COVID-19 Lockdown: Pipe Habits

CovidPipe SMI asked the guys to let us know how the COVID-19 Lockdown has changed their pipe smoking habits. Al was lonely and needed a pipe smoking companion so he made one out of nearby pipe smoking acoutremont. It doesn't have a name yet so lets have a contest for who can come up with the best name. Post your answer on the SHPC Facebook page when you see this post appear. We will select a winner at the next Zoom meeting.

Here are a few more responses:

I've been enjoying my pipes in my new place-no need to go outside to smoke here. It's a nice change of pace. I finally got around to mixing up some cigar leaf i brought home last year. The blend is ok, but nothing special. I think I'll leave the blending to the professionals. I look forward to hearing the names you've come up with for my new friend.

Sean: As I have been sheltering in place/working from home for the last two weeks.  I have taken to setting up my laptop on the back porch on days that it is not raining, which allows me to enjoy a pipe in the middle of the day.  See  a photo of my afternoon office included with this article..

Kevin:  As I primarily work from home, much has not changed for me. Although what I do find myself doing is rotating pipes after one or two bowls. I normally smoke the same pipe all day.

Eric: Smoking more because I'm working at home. Done lots of baking, which seems to become a new hobby. Ceil wanted anisette hour later she had two dozen. Had to make another batch this week. Bought some cob pipes (see attached). Also, cleaning up a bunch of old pipes.

Ernie: Not much at all. I'm cleaning the stem a little more thoroughly inside and out, and being careful not to touch it with my hands. I wash so often and use sanitizer, the bugs must think I'm a plague in their world.

Matt: As all the COVID-19 precautions have restricted movement, I find myself working from home (and am thankful to be able to do so). My desk happens to be in the living room where the air purifier is; a smoking zone! Alas I find myself enjoying a pipe whilst dealing with conference calls and an endless array of emails. This does seem to make them more tolerable and has been a silver lining for me in all of this craziness.

Tony: Not much I have been working so much I have not had the time to smoke.

Nelson: Same as Tony. First time working from home and working more that when I'm in the office. Not really much time to enjoy a pipe. I did sell a bunch of tobacco on and have had more time to surf the web for what I will replace what was sold.

Tim: Doing some school work, seeing some clients through telehealth video, watching the news regularly, you tube, playing poker on line. Drinking some scotch and smoking pipes.

Pipe and Tobacco Podcasts

Country Squire Radio
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PipesMagazine Radio Show
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Sherlock Holmes Podcasts

I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere (IHOSE)
IHOSElogoA delightful way to spend an evening with Holmes as your affable co hosts Scott Monty and Burt Wolder share their unique perspectives and sense of humor. Find out more than you ever thought possible about the greatest pipe smoker that never lived.

Shows come out twice a month. iTunes  |  Website

Sherlock Holmes: Trifles
Trifles Cover smFrom the producers of the I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere podcast, Trifles is a 15-minute, weekly audio program where Scott & Burt discuss something related to the Canon.
Have you ever stopped to wonder about why Dr. Watson was called James by his wife? Or of Sherlock Holmes's dining habits? Or what happened when he let a criminal escape? Answers to these questions and more await in Trifles, a weekly podcast about details in the Sherlock Holmes stories. iTunes  |  Website

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