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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:18 pm

Simple Man wrote:
Wow! Well done, Santa's. Glassjapan, do you know if your Santa made that pipe? Either way, it looks like a really great pipe!

There's no markings, so I'm not sure who the maker is. But you're right, I'm lucky guy for sure!
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:30 pm

About to head to the better half's holiday party but just had an unexpected package drop down the chimney. Guessing it's my coal delivery but won't know for sure until I get back and crack it open...
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:26 am

Well I returned home from a pleasant office Christmas party when what to my wondering eyes should appear but a generous surprise from Simple Santa (or is that Jack Frost?).





Will go into more detail tomorrow, but had a phone malfunction uploading these and now itís late, so suffice to say for now I am incredibly happy and humbled. Thank you very much to my kindhearted Santa, and to each and all of you who make this community so unique and vibrant. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good zzzzzzz...
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:56 am

Package loaded and ready to go! Waiting for the mailman to make his rounds and pick up my package later today!
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:54 am

Woohoo Santa's! †

I used to have a good idea what most blends were. †Some of the tins I have been seeing, I have no clue what those are. †Kinda amazing what tobacco blenders are coming up with today.

I'll check my list today and see where we are at. †All packages should be on the way today. †Even Santa runs late. †And do not forget the typical holiday bombing just because.......................

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Ho ho ho!! †santa rendeer rendeer rendeer rendeer rendeer rendeer rendeer rendeer rendeer rendeer rendeer

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:54 am



It looks like my Secret Santa wasn't completely done yet! Here is the last goodie to arrive!

Also, my package will be going out today or Monday with speedy shipping. I can't wait for Santa to blow someone else's mind MUAHAHAHA... I mean, HO HO HO!

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:31 pm

Checked my spreadsheet and updated it. I have not seen a post or PM from two of you about shipping. I assume you are on track.


We are waiting on six to arrive. Not counting Double-Secret Santa bombings and extras.


So we are well on the way to completion. Mine is on the way. And as usual, the local PO insisted on a complete name and address on the return. Not so secret, of course. But we are doing good.

Ho ho ho! santa

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:39 pm

Well my Santa delivered in a big way... but I am exhausted and cold and sore.... Eliminated around a metric shit ton of rats today all while wading balls deep in a public sewer system... just showered and I'm gonna hit the hay, I will post pictures tomorrow minus a pecan log cause imma eat that Bad boy...

Ps Mrs Clause even set me a little something for a hurting back

Thank you Santa you kicked major ass!
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:45 pm

Updated. Have not heard from one about shipping. Five awaiting. On course to be the earliest completed Secret Santa in history I think. Ho ho ho santa


Carlos wrote:
Checked my spreadsheet and updated it. †I have not seen a post or PM from two of you about shipping. †I assume you are on track.


We are waiting on six to arrive. †Not counting Double-Secret Santa bombings and extras.


So we are well on the way to completion. †Mine is on the way. †And as usual, the local PO insisted on a complete name and address on the return. †Not so secret, of course. †But we are doing good.

Ho ho ho! †santa

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:47 pm

A metric ton of rats. Shocked


Sounds like an Indiana Jones movie.


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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:49 pm

Carlos wrote:
A metric ton of rats. †Shocked


Sounds like an Indiana Jones movie.


HO Ho Ho! †santa

All in a day's work as an exterminator just doing my little part to male the world a cleaner safer disease free place
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:24 pm

Awesomeness!! †The front porch was bombed by Santa while I was at work today. I must have been good. Either that or Santa wasn't looking on several occasions †Very Happy

Included in the package.
A funny Christmas card.... †I don't think the cookies and milk realize how this works †Very Happy
Some Astronaut ice cream
A stick of smoked alligator

The Tobacco goodies.
Tin of Escudo † (Yummy, into the cellar)
Tin of Dunhill Flake †(Yummy, into the cellar)
Tin of SG St. James Flake of 2015 vintage †(Yummy, into the cellar)
Tin of F&T cut blended plug of 2015 vintage. †Sounds tasty but I've never tried it. I won't be able to say that soon †Very Happy
Baggy of Peter Heinrich's special curly. †Smells tasty I'm trying this soon too.
A bag of the ever needed pipe cleaners

And last but not least a wonderful little pipe from AKB Meerschaum. It's not something I'd would have bought for myself but I really like it. Love the Red and Black swirled stem!

Thank you very much!!

One of the best things about this secret Santa thing is my wife is actually jealous. She is not a smoker or a fan of pipes but she was saying how she wished she could get involved in a similar gift swap.

Now, you'll have to excuse me. I keep smelling that Special Curly and I'm going to see how it smokes.

Thanks again to Carlos for setting this up.



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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:54 am

Nice work, Santa! That cut blended plug is one of my favorite sleeper blendsódonít tell anyone how good it is! And the special curly is great, too, bet itíll smoke nice in that meer. Dig the black coloration, neat shake, and stem. Looks like something Vlad Tepes would smoke!

As for me, I just opened my second (!) parcel after another busy night outówow redux! The Secret Santa is always fun but my guy really went all out this year. Will post pics and a list of the full carnage tomorrow but for now Iíll Simply say thank you again!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:53 am

Way to go Santa! Anyone notice just how many flakes, plugs, ropes, pressed type tobaccos of all sorts seem to be showing up this year?


Ho Ho ho! santa

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:27 am

Well I'm glad I hadn't gotten around to posting pics of my present yet! I had another box show up this morning. I'll get a full list and pics posted later today.

Thank you, Santa!
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:25 pm




For the life of me I can't get that top pic to orient right!

Here's the rundown of what Santa sent

1 jar Artie's Blackberry Jam
3 Idaho Spuds
1 Vanilla Mountain Bar
1 Peanut Butter Mountain Bar
1 Cherry Mountain Bar
8oz McClelland 5100 (my fav!!!)
8 briar blocks
8 sticks of bamboo
An assortment of ebonite, cumberland and acryilc rods
Pack of pipecleaners


Thank you so much Santa! The pipemaking supplies will be put to use very soon!!
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:56 pm

Nice haul, Scottie, and way to go briar-heavy Santa!
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:26 pm

WOW Santa! That's some serious goodies right there. There are going to be a lot of happy people down the road as those components get turning into fine smoking pipes.


Ho Ho Ho! santa

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:27 pm

As mentioned, I got walloped with a second round of holiday cheer last night, and this morning set everything out for a photo op:



Well, almost everything--there was also this decadent delivery:


The full rundown:

Adagio glass tea maker
Lapsang Souchong tea
Chocolate chai tea
Abbot's Table Organic Nicaraguan Medium Roast Coffee
Abbot's Table Chocolate Fudge

McClelland Christmas Cheer (2007!)
McClelland 3 Oaks Syrian
STC Warhorse Bar
STC Bengal Slices
C&D Dreams of Kadath
Hermit's Captain Earle's Nightwatch
G.L. Pease's Stonehenge Flake
L.J. Peretti's Thanksgiving Day

8deco bamboo pipe tamp

MM Jesse James Cob
Savinelli Chubby Cutty

And finally, this super neat Decatur Pipe Tobacco Journal:


I'm just amazed by the care Santa put into picking all this out--everything is either a hard to find favorite of mine or something that looks like it lines up smack in my wheelhouse! Can't wait to start trying out new blends in my new pipes. And that sav cutty is one of my favorite shapes of all time--I actually have and love a slightly different model I got from another brother on here years ago, so will dig it out soon and post some family holiday pics of them together. And a constant consumer of hot beverages, I love both coffee and tea but my glass tea pot broke in my last move and I haven't replaced it yet so this gift is exactly what I needed!

Now to see if I can hold off on tearing into that fudge until the next family visit...

Thank you again, Santa, and all you brothers and sisters who make this place such a warm and wonderful respite from the real world. This is my fifth Secret Santa, if memory serves, and I'm very much looking forward to fifty more! Happy holidays, one and all.
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:40 pm

Another pummeling! Way to go Santa! That Lapsang Souchong tea is amazing stuff. And I have a Teaze for generous single cup brewing. Very similar to that one your Secret Santa sent. I also use #4 cone filters in mine and brew single cup coffee. Handy little trick. Chocolates are a food group!


Ho Ho Ho! santa rendeer rendeer rendeer rendeer rendeer rendeer rendeer rendeer rendeer

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:20 pm

Santa hit me hard here!




I received -
1 tin C&D Speakeasy Navy Blend
1 tin Dunhill Navy Rolls
1 tin Wessex Burley Slice (one of my favorites)
1 pack pipe cleaners
2 Cohiba cigars
2 bars of chocolate (one of which the lady of the house has already torn into)
1 coyote baculum(definitely going on my desk at work, it's a fantastic piece and I want to know who knows what it is)
1 gorgeous partially rusticated Trypis bent billiard
1 Silver Grey blasted briar tamper (!!)
1 bottle of Founders KBS stout
A copy of A Crown for Cold Silver
Baggies of -
G&H Rum Twist (2010)
Esoterica Pembroke
HU Dockworker
Heinrich's Dark Strong Flake
HU Director's Cut
C&D Crooner
And last but not least, a great handwritten note


Thank you so much Santa, to say you hit the nail on the head with these is an understatement. Wow!
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:57 pm

That Jolly Old Elf is on a roll. How did Santa know you collect......ummm.....yeah. What you collect. LOL

But that's a fine selection of tobacs and goodies. Never saw the book and the brewski before.

Ho Ho Ho! santa

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:01 pm

WOW. Santa is rocking and rolling! This is awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:32 pm

Man oh man I'm glad Santa didn't see all my naughtiness this year, because he sure spoiled me! †santasantasanta A lot of aged tins, some already on my to-try list and others new to me, but not a single tobacco I've tried before, which couldn't be more exciting! Also a bunch of yummy goodies. Thanks Santa, you are a wonderful human being and this made my day. Pic and full list below:



-McClelland Dark Star ('05)
-McClelland oriental 14 ('03 I think)
-Dunhill light Flake ('03)
-Balkan Sasieni
-Captain Earle's Private Stock ('06)
-Hermit Tobacco vintage series limited edition XVC2 ('06)
-Exclusive Royal mild granulated ('06)
-GLP Chelsea Morning ('13)
-Solani Virginia with perique ('03)
-Wessex burley slice ('05)
-C&D Luigi Radici
-C&D vintage Longevity ('02)
-C&D Bailey's front Porch ('05)
-C&D Yale mixture ('05)

Yummies:
-Abe's Popcorn
-Abe's Berry gummies
-Adagio Loose leaf Full Irish Breakfast tea
-Sasse's Apiary Lemon Honey Candy
-3 cube lollipops


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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)   Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:39 pm

WarlockBob wrote:
Santa hit me hard here!




I received -
1 tin C&D Speakeasy Navy Blend
1 tin Dunhill Navy Rolls
1 tin Wessex Burley Slice (one of my favorites)
1 pack pipe cleaners
2 Cohiba cigars
2 bars of chocolate (one of which the lady of the house has already torn into)
1 coyote baculum(definitely going on my desk at work, it's a fantastic piece and I want to know who knows what it is)
1 gorgeous partially rusticated Trypis bent billiard
1 Silver Grey blasted briar tamper (!!)
1 bottle of Founders KBS stout
A copy of A Crown for Cold Silver
Baggies of -
G&H Rum Twist (2010)
Esoterica Pembroke
HU Dockworker
Heinrich's Dark Strong Flake
HU Director's Cut
C&D Crooner
And last but not least, a great handwritten note


Thank you so much Santa, to say you hit the nail on the head with these is an understatement. Wow!


WOAH, WOAH,WOAHOHOHOHHHHOOOO now........

Coyote baculum? OK, I had to look this up. Yah, I'm a mountain man and had to find this...:

https://www.amazon.com/Coyote-Penile-Baculum-Mountain-Toothpick/dp/B06W5K2RVC

um, no. Not this mountain man. affraid

Great hit though otherwise Santa!
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