Thoughts on enjoying cigars

Cigar Rating Sheet

[ 1 Comment ] Posted on 05.30.08 under Accessories

I put together this cigar rating sheet in the interest of cataloging and tracking the cigars I enjoyed. It is adapted from various rating systems to what I thought made a sensible system. The MS Word document is formatted 8 1/2 x 11 and I used a booklet maker (FinePrint or ClickBook!) to create a small booklet which I then stapled together. There are spaces for describing where and when the cigar was enjoyed, and some practical rating measurements. There’s even a space for pasting the band, to make it into a mini scrap book.

Enjoy it – and I welcome your comments.

 Cigar Rating Sheet

Lost another Torch to TSA

[ 2 Comments ] Posted on 05.26.08 under Accessories

TSA LogoWell, I lost another lighter to the TSA. On the way down to Orlando I had the foresight to pack my cigars, lighter and cutter in my checked packages. On the way home, I slipped my three-jet torch into my cigar case, along with two cutters into my laptop backpack. They pulled my carry-ons and took my lighter. The guy was nice enough about it, but now I am stuck with matches.

This is the second torch I’ve lost.

When you travel by air, pack your lighters, or mail ahead.