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post #25066 of 46933
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a guy I do buisness with game me a fantastic box of cuban cigars, Partagas D no 4, box of 25. with a lighter and a cutter. FTW

I like Partagas, but the fascination with Cuban cigars in the US is getting laughable since they're not better than other stuff coming from the area and in my opinion the greater variety of non-Cubans yields some cigars that I think are all-in-all simply better than many brands coming from Cuba. Like many things in the US (and especially here on SF) I've come to see them as a trapping of gentility.

I smoke Partagas here, but when I go back to the U.S. I can't wait to go to a stockist that carries Tatuajes which I can't find where I am now.
Edited by why - 10/13/12 at 10:16am
post #25067 of 46933
The contemporary art museum in Buffalo exceeded my expectations by a lot. I spent about three hours there.
post #25068 of 46933
I went to my first opera last night - Die Fledermaus. I had no idea what it was about until I started watching it. My lack of understanding of Italian and German is going to affect my enjoyment of any future operas as my eyes kept scanning up to the subtitles. When it comes to punch lines the translation is a good second too slow. Not everything is translated in Toronto either - it seems we're supposed to know French. My grasp is basic.

Amazingly even in a place like Toronto and it being a regular show not an opening night, there were a few people in black tie - all in the more expensive sections and not the prawn seats I was in. I wish I had a chance to wear black tie.
post #25069 of 46933
^^ Did you enjoy the experience? I assume so since you posted in the happy thread. It's really a wonderful experience, IMO. The performers are just ridiculously talented, even when you're seeing a second-rate company. (Not saying you were; just a general point.) The best thing to do is to familiarize yourself with the stories before you see them live; that will really help you follow the action, even if you don't understand the language.

I'm happy because the TSA agent just complimented me on my sack. bounce2.gif
post #25070 of 46933
I've been very depressed lately. I work hard for 60 hours a week roughly, and have not much to show from it. I support my family when I can, I have little in the way of a social life, and my work itself is mind numbingly boring and with no future. Same as it has been for about 3 years now. But today I went out for a coffee, sat down outside, and just had a great moment of "who gives a shit" contentment. It can only get better. I work hard, I know I'm intelligent, and I'm young. If and when something finally does go my way, when some piece of luck falls in my lap, I know I can take advantage of it. And as I sitting there, thinking happy thoughts, a pretty woman whom I work with spots me and sits down beside me, and we end up making a date for next week. It just all feels good for a change.
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^^ That's great to hear!
post #25072 of 46933
Good for you, L.R.
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

^^ That's great to hear!

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Good for you, L.R.

+1
post #25074 of 46933
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

^^ Did you enjoy the experience? I assume so since you posted in the happy thread. It's really a wonderful experience, IMO. The performers are just ridiculously talented, even when you're seeing a second-rate company. (Not saying you were; just a general point.) The best thing to do is to familiarize yourself with the stories before you see them live; that will really help you follow the action, even if you don't understand the language.

Oh I'm sure Toronto is not a first rate company. I used the intermission to look up the rest of the story. I attend concerts with the local symphony, shows, plays and the occasional ballet but opera was something I never tried. I have to confess it's quite different than the 30 second clips of Pavarotti I saw when I was a teenager. I had gotten the impression that opera was simply classical score with someone standing around singing in white tie. They're also running Il Trovatore which I hope to go to next.
post #25075 of 46933
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Originally Posted by L.R. View Post

I've been very depressed lately. I work hard for 60 hours a week roughly, and have not much to show from it. I support my family when I can, I have little in the way of a social life, and my work itself is mind numbingly boring and with no future. Same as it has been for about 3 years now. But today I went out for a coffee, sat down outside, and just had a great moment of "who gives a shit" contentment. It can only get better. I work hard, I know I'm intelligent, and I'm young. If and when something finally does go my way, when some piece of luck falls in my lap, I know I can take advantage of it. And as I sitting there, thinking happy thoughts, a pretty woman whom I work with spots me and sits down beside me, and we end up making a date for next week. It just all feels good for a change.

good for you dude! hope the date goes well.
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Originally Posted by L.R. View Post

I've been very depressed lately. I work hard for 60 hours a week roughly, and have not much to show from it. I support my family when I can, I have little in the way of a social life, and my work itself is mind numbingly boring and with no future. Same as it has been for about 3 years now. But today I went out for a coffee, sat down outside, and just had a great moment of "who gives a shit" contentment. It can only get better. I work hard, I know I'm intelligent, and I'm young. If and when something finally does go my way, when some piece of luck falls in my lap, I know I can take advantage of it. And as I sitting there, thinking happy thoughts, a pretty woman whom I work with spots me and sits down beside me, and we end up making a date for next week. It just all feels good for a change.

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Sounds like you've turned a corner. Best of luck on the date!
post #25077 of 46933
My wife and I were talkin today - the two most touching cards/gifts we got for our wedding were from SFers. This is odd because we both have a big group of really tight, great friends. But both SFers (I don't want to embarrass them) sent amazing cards and gifts. Really touching and unexpected.
post #25078 of 46933
A close friend of a friend of mine is attending his first Ironman Hawaii and is currently ranked ~170 out of 1500 participants, we have a hell of a time sitting in front of the TV cheering for him smile.gif
post #25079 of 46933
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

My wife and I were talkin today - the two most touching cards/gifts we got for our wedding were from SFers. This is odd because we both have a big group of really tight, great friends. But both SFers (I don't want to embarrass them) sent amazing cards and gifts. Really touching and unexpected.

that is awesome. whoever those 2 guys were, way to represent.
post #25080 of 46933
I am resolved to take at least half the day off today. I've been busier this year than I've ever been, and this will be my first little break in a long time.
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