Re: Friday Quiz
Posted by Lannis on March 20, 2021, 12:40 am, in reply to "Re: Friday Quiz "
I used to smoke cigars, from when I was in graduate school (we'd sit around in the Physics department in the grad students' offices and stink up the place with cheap King Edward cigars) to when we could smoke at work (I'd buy some nice ones and smoke one a week or so). |
Fay HATES cigars, and told me that any time she smelled a cigar on me, she was taking her bat and glove and quitting the game (nudge nudge saynomore) for about a week, so that was a pretty strong motivation to quit. I didn't smoke one for 5 years or so.
A few years ago, though, I was on my way to a Moto Guzzi camping rally for four days, and saw a cigar store. I said "Now's my chance" and stopped in and spent $15 for a good cigar in a beautiful metal tube.
First night around the campfire with the lads, I was sitting on a log swapping lies with everyone else, and pulled out the cigar, carefully cut the end (no biting at that price), and lit up. It was a big cigar, and I drew hard on it a couple times to get it burning good.
Next thing I knew, I was laying behind the log, holding on to the tufts of grass on the ground to keep from falling off the face of the earth ... The guys (my how they laughed) set me back up, I took a couple of deep breaths and was OK again, and regretfully tossed the stogie into the fire. Never again; I pay attention when my brain says "Do that again and I'm resigning!"
So I'm giving the cigars away ....