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Lurker breaking into the big time...participating that is!

I have been reading posts here for some time and can say this forum has made for some great reading, as well as finding crucial cigar info.  I am new to the cigar, but an old hand to tobacco in general.  I was paralyzed at the age of 16 and began a few years later to hang out in a Smoke Shop...and well knew many cigar smokers, pipe smokers, and being the social outcast...I smoked cigarettes for 25+ yrs.  Met some great people in the process.  3 decades later I became bed ridden...been so now for about 5 1/2 yrs now and throughout have had to give up all my vices...drinking and smoking.  Until recently, hell with all that...so I began smoking a cigar on holidays, then monthly, then weekly, and now one a day.  I have been poking around with different cigars blindly, but mostly after some research.  I have not had any spicy smokes yet...as I tend to go for the coffee types mostly at the moment. However, I am sure that will change as my tastes mature.  I quite enjoy smoking cigars...haven't quite figured out if it is that so far they have been good or that I just like not being so straight laced and having something to call a vice.  Anyhow...just ordered a cooler on Amazon and my first large order on Cigar.com today.  Yep...bought a box of stogies to try, Oliveros Kopi Luwak, in addition to joining the Cigar Of The Month club to broaden my scope.  Definite noob...but looking forward to starting a collection.  Thanks for all the great forum reads!

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    big chunksbig chunks Posts: 1,607
    Welcome, there are some great people here who could recommend some great smokes
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    danielzreyesdanielzreyes Posts: 8,769 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Welcome welcome welcome.
    "It's plume, bro. Nothing to worry about. Got any Opus?" The suppose to be DZR
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    MVW67MVW67 Posts: 5,592 ✭✭✭✭
    Welcome to the forum
    Life is too short, live it like no tomorrow...
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    skweekzskweekz Posts: 2,279 ✭✭✭
    Welcome!
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    OchoZachoOchoZacho Posts: 1,471
    Welcome, it's a great community here!
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    laker1963laker1963 Posts: 5,046
    Hello, welcome aboard.
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    SalemSalem Posts: 717
    Welcome to the forum!! Looking forward to seeing your posts!
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    camgfscamgfs Posts: 968
    Hi and Welcome!

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    RhamlinRhamlin Posts: 8,970 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Welcome brother, hope you keep in touch. There are many great BOTLs and a few SOTLs here.
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    Ken_LightKen_Light Posts: 3,537 ✭✭✭
    Man, what a story! Was this an accident or are you dealing with a progressive disorder? So glad you decided to speak up, you'll find a wealth of not only information but support and friendship here!
    ^Troll: DO NOT FEED.
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    jlmartajlmarta Posts: 7,881 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Welcome. Glad to have you aboard. Please let me know what you think of the Kopi Luwak. I've been wanting to try those. Maybe we could work a trade.
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    cooch36cooch36 Posts: 714 ✭✭
    Welcome my brother...enjoy the forum.
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    KCWKCW Posts: 1,334 ✭✭✭
    setilsn4:
    I have been reading posts here for some time and can say this forum has made for some great reading, as well as finding crucial cigar info.  I am new to the cigar, but an old hand to tobacco in general.  I was paralyzed at the age of 16 and began a few years later to hang out in a Smoke Shop...and well knew many cigar smokers, pipe smokers, and being the social outcast...I smoked cigarettes for 25+ yrs.  Met some great people in the process.  3 decades later I became bed ridden...been so now for about 5 1/2 yrs now and throughout have had to give up all my vices...drinking and smoking.  Until recently, hell with all that...so I began smoking a cigar on holidays, then monthly, then weekly, and now one a day.  I have been poking around with different cigars blindly, but mostly after some research.  I have not had any spicy smokes yet...as I tend to go for the coffee types mostly at the moment. However, I am sure that will change as my tastes mature.  I quite enjoy smoking cigars...haven't quite figured out if it is that so far they have been good or that I just like not being so straight laced and having something to call a vice.  Anyhow...just ordered a cooler on Amazon and my first large order on Cigar.com today.  Yep...bought a box of stogies to try, Oliveros Kopi Luwak, in addition to joining the Cigar Of The Month club to broaden my scope.  Definite noob...but looking forward to starting a collection.  Thanks for all the great forum reads!
    Welcome.
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    Roberto99Roberto99 Posts: 1,077
    Welcome! The more involved I get here the more I like it! Great group of people here.
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    Glad to have you!
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    ENFIDLENFIDL Posts: 5,836
    Welcome to the forum
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    I was paralyzed at 16yrs old due to car accident.  This later stuff is JOB kinda stuff...one thing after another...just like those that combat the legal system...the medical is no different...it's hard to get out of the system once you are in :P 
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    jlmarta:
    Welcome. Glad to have you aboard. Please let me know what you think of the Kopi Luwak. I've been wanting to try those. Maybe we could work a trade.

    Sounds good as long as there are no hazing rituals :P  Trade with the noob...sending him a cigar that has been soaked Bhut Jolokia pepper juice.

    Thanks for the welcome from all of you!
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    jlmartajlmarta Posts: 7,881 ✭✭✭✭✭
    setilsn4:
    jlmarta:
    Welcome. Glad to have you aboard. Please let me know what you think of the Kopi Luwak. I've been wanting to try those. Maybe we could work a trade.

    Sounds good as long as there are no hazing rituals :P  Trade with the noob...sending him a cigar that has been soaked Bhut Jolokia pepper juice.

    Thanks for the welcome from all of you!


    No worries, mate. That's not how we do things here. It's sometimes a bit of a chore for a newbie to establish himself as a stand-up kinda guy so in order to help a newb to get a rep, we'll start off with a trade. The new BOTL will ship his half of the trade and when it's received, his trading partner ships his half. A trade or two like this with positive results will build your creds and then you can begin to partake in other passes, bombs, etc. If you think you'd like to try a trade sometime, send me a PM when you're ready and we'll set one up.
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    jlmarta:
    setilsn4:
    jlmarta:
    Welcome. Glad to have you aboard. Please let me know what you think of the Kopi Luwak. I've been wanting to try those. Maybe we could work a trade.

    Sounds good as long as there are no hazing rituals :P  Trade with the noob...sending him a cigar that has been soaked Bhut Jolokia pepper juice.

    Thanks for the welcome from all of you!


    No worries, mate. That's not how we do things here. It's sometimes a bit of a chore for a newbie to establish himself as a stand-up kinda guy so in order to help a newb to get a rep, we'll start off with a trade. The new BOTL will ship his half of the trade and when it's received, his trading partner ships his half. A trade or two like this with positive results will build your creds and then you can begin to partake in other passes, bombs, etc. If you think you'd like to try a trade sometime, send me a PM when you're ready and we'll set one up.
    I am totally down for such a thing...when my first REAL shipment comes in I will hit ya up with an inventory and pack up whatever you want to try from it. Should be here in a day or so...will PM ya then. Thanks for the info!
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    allsmokedupallsmokedup Posts: 751 ✭✭
    Wow, someone who knows about the Bhut Jolokia! I'll trade with you for some spicy sticks if you want. You must know pain before you know pleasure, lol!

    And that wasn't a bad idea about soaking the cigar in the juice, that would make a fine Super Punisher! (Cuavana Intenso Punisher is just as the name says, a beatdown for your palate)
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    jlmartajlmarta Posts: 7,881 ✭✭✭✭✭
    setilsn4:
    jlmarta:
    setilsn4:
    jlmarta:
    Welcome. Glad to have you aboard. Please let me know what you think of the Kopi Luwak. I've been wanting to try those. Maybe we could work a trade.

    Sounds good as long as there are no hazing rituals :P  Trade with the noob...sending him a cigar that has been soaked Bhut Jolokia pepper juice.

    Thanks for the welcome from all of you!


    No worries, mate. That's not how we do things here. It's sometimes a bit of a chore for a newbie to establish himself as a stand-up kinda guy so in order to help a newb to get a rep, we'll start off with a trade. The new BOTL will ship his half of the trade and when it's received, his trading partner ships his half. A trade or two like this with positive results will build your creds and then you can begin to partake in other passes, bombs, etc. If you think you'd like to try a trade sometime, send me a PM when you're ready and we'll set one up.
    I am totally down for such a thing...when my first REAL shipment comes in I will hit ya up with an inventory and pack up whatever you want to try from it. Should be here in a day or so...will PM ya then. Thanks for the info!


    Lookin' forward to hearing from ya, Bro.....
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    spindriftspindrift Posts: 818 ✭✭
    setilsn4:
    jlmarta:
    Welcome. Glad to have you aboard. Please let me know what you think of the Kopi Luwak. I've been wanting to try those. Maybe we could work a trade.

    Sounds good as long as there are no hazing rituals :P  Trade with the noob...sending him a cigar that has been soaked Bhut Jolokia pepper juice.

    Thanks for the welcome from all of you!
    Hmmmmm, why didn't I think of that????????? Welcome to the forum.....
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    allsmokedup:
    Wow, someone who knows about the Bhut Jolokia! I'll trade with you for some spicy sticks if you want. You must know pain before you know pleasure, lol!

    And that wasn't a bad idea about soaking the cigar in the juice, that would make a fine Super Punisher! (Cuavana Intenso Punisher is just as the name says, a beatdown for your palate)
    Man...I fear the pepper fo' sho'! I just keep getting this image of smoking a peppery stogie and having a reaction the likes of getting hit with mace. Toking away while every orifice on the face is draining! However, I will have to hit the mace eventually to see what the "pleasure" of doing so is really like :P I will hit ya up as well when my boxes arrive. I will not rest easy until I try something spicy...need to know if you folks are sadists or know a good thing...hrm...or both I reckon ;)
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    RampMonkeyRampMonkey Posts: 1,808
    Welcome Mate!
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    jlmartajlmarta Posts: 7,881 ✭✭✭✭✭
    setilsn4:
    allsmokedup:
    Wow, someone who knows about the Bhut Jolokia! I'll trade with you for some spicy sticks if you want. You must know pain before you know pleasure, lol!

    And that wasn't a bad idea about soaking the cigar in the juice, that would make a fine Super Punisher! (Cuavana Intenso Punisher is just as the name says, a beatdown for your palate)
    Man...I fear the pepper fo' sho'! I just keep getting this image of smoking a peppery stogie and having a reaction the likes of getting hit with mace. Toking away while every orifice on the face is draining! However, I will have to hit the mace eventually to see what the "pleasure" of doing so is really like :P I will hit ya up as well when my boxes arrive. I will not rest easy until I try something spicy...need to know if you folks are sadists or know a good thing...hrm...or both I reckon ;)


    You guys wanna talk about hot stuff? If you haven't seen it yet, go to the 'non cigar related' section and look at the thread titled "This guy's got balls" and click on the video Jsaint posted there. That's a pretty hot pepper.
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    That was K-razy...man I don't know how people do that, but more power to 'em. Excruciating spice pain is way out of my league. I can dig on Jalapenos, but I camp low on the Scoville Scale.
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