Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Oliva Man

Just happen to have a variety of Oliva cigars in my humidor. Don't worry, they'll be gone soon. ;)

I really should be the spokesperson for the Oliva brand - for the price, in my opinion, this is the best cigar line on the market.

Starting to cool down a bit now, but boy it's been pretty toasty for us Seattleites - temp in the 90's. I'm not complaining, I love the heat, in fact I'll take the heat over our typical 228 gray-sky days anytime.

So as you may have guessed, I've been smoking nothing but Oliva's all weekend. Actually started smoking them on Thursday night - I usually don't smoke cigars Monday through Thursday, but this week was an exception. I can't remember the exact reason, but somehow we made it out on our back deck, I lit up the fireplace and we kicked back with a drink and a cigar. Nice, very nice evening.

Friday and Saturday nights we ventured over to the Tobacco Patch - perfect weather, good size group and lots of cigars. Talked to the owners of the Patch about the IPCPR in New Orleans. Sounds like they really enjoyed it, even though it's basically work for them. I'm looking forward to going to the Speak Easy this year in October - should be a blast!

Anyway, on Sunday night after a big dinner at the house, we took the kids (now grown adults) up to the Snoqualmie Casino for a little gambling. I'm not much of a gambler, but my son is one of the luckiest suckers I know - he wins all the time! He won $120 in just a few minutes at the Black Jack table while we were there. Me, I even look at the table and somehow I lose money!

So after I had lost my prescribed limit of dinero, we wandered over to the Lit Lounge. Sunday night is good time to visit the casino, not too busy, unless there's a concert, which of course there was. I don't think I've ever seen people park their cars up on the main road before - that's how busy it was. Luckily for me the Valet parking was still available. I don't mess with parking up there - just leave it with the Valet - no worries.

Anyway, plenty of seating in the lounge. As we walked in, over in the corner of the room I notice some familiar faces - Kirklanders. Hah! No escape from the Kirkland Crowd. I said "hi" to the gang and they asked us to join them. Cigar people are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet, that's a fact. So we sat back, enjoyed our cigars and got caught up on what's been going on with the locals. A perfect evening and a great way to end the week...

I've mentioned this before, but you've got to try the French press coffee up at the Lit Lounge. It's the best in town and goes spectacularly well with a cigar. I look forward to it every time I go there. ;)

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