, it had the white powder on it. I got it from the Amish store up the road this weekend. I cut it in half and ate half of it. Why are those so messy? You never how much you breathe until you eat a powder doughnut. Was it worth it...... uhhh- yeah! So good! Now to get those extra moves in today to work it off!

Also, I mentioned in a past post that I would update y'all on Hubby's tattoo. It is finally finished. Ha-ha, I accidentally hit caps and "finished" was all in caps, I guess subconsciously it was a grandiose "finished". Yes, it's done! We met so many people on this journey. Heard their stories on why they wanted a certain tat. Saw some crazy amazing artwork get done through there and now he is complete. It was his birthday gift for last year. It was a cover-up of an old tattoo from when he was in law enforcement and he never was quite happy with it, so he decided to do a cover-up and wow, wow! I said I would bring y'all pictures, so here they are below.

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Original Pic

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Iggy doing his thang

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Outline is done

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Working on the cover-up part

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Hello, my little friend

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Beginning fill-in

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Black and white almost complete for depth

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Color and done

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