Posted: Dec 30, 2009 3:10pm ET
You might think that I am slightly old fashioned at times but I think that a photo is worth a thousand words in some cases. Please check out my photo of my Christmas Eve smoke while staying at my father¹s house in North County San Diego. Granted, it was not as cold as it was in Europe (about 25 Fahrenheit at my house in Tuscany), but it was cold enough to be wearing a thick coat while smoking my Padrón Anniversary 1964 outside on his terrace.
I have written this so many times. But this really sucks. I hate smoking outside and freezing my ass off. It really takes the pleasure out of the experience. It¹s sort of like having sex in the snow. It can be pleasurable, but you freeze your ass off.
I just want to write yet another blog in sympathy for all of you who had similar smoking experiences this Christmas. What ever happened to the true yuletide spirit? Does this only apply to non-smokers? What a treat it would be to have a nice smoke with family in front of a roaring fire during Christmas. Only in my dreams.
I am curious what cigars you were smoking this Christmas. I imagine most of you smoked short, fat cigars. I have robustos and dalias in my travel humidor. I think that the double corona, or a big torpedo, is the right smoke for the holidays. They are cigars to relax with, and take your time with. And the holidays should have plenty of those moments.
Alas, those days are long gone. And I am now in the People's Republic of California dreaming of my past smoking Christmas. In any case, I wish you all a Happy New Year, and lots of great cigars in 2010.
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