Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saturday at the Hut - 6/11/11

Congratulations to me! I didn't realize last week as I was writing the blog that it was my 100th Sweetest Smoke blog post. I started it in late 2008 and have had a lot of fun along the way. I don't think I've strayed too far from the initial goal of talking about pipe smoking and the "sweepings from the local tobacco shop." I hope you have enjoyed reading the blog and that you've been able to keep abreast of what's happening each week at The Tobacco Hut.

I've begun two other non-related blogs recently, with an eye toward promoting some side businesses of mine. You can read Bullseye Marketing Tips and the Seneca Promo Idea Blog at the links provided, and I'm thinking about expanding my writing to other venues. There are some websites out there that pay a few bucks per article written, on a wide variety of subjects - some even pay for photography - so I might start exploring them a little.

Joe K, Darryl G, and Peter G were in attendance today. Darryl confirmed that he was bringing wings for next week's Father's Day party and Lou said that some his vendors have supplied some items for raffle prizes.

Scott R has sent me a couple e-mails during his slow journey to the north. The latest dispatch was from the mountains of North Carolina where he was enjoying a 63ยบ morning on the front porch. Continued safe travels, my friend.

If anyone's keeping a tally, today I smoked a bowl of Baker Street in a Crown Viking freehand. 

Peter's new ride.
As I mentioned last week, Peter survived a harrowing car accident the week before last, totaling his Chevy HHR. He rolled up today with a brand new Kia Soul. It's a great looking car - very unique and stylish. Congratulations Peter - have fun with it!

As I drove home, Monty Python's famous Argument Clinic sketch ran through my head for no particular reason:

Until next time.


  1. If you enjoy historical pipe ephemera, check out this site: and scroll down to "Martin Kane District Attorney." The early '50s TV show was sponsored by Model Tobacco. Not only will you see the ads, there's lots of pipe smoking in the show, as you might expect!

  2. Congrats on your 100th post. Thanks for all the work you do on the blog for all of us to read.