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    How has COVID-19 impacted you?

    My wife bought her first ever full case of wine..."Wow! This will last me forEVER!" If it lasts more than the weekend, are you even having fun? So glad I stopped, or I'd be telling her how she's doing it all wrong.
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    Today's Smoke 2020

    A couple of my best buddies I smoke with all the time on a restaurant patio downtown came over for the first time ever today. I set up the social distancing and let my wife be the decider on it...everyone with their own ashtray, cutter, lighter, and I broke out some OR Illusione Haut 10's for...
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    RIP Larry - Golfgar - You represented the best of us

    So sorry to hear this, a real hit to the gut. RIP my friend.
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    How has COVID-19 impacted you?

    I'm trying to keep it to 1 per week and really having to "earn" it with some serious yardwork, carpet cleaning, finishing an emergency covid related work project, just something that helps frame it as an experience to truly savor and appreciate. Kind of a "back to basics" cigar experience, and...
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    Today's Smoke 2020

    Finally my first quarantine smoke! I'm not a small smoke guy for the most part but I'd definitely buy more Diplo 5's if they were still in production. Kind of like if Joe Exotic was a Montecristo.
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    How has COVID-19 impacted you?

    I've got a really good one on Mon/Wed averaging 10 people. The problem I've run into with more popular meetings is the sheer number of folks. This one is called "Ben's Friends" specific to the food/bev community. I'm not in the industry, but 90 percent of my friends are and I've worked with so...
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    Today's Smoke 2020

    Alright, so I've been doing a lot of yard work and husband-y type stuff, and acting like it's all a way bigger deal than it is. So this has helped me to ease my wife into the reality that, yes, I'm going to have the occasional cigar out on the (pristine as of today) deck. Bonus- she's been...
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    What’s Your Latest Purchase - 2020

    My latest purchase is a box of Illusione D'Aosta's that I apparently forgot to hit the final submission button on the Smallbatch site. I found this out when I started wondering why they hadn't arrived, and in the meantime they all sold out. I wish I could blame this level of dumbassery on being...
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    How has COVID-19 impacted you?

    The house is the cleanest its been in years, totally ready for the company we can't have. I've been so proactive cleaning up the deck and getting the herb garden bed prepped that I didn't realize I'm about a month ahead of my normal schedule and local nurseries aren't even carrying a lot of...
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    Today's Smoke 2020

    I did feel a calming disturbance in the force earlier...
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    How has COVID-19 impacted you?

    - We have witnessed my 7 year old daughter go from cartoons to live action tv shows - She settled on The Goldbergs for some unknown reason - We started relying on The Goldbergs to tell us what classic 80's movies we should show our daughter - My daughter suddenly switched to The Masked Singer on...
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    How has COVID-19 impacted you?

    To pass the time, I stopped reading after "To keep it simple for me, I used a straw..." and just let my imagination run with what happened with the Clorox.
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    Today's Smoke 2020

    Just living vicariously here...this is the first time in ten years of marriage my wife has asked me to please not smoke for a while. So I'm putting that good will in the bank to cash it at some point during our prolonged teleworking and homeschooling family quarantine. But carry on gentlemen...
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    How has COVID-19 impacted you?

    I don't have a lot of unique news to report other than the sort of things that are already being shared. BUT one bright spot is that I FINALLY get to gouge people for cigars with zero guilt! One of my best friends has turned his restaurant here in KC (with the patio where the majority of our...
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    Today's Smoke 2020

    I can’t remember the name of this corona gorda sized VSG, but it was in my Secret Santa bag. It’s probably been five if not ten years since I’ve smoked one, but I’ll definitely end up buying or trading for more. The spicy punch and flavor seems to be more consistent with years past vs. some of...
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