An update

Hello faithful readers…… Sorry I’ve been gone for so long. I found another blog and it has inspired me to try this again.

So here’s some updates for ya:

I got a new lawnmower last year about this time with help from “Mr Fix it” it’s a Craftsman, and makes mowing MUCH easier now. “Mr Fix It” retired  from Sears and I used his discount and with his knowledge of mowers he helped me pick a good one for my needs and with my budget. 

I gave up on the treadmill…… Not that I didn’t enjoy it, but it kinda broke and even “Mr Fix It” couldn’t fix it, so it went to the garbage men. 

I Lost my job of 13yrs, got a new one in Nov of 2013. 

Trying the diet thing still…. Wifey bought me a Ninja Bullet and I have been  juicing with fruits & vegetables…. Mostly fruits, and cutting down my portions and drinking only water during the day.  I’ve lost about 14 lbs by doing this and my weight is not what it used to be. This past May the wifey bought me a bike, so I have been trying to do that as well. 

About the bike for a minute… The day after I got it I rode about 6 miles.  I rode it from my house to the boys’ soccer game and back.  That little jaunt messed up my back for about a month….. good times. 

Let’s see….I’m still smoking cigars and even landed a part time job at a cigar shop (not sure if I mentioned that before). I worked there for 2 years and then moved into another shop, which actually has the biggest humidor in the state. Upgraded to a tower humidor and cooler (or coolidor if you will). 


I bought a new car….. not sure if that was brought up before or not, so trying to tell you as much that is rolling off my brain. It’s a 2012 black Scion XB, and I love it! 

Favorite Tunes Friday will return I just need to go back and see where I left off. You seemed to enjoy that, and it was fun for me too. Not sure if I will keep that title or not though……..maybe it will be a daily thing? Who knows.

No promises, but I’m going to try and update this blog more since I’m inspired at the moment.


This Week In Smokes X2

Well it has been a couple of weeks…..maybe longer since I have updated this topic on my blog, due to the revamping of the site, which took longer than expected… without further ado I will try to go by memory.

Sunday the 4th of Dec when the wifey went to church. I had a Partagas 10….. since the weather was nice a very good smoke 5 out of 5, haven’t had a bad Partagas yet.

I also decided to try a CAO Earth Nectar this was a flavored cigar, that wasn’t great and wasn’t bad…….would not buy another, but if someone gave me one I would smoke it. so a 3 out 5

On the 5th of Dec I received a very nice, thoughtful bomb from someone on I won’t go into the details, because that’s a whole nother blog that I don’t want to get into right now, here are the sticks:

  1. Diesel Shorty
  2. Bolivar Robusto
  3. Liga Privada Undercrown Gran Toro
  4. AVO Heritage Toro
  5. Perdomo Habano Maduro Robusto

The next day I received these beauties from another member of CA:

Included are 3 Gold 5 Vegas & 2 Gold Maduro 5 Vegas, + matches and advertisements.

On Tuesday the 6th I smoked my 2nd worst smoke (1st was the Gurkha European Selection) this one was the MAN O’ WAR Virtue, I actually pitched this after the 1st third…0 out of 5, will NOT smoke again.

On the 7th I received another bomb from a member of the CA this time was because I posted an “empty” pic of the TRUNKADOR….I don’t think so, but he felt obligated to bomb me anyway.

  1. Indian Tabac Maduro Boxpress
  2. Lot No. 826 Churchill Perdomo
  3. Nica Libre 1990 Churchill Boxpress
  4. Oliva “G” Series Boxpress Torpedo
  5. La Pearla Black Pearl Toro Torpedo Box Press

+ 5 pack of 5 Vegas Classic Maduro Robusto

That night I had a Cohiba ‘Red Dot’ this was my 2nd one I had ever had, and this one was 10x’s better than the 1st a def 5 out 5.

Saturday the 10th my mother threw a Christmas part and I took some smokes with me, 1st up is a no name brand….a member of CA decided to start rolling his own and he named it after his dog “Roxy” he graciously sent me one of his Maduro to try.

This cigar has the best smell of any cigar I have ever smelt and this was without even lighting it, just amazing and it smoked just as well. A def 5 out of 5

Next I had a Tatuaje……um sorry I forget which one, and my notes aren’t helping, but once again I have not had a bad Tat 5 out of 5

Next was the smoke of the night Liga Privada Undercrown, this was not from the one that was just bombed to me, this was one I won from back in Oct. 5 out of 5

That bottle behind it? Yeah that’s what I paired it with….DELICIOUS!

On CA I submitted my MAW (Make A Wish) and a member sent these to fulfill my wish

  1. 601 Blue Maduro (wish)
  2. Old Henry Maduro (Wish)
  3. Liga Privada No. 9 (Wish)
  4. 601 Red
  5. Alec Bradley 1997 Harvest Selection
  6. Alec Bradley Select Cabinet Reserve

Also on the same day I received my 2nd prize from (I won again!!!!!)

  1. 5er of Brickhouse
  2. 5er of Casa De Garcia
  3. 5er of E Doble

On Tuesdaythe 13th Marlon came over to my house and brought me a very nice stick…….a Davidoff Double R….now these are about $31 a stick…..def worth it, but I just can’t see myself buying a box anytime soon….too much, but still a 5 out of 5

Friday was our usual Herf at Marlon’s house he had some boxes come in this week and couldn’t wait to share some with me and Alan, so I just brought some cheap smokes with me, nothing special hell I didn’t even get to them. He gave me a Liga Privada Undercrown (because I had been raving about the one I smoked at my mom’s party he bought a box)

And one that’s quickly becoming a fav of mine Nat Sherman, this one was the Suave and yep 5 out of 5

Saturday I had some Christmas shopping and I stopped at the local B&M to buy for my Secret Santa on CA and Marlon met me up there, I bought a Macanudo 1968 & a Saint Louis Rey

Marlon also bought a Macanudo 1968 and we both smoked it, we both thought it was boring smoke a 3 out of 5

Afterwards Marlon handed me one he just bought (he bought 2 of these) a 601 Green Label MUCH MUCH better 5 out of 5 I am loving these 601’s.

Now a little something extra for you my readers, when Marlon came over I showed him my Trunkador set up and he said I should empty out my humidors and jut put my sticks in there by themselves… here ya go.

Ignore the temps, I had it open for awhile so the temp dropped, but all is good sitting at 72%!

My New Smoking Buddy…Maybe You Know Him?

Last Sunday my brother-in-law asked me if I was interested in a smoking buddy, I replied “Hell Yeah!” since all my BOTL’s (Brother Of The Leaf) are not very close to me. He explained how this person had a massive humidor filled with all kinds of cigars. He gave me his # and left the rest up to me.

I finally got around to calling him on Tuesday night and introduced myself, he was actually at a B&M I hadn’t been to before and we shot the chit for a bit. I invited him to the herf which probably isn’t going to happen this Saturday.

I googled his name, because he told me he was a race car driver and had several world records under his belt and his latest car is a million dollar beauty….I know nothing about racing other than they usually go in circles, so I’m thinking to myself this guy can’t be all that and be from my small little town…..well everything he told me was correct, but it still didn’t dawn on me who he was.

I had done my part and I really wasn’t expecting anything else from it.

He called me on Wednesday night and asks if I had or was smoking, I told him no it was too cold he burst out in this evil maniacal laughter and asked if I wanted to come over and smoke some. My plan last night was to stay at home and clock in some time on my new game (Saints Row:The Third) I just got the night before, I couldn’t play it on Tuesday because wifey had taken over the tv so last night was my night to play………but I thought about it for about 2 seconds and said “YES!” wife was out so I text her and told I was going.

I get the directions (9 mins from my house!) and I pull up, he meets me outside and we shake hands and he invites me in to see his humi…pics below:

This is with the doors closed

Top Shelf


Still the first shelf


Second Shelf


Third Shelf


And the very bottom


And with the doors open


He started showing me his collection box by box and educating me more and more this hobby. He then asked me which one I wanted out of his humi, I didn’t want to be greedy and take his Davidoffs or anything, so I chose the Bolivar Mudaro since I hadn’t had one and have been wanting one for a few weeks now. I also brought him a Perdomo Lot 23 which to my surprise he said he hadn’t had before.






The Bolivar was a much milder than I anticipated, but it was a great smoke.

We go outside to his “office” which was basically his garage and there he proceeded to tell me about his company and what he does, I am not going to go into detail I will just tell you to google the name Marlon Kirby.

So I just wanted to tell you about my adventure  from the other night and give props to a generous and fellow BOTL.

Conversations At The Microwave

If I hadn’t told you before me and my wife work together, we carpool with my sis n law sometimes (she usually rides with us) yeah and their mom oh and their brother work here too. We do our best to save one ice glacier a day…your welcome Al Gore.

Anyway this week my wife has been very busy on a new project and we couldn’t each lunch together, so we both have been eating at our desks, which is fine with me I can surf the web and not be around drivers while trying to eat (no disrespect…just sayin’).

So the past couple of days I have had a couple of interesting conversations with coworkers…well I found them interesting anyway.

#1 I’m at the microwave and I am talking to coworker who sits directly in front of the microwave. Poor guy he has to smell all that burnt popcorn, because people don’t understand that there is a button that clearly says “POPCORN” on it and if u have a small bag u press it twice…ok end of that rant and back to the topic at hand.

So I have 8 mins to kill while my lasagna is cooking (Smart ones remember the “Chris Clay Diet?”) So I go up to his desk (2 feet away) and I look on his desk and I see his eyeglasses case which has the Batman logo on it …badass  right? Here’s the conversation:

Me – Dude, that’s awesome! I love Batman
Him – Me too, I love Batman! I really really love him (he’s Mexican people give him a break will ya? Sheesh)
Me – Oh yeah? Well check this out (I show him my Batman tattoo…he is very impressed he might even had a boner…it is a nice tattoo)
Him – That is nice!
Me – Thanks!
Him – That is really really nice! Did it hurt?
Me – Hell yeah it did, they ALL hurt, don’t let anyone tell you they dont because they are lying.
Him – I didn’t know
Me – Wanna see my “Willie?” ( I love saying that…it cracks me up)
Him – (confused) Ok?
I show him my tattoo of Willie Nelson, again he is impressed. He then continues to ask me how long it took and how much all the usual stuff people ask when they see tattoos. I fulfill his curiosity then get my lasagna and eat.

#2 (this is a good one)

Coworker – Hey man I haven’t seen you and your wife much this week in the cafeteria
(I explain to him about how she is doing a special project and blah blah blah)
Somehow the conversation switches to him and his 2nd ex wife.
Him – Man I thought being with her was cool, she worked at Target in record dept (cd’s for all you youngsters) and we used to get free tickets to concerts and stuff.
We went to Tom Petty and we went backstage and I got all fucked up, and he fucked her.
Me – Who? Tom Petty?
Him – Yeah
Me – What he hell?
Him – Man I don’t know, but that was it. I divorced her ass…served her the papers on our anniversary.
Me – Hell yeah!
Him – It wasn’t planned, it just happened that way. “Here ya go bitch, happy anniversary!”
We both kinda laugh
Me – So you were what married 4 times or something?
Him – Yeah, with her we were only together a year, so I don’t really count her.
Me – Tom Petty huh?
Him – Yeah…that son of a bitch.

Microwave dings.

Don’t Need Nothing…But A Good Time.

This morning I awoke from a dream…me and my wife had just left her sisters house and we were talking about the band Poison, actually she was talking about them.

Anyway I pull into this rinky-dink record store and tell her that I wanted to treat myself…she said go ahead.

I go in and instead of cd’s they have what looks like backpatches (remember those?) and this is how you order what you are looking for, so I see them all from AC/DC to ZZTOP just your basic bands nothing rare or anything.

I’m looking for a band in particular and right now as I’m writing I can’t remember which one anyway I see Poison and I remember my conversation with my wife and I decided.I would suprise her.

I look around the store and I see cd’s now…remember it’s a dream, just go wih it. I look through their selection and I come across an album called ‘Nothing, But A Good Time’ and it looks like a kind of “Storytellers” album just from the cover. I asked to listen to it to see if it was what I thought it was and to see what kind of condition it was in…..I failed to mention this was a used record store. The cd sounded good so I decided to purchase it.

So I find a couple of cd’s for myself as well (I think a live Pearl Jam & maybe a Guns N’ Roses cd). So I go to the counter and the lady says they have a special, buy 1 get 2 for free!!!!! I question this, but she assures me it’s true, so I pay full price for Poison and start to go back to the car to surprise my wife and I wake up.

Mothers’ Day A Review

Yesterday was Mother’s Day so I decided to take my wife (mother of my stepson) out and surprise her.

I took her to BW3’s wild wings…..what’s that? That doesn’t sound very romantic you say? Well she picked it….she LOVES the place, so I happily accomodated her  (stayed on the Chris Clay Diet too heh).

We enjoyed our wings and had a bit of chit chat about life in general. Afterwards we went to the nearby Barnes & Noble, I piked up LIFE by Keith Richards and she picked up a book about the BORGIA’s (she loves the Showtime series….I do too, but I am way behind in and need to catch up, she went on without me lol) BTW Jason of The Borgia’s are in Assassin’s Creed 2….check it out, GREAT GAME!

After our little spending spree I drove her to the theater (she had NO idea what my plans were) and pulled up to the curb and said “why don’t you get out and look pretty and I’ll be right back.” At this point I think she figured it out.

I park the car and met her and tell her to come down to me (I wanted to smuggle one of my Viatmin Water Zeros in and she was by the door near peering eyes) so she came down and I had her open her purse…..crime committed!

I purchase 2 tickets to see SOMETHING BORROWED (she has been wanting to see this since the previews came out and I admit I wanted to see it too….I can do a chick flick if it’s written well…couple of  my favs is ABOUT LAST NIGHT & WHEN HARRY MET SALLY just to give you an idea). We go inside I tell her to go find our seats and I get her a small popcorn with butter (BLUCK…I like mine plain, but this is her day) and a water.

While I’m in line she texts me that she’s up in the very top row (MY girl! That’s my fav place to sit in the movies) and that she almost fell lol (her words, not mine) she said tripped up one of the steps LOL (my word).

Onto the movie review:

Something Borrowed stars Kate Hudson (Goldie Hawn &  Bill Hudson’s daughter), Jennifer Goodwin (One of the wives in BIG LOVE…sorry her name escapes me at the moment) &  John Kransiski (Jim from THE OFFICE) & Collin Egglesfield (never heard of him, but he looks like Tom Cruise).

The story is about Kate, Collin and Jennifer’s’ crazy love triangle….see Jennifer and Collin have been really good friends since college, but that’s all it was is friends….study buddies if you will. One night Jennifer introduces Collin to Kate and they become a couple. Fast forward 6 years and it’s Jennifer’s 30th birthday bash….Collin and Kate are just a few wakes away from becoming man and wife, birthday girl gets trashed and ends up in a cab with Collin where the two confess that they both had crushes on each other in college.

I’ll stop there and no tell anymore details of the film so as not to ruin it for you, and will continue with my half-assed review:

This is a charming, funny romantic comedy that is actually laugh out loud funny at times. You actually care about the characters and what happens to them. Kate Hudson is cute as always, but her characters’ ego really makes her unattractive in this, she does a great job, because like John’s character (who is just a good friend of Jennifer btw….so you know why he’s in the film) can’t really stand her.

Jennifer is great in this even though as my wife pointed out played the same character she always does (shy, unsure of herself single lady) I would like to see her play a more challening role….hopefully she gets the chance sine BIG LOVE is over.

John really steals the movie with his one liners and antics (the beac badmittion scene) he is very funny in this.

I enjoyed this as did my wife and I will give it a B+ or an A-. Very good date movie and worth the $7.50 I spent for a matinee.