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Well, I’m 55 and started smoking a pipe 2-1/2 weeks ago - totally out of the blue.  Never smoked in my life, save the teenage years of smoking pot.  YouTube sent me one of those of oddball videos that has nothing to do with what you normally watch.  It was an old man reading a portion of the Hobbit from an old book.  It was the strangest thing.  Normally, I would have passed on something like that, but I felt a bit captivated by this guy smoking a pipe while reading.  It took me back to my childhood and I could actually remember the smell of the tobacco that my dad used to smoke some four decades ago.  It was quite bizarre.  One thing lead to another and before you know it I was making a trip to a local pipe shop and bought a cob pipe and some tobacco.  Now 2-1/2 weeks later I’ve got 5 pipes and 12 blends….  What in earth am I doing!?!

Thankful for this site!  I’ve found it helpful in teaching me about the different blends, and helping me discover what kinds of leaf I prefer.  Thank you to all who contribute.  It helps noobs like me not feel so alone on this journey.  

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Relight
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Welcome from Denver. 

Congratulations on a rewarding new hobby and RIP your wallet 😆 

Glad you're here.

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Ted
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 Ted
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Hello from Michigan!

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Joseph
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Hello and welcome from Sacramento, California 👋😎

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Nick R
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Hello from Colorado!

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 Flip
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Welcome from Minneapolis. Glad to have another voice!

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ugdabug
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Re:.....what on earth am I doing?.....

Seems like you're doing just fine by the sounds of it.

Welcome to the club.

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Zigmeister67
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Welcome from New Jersey. You have a great New hobby to enjoy.

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PaulT
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Welcome from the UK. 😀

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nach0
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Hello from Brazil and welcome here mate! 🍻 

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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Hello from Spain and welcome on board!. Hope you have fun here.

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Awfers
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Hello from Switzerland and welcome!

 

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Templekeeper
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Hello and welcome!
I have a similar origin story that involves lord of the rings and memories of an uncle's pipe smoking home 🙂

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