After a particularly difficult day which included more of the demon snow and various work related lunacy, I decided to dig deep into the humidor and pull out a lonely old Fuente Hemingway Short Story for my evening walk. For many years this was a favorite of my wife’s, and every one I came across went her way. This one has been in my humidor for the better part of a decade just waiting for her to ask for it. She informs me that that day will probably not come as she has gotten away from cigars, so I decided last night was the night to smoke it. As I said, it’s been many moons since I enjoyed a Hemingway of any size, so I clipped it a lit it up. It took a few minutes to burn past the tip and open up, but when it did I got that wonderful, although milder than I remembered, Cameroon goodness which I enjoy so much. For a tiny cigar this one lasted for my entire 1+ mile walk and even had a little left for the all-important cool-down period on the front porch. I haven’t priced these recently, but I remember when they were $103 a box, and $4 was a lot to pay for a little cigar, but this is a cigar that everyone who likes cigars should enjoy. I’ve smoked most of the Hemingway line and the only one I never cared for was the Classic, which always had a metallic taste to me. I bet I haven’t had a Signature in 10 years. I may have a couple more floating around the humidor, I thin kI have a Work of Art in both Cameroon and Maduro wrappers, and there might be a Best Seller hidden someplace. I’ll wait for warmer weather to smoke them as they are all well aged and I may have missed some of the subtleties of the Short Story smoking it in the cold as I did last night.
Here’s the latest from Tommy Berry:
This past week was a bit different for me! I spent some time outdoors, which with a desk job as an architectural designer is a nice change every now and then. I spent two days doing some surveying for a current project. Now, I could have smoked me a cigar or two…or even three each day…but I failed to remember my traveldor. However, I spent a total of six hours walking…walking…climbing…and only getting to enjoy my Copenhagen Moist Snuss/Snuff. (A habit that I don’t wish on anyone…but I guess it’s a cowboy thing down here in Texas!) Anyway, I was able to get in a lot of constant walking…a lot! It was a blast to be outdoors, but I have to admit that from my recent walks…I am very sore! That though is a plus…as obviously I am exerting some energy during each walk. I hope to get out for some time with a cigar and the next walk tonight (Monday).
With all of this going on, I have failed to “weigh in”. I have a goal to use this challenge to not only get healthier…but to lose weight as well. Soon, I will begin to update you with my current weight…helping more with accountability…in regards to actually losing weight…which will require eating less and properly…more often.
I would love to hear from some of you, if you are being challenged by this (in addition to those that have already commented on past posts) and what your thoughts and/or suggestions are.
Until next time…long “walking” ashes to ya!
Great to hear Tommy moving in a positive direction with his personal goals! Let’s continue to support him through comments here or wherever you might encounter Tommy, as well as by taking a cigar for a walk yourself. My offer still stands to publish any other guest reviews you wish to submit.
I’m going to try to make it to The Wooden Indian Tobacco Shop in Havertown, PA Saturday as they are having a Drew Estate event. They had sponsored a recent Cigar Safari Trip and I’m looking forward to hearing about their trip. I’m sure it will be the subject of a future article. They have one of two Liga Privada Lounges in the country and it’s very nice as well as an enormous walk-in humidor.
Tommy stole my “Until the next time” line, so Adios Amoebas!