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fishfly

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Age : 70
Location : Dubuque, Iowa
Registration date : 2014-10-22

PostSubject: Another Iowan checking in   Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:53 pm

I'm a retired English teacher and software engineer (educational software and avionics) living in Northeast Iowa.

I've been smoking a pipe off and on (mostly off) since about 1963. I started with drug store aromatics and a few pipe store house blends. I gave up the cigarettes about 15 years ago and (after a year no nicotine except hanging around cigarette smokers just for the second hand smoke) smoked cigars since. But cigars have started to get too expensive (I'm a serious cheapskate) so I ordered a pound of Newminster English Luxus and fell in love. Wondering if there were others out there even better, I ordered a Sutliff English sampler and the Newminster English Oriental. I'm also trying a straight Burley, Prince Albert, Carter Hall, and Mississippi River (just because I live on the real one). So far all are "not-wasted-money," but nothing has beat the English Luxus, so I' sticking to what I know I like for a while.

My pipes are mostly inexpensive ones (have I mentioned that I'm a serious cheapskate?) that I have picked up over the years: No Names, Medicos, Dr. Grabos, Kawoodies, Careys, and one cheap meerschaum. I did buy a great GBD diplomat from e-bay that smokes even better than my Medicos and looks a hell of a lot better. Thus, I'm watching for GBDs on e-bay and trying to fight off a Pipe Acquisition Disorder infection.

I've been reading this forum for a couple months and am impressed with the intelligence, personable-ness, and downright friendless of the participants. I am pretty much an introvert, so I probably won't contribute as much as some of you, but I've found several topics in which I think my thoughts might be useful.
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Simple Man

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Age : 56
Location : Atlanta-ish
Registration date : 2011-10-24

PostSubject: Re: Another Iowan checking in   Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:03 pm

fishfly wrote:

I've been reading this forum for a couple months and am impressed with the intelligence, personable-ness, and downright friendless of the participants.  I am pretty much an introvert, so I probably won't contribute as much as some of you, but I've found several topics in which I think my thoughts might be useful.

I think the majority of us are a bit introverted in real life, that seems to be the case with me anyways. We're glad you are here though, join in the conversations, most of us are harmless...

Welcome to BoB! Very Happy
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DrT999

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Age : 59
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: Another Iowan checking in   Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:54 pm

Welcome to the forums! I hope you have fun here

"T"
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Brewdude

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Age : 64
Location : Near the Emerald city
Registration date : 2011-05-04

PostSubject: Re: Another Iowan checking in   Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:32 pm

Nice intro fishfly. We're a pretty friendly group here, so don't be bashful and do join in on the discussions. And no question is too dumb to ask. I know, I've asked many!

And welcome to BoB!



cheers,

RR
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Buckshot

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Age : 70
Location : Southeast Michigan
Registration date : 2011-07-17

PostSubject: Re: Another Iowan checking in   Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:17 pm

Welcome to the Brotherhood! Check in as often as you can.
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daveinlax

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Location : Wisconsin
Registration date : 2007-12-28

PostSubject: Re: Another Iowan checking in   Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:24 pm

Hi from up river here in LaCrosse. Shocked
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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 45
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

PostSubject: Re: Another Iowan checking in   Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:01 pm

Welcome aboard! Very Happy
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Briar Spirit

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Age : 49
Location : England UK
Registration date : 2012-08-30

PostSubject: Re: Another Iowan checking in   Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:43 pm

Nice to meet you, welcome to BoB. cheers sunny
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RobJ

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Location : Mukilteo, Washington USA
Registration date : 2014-07-07

PostSubject: Re: Another Iowan checking in   Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:23 pm

Welcome and a big howdy Fishfly.
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Old Nate
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Age : 34
Location : Western PA
Registration date : 2014-08-27

PostSubject: Re: Another Iowan checking in   Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:41 pm

Nice to have you here, fishfly. I have an English degree as well and work on air conditioners for a living... The life!
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