Originally Posted by bullrams
during an interview with Fidel, the interviewer asked him if he gifted Trinidads...
Shanken: Trinidad. We understand that it is a brand of cigar that is your own personal brand, which you give to diplomats and friends as presents.
Castro: No. I principally give Cohibas for presents.
Diplomatic Trinidads were produced, as were Diplomatic Cohibas (primarily Lanceros). I have smoked a Dip. Trinidad. ...
ISO navy or gray or tans/browns outerwear -- darker hues of any color will be consdiered -- BC car coat / hip length.
Preowned is fine.
ISO BC *thick* cashmere sweater. You know the one -- pounds and pounds of cashmere. The price tag reads like a mortgage payment.
Ejoying a '98 Lancero outside right now. Beautiful notes of rich, heady tobacco, very old school Habanos, somewhat muted flavors but there's an undertone of spicy-sweetness to the earth, akin to Mexican chocolate. And I'm only an inch into the cigar.
Going in to pull an espresso in a moment.
Life, and weather, in Northern CA is good.
There's an '09 for sale here in the Bay Area at a dealer for $115K -- but one car at a dealer (for a car that only started production in '08) isn't much of a data point for how the car will hold up in value over time.
The consensus on this car was that the price point was very fair when new, so that's in your favor. What's not in your favor is the unknown long term reliability of the car, how it will work as a daily driver, and what the value will be over the long...
I read an interesting article in the middle of the recession about a high brow Hollywood dinner party thrown for $1 / guest. Google it. I think all the shopping was done at a grocery outlet. The party was thrown by a journalist, but with the help of a professional cook or entertainment consultant.
There may be some ideas in there for you ... if you can dig up the article. It may have been in Food & Wine.
Life is too short to read this post, much less be involved in it. Move one. This girl is not worth the thumb exercise of texting.
She now wants you to like her and think she's a *loyal* person, by suggesting that she doesn't want anything from you when, as you report it, she sent other signals.
(a) she likes you enough to want you not to think of her a disloyal (and wants to keep your number for post-bf); or
(b) she's an idiot, doesn't know...