Hi I am Christine, a 47 year old corporate professional and mother to 2 adult daughters, and a white dog, a boxer boy named Spirit.
I am currently entertaining several business ventures that will pull me out of corporate America and into self employment; I’m pretty excited about that. I am a self proclaimed shoe-aholic owning over 150 pair of shoes and boots which is down from 300+ Downsizing sucks!
My favorite color is white and my favorite season is Autumn, the best season for boots.
When did you start smoking cigars?
I started smoking cigars in 2007 When an old friend asked me to hold his Cohiba while he stepped away to get drinks. LOL I didn’t wanna look crazy so I started to smoke it and actually liked it. I was a cigarette smoker at the time so I didn’t fully appreciate the full flavor and effect of a cigar until about a year after I quit smoking cigarettes. It was like a new love affair.
Do you have a favorite size?
I’ve come to realize that I smoke a lot of Churchill but I am happier with a larger gauge on a shorter stick. A 6X60 seems to be where I’m most comfortable.
When does your first cigar of the day start?
Although I smoke in my home I also work from home so I don’t smoke daily. When I do it is usually in the mid/late afternoon once the stresses of the day have piled up and I need to blow some of them out.
What is the cigar for you?
My palate is ever changing. Currently I am really into The TK by Don Kiki/Karen Berger. It ranks in my top 3 with the Black Mamba by DILLIGAF cigar company and The Upsetters- Rock Steady by Foundation Cigars. I don’t leave the house without one of each.
What is used to cut the cigar?
I am really fond of my Xikar XO cutter. Although I have a Colibri V as well, My XO gets most of the cuts.
Do you have a special place to smoke?
I love to smoke amongst other smokers so I do patronize the lounges local to whatever city I happen to be in at the time. Cigars Etc. 2 in Charlotte, NC. Cigars 210 when I’m in the DMV area. And in my current city Anstead’s Cigar lounge in Fayetteville, NC. Just to name a few.
How many cigars do you smoke per day? I can’t say that I smoke daily but I would say anywhere from 4-8 per week would be a good guess depending on what’s going on. As the weather changes this will likely change because I can smoke on my deck or at least open windows to avoid smoking out my house.
It was a real pleasure talk to you about cigars. Thanks for your time. Good ashes.