“I was here last winter; One of the days I was here it was 3 below zero, no wind chill. A little nippy. It’s kind of fun though in that weather, goin’ outdoors watching smokers pass out, ’cause they don’t know when they’re done exhaling.” -Bill Hicks One Night Stand in Chicago
Being nestled in the snowy embrace of New England, I have had my outdoor smoking routine severely imposed upon. Whether it be snow, rain, or just being damn cold out, I can’t utilize my private cigar sanctuary in the sky. I know the first response to hearing this would be something on the lines of “Get off your ass and go down to the god-damned smoke shop” and I couldn’t agree with that more and I have several excellent options here Providence RI including B&M’s and bars. I know, I’m lazy, but hey most of those places close down before I’m ready to go out for a good smoke.
One thing however that has been a shining ray of hope is the ridiculously warm one-off days every now and then. During some of these warm days I’ve been able to break away and really take in the fresh air by lighting up one of the many sticks that I’ve been eye-balling while I wait for spring. Some that have been particularly good on these days are Opus X Power Ranger, CAO Brazilia Amazon, Cruzado Dantes Robusto (new brand from Dion Giolito) and an Anejo No49 (yeah the big one!).
There is something I wouldn’t mind knowing from you though. Yes, you, the reader. How do you cope with the winter cold taking away your ability to smoke outside and what have you been smoking this winter? Also spring is right around the corner, anything special planned for the “Spring Opener”?