As you may or may not know, I am in the process of trying to get fit. I have joined a football (Soccer) team
as a motivational tool and too be honest, Its killing me!!
Anyone following me on Twitter or Facebook (If not, why not?) will know that after one of my training sessions last week I returned home with the first black eye of my adult life. After 13 years of working as a doorman in Dublin City Center, it took an elbow to the cheek on a football pitch to inflict the damage.
That night, feeling bad ass, I decided to watch the first movie of the "Dollars Trilogy". I always maintained, and still do, that nobody on this earth looks as cool as Clint Eastwood when chewing on a Cigar.
The following night and while watching the second movie of the trilogy I decided I would smoke a CAO Brazilia Gol!
The previous, and first ever, CAO that I smoked was the Italia Ciao! It was just an OK Cigar and I am wary of Cigars that blend tobacco from various countries. In my opinion, the best cigar will be a 100% Puro. When the wrapper, binder and filler are all coming from the same country you can rarely go wrong.
The Brazilia Gol! surprised me. Nicaraguan binder and filler with a dark Brazilian maduro type wrapper. I must say I enjoyed it and smoked it down as far as I could.
The following day brought me back to football. A bit of advice. Running around for two hours is a lot harder when you spend over an hour sucking in smoke the night before. I returned home that evening to the great news that I had won Buttheads "Fan of the Week". One life ambition achieved!!
Off course, the Dollars Trilogy was finished off that night with almost three hours of The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. It kind of sums up the path of my football career.
Next up for cigars that week was the Grafton Reserve Flying Pig. This Cigar is custom made, in Cuba, for the Decent Cigar Emporium in Dublin. The Flying Pig is just the nickname given to the Cigar due to its shape.
The GR Flying Pig is a great cigar, however I didn't enjoy it as much as I hoped. I have mentioned in previous posts my views on enjoying cigars. The mood you are in, surroundings, drink pairing etc.. The night I smoked this cigar I was tired, sore and hungry. Not the ideal time to smoke a cigar so I will give the GR Flying Pig another chance.
By that stage of the week it was back to work for me. I missed the opening ceremony for the Olympics and was gutted as I heard it was great. Saturday and Sunday I crammed in as much Olympic action as I could before heading to work.
It was a typical July weekend in Dublin weather wise and as I stood under my umbrella, mini streams rushing past my shoes, I was counting down the days to Cuba.
After football (again) on Monday, I awoke Tuesday to find that my Cigars from Buttheads had arrived. A 5-pack AVO Robusto Sampler. I was delighted.
That evening I realised that I had been neglecting Twitter. I logged on to see that @Cigar_G was aiming for 1000 followers. Once he reached this landmark he was going to give away a BOX of cigars. I thought it was my duty to help a brother along. Many hours and clogged timelines later he was there.
The next day brought with it the 1st fixture for my new team. SWSC FC I went to the game, I played the match, I came home. That is all the details I am willing to divulge. Suffice to say we have a long way to go!!
I had a Partagas Series P No.2 the following night to cheer myself up. This is quickly becoming my go-to Cigar. Nothing to say about it other than it was fantastic as always.
The rest of the week involved more Hard work, Gym work and Door work. Nothing exciting to report.
Sunday I watch Donegal beat Kerry in the GAA Quarter Finals. They face a tough match against Cork in the Semis. If they win they will more than likely face Dublin in the Final. A repeat of the 1992 final, 20 years ago, when Donegal last won the All-Ireland and brought the Sam Maguire Trophy home!!
Here is hoping!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Clint and his Cigar
|CAO Brazilia Gol!
|AVO Sampler Pack from Buttheads
|Grafton Reserve Flying Pig
|Donegal 1992 Team - All Ireland Champions