I belong to a great website, called Cigar Geeks. You should go check it out and tell 'em I sent ya. They have great resources on everything you could possibly want to know about cigars, culture, etiquette, and why ACIDs are the devil (though not as bad as pictured below).
So, you should go there, make a post saying hello, and hang out with the cool cats. I got to hang out with some of the guys in a virtual herf session, which is basically an excuse to google chat and video each other smoking cigars. They are awesome, and anyone who likes the brick and mortar experience should try it out. A virtual smoking lounge, if you will. Unfortunately, I haven't been by lately because time has been very precious to me- and despite that-
well, one guy...
bombed me. My first ever, I might add.
What is a bomb? Well, to put it in the nicest way possible, it's when people take whatever cigars they want and send them to you. It could be a bunch of quality cigars, it could be a ton of White Owls, whatever they feel like bombing you! I have heard of bombs being sent across the world, and across the street. I have heard of lighters being sent, cutters, and off the wall accompaniments to all manner of smoke related things. The standard is one cigar. You may get more. You may get something else entirely. It's like an uber-secret santa if you're into that kind of thing.
Well, I was VERY lucky.
I received the following package in the mail from "Marty."
In this very innocent looking package were, to my best guess:
- A Cu-Avana Maduro
- A La Aurora Barrel Aged Robusto
- and an Espinosa Habano Number 5
3 cigars I have never had, nor heard of.
Of course, I will be reviewing these awesome sticks when I can, but I just wanted to throw a quick thank-you up on my site for Marty, for being awesome beyond words. I have had 2 of them so far and they had me reeling, which means that they were PERFECT. Anyhow, if you have a chance, go and tell Marty thanks on my behalf, and sign up while you're there. It's a great resource and good people are there to help you no matter what.
(p.s.- As is custom, I shall be bombing someone else. I'll post about that as I do it!)