I did say that I quit smoking in last night's post, yes? Well, I haven't touched a cigarette since. Cigars, however.....
I once had an Army Chaplain explain it like this - God creates, Satan corrupts. So God created tobacco, for men to age and roll and turn into cigars. And God saw the cigar, and had himself a stogie, and it was good. But Satan, seeing the cigar goodness, corrupted man, and had man make a cigarette. Thus did God's gift to man turn into the Devil's Weed.
A good cigar, one that's been aged, is a thing of beauty. You want to know how you can tell you're smoking a good cigar? After you've been smoking it a while, you can do this:
That, my friends, is the tobacco leaves rolled so tight that even after you smoke them the ash will support the rest of the stogie. And despite being rolled tight, it still had a perfect draw, not difficult at all.
Hey, I'm on vacation, these are the posts you get!