Thursday, February 07, 2013

Old Blogging Habits and Other Old Habits

It is the end of the first week of February and it may appear that I have fallen into the old habit of irregular postings here at Out of My Hat.

And while that may be true, I am comfortable with not posting daily. I would prefer to post more often than once or twice per week but would rather be devoting writing time to other projects. I suppose that I'll work on sharing those as time goes on.

Last month, I posted about enjoying a good cigar and got a few comments on Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn. Nobody that commented seemed to have anything positive to say about the habit; some were comfortable in expressing their opposition to the habit and any neutral or positive comments have come from personal contacts and from other cigar smokers.

I understand that cigars are not for everybody. Currently, I smoke just one (if that) per day and am generally enjoying a nice walk while I'm at it. For those with health concerns, there is this from Wikipedia:

"...for those who don't inhale and smoke 1–2 cigars per day, the risk of dying from all causes is statistically insignificant when compared to non-smokers..."

I think the greatest impact from this minor indulgence will be the cost. Even when buying from a warehouse or through an auction site, a decent cigar will cost several dollars per cigar with some getting quite expensive. Since I don't appear to have any cigar smokers as readers, I'll probably not post reviews of the cigars I sample here. In fact, I will probably not write about cigars or cigar smoking again. The only reason that I am thinking about them today is because I just received notice that by previously back ordered shipment is on its way.

You enjoy your indulgences. I'll enjoy mine.

John <><


eViL pOp TaRt said...

John, it sounds like you have a good attitude towards this. Enjoy your cigars!

Mike said...

I have a friend who smoked 3 or 4 cigars a day. He never inhaled. When he had his heart attack and they did the bypasses they said his lungs were bright red from the inflammation. Quit or die the doctor told him.