As of 07/29/2009, I have finally finished my cigar band table. It's been a daunting task , but it has been truly worth it. This table is a true testament for me about the spirit of CP, paying it forward, and the bond our hobby cements between us. Many of these bands have been enjoyed by their owners in times of tribulation, jubilation, celebration, and consternation. A majority of these bands were donated by good BOTLs, taken from others at herfs, and personally handed to me while smoking in a quiet place with an old friend.
The biggest reason this table means so much to me is that I feel I was finally able to create something to memorialize Brian (Infinity
) in. In the very center of the table is a Padron Millennium band from the first cigar that he and I smoked at his house. I was new to Cigar Pass, and new to cigars. The first time I met Brian was the moment I learned what a BOTL is, and was the very first time I became a student of his wisdom. Brian is a very dear friend that I will always miss, and always revere with the highest of respect.
Now, a piece of him that is very dear to me is immortalized in the center of this table, reminding me of this: No matter how many HTF's you chase down, no matter how many bombs you send, no matter how many sticks you have; IN THE END IT'S JUST CIGARS. Act accordingly and smoke those motherbitches.
Thank you Matt (mmburtch
), George (ggiese
), Brent (BSneed51
), looking for knowledge
(sorry man, the name is escaping me), Matt (beyond the band
), Andy (Cigarman Andy
), Sam (in2xshp
, Mr. Peat
, all the CP BOTLs at the Outlaw Padron Event (the ones I swiped bands from), and anyone else I forgot. You guys really helped make this table happen and I thank you!
ETA: More thanks...
Edited by souldog24ca, 29 July 2009 - 11:25 PM.