A Fuente Hemingway and a Request

I’m writing this on my phone from my dad’s CTICU room where he’s not expected to make it through the night. I don’t mean to depress my readers, and I really appreciate the notes of support.  This isn’t an easy time. I would like to ask that if any of you Craigs out there (or potential honorary Craigs) would like to send me a review or article for Sundays post it would really help me out. Drop me an email.

One evening this past week I took a walk with an Arturo Fuente Hemingway Signature which was a recent gift from a vendor at my day job. This is a cigar that I loved in the 90s and I really haven’t had one in close to 15 years. It’s hard to believe that this cigar started off tasting just like I remember, a hint of sweetness unique to the Cameroon wrapper. At about the half way point there was a tar build up which I discovered in the most unfortunate way, it came in contact with my lips and tongue. I clipped it off but by that time my tongue was ruined. It’s a shame, this was a spectacular cigar up to that point. It brought back memories of smoking the Signature in New York City at a cigar event and wandering around Fremont Street in Vegas with my cousin back in 97. Cigar good, tar bad.

That’s all I can muster right now. I hope someone sends me a guest post, I look forward to having a guest Craig. Also, I still need to hear from the winner and I haven’t had a chance to send harassing emails yet.

That’s it for now, until the next time,




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14 Responses to A Fuente Hemingway and a Request

  1. Steve Christopher

    Craig you know my thoughts and prayers are with your Dad, You and all of your family. If there is anything I can do to help, just let me know. (Not a reviewer, sorry. Maybe we can get a Fedhead brother to help out.

  2. foozer6976

    very sorry brother, prayers your way.

  3. Brian Impson

    Please know that your fellow BOTL are with you. Positive thoughts.

  4. Lloyd Ladrillono

    I’m sure we loyal readers can do without reading your blog entries as you go through this extremely difficult time, Craig. Tend to your family, and we’ll hear from you down the road. Prayers for your entire family.

  5. My thoughts are with you Craig, I was where you were a couple years ago. I have a few reviews already, but none with pics. I could smoke something tonight and take some pics to send with it. You just focus on yourself and your family.

  6. Dan Colley

    My most sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you deal with this situation. From personal experience, I know what you are going through. It was one of the most difficult points in my life and I know that you are wrestling with many things right now. I pray that the Great Physician will visit physical healing on your Father and emotional healing on all of those who are going through this troubling time.

  7. Words seem so inadequate at a time like this. My prayers are with you and your family as you deal with this most difficult ordeal.My hope is for you to find strength to help each other.

  8. Words fail miserably at a time like this, but know that you have our prayers.

  9. Tommy D

    My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Stay strong brother!

  10. Smokin Aces

    Very sorry to read this about your father Craig. As we get older and have our own children and watch them grow we know that our own parents are getting older and we understand that they will not be with us forever but when the time comes to say goodbye we are never really prepared or ready for it. May God grant you the calm and the strength to endure this difficult time and may he bless you and your family with peace as he accepts your father into his arms.

  11. Nathan Zimmerman

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Craig.

  12. Praying for you and your family Craig…

  13. Patrick

    Nothing much to say but I feel your pain and hope for better times in your future.

  14. May God be with you and your family during these difficult times.

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