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puros_bran
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:00 pm

Santa.. You've blown me away....

Santa sent out a two package.. The first one with all those wonderful Virginias I had wanted to try.. The second one with what he called "Extras".. I was expecting some pipe cleaners, maybe a pipetool, you know.. Extras...
Nope.. Santas idea of extras is 2 pipes (a poker and a HUGE pot) a 9 pipe lazy susan with the jar in the middle, a 100g tin each of Orlik Dark Strong Ky and Scotch Type. A Punch Gran Puro, Alex Brady SCR, Rocky Patel Edge, Cusano Habano LXI, a CAO Italia, a huge unbanded cigar, and a pack of Cohiba matches...

Thanks Santa.. cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:14 pm

Holy cow! Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:20 pm

I really like those Cohiba matches. santa Sounds like that Secret Santa figured you out well. Good job!

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:08 pm

jhuggett wrote:
Holy cow! Shocked

Boy howdy!!!! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:16 pm

Twas the Monday 2 weeks before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were piled by the laundry basket with care,
In hopes that my Secret Santa soon would be there.

I was nestled all snug in my bed,
While visions of baccys danced in my head.
And dogs in the kennels, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The morning sun on the breast of the half melted snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
A white USPS box, which I met with a tear.
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In all seriousness folks, WOWOWOW! rendeer santa rendeer
So a suspicious package arrived to from a land far far away, Iowa.
I open it and am totally blown away! What an amazing assortment from one very generous fellow BoB'r. I think I yelled so loud when I opened it I woke the entire neighborhood.

Inside was this glorious booty:
-2oz SPC Plum Pudding (been dying to try some of this)
-2oz Frog Morton (yet another I've heard so much about)
-McClelland No. 27 Virgina
-2oz Esoterica And So To Bed
-Bag of Butternut Burley (Smells amazing)
-Bag Balkan Sesini (check another off the list)
-Big Bag 1792 Flake (one of my current favorites)

If that was not enough.......
-A beautiful MacBaren pouch
-Pipe Nail
-Longs XL pipe cleaners
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Last but certainly not least.....
A gorgeous lightly used Radice w/ probably my favorite finish. Stunning!



The Haul:


I've not quite figured out who to attribute this gift to but thank you, thank you, thank you! Talk about X-mas spirit, I've been buzzing around the house all morning puffing away on the new pipe with some of the balkan sesini! Heavenly! santa

Thanks Secret Santa,
Drew cheers santa cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:23 pm

Another great score. That's a damn fine looking Radice with a great blast. Good Job santa !

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:31 pm

Way to go Santa. I have a Radice very similar to that one and it is one of my favorite smokes. Yee Haw Santa!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:47 pm

Santa Claus rocks!
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:43 pm

I'm just floored this year.

I thought we had a bad economy. I honestly expected this to be one of the umm not worst but less years of Secret Santa.. Noooooo, you guys gotta go proving me wrong...lol. Fluffin 2-3-400 buck boxes flying around like nobodys business...
Yall are something else, no doubt about it.

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:04 pm

It has been quite an amazing year and not even over yet... I guess I wanted to keep my guy on the edge of his seat as long as I could. Laughing

I just caught that Ken got a brand new Cavicchi.... Not bad for chopped liver. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:29 pm

That's why I've continued doing it every year... Sure its fun 'getting' a box...
But it tickles me so much more when really good guys get their mailbox obliterated. It does me ole heart good.

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:50 pm

OUTSTANDING Santas !!! It makes my day just to come home and log on BOB and read the Secret Santa posts for the day. I'm still being blown away by the ongoing generosity of the brothers. I keep telling my family about all the gifting going on on here and they think it's totally awesome. Pipe smokers are a "different breed" of folks, and I am very proud to say that I'm a member here. You all are the only pipe smokers I interact with, I don't know anyone in my area that smokes a pipe. So this has been a truly wonderful experience for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:00 pm

puros_bran wrote:
Santa.. You've blown me away....

Santa sent out a two package.. The first one with all those wonderful Virginias I had wanted to try.. The second one with what he called "Extras".. I was expecting some pipe cleaners, maybe a pipetool, you know.. Extras...
Nope.. Santas idea of extras is 2 pipes (a poker and a HUGE pot) a 9 pipe lazy susan with the jar in the middle, a 100g tin each of Orlik Dark Strong Ky and Scotch Type. A Punch Gran Puro, Alex Brady SCR, Rocky Patel Edge, Cusano Habano LXI, a CAO Italia, a huge unbanded cigar, and a pack of Cohiba matches...

Thanks Santa.. cheers cheers cheers

PB:That's sounds like quite a haul!

You should know that Santa is very big on his cigars!
Maybe the HUGE UNBANDED CIGAR is naked for a reason........hmmmm?
Maybe you'll want some good aged rum or a mojito with it Very Happy
Just a thought......................
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:55 pm

Too funny... The first thing I thought when he said the cigar didn't have a band I thought exactly that.

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:11 am

Santa Claus came to town! cheers

I wasn't able to post up until now from all the goings on of this weekend, but Saturday I was greeted by quite the package! Santa was good to me!

Inside I found a set of Cincinnati Bengals ear warmers (which my 8 year old promptly claimed, but I know I'll be wearing em!) which is awesome because I was just walking outside that morning and the only part of me that was cold was my ears...Santa knows all.

Next up was a couple of Missouri Meerschaums (one nice Country Gentlemen and an Ozark Mini)! Then I noticed the unmistakable aroma of English tobacco...I found 3 bags (three!!!) of the following tobacco:

• 4 oz of Strauss Tobacconist Private Stock Aromatic (which doesn't smell like an aromatic but almost like a sweet English..mmm)

• Looks like about 8 oz of Bells Premium Exquisite English

• 9 oz bag of Strauss Tobacconist Private Stock (which smells like camp fire toasty, spicy, English heaven)

Next up was a tin of McClellands Grand Orientals Yenidje Highlander which I love! Then two tins that blew my mind...one tin of the 2009 NASPC GL Pease Blend Tree Beard and another 2009 NASPC Blend Gimlis Stash!!! WOW! I couldn't believe it when I saw those...and no way will I be selling those on eBay...those are being moved to my "special occasion stash".

A huge thanks to my secret Santa...your generosity put a huge smile on my face for Christmas...can't wait to report back on all these blends!

Thanks again!

Quick pic for reference! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:14 am

Oh my!! Santa you are un-fluffin-believable!!!! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:16 am

Now that is cool... The limited edition GLP tobaccos alone require a big cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:18 am

I'm running out of things to say about Santa, he keeps on blowing my mind. WAY TO GO Santa !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:31 am

Just wait until October of next year when I post this up and you spend 1/2 hour reading it again...

For what its worth: that Pease stuff is probably ruined, you'll never get that Cincinasty Bungles stench off of it.... Very Happy. Just teasin, Way to go Santa!

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:34 am

This year has definitely raised the bar for next...the amazing generosity in this group gets me all choked up in a sappy Holiday movie sorta fashion. santa

Good people here...good people...
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:01 am

I was positive Santa was a Minnesota Vikings fan. The great white north and all. Santa has been on a roll this year. santa

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:18 am

WOW, you all are a bunch of Santas santa
Way to go guys! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:08 pm

I woke up this morning, ran a quick errand, and was just heading out to the car to go to work when suddenly I notice a familiar red, white and blue vehicle pulling up next to my house! Could it be that my SS has arrived? Yes! and it was filled with some pretty awesome baccy goodies from the North (and I mean North! Santa's relocated to Anchorage!), some I'm familiar with, and others which I will be very excited to try:

One 2 oz. tin of the following:

Balkan Sasieni (the first English/Balkan I'd ever tried... haven't smoked it for a while, so I'm very curious to revisit it!)
GLP Robusto (for quite a while I've been wanting to try out cigar leaf blends, cuz I likes a good see-gar on occasion)
GLP Odyssey (one of my favorites!!! this stuff is the definition of a dark beauty!!)
Dunhill's MM 965 (I have only been able to get my hands on the bulk version, so I'm extremely extremely happy about this!!!)

Bulk samples of:

Old Joe Krantz (I don't know what it is I love about this tobacco, but I'm addicted to it)
Esoterica's Stonehaven (have been wanting to try for a good while!!)
Bosun Cut Plug (just read a bit abt it on tob. reviews... sounds like it'll be a very different experience!)

Plus a nice sized bulk bag of GLP Westminster, which I love. I was extremely happy with these awesome goodies, but ol Sandypaws is known for his generosity, so he didn't stop there. He also included some of Mrs. Claus's famous Crabapple jelly (I've never had the pleasure of trying crabapple jelly, so I'm quite curious to see what it's like), a delicious Toblerone bar (the wonderful baccies it traveled with have given it a bit of a smoky flavour, which I think tastes awesome), RCH's "Pipesmoking, A 21stCentury Guide" (I feel like I've said "this is awesome" or "I'm very excited" about everything I received, but I mean it! Santa knows me better than I know myself! I've wanted to read this since I first became interested in pipes several yrs. ago), cork knocker, individual pipe stand, and a nice adjustable reamer (of all the things I've been needing to get, this was one of the most important. Thanks Santa!).

Thank you, thank you, thank you SS (whoever you may be!)!!!! I am extremely happy about each and every thing you sent me.. many thanks for your enjoyable letter also!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:55 pm

Got word of a package at the old homestead... has Santa landed in New Haven? I'll find out tomorrow...

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PostSubject: Re: Secret Santa 2009 II.   Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:24 am

Besides Dover & Doc M who hasn't received their box yet?

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