Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pressing the Pause button for now.

Hello to any of my readers,

I am sorry to say that I discontinuing this blog. But fear not! I am not ending this blog its just that with the lack of funds, no job, and still living with my parents (the shame). I just realized that I need fix up my life, because this is defiantly not where I expected my life to be right now.

If your thinking that this is the final posting then you are wrong. Well partially wrong, I am just hitting the pause button until I can figure out a way to financially support this blog, without relying on my family. I will continue to write so that pipe smokers don't have to worry about what to do, when in a crisis. Nor am I leaving out to dry.

If you are looking for advice then I would lead you to hear.

The Pipe Smoking Forum, (trumpet sounds).

This forum will be your guide for the time being. Until I get into a College that isn't a Community College, no offense. But until then I will continue to feel like a goddamn Hipster, who is living living with his parents because society is against it.

So with this final posting, for now, I am giving you the link: www.pipesmokersforum.com

So farewell, Live long and for the Love of G-d. Smoke a Pipe.

Puff you later!!!!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Not Going to Chicago this May

Since I wanted to try and actually go to the Chicagoland Pipe Show, I wanted to do it on my own. To actually travel by myself and show my parents, that I still live with unfortunately, that I can handle traveling to and from a different city and while at it visit a friend who lives in the Chicago, and some family.

But now I have two options. Not go, and miss  a good opportunity to review a pipe show and see what it is like through an independent lens.

Or take a member of my family, most likely my father and have him take me as if I am five years old and I am going to Comic Con.

So in short I would rather skip this yearly opportunity, rather than having my father or a member of my family holding my hand while I'm trying to do my obligation to you, the reader.

So with that I'll puff you later.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Don't buy from forums, but if you do hear are some things you should.

About a couple weeks ago, I bought a pipe on a forum, not going disclose any other information. Now this was a rare pipe a, Swiss pipe I think, and the price was around twenty bucks. Before I bought this pipe I thought "Its going to get here and I'm going smoke it until it cracks." Unfortunately it hasn't arrived, and I am twenty bucks poorer. Now I am not saying that the seller is a con-man or that the forum is a breeding ground of crooks.  In fact this post will be several steps that you should do before buying a pipe on a forum. So that you won't waste money on a product that probably won't come.

  1. Look for the Seller's record, and ask around. So that you can get feedback from other forum members and the admins.
  2. Demand pictures of said pipes, and ask about where they from, what pipe company made them, and what condition are they in. The seller should the answers these questions. 
  3. Ask for the seller to use Paypal, if they are not. To ensure that you aren't giving away your credit card number to a processing company that has a shady reputation.
  4. Immediately ask for the tracking number after said purchase, and do not let up.  So that you can verify for yourself and make everything less complicated, 
  5. If you did everything from 1-4 and still haven't received the pipe then you need to make sure it has arrived and hasn't been picked up by someone else. If you did that and still no pipe make sure you didn't give the seller the wrong address or if you do have the tracking number then contact the shipping company and berate them until your pipe is delivered.

So with that I'll puff you later